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Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer's market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

City approves deficit reduction plan

The Chico City Council met Tuesday to approve a plan to decrease its $15.2 million deficit. Photo by Bill Hall.Photo credit: Bill Hall

Bill Hall

December 18, 2013

Chico is taking steps to put its financial house in order with a long-term plan to address the city’s daunting fiscal situation. The city has about $15.2 million in deficits within six funds where revenue sources have been depleted. The City Council approved a plan on Tuesday that would pay $1.52 million over 10 years to addr...

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