Community forum on police chief firing
Eureka’s unelected king, City Manager Dave Tyson, pulled his cowardly stunt on a Friday to minimize media attention.
The Times-Standard reports today that Tyson Gave Nielsen “about five minutes” to grab some belongings, turn in his uniform. Tyson won’t comment on his decision.
Quoth Eureka City Councilwoman Linda Atkins, “The City Council has used Measure O [which raised sales tax in Eureka to 9%] to terminate the police chief,” she said. “They’re spending the money that people voted on to improve public safety to make it worse. I’m just appalled.”