North Coast People’s Alliance Endorses Brett Watson for Arcata City Council
Press release from the North Coast People’s Alliance:
Impressed with Brett Watson’s emphasis on affordable housing, living wage jobs and zero waste, the North Coast People’s Alliance has endorsed him for Arcata City Council.
“The current City Council made the right choice when they appointed Brett to fill a council vacancy, and we encourage Arcata voters to keep him on the council,” said Sandy Farrell, a member of the NCPA Steering Committee.
“We’re excited to be phone banking for Brett and other NCPA-endorsed candidates and causes on Sept. 8 and 10, and we encourage his supporters to join us,” Farrell added.
Like so many Humboldt residents, Watson fell in in love with the region while attending Humboldt State University, and decided to stay. After earning a degree in Wildland Fire Management from HSU, he started two businesses, which he has owned and operated for the past nine years. He served on the Arcata Economic Development Committee before being appointed to the Arcata City Council in April 2017.
“I have an ambitious set of goals for the next four years,” Watson said. “We need to diversify Arcata’s economy and create more living wage jobs, while also expanding safe and affordable housing for all Arcatans.”
“We must also focus on making our city more livable,” he said. “I want to enhance the safety and beauty of Valley West and the Plaza, as well as create a premier dog park.”
Watson plans to help the city be proactive in both protecting the environment and responding to the threats posed by climate change. He also will work on making Arcata a zero-waste city and increasing its disaster preparedness.
His campaign is online at brettforarcata.com.
People who would like to help the North Coast People’s Alliance make phone calls on behalf of Watson and others backed by NCPA are invited to bring their cell phones, laptops and tablets to the Labor Temple, 840 E. St., Eureka on Sept. 8 or 10. Paper call sheets are available for those who cannot bring laptops or tablets, but a charged up cell phone is required.
Training begins at 1 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Sept. 8, and calling starts immediately after and continues until 4 p.m. On Monday, Sept., 10, training begins at 6 p.m., followed by calling that continues until 8:30 p.m.
The North Coast People’s Alliance organizes in support of economic justice, social justice and environmental justice, and it helps everyday people become more active in civic life. It is a multi-partisan group working on issues that transcend party lines, with a particular focus on Humboldt County. People can learn more about NCPA and see a full list of its current endorsements on its website, northcoastpeoplesalliance.org.