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City council proposes sales tax increase

City council proposes sales tax increase

Jessie Imhoff

October 20, 2019

The Chico City Council discussed the possibility of increasing sales tax in Chico in a council meeting Tuesday. If successful, the change would make the sales tax in the city go from 7.25% to 8.25%.A voter survey was taken by EMC Research to decide if voters would approve a tax increase measure. The resul...

Community responds to incoming Oroville vape bans

Community responds to incoming Oroville vape bans

Jessie Imhoff

October 7, 2019

Chico State's campus is usually lined with students tabling for different reasons, such as recruitment for clubs or Greek life. Others go to campus and table to share their ideas about the world with students.That's what Nick Bowman and Gabe Trujillo set out to do by setting up a table in front of the St...

City council denies appeal against Simplicity Village

City council denies appeal against Simplicity Village

Ricardo Tovar

September 25, 2019

A special meeting was held Tuesday by the City Council in the Council Chambers to discuss the appeal to a prior decision on a housing facility for the homeless. The appeal was placed on a Planning Commission decision to uphold and make the east side of Notre Dame Boulevard and south of Morrow Lane a sp...

City council members vote 4-3 to form a cannabis committee

Nate Rettinger

March 11, 2019

Opinions clashed at the recent city council meeting where members moved to form a cannabis committee.City council members came together to vote on a proposed cannabis committee on Tuesday night at Chico City Hall. This committee would oversee the integration of the cannabis industry into Chico as a legi...

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Chico City Council Election Guide: Meet the eight candidates running for three council seats

Josh Cozine

November 2, 2018

The Chico City Council consists of seven council members each elected for four-year terms. Three of these council seats will be up for grabs this Tuesday, during the City of Chico's General Municipal Election. Voters will get the opportunity to choose between these eight candidates. *The candidate...

Council Candidates speak on police role in the community

Council Candidates speak on police role in the community

Christian Solis

September 26, 2018

Only half of the candidates running for Chico City Council appeared at a forum, Monday. Concerned Citizens 4 Justice organized the forum to discuss the role of policing in the community. https://www.youtube.com/embed/quN8VID4jhg Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @joshcozine and @c_a...

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...

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...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Daelin Wofford

September 5, 2018

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

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

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...

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