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★ Our City Council says “No” to the K-L Street Couplet. There will be no new road on L Street. The Council says “Yes” to the Linear Park and Woonerf. Hurray!
★ Lack of Parking in the Gateway Plan. Want to learn more? It’s here
City Council /Planning Commission joint study session meetings
“Have you ever noticed that in the places where they make it good for the developers, it’s usually not so good for people?”
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If the Gateway Plan is not going to provide truly affordable housing for the people who need it, then what’s the point? If working people can’t buy a home and can’t afford the rent, then we need to think this through more.
- More on the L Street Linear Park
Lots and lots of reasons why the Linear Park is crucial for Arcata.
- Transportation Safety Committee Chair Dave Ryan says: Abandon the L-K Street Couplet & Embrace the Linear Park
- To Dr. Tom Jackson, Cal Poly Humboldt President: You can do more — Please.
- Arcata speaks — Home Ownership is of supreme importance
- Sea Level Rise articles
- The Brown Act and transparency laws — and how Arcata has numerous violations
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.
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.
— from the opening paragraph of the Brown Act
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.
Click here for: Organic Food Waste: It’s very considerate of people….
• Maps, Aerial Views, and 3D overall views
• Look & Feel and Planning in the Gateway Area
with 3D images of buildings
• Arcata and Community
• Gateway Density & Feasibility Study
• Parks, Open Space, and Solar Shading
• The L Street Pathway and Linear Park
• Form-Based Code Overview
• Affordability and Home Ownership
• Parking in the Gateway Area
• Sea Level Rise and Groundwater issues
• The Creamery District
• Cal Poly Humboldt
• Infrastructure: Fire Protection, Police, Wastewater Treatment
• Gateway and City documents
• Opinions and Viewpoints (coming)
• Selected Letters and Articles from the Community
Letters • Community Input
Maps • Aerial Views
News • Media • Arcata City documents
Opinions • Facts • Articles