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Tsunami Warning Advisory

January 15, 2022 

City of Eureka staff monitored the Tsunami statements and advisories issued by the National Weather Service during the early morning hours of January 15, 2022. Advisory Statements began after the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano in the Tonga Islands area of the Pacific. Following the confirmation that a Tsuanami Advisory was in effect for the California coast with waves expected to arrive between 0730 and 0800 hrs., staff notified live aboard residents at the Eureka Boat Basin of the expected impacts and advised residents to leave their boats and seek shelter elsewhere. Notification was also made to those who were camping in vehicles overnight at the Samoa Boat ramp or other harbor areas.

All docks and ramps were closed and are expected to remain closed until an “all clear” advisory is issued. A slight surge was noticed in the harbor area around 8 am and staff continues to monitor the area for additional surges. Surges which could be dangerous can happen many hours after the first wave arrival. The first Tsunami wave or surge may not be the highest in the series.

The public is reminded to stay away from beaches and off of docks and ramps during this Tsunami Warning.

City staff will continue to monitor harbor areas for potential damage and dangerous conditions to area residents.

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Home for the Holidays is Live

December 14, 2021 

We are live and voting is in the works. We have 22 beautifully decorated homes in our contest this year and it has been such a fun way to celebrate this holiday season. The wonderful thing about this tradition is that it's enjoyable rain or shine. Be sure to grab our map and voting links below and get out there and see all the displays. You have now until December 22nd to vote for your favorite decorated home!

Vote form:


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2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

December 2, 2021 

The City of Eureka presents the Mayor's 2nd Annual Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest, designed to spread joy and holiday cheer throughout the City.

Mayor Seaman is inviting Eureka residents to decorate thier homes with their best holiday decor. This is an opportunity members to drive the City to view the beautifully decorated homes in the City.

See more information by clicking here

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Eureka, CA During 2021 Tour

October 18, 2021 

Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The Six Rivers national Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from California to Washington, D.C. for the 2021 holiday season. The Tree will make a special appearance in our very own hometown of Eureka, Ca on October 29th from 4:30- 6:00 PM at the Madaket Plaza/ gravel parking lot.

Festivities during the tree's visit to Eureka on October 29th will include remarks by the Mayor of Eureka, music with Humboldt Lumberjacks Marching Band, hot cocoa and cider, warm cookies, gift drive for toys for tots, and more.

Activities are open to the public and free for all to enjoy while following local health guidelines.

Thank you to all our sponsors to make this event possible, City of Eureka, College of the Redwoods, Toys for Tots, and Eureka Main Street.

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October 18, 2021 


Eureka Main Street is delighted to share the fun events planned in downtown and Old Town Eureka for Halloweekend and beyond.

Halloweekend encompasses the entire weekend of Halloween and includes the Great Pumpkin Hunt, U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing, an Autumn Sidewalk Sale, and Halloween Party 1: The Boozening.

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Urgent Community Alert

August 3, 2021 

The City of Eureka has been notified of a higher-than-average concentration of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in wastewater flowing to the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Samples from the plant, which serves the greater Eureka area including Myrtletown, Cutten, and Pine Hill, were collected via the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS), a federal program designed to help public health officials monitor COVID-19 spread. Out of all samples submitted nationwide in the last six weeks, local wastewater contained concentrations higher than 99% of all samples.

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City Hall is Open Monday through Friday

July 30, 2021 

Employees and members of the public are required to wear masks while indoors. Some services are by appointment only - Our front lobby assistant is available to direct you to in-person or appointment services.

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City of Eureka's Clarke Plaza Clean Up

June 15, 2021 

The City has been making big changes over at Clarke Plaza over the past few months, and we are excited to be in the final phases of the project. We have been partnering with Humboldt Bay Fire and collaborating on a design for the plaza, and it's all coming together. Please consider joining us on June 19th at 9 AM at Clarke Plaza to beautify this space with fresh paint and landscaping. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring gloves.

We appreciate all volunteers who can help, and we look forward to making this space the best it can be.

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Economic Development Strategic Plan Public Meeting

June 15, 2021 

The City of Eureka Economic Development Department is currently updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan. The updated plan will outline critical initiatives and highlight milestone projects and focus areas that will govern economic development staff resourcing for the next five years. An initial draft plan is being developed with input from many critical community stakeholders, but city staff wants to ensure every interested citizen has an opportunity to learn about, fully consider, and help shape the final document.

On June 22nd at 5:00 p.m., the City of Eureka will host a virtual meeting to share the draft document, answer questions, and seek public input. All citizens and community stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required, and interested participants can join via Zoom using the link below.

Click here

Meeting ID: 843 3507 7863

Passcode: 558535

Audio Access Phone Numbers:

1-669-900-6833 OR 1-408-638-0968

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City of Eureka Utility Assistance Program

May 18, 2021 

The City of Eureka is excited to announce a utility assistance program designed to help those currently behind on utilities or suffering financial hardship. Please follow the link to apply; if you have any questions about the application process or program, you may contact Kristen Raymond whose information is listed at the top of the application.

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[Comment Period Extended to May 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.] Bay to Zoo Trail Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Public Comment Period

March 28, 2021 


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 Bay to Zoo Trail.

All interested persons are invited to comment on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Bay to Zoo Trail pursuant to the provisions of CEQA. The public comment period begins on Monday, March 29, 2021, and originally ended on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., but has now been extended to Friday, May 7, 2021. The Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Draft Initial Study are available for review at: Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, and pursuant to Executive Orders N-54-20 and N-80-20, a printed copy of the document will not be available for in-person review. This is not a notice of public hearing. A future public hearing regarding this project will be duly noticed as required by law.

Written comments must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Friday, May 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. via email at or by mail at:

City of Eureka Development Services - Planning
Attn: Kristen M. Goetz, Principal Planner
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501

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Cooper Gulch Park Input Survey Available Now

January 4, 2021 

The final project proposal is yet to be determined as the public input process is still taking place. That’s where you come in! Your participation is essential in helping us be successful in submitting a strong grant application.

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St. Vincent De Paul's Blanket Drive

December 17, 2020 

1st Annual St. Vincent De Paul's Blanket Drive

Help us help others stay warm during this winter season. A gift of a warm blanket will help you tremendously during the cold weather. Thank you in advance for your support in helping those less fortunate in our community.

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Granicus Live Stream Unavailable

December 15, 2020 

The City Council meeting is not available by live stream for tonight's meeting. Please use the Access Humboldt live stream link by clicking below.


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Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest is Live

December 14, 2020 

The City of Eureka 1st Annual Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest is live and ready for your viewing. Enjoy this holiday tradition and driving through town visiting all the beautifully decorated homes. Be sure to vote for your favorite by clicking the link below. One vote per person and we will announce the winner on December 23rd. City of Eureka wishes you a very happy holiday season and a happy New Year.

Click here to view the voting form.

Click here to view the map of registered homes.

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City of Eureka's Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest

December 9, 2020 

The City of Eureka presents the Mayor's 1st Annual Home for the Holidays Decorating Contest, designed to spread joy and holiday cheer throughout the city.

Mayor Seaman is encouraging Eureka residents to decorate their homes with thier best holiday decor. With COVID-19 keeping us home for the holidays, grabbing a warm drink and driving around the city to view your neighbor's decorations is the perfect holiday outing for you and your family.

Individuals who have decorated thier homes in an exceptional and creative manner will be recognized for their hard work.

The decorator with the most votes will recieve the Mayor's Holiday Award and be recognized for thier contribution to bringing holiday cheer to our community.

Click here for more information

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Housing Development on City-owned Sites

November 12, 2020 

Linc Housing and the City of Eureka are partnering to develop low-income housing on three City-owned parking lots. Click HERE to register to join a public meeting, hosted by Linc Housing, and receive more information on the vision for development on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information on the project, click HERE.

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Filming in Sequoia Park October 3rd and October 6th- Be aware of closures

October 2, 2020 

For the last several weeks, two major film productions have been filming in Humboldt County. The production companies provided COVID-19 compliance plans to the County of Humboldt and have been approved to film throughout the county. On Saturday, October 3rd and Tuesday October 6th, filming will take place at Sequoia Park. Parts of Sequoia Park and trails will be closed to the public for both of the days to allow for filming. The City of Eureka has worked closely with the Humboldt County Film Commission to review each production company's COVID-19 protocols and are confident that the public will be properly protected.

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Honoring Evo Fanucchi Day

September 21, 2020 

The City of Eureka is celebrating Evo Fanucchi on his 100th birthday. Evo Fanucchi is one of our longest serving merchants in Eureka and we want to thank him for his dedication and service to the Eureka community and declare September 22, 2020 as Evo Fanucchi Day in the City of Eureka.

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Restaurant, Bar & Retailer Support Program

September 18, 2020 

The Eureka CARES Restaurant, Bar & Retailer Support Program is aimed at assisting restaurants, bars and retailers within the City of Eureka that have been affected by COVID-19. The funding, which is part of the CARES Act Coronavirus Reliefs Funds, will aid those businesses that need assistance in surviving this pandemic. The overarching goal of this program is to aid businesses in expanding thier services outdoors, encouraging increased business activity in a COVID-19 safe environment.

