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Evan Annenson, Daniel, Brooke Houston, Steve Breedlove and Nick are pictured here after banning together at the Chico City Chambers to voice their disapproval of the sit and lie ordinance. They sing after a controversial night. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Daelin Wofford

September 5, 2018

Evan Annenson, Daniel, Brooke Houston, Steve Breedlove and Nick are pictured here after banning together at the Chico City Chambers to voice their disapproval of the sit and lie ordinance. They sing after a controversial night.

New ordinance alleviates public safety concerns

Jacqueline Reyes, first-year animal science major, said Chico should provide more rehabilitation services to individuals in town. Photo credit: Elizabeth Castillo

Elizabeth Castillo

September 27, 2015

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...

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Alexander Carter, 22, has been homeless for two years and is currently attending Butte College for his third semester. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Eve Dixon

September 27, 2015

Many members of the homeless community are upset due to the effects of a new ordinance passed by the Chico city council, feeling that it infringes upon their first amendment rights. The ordinance deals with the removal of personal items and "camps" from parks and public areas and addresses everyth...

Downtown businesses struggle with homeless

Jay, a local homeless man, stands outside of businesses in hopes of compassion Photo credit: Emily Teague

Madison Holmes

April 15, 2014

Katie Vaclavik, the owner of Katie’s Corner, was used to cleaning up urine and trash left by the homeless before opening her store each morning, she said. Before changing store locations from Third and Main streets to the Chico Mall on East 20th Street, Katie’s Corner was often the resting place...

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