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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 sitting or lying in front of business entry ways. Photo credit: Alex Grant

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...

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.

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

Christian Solis // 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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