Tag Archives: Arcata City Council

Proposed new parcel tax would fund open space, trails, creeks and wildlife

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Once a year the City Council sits down with its four environmental advisory committees, takes updates and looks ahead. The meeting also lets the citizen-led groups – Forest Management, Open Space & Agriculture, Parks & Recreation and Wetlands & Creeks – learn about what the others are

With recreational cannabis legalized, why did Arcata’s dispensaries close their doors?

Note: On Tuesday afternoon, Humboldt Patient Resource Center received its Adult Use permit, allowing it to sell recreational cannabis starting Wednesday, Jan. 10. See the story update here. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – “Why in the heck are Arcata’s cannabis dispensaries not open as of Jan. 1?” asked the note slipped

Arcata City Council elects Mayor Sofia Pereira, Vice Mayor Brett Watson (UPDATED)

City of Arcata Press Release ARCATA CITY COUNCIL ELECTS SOFIA PEREIRA MAYOR, BRETT WATSON AS VICE MAYOR  (Arcata, CA) – The Arcata City Council elected Sofia Pereira mayor and Brett Watson vice mayor at a special 8:00 am meeting today. The City’s Municipal Code requires that the Council select the mayor and vice mayor at a

Lawson’s loss marked in march, silent protest

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Exactly seven months after the violent killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, a phalanx of silent marchers walked from the university to City Hall, where the City Council was meeting. The marchers paused outside the City Manager’s Conference Room, where the council had been meeting

Another meeting melts down over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A wall was lined with butcher paper filled with previously brainstormed student safety and social justice initiatives, and several tables were stocked with blank sheets and marking pens to receive fresh suggestions. But all of that went unused as an Arcata City Council study session intended as

Transportation activists introduce new vision for a human-centered ‘living Plaza’ with fewer cars

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Re-imagining the Plaza has never been more popular, with ideas flying at near-weekly scoping sessions in and out of government. The frequency of the solution-seeking is exceeded only by the daily incidents of drunks, drugs, fights, smoking and other offenses continuing to take place out on the

Councilmember Brett Watson holds ‘Office Hours’ Wednesday night

OFFICE HOURS Arcata City Councilmember Brett Watson will receive citizens Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at this week’s “Office Hours” session at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The open-ended session, which takes place in the little room down the hall from the center’s lobby, is an open-ended opportunity

Arcata looks at bus routes, restricts hunting

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA –  A bus route connecting Humboldt State University to the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, a single route midnight line, and less service to the Arcata Community Center were among the suggestions given to the Arcata City Council regarding the area’s transit system. The council addressed the topic of

Letters to the Editor Oct. 11, 2017

Kudos to Arcata City Council I wish to recognize and thank Arcata City Council members for voting unanimously to authorize Mayor Ornelas to send a letter of support in concept for SB 562, The Healthy California Act, to the bill’s authors, senators Lara and Atkins (Sept. 20  City Council meeting). Arcata joins other California cities