City Council

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 pm.

City Council meetings take place at City Hall Council Chamber located at 736 F Street in Arcata.

Special meetings are held as deemed necessary. All meetings, except closed sessions, are open and public pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act.

Meetings & Agendas



City Council meeting agendas are available to the public before the meeting takes place, and City Council meeting minutes are available following approval.

City Council agendas and minutes can be viewed here.

Watch Meetings



City Council meetings can be watched live or viewed on demand with complete agendas, staff reports and other materials here.

Parliamentary Procedure



The City Council follows Rosenberg’s Rules of Order for parliamentary procedure.

The formal process for conducting City Council proceedings is not always familiar to the general public, so the City Council developed an easy to use guide for addressing the City Council, which can be found here.

For more information on City Council protocol and responsibilities, click here.