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Annual Budget

Arcata Fire is a single-purpose Special District, independent from the County of Humboldt and the City of Arcata; governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the voters. As a Special District, funding can only be received through very specific mechanisms. 

Presently, the District is funded from four primary sources: 

  • 50% from the ad valorem (property tax) 
  • 40% from the District's voter-approved initiatives2020 special tax and2006 benefit assessment
  • 8% from other government funds 
  • 2% from charges for services

Annually, pursuant to Government Code Section 13895, the Arcata Fire District Board of Directors is required to adopt a final fiscal year budget, no later than October 1st, and make public the adoption of its budget.  Additionally, Arcata Fire reviews its budget, mid-fiscal year to make any necessary adjustments for its revenues and expenses. 

Below are the links to the current budget and mid-year budgets:  

Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget Adopted 09-13-22.pdf


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