Goals & Priorities Input Needed

Help guide the upcoming FY2015-2016 budget process by submitting a ballot that gives you a chance to prioritize from a long list of suggestions received at the March 09 Goals & Priorities Workshop.  The ballots can be downloaded, printed, and returned to ballot boxes located at the Library or at City Hall BY MAY 22.  Click here to see the workshop notes.  The documents are filed in the Document Library section of this website under Finance/2015-2016 Budget.

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/


Drinking Water Compliance

In February 2015 the City reported to all water customers through a message on the water bill and on the city's website, that Haloacetic acids exceeded the maximum contaminate level of 60 parts per billion allowable in the previous quarter by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Results of the first quarter sampling of 2015 were 44 parts per billion.  We are very pleased to report that as of March 13, 2015, water quality is once again in full compliance with the CDPH Disinfection By-Product Rule. Click here to view the full letter from Water Plant Director Bryan Buckman.For more information on this rule, visit the CDPH website.     



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.


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 6:00 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. 


Sales Tax Address List Now Online

A List of Street Addresses subject to the City Sales Tax of 8.75% (As of April 01, 2015) are now available on this website at Documents Library/Finance/Sales Tax Address List.  Addresses not included are OUTSIDE City limits and are NOT subject to this increased tax.  Please direct inquiries and requests for personalized letters of residence to the City Clerk's office at 707-677-0223.

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