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Chico Councilmembers Alex Brown and Scott Huber prepare to address issues of the unhoused and the council majority's potential violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Councilmembers Brown, Huber react to city’s homeless agenda and court injunction

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 22, 2021

Chico City Councilmembers Alex Brown and Scott Huber held a press conference Tuesday in response to what Brown called a lack of evidence-based solutions to the city’s unhoused population. Multiple...

Odd-numbered districts in Chico will be up for election on Nov. 3.

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

Joel Moret, Reporter // 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...

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

Chico council meeting examines districting, price gouging and cannabis sales

Kimberly Morales // 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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

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...

Bryce Goldstein goes door-to-door balloting for local city council candidate Alex Brown. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

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 (to the left) listening to citizens about their opinions about marijuana. 
Jessica Mackenzie (to the back left). Photo credit: Justin Jackson

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

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