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Swearing-In and Reception for Newly Elected Supervisors and Elected Officials

[Press release.]

Please join us on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers of the County Courthouse for the swearing-in of Humboldt County’s newly-elected supervisors and other elected officials:

Supervisor-Elect Ryan Sundberg
Supervisor-Elect Virginia Bass
Sheriff-Elect Mike Downey
Treasurer/Tax Collector-Elect John Bartholomew
Assessor-Elect Mari Wilson
Auditor/Controller-Elect Joe Mellett
Clerk/Recorder Carolyn Crnich
District Attorney Paul Gallegos
Coroner Dave Parris.

The swearing-in will be performed by Judge Bruce Watson, Presiding Judge for the County of Humboldt.

Immediately following the swearing-in, a reception will be held at the Eureka Woman’s Club, 1531 J Street, Eureka. The reception is hosted by supervisors Mark Lovelace, Clif Clendenen and Jimmy Smith as a welcome for both their new colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and for all of those who have been newly-elected or re-elected to serve the people of Humboldt County. Family, friends, supporters and the public are all invited to attend.

  1. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I hope Mark Lovelace, Clif Clendenen, and Jimmy Smith’s civility will be noticed and commended by all the rest of us.

  2. WhatNow
    January 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Is this appointment on Sundberg’s probation route or will he be chauffered?
    Perhaps he’ll offer to buy several dozen rounds of drinks for the attnedees.

  3. Ponder z
    January 2, 2011 at 6:47 am

    To swear in do we still use a Christian Bible? Or do we use a Koran now?

  4. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 7:05 am

    What Now.

    A single DUI arrest does not make a person bad or corrupt. It was a temporary lapse of judgement that has happened to many adults at some point in their lives, those that had to misfortune to get arrested and those who just did it and were lucky. Give it a rest on the DUI.

  5. Decline to State
    January 2, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Looks like there’s going to be a lot of swearing going on at this reception.

  6. Walt
    January 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

    From the MADD website:

    An average drunk driver has driven drunk 87 times before first arrest.

    (Zador, 1997) Full cite: Zador, Paul, Sheila Krawchuk, and B. Moore, ?Drinking and Driving Trips, Stops by Police, and Arrests: Analysis of the 1995 National Survey of Drinking and Driving Attitudes and Behavior,? Rockville, MD: Estat, Inc, 1997.

  7. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    January 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Ponder z says:
    January 2, 2011 at 6:47 am
    To swear in do we still use a Christian Bible? Or do we use a Koran now?

    Sarcastic Response: It will be interesting to see the pulled-about face IF Sundberg puts his hand on any bible for swearing in purposes. Which hand will the musket be in?

    Afterall, a trail of tears…………… means nothing when the ancestors enslaved from centuries ago roll in their graves because their decendents decided to admit being a savage animal just as the bible thumpers thumped into the heads of such savage indigenous peoples a way back whence. Now, Sundberg can make some huge waves if he does not stick his hand on that dirty and deceptive book of fables and stories….kinda like folklore.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  8. January 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Gosh, Jeff, it’s a wonder you failed to get the Native American vote in the 5th District.

  9. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    January 2, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Gosh Heraldo,

    I did not know Native Americans have always been white man’s religious trash.

    JL

  10. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Does the public get to pay for after-swearing in party? Glasses of tap water in the Supe’s chambers would be more than an adequate welcome and would send the correct austerity message. A self-congratulatory party at taxpayer expense during this time of crisis is unthinkable and very insensitive.

  11. Joe B
    January 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Who is paying for the reception?

  12. mresquan
    January 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Perhaps the Women’s Club isn’t charging anything.

  13. skippy
    January 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

    “The reception is hosted by supervisors Mark Lovelace, Clif Clendenen and Jimmy Smith as a welcome for both their new colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and for all of those who have been newly-elected or re-elected to serve the people of Humboldt County. Family, friends, supporters and the public are all invited to attend.”

    Thank you, Heraldo, hosts, and neighbors. I encourage the Dear Reader to attend even if only for a moment out of the busy workday. Important to meet old and new folks, improve relationships, saying hello or shaking hands, good to see our reps no matter what side of the table we sit, being reminded our strength is in our partnership… for 2011.

