Help support a Youth Driven Mural at Clara May Berry Park!
Help support a Youth Driven Mural at Clara May Berry Park!
On Thursday, November 7, the City of Eureka’s Public Works Department will be on the streets wearing bright pink t-shirts and collecting money for breast cancer. All of the Department’s Crews, including Water Distribution, Waste Water Collections, Code Enforcement, Building, Streets, Planning and others will contribute to the effort. The event was originally scheduled in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but public safety power shutoffs conducted by PG&E delayed it.
Director of Public Works Brian Gerving said, “Each of us in the Public Works Department knows someone who has been directly impacted by breast cancer – it may be a family member, a friend, or a colleague. We want to do our part to increase awareness of this important cause and raise funds for the Humboldt Breast and GYN Health Project. We hope that the community shares our concern and contributes anything they can when they see our crews in the field.”
The City Crews will be stationed at the following intersections to collect money: Harris and Central, Henderson and California, and Sixth and I. The fundraiser will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.
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.
The City would like to thank its residents that have reached out to the Council and staff regarding the recently proposed Animal Ordinance. In order to ensure that the City Council can hear everyone’s concerns over the proposed ordinance, staff will be scheduling a special workshop to engage all interested parties.
The adoption of the Animal Ordinance will not be on the November 5, 2019 Agenda. The workshop will be held at a later time once the ordinance has been completed.
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.
At the September 17, 2019 City Council meeting, Council approved the City's response to the 2018-19 Grand Jury Report. Council authorized the two responses listed below:
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 email@example.com
The City of Eureka is hosting a free Wooden Window Workshop on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B Street, Eureka. Click here for more information: Wooden Window Workshop Flyer
Space is limited, and advanced registration is required! Register by clicking here: Wooden Window Workshop Registration
Sequoia Park Zoo staff sadly announce the passing of one of our oldest and best known zoo animals, our female White-handed gibbon Joh-leen. She had been under intensive veterinary treatment since December of last year for a series of health problems. With the help of the amazing veterinary team at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital and our zoo veterinarian, along with our dedicated animal care staff, she was treated successfully for these conditions and seemed to be on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, she developed a new life-threatening condition in the last couple of months and despite our best efforts to save her, Joh-leen passed away yesterday during an emergency procedure.
The Eureka Children and Families Mayor's Initiative approaches city business in a way that promotes a healthy community by supporting children and families. This Kick Off Meeting will be an opportunity to learn about the initiative and to provide feedback to both child care leaders and city employees.
When: Wednesday May 1, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM
Where: Wharfinger Building #1 Marina Drive
Pizza and refreshments will be served
Childcare provided on site
The City of Eureka would like you to be part of this process. Join us for two community meetings this month.
Notice of Public Comment Period and Intention to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
The 30-day public comment period begins on March 4, 2019 and ends on April 3, 2019.
The project proposes construction of a public restroom, recreational, and commercial hospitality facilities, an additional floating dock, extending 100 feet into the Bay, pedestrian safety modifications to the intersection of Waterfront and T Streets and street vacations for a portion of S Street between Waterfront Drive and Front Street, and aportion of Front Street between T and S Streets.
Please join the new Eureka Waterfront Trail North Trail Stewards on Saturday, February 16, between 9 and 11am. We will meet at the foot of X Street by the Blue Ox at 9am.
We will be removing any trash and doing other maintenance related activities. Please bring your own water. We have some gloves but bring your own if you wish. New volunteers are always welcome! Rain or shine, we'll be there! For more info contact Dennis Houghton at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
the City of Eureka and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation invite the community to a public meeting to learn more about our upcoming Redwood Canopy Walk Project. We hope you will join us Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PMat the Wharfinger building for a presentation on this innovative project that will be opening at Sequoia Park Zoo in 2020. Short presentations form our design collaborators Synergo and Tree Solutions Inc. will provide the audience with some of the conceptual planning done thus far, safety and technical considerations, safeguards for forest health, and descriptions of the visitor experience.
For more information: 707.441.4263
Notice of Public Comment Period and Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
The 30-day public comment period begins on October 20, 2018, and ends on November 19, 2018.
The Carrington Vigo Street Commercial Development Project would demolish an existing vacant, 9,000 sf, two-story wooden commercial building, and construct two new commercial buildings, pave a portion of the gravel lot, repave existing paved areas, construct stormwater infrastructure and utility improvements, and install buffers, lighting, landscaping, and signage. The existing property line between the two parcels will be relocated easterly through a Lot Line Adjustment.
Please join us at the Wharfinger, October 4 at 6pm for a special public inflormational meeting about Measure I. There will be delicious deli appetizers.
The City of Eureka and partnering agencies will hold an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Fair at Redwood Acres on September 21 and 22 to educate and inspire people to create ADUs. Commonly called “second units” or “mother-in-law units”, an ADU is a small housing unit associated with a single-family home. The target audience for the event is owners of single-family residential properties that have an interest in creating an ADU on their property. Your property is likely able to accommodate an ADU.
