Arcata in the News

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

City offices closed Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day

City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6. Revisit our founding fathers' ideas and the documents at the core of our nation at the National Archives' curated online exhibit, "The Charters of Freedom."

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City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, reopening Monday.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Sunset Avenue closed to through traffic Wednesday through Friday, July 1-3

ROAD CLOSURE/TRAFFIC DETOUR NOTICE: From Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 3, 2015, contractor Mercer-Fraser will pave Sunset Avenue. Both east- and westbound traffic on Sunset Avenue at Jay Street will be blocked. Construction on the Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails projects will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by Friday, October 9, weather permitting. Click here for work locations, traffic detours and project updates. Please follow all traffic control measures around the work sites, and contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

More on the Foster Avenue Extension and Rails with Trails construction
Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails construction in full swing
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Serve on the Arcata Planning Commission - Application deadline Monday, July 6

The deadline to apply for a seat on the Planning Commission is 5 p.m. Monday, July 6. There are also volunteer opportunities on the Arcata Historic and Design Review Commission, and the Transportation Safety, Open Space and Agriculture, and Transaction and Use Tax Oversight Committees. Download committee application forms here, and commission application forms here. Get involved in shaping your community!

More about being a committee or commission member
Serve on the Arcata Planning Commission - Application deadline Monday, July 6
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Thank you to Saturday's Arcata Ridge Trail volunteers!

Twenty-five Volunteer Trail Stewards, California Conservation Corps Fortuna Center members, equestrians and community members wheelbarrowed 20 cubic yards of crushed rock to armor the north end of the Arcata Ridge Trail at West End Road on Saturday. Kudos to them and to RSVPs Maureen McGarry for feeding everyone yummy fish tacos! The next volunteer workday will be on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. removing invasive Spartina grass from the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. Please call (707) 825-2163 or email for more information.

More about Saturday's volunteer work day
Thank you to Saturday's Arcata Ridge Trail volunteers!
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Weigh in on new Coastal Zone rules

The Planning Commission wants to hear from you about updating rules on Arcata's Coastal Zone. The Coastal Zone is very big, making up one-third of the city's area, and the new rules will be in effect for the next 20 years. The Local Coastal Program update will be discussed at Planning Commission meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month through August. On the agenda for the July 14 scoping meeting:Coastal Zone portions of the Creamery District and the Samoa Business District. Call (707) 822-5955 or email for more information.

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Come to the Coastal Zone public scoping meetings