Democracy in Action for Wednesday, Sept. 27 onward (one including baked ham)

THE WATERFRONT Humboldt Bay Harbor Working Group welcomes Jason Nguyen (pronounced Ween) to a forum it will hold Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Samoa Cookhouse, 908 Vance Ave. in Samoa. Lunch will be served from  noon to 12:30 p.m. Nguyen will be presenting his plans to develop his Eureka property on the waterfront and other properties nearby. Nguyen emigrated with his father from South Vietnam to the U.S. in 1989. They were the last of his family to emigrate (his grandfather was a South Vietnamese military officer). A young entrepreneur at age 19, Nguyen has owned many businesses, moving to Humboldt County four years ago. He owns cabins near Miranda and is helping the community there. He also volunteers in the State Military Heritage Command, preserving California military museums. Come hear his vision for a prosperous Eureka future.

Baked ham will be served for lunch at $16 and soup and salad is available for $12. To RSVP please call (707) 441-1974 or email [email protected]

PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE Arcata’s Public Safety Task Force meets Wednesday, Sept, 27 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chamber, 736 F St. Agenda items include public comment; a discussion of the recent Town Hall meeting; a review of public safety priorities; discussion of safety solutions; discussion of a possible meeting with bar owners and retailers of alcoholic beverages to discuss responsible alcohol sales and consumption; a possible site visit to encampment near Windsong; a discussion of the task force’s report to the City Council; the Cahill Park Pathway Project; drafts of Public Safety Quick Reference Guides in English and Spanish; and more.

MCKINLEYVILLE MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee will discuss landscaping on Central Avenue and will get an update from the Working Group on Race when it meets Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Middle School Conference Center at 2275 Central Ave. in McKinleyville. The advisory committee will receive an update from the Working Group on Race regarding a proposed discussion or some sort of workshop proposed regarding racism. No action will be taken. The committee will also discuss extending the Central Avenue Landscaping Zone all the way north to Murray Road.

FISHING MEETING Fishing Community Sustainability Planning for Eureka is having two informal public meetings where everyone is welcome to submit their input into the process of creating a plan for the future of their port. The first meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building at 1 Marina Way in Eureka.

The second meeting is Friday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Shelter Cove at the Community Center. This is an opportunity for all to share their input for the future of their ports. For more information contact project leader Laurie Richmond of Humboldt State University at (707) 826-3202 or [email protected].

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION The Arcata City Council meets in a community information study session Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 736 F St. Arcata. After public comment, the council will review the status of the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation, then discuss student and community safety strategies.


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