Dave Meserve’s Campaign Announcement – September 9, 2010
Dave Meserve Campaign Press Release
Meserve will bring balance to Arcata City Council
ARCATA MARSH – Arcata City Council candidate Dave Meserve officially announced his candidacy on Thursday afternoon in front of the floating boat dock at the Arcata Marsh, on South I St. Meserve chose to launch his campaign at the new floating dock since it was a project he championed while serving on the council and worked with others to create.
“The Arcata Marsh highlights one of the many ways Arcata has been on the cutting edge of livable, prosperous, and progressive cities,” said Meserve.
“The Arcata City Council needs to step up and take action with a more balanced approach to issues,” said Meserve. “We need to balance development with environmental protection, balance public safety with civil liberties, balance a vibrant downtown with vibrant neighborhoods, and balance supporting business with supporting people.”
Meserve, who serve on the Arcata City Council from 2002 to 2006, spoke in front of over a dozen supporters, including business owners, former and current elected officials and other community members.
Meserve emphasized the need for Arcata to actively participate in creating regional self-sufficiency in energy, food production and economic development. He also spoke about the need to be more “future-focused” with city planning and community development, and the importance of using “negotiating skills rather than confrontation to address community issues.”
Current Arcata City Councilmember Shane Brinton introduced Meserve and announced that Meserve was the only candidate endorsed by the Central Labor Council despite there being two open seats. “I appreciate his strong commitment to social and economic justice,” Brinton said. “He’ll fight for working families by pushing for living-wage jobs, affordable housing, and poverty relief.”