The City of Arcata is currently seeking community members to apply for one open volunteer position on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission plays a key role in shaping Arcata’s future by acting as a key decision making body for the City. This seven-member Commission has final authority for most planning and physical development permits in the Arcata planning area.
Arcata residents and those who live or work within the Arcata planning area are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a Natural Resources or Environmental Compliance background. In addition, those who apply should have interest in learning all areas of City planning, development and historic preservation.
Applicants are interviewed and selected by the Arcata City Council, and this volunteer position requires attendance at two meetings per month on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, which are televised and streamed live online for the public. For a full list of Commissioner duties, please contact the Community Development Department at 707-822-5955.
To apply for a Planning Commission vacancy or for more information, click here, call 707-822-5953 or stop by the City Manager’s Office, located at 736 F Street in Arcata.