Restaurant, Bar & Retailer Support Program & Application

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Neighborhood Investment Mini Grant

September 17, 2020 

The City of Eureka has developed a Neighborhood Mini Grant Program. The Purpose of the program is to provide small grant for volunteers to complete projects in their neighborhood. The goal of the program is to help create awareness and enthusiasm for residents while they take ownership of thire neighborhood, empowering and engaging our community. The Neighborhood Grant Program will create long term economic and social outcomes for city residents.

Neighborhood Investment Mini Grant Application

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City of Eureka'a Fueling Station

August 14, 2020 

This fall, the CIty of Eureka may begin construction of a Fueling Station for the City's vehicles, including Police, Fire, and all other fleet vehicles, at the corner of Wood and L Streets. The facility will also provide emergency fuel storage for the City's 35 backup generators, which service essential facilties. To learn more about the purpose, location, aesthetics, safety, and other considerations, please view the brief presentation.

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COVID-19 Assistance Fund Program

June 15, 2020 

The CIty of Eureka created a grant program designed to assist homeless shelter service providers and grant to individual needing assistance in paying rent or mortgage payments due to a reduction in come resulting from the COVID-19 crisis for more information and to access an application.

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Notice of Election

May 26, 2020 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Eureka, on TUESDAY, the 3rd day of NOVEMBER, 2020, for the following officers:

Council Member, Second Ward Full term of four years

Council Member, Fourth Ward Full term of four years

Filing dates for nomination papers are July 13, 2020 through August 7, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. Nomination papers will be available at the City Clerk's Office, Room 208, City Hall, 531 'K" Street, Eureka, beginning July 13 at 8:00 A.M., and must be filed with the City Clerk no later than the August 7th deadline.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. on November 3, 2020.

Pamela J. Powell


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Eureka City Mayor, Susan Seaman, to publish weekly video address Fridays at noon

April 1, 2020 

The City of Eureka is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. City staff are working to support the health and well-being of local citizens, the community, and the economy while continuing to provide all essential services.

Effectively immediately, each Friday at noon, for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency, Mayor Susan Seaman will be releasing a community update video that includes the latest information about the City of Eureka’s response to COVID-19.

This public service announcement will be released in the form of a video and corresponding script that will be made available via the city’s social media channels and the City of Eureka’s website. Local media is invited to share this information with the public to help communicate the latest details supporting the city’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Mayor Seaman’s first PSA was released last Friday and is available to view on the City website and Facebook page.

Expect the second Mayor’s PSA to be released Friday, April 3rd at noon.

In addition to the weekly address, additional short form videos with varied topics and timely updates may be published by the City and will be made available through the same channels

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Message from Mayor Susan Seaman - Friday, March 27 2020

March 27, 2020 

Hello, I’m Susan Seaman, Mayor of Eureka. Well, we've made it through our first week Sheltering in Place. We’re educating ourselves as much as we can about this virus, but we’re learning even more about our habits and what we’re capable of. Many of us now realize we CAN communicate with video conferencing platforms like ZOOM or Google Hangout. We're noticing how much we touch stuff, what we touch most...and, hopefully, we're disinfecting often in response. We’re learning that we can be stewards to our economy and support our local restaurants by NOT cooking dinner and ordering delivery instead. Parents are becoming teachers, teachers are becoming video personalities and grocery store workers are the new heroes. It’s a lot of change in a short period of time and I want to commend those of you who are taking this seriously. It hasn’t been easy, but many of you have become dedicated to flattening the curve, and for that, I thank you.

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Community Services Recreation Program Cancelations

March 13, 2020 

The City of Eureka is taking steps to suspend many of its public gatherings throughout the City until the end of March. The decision follows recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to slow the spread of the COVID-19.

The following facilities, programs, and activities will be suspended through March 31st 2020:

  • The Adorni Center beginning at 5pm March 13th including:
    • Drop-in sports
    • Fitness classes
    • CPR classes
    • Rentals
  • Youth and Adult Sports beginning immediately including:
    • Hoopsters practices and games
    • Men’s Basketball and Woman’s Volleyball games
  • Roller Skating at the Muni beginning immediately
  • The Annual Easter Egg-venture
  • Community Class i.e. Toddler Soccer and Bitty Basketball
  • F.U.N. Play Center
  • The Wharfinger and rentals beginning on Monday, March 16th
    • Staff will be onsite for essential services

The following programs and facilities will remain open until further notice:

  • Little Saplings Preschool
  • Cooper Gulch After School Program
  • The Sequoia Park Zoo

City staff will contact registered attendees and event organizers to discuss rescheduling when possible. The City will continue to monitor all non-essential facilities, programs, and activities beyond March.

To learn more about precautions to keep yourself and others safe, please visit here:

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New Sewer Lateral Ordinance

January 16, 2020 

The City of Eureka has adopted new regulations effective January 17,2020 that transfers responsibiity for maintenance and repair of sewer laterals (that portion of the sewer from the main to the house) entirely to the homeowner. The new regulations also implement inspection requirements and require that all clay laterals be replaced. More information can be found here:

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Eureka Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

January 3, 2020 

What is your vision for reducing Eureka's greenhouse gas emissions? The City of Eureka, in partnership with the County of Humboldt, is hosting a Climate Action Plan Public Workshop to hear your ideas on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way.

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November 5, 2019 

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.

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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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Animal Ordinance Update

October 7, 2019 

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.


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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

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Farewell Joh-leen, Sequoia Park Zoo's Female White-handed Gibbon

August 22, 2019 

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.

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How To Live With Less Waste

August 1, 2019 

The public is invited to join the City of Eureka in launching its Zero Waste planning process on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This event will be held at the Adorni Center at 1011 Waterfront Dr. in Eureka from 6pm-7:30pm.

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Eureka Children and Families Initiative

April 30, 2019 

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

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Waterfront Development: Public Restroom, Recreational Facility, and Commercial Hospitality

March 4, 2019 

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.

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Eureka Waterfront Trail North Volunteer Trail Stewards

February 15, 2019 

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,

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Public Meeting about Redwood Canopy Walk Project

January 18, 2019 

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

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Carrington Vigo Street Commercial Development

October 19, 2018 

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.

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Measure I - Special Information Meeting

October 3, 2018 

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.

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September 13, 2018 

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.

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July 12, 2018 

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

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Streets Resurfacing Work

June 20, 2018 

The City of Eureka will be performing street slurry sealing work on neighborhood streets in the Highland Park area. For a detailed list of streets and schedule of work, click here.

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Pathway to Payday

March 6, 2018 

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.

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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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Eureka Waterfront Trail Ribbon Cutting

January 23, 2018 

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.

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Eureka Waterfront Trail Celebration

January 23, 2018 

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

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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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City Hall Closure

December 19, 2017 

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.

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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Public Comment Period

December 18, 2017 

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.

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Sequoia Park Zoo Goes Native!

December 15, 2017 

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.

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Sequoia Park Re-Envisioning Community Feedback Received

December 7, 2017 

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!

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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Public Comment Period

August 20, 2017 

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.

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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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Sunshine Week - March 12 thru 18, 2017

March 4, 2017 

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.

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February 23, 2017 

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.

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Earthquake Brace & Bolt

January 17, 2017 

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:

Brace+Bolt Program

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City Hall Closed 12-26-16 thru 1-2-2017

December 20, 2016 

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.

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Holiday Dash Fun Run/Walk - Grand Opening Phase A of Waterfront Trail

December 14, 2016 

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 or call 707.441.4248

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Council Meeting Can Be Viewed Live Tonight on Channel 12

December 13, 2016 

If you are looking for the live presentation of the City Council meeting, please tune into Channel 12 Access Humboldt

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New Web Site

November 28, 2016 

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.

Comment Link

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Palco Marsh - May 2nd Exit Date

April 6, 2016 
Listen to the PSA by clicking HERE for information regarding the vacation of the Palco Marsh on May 2, 2016.
Those individuals needing assistance should contact the following service providers:

  • North Coast Veterans Resource Center: 707.442.4322
  • Alcohol Drug Care Services (DETOX): 707.445.3869
  • Serenity Inn: 707.442.4815
  • Open Door Clinic: 707.443.4666
  • Redwood Community Action Agency: 707.445.0881
  • Food for People: 707.445.3166
  • Eureka Rescue Mission: 110 2nd St. 707.445.3787
  • St. Vincent de Paul: 35 West 3rd St. 707.445.9588
  • North Coast Resource Center 35 West 3rd St. 707.442.5239
  • Street Outreach Services: 707.441.2000
  • Humboldt County Mental Health: 707.268.2945
  • Betty Chinn Day Center 7th and C Sts. 707.407.3833
  • Crossroads Treatment Center: 707.445.0869
  • Humboldt Recovery: Women 707.443.0514 Men 707.444.6262
  • Arcata House/Night Shelter: 707.822.4528
  • Sequoia Humane Society: 707.442.1782

April eNewsletter

April 4, 2016 
Click below to view the April eNewsletter:

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Eureka Waterfront Trail

March 27, 2016 
An overview of the Eureka Waterfront Trail, Phases A, B and C can be viewed by clicking on the link below.


