Arcata in the News

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

City Offices Closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day

City of Arcata offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Offices will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.  Although offices are closed, emergency services are available through the Arcata Police Department.

Emergency contact list
Young woman scientist holds a test tube by a laboratory instrument
Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Foster Avenue extension, Rails with Trails construction continues through Oct. 9

Construction on the Foster Avenue Extension and Arcata Rails with Trails projects takes place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Both projects are anticipated to be completed by Friday, October 9, weather permitting. 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, Rails with Trails construction continues through Octobe
Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Make getting around Arcata easier

If you walk, bike, drive, skateboard or use a wheelchair or bus to get around Arcata and have ideas on how to make transportation easier and better, the Arcata Transportation Safety Committee wants YOU as a member. There are also volunteer opportunities on the Planning and Historic and Design Review Commissions, and the Open Space and Agriculture, Historic Landmarks, Energy and Transaction and Use Tax Oversight Committees. Download committee application forms here, and commission application forms here. Be part of the solution!

More about being a committee or commission member
man pushing wheelchair along paved path
Wed, Sep 2, 2015

Replace your old toilet or lawn and get a rebate

California's turf and toilet rebate program pays you to upgrade your toilet or shrink your lawn. Visit for more information.

More about the turf and toilet rebate program
Save Our Water logo, drawing of a hand turning off a dripping faucet
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Love open spaces? Volunteer on the Open Space & Ag Committee

Nature and sustainable agriculture lovers, here's your chance to advise the Arcata City Council on acquiring open space lands and promoting earth-friendly farming. The City's Open Space and Agriculture Committee seeks one more Arcata resident volunteer. The Committee meets once a month on the second Monday at 6 p.m. Call (707) 822-5953 or email for more information.

A white goose stands between rows of pumpkin and leeks at Bayside Park Farm