Please join the Hikshari' Volunteer Trail Stewards on Saturday, July 14th, between 9 and 11am. We will meet at the sanctuary parking lot at the end of Hilfiker Lane at 9am.
We will be removing invasives, trash and doing other maintenance related activities. Please bring your own water. We have some gloves but bring your own if you wish. New volunteers are always welcome! Rain or shine, we'll be there! For more info contact Wanda at email@example.com
We need your voice! Help us imagine new ways to discover, learn and play in our beloved Sequoia Park.
Eureka City Staff and the Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a special Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 4:00 PM, to conduct an Architectural Driving Tour within the City of Eureka.
To view the Agenda and a map of the driving tour, please click the link below:
Eureka Community Services and the Betty Chinn Day Center are committed to empowering the members of our community and providing them with the tools to set them up for success. Which is why they have partnered to create Pathway to Payday—a unique and innovative workshop that will only teach you how to best sell yourself on your application & how to best be prepared for an interview.
What makes this workshop unique, is that participants will get the opportunity to immediately put these skills to the test with on-site interviews with real employers looking to hire.
Workshop participants are not guaranteed a job, but they are guaranteed this great opportunity. Last year, nearly 90% of workshop attendees left with a job.
There will be free on-site childcare available, lunch, as well as interview attire if needed.
This free workshop series will take place over four sessions at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center at 133 7th Street in Eureka. Reserve your spot by calling Alexa at (707) 407-3833.
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.
Join us for the official ribbon cutting to mark the completion of the Eureka Waterfront Trail.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 pm on the trail behind the Blue Ox Mill. You can park on 1st and X St. or park under the Samoa Bridge and walk part of the trail.
This is in addition to the Celebration of the opening of the trail taking place on February 10 at the Wharfinger Building. Click here to find out more about the celebration.
Did you know that the construction of our waterfront trail is now complete?
Yep, that’s the case. (In case you didn’t know, it’s 6.3 miles from one end to the other.)
So, since it’s done (short of adding some amenities), let’s celebrate!
Join us for this FREE event on February 10 at the Wharfinger building:
Get a sneak peak of the trail amenities to be installed between now and September.
Watch a special premiere of the documentary which tells the history of the trail, entitled “Battle for the Eureka Waterfront Trail” The untold story of the trials and tribulations that led to the development of Eureka’s newest crown jewel.”
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and and a no host bar.
Wharfinger Building (1 Marina Way Eureka, CA 95501)
Saturday, February 10th
Social hour: 4PM to 5PM
Documentary screening: 5PM to 7PM
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.
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.
Eureka City Hall will be closed December 25 - December 1, 2018. This week is a slow time of year for business conducted at City Hall. Employees will be working during this time or taking planned vacation time. Utility payments will accepted on-line or thru the drop box located on the 6th Street side of City Hall. All other City offices will remain open including the Adorni Center, EPD and Public Works. Individuals planning to do work during this closure should obtain permits prior to the closure. Should a urgent situation arise, please call 707.441.4115.
Sequoia Park Zoo Renovation and Expansion
Notice Is Hereby Given that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15072 & 15105, the City is providing notice of an “Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact” for the Sequoia Park Zoo Renovation and Expansion. All interested persons are invited to comment on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.
Sequoia Park Zoo launches its initiative to create a native plant botanical garden throughout the zoo campus. Today begins the replacement of the non-native escallonia hedge along the front sidewalk with a hedgerow consisting of over 20 species of plants native to Humboldt County.
The first Sequoia Park Re-envisioning Old Growth, New Adventures design charrette / community workshop was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Click on the link below to learn more about the information gathered. A second design charrette / community workshop will be held soon. Stay tuned for more info!
ADDENDUM 1 TO THE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
Purchase and Development of City of Eureka Housing Successor Owned APN:s: 001-261-020 and -022 (7th & Myrtle Avenue), and 002-114-002 (1808 6th Street) as an Affordable Housing Project
Thursday, September 21, 2017
1685 Union Street, Eureka, CA
The City of Eureka and Eureka Police Department are hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposal submitted to the City of Eureka by the Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation for a community day center.
Elk River Estuary/Inter-Tidal Wetlands Enhancement and Coastal Access Project
Notice Is Hereby Given that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15072 & 15105, the City is providing notice of an “Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact” for the project described below. All interested persons are invited to comment on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration pursuant to the provisions of CEQA. The 30-day public review period commences on August 21, 2017. Written comments on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 21, 2017, and should be submitted to: City of Eureka, Development Services Department, Attn: Kristen M. Goetz, Senior Planner, 531 “K” Street, Eureka CA 95501. The draft Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review during regular business hours at the City of Eureka Development Services Department – Community Development Division. This is not a notice of public hearing. A future public hearing regarding this project will be duly noticed as required by law.
