Friday, September 08, 2006

Eureka's Population Down???

Kudos to Eureka gadfly, Howard Rien, for yet another hard- hitting attack on Measure U, the upcoming extension of Eureka's Utility Tax. Still, I can't help but wonder if enough hasn't been said on that already?

What piqued my interest in his commentary was his statement: "And keep in mind also that city employment has increased while city population has decreased in the past decade!". Can this be true?

I wouldn't be surprised if more and more of the working people have moved to other places while more of the riff- raff have moved to Eureka and the rest of Humboldt County. That would explain why Eureka has become more and more liberal, shall we say, over the last ten or twenty years.

I find it hard to believe the population has declined, though. I'm wondering if he means the ratio of city employees to city residents has increased over the last ten years, as that seems to be the trend in all governments over the years?

Have any numbers to through at us in regards to this, Howard?

10 Comments:

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you knew how many people Arkley has fired or chased away you would not be surprised to learn that our population is down.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Well, with the high turnover rate in a halfway house, those people might not count you know.

"Eureka- Just passin' through on my way back to Pelican Bay"

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I see idiotic criticisms of Arkley the more I think an Arkley supporter is posting these conspiracy delusions just to make any criticism of Arkley seem stupid. Are Arkley's detractors really that retarded? They seem to be.

As for population decline, perhaps people are moving outside city limits. There is plenty of growth in Cutten and the boundaries of the Eureka area. I just wouldn't want to live anywhere near the commercial district. No place to raise a family. In other words, Eureka is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

 
At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure Eureka peaked in the 60's at around 28,000. It is around 25,000 now. Humboldt County as a whole has not grown much in 40 years.

 
At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I blame obesity causing a decrease in sexual desire among the populace. That, and condoms. But if you want to blame Arkley, you go right ahead. You funny little monkey.

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if more and more of the working people have moved to other places while more of the riff- raff have moved to Eureka and the rest of Humboldt County. That would explain why Eureka has become more and more liberal, shall we say, over the last ten or twenty years.


Duh wibberals of Euweeka and Humbowdt are a buncha wiff-waff! Take it fwom Fweds Humbowdt Bwog!

More wiff-waff have moved to my bewoved Euweeka and da wesst of Humbowdt County, and dat expwains why Euweeka has become mo and mo wibberal, shall we say, over da wasst ten or twenty years.

 
At 9:39 AM, Anonymous mresquan said...

it's called gerrymandering

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rif-raf = liberal?

 
At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look ma, I'm a rif-raf.

 

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