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Plaza Improvement Task Force evaluates suggestions, begins to prepare report

Plaza Improvement Task Force evaluates suggestions, begins to prepare report

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The results are in, and Arcata’s Plaza Improvement Task Force is reviewing its members’ ratings of the many suggestions it has received for upgrading the town square.  The next step is forwarding recommendations to city staff to help determine what can realistically be implemented in the short,

Skye’s vision renewed in Plaza mosaic restoration project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union The Plaza’s colorful trash bins, artfully encrusted with tiles by the late, legendary mosaicist Laurel Skye, are looking a little dowdy these days. After 13 years of enduring vandals, thing-kickers, collisions with navigationally-challenged drunks, errant frisbees and one suspected car crash, the rigors of Plaza life have taken their

Plaza Task Force sifting through mountain of upgrade ideas

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – If every suggestion aired at last week’s Plaza Improvement Task Force (PITF) meeting was adopted, it would surely solve all the problems with loose dogs, smoking, drinking, panhandling and other misbehavior – but only because there’d be no room for anything but clambering over all the water

Farmers Market vendors vote for partial Plaza street closure on Saturdays

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The North Coast Growers Association (NCGA) has voted 32–8 in favor of partial street closure on the Plaza during main season Saturday Farmers Markets.  But before that takes place, the controversial measure will have to be considered by Arcata’s citizen-led Transportation Safety Committee (TSC). Any recommendation the

Plaza Improvement Task Force reaching out

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata’s Plaza Improvement Task Force is not yet at the point of processing specific Plaza issues, with one major exception.  The group, which meets monthly and has $150,000 with which to fund whatever improvements it eventually settles on, is for now firming up the processes by which

Latest Plaza improvement push shaping up

Serious talk of “fully pedestrianizing” Plaza, with car-free mall to Creamery District Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Plaza Improvement Task Force is well into its quest to improve conditions on the Arcata Plaza. Charged by the City Council to identify, prioritize and make recommendations to the City Council on projects and

Arcata’s Special Forces: two new task forces tackle Plaza, waste reduction challenges

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – We may be about to find out whether the oft-mentioned “creative solutions” required to ameliorate the Plaza’s many problems and to really cut down on Arcata’s waste products are a real thing.  It could be less of a creative matter as much as one of people with

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