- Special City Council Members page (and for everyone else too)
- The Gateway Advisory Committee page and Letters sent to the City Council and the Planning Commission about the Advisory Committee
- More on the L Street Pathway — Arcata does not have the property rights
- To Dr. Tom Jackson, Cal Poly Humboldt President: You can do more — Please.
The recording of the August 23rd joint study session with the City Council and the Planning Commission has some issues with the audio. Listen to the meeting with alternate audio tracks.
Transcripts and videos of the Building and Massing presentation are here on Arcata1.com
August 22: Arcata speaks — Home Ownership is of supreme importance.
The Brown Act: from the opening paragraph
The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.
In the State of California, the Brown Act is the law. It is my observation that members of City Staff have been withholding information that the People require in order to make an informed decision. Not just the letters from the public, although that is an obvious example. Real and meaningful information is being withheld, misrepresented, disguised, and dismissed. Read more about my take on this situation in the August 18th, 2022, Editorial here.
Arcata, we can do better.
Arcata needs an infill and redevelopment plan, and needs to provide more housing — no question there. The draft Gateway plan is a start. But it’s filled with aspirations and empty promises, and we need more of what’s real.
As is said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” And that’s what good planning is all about:
Creating our future.
The promises of affordable housing — of home-ownership —
of an equitable, environmental, walkable, bikeable, vibrant and alive community.
Let’s make those promises real. Let’s be bold. Let’s be creative and innovative and courageous. That is what we want.
Let’s put Arcata on the map as a shining star in America.
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