The Humboldt Taxpayer's
League ~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~
~A Watchdog Organization
to Advocate for, and Inform, the Taxpayers~
P.O. Box 1432, Eureka,
President- Jim Pell ,Vice-
President- Phil Nyberg Executive Director-
Humboldt Taxpayer's League was established in 1964 with the primary purpose
of monitoring local governments in the interest of all taxpayers. Our sole
concern is the most effective use of your tax dollars. We are strictly
opposed to any taxation, by whatever name, without the consent of the electorate.We
are: Non- partisan, non- profit and registered as a 501 (c) (4) corporation.We
are a totally member supported organization and do not seek or receive
any government funding.
The League is a
watchdog organization that advocates for and informs the taxpayers, and
assures that new taxes are not levied without a vote of the taxpayers.
The League supports Proposition
13, encourages responsible allocation and use of local public resources,
and opposes growth of government. To these ends, the League will:
Monitor local governments and
their use of public funds and resources
Educate taxpayers on matters
of taxation and the operation of government
Provide a liason between the
taxpayers and government entities
The League will not endorse political
League normally meets for lunch quarterly at 11:45am, with the business
meeting starting at noon, in Eureka at the
will not be an HTL meeting in February as the Board of Directors of the
Humboldt Taxpayers League has opted to discontinue monthly board meetings
in favor of holding quarterly meetings instead. The board will still
hold special meetings as needed to address issues as they arise and take
action if necessary.
The next regularly scheduled board
meeting will be on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 followed by meetings in June
and October of this year.The meeting agenda will be posted below when available.
meetings generally move in three phases. First, we do our introductions,
announcements, and reminders of just why we're here. Second, we make the
decisions and complete the business requested of us (our Old Business and
New Business agenda items individually listed). Third, we review what it
is we will be doing until the next meeting (our Committee Reports from
the various committee chairs).
public is invited to attend and participate. Reservations may be made by
calling 707-599-2561. Send your email address to Cliff
Chapman and you will be added
to our list to receive the agenda and other League materials by email.
If you'd like to become a member
of the Humboldt Taxpayer's League, dues for individuals and businesses
are $40.00 per year. All membership dues are payable October 1st of each
year. Click here
go to the online membership form. Sorry, at this point you'll have to print
it out and mail it to us. We hope to have a method to join online set up
soon. You can also get a membership application sent to you by e-mailingCliff
standing committees have been established, and all members are encouraged
(and really expected) to participate in at least one. The committees
are the Membership Committee, the Media Committee, and 13 "monitoring"
committees that follow and report on the activities and current issues
related to the following agencies or subjects:
of Fortuna and Southern Humboldt County
and Northern Humboldt County School Districts
and Environmental Regulations
Use & Development Regulations
'ad hoc' committees are constantly being formed for the specific purpose
of studying a particular issue or interest of concern to the League. An
Ad Hoc Committee might consist of one or more League members, and the committee
is expected to provide the League with current, adequate information about
the particular subject. Some of these committees are very short lived,
and others might be active for quite some time.
For Becoming The Most Influential Civic Organization In Humboldt County:
1. Increase membership
numbers and involvement to include an effective influential sector of our
a. Increase general membership
and voting influence.
b. Develop and implement
a Membership Drive strategy.
2. Develop the League's
committee structure to increase general membership participation and the
effectiveness of our time and efforts.
3. Increase visibility and
communication with the public and general membership, including:
and Newspaper articles
b. Position/Issue papers
c. Public speaker forums
4. Establish Rules of Conduct
for how we conduct ourselves both within the League and with the officials,
agencies and other organizations we work with.
5. Define the principles
that disclose the League's collective opinions and adopted policies toward
the use of public resources, and upon which the League's positions and
recommendations will be based.
Stay passionate recommit ourselves to advancing the League's Mission and
supporting each other in our efforts and projects.
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