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Press Releases 

Effective June 26, 2017 - Burning within the City limits is suspended due to dry vegetation.

June 26, 2017

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Yreka Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Adopted June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016

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City of Yreka Launches Interactive Financial Transparency Platform 

September 3, 2015

OpenGov platform engages residents with instant access to financial data.

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Fire Hall Water Dispenser Discontinuation

August 4, 2014

The bulk water dispenser located at the Fire Hall at 401 W Miner St will be closed starting Monday August 4, 2014. A new bulk water dispenser located at 195 Greenhorn Road (near the intersection of Greenhorn Road and S Oregon St) will open Monday August 4, 2014 to replace it. If the new water dispenser is unable to operate, the water dispenser at the Fire Hall may reopen for an indefinite period.

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Home Water Surveys

June 13, 2014

Get a jump on high summer water bills!  The City of Yreka Public Works Department is offering FREE home surveys to our customers to help them reduce their water bills by using water more efficiently. We all enjoy our beautiful landscapes that add so much to our lives and home values, but landscapes can use up to 60 percent of our water in the summer and can drive up our water bills.  A home surveyor will come to your home to check for leaks, indoors and outdoors, check water using appliances, check your irrigation system, and make recommendations to help you save water. 

To schedule a FREE home survey call 530-841-2370, or to do the survey yourself, download the surveyView the press release for more information. 

Online Utility Billing Portal and Credit & Debit Card Payments

June 2, 2014

The City of Yreka is now accepting credit and debit card payments for utility bills. Customers will also be able to view or pay utility bills online. Card payments will be accepted online, at City Hall, or over the phone. View the press release.

City Hall Closed to the Public on Fridays

May 9, 2014

City Hall, at 701 Fourth Street will be closed to the public starting on Friday, May 30, 2014. Emergency services will operate normally. For more information, view the press release
 

Utility Account Set Up Fee Lowered Beginning January 1, 2014

November 25, 2013

The utility account set-up fee has been reduced. Beginning January 1, 2014, customers setting up new utility accounts will pay a $75 non-refundable fee.

The City’s utility account set-up fee covers the staff time and other expenses associated with setting up new accounts. These expenses include administrative costs associated with account setup, reading water meters at the beginning and end of an account, turning water on for new customers and other related tasks.

Yreka Police Department Acquires Armored Vehicle

September 26, 2013

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The Yreka Police Department (YPD) recently acquired an International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The MRAP is an armored vehicle that is designed to protect passengers from a number of different potential threats. It was acquired via the Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program at no cost to the YPD. There will be a number of changes to the vehicle including upgrading communications equipment, installing different seating, as well as other customizations. With upgraded communications equipment, the MRAP will be able to serve as a mobile command center. There are no weapons mounted on the vehicle.

The YPD acquired the MRAP in order to provide additional protection for officers and the public in general. In addition, the MRAP will be able to serve as a rapid response vehicle for emergency situations. Having an armored vehicle allows the YPD to negotiate with, engage or search for active shooters or armed suspects, and to rescue injured or trapped officers or citizens, while minimizing risk to officers and other first responders. Last year alone, Yreka had two incidents where armed suspects took hostages.

Acquiring the MRAP has been a long process. Chief of Police Brian Bowles worked for 7 years to acquire an armored vehicle before being approved to receive this vehicle. Once the vehicle upgrades are finished, he is planning on making the MRAP available to other local law enforcement agencies for use. 

Miner Street Grant Program 

August 2, 2013

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The Miner Street Grant Program, which consists of the Facade Grant Program and Community Projects Grant Program, are now accepting applications for eligible projects. To learn more about the different programs and what projects are eligible, visit the Miner Street Grant Program page

The Miner Street Grant Program, which is funded entirely by a private donation from the Stewart Trust, was founded last year in order to help businesses, property owners, groups and individuals beautify Miner Street through investments in commercial buildings and community oriented projects. So far, 7 projects have been completed as part of the Miner Street Grant Program. There is also a number of projects that are currently under way as part of the Miner Street Grant Program. 

New City of Yreka Business Newsletter

Post Date: December 26, 2012

The City of Yreka’s new Business Newsletter aims to keep our local businesses up to date with any changes that might affect them and provide information on resources to help businesses thrive. This irregularly published newsletter will be sent to business license holders as important issues arise. Email Updates for issues concerning businesses are also available from the City.