Plaza Improvement Task Force 2018/2019


Regular 2018/2019 Plaza Improvement Task Force meetings will be held the 4th Monday of each month.

Task Force Duties will conclude on Friday, April 5, 2019 upon delivery of their final report unless extended by the City Council.

About The Task Force

The 2018/2019 Plaza Improvement Task Force has been created to identify, prioritize and make recommendations to the City Council on projects and programs that would improve the downtown Plaza neighborhood.

The Arcata Plaza serves as the epicenter of the community and as the economic hub for Arcata businesses. Shoppers, employees, merchants, tourists, students and families who visit Arcata all take away impressions of our community based on their experiences in the Plaza, and in recent years, the Plaza has seen an increase in aggressive interactions and calls for police service. Based on community outreach and concerns, Arcata City Council created the 2018/2019 Plaza Improvement Task Force to help restore the Arcata Plaza as the centerpiece of the Arcata community.

The 2018/2019 Plaza Improvement Task Force will primarily focus on general safety, economic development, infrastructure improvements, beautification and an increase of Plaza-based community activities. Members of the Task Force will also collaborate with key stakeholders and residents to identify priority projects and programs to increase public use and reduce calls for police service.

Task Force Members

  • Daniel Bixler, At-large Member
  • Erica Grey, At-large Member
  • Laura Hughes, At-large Member
  • Ryan Campbell, Transportation Safety Committee Appointee
  • Jayne McGuire, Parks and Recreation Committee Appointee
  • Molly Steele, Arcata Chamber of Commerce Representative
  • Jeannette Todd, Arcata Main Street Representative
  • Jane Woodward, Economic Development Committee Appointee
  • Public Safety Committee Appointee, yet to be determined
  • Julie Neander, City Staff Liaison