Bass bungles big box questions
Incumbent Bonnie Neely and challenger Virginia Bass separately answered questions about the economy, the Balloon Track and marijuana. One of them sounded knowledgeable about Humboldt’s key issues and offered ideas for the future, while the other seems to think voters and the media are as misinformed as she is.
Bass appears willing to mislead the public by implying the Balloon Track zoning measure on the November ballot (Measure N) would ban a WalMart on that Eureka property, which is false. Interviewer Kathy Srabian corrected Bass by noting language in the measure only bans “superstores,” but would open the door to a WalMart that forgoes a grocery.
After talking in vague circles about the controversial project Bass jumped subjects to the proposed Ridgewood Village development, warning that a big box might be included in that project — despite the project proponents’ firm opposition to such stores. In other words, big boxes by her friends are good, while big boxes by other developers are bad.
KHSU will upload the interviews Tuesday. Stay tuned for a link.
UPDATE: Listen here.