Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eureka Makes #2!!!

In total fatal and injury collisions across the state in 2008 that is.

The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat had a story on traffic collision statistics for their area this morning and was nice enough to provide a link to the California Office of Traffic Safety web site where they got their information.

Here's Eureka's stats for 2008. We ranked 2 out of 97 cities. At least I think that's what that means.

Humboldt County
, as a whole, ranked 23 out of 58 counties in total accidents.

The rest of the cities in Humboldt County get a pass. They're not on the list. I guess they were too small to bother with.


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

In a totally-unrelated response, have you got access to any photos of the old Eureka City Hall that was destroyed in the 1954 Earthquake?

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I don't have any. Perhaps you could try the Eureka Historical Society?

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#2? I guess we will have to try harder for #1!

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 6:03, apparently the citizens did try harder: For 2009, the most recent reporting period, Eureka was #1 of 98 for cities with populations between 25,001-50,000. The data Fred provided, as he noted, was for 2008. See:

FYI Fred, The CA OTS doesn't publish data for cities <25,001.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Ernie Branscomb said...

Fred, Off subject, what do you pay for water in Eureka? I hear all kinds of percentages of up and down, and I hear the big picture in millions but what is your base rate.

In Benbow we pay over $80.00/ month. Granted we have the sweetest cleanest water in Humboldt County, but I was just wondering if we should whine about our rates?

At 6:13 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

We might well be paying as much as you do, eventually, since Evergreen Pulp shut down and they pretty much help subsidize our lower rates.

My bill averages between $32.00 to $39.00 a month, I think. It might go over $40.00 during the summer depending on how much water the wife wastes on the garden.

Our bill might be a bit less than average as I'm a water miser. I try not to shower more than once or twice a week in order to save water. We also try to flush the toilet as little as possible.

Keep in mind the Eureka City Council just approved a rate increase. I think it's supposed to raise rates 50% over 5 years.


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