    I suspect there’ll be treats and refreshments? Yours truly does get mighty hungry and thirsty.

  14. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Leaders lead by example, not words. Either the supes pay for it out of their personal funds or it should be tap water. It is easy to be a big shot with taxpers paying the bill.
    The supes should show us that they are feeling our pain and insecurity. Free food and drinks are not free.
    If they can’t act on this simple concept, why should we listen to what they say?

  15. skippy
    January 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Naysaying galloping down the wrong road of hearsay is rarely correct. Sour grapes… or prudently true fiscal belief on a grander scale?

    Given the only-rumored-here small financial cost(?), I have no problem with it as a taxpayer if true. I don’t think it could be much. It’s open to all, minimal at best, the benefits outweigh the minor negative. Good grief, let’s keep things in some perspective meeting our neighbors.

  16. mresquan
    January 2, 2011 at 11:26 am

    If they did charge,likely wouldn’t be more than $200.

  17. Mark Lovelace
    January 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Hi all. Just to clarify, Clif, Jimmy and I are covering all of the costs out of our own pockets. No public money is being used.

  18. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Mark, you are to be congratulated. This is a GREAT example. Thanks from all of us.

  19. skippy
    January 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Ditto. Outstanding. Just teasing about being mighty hungry and thirsty, too.

  20. Jeff E
    January 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Free Food? I’m going!

  21. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    January 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Mark Lovelace says:
    January 2, 2011 at 11:43 am
    Hi all. Just to clarify, Clif, Jimmy and I are covering all of the costs out of our own pockets. No public money is being used.

    Response: convenient innovation for the use of personal funds coming out of personal checking/savings accounts. Now if more elected officials would use their own (err, taxpayer generated, set by vote) earned income for events like this instead of important tax payer monies, there will be more tax money to use for appropriate measures. Hopefully this is true and not some charade since I did not see Jimmy or Clif openly admit the above pact, aside from any evidence that the poster is who the poster claims to be. Heraldo can verify and validate, or not, with regard to poster authenticity.

    The newbies would look even better to politely dismiss themselves early from the post-proclamation-party and get right to work with the people on some very important issues (and the tab will be lower, lol). I know, this is part of the show, but life ain’t always a party, nor should it be. The vision of elite celebration while so many are economically hurting is a very compeling reason to get right-to-work just like was bandied-about during the campaigning cycle……

    Enjoy and get that office setup for lots of work for the newcomers – BEST OF LUCK TOO!

    JL

  22. Anonymous
    January 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Commendable that the current Supervisors are hosting a welcome reception for the incoming group – an example of civility that will hopefully translate to the Board itself.

  23. Anonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    “Commendable that the current Supervisors are hosting a welcome reception for the incoming group…”

    It is sure easier to throw a bunch of parties when you are paid more than 90% of other Supervisors anywhere, more than the state legislators of 46 states, more than triple the average Humboldt worker, and get this, they actually get paid extra milage to drive to work and then home. I never got paid to drive to work, anybody else.

    Trust me, they are not paying for the party, we are, every day.

  24. Anonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 1:00 am

    “The reception is hosted by…”
    means
    “The reception is paid for by…”

    That’s what hosted means.

  25. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    January 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Anonymous says:
    January 3, 2011 at 12:24 am
    “Commendable that the current Supervisors are hosting a welcome reception for the incoming group…”

    It is sure easier to throw a bunch of parties when you are paid more than 90% of other Supervisors anywhere, more than the state legislators of 46 states, more than triple the average Humboldt worker, and get this, they actually get paid extra milage to drive to work and then home. I never got paid to drive to work, anybody else.

    Trust me, they are not paying for the party, we are, every day.

    Response: No doubt; but, then again, will these three not accept the bloated salary, vote with the 2 newbies to lower the salary by say oh $30K per fiscal year? Seems to me Supervisor Lovelace made that point(lowered salary) clear when he was elected; yet, can’t verify Jimmy or Clif’s position.

    JL

  26. E. Percival Ne'er-do-well Esquire III
    January 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

    You got your answer Anonymous 12:24, not good enough? You make about as much sense as the aholes screaming about the deficit and then passing as unfunded tax break for the rich. Now, for the first one of the new year, GFY.

