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Dave Meserve to Launch Arcata City Council Campaign

[Press advisory.]

Dave Meserve will launch his campaign for Arcata City Council from the boat ramp at the Arcata Marsh on Thursday, September 9th at 12:15pm.

Meserve will address supporters and media at the Arcata Marsh boat ramp. The new floating dock there was a project he championed while serving on the council and worked with others to create. The Arcata Marsh highlights one of the many ways Arcata has been on the cutting edge of livable, prosperous, and progressive cities.

As a city councilmember, Meserve will promote regional self-sufficiency, responsive government, and a livable community.

Meserve has lived on the North Coast for 41 years. He holds a BS and teaching credential from HSU and works as a building designer and contractor. Meserve served on the Arcata City Council from 2002-2006.

Meserve’s name will appear on the ballot for the November 2 election.

WHEN: Thursday, September 9th at 12:15pm
WHERE: Arcata Marsh Boat Ramp at the end of South I Street

[Photo source.]

  1. Anonymous
    September 8, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I hope the voters remember what life was like under Dave, because city employees sure do. It was like having two bosses, the city manager and Dave. There’s a reason the union didn’t, and most certainly won’t, endorse him.

  2. Decline to State
    September 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Is it me or is Dave just too damn extreme to govern?

    I mean, I like much of his agenda (being an old 60’s hipster and all) but damn, don’t we have to be a bit more all-encompassing, less alienating if our ilk is to be successful in politics and to actually make some changes in the status-quo? I don’t think we can pull off this “fringe-looney” thing and hope to make a change.

    Meanwhile I continue to philosophically support Dave and his Utopian ideals no matter how out to style they seem to be.

  3. armchair watcher
    September 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    All his over the top knee-jerk liberalism sure screwed up the city of Arcata.

  4. Anonymous
    September 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    When speaking, Dave seems to enjoy positioning himself to the left of whoever else may be in the room, no matter how far to the left they may already be. This sometimes has an alienating effect on his audience.

  5. blackcoffee
    September 9, 2010 at 6:26 am

    This guy can’t work with people,

    you have to do it his way, or no way.

    He can’t compromise and he is a bit of a bully.

    Just my opinion.

  6. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 6:57 am

    It’s been a long road since the old Petrolia dope growing days. That lifestyle allowed quite a few folks to indulge their activist thang. The growers these days don’t have a social conscience anymore though- it’s all about the money and that’s it.

  7. Anon
    September 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Dave Meserve was the worst Mayer Arcata has EVER had. EVER. Crime is through the roof, and the city looks like sh**.

  8. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Crime is not up in Arcata today. Better, the police department is fully staffed and we have two rangers.

    Dave had no part in that improvement. Unlike Larry Glass, I don’t see Dave reversing himself by becoming pro-law enforcement. Citizen ‘harmony patrols’ are sort of anti-cop.

  9. Pot Shot
    September 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

    The problem with Dave is that when he last held this local political office, he acted as though he had been elected to Congress.

  10. anonypotumus
    September 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Sounds like Larry Glass, except for the anti-law enforcement bit. Of course they both live in Arcata…must be the water.

  11. NumNuts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

    The problem with Dave is that when he last held this local political office, he acted as though he had been elected to Congress.
    That’s how Weezley Cheesblo got to where he is today.

  12. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Wes never was the ass that merserve is.

  13. NumNuts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

    That’s a plus?

  14. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Good point actually NumNuts.

  15. David Boyd
    September 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    One of the criticisms of Dave during his previous service was his focus on national issues. Actually, I think that focus was a plus, and one of the reasons I supported him then, and now.

    I realize our collective memories tend to be very short, but try to think back to that time:

    *we had been railroaded into an unnecessary, illegal and very expensive war;
    *we were engaged in torture, extraordinary rendition, and other war crimes;
    *the Patriot act was diminishing our civil liberties.

    For the most part our elected Federal representatives were too cowardly or corrupt to speak out against these horrendous policies. At a time when very few at the national level resisted these policies, it was the grassroots movement of cities across America voting to impeach Bush, resist the Patriot act, etc that began the groundswell against these misguided policies.

    I appreciated having a local elected official represent the viewpoint, “not in our name…”

    I have tremendous respect for Dave for his courage in standing up for peace, freedom, and human rights at a time when it was not a popular thing to do.

    Times are a little different now, and there are a host of local issues that need attention. I believe that Dave will bring the same sense of integrity and compassion in dealing with them. He is a principled public servant, and deserves our support.

  16. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    CHEESEboro is good on the environment but he is will give the place away to the welfare mongers.

  17. Anonymous
    September 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Take the ‘IS’ out please!

  18. Pot Shot
    September 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Regardless of how laudable his positions on national issues may be, the problem arises from the antagonism his actions generate on a local level from citizens who do not agree. His “national focus” makes difficulty in resolving local issues. People with divergent views on national issues can, nevertheless, work together on local problems. But, once we are divided into opposing camps, working together becomes nearly impossible.

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