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Last council meeting for Glass, Jones, Leonard

UPDATE: Meeting adjourned.

If you’re not at city hall right now tune into channel 10 to catch the last Eureka City Council meeting before the newly elected council takes over. Mike Jones is wearing a tux.

  1. anon
    November 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Mike Jones is reliving his glory days of the proms he got stood up at (‘sall he’s got!). Good riddance. Let’s watch the new fools fall apart…..good stuff is a comin’!
    “oh…we just can’t start building the Marina Center tomorrow?”……nope.

  2. High Finance
    November 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    FU anon. Keep up the bitterness and nastiness. That way your ilk will never threaten to take over the Eureka City Council again.

  3. joeschmo
    November 16, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Could someone explain what the point of that last City Council agenda item was?

  4. Anonymous
    November 16, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Before we accuse others of bitterness and nastiness, perhaps we should examine ourselves for evidence of same.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Wow above,

    anyhow, what is up with the offshore military exercises and ordinance operations all along the coast? Is that waste of our tax dollars in a looming economic hell the best kept secret or what – sorry, that was, err used to be, Humboldt County……..

    Seriously though, why? Counter-terrorism schemes; or, are the Mexican drug runners and human smugglers going to the waterways??? Or, is there some USO conspiracy exercises going on????

    Seems to me that had the locals been in on this earlier, there would have been more information out, but who really knows at this point what the process “really” included. Anyhow, it was an issue and Mayor Pro-Tem Jones even thought is was a shame too.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  6. Living In Eureka
    November 17, 2010 at 5:25 am

    The two items that TS should of reported on, Jefferson School & war games in our local protected waters, not a single word! What is going on?

  7. iPhone
    November 17, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Why was Virginia Bass not at the meeting?

  8. Heidi
    November 17, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Thanks are in order for the out-going council members. Jeff the neighbors and committee appreciate your ongoing support of the Jefferson Project and hope you remain active with the committee. Larry, you tackled the obvious problems that affect the quality of life in Eureka, crime, public safety, degrading rental housing, you gave the citizens a voice and empowered us to take responsibility for our community. You behaved as elected leaders should, as a representative for the people. Mike, we never worked together but I certainly appreciated your wit and levity even amidst difficult decisions. Thank you all for your service to the community.
    Heidi Benzonelli

  9. anon
    November 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

    “… Keep up the bitterness and nastiness.”

    …that is hilarious! you folks are f#$&ing whacked and certainly deserve the government you elected, this will be fun to watch!

  10. Fullerton's Ass
    November 17, 2010 at 7:36 am

    The City is screwed! Tyson stays on despite costing the city over a half million because of his indiscretions. Rex Bohn his best friend gets appointed to the city council. This is the perfect stooge council for Tyson. Now there’s no one to question anything he does. The future of ARKLEYVILLE looks bright.
    Bitter is what it tastes like!

  11. Anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 7:39 am

    You just made my day. Thank you.

  12. Joel Mielke
    November 17, 2010 at 8:24 am

    No thanks for the nasty, thoughtless beginning to this thread.

    Whether you supported them or not, council members Leonard, Glass and Jones care deeply about Eureka. I wish them all well.

  13. anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    How did the council vote regarding the navy war games?

  14. Ann
    November 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I have to say that although I have not agreed with your position all the time, I always felt like you fair and level headed. I only watch the meetings from the sanctity of my home, but I have appreciated your efforts and commitment to our community.
    Thanks to the other outgoing council members as well.

  15. anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 9:48 am

    “Why was Virginia Bass not at the meeting?”

    um …

  16. Big Al
    November 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I think Larry may have been the best city councilman I have ever seen.
    so sorry to lose him…

  17. Dont be fooled again
    November 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I think everyone who works at the city is glad to see Larry go except police and fire. He certainly had passion and drive on the city counsel. Unfortunately most of it was misdirected and he wound up producing more discord than harmony. If only we could have harnessed his powers for good…

  18. by the numbers
    November 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    11:44 is correct in the assessment of Glass…most people there (city hall) do not want to be accountable for their actions or job performance. thanks Larry!

  19. WheresVB
    November 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Probably fumigating and debugging a certain office at the County Courthouse.

  20. Dont be fooled again
    November 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Oh yeah…City hall employees are a bunch of slackers and Larry Glass is the defender of the people. He has spent the last four years roaming the coridors whip in hand…Give me a break. All city employees have been asked to do more with less for years now. Most of them are caring people working in a very difficult enviorment. One of the biggest problems with the majority demographic on this blog is the constant need to automatically assume the worst in anyone who is not a member of your tribe.

