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Tyson extension, Jager nomination on city council agenda

Eureka Mayor Frank Jager and City Manager Dave Tyson.

The Eureka City Council will vote on a 3-month extension to Dave Tyson’s tenure as Eureka City Manager at Tuesday’s meeting.  The item will pass quietly sans discussion unless someone pulls it for further scrutiny.

Approval of the item will authorize the Mayor to “execute a three month extension to the City Manager’s At-will Employment Agreement.”

In other matters the Council will vote on whether to support Mayor Frank Jager’s self-supported nomination to the California Coastal Commission.  The nomination came from a City Selection Committee made up of seven mayors of Humboldt County cities, including Jager.

  1. It All Happens So Fast
    December 20, 2010 at 1:48 am

    O.K. Hi-Fi, let’s hear your outrage…you called city hall to voice your concern, RIGHT?

  2. owl totem
    December 20, 2010 at 6:39 am

    Here is the link to the agenda and packet for Tuesdays Council meeting, do not expect anything on the consent calendar to be discussed unless somebody asks to discuss it. even the public can do this, here are some important topics.
    1) The Campton road guard rail completion, stupid project, guard rail was wrecked 2 days after installation complete, not repaired, has created a twisted metal increased danger to idiots who speed down Campton. Speed tables would have been cheaper and more effective, the neighborhood has been requesting them for 20 years.
    2)Supplemental Transaction and Use Tax (measure O) resolution, how is that money going to be spent, why did YOU vote for Measure O?
    3)Appointing new planning commissioners, it is general plan update time folks, these appointments are important, read it does this interest you?
    4)Give the Chamber of Commerce up to $100,000 a year from our transient occupancy tax revenue!

    et al, read the agendas, the packets and get informed. As citizens, this is your city hall this is your city, if you do not engage you will get what you are served.


    packet (260 page pdf baffle em with bumf! or better yet make it undownloadable)

  3. Drone
    December 20, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for the marching orders and talking points.

  4. Decline to State
    December 20, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Well, we all saw this one coming didn’t we? Sigh.

  5. December 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Anyone wonder which way newwwwman will vote concerning the chamber of commerce?

  6. Anon
    December 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Newman might not be able to vote on giving the Chamber $$$,$$$ he’s got a conflict.

  7. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

    The major issue buried late in the agenda is the purchase of Jefferson School. The Council voted unanimously to make the purchase. There is a wonderfully detailed plan in place from the Neighborhood to rehabilitate the building, rent it to eager tenants, create a community park and center, and actually make money for the city. Now Mike Newman wants to ‘review’ it to try to bring CR back into the mix. The neighborhood soundly rejected CRs bid because of noise, parking, traffic, and the total lack of connection to the area.
    Come tomorrow night and hear about the neighborhood’s plan. It is the very model of what Redevelopment should be.
    I have nothing against CR. But it does have FOUR satelite campuses within 20 miles of the main campus. Does that make sense? If it must have another in Eureka, I offer this scenario. City Schools wants to move its administration offices to the old Marshal School site on H and I Streets. That could vacate their Burre Center location which would then make the perfect spot for CR. It already has classrooms, parking, and few close neighbors.
    Newman’s 11th hour bid to placate Jeff Marsee is poorly thought out and does NOT represent the best interests of his constituents.
    Come to the meeting tomorrow. It should be a doosey!!!

  8. Watchful Observer
    December 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Yes, now the council wants to retain as their city manager a guy who just cost our strapped city $200,000 ($100K from the city’s own general fund) because of his apparently intentionally-botched investigation into a harrassed police employee?

    And for the umpteenth time, give away another $100K to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, so they can hold more back-slapping, self-congratulating banquets?

    Is this the change they promised us?

  9. anon1
    December 20, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Do all these things surprise you..I think Larry Glass was right..pooooor voters..It looks like the plan for robbie is moving forward..

  10. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Why CR would want more space or even to bring the downtown site to Jefferson School?

    Look at CR’s spring schedule – it’s absolutely full. There are no open math or english classes. This is NOT for lack of space; it IS because the state will not fund anymore classes – and probably won’t for several years.

    So, CR will not be able to offer anymore classes at Jefferson School than it currently does at its 6th and K location. The only reason for purchasing the Jefferson site it to satisfy the strangely out of touch empire building of the college president. Ask CR employees and students. it just doesn’t make sense to build a new site at a time when rational people would be contracting their business. Or does the state of California have money to burn? Yes, CR has bond money to buy and renovate the site. But, they do not have money to hold any more classes. Look at their current open classes and see for yourself.

  11. Oops
    December 20, 2010 at 9:52 am


    Why would CR want more space…

  12. Not an Expert
    December 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

    wow, so Jager nominated himself for Coastal Commission before the city council had even been asked to consider hi request for nomination? Just make it up as you go along Frank, no one will notice…

  13. Plain Jane
    December 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

    The T-S ROASTED the City Selection Committee.