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.
The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $90,000 to the Ink People & City of Eureka as part of its Creative California Communities program.
The Eureka City Council and Staff believe strongly in transparency of government. Ongoing efforts to provide documents on the City's web site along with meeting notifications are a priority. The City of Eureka looks forward to addtional opportunities to ensure transparency to its residents. Click on "Sunshine Week" to learn more.
Due to a break in the water main, all water customers located on Jacobs Avenue will be without water until approximately 6 p.m. In addition, because of the location of the repair, the northbound right lane of Highway 101 will be closed from V Street to north of the Eureka Slough Bridge until approximately 6 p.m., February 23, 2017. The City of Eureka apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please exercise caution when driving in this area and consider alternate routes if possible.
Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake. EBB offers up to $3,000 toward a code-compliant seismic retorfit for houses that qualify. For additional information on this State program please click on the link below:
Eureka City Hall will be closed from December 26, 2016 thru January 2, 2017. This week between Christmas and New Year is a slow time of the year for business conducted in City Hall. Employees will be working during this closure or taking planned vacation time. Utility payments will be accepted through the website or at the drop box located outside of City Hall at the 6th street entrance. All other city offices will remain open including the Police Department, Humboldt Bay Fire, Adorni Center and Public Work’s buildings. Citizens who are planning to do work during this time period should obtain permits prior to the planned closure. No service of process will be accepted during this time.
Come to the free inaugural fun run, walk, roll on Sat., December 17th as we open phase A of the Waterfront Trail!
We’re hosting a 1-mile fun run (or walk or roll – wheelchairs only; no bikes) as part of the opening of Phase A of the Waterfront Trail. Participants will start at the Del Norte Pier and go one mile south along the trail. Rides back to Del Norte Street will be provided by the Timber Heritage Association and there will be live music.
Holiday costumes are encouraged.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707.441.4248
If you are looking for the live presentation of the City Council meeting, please tune into Channel 12 Access Humboldt
The City of Eureka is pleased to present it's new Web Site. Please note that we are working on correcting some issues within the site. Please submit a comment if you encounter any issues as you explore the site. Thank you for visiting the new Eureka Web Site! Please use the comment link below to submit your issue or concern.
The City of Eureka will be retrofitting some City-owned traffic signals with new flashing yellow left turn arrows. This signal has been demonstrated to be safer and more efficient and has been used successfully for a number of years in other states. The City will install the first flashing yellow left turn arrow signal in Humboldt County at the Harrison Avenue and Buhne Street intersection in November during the week of Thanksgiving. For additional information on the new left turn signal, please click the link below
The City of Eureka has wrapped up it's HEADS UP pedestrian safety education campaign. The goal of the campaign was to reduce pedestrian collisions by improving pedestrian and driver behavior. The campaign was funded by a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The attached HEADS UP Pedestrian Safety Campaign final report summarizes the campaign, its accomplishments, and provides lessons learned for future traffic safety campaigns.
To view report click here.
City of Eureka
General Plan Update
Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting
September 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Land Use and Zoning Designation Changes
As part of the City of Eureka’s General Plan Update process, the City will hold a joint City Council/Planning Commission Study Session on September 8, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall. As part of the process to prepare the Preferred Land Use Plan, Staff has identified and will present recommendations regarding the following:
The City of Eureka is soliciting Requests for Proposals for administrative subcontractor consulting services for the 2015 State HOME Program Grant #15-HOME-10093 - The Lodge at Eureka, a new rental construction project, and will receive proposals in the Development Services Office, Third Floor, City Hall, 531 K Street, Eureka, California, 95501, up to the hour of 5:00 PM, Monday, September 21, 2015.
For RFP click HERE
For Addendum click HERE
NOTE: The RFP released Monday, July 27 was an incorrect version. The corrected version has been posted, and you can find the corrected document at the link below. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.
The City of Eureka is soliciting Requests for Proposals for the Blue Ox Strategic Plan.
The Blue Ox Strategic Plan will create a Strategic Plan which demonstrates the financial, regulatory and cultural pathway to the development of a sustainable historic village site and school structure for the Blue Ox Historic Village and School as part of a larger vision for the shoreline of the City of Eureka.
Please see the corrected copy HERE.
The City of Eureka is embarking on a process to gather public feedback regarding concepts for development for the area behind the boardwalk, between C Street and F Street. The project area is encompassed by the boardwalk on the north, the C Street Market Plaza on the west, Waterfront Drive (1st Street) on the South, and F Street Plaza on the east. The C Street to F Street Design Charrette will be occurring during the last week of July. The week includes multiple public workshops, which are summarized below. Please help spread the word.
