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?