Tag Archives: Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH)

How a dark money, grassroots greenwash badly backfired on Arcata

How a dark money, grassroots greenwash badly backfired on Arcata

This column is a giant exercise in “we told you so,” and pulls no punches. So if that sort of thing doesn’t appeal to you, avert your eyes.  The people of Arcata – and most specifically and sadly, the residents of the Westwood neighborhood – have been thoroughly bamboozled. Led by the nose into supporting

Craftsmans Mall sale could eliminate local control over site development

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The just-announced $3.95 million sale of the 8-acre Craftsmans Mall to the Humboldt State University Foundation could eliminate the local planning process for future development of the site. In one possible scenario that the university isn’t ruling out, the Planning Commission and Arcata City Council would have no

Another Village housing project revision before the City Council

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In what has become a recurring event, still another revised version of The Village housing project is being submitted to the Arcata City Council for consideration. The newest iteration, incorporating alterations recommended by the council during recent meetings, is to be considered during the Wednesday, April 17

The Village housing project gets a City Council lifeline

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – On a 3–1 vote with Mayor Brett Watson dissenting, the City Council last week gave direction to a developer and city staff to evaluate a new version of The Village housing project, one that it could approve if properly configured. As stipulated by the council,

Council to reconsider revised Village housing project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council voted last week to reconsider the revised Village housing project, rejected by default on a tied council vote last August. The project has been redesigned to address one of the principal objections to the previous plan voiced by councilmembers and citizens: Village 2019 includes

ACRH forges ahead with new charter and mission

Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing press release ACRH and its members are very happy with the outcome of the Council’s two protest abstention votes which denied AMCAL’s Village project. We are thankful to the city staff and council for the time they took to consider input from ACRH, Arcata citizens, professionals, academics, Humboldt State University

No means no on The Village, or maybe it means ‘nuclear’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mayor Sofia Pereira states that after looking into it, this morning’s 2-0-2 vote on The Village student housing project does indeed constitute denial of the project. “In short: we needed three votes in the affirmative for the project to move forward based on the contents of the

Updated with context: ACRH addresses members and friends on The Village’s apparent denial

Mad River Union Note/update: ACRH member Maureen Jules now states that the following wasn’t intended as a public statement on behalf of the group, but a message to members and friends. – Ed. ARCATA – As Mayor Sofia Pereira seeks clarity on whether Wednesday morning’s 2-0-2 vote by the Arcata City Council indeed constitutes denial

The Village demolished by City Council on 2-0-2 vote

Note: Union readers are pointing out a legal opinion from the League of California Cities that seems to indicate that the 2-0-2 vote means that the Village was approved. See below. – Ed.  Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The proposed “The Village” 602-student housing project met its end at Wednesday morning’s City Council

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