1. Setback Guidelines
2. Insurance requirements for individual Parklets
3. Defining "easy removal"
On May 5, 2015 the Eureka City Council directed staff to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for businesses that are interested in opening one of two potential medical cannabis dispensaries in Eureka. The RFQ is prepared, and will be released on Monday July 6, 2015. Responders will have until August 14, 2015 to put together a response to the RFQ. Please check back Monday for a link to the RFQ.
The Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt will be opening their Section 8 Wait List for affordable housing on Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Redwood Acres Only. Hours will be 10:30am to 4:30pm on Tuesday and 8:30am to 3:30pm on Wednesday. Preliminary applications will be given and accepted at this event. For more information, please call the Housing Authority at 707-443-4583 Ext. 210.
For more information click here.
This addendum is issued as supplemental information to the RFQ #07-06-07096 COLD STORAGE FEASIBILITY STUDY. This addendum includes answers to questions that were submitted by consultants via email following the conference call that occurred on December 18, 2014. All questions asked prior to and/or during the December 18th conference call were addressed in Addendum #1. Two follow-up questions were submitted via email, which are addressed in the addendum.
This addendum is issued as supplemental information to the RFQ #07-06-07096 COLD STORAGE FEASIBILITY STUDY. This addendum includes the following points of clarification:
The 2010, 2012 and 2014 San Francisco Giants World Series trophies will be on display at the Adorni Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Stop by and take your picture with these special trophies!
Consultants that are interested in submitting a statement of qualifications for the Cold Storage Feasibility Study (Project number 07-06-07096) are encouraged to participate in a Q&A meeting/conference call with City staff at 1:30pm on December 18, 2014. Consultants must be prepared to ask questions of
City staff regarding the RFQ. Consultants may attend the Q&A meeting in person in Room 207 at City Hall or may call in to the meeting with the following information:
If you have questions regarding the upcoming meeting, call Maggie Gurley at 707.441.4160.
The City of Eureka is soliciting proposals from qualified firms for services related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Pedestrian Safety Education and Outreach Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries, through increased awareness and improved behavior by informing, persuading, and motivating a target audience. The project is being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The final project completion date is September 30, 2015, and the total contract cost shall not exceed $90,000.
A complete project scope of work, and submission requirements are available from the City of Eureka Engineering Department, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501, or on the City of Eureka’s website. If you have any questions or require more information, please call Sheila Parrott in the Engineering Department at (707) 441-4194. Proposals must be received by 2:00 P.M., November 13, 2014.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15072 & 15105, the City of Eureka is providing notice of an “Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact” for the Phase A Eureka Waterfront Trail Project. The City has prepared an Initial Study for this project, and proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration. A copy of the Notice of Intent and Initial Study can be found by clicking HERE.
Participate in a Study Session on Eureka’s General Plan UpdateThe community is invited to attend an informational joint study session with the City Council and Planning Commission on the General Plan Update on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:00 pm in the Council Chamber located at City Hall, 531 K Street in Eureka. Join the City to learn about two documents that will inform the General Plan Update: the Draft Planning Issues and Opportunities Report and the Homelessness Policy Paper. The Draft Planning Issues and Opportunities Report identifies key physical, environmental, economic, cultural, and social assets, issues, opportunities and objectives that may be considered as part of the update. The Homelessness Policy Paper presents short-term, medium-term and longer-term strategies the community can take to begin to reduce homelessness. This study session will present an overview of both documents and the process by which they were developed. For more information, visit the General Plan Update website at http://www.eureka2040gpu.com or call Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-5265.
Saturday, July 26, is “Get Out & Play Day” in Eureka! From the park to the bay, there will plenty to do for the whole family from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Just a few of the highlights of “Get Out & Play Day” are “Zumba in the Park” at Sequoia Park, interpretive walks along the Hikshari’ Trail, a “Kicks & Tricks SK8 Fest” at Cooper Gulch, kids FREE Day on the Madaket, Wine Down at the Adorni After Party and much more. Your couch just met its match!
The Transportation Safety Commission has completed another draft of the Transportation Safety Action Plan & supplemental Neighborhood Traffic Calming tool and is asking for public input and comments. The purpose of the plan is to improve safety for all modes of transportation in the City of Eureka and to provide local neighborhoods opportunities to resolve their traffic safety concerns through use of traffic calming countermeasures. You can view the drafts by going to the Engineering Department, Traffic/Signals, Transportation Safety Commission and you will see the draft link or see more below.
Please submit comments through the Engineering email at email@example.com through July 31, 2014.
The Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that Greg Sparks of West Des Moines, Iowa has accepted the position of City Manager with the City of Eureka. Greg comes to the City of Eureka with a great deal of experience and knowledge as a City Manager. Mr. Sparks is currently employed by the City of West Des Moines as their City Manager and oversees a staff of 415 employees and an annual budget of 113M.
