Arcata City Council Chooses Unanimously to Endorse or Oppose Seven Ballot Measures

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA – At the regular City Council meeting held on Wednesday, October 3, the Council considered taking public positions on statewide and local ballot measures that have qualified for the November 2018 ballot.

Of the eleven propositions discussed, the City Council has chosen unanimously to endorse or oppose seven ballot measures.

California Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 1: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs – Support

Proposition 5: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property – Oppose

Proposition 6: Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by The Electorate – Oppose

Proposition 12: Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products – Support

Humboldt County Ballot Measures

Measure K: Humboldt County Sanctuary Initiative – Support

Measure N: Northern Humboldt Union High School District Bond Issue – Support

Measure O: Humboldt County Public Safety Sales Tax Renewal – Support

For more information on the 2018 General Election ballot measures, visit

The 2018 General Election is taking place on Tuesday, November 6, and the last day to register to vote in the election is Monday, October 22. For more information on how to register to vote, visit



  • Not sure it’s news when government employees want to keep government funding. Oh wait, they want bigger cages for chicken also.

  • Socialist mootching

    • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 🏌️‍♂️🚔⚖️🚿

      Greedy irresponsible selfish Republicans complaining about having to pay for basic services as a citizen is nothing new. Cons are not only cheap, they don’t care at all about anyone or anything other than themselves. No wonder these sociopaths voted for Narcissistic Numbskull Nazi Donald J. Trump! 🐘💩🏌️‍♂️🤪

  • Not PC, but correct anyway

    My initial guess was that it was a safe bet to vote exactly the opposite on whatever the enlightened city council of the people’s republic of Arcata supports or opposes.

    After looking at their list, suspicions pretty much confirmed.

    • Agreed. That anyone would care what this bunch of arrogant fools thinks about anything is amazing.

      • You’re not wrong about Arcata being full of arrogant people, secure in their government salaries and benefits, who have power over the thinking of a herd of students too inexperienced to recognize the limits of that closed, artificial, regulated and self protective society.

        • Really??? Everyone in Arcata works for the government? Quel surprise! It looks as if they merely want to have our infrastructure repaired, as that money was earmarked to do.

          • In one way or another, I suspect almost all do. For few other sources of income exist there except income from the government directly , people selling to those government employees or offering services to the government, it’s employees or dependents. Or worst, offering services to those trying to meet government regulations. It is after all a State university town.

    • Absolutely

  • why would you post this on your site? why should it matter what arcata thinks? and if you care wouldnt you know where to look anyway?

  • Until the Council removes that offensive image of McKinley from their city seal, I will have no respect for their endorsements. They might as well be wearing white hoods.

    • Hee hee hee…

      • TRUMPTASTROPHE for the GOP in November 🇸🇦💰🏌️‍♂️💰🇷🇺

        The Humboldt County Republican Party already bought up all of the hoods AND white robes. 🏌️‍♂️🐘💩🔥

        # BLUE WAVE, BABY! 🌊🌊🐘🌊🌊

  • I’m so glad that I have celebrities and government interest to tell me how to vote. That way I don’t have to waste my time researching and finding out for myself what all these measures and initiatives and elections mean…

  • Mrs. Wendell S. Truggmann III

    Sounds like the last 30 years: the People’s Republic/Berkeley North still in control. Glad you mentioned the YES on Prop 6 to repeal the gas tax (after Jerry came into office 8 years ago mouthing: “NO NEW TAX WITHOUT A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.” HAH!). Also: vote NO on Prop 3…the big water grab. Read Tom Stokely’s blog about this one. McKinley in Arcata: do credible fok still believe one can change history by tearing down statues? Maybe in the case of The Wall: yes.

  • I am so happy that the Arcata City Council has endorsed Prop 12, an animal protection measure that, if it passes, would be the strongest anti-confinement law in the world. Prop 12 would ban the cruel practice of locking egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, and baby veal calves in cages. In addition to reducing animal suffering, it would also reduce contamination risks to our environment and our food. Hundreds of veterinarians, environmentalists, animal protection groups, and food safety specialists have endorsed Prop 12. I hope that you’ll follow their lead and vote yes on Prop 12 November 6th.

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