Looks like the Eureka City Council is sticking to their idea of lining the streets with trees. I guess it should come as no surprise to me that, despite the state supposedly being broke, there's still money being allotted to grants for "urban forestry".
Seems to me some of the first posts I made here when I first started this blog years ago were critical of this tree- lined city idea. I stand by that and am convinced this is not a good idea as it will only cost the city more and more money as time goes on. Sure, these grants supposedly pay for the planting, but then the city will be responsible for maintenance.
Maintenance can be pricey. Heck, even the disposal of fallen leaves can be a considerable task. Eureka has already cut street cleaning down to once a month, didn't they? There's gonna be a lot more to clean up once all these trees are planted. Never mind pruning and removal of dead branches.
Not a good idea, but it makes some on the council feel good. Makes me even more convinced there's a good likelihood of Eureka eventually joining the supposed growing list, according to the Sacramento Bee, of municipalities around the state discussing bankruptcy.
As always, if asked for a login to the Sacramento Bee site, you can use humboldtlib as the username and blogspot for a password.