The “Eureka Citizen” group sent us an email, after our recent reporting about the City going after the Blue Heron Motel. Apparently, this Citizens group was not happy with our questioning of their stated priorities. Apparently they’re not interested in pursuing any debate with us or our readers.
Below is their email:
“As much as we appreciated the recent opportunity to fully explain our agenda, and your posting that explanation, we will no longer use the Tuluwat Examiner as a legitimate outlet for our press releases.
Your recent article, concerning the City of Eureka’s pursuit to close the Blue Heron Motel, closed with a parting shot for our group to focus our time ‘going after these profiteer slumlords than their victims (panhandlers)’.
This comment clearly shows that you did not read, or understand our previous explanation. If you had, you would have seen our efforts to close these types of rundown motels throughout the city. You have, instead, decided to take aim, and make jokes, at our efforts to clean the visual appearance of Eureka.
We, as a group, are working with the City of Eureka, and with Humboldt County, to find a viable solution to the homelessness that we see every day.
To date, our group has raised over $400K in business donations in an effort to purchase property within the City of Eureka and build a long term shelter for homeless individuals. While we continue to negotiate a facility purchase, and contract for renovations, we will provide information to legitimate news organizations. We do expect to have an operational facility by the end of July 2015.”
“take aim, and make jokes(?)”…….Sorry “Eureka Citizen” but this (ill) legitimate outlet “The Examiner” will continue the debate of your programs with or without out your direct participation.
We’re a blog, that’s what we do!