Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It was nice while it lasted, the glimmer of goodwill projected by the two two-legged creatures among the five who live together in the Arcata Community Forest. A recent encounter with the infamous “yaksmen” and their animal companions went famously, with a passing bicyclist enjoying fresh milk…
Hello standardized tracking, goodbye ‘marijuana’ Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council last week introduced a pair of companion ordinances that bring Arcata into conformance with state cannabis law. According to a staff report, the ordinances, nos. 1496 and 1497, tweak the Land Use Code and Arcata Municipal Code in various…
Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Recreational cannabis cultivation and sale is close to being approved for two dispensaries in Arcata and for businesses in Arcata’s Medical Marijuana Innovation Zone (MMIZ). The Arcata Planning Commission unanimously passed a proposal for a set of amendments to the city Land Use Code Tuesday, Nov. 29 that…
The 1,000-foot setback was the result of an investigation into numerous defensible codes and policies in progressive communities across the nation and world.
Like Occupy emplacements at Arcata City Hall and in Eureka, the K Street occupation station was riven by internal dissension as well as rocky relations with the outside world.
“Perhaps you can violate my rights more than you already have,” Gasparas said. “If you continue with it, you’re on notice.”
The City should call the feds’ bluff and continue to implement the fair policy our citizens wrought regarding cannabis cultivation and dispensing.
“That is absolutely a violation and we intend to work with police and the city attorney to make sure he doesn’t operate without a permit,” said Community Development Director Larry Oetker.
Oetker’s department concentrates on land use compliance. “We play a crucial role but we’re not police,” he said. “Our job is to get the property back to a residential use.”
When trouble came down, two Arcata patriots stepped up