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Arcata council doles out $4.4 million in ARPA rescue money

Arcata council doles out $4.4 million in ARPA rescue money

Councilmembers initially listed their top picks for funding, then got down to specifics. An initial $1 million was set aside for climate change-related projects, with specifics to be determined later. Initial common areas of emphasis among the councilmembers were support for public safety (if not necessarily police), homeless sheltering, Valley West improvements and restoring staff positions cut during as part of pandemic response. 

George Floyd police reform legacy emerges as APD demilitarizes, adds social worker response

Mad River Union ARCATA – The  May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers continues to reshape community policing, with APD implementing a range of new reforms.   In response to the June 17, 2020 incident, the City Council directed the Arcata Police Department to initiate