Ahearn aired the idea of asking the council to relieve it of the extraordinary assignments and get back to basics. “There is nothing wrong with that,” he said. Johansen then articulated a motion to do just that. But during the ensuing deliberations, no second was offered.
In figuring out how to manage the daunting workload, including assignments from the City Council and its previous ongoing projects, the committee decided to form two subcommittees – one on APD’s budget, and the other on civilian oversight – and give them two months to do a deep dive into their respective topics.
Synergy between the city and campus, Jackson said, will send a strong, positive message to visitors. “Let’s take advantage of our proximity and show our pride,” he said.
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…