Tag Archives: “Let the People Vote on Our McKinley Statue.”

Statue petition approved, voters to decide McKinley’s fate on Nov. 6

Statue petition approved, voters to decide McKinley’s fate on Nov. 6

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata voters are going to decide the fate of the statue of William McKinley on the Plaza, not the City Council, now that the Humboldt County Office of Elections has completed verification of signatures on pro-statue petitions. The City of Arcata was notified today that the petition

Save-the-statue petitions filed with county

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Organizers of the petition drive to keep the statue of President William McKinley on the Plaza have completed their signature gathering in time for the Monday, May 21 deadline to turn them in. The initiative seeks to place a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if

Pro-statue petitioners: We’re open to adding a plaque

Note: Those circulating a petition  to put the McKinley statue issue to a vote last week announced that they have more than the 961 signatures required to place the matter on the November ballot, but that they are continuing to gather more. On Saturday, petition backer Stanton Reynolds issued this press release endorsing the idea of

Pro-statue petitioners claim 1000 signatures – enough to qualify ballot measure – but will keep gathering more

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Those wishing to override the Arcata City Council’s historic Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of President William McKinley now have three more weeks to gather their signatures. The petitioners reported last Friday that they were halfway to their goal of obtaining 1,200 signatures to ensure

Pro-McKinley statue petitioners halfway to goal

Mad River Union ARCATA – Those backing the petition drive to overturn the Arcata City Council’s Feb. 21 decision to remove the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza report having gathered approximately 600 signatures of registered Arcata voters over the last six days. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, the

Plans to move and keep the McKinley statue proceed concurrently

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The statue of president William McKinley towered once again over the American Legion Post 274/Boy Scout Troop 9 Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday morning, possibly for the last time. But not certainly, despite the City Council’s historic decision to take out the 112-year-old Plaza fixture. Petition to keep

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