An Arcata Main Street Board Member steps down in response to the board voting to fire the organizations director. Arcata Main Street voted to lay off, Jennifer Koopman, at a board meeting held at the start of November said Arcata Main Street President David Neyra.
According to Neyra the board voted 3 to 1 to let Koopman go as a result of the boards decision to restructure the organization.
"[Koopman's] mainly the face of Arcata Main Street, so we didn't think that people would be taking us seriously," said Neyra.
Neyra said the board agreed that they lost their vision of how they were supposed to serve local businesses. This came as a result of local businesses outcry against the fence and admission price at this years Oyster Festival.
Following the announcement, Board Member, Travis Turner, announced he would resign saying that he was not informed of the vote, and alleging Neyra profited of the festival.
Both Turner and Koopman did not respond for comment.