Annexation Rears Its Ugly Head Again
This is why I often don't vote in city council races. All three Eureka mayoral candidates seem to be in favor of annexing areas just outside of Eureka into Eureka proper. At least Jerry Droz suggested that people in the proposed areas of annexation should have a say in the matter.
In fairness, I'm sure Bass and LeVallee would probably agree.
Still, it would be nice to see someone question the idea of annexation in the first place.
This isn't going to be a zero sum game where the Sheriff's Department gives up enough deputies to the City of Eureka to make up for the larger jurisdiction annexation would create. The Sheriff's Dept. will keep their deputies and Eureka will have to find more cops.
Never mind that Eureka P.D. can't seem to keep a full crew for their current jurisdiction. Same goes with fire and everything else.
And along with annexation, newly annexed Eureka residents get to sign on to Eureka's Utility Users Tax. Sounds like a no- win situation all the way around to me.