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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,

Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee took tangible steps last week toward developing civilian police oversight in Arcata. It also heard alarming news of a pronounced year-over-year jump in crime – both violent and property crime cases. With Chair Lettie Dyer absent and Vice Chair Jesse Lopez having resigned, Melissa Lazon was elected to the

Incorrigible creative driver gets 8 years

“Mr. LaCount’s long record of interaction with the criminal justice system makes clear that as people receive opportunities to alter their criminal behavior that endangers others, for the sake of public safety there should be increasing consequences for failing to take advantage of those opportunities. Thanks very much to the people who improved public safety by providing information that helpedus get LaCount off the streets.”