  14. Big Al
    December 20, 2010 at 10:10 am

    why extend Tyson’s contract 3 months? What has to happen inside those 3 months, are there taxes to file or some project needs approved? why not a whole year?

    somebody needs to have that one pulled from the consent calendar and see what they offer as a reason to extend it.
    knowing that his contract was going to expire why wasn’t more energy put into finding a replacement before it was up?
    so many questions…

  15. Big Al
    December 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

    oh and how many times will the Mayor ask to extend it 3 months?

  16. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Jager on the CC? God help us.

  17. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Is you head spinning yet, a little nauseous? Come to council and bring a bucket!

  18. anon1
    December 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Didn’t we spend $20,000 on head hunters to find a city manager..another waste..O.K. we could almost have bought Jefferson with all the money wasted by these people..Can they overturn the other councils unanimous decision? Tyson gets caught with his hands in the cookie jar and like a little kid he threatens retirement and then we beg him not to go and give the lame duck 3 or 4 month extensions on his contract. the head hunters don’t find someone at his request..With all of the unemployment in the country I think we could find a great replacement..Lets see if Jerry wants him on the CCC?

  19. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    How much you wanna bet he wants a raise?

  20. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Here’s the real Jefferson Deal, Big Fat Elephant, you’ve got 2 flat buildable acres, the city already tried sliming the zoning change through the planning commission to multi family, there are 20 oversized city lots and room for an alley, at 80K each for the dirt alone that is 1.6 mil, with a 2 unit $175,000 share a wall town house on each that is 350,000 X 20, hmm $7 million AND it costs about 1/2 that to build,THAT MY FRIENDS IS 100% RETURN ON YOUR MONEY invest 3.5 mil get back 7 (on credit opm, short term construction loans, more good ole’s to arrange that), oh yes and subsidizable because we need affordable housing and we are already in bed with the city, nice and lubed up with a puppet council, big fat money making profit for developers laying in wait, yucking it up at the chamber,eureka rotary, and the ingomar.

    This is a real estate deal saved for the good old boys and some idiots want to use it to serve the public, somebody go set them straight, that is not how things work around here.

    If in fact CR is still interested it is to inventory that property, use temporary Workforce investment Act funding to churn as many students through as they can for ADA, they are not hiring educators they are hiring temps, professionals in the community to come in and teach their craft for a week at a time, this is not creating any jobs, the building is a temporary holding facility to churn through ARRA funds and ADA, TAX MONEY YOU HYPOCRITS , then they (and it is undoubtedly already planned) will flip it to the developer laying in wait. Come on hi fi, come on you Fucks weigh in on the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!! Oh wait you are all still at Rotary, this can be your dessert!!!!!!!!!

  21. Decline to State
    December 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Interested letter to the editor by ex-progressive City Councilman Chris Carrigan in today’s TS. In it he blasts the progressives on the City Council for the fiasco that is the Jefferson School deal. His position took me by surprise. I like Chris.

  22. anon1
    December 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    anon1:46–That’s the kind of Intel I always thought the Hi/sly man should give us…Thank You!!

  23. skippy
    December 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    owl totem @6:39, thank you for the helpful City Council agenda information and link.

    (just a related note for those interested, the County Board of Supervisors will not be having their Tuesday public agenda meetings on 12/21 and 12/28, due to Christmas break)

  24. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Either Kerrigan has his head up his wazoo, or he’s using reverse psychology. You know, the Clown Council would NEVER vote for anything Kerrigan supports….. Clever. I’ve begun to doubt he’s that smart, though.

  25. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    As to Jager on the CC, there is one to laugh about. He has NO knowledge or experience with either land use or coastal access issues. He bills himself as the Great Pacifier but has little to offer beyond his own back yard. For him to put his own name forward and vote for himself is pure hubris. Self-agrandizement is unbecoming, Frank.

  26. Anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    …thanking my lucky stars once again that I do not live in Eureka.

  27. anonymous
    December 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Anonymous 6:38
    So when we finally throw these bums out and turn this beautiful city around you won’t move here? I think that’s a good thing!

  28. Big Al
    December 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    let’s go!

  29. Anon
    December 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I guess you guys all want Lovelace on the CCC and for CR to get the Jefferson School site even though they have to cut way back on classes. CR already has enough sites including their main campus that we voted a $50 million bond to rehab (Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and a small part of Trinity County are paying for the rehabs) – just look at your tax bill you just paid.

    Various councils and Counties are nominating the people they want – it is not just Humboldt. Del Norte had a s**t fit over Mark Lovelace and his trying to get them to nominate him. The article was even in the Triplicate on Dec 15 or 16. I think he wrote too many letters and just tried too hard to get the position and some just turned against him.

    Doubt this post will make it through the HH’s or HHH’s delete key.

  30. anon1
    December 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Why would your post get deleted?

  31. Ponder z
    December 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    As a property owner in Eureka, I am perfectly happy with the chosen direction of the NEW city counsel. I dont see a whole lot for you libtards to squeal about.

  32. NowWhat
    December 20, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    1:46-You nailed it.
    That’s pretty damned close to the moves started by CR quite some time ago.
    Unfortunately, Larry Glass was sold on the whole mess and Jerkwagons like HiFi can be counted on by the developers to scream and rant about “socilaism” through his deluded sclerotic condition to help obfuscate the issues.
    As the late Roger Rodoni said, “people look over there or over there and they should be looking Right Here.”

