What is a Position?

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue only when we have a position addressing that particular issue. Members must study and come to consensus on an issue, in order to form a position. This thorough grassroots process ensures that our advocacy is well considered by a broad range of people, understood by our members, and we have a sense of the political environment.

Humboldt County Positions

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The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County supports public participation in government as a civic responsibility that makes government work effectively. Positions:

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The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County supports retaining a city charter that insures a council/manager form of government which provides for well-trained and qualified personnel for the complexities of city management, is flexible and easy to understand, conforms to the provisions of state law and contains the basic direction of city government with the majority of issues to be dealt with by ordinance procedure.

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Support for a well-managed Eureka Redevelopment Agency, faithful to its mandates, responsive to the needs of the community, and open to citizen participation.

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Support improved understanding of and participation in the Regular Grand Jury system. Strengthen resources and support for the Regular Grand Jury, so that it can carry out its investigative functions.

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Support of improved library facilities in the Humboldt County Library District.

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Support of adequate local government financing to maintain government services to meet the demands of the community.

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Support of economic development in Humboldt County by local government defining goals, setting priorities, providing appropriate planning and implementation, understanding and implementing environmental regulations, facilitating coordination and funding, and promoting public awareness of the procedures for economic development. Support of tourism and recreation as important to the economic development of Humboldt County.

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Support of a balanced transportation system which includes rail, water, air, road and alternative ideas of transportation, and provides for improvement and funding adequate to maintain a coordinated system.

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Support of aesthetic and economic utilization of Humboldt County land resources which should be protected by thoughtful planning with full consideration of present and future needs.

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Support of safe storage, management and disposal of hazardous wastes generated in Humboldt County, with special emphasis on reduction of wastes to be disposed of, increased awareness of hazardous materials use and disposal, and realization that all users of hazardous materials should share in the responsibility for costs of hazardous waste management

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Support of the orderly development of Humboldt Bay and adjacent lands for industrial, shipping, commercial, recreational and intangible uses with full consideration of the conservation of the Humboldt Bay's natural resources and stewardship of the Humboldt Bay as a whole.

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Support use of the jail facility, provided revisions and renovations occur as required by law as well as alternative programs for adult misdemeanants.

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Support of city and county policies and programs with incentives for the private sector for programs which meet the need for accessible, affordable, and quality care of minors.

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Support of a public school system that is accountable to the students and to the taxpayers. Support of the development and maintenance of a high quality educational program in a safe environment.

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Support of services which prevent children from being placed in foster care, and which provide safe and supportive foster care when required.

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Position Summary: Support of funding needed to provide adequate services to victims of domestic violence and elder abuse in Humboldt County.

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Support of measures to encourage the cities and county to adopt regulations, programs and projects which will increase the affordable housing stock for all income groups.

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Support use of up-to-date juvenile detention facilities, provided revisions and renovations occur as required by law; alternative programs for juvenile misdemeanants; probation department’s programs for foster and crisis homes

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Support of measures to provide efficient publicly-administered health care, including mental health services, as these are essential and should be available to each individual.
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All Humboldt County Subscribed Positions

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Promote peace in an interdependent world by working cooperatively with other nations and strengthening international organizations.

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Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.

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Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

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Secure equal rights and equal opportunity for all. Promote social and economic justice, and the health and safety of all Americans.