City of Arcata Seeking Members for Newly-Formed Public Safety Committee

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA – The City of Arcata is currently seeking community members for seven open vacancies on the newly-formed Public Safety Committee.

The Arcata City Council unanimously authorized the creation of a standing Public Safety Committee after the 2017 Public Safety Task Force completed their report at the City Council meeting on March 7, 2018.

The objective of the Public Safety Committee is to provide a platform for the community to come together to better understand public safety concerns and recommend actions the City can take to improve the quality of life in Arcata.

The Public Safety Committee will primarily focus on providing a public forum for the City, Arcata Police Department and community members to share their public safety concerns and identify potential solutions.

Committee members will research and evaluate crime trends and identify the highest risks to public safety. In addition, Committee members will make recommendations to the City Council, City Commissions and City staff regarding threats to public safety, crime reduction and prevention strategies based on their research and community outreach.

The Public Safety Committee will consist of seven members, all appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Once all members are appointed, the Public Safety Committee will hold regular monthly meetings, and committee members will serve in three year terms.

Committee applicants must live within Arcata city limits or must live or work within the Arcata Planning Area, and community members with interest, knowledge or experience in promoting a vibrant, safe and healthy environment in which to live, work, study and play are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted to the City Manager’s Office at City Hall, located at 736 F Street in Arcata, and will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applicant interviews are tentatively scheduled to begin at the end of June or early July.

For more information, or to apply for membership on the Public Safety Committee visit or call 707-822-5953.


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