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Arcata meeting on inclusionary zoning TONITE 6:30 PM.

(Message sent out by Arcata Mayor and City Council member Shane Brinton.)

I want to make sure you are all aware of the upcoming Arcata City Council Study Session on Inclusionary Zoning. It’s this Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers. Here’s the agenda:

http://arcata.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=8&event_id=32

The demise or Redevelopment has left a huge funding void, making it more difficult for local governments to financially assist with the development of inclusionary units. The City Council has discussed removing inclusionary requirements from certain projects and some people have even suggested doing away with Inclusionary Zoning entirely.

As a supporter of our current policy requiring the inclusion of affordable units in new developments, I am deeply concerned. We need to have an in-depth conversation and consider all of the possible ramifications before we make any changes in policy.

This meeting could be pivotal in determining the future of affordable housing development in Arcata, so please try to attend if you can. I also encourage you to inform others who may be interested.

  1. SNaFU
    February 21, 2013 at 9:26 am | #1

    In the mid 1990′s, Arcata came up with a bogus **”Storm Water Drainage Fee” as to where every parcel that has rain water run off into their precious drainage system will pay a ”tax” for maintenance.
    City’ council’s devious little minds never stop wandering. “We are government and are here to help you!”
    Q) When is this shit ever gonna stop by pilfering money from business & property owners?
    A) NEVER!
    Info >> http://www.codepublishing.com/ca/arcata/html/Arcata07/Arcata0705.html
    ~~~
    **”Storm water” means any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation, and resulting therefrom, including snow melt, surface runoff and drainage

  2. February 21, 2013 at 9:47 am | #2

    After the willful felonious misappropriation of stolen redevelopment funds, the dilapidated circa 1970 playground in my neighborhood with peeling lead paint and the remnants of hard drug use, why should we trust these folks with a single dime?They can’t seem to allocate the legitimate funds they have now properly.

  3. February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am | #3

    SAILOR AND SNAFU HAVE SAID HOW BAD THE ADMINISTRAQTION, WAS..
    WE SHOUD READ THE PROPOSAL AND SUPPORT OR CRITICIZEhttp://arcata.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=8&event_id=32

  4. February 21, 2013 at 11:21 am | #4

    I asked a question.

  5. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 at 10:43 am | #5

    Why zone anything anymore? All a money’d body has to do is come up with some new term like “inclusionary” or “smart growth” or declare a portion of natural space a “subdivision” given its own “zoning”…and look at Humboldt now? Rezoned corner to corner, for whom and for what?

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOT for people, NOT for the environment. For the SOLE purpose of “developing”….”growth”…when somebody says “affordable housing” it’s like watching a turd fall out of their mouth..

  6. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 at 11:58 am | #6

    What does “heraldo” feel would best benefit everybody who already lives in arcata? What do “our” representatives in “our” government feel would best accomodate all 130,000 existing residents in Humboldt County by way of “development” and “growth”? Certainly not constructing more “living units”, as we already live in units…certainly not razing more open space and leeching more water. Certainly not allowing more corporate national presence, as we already have jobs and would like upcoming generations to form their own businesses to squelch demand as needed instead.

    Words have no meaning in politics. They are fabricated sounds to goad funnels of money rather than protect the interests of common constituents, and at all times only to further damage the environment.

    Humboldt County and the people within her borders can be an example to the rest of the world. Rezone Humboldt “zero growth” and stabilize the lives of everybody. Let the moguls who profit from some other neighbor’s loss find work elsewhere. Fix the environment. No word is being bastardized right now more than “community”.

  7. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm | #7

    Sailor’s comment is entirely valid and very important. Why does the government constantly seek to move money away from the likes of existing infrastructure to completely new construction altogether? The members of our own government are cowards in face of higher-paid members of government and commercial profiteers with whom they comply or deny policy.

    …and it can’t be said too loud or often: it is all used to do nothing more than further damage the environment. That’s in the long and short run of it. Follow the money.

  8. 24
    February 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm | #8

    Cant we just accept the fact that maybe people with lower incomes don’t buy new homes? I am always puzzled by the idea that building a new home or apartment complex for poor people is a better use of money that just buying some old cheaper homes.

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