- Humboldt County Planning Director John Ford walks the board through changes to the cannabis ordinance.
Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford has informed the Board of Super
visors he will be leaving his post next month and is expected to start work as the city manager of Fort Bragg in July.
Ford, who stepped into the role in 2016, has helmed Planning and Building through a tumultuous period, overseeing implementation of the county's land use ordinance governing recreational cannabis cultivation and all the complexities that has entailed.
He will now head south to take over the post vacated by new Humboldt Chief Financial Officer Tabatha Miller last December, picked from 15 applicants to fill the city manager position in the small coastal town of about 7,200.
According to a press release from Fort Bragg, Ford was among four finalists who underwent interviews wit hate city council, and he was the "unanimous choice."
Ford's last day with the county of Humboldt is expected to be June 24 and he's slated to start in Fort Bragg on July 5.