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Union Editorial: Secrecy and subterfuge isn’t well-serving the public process for ‘The Village ‘

Union Editorial: Secrecy and subterfuge isn’t well-serving the public process for ‘The Village ‘

While hindsight is 20/20, we could have told everyone involved with the proposed The Village student housing project at the outset that transparency was the best policy. It still is, even as the various stakeholders’ tendency toward secretiveness compromises the process of considering the project. It began with the project’s backers a year ago in

Celebrating Black History Month at Home Away From Home

Maureen McGarry Special To The Union ARCATA – Much can be learned by exploring the history of the Black-American experience. With input from students of color from Humboldt State University, the Home Away from Home program is hosting its third community potluck. Community members are invited to come to the D Street Neighborhood Center in

Downtown desires detailed in run-up to epic Feb. 21 Plaza meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Whatever the Plaza looks like five years from now, no one can say they weren’t asked for their ideas on how to shape it. Some major questions are on the table about Arcata’s town square: How can we make it more inviting and less frightening? Should cannabis

Plaza scoped with generous use of butcher paper, marking pens and dots

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Ideas and colored dots were abundant at the D Street Neighborhood Center last week as the City Council held a multimedia study session on Plaza conditions and ways to improve them. The event resembled a Chamber of Commerce mixer at times, with lots of civic leaders on

Plaza reform ideas aired, more to come

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Their backs turned to an uncaring sea of empty seats in Council Chamber at City Hall, members of Arcata’s Parks and Rec Committee worked through issues at their Dec. 13 meeting. Noting the upcoming Plaza-specific City Council meetings – one on Jan. 8 about downtown conditions, and

McKinley finding few friends as removal push gathers force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The strips of suggestion-hungry butcher paper on the walls of the D Street Neighborhood Center may as well have been invisible, as they were entirely ignored at the Dec. 4 City Council Study Session on Arcata’s William McKinley statue and the historical plaque across from Jacoby’s Storehouse.

Union Editorial: Beyond butcher paper activism

Arcatans are full of … ideas. Lots of them. Good ones, too. Unfortunately, none of them has improved conditions on the Plaza, at least not yet. Many, many, many meetings focused on the Plaza have taken place over the years. We’ve had them at City Hall, the D Street Neighborhood Center, the Community Center, the

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

CPP holds city-wide solution session

Andrew George Butler Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata-based non-profit and Facebook collective known as CommUnity Pride and Peace (CPP) formed several action committees Oct. 11 to tackle some of the issues facing the city. CPP group administrators Stephen Geider, Ken Hamik and Sasha Miksis facilitated the meeting at the D Street Neighborhood Center.

D Street Neighborhood Center hosts community potluck

Maureen McGarry Special To The Union ARCATA – In the spirit of fellowship and good will, the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods and City of Arcata are hosting the second community-building potluck at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata at 13th and D streets on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The purpose of

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