Diemer begins position as Arcata's City Manager Monday

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ARCATA- The new city manager of Arcata started Monday. Karen Diemer was sworn into the position after working for the city for 18 years.

Diemer previously served as the Deputy Director of Environmental Services. Her top priorities, she said, are to balance the city's budget and to move forward on city projects.

She said she will meet with community stakeholders this week to make the transition easy. Her first council meeting will be on Wednesday.