Welcome to Trinidad, California
Trinidad is a seaside town in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. Situated directly above its own natural harbor, Trinidad is one of California's smallest incorporated cities, (with a 2010 population of 367) and is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks. These rocks are part of the California Coastal National Monument of which Trinidad is a Gateway City. This natural landmark is joined by three additional marine landmarks - the historic Trinidad Head Light, the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and Humboldt State University's Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory. Fishing operations related to Trinidad Harbor are vital to both local tourism and commercial fishery interests in the region. In addition to its coastal assets, the city honors and works to protect its Native American cultural and historic heritage.
Municipal Code Online
With the help of Code Publishing Inc. out of Seattle Washington, the City of Trinidad has recently completed a recodification of its Municipal Code. The last time this occured was 1990, when online, searchable codes were rare. The city now has a comprehensive, well organized, user friendly and searchable database of all its ordinances - including the zoning and land use code. Check it out: http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Trinidad/
Stormwater Project - Public Meeting 12-04-2013The City of Trinidad is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, December 04, at 6:30pm in the Town Hall to present information about the Stormwater Improvement Project. Attendees will learn about the project and how it will modernize the city stormwater system, impact the town during construction, and incorporate green infrrastructure to capture, treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff before it enters into Trinidad Bay. Further information about this meeting, and the project, can be found in the Document Library section of this website.
Comment Period for Stormwater Project Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
City of Trinidad’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (ISMND) for the ASBS Stormwater Improvement Project (Project) is available in the Documents Library under Stormwater in the CEQA-Open for Comment folder. The public comment period for the ISMND is from November 19th through December 18th.
The City will be accepting verbal and written comments on December 11, 2013 at the Regular City Council Meeting, but no action will be taken. The ISMND is planned for adoption at a Public Hearing on the proposed project at the December 18, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.
Trail Stewards Program
The City of
Steward Program for the Trinidad Head Trail. More detailed job descriptions for
section. Sign-up sheets for the positions of Volunteer Trail Steward Coordinator
(both primary and back-up) and Trail Stewards are in Town Hall, and will be
accepted through December 13, 2013. You may also sign up for either position by
Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law
The mandatory commercial recycling regulation was adopted at CalRecycle’s January 17, 2012 Monthly Public Meeting. This regulation reflects the statutory provisions of AB 341 (Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011 [Chesbro, AB 341]) and provides additional procedural clarifications. The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 7, 2012 and became effective immediately. On June 27, 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 1018 which included an amendment that requires a business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for recycling services.
The city of Trinidad is required by law to implement a commercial solid waste recycling program that consists of education, outreach and monitoring of businesses, that is appropriate for that jurisdiction and is designed to divert commercial solid waste from businesses, whether or not the jurisdiction has met the requirements of PRC Section 41780. More information on this law, and how it may (or may not) affect your commercial business in Trinidad can be found online. http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recycle/Commercial/default.htm
2012 Consumer Confidence Report -Water Department
The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Trinidad's Public Water System is now available. Click Here to view the report.
Upcoming Meetings - City Council
The Trinidad City Council meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. The meeting agenda and the meeting packet will be available online for review or in the Clerk's Office in Town Hall by the end of the day Friday, prior to the meeting.