The City of Arcata is governed by a 5-member elected City Council where members serve 4-year staggered terms.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for the administration of municipal affairs. All municipal departments operate under the supervision of the City Manager.
Contact city staff members or a particular office/department.
The City of Arcata is committed to attracting, retaining and developing talented, productive and motivated employees who are dedicated to delivering high-quality services to the community.
The Police Department is responsible for the protection of life and property, the maintenance of order, the control and prevention of crime, and the enforcement of motor vehicle laws and regulations.