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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


Filed under Administration, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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...

Chico City Council introduces community court plan

Chico City Council introduces community court plan

Joey Nicholl

January 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Chico City Council proposed a plan to create a community court Friday.Mayor Sean Morgan unveiled the plan at the annual state of the city address.A community court would allow misdemeanor offenders to get their charges dropped by participating in community service and getting assistance from service pro...

Chico may face lawsuit over Chico Scrap Metal debate

Chico may face lawsuit over Chico Scrap Metal debate

Allison Clark

February 17, 2017


Filed under Community, News

According to Chico Mayor Sean Morgan, the city of Chico may have to pay a few million dollars to move Chico Scrap Metal if a proposed referendum is voted through to force the move.Chico State professor and spokesman for "Move the Junkyard," Mark Stemen, said “this is a campaign to uphold Chico Pla...

Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

Chico State lecturer elected mayor of Chico

Molly Sullivan

December 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Sean Morgan, a lecturer at Chico State, and Reanette Fillmer were elected as mayor and vice mayor of Chico at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Morgan was unanimously elected after the current mayor, Mark Sorensen, nominated him. Morgan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business from C...

Candidates running for Chico City Council

Candidates running for Chico City Council

Lucas Moran

October 24, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, Community, News

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 candidates mingle at mixer

City Council candidates mingle at mixer

Katia Berg

October 20, 2016


Filed under Community, News

The Young Professionals of the Chico Chamber hosted the first-ever mixer Oct. 19 at Two Twenty Restaurant, where Chico residents mingled with 2016 City Council candidates. The event gave citizens of all ages the chance to meet one-on-one with candidates, socialize and talk local politics. "This...

City Council forum at Great Debate

City Council forum at Great Debate

Molly Sullivan

October 15, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

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 ...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

Continuing local wet shelter helps transient, homeless community this winter

December 8, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Dakota Youpeè, a homeless individual, died early in November on the streets of Chico. He struggled with alcohol addiction. What many may not know is that Safe Space has provided a place for homeless individuals in any condition to have warmth during the cold and rainy months, and will continue to operate this winter with ...

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Elizabeth Castillo

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Chico residents hope to see an improved and safer community with the passing of the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance. The ordinance allows police officers to issue misdemeanors to individuals that store their private possessions on public property. This includes camping in the City Plaza...

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Council approves grant for increased surveillance

Lana Goddu

September 10, 2014


Filed under News

Chico City Council unanimously approved a grant to increase alcohol-related driving patrols for the next calendar year. According to the Chico Police Department, the grant will provide $129,000 for more education and enforcement in alcohol-related driving offenses including:Presentations to civic and school groupsDUI checkpoi...

Tech-savvy students take on marketing competition

Tech-savvy students take on marketing competition

Dominique Diaz

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

More technology companies and jobs may be coming to Chico. Chico State's Project Management Group is putting on a competition that will represent the values of the city and what it has to offer. The competition will be funded by the Chico Tech Group. The deadline for the student projects is April 2, but the dates for the presentat...

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