Eureka Homeless Services RFP

March 25, 2016 
On March 18, 2016 the Eureka City Council established a deadline of May 2nd, 2016, to remove all encampments in violation of the Eureka Municipal code 93.02. It was determined that the elimination of camping in the vicinity of the Waterfront Trail construction was necessary due to public safety, environmental concerns and for the health and welfare of those camping illegally in the area. In addition to the May 2nd, encampment vacation, the City Council also determined that the City would release a RFP, for the purpose of determining if there was interest in the community either from a non-profit organization, religious institution or other interested parties to provide a temporarily- not greater than six months sanctioned camping facility within the City limits.

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Eureka Homeless Services RFP

Notice to Vacate Issued to Illegal Campers

March 23, 2016 
The City of Eureka has issued a "Notice to Vacate" to all individuals illegally camping behind the Bayshore Mall, the Palco Marsh and pole shed properties. Trail construction is set to begin mid May 2016 and in order to protect individuals, the area must be vacated. In addition, the City is very concerned about the environmental degradation that is taking place not only in the mash areas, but also to Humboldt Bay. The City has been notified by several state agencies that the City needs to address the issues surrounding the homeless encampments or notices of violation could be issue. All illegal campers must vacate these areas by May 2, 2016

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Notice to Vacate

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January 13, 2016 
The Cooper Gulch Trail Stewards are having a workday on December 16th from 9am to noon. Meet at the 10th and R Street parking lot (next to the Eureka Skateboard Park) in Eureka. Please bring gloves and eye protection if you have them. For more information contact Linda at (707)498-8086.

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Food Truck Public Workshop

January 5, 2016 
The City of Eureka is hosting a workshop in order to gauge public opinion on mobile food vending in anticipation of an upcoming update to the Municipal Code. From food trucks to food carts, from produce wagons to bicycles-powered coffee carts, were seeking your input on the future of mobile food vending in Eureka.

Where: The Wharfinger Building
1 Marina way
When: January 7th, 2016, 6-7:30 PM

For more information: Contact Brian Heaton
at 268-5265 or
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A Better Left Turn Signal

November 19, 2015 

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

A Better Left Turn Signal

Red Panda Escape

November 19, 2015 
One of the Red Pandas from Sequoia Park and Zoo has escaped. The panda is NOT a danger to humans. Staff is concerned about the safety of the panda. The panda was last seen in the forest behind Sequoia Zoo. Please do not approach or try to capture the panda, but call Zoo staff at 499-3668 or EPD Dispatch at 441-4044.

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Veteran's Day

November 5, 2015 
Veteran's Day
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HEADS UP Pedestrian Safety Campaign Final Report

October 26, 2015 

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.

Street Re-Surfacing Work

October 21, 2015 
A Contractor for the City of Eureka will be re-surfacing Myrtle Avenue between Harrison Avenue and West Avenue on Friday, October 23rd and Monday, October 26th. There will be controlled traffic and lengthy delays. West Avenue/'S' Street between Myrtle Avenue and Buhne Street will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, October 24th for street re-surfacing. This work will occur between the hours of approximately 7:00am and 6:00pm, please use alternate routes.
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City of Eureka Rummage Sale

September 23, 2015 
The City of Eureka will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, August 25, 2015 at the Municipal Auditorium from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Hope to see you there!
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General Plan Update Meeting September 8, 2015

September 2, 2015 

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:

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RFP- The Lodge at Eureka 2015 State Home Program Grant #15-HOME-10093

August 31, 2015 

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

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Marsh Maintenance Program

August 31, 2015 
As a part of the City’s new weekly marsh maintenance program, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, crews will be cleaning Section 2 and 3 of the below map. All four areas on the map will have routine maintenance including trash and invasive vegetation removal on a rotating basis every Thursday.


EPD has provided not less than 72-hour notification to illegal encampments in Section 2 and 3 and will be present to ensure compliance during the clean-up. Illegal campers must remove any personal belongings while the area is cleaned. No personal belongings will be discarded during this clean-up. During the initial clean-ups, a front loader will be used to remove trash for efficiency. Heavy equipment will not be used to remove any living vegetation. Living vegetation removal will be limited to invasive species only (pampas grass, fennel, non-native berries, spartina, hemlock, etc.) using a weed whacker.

This routine clean-up program is not for criminalizing houseless or solving our homeless issues. This program is designed to address the City’s responsibility as a property owner. Those illegally camping on City property will now be on notice that every Thursday is the day routine maintenance will occur and to pack up all personal belongings during this clean-up period. Parks and Recreation is responsible for maintaining the greenbelts and will be the lead on illegal dumping abatement and encampment remnant clean up. EPD presence is just to insure compliance with the notification process and make sure order is maintained.

The City of Eureka wants to hear from you!

August 26, 2015 
From May through August, the City of Eureka hosted a pedestrian safety campaign called "Heads Up" to reduce pedestrian collisions by increasing awareness and improving pedestrian and driver behaviors. The City is now inviting residents to take a five-minute survey to share their thoughts about the campaign. Respondents will be eligible to win one of many prizes, including a $50 North Coast Co-op gift card, day passes to the Adorni Center, or pairs of passes to Muni Skate. The survey and raffle will be open until Friday, September 4th.
Take the survey here:

Thank you for sharing your opinion!

CORRECTED Request for Proposals Blue Ox Strategic Plan Bid #: 2015-09

July 30, 2015 

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.

C Street to F Street Design Charrette

July 20, 2015 

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.

View the Press Release HERE

View the Flyer

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July 6, 2015 
This addendum is issued as supplemental information to the RFQ EUREKA PARKLET PILOT PROGRAM BID # 2015-23. This addendum includes the following points of clarification:

1. Setback Guidelines
2. Insurance requirements for individual Parklets
3. Defining "easy removal"


[Updated July 2, 2015] Coming Monday July 6th! Medical Cannabis Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

June 10, 2015 

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.

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We Need Your Help!

June 10, 2015 
  • No watering landscapes or grass on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays
  • No using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways
  • No runoff when irrigating with potable water
  • Do not use hoses without shutoff nozzles to wash cars
  • Do not use potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water
  • Cannot use outdoor irrigation during and 48 hours following measurable precipitation
  • Restaurants and other food service establishments can only serve water to customers on request
  • Hotels and motels must provide guests with the option of not having towels and linens laundered daily


June 8, 2015 
The City of Eureka is soliciting Proposals from building owners, businesses, non-profits, and other organizations within the City that may be interested in creating a parklet, which is a mini-park that utilizes a parking space. The City will receive proposals in the Development Services Department, 531 K Street, Eureka, California, 95501, no later than 5:00pm, Friday July 24, 2015.

Given that Friday July 3rd is a city holiday, the Parklet addendum will be released the morning of Monday, July 6th.

RFP Click here


May 27, 2015 
The City of Eureka is soliciting Proposals from qualified firms to design and install new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions (SCADA) systems for the Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment Divisions of the Public Works/Engineering Department.

"If an Addendum is necessary, it will be posted here by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2105."

RFP Click Here

Addendum #1 C To F Street Design Charrette RFQ # 2015-10

May 5, 2015 
This addendum is issued as supplemental information to the RFQ City of Eureka Bid#: 2015-10 C To F Street Waterfront Conceptual Master Plan Design Charrette.

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April 21, 2015 Regular Council Meeting

April 23, 2015 
The April 21, 2015 Council meeting is available in its entirety at Access Humboldt. Click here.


April 16, 2015 
The City of Eureka is soliciting Requests for Qualifications for conceptual master planning services to assist the City with a project entitled "City of Eureka C Street to F Street Waterfront Conceptual Design Charrette," and will receive Qualifications in the Community Development Office, 531 K Street, Eureka, California, 95501, up to the hour of 12:00 P.M. (NOON), Friday, May 15, 2015

Click here for RFQ

City of Eureka eNewsletter for April

April 1, 2015 
Welcome to City of Eureka eNews, a monthly e-newsletterto communicate City events, activities, and department information toour residents. Click on the link below to view the second issue of COE eNews. You cansign up to receive COE eNews directly by e-mailing

April eNews

Eureka Business Readi! Study Bid# 2015-08 Addendum #1

March 27, 2015 
This addendum is issued as supplemental information to the RFP Bid#2015-08 EUREKA BUSINESS READI! STUDY.

Addendum #1

City of Eureka Cold Storage Feasibility Study

March 27, 2015 
The City of Eureka is currently studying the feasibility of a regional cold storage facility and related services such as ice, blast freezing, frozen storage, etc. To determine the demand for such a facility, the City is distributing a survey. In order to truly understand the actual or potential demand, we need the survey results to cover a broad range of potential users. Accordingly, please distribute this email as needed to reach any other potential future users.

