Tag Archives: Measure F (Arcata Fire)

Arcata Fire hires consultant to study workforce reorganization

Arcata Fire hires consultant to study workforce reorganization

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – The Arcata Fire District is hiring a consultant to conduct a wage and classification study for its workforce as part of a reorganization effort as it gears up to hire more firefighters. On Dec. 8, a hesitant AFD Board of Directors voted 3-2, with directors Randy Mendosa and


Letters to the Editor, November 18, 2010

Racial reckoning “Racial Reckoning with the Environment and Community MASS students” takes place Friday, Nov. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Link: us02web.zoom.us/j/7274848553. Current Environment and Community Masters students have demanded and arranged a virtual meeting with faculty and administration to ensure the structural and interpersonal racism of the department is substantively addressed.

Measure F passes, full fire service will be restored

Mad River Union ARCATA/MCKINLEYVILLE – A special property tax to fund the Arcata Fire District was overwhelmingly passed on Election Day, Nov. 3. The second post-election report showed that 12,768 voters, or 75.31 percent, voted in favor of the property tax. Just 4,185 voters, or 24.69 percent, opposed the measure. Measure F needed at least

Sean Campbell: Breaking down the latest anti-Measure F canard

I have read multiple articles in local papers that make personal attacks on the Arcata Fire District (AFD) Administration regarding salaries and how the Administration should make cuts at the top. Many of these articles reference Transparent California, which can be confusing at best.  After writing multiple articles aimed at educating the community about Arcata Fire

Arcata Firefighters: Yes on F, reopen station

Arcata Professional Firefighters Association ARCATA – Since the failure of Measure R in March of 2020, one of the three fire stations of the Arcata Fire District has remained closed due to budget shortfalls. This has inevitably led to significant reductions in service and an unacceptable reduction in public safety. The 15 members of Arcata Professional

Randy Mendosa: The tough challenges facing Arcata Fire, and why it needs Measure F

The Arcata Fire District covers 62 square miles, protecting 37,000 people in the five communities of McKinleyville, Manila, Bayside, Jacoby Creek and Arcata. Three years ago, I joined the Fire District Board of Directors. Nicole Johnson and Rene Campbell are the directors representing the people in the areas of North and South McKinleyville. I along

Paul Nicholson: Taxpayers League fills Voter Guide with Measure F falsehoods and distortions

Anti-F’ers say whatever sounds good, true or not Uri Driscoll does it “again!” I just received my Voter Information Guide.  Here is a quote from Mr Driscoll’s statement under Argument Against Measure F!  He wrote, “Why does there appear to no longer be a deficit in AFD’s ledger? Just last year the failed Measure R

Arcata Police Association: Don’t defund the Fire Department, vote yes on Measure F

Reality: In the near future Arcata Fire might not be able to go to medical aid calls. Arcata Mad River Ambulance provides outstanding service, but there are just two ambulances at any given time. Who do you want working to save the life of your loved one: well-meaning passerby, a cop or deputy with basic First Aid and CPR, or a well-trained and experienced EMT or medic who does this for a living?