Previous experience: Greg served as the Town Manager of Mountain Village, Colorado. Mountain Village is a resort community adjacent to Telluride, in southwest Colorado. He managed a staff of 146 employees that offered a variety of traditional and non-traditional services to meet the needs of full and part-time residents, as well as a diverse visitor base. Prior to Mountain Village, Greg served as City Administrator in Owatonna, MN from 1995 to 2007, and as City Administrator of Worthington, MN, from 1988 to 1995. Greg began his city management career as an intern in Reno, Nevada in 1978, and has worked in management positions in Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, and Minnesota.
The City of Eureka is seeking a first mortgage lender to enter into an Agreement with the City of Eureka to provide first mortgage loans to low- to moderate-income eligible homebuyers within the city limits of Eureka. The CDBG Homebuyer with Rehabilitation program is funded by a grant from the State of California Community Development Block Grant and the City of Eureka will provide second mortgage, deferred (no monthly) payment loans, up to $100,000.00, due upon sale or maturity of the first mortgage loan, or in 30 years at 1.5% interest. An orientation meeting will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2013, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber on the 2nd floor at 531 K Street. The deadline for proposal submittal is Monday, March 24th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. For a copy of the proposal, additional information, or to be added to the City’s Homebuyer Program waiting list, please contact Melinda Petersen in the Housing Division at 707-441-4214.
First Community Workshop and Virtual Town Hall
The first General Plan Update Community Workshop was held last night at the Wharfinger Building. This was the first of four planned workshops with the next workshop anticipated in late summer. We would like to extend a big “thank you” to all who attended and received an overview of the City of Eureka’s General Plan Update process. Attendees also participated in interactive stations and provided input on various topics such as Annexation, Homelessness, and residential and commercial development. The input received last night will be included in the Key Issues and Community Objectives Report, and will help inform the Community Background Report as well as the Issues and Implications policy papers addressing key issues for the General Plan Update.
If you were unable to attend last night, you can still provide input during our first Virtual Town Hall, which runs through February 24th. Virtual Town Hall’s are a web-based avenue you can use to provide input on the General Plan, and the issues that were included in last night’s Workshop are the topic of the current Town Hall.
Please visit the Virtual Town Hall HERE. The General Plan Update website can be accessed by clicking the General Plan Update button on the left or at http://www.eureka2040gpu.com. Please call Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-5265 if you have questions.
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The Eureka Police Officer’s Association has announced this year’s winners of the Charlie Swanson Scholarship Awards. These awards are given out each year in memory of Eureka Police Detective, Charlie Swanson, who died on duty in 1996 while apprehending a burglary suspect.
From St. Bernard’s High School, the winner was Jared Guy. He will be attending College of the Redwoods and is interested in a career in law enforcement.
From Eureka High School, the winner was Andrew Kime. He plans on attending Humboldt State University, where he will study graphic design.
Each student will receive $1,000 for the college they will be attending next year.
April 17, 2013 -- Investigators of the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office served an arrest warrant on Eureka Police Department Sergeant Adam Laird today for violations of PC 149 (Assault Under Color of Authority) and PC 118.1 (False Police Report).
The warrant service was the culmination of a joint criminal investigation conducted by Eureka Police Department Detectives and Investigators of the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. The joint investigation was conducted after information had been received from a Eureka Police Officer about alleged criminal misconduct perpetrated by Sgt. Adam Laird. Sgt. Laird had his police powers suspended and was placed on administrative leave since incident was reported.
The investigation was initiated at the direction of Chief Murl Harpham. In accordance with inter-agency protocol, the Eureka Police Department notified the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office and formally requested its assistance. Since this is an ongoing investigation no further information is being released at this time so as not to compromise the integrity of the process.
Sgt. Adam Laird was booked into the Humboldt County Jail and was released after posting bail.Further media inquiries should be directed to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office.
Chief District Attorney Investigator, Mike Hislop
EUREKA TO WELCOME TALL SHIPS LADY WASHINGTON AND HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN APRIL 11-17
The Eureka community will host the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain for their annual visit to the city’s waterfront near the Adorni Recreation Center from April 11-17. The ships will present sailing and dockside education programs to area K-12 students, walk-on tours, and public sailing excursions, including a value-priced sail on April 17.
Additional information is available online at www.historicalseaport.org or by calling 800-200-5239.
November 30, 2012, Chief Ken Woods was announced as the Ronny Jack Coleman Fire Chief of the Year by the California Fire Chiefs Association during its annual conference in Sacramento.
This prestigious award puts him in an elite group of fire chiefs who have made a significant impact on the California fire service’s ability to meet the unique risks and challenges that are present within California.
