Measure Z - Public Safety/Essential Services

This web page is dedicated to providing information regarding Measure Z, Humboldt County's Public Safety/Essential Services Measure.


In April 2014, Humboldt County citizens told the Board of Supervisors they were concerned about the lack of funding that is available for public safety services. In response, voters in November passed Measure Z, a half-cent sales tax, to pay for maintaining and enhancing services.
Sheriff's Deputies
Learn more about projects that Measure Z funded each year, and read some of the success stories and challenges agencies are experiencing as they try to make our community safer.

Measure Z news and information for:
FY 15-16   |   FY 16-17

Recent News

  1. Nov. 2016
  2. Oct. 2016
  3. Sept. 2016
  4. Aug. 2016
  5. June 2016
  6. May 2016
  7. April 2016
  8. March 2016
  9. Feb. 2016
  10. Jan. 2016
  11. Dec. 2015

Nov. 14
Carlotta Volunteer Fire purchases fire engine
Did you know ...
The Board of Supervisors is obligated to spend nearly 64 percent of all funds on specific programs. The Board has discretion over General Fund monies, which accounts for roughly one-third of the annual budget.

The breakdown to the right gives you more information. You can also look at the budget overview section of the budget book to get a high-level overview of how the budget addresses community priorities.
Budget Process Flow Chart