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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Apply for an Open Vacancy on the Planning Commission

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The City of Arcata seeks community members to apply for open volunteer positions on the Planning Commission.

Planning Commissioners play a key role in shaping the City’s future with the Commission having final authority for most planning and phys...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Share Your Thoughts on the City's Draft Housing Element

Sunset Terrace under Construction 10-2017

The Community Development Department is working on meeting the housing needs of Arcata residents and has published a draft of a plan known as the 2019-2027 Housing Element.

The Housing Element will set goals and strategies to meet Arcata’s curren...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

City Green Waste Drop-Off Program Updates

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During a recent review of the City of Arcata’s Green Waste Drop-Off Program, the Environmental Services Department and Wes Green Landscape Materials identified the need to limit and monitor the amount of green waste each customer can drop off at the Wes G...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Help Prevent Storm Water Pollution this Rainy Season

Strom Drain Art by Raphael Leiblum Cropped for Website

The City of Arcata is committed to improving local water quality, and our Environmental Services Department is encouraging community members to help us prevent storm water pollution this rainy season.

Storm water is rain or fluid that is not absorbed into ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Lawson Homicide Investigation Continues, Witnesses Urged to Come Forward

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The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call in order to provide information regarding the murder of David Josiah Lawson. Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in t...

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