Tag Archives: Arcata City Council

Plaza Task Force sifting through mountain of upgrade ideas

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If every suggestion aired at last week’s Plaza Improvement Task Force (PITF) meeting was adopted, it would surely solve all the problems with loose dogs, smoking, drinking, panhandling and other misbehavior – but only because there’d be no room for anything but clambering over all the water

A quick synopsis of last week’s Arcata City Council meeting

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council last week paused mobile home park closures, moved forward with a waste-reduction measure, recommended mediation on partial Plaza street closure during the Farmers Market and expressed support for radio station KHSU’s restoration.  Mobile home moratorium The council passed an urgency ordinance suspending closure

Council taking up Plaza street closure, considering resolution in support of KHSU

Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council will visit its wisdom on two controversies this week – proposed partial street closures on the Plaza and the situation at radio station KHSU.  The council will also consider restrictions on single-use containers such as food take-out boxes and water bottles, and it will likely adopt a

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 Butthurt Files: Desperate times, desperate measures

Zoltar Hadron Mad River Union AF ARCATA, April 1  – Fed up with the intensifying trend toward whining for commenters at City Council meetings, the city has posted signs cautioning speakers to put a cork in their butthurt for once why don’tcha? In what has become an unwritten rule for oratory at the council’s meeting,

Calls for DOJ to take over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Citizens took to the mic at the public lectern during last week’s City Council meeting to decry a decision by a Humboldt County Grand Jury not to press charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. After reviewing evidence

McKinley statue pulled from Plaza in early morning operation

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of William McKinley, a gift to the citizens of Arcata from George Zehndner, is gone from the Arcata Plaza. Where America’s 25th president once towered over the town, a circular planter – also soon to go – encloses foliage and a barren patch of concrete

Mixed, fixed or nixed? City Council to consider two different ‘Village’ housing plans

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Having redesigned The Village housing two times in response to City Council advice, it appears that The Village’s proponents are passing on the opportunity to do so a third time. The City Council is to decide Wednesday, March 6 between two plans for The Village housing project,