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Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Chico City Council candidates address student concerns

Christian Solis

September 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Administration, Community, News, Showcase

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...

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


Filed under Administration, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Daelin Wofford

September 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo of the Day

Evan Annenson, Daniel, Brooke Houston, Steve Breedlove and Nick are pictured here after banning together at the Chico City Chambers to voice their disapproval of the sit and lie ordinance. They sing after a controversial night.

City council approves new team of emergency responders

City council approves new team of emergency responders

Tisha Cheney

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The newly proposed Mobile Crisis Team was approved by Chico's city council with a 7-0 vote on Tuesday.According to city clerk Debbie Presson, the recommendation for the establishment of this team came from Chief of Police Michael O'Brien. O'Brien stated that this team will include two councilors from the ...

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Committee created to address lack of arts funds

Latisha Cheney

January 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Chico City Council voted 7-0 to form a committee focused on the lack of funding for the arts in Chico Tuesday. Funding for the arts has experienced a devastating decline and has nearly dissolved in Butte County, according to Debbie Presson, city clerk of the Arts Commission. “Funding wen...

Chico council votes to regulate the use of marijuana

Chico council votes to regulate the use of marijuana

Christian Solis

November 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted 4-3 to pass a city ordinance strictly regulating the use, sale and growing of marijuana Tuesday night.Ordinance 19.75 prohibits commercial cannabis activity, sets up a permitting process for indoor personal grow only and prohibits use within designated areas of the city.Councilwoman Ann Schwab voted against the ordinance and said, "64 percent of vot...

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Off The Record | Episode 6 | Getting better grades, parking meters and Betsy DeVos

Roberto Fonseca

September 21, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Multimedia, Opinion, Showcase

This revived series takes a look at what’s new in The Orion's opinion section. Columnists discuss current events, local news and columns that can be found at theorion.com. This week, writers Kendall George and Grayson Boyer talk about grades, the student impact on city council and Betsy DeVos.     ...

The Silent Government Dismantling Chico

The Silent Government Dismantling Chico

Grayson Boyer

September 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When chaos unfolds on the national stage, it can be easy to miss the disruption that occurs right next to you. Chico’s City Council, like many city councils across the United States, are making massive decisions that are radically changing the policies of the city. A silent form of governing is...

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

City Council talks possible property and business improvement district for downtown Chico

Alejandra Fraga

May 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council discussed the possible adoption of a resolution of intent to establish a Property and Business Improvement District for downtown Chico Tuesday."The business and property owners got together and came up with the idea of doing what many other cities have done," said Chris Constantin Assistant...

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Alejandra Fraga

May 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved to sign a letter regarding the Oroville Dam crisis Tuesday. The letter highlighted many issues that the Butte County region has raised in community meetings, all issues relating to the Oroville Dam crisis. "We want to get one voice for the region," said District Coordinator...

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

City Council approves firefighters staffing request

Alejandra Fraga

March 8, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council voted on a proposition made by the Chico Fire Department to bring on three full-time positions for the remainder of the fiscal year. The proposal was approved on a 4-3 vote.The positions will be supported by the existing department operating budget, coming from internal department sav...

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