You may participate in this survey in one of three ways:
1. Click on the following link and complete the survey on-line
2. Print the attached PDF, complete the survey, and then mail it to: Eureka Cold Storage Survey, Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc. 983 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
3. Go to the Community Development Department at Eureka City Hall. Ask for a survey and complete it there on the spot. Or mail it to the address above.
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Hilfiker Lift Station Reconstruction Project Bid No. 2014-5

March 19, 2015 
The City of Eureka Engineering Department is currently accepting bids for the Hilfiker Lift Station Reconstruction Project. For the Notice to Contractors click HERE

Plans and Specs must be purchased from the Engineering Department on the 3rd Floor of City Hall at 531 K Street. Please contact or call 707-441-4194 for more information.

Deadline for submittal of proposals is April 9th, 2015 at 2pm.

RFP for Eureka Business Readi! Study

March 16, 2015 
The City of Eureka is accepting Requests for Proposals for consulting services for planning and technical assistance associated with a Community Development Block Grant for the "Eureka Business Readi! Study."

The RFP can be accessed HERE, or a copy may be requested from the Community Development Department at 707-441-4160 or by e-mail at

Deadline for submittal of proposals is April 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Housing Authority Opens Wait List

March 11, 2015 

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.

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2015 Stormwater Survey

February 3, 2015 
The North Coast Stormwater Coalition (NCSC) invites all community members to participate in the 2015 Stormwater Survey. The NCSC works collaboratively with Humboldt County and city governments to reduce Stormwater pollution and protect local watersheds. The Coalition will use the survey to gauge the public's knowledge of stormwater issues, including the impacts of urban run-off and other harmful discharges into local waterways like Humboldt and Trinidad Bays and their tributaries. Based on the survey responses, the Coalition will improve our regional stormwater pollution prevention education and outreach program. Your input is invaluable. Please participate in this anonymous survey on line by following the link above or in hard copy at Eureka City Hall.

Transportation Safety Commission Meeting Cancelled

January 9, 2015 
The Transportation Safety Commission Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 13th 2015, has been postponed to February, 10th 2015 at it's regularly scheduled time. Please contact the Engineering Department at 707-441-4194 with any questions or concerns.

Addendum #2 Cold Storage Feasibility Study RFQ #07-06-07096

January 7, 2015 

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.

Addendum #2

Addendum #1 Cold Storage Feasibility Study RFQ # 07-06-07096

January 7, 2015 

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:

Addendum #1

Christmas Tree Recycling

December 31, 2014 

Free drop off will be available at Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s Transfer Station, 1059 W. Hawthorne St. through Sunday, January 11. Call (707) 268-8680. Recology offers tree pick up for $5 in Eureka and surrounding County on January 2 and 9. Call (707) 442-5711 for appointment.

Additional recycling sites are being offered in Arcata, Blue Lake, Ferndale, Fortuna, McKinleyville, Rio Dell and Trinidad.

Click here for more information.

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San Francisco Giants World Champions Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America

December 31, 2014 

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!

The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Junior Giants program, in partnership with the City of Eureka Parks & Recreation, is hosting this stop on the San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour, which is being presented by Bank of America.

A $2 donation is recommended to support Junior Giants in our community. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Click here for more information.

Pre-RFQ Submittal Conference Call/Meeting

December 8, 2014 

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:

  • Call: 866-390-1828
  • Code: 937733

If you have questions regarding the upcoming meeting, call Maggie Gurley at 707.441.4160.

Cold Storage RFQ

Pedestrian Safety Education & Outreach Campaign

October 16, 2014 

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.

California Tax Credit Workshop for Businesses

September 23, 2014 
The County of Humboldt in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit. The workshop is free and in one hour learn how to apply for the credit. Join us on Tuesday, September 30th at 4 p.m. at the Humboldt Bay Aquatics Center. (Register Now)

Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit program available from the State. The California Competes Program provides upwards of $151 million in tax credits during this fiscal year for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California. Come and learn how your business can apply for millions in available new tax credits. The workshop and the program are both free and available to businesses of all sizes.

Waterfront Trail Phase A

September 16, 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.

West Avenue Improvements Project

August 29, 2014 
TheCity of Eureka will be grinding and paving West Avenue between MyrtleAvenue and 6th Street beginning Monday September 1st through FridaySeptember 5th. This work requires lane closures and detours and will beperformed in the evening between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.nightly. Please drive carefully in the vicinity of this and all workzones.

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August 22, 2014 

Participate in a Study Session on Eureka’s General Plan Update

The 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 or call Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-5265.

"Get Out & Play Day" July 26th

July 22, 2014 

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!

Click here for a complete schedule of "Get Out & Play Day" activities & events or call 707-441-4248 for more info.

2014-2015 Community Park Clean-Up Series

July 18, 2014 
Join the City of Eureka’s Parks & Recreation Department for the next event in 2014-2015 Community Parks Clean-Up Series! Come to Sequoia Park on Fri., July 25th from 10am – 12pm and help us clean-up the park.

Activities following the clean-up include: recycled art, “Trash Talk” Teen Poetry Slam, community raffle, food, music & more!

Call 441-4244 for more info or click here.

DRAFT Transportation Safety Action Plan

July 8, 2014 

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 through July 31, 2014.

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Eureka Police Department Releases RFP

June 27, 2014 
The Eureka Police Department is requesting proposals for a Police Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Managment System.

The Eureka Police Department currently uses an outdated legacy database as its Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System. As such it is inefficient, incapable of advanced crime analysis and cannot be used for field reporting purposes. To correct the systemic inefficiencies, Eureka will upgrade or purchase a new CAD/RMS system to meet its future and growing needs.

Click here to review the RFP.

RFP for CDBG Homebuyer with Rehabilitation Program First Mortgage Lender

April 22, 2014 
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. This program is funded from a grant award from the State of California Community Development Block Grant and 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. The deadline for proposal submittal is Friday, May 2nd, 2014, at 5pm. 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.

Supplemental Transaction & Use Tax

March 10, 2014 
Eureka voters approved Measure "O" on November 2, 2010 which was a 1/2 cent Transactions and Use Tax for General Fund services. Since the passage of Measure "O", the City of Eureka has relied on this locally-controlled revenue source to fund essential local municipal services. The Eureka City Council received a report on Measure "O" funds in January 2014, followed by an annual report from the Finance Advisory Committee chair on March 4, 2014. Supplemental Transaction & Use Tax information can be obtained by clicking here: 2010 TUT Measure

City Manager Announcement

March 6, 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.

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February 24, 2014 
CDBG Homebuyer with Rehabilitation Program - First Mortgage Lender

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.

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February 12, 2014 

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 Please call Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-5265 if you have questions.

Request for Qualifications for a restaurant/cafe

December 31, 2013 

DEADLINE Friday, Jan 31st, 5PM

Please click HERE for more details.

The City of Eureka invites Eureka area high school aged students to apply for the newly created Ex-officio Student Member of the Transportation Safety Commission

December 7, 2013 
At the suggestion of the Transportation Safety Commission, the Eureka City Council recently amended the Eureka Municipal Code – Transportation Safety Commission 33.121 to allow the Mayor to appoint an ex-officio non-voting high school student to the Commission for a term of one school year. The upcoming term will begin January 2014 and expires on June 30 2014.
The Transportation Safety Commission is charged with advising the City Council, the City Manager, and city staff in all matters pertaining to transportation safety as it relates to all modes of transportation including but not limited to, accessibility, bicycling, pedestrian, senior, student/academia, transit, healthy living and quality of life in the City of Eureka.
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General Plan Update Stakeholder Interview Questions

November 22, 2013 

Please take a Stakeholders Survey to provide background information regarding the City and surrounding community for the City of Eureka's General Plan Update.

For more information and to take the survey, click on "Information and Survey" below:

Information and Survey

Responses to this survey may be provided through December 15, 2013, and will be included in the Stakeholder Summary Report. Responses received after December 15 will be accepted as public comment, but will not be included in the Summary Report. A website dedicated to the General Plan Update will be launched in mid-December, and will provide additional opportunities for comments, questions, and input into the General Plan Update process.
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Eureka Waterfront Trail - Connecting the Trails

November 20, 2013 
Redwood Community Action Agency developed a video to endorse the City of Eureka’s efforts in relation to the Waterfront Trail. The Eureka Waterfront Trail video, developed in Spring 2013, highlights the newly implemented 1.5 mile Hikshari' Trail in south Eureka within the context of the greater planned contiguous 6.5 mile Eureka Waterfront Trail. Through interviews, on-site footage and maps, this video portrays the benefits of this unique coastal corridor and outlines the remaining segments needed to complete the vision.

Eureka Waterfront Trail Video

Transit Needs Survey

November 15, 2013 

Do you need bus or dial-a-ride service that is not available?
What is your transit need?
by November 30, 2013

City Council Vacancy - Ward 5

November 6, 2013 
Councilmember Lance Madsen will be resigning his seat on the City Council representing Ward 5 in the City of Eureka. The City Council elected to appoint a replacement for the Ward 5 Council position through the Mayor's recommendation. Mayor Frank Jager is now accepting applications for the Ward 5 seat until 5:00 P.M. on November 18, 2013. Anyone interested in applying for this position is invited to complete the application and return it to the City Clerk's Office by the November 18th deadline. Please contact the Clerk's office with any questions at 441.4175.

