If you believe as I do, that we actually create our own future, then the most important issue in any election is really the character of the candidates as leaders. After our decades of culture wars, I submit that character is far more important than political prosecutions. I urge everyone to look beyond canned rhetoric and shrewd tactics.
The Arcata Eye, Arcata Chamber of Commerce and KHSU 90.5 FM, in cooperation with the City of Arcata, will co-sponsor a City Council Candidate Forum Thursday, Thursday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Sailors, who is one of seven vying for two open City Council seats in November, is a mixture of mad-as-heck citizen and entrepreneur flustered with what he sees as an incompetent City staff, a bike-unfriendly City, and a medical marijuana-intolerant establishment.
What’s motivating Meserve to run this time around is mainly what he sees as a reactive council that isn’t pushing the envelope of innovation and isn’t seeking regional approaches to a number of challenges facing the City.
For Mohland, Arcata’s future depends on the economy, communication and creativity. His driving dictum: “Economic growth for Arcata and keeping it sustainable.”