Eureka hires new city attorney
The Humboldt Sentinel reports a new city attorney has been hired by the City of Eureka:
Cyndy Day-Wilson, an attorney out of Bonita in San Diego County, penned the contract with the city earlier today, a hire which will be confirmed by the City Council next Tuesday…
Eureka has been without a permanent City Attorney since July 9 of last year, when Sheryl Schaffner resigned and left the county. While ostensibly she left to become City Attorney of San Ramon and live closer to her family in the East Bay, her departure was shortly before an embarrassing legal settlement by the city due to complaints of harassment by former Eureka Police Department employee Tawnie Hansen against her superiors — in particular City Manager Dave Tyson.
Given all the controversy in Eureka lately it’s no surprise that 14 months have passed without a permanent city attorney. And since the bad elements in city hall have only grown stronger, we wish Day-Wilson the best of luck — because if she’s not prepared to salute and serve every whim of the city’s unelected royalty, she’ll need some back-up. We suggest mace and a sling-shot.