Mayor Alex Stillman: Welcome To Arcata, Students – August 20, 2010
I look forward to you joining us. We, in Arcata, appreciate your willingness to start another term at HSU. We hope this is a year full of stimulating learning. HSU students are known to be the finest the world over. When you complete your studies, you will be a benefit to all societies in the world as you carry your knowledge forward, making our world work better for all people.
Arcata continues to strive in its pursuit for environmental sensitivity. The forestlands and marshes surround us and we Arcatans are intent on preserving our natural environment for the enjoyment of its visitors and residents. We ask you to join us in this task.
The City of Arcata is very interested in public involvement and has 13 committees that assist the City in attaining its goals: a reduction in energy usage, waste and water reduction, protection of waterways and scenic views, more forestlands and trails, alternative transportation and economic viability.
In the spirit of the above, a few suggestions while living in Arcata – wear your bike helmet, use the proscribed bike lanes in the right direction, get to know your neighbors, be sensitive to others, watch your drinking, beware of those who wish you to do something illegal, study hard, do not litter and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
We look forward to getting to know you and wish you the best in the coming year.
Alexandra Stillman is Arcata’s mayor.