  27. Anonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Some of us local yokels dare to hope our elected representatives will not shred each other to ribbons the way we blog commenters do to each other every day of the week.

  28. Annonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Percival, Plain Jane, Annon-Y-Mouse, WhatNow, Heraldo and their ilk are internet cowards. They insult, use profanity, try to start false rumors & attack family members. They would never put themselves on the line by running for office.

  29. A-Nony-Mouse
    January 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Seems to me that most of the above mentioned abuse has been under the name of “Annonymous”. Note the clever misspelling that clearly identifies the sender as not your regular “anonymous”. In fact, while vilifying the rest of us, he/she uses the very same techniques he/she acuses us of. Talk about a coward. Haven’t seen his/her name on the ballot yet, either. I guess we can’t all be perfect like he/she is.

  30. Anonymous
    January 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    A-Nony-Mouse, I think it might help you to know that I am the Anonymous who posted messages on Jan 2 at 12:19am, Jan 3 at 1:00 am, and Jan 3 at 11:45 am.

    I am not that Annonymous with two n’s.

    It’s nice to see there are other Anonymouses who agree with me on this issue of civility.

  31. Spell Checker
    January 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    A-Nony-Mouse, are you normal ? I went and tried to count all the Anonymous’s who spelled it with two n’s and found only two posts. But at the same time I counted 247 posts by you.

  32. skippy
    January 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Skippy’s Report:

    With standing room only in the crowded chambers, long-time presiding judge, the Honorable Bruce Watson, swore in the newly elected individuals. Families, friends, supporters, deputies, community and cameras focused on the happy faces. In a few moments it was over almost as briefly as it began, save for the applause. The gathering party then headed on over to the historic J Street Eureka Women’s Club for a more informal reception during the unusually sunny and warm January day.

    Deliciously and capably catered by friendly JT and Chris Wright of Cassaro’s Catering (http://cassaroscatering.com/) along with some of the finest and freshest apple cider in the land– generously brought by Supervisor Clendenen from the his wonderful 100 year old family apple farm (http://clendenensciderworks.com/)– it was a nice and amicable affair with many familiar faces of Humboldt both near and far.

    Studious Andrew McFarland of Access Humboldt community television (http://accesshumboldt.net/site/) filmed comments from the crowd as multimedia genius Charles Douglas, most able writer and videographer of local happenings in his own right (http://www.thereporta.com/?p=2214), checked in. Victorious campaign manager and proud son of Major Marks, Mr. Samoa Softball (http://samoasoftball.blogspot.com/), surveyed the haps and dipped in for a wee bit ‘o lunch.

    Mr. Broese was finely attired as usual (http://www.broeses.com/home.html) as was Mr. Hockaday, Mr. Newman, and dapperly others (http://www.eurekachamber.com/directors-and-staff). Perhaps an anonymous and mysterious guild of SoHum’s finest growing and marketing efforts stood amiably by, being some of the most jovial of folks for some equally mysterious reason. Many others were in attendance which yours truly cannot possibly name here… but you know who you are!

    Ms. Bass, after everyone had sampled the array of delicacies (to note: bought and paid for by consummate Gentlemen/Hosts/Supervisors Smith, Lovelace and Clendenen, and freely giving of their time and work coordinating said celebration) comfortably took to the microphone graciously thanking the crowd, community, and family for support, along with Ms. Wilson, Mr. Sundberg, and Mr. Downey. Yours truly was impressed by the genuine and sincere thoughtful words of each. Families in attendance were graciously acknowledged; members younger, older, local, and afar.

    This was a beautiful gathering of many individuals making up our community, all friendly, all accessible, all Humboldt. Anticipating challenges along with the start of a new year, the fresh faces on the Board of Supervisors are a welcome addition. Skippy believes all will work well together and is reminded that our strength is in our partnership.

    Thank you, Mr. Smith, Lovelace, and Clendenen for humbly hosting this event for the community, welcoming and bringing our newest Supervisors into the fold. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

  33. Anony2
    January 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Smith, Lovelace & Clendenen are not the brightest bulbs in the package. But yes, this was a very nice gesture on their parts.

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