Why did the request for funding of the Arcata Fire District fail? I’m sure there are various reasons the March 3 Measure R did not pass. It was not that a majority of the residence didn’t support the measure. Actually 63.7 percent of the residence voted for the measure. The requirement is two thirds or 66 percent. This worked out to be just 427 votes short or 3 percent.
Why is the Mad River Union allowing one of its own to put down his fellow citizens? This has made your journal out to be biased and willing to be disrespectful to people whose opinions you obviously disagree with, and you take advantage of your public forum to “virtue signal” and enforce what you consider to be “correct.”
Shelter and support the houseless I would like to thank Supervisor Steve Madrone for suggesting that the county establish homeless encampments on county property. This proposal is one of the best ideas I have heard, and I’m disappointed that his suggestion was not taken up by the board. Arcata has established just such a…
If we are to take anything out of this pandemic, maybe we will begin to understand how family and community keep us going and keep the human spirit strong. Separation and division may be necessary right now but it can also be a great teacher.
Thank you to our grocery clerks, and everyone else behind the scenes that keep our food supply stable. Daily, you are witnessing the best and the worst of human behavior, as well as having to leave your families at home while you come to work to make sure we all have food and supplies. Thank you!
We are a community of many different occupations and ages. Yet we all live harmoniously and look out for each other.
Stop animal insanity This is an open letter to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. I am deeply saddened by the drastic decrease in time a homeless animal is given at the county shelter before being killed. It’s disturbing. Did you know that to give every homeless animal a home, each human must take in…
I’m sure that most of the other people there had a similar lack of knowledge about this issue that I did.
If Measure R does not pass, the district will also be forced to terminate the positions of six firefighters. The national standard for the number of firefighters on an engine is four, the California state standard is three per engine. Due to current funding your district can only staff two firefighters per engine. The termination of six firefighters would decrease its ability to effectively manage your emergencies.
If Measure R fails, your fire district would be forced to close a station. The impact of closing a fire station would mean longer response times for life threatening emergencies that are extremely time sensitive.