All this contentiousness, all this hatred and vitriol - and for what?
Rather than continue to be subjected to it, Rob Arkley should say, "Forget Marina Center. The Balloon Track is going to sit vacant for all eternity. I am not going to do a single thing to improve it, not mow one blade of grass, not pick up one piece of litter, not do one single thing to relieve the blight or remove the transients that populate it. This is what the people of Eureka want, this is what they shall have. More power to them."
Rather than continue to be subjected to it, Charles Hurwitz should say, "I am closing down Pacific Lumber Company. Permanently. I am not selling the land or the company, for another person does not need to suffer the things I have had to endure. It would not be fair to pass it on. Thus there will be no more logs, no more jobs for perpetuity. This is what you have asked for, and this is what you get, Humboldt County. More power to you."
Humboldt County is proving that it is happy with mediocrity - you need only look at Gallegos to see proof - and disdainful of success. Humboldt County spits on those who work long hard hours in its service, and on those who produce. Humboldt County embraces those who contribute nothing but divisive contentious and costly litigation, those who feed off the system and those who abuse all laws.
It's like a real-life version of Survivor - vote off all the guys who are more successful than you, stronger than you, the ones who build the shelters and catch the fish, and keep the fires going. But this is ain't a TV show with a safety net, with a return flight to a nice warm house and reality.