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Arcata Council approves street paint permitting

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ARCATA- The Arcata City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow residents, organizations and businesses to obtain permits from the city to paint street murals.

Under the ordinance a permit can be obtained from the city after meeting specific guidelines for the project. Those regulations include insurance, size, types of paint, and maintenance.

The permit would fall under a special activities permit and would need to be approved by the city manager.