Ongoing Community Outreach
Upcoming Engagement Highlights
Upcoming Presentations to City Committees
Questions? Get in Touch with us.
- Online Surveys
- “Meeting-in-a-Box” Sessions
- “Town Hall” Zoom Meetings and In-person Open Houses
- Walking Meetings
- Highlights from Past Engagement Sessions
The City will also release surveys on the City website that align with the questions asked at the Town Hall sessions, in an effort to bring along members of the community who cannot attend our meetings, but still want to engage in our processes. These surveys will be released concurrently with the public meeting where similar topics are discussed, and the surveys will remain open for the duration of the drafting of the relevant General Plan Elements. Once draft updates to the General Plan Elements are released, follow-up surveys requesting feedback on the proposed updates will be released to the public as well.
Community Vision Survey
The Community Vision Statement identifies key community values and priorities on a 20-year horizon, and serves to guide the City's budget and project priorities.
We are working to update this vision statement and you can provide feedback on it by taking our visioning survey below.
The City’s Community Visioning survey above was made available on the City’s Strategic Infill page the week of the community visioning session, and will remain open until April 1st, 2022, in order to allow community members as much time as possible to engage with the materials.
City staff has prepared targeted packets for further outreach that can be easily used both by staff or by various members of the community, further broadening our ability to connect and capture information from a variety of community stakeholders. A “Meeting-in-a-Box” is a self guided meeting format that will be available on the city’s website. This meeting in a box format will allow community members to dig into topics that are most interesting to them and submit ideas to city staff. The meeting in a box format will be available to the public through April 2022 in order to ensure maximum reach of engagement.
Launch a Meeting-in-a-Box by following this link.
“Town Hall” Zoom Meetings and In-person Open Houses
We are holding virtual and in-person public meetings to present the vision and core principles of the Gateway Area Pan as drafted, including land use, building form, and transportation/circulation among other topics.
- We held our first Town Hall meeting on the Gateway Plan draft on December 9th, 2021. A recoridng can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8-3oQvM50
- An in-person Open House is planned for January 21 and 22, 2022. Open House hours will be 11:30 am-7 pm on Friday January 21st and 9:30 am - 3 pm on Saturday January 22nd, at the Arcata Community Center. Masking and distancing will be enforced.
City staff is currently coordinating with the North Coast Grower's Association to table the Arcata Farmer's Market the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting January 22nd. 2022. Stop by and say hello! Printed versions of the Gateway Area Plan, current General Plan, and the visioning surveys will be available.
The City will be looking at additonal tabling opportunites at HSU, the Arcata Arts Market, Valley West Park, and other locations throughout town in 2022.
Walking MeetingsThe City has conducted ten public walking tours of the proposed Gateway Area to date, including tours with the Planning Commission and City Council.
The City does not currently have additional walking tours scheduled, but make sure to sign up for the City's Long-Range Planning listserv to stay up to date on scheduled tours.
The City also welcomes community groups to approach staff to set a walking tour with 5-20 participants. Masks are required to attend walking tours at this time. Schedule a tour by calling Delo Freitas at (707) 825-2213.
Engagement Highlights to Date
- Recorded Community Visioning Session held on February 25, 2020
- Recorded Victor T Schaub Lecture presentation held on April 20, 2021
- Walking Tour Participant packet
- Community Engagement Summary: Infill Market Study
- Gateway Area Plan Town Hall #1 recording