Rio Dell. Without getting into the jokes and plays on words (many of which the residents themselves are fond of telling), that’s a community that needs something.
A lot, actually – more business investment, fewer vacant lots downtown, some recognition for its natural assets. But it has a a lot, too.
Maybe what it needs most is an image, an identity other than being a half-considered blur as you pass the Pacific Lumber factory. Did you know that Rio Dell is “The Warm-Hearted City?”
Fortunately, some very astute individuals are on task with charting Rio Dell a new direction. And for the March 6, 2008 Humboldt Review, we’ll have them on.
For our main segment, guests are Rio Dell Mayor R.L. (Bud) Leonard, City Manager Nancy Flemming, PlanWest Partners’ George Williamson and Economist Michael Hackett.
For our first segment, we’ll ponder the Arcata and now, Eureka Youth Protection Act(s) with proponent Dave Meserve.
Our final segment will be on the new proposed site for the Arcata Endeavor, and the Endeavor’s hopes for a Community Development Block Grant to acquire it. Our guest will be Endeavor Interim Executive Director John Shelter.