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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Arcata City Hall Department Contact Information & COVID-19 Procedures

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UPDATED: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Arcata City Hall is open for in-person services from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

City staff will continue to be available to assist the public online or by phone between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and comm...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Arcata Gateway Area Plan Update

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UPDATED: Friday, August 5, 2022


The Community Development Department released the draft of the Gateway Area Plan on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 which provides details of how Arcata’s Gateway Area could be redeveloped to create more housing...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

COVID-19 News & Updates

COVID-19 Information

UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2022

The City of Arcata is monitoring COVID-19 and is working with, and following all recommended guidelines from, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health and the Humboldt County Dep...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

National Police Foundation Report & Arcata Police Department Updates

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

City of Arcata Statement Against Racism & Violence Towards the AAPI Community

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At the Arcata City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 7, the City Council approved the following statement condemning the escalating violence and ongoing harassment directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

City of Arcata Statement in Support of the LGBTQ+ Community

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Acts of vandalism to a City planter that was displaying flags and decorations to recognize and celebrate Pride Month have served as a reminder to the importance of remaining active in affirming the City’s commitment to support our LGBTQ+ community members...

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