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I read with some interest the proposal to remove the statue that has graced Arcata plaza for 100 years. After perusal of Mr. McHaney’s letter (“Vote yes on M — a better plan is needed for Arcata,” Times-Standard, Oct. 21, Page A5) I believe there’s an adult in the room. Our cities are underwater with taxes, homeless are abundant, the U.S. overdose rate is in decline (opioids) but the average household is on a budget and teachers ask for donations? The writer suggests yes on M and proposed a better replacement of this statue. I would respect rights of these protesters even when it’s defaced at city expense. But then propose the replacement be of our President Donald J. Trump. Just saying.

Randy Myers, Arcata

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