The Orion

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

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...

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...

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