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Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Angelina Mendez

November 7, 2019

Chico City Council's Tuesday meeting remembered Camp Fire victims and discussed Chico's General Plan for 2030. Mayor Randall Stone opened the meeting with an official declaration of November being Youth Homelessness Month, adding that on Friday morning, 85 seconds of silence will be held in light of the...

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Passionate Chico residents and city council members discuss cannabis and climate change

Gordy Papalias

April 4, 2019

The city of Chico held a council meeting at the Municipal Building downtown on Tuesday, where they discussed who would be on the commercial cannabis citizen advisory committee, and whether or not the council should declare a climate action emergency for Chico.The cannabis committee would be tasked wi...

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

New members and new ordinances for Camp Fire victims at city council

Justin Jackson

December 6, 2018

A fresh set of city council members were sworn in on Tuesday. After a recognition of the outgoing council members, Kasey Reynolds, Scott Huber and Alex Brown took their seats as Chico’s newest council members. Soon after, Randall Stone was voted to be the new mayor of Chico. Then Al...

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

Josh Cozine

October 17, 2018

In a symbolic gesture, about half of Chico citizens attending the council meeting, Tuesday evening, turned their backs to the council as the vote to reinstate the contentious sit lie ordinance passed as the group predicted. One citizen was arrested while attempting to read out loud the 8th amendment—the...

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Karen Limones

October 17, 2018

The United States government is slowly progressing at including men and women from minority backgrounds in elected positions. However, Chico has failed to fulfill this gap as there still continues to be an absence of racial and ethnic minority representatives running for City Council. A City Councilor...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Daelin Wofford

October 11, 2018

Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door balloting for local city council candidate Alex Brown.

Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

Justin Jackson

September 17, 2018

Chico has the munchies for conversations. Chico residents were invited to participate in Conversation about Cannabis, Sunday, to talk about making cannabis legal in the town of Chico. Chico City Council candidate Scott Huber hosted the event to talk about his history with the issue of cannabis, and pres...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Christian Solis

September 7, 2018

Eight city council candidates gathered at a forum, Wednesday, to discuss policy positions and local problems, but failed to mention one key topic.The public forum, hosted by the Chico Chamber of Commerce, focused on four main questions that focused on local issues. Each candidate also was able to give a...

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018

The Chico Chamber of Commerce offered voters free coffee, Wednesday, and the opportunity to hear candidates speak on important issues facing voters in the upcoming election at the Chico Area Recreation and Development Community Center. The event was open to the public, but due to limited space attendees...

Video: Sit-lie ordinance creates controversy at Chico City Council meeting

Video: Sit-lie ordinance creates controversy at Chico City Council meeting

Christian Solis

September 5, 2018

Chico City Council members met for their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday night, but the meeting was far from regular. Dozens of locals attended mainly to argue for or against a sit-lie ordinance, a local law that prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks and other public places. However,...

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Josh Cozine

September 5, 2018

Seats in the city hall council chambers were filled to standing room only at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Mayor Sean Morgan even addressed the crowd to inform anyone still looking for a seat, that there was a conference room next door with more seats and monitors live-streaming the meeting. The...

Event at restaurant highlights student’s bid for City Council

Event at restaurant highlights student’s bid for City Council

Josh Cozine

February 10, 2018

Student Jeremy Markley celebrated announcing his candidacy for Chico City Council at Kinder’s Meat & Deli Friday. The party started at 5 p.m. with appetizers from the deli and chances for guests to talk with Markley.Markley addressed the crowd around 5:30 p.m, speaking on issues he sees as...

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