I have questions regarding the upscale hotel proposed to be built on Broadway ("Making Rooms," May 16). Is someone really going to build an "upscale" hotel a couple of hundred yards from the Humboldt Waste Managment Authority transfer station, aka the dump? Will the city close the dump to accommodate the hotel developers? With Humboldt Waste Management Authority losing previous income from recycling, are they hoping to close down the operation? Was this issue discussed during negotiations? Is it referenced in the agreement? The article mentions a property behind the Chamber of Commerce site, without any explanation of what that means.
Steve Millspaugh, Eureka
Editor's Note: HWMA Executive Director Jill Duffy told the Journal that the agency doesn't foresee any changes to operations at the transfer station, which serves the entire county and is a "critical part of solid waste infrasture" for the region, including diversion programs and household waste disposal. Duffy noted that she did ask the city manager and community development director to make sure interested parties were informed of the the station's proximity to the project site.