The Orion

City council denies appeal against Simplicity Village

A closer look at the tiny house. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

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...

Chico City Council reinstates sit-lie ordinance, opposers turn their backs after decision

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

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 group predicted. One citizen was arrested while attempting to read out loud the 8th amendment—the...

Chico City Council votes to further pursue reinstating sit-lie ordinance

Council Chambers were filled to standing room only, at Tuesday's city council meeting. 43 people requested to address the council over the talks of bringing back the sit-lie ordinance. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

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...

Candidates running for Chico City Council

(left to right) Tami Ritter, Randall Stone, Ann Schwab and Karl Ory pose for a photo at the Labor day breakfast on Sept. 5. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Lucas Moran

October 24, 2016

Four members of the Chico City Council are up for re-election this year. Incumbent councilmembers Ann Schwab, Tami Ritter, Randall Stone and Sean Morgan must defend their council seats against seven challengers. Each voter will choose their top four candidates and the four candidates with the highest...

City Council forum at Great Debate

Students at last year's Great Debate. Photo credit: Courtesy of Sue Peterson

Molly Sullivan

October 15, 2016

The Great Debate, an annual event for communication students, will have a forum for Chico City Council candidates on Oct. 21 at noon at the City Council Chamber. "Being in Chico for a majority of the year each year, students are impacted by the City Council decisions in their day-to-day lives, but often ...

Democratic campaign headquarters opens in Chico

Signs outside of Democratic Headquarters Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 2, 2016

Democrats of Butte County celebrated the opening of their new headquarters in Chico on Aug. 27.The new, official Democratic campaign office is located on Rio Lindo Avenue off Esplanade. Volunteers plan to make calls, organize campaign efforts and more from this headquarters.At the ribbon cutting ceremony, ...

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

City council member Randall Stone has proposed a ghost riding ban on campus in order to prevent bicycle theft. Photo credit: Suzy Leamon

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.In Ca...

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