Live Streaming Unavailable

November 5, 2013 
The Granicus server that allows the City of Eureka to webstream City Council meetings live, is unavailable for the next 72 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. Eureka City Council meetings are available on Public Access, Channel 10.

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October 31, 2013 
The City of Eureka is requesting Bid Proposals from State Licensed Contractors for the rehabilitation of a single family residence at 2315 Pine Street in Eureka owned by the City of Eureka Housing Successor. The rehabilitation of this property and subsequent sale to a low income household will further the City’s desire to improve the existing housing stock and to increase affordable housing units within the city.
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2013 Strategic Visioning Plan

October 23, 2013 
The 2013 Strategic Visioning Plan Executive Summary is now available for download and review. Please click on link:
Strategic Visioning ES

Sequoia Park Zoo Closed Monday August 26th

August 20, 2013 

The Sequoia Park Zoo will be closed all day Monday, August 26th due to unavoidable construction requirements of the Watershed Heroes project. The Zoo plans to reopen Tuesday morning as usual unless unexpected developments are encountered on Monday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.For questions regarding this closure, please contact Gretchen Ziegler, Zoo Manager by email or at 441-4227.

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Volunteer Trail Stewards at Elk River Access Area-Hikshari' Trail

August 12, 2013 

Please join us for orientation and information August 29, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka. Volunteer trail stewards will help monitor, pick up litter and assist with restoration events along the Hikshari' Trail. For more information contact:

Miles: or (707)441-4184

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Zootini at the Sequoia Park Zoo

August 8, 2013 
On Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 5-9 p.m., join us for our 7th annual Zootini gala–a benefit to support the Sequoia Park Zoo. Funds raised at this 21 & over only event will go towards the new Watershed Heroes project--scheduled to break ground this summer--which will bring otter, salmon, and bald eagles to the zoo in 2014. These projects are made possible with the generous support of our community. We look forward to seeing you at Zootini!

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Groundbreaking today !!!

August 6, 2013 
Groundbreaking today at the Sequoia Park Zoo for our new Watershed Heroes exhibit!

12:30 is the time ... the Zoo is the place. Look forward to seeing you there!

Demolition and Reconstruction of Wendy’s Restaurant

July 24, 2013 
On July 16, 2013, the City of Eureka Building Department issued demolition permits to Northcoast Environmental Contractors to demolish the vacant Wendy’s restaurant at 529 Broadway (6th and Broadway).
In November, 2012, a Conditional Use Permit was approved by the Planning Commission to allow the demolition and construction of a new Wendy’s restaurant, and in January, 2013, the Design Review Committee approved the proposed design.
A Building Permit application was submitted to the City in May, 2013, and the Building Permit will be issued soon for the construction of the new Wendy’s restaurant.
The proposed single-story dine-in restaurant with a drive-through facility will be approximately 3,579 square feet. The existing illuminated freestanding signs located at both 6th Street and Broadway frontages will remain, but will be refaced with the updated Wendy’s sign face. Additionally, 5 new wall signs will be added.

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Charlie Swanson Scholarhip

July 10, 2013 

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.

City of Eureka Awarded $53,374.28 in Motion for Attorney's Fees

July 2, 2013 
The Humboldt County Superior Court has granted the City of Eureka's Motion for Attorney's Fees against Floyd and Betty Squires. The Honorable Bruce W. Watson, ruling from the bench, awarded the City $53,374.28 in attorney's fees. The City requested reimbursement of the fees it had incurred when it was forced to defend a lawsuit filed by the Squires against the City claiming that the City and City staff had no basis to enforce code violations for substandard housing at numerous properties owned by the Squires.
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Apology to our Customers

June 14, 2013 
A billing error has occurred while implementing winter averages into our system resulting in a corrected bill showing an additional amount to pay from last month. If you are one of our valued customers who received a corrected billing, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. All penalties will be reversed on these accounts. If you received a late notice and/or notice of disconnection of service, we apologize and all measures will be taken to ensure continuity of service to those that were a direct result of the billing error.

Staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding this billing error. Please contact the City of Eureka Water Department at 441-4267.

Budget Workshops Set for June 11th and 13th

June 4, 2013 

City of Eureka to participate in nation-wide project!

May 24, 2013 
The City of Eureka has been selected as a candidate for Benjamin Moore's "Main Street Matters" campaign.

Benjamin Moore is going state-to-state to provide a color paint makeover for store fronts in the main commerce areas of North American towns. The hope is that it will have a revitalizing impact on the towns, the merchants and the families that live there, as well as the visitors that come by.
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Statements of Qualification Requested for General Plan Update

May 12, 2013 
The City of Eureka is initiating a two-part Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to select a qualified multi-disciplinary consulting firm or team for a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan/Local Coastal Program (GPU). The GPU also includes completion of a Housing Element Update, a Climate Action Plan, an Annexation Feasibility Study, and an Environmental Impact Report. The City is currently soliciting Statements of Qualifications as part one of the RFQ process. Only selected candidates will be asked to submit proposals in response to part two of the RFQ.
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7th Annual Mayday Community Clean Up

May 8, 2013 
The City of Eureka is inviting local residents, community service clubs and similar organizations to join them in the 7th Annual City of Eureka Mayday Community Clean Up on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Eureka is a beautiful place to live and work, and this day reminds us of the beauty of this community and the people. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate our community commitment of working together for the common good of the environment. It is a day for celebrating community pride, and a day to clean roadways, sidewalks and parks along our waterfront.

For more information and to register click here...
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EPD and District Attorney Complete Criminal Investigation into Alledged Officer Misconduct

April 17, 2013 

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


Fair Wage Act - Minimum Wage Ordinance

March 29, 2013 
Eureka residents James Decker, Kimberly Starr and Don Swall filed a Notice of Intent to Circulate a “Fair Wage Act” Petition on July 25, 2012. The ballot title was designated as the “Minimum Wage Ordinance”
Proponents submitted the necessary paperwork, filed notices and were authorized to begin collecting signatures. On February 7, 2013, the proponents filed 2651 signatures with the City. The County of Humboldt Elections office then verified those signatures and has certified 1,635 signatures as valid.
10% of the registered voters in Eureka were necessary for the proponents to qualify for the next regular election or 1, 370 valid signatures and 2,054 signatures were necessary to qualify for a special election.
Pursuant to Election Code 9215, Council could receive and file the Certificate of Sufficiency of Initiative Petition and take one of the following a actions:
1. Adopt the ordinance, without alteration at this meeting; or
2. Submit the ordinance, without alteration to the voters at the next regular election to be held on November 4, 2014; or
3. Order a report to be prepared by staff and present to council within 30 day as which time Council would have to adopt the ordinance without alteration or submit the ordinance without alteration to the voters at the next regular election.
At the Council meeting of March 19, 2013, the Eureka City Council elected to place the measure on the ballot for the voters to decide this issue.
Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minimum Wage Ordinance

Tall Ships Visit

March 22, 2013 


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 or by calling 800-200-5239.

Change in Access to City Hall

March 19, 2013 
Effective April 1, 2013 citizens coming to conduct business at City Hall will need to enter City Hall through the K Street entrance to the building. The doors on both 5th Street and 6th Street will be Exit Only doors. These changes are being implemented to provide citizens entering the building with assistance in locating necessary departments or services and to address safety concerns within the building.

Please remember on future visits to City Hall that you must enter the building on K Street. When leaving the building you will be able to exit on 5th Street, 6th Street or K Street.

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Elk River Access Area - Hikshari' Trail

March 18, 2013 
The City of Eureka is proud to announce the opening of the new Elk River Access Area-Hikshari' Trail. The trail is a 1.5 mile multi-use trail from Herrick Avenue to Truesdale Street along the Elk River and Humboldt Bay. The trail provides amenities for recreation, wildlife viewing and non-motorized transportation.


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24 Hour Job Information Line

March 18, 2013 
The City of Eureka continues to maintain its 24 hour recorded job information line to assist job seekers and all potential applicants with information on current job openings in the City. The number to call is (707) 441-4134, and the Job Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Power to the Pedalers!

March 8, 2013 
Riley Topolewski, GIS Senior Planner, says, “Power to the pedalers!” as he works with the Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) to update the Eureka portion of the Humboldt Regional Bicycle Plan map. HCAOG’s goal is to “create the safest conditions for bicyclists by providing bikeways and improving roadways to eliminate barriers to bicycle travel.” The Humboldt Regional Bicycle Plan update helps establish eligibility for Bicycle Transportation Account funding from the State.

