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Arcata budget stable but stagnant as crime intensifies

Arcata budget stable but stagnant as crime intensifies

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council held one of two budget study sessions last week, with the second one taking place Thursday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m. That meeting will also include a council decision on whether to appoint a replacement councilmember for outgoing Mayor Sofia Pereira, who recently resigned,

Emily Sinkhorn is Arcata’s new Environmental Services Director

“I am committed to maintaining the collaborative, long-term view the city has built while while also prioritizing practical projects to address climate change, complex environmental problems and issues of equity that often disproportionately impact the most vulnerable in our community. I also look forward to working with the well respected Environmental Services staff team.”

Second Community Visioning Listening session set for Feb. 25

City of Arcata ARCATA –​ The Community Development Department will host a follow up virtual Community Vision Listening Session on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to brainstorm with city staff on a variety of topics identified in the previous listening session, and can provide feedback on

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

Arcata enviro-leader Mark Andre leaving an incomparable legacy

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For many, Mark Andre is as much a part of the Arcata Community Forest as its surviving old growth redwood trees, all of whom he knows personally. Now, those who haven’t imagined an Arcata without the mild-mannered Environmental Services director on watch are reluctantly adjusting to news

Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council has approved a $48 million city budget deeply impacted by the global crisis. Sheltering in place and business closures have drastically reduced sales, use and bed tax revenue, forcing across-the-board cuts in city departments.  The council assumed the worst about revenues in the year