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2018 Election Information - Click here.



Community Development Block Grant Public Service Funding

Applications for Community Development Block Grant Public Service Funding will be available January 2, 2018. See the Housing page for more information - Click here.

Request for Proposal - Animal Control and/or Animal Shelter Services

The City of Chico is seeking proposals for the provision of animal control and/or animal shelter services within the incorporated area of the City. The RFP is available from the City's Public Purchase site at www.publicpurchase.com (RFP# 2017-CM12) or email debbie.collins@chicoca.gov to request a copy. Proposals are due February 14, 2018.


The City of Chico announces the launch of the CodeRED emergency mass notification system to advise residents in the event of emergency situations, joining several Butte County emergency agencies now part of the web-based information-delivery system. Stay Informed During an Emergency! Sign up here to receive notifications by phone (landline or mobile), text-message or email.


Check Before You Light!

The 2017-2018 “Check Before You Light” Season began on November 1, 2017 and remains in effect through February 28, 2018.  The intent of the “Check Before You Light” Program is to help keep particulate matter pollution levels below the health-based standards.   As a reminder, using wood stoves and fireplaces on those poor air quality days designated by the Butte County Air Quality Management District is not allowed in the Chico City limits.  To Check Before You Light visit www.butteairquality.com, call the District Hotline Number at 332-9409 or toll free at 855-332-9409, or check @bcaqmd on Twitter.   For more information regarding the City’s wood burning restrictions click here.

Big Chico and Little Chico Creek Watersheds Storm Water Resource Plan

The City of Chico is pleased to announce the development of a partially grant-funded Storm Water Resources Plan (SWRP) for the Big Chico Creek and Little Chico Creek Watersheds. The purpose of the SWRP is to protect storm water quality by reducing pollutants and trash and to improve the use of storm water as a resource by “expediting” multi-benefit projects that can best meet the identified priorities for a watershed. Qualifying projects will provide benefits to water quality, water supply, flood management, the environment, public education, and jobs. Please visit the web page for more information.