Eureka to Hold Community Meeting on Police Chief Selection Process

March 7, 2013 
The search for the City of Eureka's next Police Chief is underway, an City residents are being asked to participate in the process. To solicit input, a community Town Hall meeting will be held to provide residents with an opportunity to share their thoughts directly with Eureka City Manager Bill Panos.
The Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Eureka City Hall.
Participants will be asked to share their thoughts or ideas on what qualities they would like to see in the next Police Chief. Particular focus will include:
1. What do residents see as the major law enforcement issues facing our City?
2. What type of experience is important for the next Police Chief?
3. What personal skills and characteristics should a Police Chief process?
4. How would Eureka residents like the Police Chief to be involved in our community?
The City Manager will be facilitating the meeting and listening to citizens concerns and ideas. Information received during this meeting will be provided to the City of Eureka's recruitment firm to include in their recruitment advertisement, and during the selection process.
Citizens who are unable to attend the Town Hall meeting are encouranged to send their comments to the City of Eureka using the "Citizen Comment" feature on the City's web page. Written comments can also be dropped off at the meeting, in the lobby of City Hall or by mailing to: City Manager, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501.

Samoa Field Airport Hanger List

February 28, 2013 
The City of Eureka is creating a list of prospective tenants for T-Hangars at Samoa Field Airport (formerly Eureka Municipal Airport). Although the City does not have any hangars available at this time, as hangars become available they will be filled based on the established list. Please contact the Property Manager, Lisa Savage for additional information at 441-4186 or 441-4194.

2-1-1 Help Line Now Available

February 20, 2013 
The much anticipated launch of 2-1-1 Humboldt has now begun, providing Eureka and County residents with access to free 24/7 referrals to hundreds of community, governmental and social resources. 2-1-1 Humboldt is a neutral and confidential source of help and support in any non-emergency situation by phone via a three-digit phone number (2-1-1) or online at
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January 11, 2013 
The City of Eureka will be performing underground utility work at the intersection of Grotto and E on Sunday, January 13, 2013, with traffic control enforced. The City is asking drivers to use extra caution in this area. Work will begin at approximately 7:00 a.m. and will continue throughout most of the day.

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Congratulations Fire Chief Ken Woods!

December 3, 2012 

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.

Winter Storm Tips from Humboldt Bay Fire

November 28, 2012 
Humboldt Bay Fire would like to give the public tips for preparedness in light of the approaching winter storm. The single most important item to consider is being prepared.

Please review this list of important items to be aware of during a winter storm.

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Pet First Aid and CPR Course

October 25, 2012 

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
Hours: 8am-12pm
Location: HQ classroom 6th & C. Street, Eureka
Class size: 25
Cost: $30

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Moratorium

October 3, 2012 
On November 1, 2011, the City Council approved Bill No. 837-C.S., Ordinance No. 770-C.S., an urgency ordinance adopting a 45-day moratorium on the establishment of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in the City of eureka. The moratorium ordinance directed the City Manager or his designee to suspend the processing of applications pending, or receive, for "Medical Cannabis Dispensaries" in the City of Eureka.
On December 20, 2011, the Council approved Bill No. 843-C.S., Ordinance No. 776-C.S., an urgency ordinance extending the moratorium for an additional ten months and 15 days. City staff has issue a report (Click Here) in conformance with Govenment Code Section 65858(d), which requires the City to "issue a written report describing the measures taken to alleviate the condition(s) which led to the adoption of the ordinance" ten day prior to the expiration of an interim urgency ordinance.
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New Customer Service Counter Hours in Finance Department

September 28, 2012 
Effective October 15, 2012 the Customer Service Counter in the Finance Department will be open 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday (except on holidays)

Proposition 37 - The Right To Know

September 20, 2012 
City Council recently received information on Proposition 37 - California’s Right To Know
In November, California voters will decide if they want genetically modified foods to be labeled. The California Right to Know Initiative for GMO labeling, if passed, would be the first law in the United States requiring labeling of a wide range of genetically engineered foods.
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Humboldt Bay Fire Open House October 6, 2012

September 14, 2012 
Humboldt Bay Fire is looking forward to hosting our annual Open House Saturday, October 6, 2012, during National Fire Prevention Week. We will provide live fire and antique fire apparatus demonstrations, tours and activities, and have displays provided by community safety groups. Our 2011 Open House was the first time the Eureka Fire Department and Humboldt Fire District #1 joined forces to provide the best activities from each agency. Due to the consolidation of both agencies, this year we are proud to present the first ever “Humboldt Bay Fire” Open House.

Please join us Saturday, October 6, 2012, between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, 533 C Street, Eureka.

City Manager Recruitment

September 13, 2012 

The City of Eureka is currently accepting applications for
City Manager

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.

Back to School - Traffic Safety

August 23, 2012 

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.

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No Drugs Down the Drain or in the Trash

August 10, 2012 
In 1999 the United States Geological Survey conducted a study where waterways downstream of areas of heavy urbanization and agriculture were tested for a broad variety of pollutants. The study found that many chemicals including pharmaceutical wastes such as durgs, steroids, hormones, and personal care products were present in the water.
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Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study

August 8, 2012 
At the January 17, 2012 Eureka City Council meeting, Council approved Resolution 2012-02 supporting the Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study to evaluate an alternative (eastern) rail route to connect Humboldt Bay to the national rail network. Council also directed Staff to develop a mechanism to acquire funding and technical support and to meet and coordinate with other jurisdictions along a conceptual route to insure the success of the Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study.

Learn more about the Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study.

Notice of Election

July 16, 2012 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Eureka, on TUESDAY, the 6th day of NOVEMBER, 2012, for the following officers:
Council Member, Second Ward Full term of four years
Council Member, Fourth Ward Full term of four years

Filing dates for nomination papers are July 16, 2012 through August 10, 2012, at 5:00 P.M. Nomination papers will be available at the City Clerks's Office Room 208, City Hall, 531 "K" Street, Eureka, Beginning July 16, 2012 at 8:00 A.M., and must be filed with the City Clerk no later than the August 10, 2012 deadline.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 8 P.M. on November 6, 2012.

Pamela J. Powell
City Clerk

HBF presents "Bark in the Park" Benefit 5K Walk/Run

July 2, 2012 

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.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Planned this Weekend

June 26, 2012 
Eureka, CA – Eureka Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday June 29th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
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Measure Y - June 5, 2012 Election

May 15, 2012 

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.

Cassette Recording of State Voter Information Guide

April 26, 2012 
The City Clerk's office cassette recording of the State Voter Information Gude for the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election. The cassettes include information about Propositions 28 and 29. The cassettes are beep-tone indexed and playable on any commerciall available recorder, as well as on Talking Book Recorders. The Cassettes are available to check out at the City Clerk's Office, 531 K Street, Eureka.

Voicemail Services Currently Down

April 11, 2012 

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.


Police Chief Recruitment

March 1, 2012 
The City of Eureka is currently recruiting for the position of Police Chief.

For a complete job description and application packet (including supplemental questionnaire), you may either:

1) call our Job Line at (707) 441-4134 to request that one be mailed to you; or,
2) contact our Personnel Department

City of Eureka Personnel Department
Eureka City Hall
531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Office: (707) 441-4124
FAX: (707) 268-1838

Police Chief Job Announcement

We will be accepting applications until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012.

The Proposed Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study

February 16, 2012 
Last month, the Eureka City Council passed a Resolution supporting the Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Route Feasibility Study after the issue was brought to the Council’s attention by several local citizens at a Council meeting in late December 2011. At the Council meeting of December 20, 2011, Council heard a presentation by several citizens that were speaking in favor of conducting a study to determine the feasibility of an alternative rail route connecting the port facilities in Humboldt Bay to the national rail system. The presenters explained that this so-called “east-west” route was not a new idea, but one that actually had its origins in the late 1800s. The “Humboldt and Eastern Railroad” was in the process of acquiring financing and obtaining easements to build a rail line from Humboldt Bay area to the Sacramento Valley when the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire made the competing north-south rail line necessary to supply materials to rebuild the City. Within a few years, the eastern route was shelved, but not before the route was scouted and mapped.
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Earthquake at 1:07p.m., Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012 
Northern California experienced a 5.5 earthquake at 1:07p.m. today. Details can be found at the following link:
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Fisherman's Terminal Building Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Bldg Certification

February 9, 2012 

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).

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City Council Public Hearings Tuesday, January 3, 2012

December 30, 2011 
The City Council of the City of Eureka will hold three public hearings on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss Text Amendments relating to Secondary Dwelling Units and Setbacks for Historic Structures.

Click the "More" link below to access links to the Text Amendments.
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December 2, 2011 

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.

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City of Eureka Waterline Break

November 5, 2011 
The City of Eureka Public Works Department has completed repairs on one waterline break and is nearly complete on the 2nd line repair. Residents who experience discoloration in their water should let the water run for a short while to flush out pipes. The City's water supply is safe to drink and use. Thank you for your patience while City crews worked to repair the lines.
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Invitation - Eureka Fire Department Open House, October 15, 2011

September 1, 2011 

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.

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Eureka Redevelopment Agency

August 29, 2011 
Please click the following link to view the Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule, pursuant to Part 1.8 of the Redevelopment Law approved by the Eureka City Council acting as the Sucessor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency on February 21, 2012.