  33. cheesedick
    December 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Unless you live in a tent, thank a developer. Using these words as if they’re evil is a big reason you lost in Nov. People are tired of the stop everything attitudes.

  34. Anon2
    December 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Will these two gents be guests at the Arkley holiday party? Curious minds want to know. HiFi?

  35. December 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ridgewood Village.

  36. Anonymous
    December 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Big Al, “Let’s Go!”
    LOCKED AND LOADED, WHEN AND WHERE!!! Tell one of us, we know who we are, the word’ll get around.

    Oh yeah and Chris, we know who you are too.

  37. Anonymous
    December 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Good point Cheesedick. We will have to expand the old saying; If you can read, thank a teacher. If you can read it in English, thank a Marine and if you live in a house, thank a developer.

  38. A-Nony-Mouse
    December 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Some of you have cheese for brains. The word ‘Developers’ as popularly used does not mean the guy building a house or even a couple of houses. It refers to the people or companies that specialize in large developments like Ridgewood or the Balloon Track. They put profit before community needs and have little or no sense of community or its real needs. As long as they make money, they’re happy. The only way they make money is to keep building and building and building, even if there’s no need or desire for their projects. Expect plenty more ‘white elephants’ to be brought forward by this ‘developer driven’ council.

    Correction from my first post above. In my zeal, I wrongly switched the County Schools office with the City schools office. County has the Burre Center site and, even though it would be great for CR, I doubt they’d be willing to part with it. That said, there are a number of other good sites that have been identified for CR. There is only one Jefferson School for the Westside Neighborhood. Time for CR to show it’s flexible.

  39. DavidIsley
    December 21, 2010 at 8:33 am

    This entire post(below)from Watchful Observer deserves to be a headline.

    Keep in mind, the Chamber od Commerce used it’s national apparatus to funnel corporate funds to lobby againsnt and defeat ANY attempts to control the quality and quantity of cheap chinese products flooding into our markets.

    “Watchful Observer says:
    December 20, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Yes, now the council wants to retain as their city manager a guy who just cost our strapped city $200,000 ($100K from the city’s own general fund) because of his apparently intentionally-botched investigation into a harrassed police employee?

    And for the umpteenth time, give away another $100K to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, so they can hold more back-slapping, self-congratulating banquets?

    Is this the change they promised us?”

  40. DavidIsley lies
    December 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

    The national Chamber funneled no foreign money into any elections. That was a lie by a bitter partisan group. They noted that the Chamber contributed funds to some pro business candidates and, out of the many hundreds of thousands of members, the national chamber had a few foreign companies.

    Without any facts to back them up, the national media picked up the story & ran with it.

    Isley is a liar.

  41. Plain Jane
    December 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

    DavidIsley said, “Keep in mind, the Chamber of Commerce used it’s national apparatus to funnel corporate funds to lobby againsnt and defeat ANY attempts to control the quality and quantity of cheap chinese products flooding into our markets.”

    DavidIsley lies said, “The national Chamber funneled no foreign money into any elections.”

    Since David Isley didn’t even mention foreign money, the childish attack and calling him a liar is baseless.

    However, since the COC refuses to prove they contributed no foreign money and since they do collect foreign money and dominated both local and national elections with their contributions, claiming a “bitter partison group” lied is as baseless as claiming David Isley did. I have to declare my name and business for every dollar I contribute to political campaigns but the COC just says, “Trust us, we wouldn’t donate foreign funds to campaigns.” The national media picked up the story because it has legs to run with. After one of the dirtiest and dishonest campaigns in history, funded in large part by the COC (national and local), expecting anyone with a brain to trust them is absurd.

  42. Plain Jane lies
    December 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    “the COC dominated both local and national elections”?? Not even close by any definition of “dominated” by anyone who has English as their first language. The obama raised one BILLION dollars. The national COC gave $10 million, the local COC gave zip, nada, nothing.

  43. Plain Jane
    December 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    You are obviously a complete idiot, Lies, who is so literacy challenged that you can’t understand simple statements like Mr. Isley’s.

    According to the Chambers OWN statements, it has spent over HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS this year ALONE on political contributions and lobbyists.

    Your lack of reading comprehension undoubtedly makes it unlikely that you will benefit from this link, but others will.

  44. Anonymous
    December 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    They have proposed evening literacy services in the library at Jefferson, that should help.

  45. Plain Jane
    December 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks, Kra. I started to write over $300 million and then changed it to hundreds of millions but forgot to delete the “over.”

  46. mayfly
    December 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I DO live in Eureka and want to leave ASAP. The place feels cursed. Maybe this is due to the slaughtering of indigenous people here.

  47. Anonymous
    December 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Please do hurry Mayfly. Bye.

  48. Anonymous
    December 22, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Anon2- the answer is “no”. Not they did not attend, perhaps came earlier or later than I did and perhaps HiFi was.

  49. Plain Jane
    December 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

    If you don’t know if H is a him or her, implying that you’ve known him since childhood is asinine. Now GFYS!

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