Dec 18, 2007
Purposedil take a life, lose your life! Besides, why do we pay hundrens of thousand to keep people locked up who killed others purposedly? Too costly! (Jan 29, 2011 | post #4)
Do not totally agree or disagree. but there are positive and negative points of a Union. Much of our Government's cost goes to Government wages and benefits provided demanded by Unions representing givernment employees. The union representing care- providers do not offer retirement at 55, medical benefits offered government employees and so forth. Consider this, Humboldt County pays local care providers $8 per hour while other Counties pay $10.50 to $11 per hour. The State reimburses te County up to $9.50 plus $.60 benefits per hour. This is broke down and distributed for funding as follows: Federal funds 50%; State funds 33%; and, County 17% (I may be of a percentage point here or there.). A Union here might bring the wage up to $9 if they are lucky - still is this good or bad for some one caring for you or your relative? Nero should keep fiddling until local wages for care providers is fair! There are many other things that cuts need to be made - you might consider the County Community Development Department spending how much for 15 years to develop an incomplete general plan? (Jan 5, 2011 | post #4)
"While some members of the public questioned having a union for IHSS workers with concern to what a strike would do to the people IHSS workers take care of, CUHW field organizer Nick Jiles said the union has no intention to strike." Where is the concern when cuts to the IHSS budget was being made? False concern expressed by members not realizing that getting assistance to stay in your home is already difficult because of low wages. (Jan 5, 2011 | post #1)
I would think that folks look deeper into the subject of caring for the elderly or disabled. There are careers in it and I believe in the future wages will catch up with other careers. In-Home Supportive Services is ran by both private and public entities (Private pay better than public). As tax-payers and individuals who do care about your relatives, why not create an atmosphere where the elderly can stay in their homes? Promoting In-Home Supportive Living Services through-out the community just makes sense. Promoting better pubnlic transportation, accessible facilities, and areas for daily exercise for all ages and abilities just makes sense. Why are you paying $4 to $6 thousand a month to care for your mother or father in a care home when you can keep them in their homes and provide te care needed at half the cost? You maynot see it yet, but it is your tax dollars allowing for the abuse that goes on in the care homes at a higher cost than it needs to be. Abuse of older Americans is not new, no matter wath situation - But if it was some one I cared for, I would rather have them closer so I can see what is going on. Just recently I know of two families who lost their loved ones being placed in a care home - They where physically active, but with medicine given at the care facilities they died witin 6 months. Yes, our time here is limited, but it seems that many are lost sooner than necessary after being institutionalized. I know there is another side to the story, but the bottom line to look at is costs. There is a better and cheaper way (Dec 27, 2010 | post #28)
Sit corrected - LOL (Dec 27, 2010 | post #9)
If I was the BOS, I would start with making a change in the staff and how information is presented to the Planning Commission. (Dec 27, 2010 | post #1)
You may want to look at te map again and you will find that the Trinity flows into the base of Bald Hill (Where it turns), which has a road along it called "Bald Hill Road." Theyjust had an article on this project in the Two Rivers Newspaper and Times Standard during this past summer of my memory serves me correctly. I also understood they were looking for more money to improve the road for expected use in the future. (Dec 26, 2010 | post #33)
I do not see a lot of jobs coming in just because the Marina Center is built. Yes, it will bring in temporary construction jobs - Hopefully these will be local contractors. Unless there are other developments and industry alowed to come into the area a steady flow of employment will not be provided by the Marina Center alone - If you bought the idea some of the newly elected officials preached, you need to remember to ask them what kind of growth will be allowed to support it. Without growth, this area will not have long-term employment. (Dec 26, 2010 | post #53)
Or Lincoln Elementary might be another site to be considered. (Dec 26, 2010 | post #7)
The hospitals are close by? For the clientele supposedly served this two-miles is not that close. It has only one way in and out of an already crowded space. The transit system already has little space to turn around. Will the clinic provide a point for the buses to turn around, or will there be a new designated bus stop? If course, they might allow through traffic as they did befor the county took over that bulding (Old 101 Shopping). Yes, there are a few Doctor's Offices there in the area located in the Burre Center. They are already busy and the clinic in the area may lessen the workload for them - yet will this really benefit the doctors located there?. Recognizing the traffic numbers in that area, will better merging lanes be provided? (Dec 26, 2010 | post #6)
New gun control laws are good in principle, but in truth those abidding by te cirrent laws and rules are not the problem. Will this address those who are irresponsible with their weapons be more responsible? Probably not. It will only increase the cost to the vendor, thus the consumer will pay higher costs. If this stops the criminal from getting bullets, it will be good, but it never seems to do what intended to do. so, is it a sensible gun control law, or something that will only hurt the law abidding? (Dec 26, 2010 | post #14)
Our State Legislation at work - If only they would legislate on things that do not cost more money. The only thing that might possibly save money is the Marijuana Law, yet this will cost Law enforcement more than it is worth to process. Should of made it legal to look the other way for the amount given. (Dec 26, 2010 | post #12)
Wow! Eleven years for killing some one intentionally. We definitely have a problem with our system. (Dec 23, 2010 | post #18)
No matter what,most of the posts have not addressed the positive that will come from this in the future. The opportunity to create an economic base to support long term development in protecting land and natural resources. It is an opportunity to take timberland out of the hands of of a corporation and put it to a better use. Instead of criticizing the process, look at the possibilities. This is not about Whites versus Native Americans (or other races); this is about a process that is in place used by a local government (One anyone would use of they had the opportunity.). If you believe this process is wrong, write to your representatives and point out why and what they should do to fix it. (Dec 19, 2010 | post #71)
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