People are so happy to be rid of the Planning Commission Bully Lee Ulansey that they’re celebrating the appointment of Arkley’s VP Brian Mitchell! WTF!
In one of the biggest screw ups made by this Board of Supervisors in the last decade, Lee Ulansey was appointed as an at-large member of the planning commission in 2013 and his four-year term is set to expire on Jan. 31.(woo who!) Thankfully on Tuesday the Supes basically voted 4-1 to dump the chump, with Supervisor Mike Wilson dissenting. Instead they voted to appoint McKinleyville resident Brian Mitchell and Security National VP to the county Planning Commission ousting sitting Commissioner Lee Ulansey!
Well at least Supervisor Mike Wilson supported a very good candidate; Yurok Tribe Assistant Planning Department Director Nicole Sager. Wilson said that besides Sager’s experience, she would be able to bring a culturally and ethnically unrepresented voice to the commission which he said is currently “another all white male board.” “Currently the Planning Commission doesn’t represent that,” Wilson said. Damn right Mike!
In an interesting note, Board Chairwoman and 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass also said that receiving letters stating that the board is “being watched” feels “threatening.”
It should Virginia. You are being watched… politically that is. Ulansey wants your job and we progressives are ready to take another run at you. There is still plenty of time to prepare, and the momentum in Humboldt is in the direction of progressive values. That means that if or when Ulansey runs against Bass, we will have a candidate that actually represents the constituents, not just the developer’s and corrupt moneyed interests.