Humboldt Bay Fire is pleased to announce we are now offering a Pet First Aid & CPR course. This course is designed to teach students useful skills for caring for their pet during a wide range of pet-related emergencies. Properly applied First Aid can save your pet’s life, reduce recovery time and be the difference between temporary disability and lifelong disability. This program concentrates on basic emergency care as well as some common illnesses and other problems that your pet may be exposed to. For more information, please call Humboldt Bay Fire, (707) 441-4000.
When: Saturday November 17th, 2012
Location: HQ classroom 6th & C. Street, Eureka
Class size: 25
The City of Eureka is currently accepting applications for
To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney
Resumes are acknowledged within two business days. Call Phil McKenney toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.
The Eureka Police Department and the City of Eureka would like to remind you that school is back in session and to slow down, be alert, and watch for pedestrians.
Humboldt Bay Firefighters are proud to announce we will be hosting our first annual dog-friendly 5K Walk/Run on October 14, 2012. The event will take place in Sequoia Park and will benefit a local non-profit animal charity, with this year's pick being the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network. It is our goal to raise money for this organization through business sponsors, donations, and race participants. All proceeds will be donated directly to the benefiting animal charity.
For more information, please call Humboldt Bay Fire, (707) 441-4000.
Sections 22710 and 9250.7 of the California Vehicle Code authorize the establishment of the Humboldt County Abandoned Vehicle Authority (AVA), as well as the imposition of a fee on all vehicles registered in Humboldt County. The fee, which is referred to as the AVA Fee, is charged at a rate of one (1) dollar for every vehicle registered in the County, and an additional two (2) dollars for certain commercial vehicles registered in the County. The AVA Fees are collected by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and are then dispersed to the Humboldt County Abandoned Vehicle Authority. The fees may only be used for the abatement, removal, and disposal of any abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles, or vehicle parts, located on private or public property within Humboldt County. The AVA Fee must be renewed every ten (10) years.
A YES vote would authorize the DMV to continue collecting the AVA Fee in the amount of one (1) dollar for every vehicle registered in Humboldt County, and an additional two (2) dollars for certain commercial vehicles registered in Humboldt County, for a term of ten (10) years.
A NO vote would mean that the DMV would stop collecting the AVA Fee.
The AVA Fee will not be renewed, and the AVA Fee will not be collected, unless the measure is approved by sixty six percent (66%) of the registered voters voting on the Measure.
Voicemail services for the City of Eureka are currently down. We are working with AT&T to resolve the problem and apologize for any inconvenience the outage may cause.
Email addresses for many City departments may be found on the department contact pages of this site. Alternately, you may choose to call back during regular business hours.
BUILDING INSPECTION REQUESTS MAY BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AT 707-441-4155 AFTER 8:00 AM.
Fisherman’s Terminal Building Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
Media Contact: Angi Sorensen
February 3, 2012, (Eureka, CA) -- The City of Eureka announced today that its newly opened Fisherman’s Terminal Building has been awarded LEED® Gold as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
The City Council of the City of Eureka will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, to introduce an Ordinance Amending Title 15 pertaining to Emergency Shelters and Special Needs Housing.
The proposed Ordinance would codify changes in the Eureka Municipal Code to achieve compliance with Senate Bill 2, and to satisfy Implementation Measures 2.11 and 2.32 in the City of Eureka’s 2009-2014 Housing Element. The proposed Ordinance can be viewed here.
You are cordially invited to attend the Eureka Fire Department’s Open house on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Enjoy refreshments and free raffles for great prizes for all ages. Please come and meet your firefighters and fire staff, go on a tour to see the headquarters station house, the fire apparatus and equipment your fire department uses everyday. See demonstrations of emergency equipment and procedures, meet our area partners in emergency preparedness and see their informational booths, and much, much more.
Eureka, Calif. – The search for the City of Eureka’s next Police Chief is underway and City residents are being asked what they would like to see in Eureka’s Police Chief. To solicit this input, two community meetings will be held to provide residents with an opportunity to share their thoughts directly with City officials.
Meetings will be held:
Participants will be asked to share their thoughts or ideas on this important topic. Topics of particular focus will include:
The City Council has asked professional facilitator, Mary Gelinas, to assist the City with these community meetings which will be designed to gather input regarding what qualities are desired in the City’s next Police Chief. The Mayor and City Council members will participate in the meetings as listeners and table hosts for small group discussions.
In addition to the community meetings the City will be soliciting input from various community groups, as well as individual citizens through the use of an online survey placed on the City’s website.
The City of Eureka is currently recruiting for the position of Fire Chief. To apply online for this outstanding career opportunity, click here.
Application materials are available from:
City of Eureka
531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501-1165
(707) 441-4134 (24 hour job line recording)
Final filing date is June 30, 2011.
