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Posted on: February 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Arcata to Hold Special Election on Tuesday, June 7

Arcata Courtesy of HSU

UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2022

At a special meeting on Wednesday, February 9, the Arcata City Council voted to hold a special election on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 to fill Vice-Mayor Emily Goldstein’s vacant seat.

Goldstein will be stepping down from her position on the Arcata City Council on Tuesday, March 1 in order to support her family’s medical needs. Once elected, Goldstein’s replacement will serve her remaining term, which expires in November of 2024.

The Arcata City Council adopts laws and sets policies to guide the City Manager and City staff in City operations. City Council members attend two regular City Council meetings each month in addition to other special meetings and study sessions, and other monthly meetings of various regional agency partners.

 Qualifications for individuals who wish to run for a seat on the Arcata City Council include that they must be at least 18 years old, must live within Arcata city limits, and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence address. Nominees must also obtain at least 20, but no more than 30, signatures of registered voters who reside within Arcata city limits and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence.

Nomination papers for the open City Council seat will be available starting on Monday, February 14 at 9 AM. Candidates should call 707-822-5953 or email to make an appointment to receive the candidate packet.  Appointments take approximately 30 minutes. Candidates must file all required documents by 5 PM on Friday, March 11 at the City Manager's Office in City Hall, located at 736 F Street.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk by email at or by calling 707-822-5953.

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