CITY OF ARCATA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
STUDY SESSION WITH COMMITTEE CHAIRS
COUNCIL CHAMBER FEBRUARY 21, 2023
736 F Street, Arcata Tuesday, 6:00 PM
I. CALL TO ORDER
III. PUBLIC COMMENT
IV. REVIEW CURRENT GOALS AND DISCUSSION OF FOCUS TOPICS FOR THE 2023/2024 FISCAL YEAR.
FOCUS TOPICS INCLUDE: HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS AND SAFE STREETS.
The meeting was 1 hour 41 minutes long. There were workshop notes written by Karen Diemer and Emily Sinkhorn on large paper and hung on display around the room. Photos of these notes may be posted on this webpage at a later time.
We can note (without substantial significance, we hope):
The current Arcata City Council is composed entirely of female-gender-oriented persons.
Chairs of the nine Committees are entirely male-gender-oriented persons.
(The Chair of the Planning Commission is Julie Vaissade-Elcock.)
Mayor Sarah Schaefer, Councilmembers Alex Stillman, Meredith Matthews, and Stacy Atkins-Salazar. (Councilmember Kimberley White was ill and absent.)
City Manager Karen Diemer.
Community Development: Director David Loya, Deputy Director Jen Dart, Senior Planner Delo Freitas.
City Engineer Netra Khatri, Assistant City Engineer David Caisse.
Environmental Services Director Emily Sinkhorn, Deputy Director Emily Benvie.
Finance Director Tabitha Miller.
Transportation Safety Committee Chair: Dave Ryan
Economic Development Committee Chair: Serg Mihaylo
Energy Committee Chair: George Williamson
Forest Management Committee Vice-Chair: Michael Furniss
(Chair Dennis Halligan not present)
Historic Landmarks Committee Chair: Bill Rich
Parks & Recreation Committee Chair: Sheldon Heath
Public Safety Committee Chair: Fred Johansen
Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee Chair: Jeffery Knapp
Wetlands & Creeks Committee Chair: Bob Brown
Audio players for the main room.
With Karen Diemer, Mayor Sarah Schaefer, Councilmember Alex Stillman, and:
• Transportation Safety Committee
• Parks & Recreation Committee
• Energy Committee
• Public Safety Committee
• Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee
The sound quality of a specific person’s voice may be better on one or the other of the audio players.
What you can do is to start them both at the same time, and then mute one of the players (press the little speaker icon). Then switch back and forth between the two by muting one, unmuting it and choosing the other one and muting the first one. and so forth. The two tracks are very similar, and you may find that there is little or no difference in the sound quality.
Audio player for the Public comment.
This player is more clear when listening to the public comment. This player is missing the first 10-15 seconds of the first speaker, Jim Becker. You can hear start the public comments on the Main Room audio, and then switch to this player for greater clarity.
Audio players for the second room.
With Emily Sinkhorn, Councilmembers Meredith Matthews and Stacy Atkins-Salazar and:
• Wetlands & Creeks Committee
• Economic Development Committee
• Forest Management Committee
• Historic Landmarks Committee