Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Harpham Backs Mental Health?

I'm always skeptical when I hear of government programs supposedly being eliminated or "cut". Nine times out of ten such claims are the result of a program's funding not being increased as much as some would like, not being cut.

That said, I don't know what to make of the claim that the latest state budget proposed by the Governator eliminates funding for the Humboldt County's street outreach program. Certainly it's to be expected that Phil Crandall, director of the county Health and Human Services, would be crying foul once again. Is he being up front with us? I don't know.

The interesting thing is, Acting Eureka Police Chief, Murl Harpham, who recently took heat for suggesting drug abuse treatment programs attract the riff- raff that have flooded the county over the years, seems to appreciate at least some aspects of some programs. He's quoted as saying, "Mental Health is very successful at what they do.".

I realize we might be talking two separate issues here but I'm still not sure what to make of this.


At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

humboldt does have some of the best programs for homeless. It's well known through the homeless community and the reason why so many come here.

I am all for cutting back and letting them go elsewhere.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...


At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So am I.

Every community needs programs for the mentally ill, the homeless and substance abusers.

The problem with Humboldt, is that we are a handout community and you have a lot of groups going for the federal and state dole to create these programs as a necessary component of the economy because we have sucked so bad at building our economy in other areas. This then attracks people to the community with these programs.

I say, start enforcing local ordinances and quit allowing this community to be used by these groups.

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need a program for mentally ill, substance abusing politicians. Bush is the first to go off to treatment! (Or to exile in Paraguay - we'll see....)

At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick Bravo is back.

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick Bravo is back. who cares?

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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America has the fattest poor people in the world. But being fat is not healthy.

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Homeless people can find a safe place to spend their days by getting a job and hanging out at their workplace.

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At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Nick Bravo? Isn't he that guy who got like 1% in the Arcata city council race?

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

America has the fattest poor people in the world. But being fat is not healthy.

I heard it was Germany.

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Crandell wants these scum bag low - lifes in , Eureka.......that's how this shit bag welfare king makes his money . I support Officer Harpham and former Mayoral candidate , Jerry Droz 100% .

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats like saying Harpham wants people to steal cars, since thats how that old bastard makes his money. Get real buddy.


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