Paul Pitino, Mayor

About Paul Pitino
I have been a resident of Arcata since 1993. I will strive to improve the quality of life in Arcata by focusing on a dog park for the City of Arcata, a campground for bicycle travelers, the upgrade of small neighborhood parks, the formation of a HSU/City of Arcata common interest commission, increased bus service on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays nights, the creation of satellite parking for downtown Arcata, investigating low cost solutions for the homeless crisis, and implementation of rental housing health and safety inspections.

Arcata City Council Service
  • Council Member: 2004-2008, 2014-present
  • Vice-Mayor: 2015
  • Mayor :2016
Profession
  • Self-employed landscaper
Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, CSU Los Angeles
  • Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential-Spanish, CSU Los Angeles
Member of City & Regional Committees
  • City Council Liaison to Humboldt State University/City Liaisons Working Group (2016, Alternate 2015)
  • City Council Alternate to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (2015)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata/Camopoa Sister City Committee (2004-2008,2015-2016)
  • City Council Liaison to Friends of the Arcata Marsh (2015)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt-Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response Joint Powers Authority (2015-2016)
  • City Council Representative to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Water Quality Task Force (2015)
  • City Council Representative to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (2015, Alternate 2016)
  • City of Arcata Transportation Safety Committee (1997-2004)
  • Humboldt County Association of Governments Social Services Technical Advisory Committee, 2009 - present
  • City Council Representative for Humboldt Transit Authority to Humboldt County Association of Governments (2004-2008, Alternate 2016)
  • City Council Representative of Humboldt County Association of Governments (2016)

Past Community Service
  • Former member of the City of Ukiah Solar Access Committee
  • Precinct Inspector for Humboldt County Elections 2000-present
  • Union Leader of Teamsters Local 624, at the Masonite Corporation in Ukiah, CA, 1979-1989