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The Arcata City Council’s letter to the Planco re: the Bottoms mega-grow

The Arcata City Council’s letter to the Planco re: the Bottoms mega-grow

April 22, 2021 Humboldt County Planning Commission 3015 H Street Eureka CA 95501 SENT VIA EMAIL TO: [email protected] Re: Arcata Land Company, LLC Commercial Cannabis Project Application No. 12255  Dear Humboldt County Planning Commission: The City of Arcata is writing this letter in response to the overwhelming public comment received from Arcata constituents. The Arcata

Arcata council ponders hazard pay for grocery frontliners

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For many, the COVID-19 pandemic brought new clarity to what is important and what isn’t in everyday life. One consequence was fresh appreciation for those whose jobs require daily contact with the disease-riddled public.  Among the most essential and courageous – and not highly compensated – workers

Arcata caps vacation rentals

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Advocates for un- or lightly-regulated vacation home rentals and those concerned with affordable housing drying up made their best arguments at the Feb. 3 Arcata City Council meeting. In the end the council approved a 100-unit limit on the lucrative getaways, though existing rentals can get permits

Arcata Bottom annexation historic, but facing demands for reversal

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – At its January 20 meeting, Humboldt’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) approved a historic westward expansion of the City of Arcata onto 76.7 acres located on the Arcata Bottom off Foster Avenue. But over the last several days, the approval has been met with shock, suspicion, questions

Economy treading water amid coronavirus cross-currents

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – As 2020 and civilization itself wound down amid a transformative pandemic, the City of Arcata is closely tracking economic conditions and trends, and what is shaping them. With the economy reverberating from all kinds of impacts, and adaptation a daily challenge for individuals and businesses alike, forecasting

New councilmembers sworn, Pereira is mayor, Watson vice

At a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10, Arcata City Council’s newly-elected Councilmembers Stacy Atkins-Salazar, Emily Goldstein and Sarah Schaefer were sworn in to public office, and a new Mayor and Vice-Mayor were elected.

Public Safety Committee digs in to workload

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee last week polished up its draft report to the City Council, and dug into some of its heavier-duty assignments, including the Arcata Police Department’s use of force policies and civilian police oversight. The draft report tracks the committee’s incremental progress on creating a

The Union’s 2020 election endorsements

Arcata is poised to make truly deep and substantial change, and emerge a better, more resilient town. With closed storefronts and deep cuts in city staff, the post-COVID recovery phase offers an opportunity to, well, build back better. And to put into practice some of the long-held progressive dreams that pre-pandemic status quos previously rendered

Camilla Zapata: The 2020 Mad River Union Arcata City Council Candidate Questionnaire

Mad River Union Welcome to the exhaustive, and probably exhausting, 2020 Mad River Union Arcata City Council Candidate Questionnaire, starring Stacy Atkins-Salazar, Emily Grace Goldstein, Nicholas Matthews, Oryan Peterson-Jones, Paul Pitino, Sarah Schaefer, Kimberley White, Michael Winkler, Collin Yeo and Camilla Zapata. Every election cycle we find out things we should have asked the previous