View Fire Chief Job Announcement
Humboldt Waste Management Authority is sponsoring a collection event for over-the-counter, prescription and narcotic drugs on Saturday, January 15th. Flushing drugs down the toilet or disposing them in the trash is not the proper way to dispose of them. Wastewater treatment plants and landfills do not remove the contaminates from the drugs, and they end up polluting the environment. Properly disposing of these drugs is critical in maintaining good water quality in our local waterways and a healthy environment. If you're intersted, more information is available in the following file: Event Flyer
The City Council of the City of Eureka sent a letter to the County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman, Clif Clendenen, enumerating the major concerns the City Council has with the County of Humboldt’s Ridgewood Village project and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).
The Council’s concerns include the size of the development; the substantial impact the project will have on the City’s public services, infrastructure, and citizens; and the failure of the DEIR to fully study those impacts and provide required mitigation. Additional issues raised in the letter include the use of a fundamentally flawed traffic model, the connection to Lundblade Drive and traffic issues for Lundbar Hills and other City neighborhoods, as well as identifying mitigation measures, or the lack thereof, both within the City limits and involving the State’s facilities without consultation with either agency.
Finally, the letter also addresses the Council’s concern over the lack of communication from the County regarding the project. The Council concludes by asking the Board of Supervisors to take as much time as needed to properly evaluate and respond to the comments regarding the project and the DEIR, instead of rushing through the project.
To view a copy of the letter, click HERE.
More information provided in the Flyer link below
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s)
Replacing an incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb can help save the planet. Almost 20 pounds of CO2 can be avoided each your by simply replacing a 60-watt incandescent light bulb with a 20-watt compact fluorescent bulb. This is based on only 2 ½ hours of usage each day. Just think how much CO2 can be avoided by replacing all of the incandescent lamps in your house. And, you will reduce your utility bill by about $5.00. Not bad for a $2.00 bulb.
Community Pedestrian Safety Training
Monday, April 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm
At the Wharfinger Building, #1 Marina Way
The City of Eureka will be hosting a free pedestrian safety training workshop. This training teaches basic pedestrian safety best practices, includes a walkability assessment, and small group discussion. Come share your experiences, learn about options for change, and hear about what the City of Eureka is doing to facilitate pedestrian safety.
City of Eureka Damage Assessments teams are finding dangerous damage in chimneys and appliance vent pipes.
In many cases the damage caused by the earthquake is not readily visible. Inspectors have found cracks in chimney flues could cause a fire in your house. Leaks in vents from gas appliances such heaters, water heaters, dryers or stoves may release dangerous carbon monoxide.
The flues and bricks of a chimney are designed to protect your house from heat from a fire in your wood stove or fireplace. The earthquake caused noticeable damage to chimneys city-wide. City inspection teams have also found damage that is not easily noticeable. This damage includes cracks in bricks and linings and dislodged chimney insert pipe.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 the City of Eureka will be hosting a community forum to be held in the Council Chambers at Eureka City Hall. The purpose of the forum is to provide information to the public related to the proposed ordinance and the regulation of the cultivation of medical marijuana and formation of medical marijuana collectives. The ordinance is not intended to interfere with a patient’s right to medical marijuana, as provided for in California Health & Safety Code Section 11362, nor does it criminalize medical marijuana possession or cultivation by specifically defined classifications of persons, pursuant to state law.
click here to view proposed ordinance (Updated 3/5/2010)
Oversized and Recreational Vehicle Parking Permits are now available for NO COST from Eureka Police Department.
Examples of Oversized or Recreational Vehicles would be any motor vehicle over 25 feet long, any motor vehicle over 96 inches wide, any motor vehicle which is designed, used or maintained as farm machinery, any non-motorized vehicle, such as a semitrailer, trailer, trailer coach, utility trailer, two or more axle camper, or a one-axle camper which has been detached from its drawing vehicle and any recreational vehicle over 20 feet long.
Jessie Faulkner/The Times-Standard
Posted: 02/11/2009 01:15:21 AM PST
North Coast volunteer firefighters spent 136,863 hours at reported incidents in 2008 and spent more than 50,000 hours in training, both snippets included in the first-ever Humboldt County Fire Services Annual Report presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
On a Sunday afternoon in early December 2008, Mel and his wife Judy were competing in a dog agility meet at the horse arena in Redwood Acres. At the same time, Eureka Firefighters were at Redwood Acres for their annual toy drive. Capt. Chris Emmons, Engineer Mitchell Mills, Firefighters Jason Campillo and Donald Penn were collecting toys for the annual toy drive, when they were dispatched to a medical aid call at the horse arena. When the fire crew got to the Mr. Sample, bystanders were performing CPR. The bystanders turned out to be a physician and a nurse. Mr. Sample had no pulse and was unable to breathe on his own. The fire crew applied the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to Mr. Sample in an attempt to get his heart to start a normal heartbeat. The AED was administered twice and a normal pulse was regained. By the time Mr. Sample got to the hospital, he was awake and talking.
