Tag Archives: Public Safety Committee

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


HSU-to-Northtown pedestrian walkway ablaze in new LED light

BRIGHT IDEA The pedestrian walkway connecting L.K. Wood Boulevard with G Street over U.S. Highway 101 is now much brighter at night, thanks to an upgrade of the lighting there. The lights were converted to high-intensity, energy efficient LED lamps at a cost of $33,700. Humboldt State contributed $18,000 to the project; Measure Z covered

Arcata Main Street annual luncheon brings update on city issues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Local businessfolk enjoyed wild mushroom lasagna, salad and a summary of current events by Arcata leaders at the annual Arcata Main Street (AMS) luncheon in the Plaza View Room last Thursday afternoon. Dan Tangney, tireless AMS volunteer (and as of last week, chair of Arcata’s Planning Commission),

Arcata crimefighting goes into overdrive

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council this week could set in motion a rare event in Arcata history – creation of a cabinet-level committee to advise the City Council. While the city boasts multiple citizen-led advisory committees, this one – focused on public safety and law enforcement – has

Editorial: The rocky road to real change begins now

The Arcata City Council took an important, if interim step last week in going ahead with a Public Safety Task Force. The task force is a necessary precursor to a standing Public Safety Committee, the body which will really be able to go after Arcata’s public safety issues. Both the task force and committee are