Kevin L. Hoover
Mad River Union
ARCATA – How is Arcata doing? Depends on whom you talk to – or who has the microphone.
The civic temperature-taking took place the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 7. The “State of the City” event was hosted by the Minor Theatre and the Arcata Chamber of Commerce. After filling up on complimentary coffee and catered breakfast treats by Brett Shuler Fine Catering, attendees seated themselves in the main theatre for a briefing by an array of city, county and state officials.
State of the City
Chamber Executive Director Joellen Clark-Peterson welcomed the 50 or so people who showed up. She thanked proprietor Josh Neff and his staff for providing the venue. “I’m so excited and find it so fitting to have our first State of the City here at the oldest movie theatre in the United States,” she said. “This is what the State of the City is for – to give you the distillation, the summary, the one-stop update shop.”
City Manager Karen Diemer began with