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Lawson protesters occupying Arcata City Council Chamber

Lawson protesters occupying Arcata City Council Chamber

  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Activists protesting the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson have set up an occupation of City Council Chamber. Protest co-organizer Renee Saucedo said the occupation will continue until the City of Arcata re-hires investigator Tom Parker. Parker had  assisted APD with

There are three Arcata City Council candidates for 2018

Mad River Union ARCATA – Of the seven individuals who took out nomination papers for Arcata City Council, four turned them in and three qualified to run. This afternoon, City Clerk Bridget Dory reported that the Humboldt County Office of Elections had found that just 17 of the 23 signatures on aspiring candidate Ryan Dale’s

Four Arcata City Council aspirants turn in candidacy paperwork

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters will have at least three choices, and maybe four, for the two open seats on their City Council this November. Incumbents Mayor Sofia Pereira and Brett Watson are defending their seats, with their nomination petitions found sufficient this week. Just 20 valid signatures of registered

Arcata council incumbents, aspirants getting serious

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union Note: This story includes material previously published online. – Ed. ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Monday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken

Mayor Sofia Pereira kicks off re-election bid at Greenview Park

Mad River Union ARCATA – Flanked by supporters, friends and family members, Mayor Sofia Pereira formally announced her candidacy for another four-year term on the Arcata City Council today at Arcata’s Greenview Park. Pereira was praised by supporter Nancy Starck as conscientious, prepared and open minded. Former City Councilmember Wesley Chesbro cited Pereira as a

Streets and mixers aswarm with Arcata City Council candidates

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – With two four-year Arcata City Council seats available this November and a host of pressing issues at hand, incumbents and outsiders alike are joining the candidate queue. As of Friday morning, some seven possible candidates have taken out nomination papers, though just incumbent Brett Watson has turned

A turbulent NextGen succession at City Hall

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s new mayor is Sofia Pereira, and Brett Watson is vice mayor. The two were elected, both by unanimous votes of the council per the Arcata Municipal Code. Their ascendance represents a generational change of leadership on the council after years of domination by what might be

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

Arcata’s vice-mayor deplores racism’s role in killing

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – Days after the murder of a black Humboldt State University undergraduate, Arcata Vice-Mayor Sofia Pereira issued an unsparing condemnation. “We cannot continue to ignore the systemic and cultural racism that exists in our community,” she declared at the opening of last week’s regular Arcata City Council meeting. “While

Arcata will protect, accommodate and retreat from rising sea waters

As the climate changes and Arcata Bay waters rise, Arcata faces fateful choices about its future; City Council to make far-reaching, costly decisions that will affect property values, development and shape Arcata well into the future; critical facilities to be protected, then relocated; policies forming up as massive public outreach and education required  Kevin L. Hoover Mad River

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