Schedule Link

Eureka Seeks Community Input Into Police Chief Search

August 9, 2011 

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:

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fire Training Facility at Harris and L Streets

Participants will be asked to share their thoughts or ideas on this important topic. Topics of particular focus will include:

  1. What do residents see as the major law enforcement issues facing our City?
  2. What type of experience is important for the next Police Chief?
  3. What personal skills and characteristics should a Police Chief possess?
  4. How would Eureka residents like the Police Chief to be involved in our community?

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.

Fire Chief Recruitment

June 6, 2011 

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
Personnel Department
531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501-1165
(707) 441-4134 (24 hour job line recording)

Final filing date is June 30, 2011.

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City Attorney Recruitment

June 6, 2011 
The City of Eureka is currently recruiting for the position of City Attorney. To apply for this outstanding career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to Peckham & McKenney or by email to

Please do not hesitate to call Phil McKenney toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.

Final filing date is June 30, 2011.

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Opportunities for General Contractors and Consumers

June 2, 2011 

Last year there was a lot of information regarding forthcoming energy efficiency incentives and financing opportunities. Well, they are here!!! Now there is help to prepare the construction community to deliver these benefits to consumers as well as expand business opportunities.

  • CHF financing 3% for Humboldt up to $1950 grants on each project 100% total project cost.
  • Up to $4000 incentives from PG&E for energy efficiency improvements.
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April 22, 2011 
On May 3, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. the City Council will consider adopting modifications to the Medical Cannabis Ordinance.

The proposed Medical Cannabis Ordinance (updated April 25, 2011) may be viewed by clicking


March 16, 2011 
On April 18, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider draft amendments to the adopted Medical Cannabis Ordinance.

The draft amendments may be viewed by clicking

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Giants Trophy Tour

January 31, 2011 
The San Francisco Giants will be visiting Eureka during their public tour of the World Champoins' trophy. The trophy will be in Eureka at the Wharfinger Building, #1 Marina Way, on February 8, 2011 from 4:30 P.M to 6:30 P.M. Viewing is on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to attend the Trophy viewing. Fans will have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with the trophy and can purchase those prints on-line.
The "Crab Grass Band" will be on hand to welcome San Francisco Giants fans and the trophy to Eureka. The City of Eureka welcomes all fans to the Wharfinger Building for this exciting event.
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Over-the-Counter, Prescription and Narcotics Collection Event

December 29, 2010 

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

4th Ward Councilmember Vacancy

December 2, 2010 
Applications are being accepted by the Eureka Mayor's office for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Eureka City Council in the Fourth Ward, for a term ending November 6, 2012. All applicants must be residents and registered voters within the fourth Ward of the City of Eureka. Applications are available at the City Clerk's office, 531 "K" Street, Room 208, Eureka.
Completed applications must be returned to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 P.M. Monday, December 13, 2010.

For more information, please call 441-4175

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November 30, 2010 
The City of Eureka is circulating a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) inviting submittal of a business plan and qualifications from persons, collectives or cooperatives interested in establishing a medical cannabis facility within the City of Eureka.


To view the RFQ, please click HERE

November 30, 2010. Please note the RFQ has been revised to reflect that the deadline for the City to receive RFQ responses has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010. Except for the change in the deadline date, no other changes have been made to the RFQ since November 4, 2010.

November 4, 2010.
Please note the RFQ has been revised to require submittals for distribution of medical cannabis to include the information listed in section 5C
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Energy Tip for October

October 8, 2010 
Changes are coming as PG&E begins installing SmartMeters in your home or business beginning in October. SmartMeters will provide the technology necessary for consumers to learn new energy habits.
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California Voter Information Guide on Cassette and in Large Print

October 5, 2010 
The Eureka City Clerk’s office has received a copy of the cassette-recorded version of the Official California Voter Information Guide for the November 2, 2010, Statewide General Election. The audio cassette was provided by the California Secretary of State’s Election Division and is being made available, free of charge, to persons who are blind or visually impaired. A large-print version of the Voter Information Guide is also available for public review.
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Ridgewood Village DEIR Technical Comment Letter Submitted

August 30, 2010 
The City of Eureka's Technical Comments for the Ridgewood Village Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) have been submitted to the Humboldt County Community Development Services Department. To review the comment letter and attachments, click the links below.

Comment Letter w/Attachments (5.73 MB)
Comment Letter Only (3.18 MB)
Attachment A (1.49 MB)
Attachment B (608.8 KB)
Attachment C (478.8 KB)

An August 12, 2010 memo was inadvertantly not included in our comments and has since been submitted to the County.

August 12, 2010 Memo (69.5 MB)

City Council Comments on Ridgewood Village DEIR

August 27, 2010 

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.

Safe Routes to School

August 20, 2010 
Your are invited to "Step Into Safety".
Dont miss this fun event for all ages and learn how to get kids to and from school safely at the Back To School Family Fun Day, Saturday, August 28th, from 9am to noon at Washington Elementary School.

More information provided in the Flyer link below

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August 20, 2010 
The Eureka City Council has voted to adopt an ordinance regulating secondhand smoke, prohibiting smoking in certain public places and amending the Eureka Municipal Code. The ordinance, which goes into effect on August 23, 2010, limits public exposure to secondhand smoke in public areas. Eureka is now one of more than 33 jurisdictions in California with a comprehensive smoking ordinance to limit public smoking in areas such as:
Dining Areas, Entryways, Public Events, Recreation, Areas, Service Areas, Sidewalks & Worksites.

Below are links for additional information:

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Proposed Water Rate Increases

August 12, 2010 
The City created a Utility Rate Task Force which was comprised of 11 citizens of Eureka to review the water and sewer funds and work with City staff to develop new rates which would be based on projected costs of the systems for the next five years and be fair and equitable to all residents of the City. Using the California Rural Water Association’s recommended methodology for calculating water and sewer rates which are fair to all users of the system, the Task Force and Staff developed and recommended to Council the proposed water rate increases which were noticed on August 1, 2010 to all property owners and rate payers in the City.

Last Day to File Nomination Papers is August 6, 2010

August 4, 2010 
The nomination period for Eureka Mayor and Council Wards 1,3, & 5 is July 12, 2010 through August 6, 2010. Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk by 5:00 P.M. August 6, 2010 for the Mayor and all Council seats. Please contact Pam Powell, City Clerk at 441-4175 for additional information.

Ballot Measure Designation Letters and Argument Timeline

July 20, 2010 
The City of Eureka will have three Ballot Measures on the November 2, 2010 General Election. Please see the attached notice announcing the argument time-line and ballot measure designation letters.

Public Notice
Public Notice


May 27, 2010 
The City Council has placed the Marina Center Local Coastal Program Amendment Ballot Measure on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot. If approved by the voters the ballot measure would amend the City’s adopted and certified Local Coastal Program consistent with the amendments detailed in the certified Environmental Impact Report for the Marina Center Mixed Use Development Project, with the addition of a Q Qualified Combining zone to restrict the allowed uses on the property.

For a summary of the ballot measure please click the "More..." link below

To view the full ballot measure, click HERE (then scroll down to the Marina Center Local Coastal Program Amendment Ballot Measure section)

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Monthly Energy Tip

April 12, 2010 

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.

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Pedestrian Safety Training

April 7, 2010 

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.

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January 26, 2010 
On February 2, 2010, the City Council opened the public hearing on the draft Housing Element and received public testimony. The City Council took action to continue the public hearing to Tuesday February 8, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall.

To access the draft Housing Element and the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration initial study please click the links below:

Housing Element Maps

Initial Study


January 22, 2010 

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.

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Second Community Workshop to Discuss the Regulation of Medical Cannabis

January 20, 2010 

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)


January 10, 2010 
The City of Eureka is collecting information about earthquake damaged property. If your property has been damaged by the January 9, 2010, earthquake please call 441-4164 or email

Please provide the following information:
~ Your name
~ The address of the property damaged
~ Your phone number
~ The type of property (e.g., residence, commercial, etc)
~ The type of damage
~ The estimated cost of the damage
~ Whether you have Earthquake insurance, and
~ Whether you are the owner or a tenant of the property.


October 23, 2009 
The Eureka City Council will hold a special meeting to consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report for the Marina Center project. The City Council will meet on October 27, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Council Chamber, Second Floor, Eureka City Hall, 531 “K” Street, Eureka, California.

Rental Housing Ordinance

July 31, 2009 

The proposed ordinance and amendments to existing code provisions to create a Rental Housing Program can be accessed at the link below.

Agenda Summary

Agenda Summary

Annual Review of Service Rate Adjustment for Solid Waste Collection

July 17, 2009 
At the July 7, 2009 Council meeting, Council postponed a decision on this year's rate adjustment to further assess the rate proposals and provide additional opportunity for public comment. Please click on the item below for additional information.

Item 5

Item 5

Historic Preservation Commission meeting postponed

July 1, 2009 
The July 1, 2009, regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been postponed to July 15, 2009.

Oversized and Recreational Vehicle Parking Permits

April 28, 2009 

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.

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Rental Housing Improvement Program

April 20, 2009 
Item #13 the Rental Hosing Improvement Program will be removed from the April 21, 2009 Agenda. The proposed ordinance has been pulled from the agenda to allow for additional community review and discussion before the official introduction of the ordinance.

