Neely – Bass debate tonight
The League of Women Voters (LWV) will moderate a debate between 4th District Supervisorial candidates Bonnie Neely and Virginia Bass tonight from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Wharfinger.
The debate will be co-sponsored by the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR), a group that strongly supports Bass — and she them. The group’s talking points on the General Plan Update (GPU) regularly fall out of her mouth despite her shocking admission in May that she hadn’t thought much about the Update. HumCPR chairman Lee Ulansey is a big donor to the Bass campaign.
Bass attempted to appoint Ulansey to the Eureka Planning Commission last year, and will likely appoint him to the County Planning Commission if elected.
The LWV and HumCPR will also sponsor a debate between 5th District Supervisor candidates on Tuesday in McKinleyville at Azalea Hall. In this race, too, HumCPR has already chosen its favored candidate, Ryan Sundberg, over Patrick Cleary.
The latest HumCPR newsletter includes answers from local candidates to CPR questions. In addition to editorial comments inserted into some candidates’ answers, Ulansey huffs and puffs at responses by both Neely and Cleary in his introduction. In typical Chicken Little fashion, he implies Neely and Cleary “won’t even consider your wishes” if elected. And hey, the sky is falling.
The debates will not be broadcast live but will air on Access Humboldt at a later date.