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Community input needed to update Eureka General Plan

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EUREKA- The last comprehensive General Plan update in for land use in Eureka was in 1997, but for the 2040 General Plan Update, you can give your input from the comfort of your own home.

Eureka City officials are offering a virtual workshop, which will last from February 10th through the 24th.  At that website, people will be able to give their input about what they like about Eureka, what they don’t like, the challenges they believe the city faces and locations they think should be changed.  There will also be the chance to do that in person at the General Plan Update Community Workshop on Tuesday, February 11th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building at 1 Marina Way.  The virtual and community workshops in February are the first of several for the two and a half year process to update the General Plan.  City officials say the General Plan will only be as good as the input provided by the community.

"We need to hear from people who live, work and play in the city what they want for their community.  And the only way for us to hear that and get that information is for them to provide that to us.  Whether through workshops, through the virtual town halls, through written communication," said Lisa Shikany, the Principal and Environmental Planner for the City of Eureka.

To participate in the virtual workshops or learn more information about the general plan update, visit

You can also call Lisa Shikany with any questions at (707) 268-5265.