Arcata in the News

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Council's February 4, 2015 meeting agenda is online, eComment period OPEN

The Arcata City Council's Wednesday, February 4, 2015, meeting agenda is now online and available for viewing. Ecomments for Wednesday's meeting are due at NOON on Wednesday. For more information, please call the City Manager's office at 707.822.5953.

Council's February 4, 2015 meeting agenda is online, eComment period OPEN
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

How much do you know about stormwater pollution?

Help the North Coast Stormwater Coalition take their pollution prevention program to the next level by taking their Stormwater Survey. Take the survey online at or pick up a paper copy at Arcata City Hall's Environmental Services Department. Your input can make the world of a difference to the creatures that share our creeks and bays.

Read more about the 2015 Stormwater Survey
Take the 2015 North Coast Stormwater Coalition's Stormwater Survey
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Arcata Bicycle Boulevard construction begins Monday, January 12, 2015

Construction on the Arcata Bicycle Boulevard in Downtown Arcata along I, J, 10th and 11th Streets begins Monday, January 12 and will continue for about a month. The City has contracted with Mercer-Fraser Company to perform road work which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Click here for a list of work locations and improvements. Please contact the City's Public Works Department at (707) 822-5957 for more information.

More on the Arcata Bicycle Boulevard construction
Arcata Bicycle Boulevard construction begins Monday, January 12, 2015
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

42 volunteers move mountains (of crushed rock) to build the Ridge Trail

The City sends out a huge thank you to this Saturday's 42 volunteers from the Humboldt Trails Council's Volunteer Trail Stewards, the California Conservation Corps and the Juvenile Assigned Works Program for moving 25 cubic yards of crushed rock, one wheelbarrow at a time, to armor a brand new section of the Arcata Ridge Trail. The next volunteer work day will be on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14, along Janes Creek between Stromberg Avenue and Hilfiker Drive. Call (707) 825-2163 or email for more information. (Photos courtesy of Riley Quarles.)

Read more about Saturday's amazing volunteers
Brittany Tresenriden relocates a sword fern along the Arcata Ridge Trail
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Cashier window hours shortened due to increased online payment options

Due to recently added water bill payment options, there has been a decrease in foot traffic at the City's cashier window. In an effort to use budget funds as efficiently as possible, the hours at the cashier window have been reduced. The new hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more about the City's new, convenient payment options. 

Read about new, convenient payment options
Finance Department cashier window in-person water bill payment hours shortened