City of Arcata Holding General Municipal Election on November 3rd

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

City of ArcataThe City of Arcata will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Three seats on the Arcata City Council will be up for election, and two measures will be included on the ballot.

The City Council adopts laws and sets policies to guide the City Manager and City staff in City operations. City Council members attend two regular City Council meetings each month in addition to other special meetings and study sessions, and other monthly meetings of various regional agency partners.

Nomination papers for the City Council seats will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020 through Friday, August 7. Nomination papers may be received electronically upon request by emailing the City Clerk at [email protected] or by calling (707) 825-2103. Nomination papers may also be picked up at the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, located at 736 F Street.

Qualifications for individuals who wish to run for a seat on the Arcata City Council include that they must be at least 18 years old, must live within Arcata city limits, and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence address. Nominees must also obtain at least 20, but no more than 30, signatures of registered voters who reside within Arcata city limits and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence.

Two City ballot measures to be voted on at the November 2020 General Election include a measure to increase the City’s cap on affordable housing, and a measure to approve an annual parcel tax of $37 to fund the improvement and maintenance of Arcata’s City parks, trails and open spaces.

Primary arguments for or against a ballot measure must be received by the City Clerk by Friday, July 17, with rebuttal arguments due on Tuesday, July 28. For more information on requirements for submitting an argument for or against a ballot measure, please contact the City Clerk by email at [email protected] or by calling (707) 825-2103.

For more information, please visit or call (707) 822-5953.


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