The Thursday, Nov. 29 Humboldt Review is an eclectic blend of heavily armed police officers, plummeting housing prices and swarming vermin.
First, Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen will explain his idea for a multi-agency “regional tactical force,” also known as a SWAT Team, why we need one, who would participate and how it will be paid for.
Next, we’ll talk with Humboldt State University Economics Professor Erick Eschker, who also chairs the Economics Department, about a report he wrote recently about area housing prices. Titled “It’s A National Housing Market,” the piece set off a quick reaction from local realtors, who took out full-page ads in both local dailies that said, in essence, that the lowered housing prices make this a great time to buy.
For a realtor’s perspective, we’ll next talk with Tom Hiller, president-elect of the Humboldt Association of Realtors.
Finally, rats. They’re a big problem in downtown Arcata due to ample habitat (foliage, alleys and old buildings) and an abundant food supply (Plaza picnic remains, people feeding birds, unsecured dumpsters). Arcata Environmental Services Director Mark Andre (or possibly a designee) will tell us what the City is doing about the vermin menace.
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