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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs

October 8, 2019 

The City of Eureka is preparing for the potential shutdown of PG&E power to the City of Eureka. County OES was notified on Tuesday morning that PG&E may activate Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Humboldt County due to extreme fire danger weather along the two main transmission lines into Humboldt County on Hwy 36 and Hwy 299. City of Eureka Public Safety and Public Works crews are ready to respond to the effects of the power outage.

The City of Eureka is ready to respond to the effects of the power outage; however, the decision to turn off the power and the speed at which it is restored is managed solely by PG&E. The utility is working on a solution to generate power locally at its King Salmon power plant that would help offset the effects of any shutoff.

The City of Eureka's EOC is activated and working with County OES and monitoring the situation with assistance from our PG&E liasion.

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Myrtle Avenue at Cooper Gulch Detour

October 4, 2019 

WARNING! Eureka's version of “Carmageddon” is coming to Myrtle Avenue on Monday Oct. 7th - Please plan on using an alternate route beginning on Monday. The planned detour for Myrtle Avenue at Cooper Gulch area will be in full effect on Monday. Due to the size and depth of the new culvert, the construction operation will require the full width of Myrtle Avenue to be excavated. A temporary bypass road around the construction will be in place, but this bypass is NOT paved and traffic will be slow moving. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, especially during commute times. The detour is expected to be in place 4 to 6 weeks. Thank you for your patience and please contact Eureka Public Works at 441-4203 with any questions or concerns.

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Eureka Draft Housing Element Study Session

September 27, 2019 

The City of Eureka will be holding two joint study sessions to refine the content of the draft Eureka Housing Element. Both the City Council and Planning Commission will be in attendance. These meetings will provide Council, the Planning Commission, and the public a chance to learn about the proposed goals, policies, and implementation programs contained in the draft documents and allow feedback. Noticing for public hearings at both the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption of the Housing Element will be sent in the future. No final decisions or action will be taken at the study sessions.

Housing Element Study Sessions #1

Date: Tuesday, October 1st

Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Eureka City Hall (531 K Street, Eureka)


Housing Element Study Session #2

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Eureka City Hall ( 531 K Street, Eureka)

You can download the most recent draft (as of 09-27-19) HERE.

If you have any questions about the study sessions or would like to provide comments, please contact Brian Heaton, Senior Planner, at (707) 268-5265 or bheaton@ci.eureka.ca.gov

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Eureka Digital Sign Survey

February 22, 2018 

The Eureka City Council is currently evaluating the City’s regulations regarding digital signs, which are also known as electronic signs, electronic message centers, LED message centers, and reader boards.

For members of the general public and business owners interested in expressing your opinion regarding digital signs, be sure to read this recent Press Release and participate in the survey included.

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Zoning Code Update – Community Vision Drawing

January 2, 2018 

On November 28, 2017, the Development Services Department held a public workshop in the Wharfinger Building to inform the public of the ongoing Zoning Code Update and to solicit community feedback. An artist/graphic recorder was on hand to drawing a visual representation of the participants’ vision.

Click HERE to view the visual representation.

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Zoning Code Update Public Workshop Results

December 22, 2017 

On November 28, 2017, the Development Services Department held a public workshop in the Wharfinger Building to inform the public of the ongoing Zoning Code Update and to solicit community feedback. The event was well attended, with over 200 people making it out on a rainy Tuesday night. The workshop began with an educational presentation by Development Services Director, Rob Holmlund, about the principles of urban planning and the unique opportunities and challenges present in Eureka. The remainder of the event was open house-style where people moved from station to station to offer their thoughts verbally or in writing. The stations corresponded to topics (e.g. parking or building heights) and to neighborhoods of the city (e.g. Downtown or Henderson Center). Vast quantities of data were collected and have since been reviewed and synthesized.

Click HERE to view the results.

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Eureka Box Art - Call to Artists

July 17, 2017 

The City of Eureka invites artists to apply to install murals on utility boxes. The goal of Eureka Box Art! is to use utility boxes as “canvases” for original pieces of art as well as to contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the city, while deterring graffiti. This program is open to individual artists, a team of artists or community groups with a designated lead artist. Selected artists shall be compensated for the application of their artwork and designs.

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