Pave Paradise to Put Up a Parking Lot

Pave Paradise to Put Up a Parking Lot

The folks who make the plans for the city of Arcata are planning on destroying Hobo Field and putting in condos and a parking lot.

This sucks.

Hobo Field has long been a sort of “commons” for Arcata, providing space for people to be together and a pedestrian path away from the noxious reign of automobile traffic. It is also a refuge for wildlife that can not survive in a city environment.

Will we let this space be taken away from the people of Arcata and turned into more over-priced unaffordable housing, and yet another parking lot?

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9 Responses to “Pave Paradise to Put Up a Parking Lot”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    What’s the location?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Danco builders want the city to annex about 20 acres on the Arcata Bottom, a spot previously used as a mill site. The city is trying keep the development within reasonable bounds, and get the developer to stay within the 2020 general plan standards, but they need support. If you want to keep it open space, show up at the meeting. No one shows up, so the developer gets a free hand. Find out what’s going on, and then make a judgment.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    http://arcataeye.com/index.php?module=Pagesetter&tid=2&topic=3&func=viewpub&pid=248&format=full

    http://arcataeye.com/index.php?module=Pagesetter&tid=2&topic=3&func=viewpub&pid=249&format=full

  4. Anonymous Says:

    This sucks.

    What sucks is this lame blog and your lame mind. Do you give a damn about anything but yourself and homeless issues?

    If you don’t care about other people, why should they care about you?

  5. the PLAZOID Says:

    to angry anonymous:
    “Do you give a damn about anything but yourself and homeless issues?”

    I’m glad you asked. The Plazoid exists to document police abuses of human rights, misappropriation of public money, social desease such as hunger and poverty and the confused societal values that lead to these diseases. The Plazoid gives voice to those who are regularly censored from the rest of the media. We are inspired by Street Roots, Street Spirit, Indymedia, Dignity Village, Copwatch, and others. We offer some hope, humor (actually it is our angered detractors who usually provide us with the laughs, and witness to this modern world.

    Homeless issues is not The Plazoid’s only issue of interest and concern, nor is it mine. If you check out the blog, and especially the print ‘zine, this will be obvious to you.

    Thank you for your comment.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    So where can one actually obtain the print edition? Is there a current one?

    Kevin

  7. Anonymous Says:

    1:41 “Do you give a damn about anything but yourself and homeless issues?”

    Plazoid: “I’m glad you asked. The Plazoid exists to document police abuses of human rights, misappropriation of public money, social desease such as hunger and poverty and the confused societal values that lead to these diseases.”

    In other words, no, you do not give a damn about anything but yourself and homeless issues. All those issues you listed pertain directly to homeless people.

    What about larger issues? What about people who are suffering far worse than the homeless? As you know very well, the U.S. military is committing war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, raping and torturing Iraqi men and women, slaughtering children and entire villages and towns, terrorizing entire nations and making life a living hell for everyone, a hell far worse than anything most homeless people have ever remotely experienced.

    And our American tax dollars are paying for all of it. Do you care about that? Why don’t you advocate that people stop paying taxes for the brutal murder of innocent children?

  8. the PLAZOID Says:

    ok, I will.

    we should all stop paying taxes for the brutal murder of innocent children.

    I do not understand why you are so hostile in your criticism of The Plazoid’s defense of the human rights of homeless people. Of course, homelessness is not the only issue of concern, and it is not the only issued covered in The Plazoid.

    You point out that all of the issues I mentioned above pertain to homeless people. What you failed to realize is that they don’t ONLY pertain to homeless people.

    The print version of the ‘zine is more inclusive of other issues, but there are other media sources that do a better job of covering them. For example, see indybay.org and other independent media sources.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    “I do not understand why you are so hostile in your criticism of The Plazoid’s defense of the human rights of homeless people.”

    I totally applaud your defense of the human rights of homeless people.

    I’m glad your ‘zine is more inclusive, and there’s no reason the blog can’t be also. The blog surely reaches a wider audience.

    But what I’ve been referring to is the general tendency I’ve seen of homeless people and their advocates to be fundamentally the same as most housed people in this country in a certain way — ie. to care almost exclusively about their own problems while pretty much ignoring much more serious problems, problems which we all are guilty of creating and supporting if we pay taxes, such as the American state terrorism of the Iraqi people.

    I know what a horror homelessness can be. Where I’m coming from is this: I feel that if more homeless people and their advocates spent more of their time, energy, ‘zine space and blog space showing the general public that they care about all innocent victims as much as themselves, that this would definitely inspire more of the public to care about those caring homeless people.

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