The proposed oridinance is available be clicking the link below.

Proposed Ordinance
Proposed Ordinance

Dial-a-Ride 24-Hour Advance Reservation System

March 6, 2009 
In an effort to make Dial-A-Ride more efficient, a new computer aided dispatching system is being implemented in the near future. The amount of passengers utilizing the Dial-A-Ride service has outgrown the capabilities of the current paper and pencil dispatching system. The new dispatching system will help improve the Dial-A-Ride service by shortening the amount of time the passenger has to wait for their ride. This system will also make it easier for the dispatchers to get the passenger to their destination on time.

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Police Department Community Survey

February 19, 2009 
Eureka Police Department has developed a Community Survey. We are asking community members who live, work or frequent the City of Eureka to take a few moments to tell us how we are doing, what their needs are and what we can do to further assist them. The Eureka Police Department holds their partnership with the community in the highest regard. We want to provide the highest quality of police services. Community input is needed to meet this goal.
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City of Eureka Sales Tax

February 13, 2009 
The voters of the City of Eureka approved a one-quarter percent retail transactions and use tax in the November 2008 General Election (Measure D) and a one-half percent retail transactions and use tax in the November 2010 General Election (Measure O).

Businesses within the City limits must impose the statewide sales tax of 7.5% plus the City's use tax of .75%, for a total of 8.25%. Click here for a listing of addresses within the Eureka City limits by street name. For information about applying sales tax to delivered sales, please review the Board of Equalization publications listed later.
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Marina Center DEIR Comments

February 11, 2009 
The comments submitted on the Marina Center Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) can be viewed by linking to the Marina Center webpage

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CPR Survivor

February 4, 2009 

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.

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Universal Garbage / Recycling Collection

October 1, 2008 

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:

  • Universal Curbside Garbage Collection
    • Starts December 2008
  • Universal Curbside Bulky Item Collection
    • Starts January 2009
  • Voluntary Curbside Greenwaste Collection
    • Starts January 2009
  • Universal Curbside Recycling Collection
    • Starts July 2009

This program applies to all improved properties within the City of Eureka. For more information about the program, click here for More...

Street Sweeping Schedule Change

August 27, 2008 

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.


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
If we try to sweep over a pile of leaves or debris, our equipment can become plugged. Please do not rake leaves into piles in the street. The months of October through February are our heavy leaf season. Please note that there may be delays in our schedule during this season.
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Local Businesses Donate Funds to Save Eureka 4th of July Fireworks Show

June 25, 2008 
The show will go on! Eureka City Councilman Mike Jones will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning to announce that the City has secured commitments from several local businesses to provide all funds necessary for the annual Eureka 4th of July Fireworks show. The press conference will be held at 10:30 AM at the foot of F Street in old Town Eureka on Wednesday June 25.

The local businesses who have collectively committed to paying the full cost of the show include the primary funder Best Western Bayshore Inn. Other include Chapala Cafe, Evergreen pulp Inc., Mercer Fraser Co., and the Pro Sport Center.

"I can't thank these businesses enough for their commitment and dedication to our community," said Councilman Jones. "Without their support and advocacy, this traditional Eureka event would not have happened. It is through their generosity that we are able to keep this tradition alive, and allow our Eureka citizens and families to enjoy it again this year."

This year's show will cost approximately $30,000. Once funding became available late last week, the City worked swiftly to complete all of the necessary permits and logistical arrangements needed to put on a successful show. Local businesses, entities and citizens assisting with this logistical effort included Pacific Affiliates )offering use of their dock), Mercer Fraser Co. (barge), Mr. Leroy Zerlang (tug boat operator ) City of Eureka Harbor staff, and Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District.

The fireworks show will start promptly at 10:00 PM on July 4 at the Eureka waterfront.

The Eureka Art & Culture Commission announces the first annual Recognition Award for "Eureka Artist of the Year"

June 11, 2008 
The EACC wishes to honor artists who have contributed to the betterment of life in Eureka through their creative endeavors.

This is for individuals only, open to all artistic disciplines. this will be a one-time honor to an artist currently contributing to the creative environment in Eureka. Anyone can nominate, including self-nomination by submitting a cover letter of nomination that details the artist's accomplishments, resume and up to three letters of reference to:
Eureka Art and Culture Commission
Attn: Gary Bird, Special Projects Manager
Eureka City Hall
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501
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Eureka Redevelopment Agency "Presents" 615 Myrtle Avenue OPEN HOUSE June 5, 2008 3 - 5 pm

May 28, 2008 
This home is a settlement era 1878 vernacular style 1,302 square foot home with two bedrooms, two baths, and an office area. This home is located at the corner of 7th Street and Myrtle Avenue. This homes has been completely rehabilitated by Will Adams Contracting. Features include: sunny private porch, new garage, new roof, paint, fences, landscaping, kitchen remodel, energy efficient windows and doors, bamboo floors, and more.
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Boys & Girls Club

May 27, 2008 
On June 9, 2008, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the Conditional Use Permit for the new Boys & Girls Club at Harris and "J" Streets. For more information please see "More..." below. The draft EIR can be viewed by going to the Community Development Department homepage and cliking on the Boys and Girls Club link. The staff planner is Sidnie L. Olson, AICP, Principal Planner, 441-4265.
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Eureka is seeking a Personnel Director

April 22, 2008 
The City of Eureka is currently recruiting for a Personnel Director committed to meeting our City's varied Personnel needs.

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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March 6, 2008 


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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:

children's activities

building an edible garden

feeding volunteer, and

painting a mural to honor Cesar Chavez.

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Eureka Receives Low Interest Loan

July 24, 2007 
The City of Eureka has received a low interest loan from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank) at their July 24, 2007 board meeting. The 2 million dollar loan is for the renovation of C Street between 1st Street and the Boardwalk, including the construction of a market square/public plaza, construction of a fisherman's work building and cafe, and a 41 space off-street parking lot.

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 Police Chief Holds Town Hall Meeting

May 31, 2007 
Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen will hold a coffee meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m at O-H's Town House in Eureka. "It is my intent, in an effort to improve communications between the Eureka Police and the community, to hold periodic public meetings. These meetings will afford the members of the community an opportunity, in an informal setting, to meet with me, discuss issues, and ask questions," stated Chief Nielsen. " A vital component of a successful relationship is an ongoing dialogue. It is a priority for me to have a police department that is responsive to the needs of the community and to accomplish that goal I need to have input." This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Eureka to meet Chief Nielsen and talk to him about concerns and suggestions for the police department," stated EPD PIO Suzie Owsley. "We'll even spring for the coffee."

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Fire Protection Standards of Coverage

February 21, 2007 
The City recently hired the firm of Citygate Associates, Inc. to prepare an innovative Standards of Coverage study for our Fire Department. Utilizing local data, national guidelines and computer modeling programs, the study is analyzing local infrastructure and geography, department policies, performance standards and other values in an effort to identify and increase local fire protection and efficiency measures.
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Another Successful Toy Drive!

December 19, 2006 

On December 19, 2006, Eureka Firefighters concluded another successful toy drive. The toys were presented to Captain Ramon Ocano from the Eureka branch of the Salvation Army. Salvation Army members will wrap and distribute the toys locally to needy children, “sharing the magic of Christmas”.

Eureka Firefighters want to thank the community for their amazing generosity.

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"Share The Magic Of Christmas"

November 13, 2006 

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's 150th Anniversary Wraps up with Time Capsule at Morris Graves

November 7, 2006 

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.

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Regional Disaster/Hazard Mitigation Plan

October 17, 2006 
Please help your community's disaster planning efforts and FEMA funding eligibility by completing a two page questionnaire and returning it to the Humboldt County Planning Department or the City of Eureka no later than January 15, 2007.
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Eureka to Hold Workshop on Universal Garbage and Recycling Collection

October 5, 2006 

On Monday, October 23, 2006, the City of Eureka will hold a public workshop on the concept of a universal/mandatory garbage and recycling curbside collection system in Eureka. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building at No. 1 Marina Way in Eureka. All Eureka residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Utility User Tax Information

September 1, 2006 

For the past decade the residents of the City of Eureka have experienced reduced revenues for essential services due to the continued takeaway of local resources to “bailout” the State of California. The State lawmakers have failed to recognize that the monies spent at the local level have the greatest impact upon citizens.

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Eureka’s 150th Great Dates “On the Move”

September 1, 2006 

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.

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Eureka Firefighters to participate in 1906 Great Earthquake Fire Expo 2006

February 27, 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 San Francisco's Pier 48. This free exposition will be the largest event of its kind commemorating the 100th anniversary of San Francisco's Great Earthquake & Fire. The three days of activities surrounding the exposition will include historical exhibits with vintage fire apparatus, historical artifacts & photographic displays, fireboat tours, safety & preparedness exhibits & displays.

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Eureka's 150th Anniversary

January 27, 2006 

~ 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.

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Firefighter receives training

December 20, 2005 

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 United States attended the training session. The Department of Energy will continue the program into 2006.

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Christmas Safety

November 3, 2005 

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.

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