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What District Are You In? City Council Elections Right Around the Corner

Odd-numbered districts in Chico will be up for election on Nov. 3.
September 22, 2020

The first Chico City Council general municipal election since the introduction of a new district map is set for Nov. 3.  The approved map branched Chico into seven districts. District 4, which...

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

The audience taking notes on what the presenters were discussing. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
November 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Chico City Council discussed district-based elections and present possible options and various aspects of commercial cannabis.Through an attempt to avoid a council stronghold, the city council...

Chico City Council considers proposals for housing, downtown access

Senior Planner Mike Sawley giving presentation to Chico City Council on General Plan 2030 and Municipal Code. Photo credit: 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...

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

Chico City counsel that includes Mayor Randall Stone and Vice Mayor Alex Brown deliberating over the climate declaration Photo credit: 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...

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

Scott Huber, Kasey Reynolds, and Alex Brown get sworn into office Photo credit: 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...

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

Patrick Newman speaks with police officers at the Chico city council meeting Tuesday. Newman spoke at the podium in front of the city council to oppose the sit and lie ordinance that ended up passing later in the evening. This ordinance allows police officers to detain and remove homeless and transient people that are
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...

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz
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...

Photo of the day

Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door balloting for local city council candidate Alex Brown. Photo credit: 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 (to the left) listening to citizens about their opinions about marijuana. 
Jessica Mackenzie (to the back left). Photo credit: 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...

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Council candidates left students out of the conversation on Wednesday. Photo credit: 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,...

Chico City council candidates speak on local issues at open forum

Andrew Coolidge (right) listens to fellow city council candidate Scott Huber (left) as Huber gives his final statement.
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...

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

The Chico City Council meeting was more heated than usual, Tuesday night, as dozens of locals argued for or against a sit-lie ordinance. The sit-lie ordinance prohibits people from sitting or laying down on sidewalks or other public places.
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...

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