    “A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably”
    Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

    Grow up already

  21. Anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Well said by one of the few adults in the room.

  22. A-Nony-Mouse
    November 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Up until recent times, the city council was almost an honorary position requiring little real work and few tough decisions. Council members mainly rubber-stamped staff reports and on we went. Recently things have gotten a bit tougher. The Balloon Track issue, Ridgewood Village, the Martin Slough interceptor, traffic problems, crime, an aging infrastructure. No longer could a council person sit on his/her duff. They had to study and learn about what was going on. Citizen activists had concerns that needed addressing. While Jeff did what he could, it was Larry who changed the definition of the council’s job. He demanded transparency in the budget process. He demanded accountability from city employees (and credited those who did well). He supported a modern police chief, even when his efforts to bring our department into the 21st century met with heavy resistance from the ‘Old Guard’. He brought us new ideas with the POP policing program that has had HUGE success in rooting out drugs and other problems in our community.
    I can only hope he has set an example for the kind of knowledge, vigilance, and creativity we must expect from our future council members.

    Thanks, Larry.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Great words Heidi, Joel and Ann!!!


  24. Anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    “I think Larry may have been the best city councilman I have ever seen.
    so sorry to lose him”

    Could not agree with you more, he has raised the bar and showed what an effective council person can do for the community. It is stunning that he will not be around on council for another term. I don’t think anyone expected it. I can’t help but think we all could have done more to help with the campaign.

    Larry, if you are listening, please keep up your efforts from whatever platform. Eureka has benefited so much from your work. It will be such a loss to council not to have your watchful eye and sound judgment on board. Thank you and so sorry.

  25. Anonymous
    November 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Despite my initial reservations about Larry, I have to agree that he was an excellent council member. I was impressed on numerous occasions by the fact that he was the voice of reason and, I felt, made an honest effort to represent all of his constituents fairly. He will be missed, imo. I’m baffled by the new council make-up. I think the people of Eureka actually may have no idea what they voted for. We shall see!

  26. armchair watcher
    November 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I am truly sorry to lose Larry. Our historic neighborhoods had a voice for once. I remember the day’s before Larry where our concerns were ignored by council members and our neighborhood slid backward. I’m glad that Jeff is gone. He just wanted his skate park and he got it. I remember when the historic neighborhoods had Mary Beth Wolford as council member and she ignored her ward. She wouldn’t help us with all the drug dealing and prostitution happening in the neighborhood so we asked Jeff Leonard for help and he called us terrible names and said not to bother him. I hope this doesn’t mean that we will be going backwards again.

  27. Dont be fooled again
    November 18, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Armchair watcher you are full of *#it! There is always room for honest debate between any parties, but to claim that Jeff “called us terrible names and said not to bother him” is 100% fruitcake!

  28. High Finance
    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I know Jeff & I know Armchair is lying.

    Jeff wouldn’t have called anybody “terrible names” or said “not to bother him again”.

  29. Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Just wait til the full effect hits, this is going to be creeper bad

  30. armchair watcher
    November 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This is the truth about Jeff. You are just Larry haters so you call me a liar. Oh yeah just in case there is one person out there that doesn’t know High Finance is an asshole, just to set the record straight, he is.

  31. armchair watcher
    November 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    P.S. he didn’t return phone calls either.

  32. Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Anyone who knows Jeff knows that is BS.

  33. Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I think Larry may have been the best city councilman I have ever seen.
    so sorry to lose him…

    Big Al said it all, what were the voters thinking

  34. Anonymous
    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    They weren’t

  35. High Finance
    November 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Glass was not the “best city councilman”. His single handed obsession to pushing this Jefferson School purchase will end up costing the city millions.

    However, he obviously was very energetic & conscientious and meant well (except when he was pandering). If his decisions had been smarter he could have been a real contributor to the city.

    Jones offered some mature calming decision making. Jeff was also spent a lot of time on city matters. Both of them were honest & I firmly believe they always did what they thought were best for the city.

  36. Anonymous
    November 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    CIty Council is not an easy job and I think most members do what they think is right – have the best interests of the city at heart. Sometimes decisions don’t prove to be the successful, but often that only becomes apparent in hindsight. Also, people simply differ in their opinions of what they think are “best”. I do believe some are more influenced by outside parties than others – swayed by those who they think “know best.” I don’t think it’s possible to completely avoid that. In the case of the new council, we know that they bring specific points of view to the position. Hopefully, they have the ability to be objective listeners and intelligent enough to not have a 100% preconceived agenda…and the strength to stand up to those they might displease.

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