On June 3, 2008, the Eureka City Council voted unanimously to amend Eureka’s existing Solid Waste ordinance to enable a mandatory/universal garbage and recycling collection program in Eureka. The ordinance was adopted to assist the City in meeting State recycling/waste diversion mandates and reducing illegal disposal and public health concerns in Eureka. The ordinance enabled the following services:
This program applies to all improved properties within the City of Eureka. For more information about the program, click here for More...
Starting September 1, 2008, the City of Eureka will be reducing the frequency of street sweeping in the residential areas of the city. Due to budget reductions, residential areas previously swept weekly, will now be swept on a monthly basis. The monthly sweeping will occur the first full week of each month, with different routes being swept between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, click on the "Street Sweeping Map-Day Route" or "Night Route" for the scheduled daily sweeping routes or call the Public Works Department at (707) 441-4203.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
To increase the effectiveness of street sweeping in your neighborhood, please follow these simple steps:
Remove your vehicles from the street during scheduled street sweeping days.
Keep the street path clear of lawn and tree trimmings; trash and debris; illegal driveway approaches such as concrete, metal or wood ramps.
Do not pile or stack leaves in the street. Whenever possible, leaves should be removed completely and placed in green waste containers.Leaf Season
The Personnel Director should be knowledgeable, resourceful, perceptive, and responsive, and must be able to effectively utilize available resources to advise the City Manager and City staff, and to effectively represent the City on all personnel matters.
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are looking for up to 350 volunteers to help build a new playspace on March 29th, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.
Bring your entire family so you can say, "I helped build this park". In addtion to building the playspace, volunteers are needed to help with:
building an edible garden
feeding volunteer, and
painting a mural to honor Cesar Chavez.
City representatives traveled to Sacramento today to attend the I-Bank Board meeting where the item was discussed and approved. City staff along with Mayor Virginia Bass attended the I-Bank meeting to present the C Street project along with the request for funding. Mayor Bass stated "I am very excited for the C Street improvement project to proceed and I am elated that the I-Bank board supported this important project fo rthe City of Eureka".
This financing package will allow the city to move forward with the necessary waterfront improvements to accomplish the City Council's visioning goal for the development of a Fisherman's warehouse and work area.
Eureka Firefighters want to thank the community for their amazing generosity.
The Eureka Firefighters and Salvation Army are kicking off the 58th Annual Christmas Toy Drive. Eureka Firefighters will be collecting “new” toys at the Bayshore Mall, November 24 & 25, and at Redwood Acres Humboldt Artisan’s Craft Fair, December 1, 2, and 3, 2006. The Salvation Army will distribute the toys to children in our community who may not otherwise receive a new toy for Christmas.
This event provides the opportunity for citizens to “Share The Magic of Christmas”.
Eureka, CA ~ Eureka’s 150th Anniversary yearlong celebration of the founding of the town government, will be wrapping up the year with a ceremony on Saturday, December 2, 2006, with a presentation of the Time Capsule by Pam Service, director of the Clarke Historical Museum, and the City’s announcement of which building under construction will house the Time Capsule until it’s opened in 2056.
For the past decade the residents of the City of
Eureka, CA ~ As part of Eureka’s 150th Anniversary celebration, the Great Dates display boards are on view through August 30th at the Eureka Main Library on the second floor in the Art Gallery. View historic photos and peruse 150 years of important dates in Eureka’s past. From the founding of the town government, all the way to the present, there are a wealth of interesting facts and some compelling photos. Librarians report that the public really enjoys the exhibit.
Eureka City Councilmember
Utilizing the Boston Athletic Association’s website, Eureka Fire Department personnel were able to track Eureka Fire Captain II Chris Jelinek, as he ran in the 110th Boston Marathon, April 17, 2006.
The San Francisco Fire Department Historical Society will present the 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire Exposition on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 15, 16 & 17, 2006 on
~ Announcing Eureka's 150th Anniversary ~
A Yearlong Celebration 1856-2006
EUREKA, CA ~ As the New Year unfolds, watch for ongoing focus on the rich 150-year history of Eureka, California - from the time of first contact with the Native people to the founding of the town government on April 18, 1856, through one-and-a-half centuries of community innovation, toil, development, landmarks and landmark moments, to the present.
A Eureka Firefighter recently attended a week of training on combating fires at flammable and combustible liquids facilities. Some of the components included firefighting tactics, the thought processes of terrorists, effects of terrorist incidents on firefighters, and familiarization with refineries, pipelines, and transportation of the materials. The training was grant funded training sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and was held at the University of Nevada-Reno Fire Science Academy in Elko, Nevada during the week of December 5-8, 2005. Seventy-two students from throughout the
The Eureka Fire Department does not want to see anyone’s holidays ruined by a fire event. The holidays should be a time of family thanksgiving and joy. Please remember to think of safety in all of your holiday activities.
Statistically, there are twice as many candle fires in December as in any other month of the year.