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This site is dedicated to the business of government for the City of Chico, including Public Safety, Public Works, Parks,  Business and Building Permits, City Council and other governing bodies. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use the "Contact Us" form to submit a question.


Installation of Multi-Space Smart Meters - Lot 1 & Lot 5

The installation of credit card capable multi-space smart meters in the City Parking Lot 1 (2nd Street & Flume Street) & Lot 5 (1st Street & Wall Street) is scheduled for this week. All smart meters will continue to take coin payment. Customers opting to use credit cards will be charged a convenience fee of $.35 to cover the City’s processing costs. The City welcomes public input on ways to improve the new system. Four new Multi-space meters will take the place of over 340 single space meters within these two municipal lots. For more information about this project, please visit www.GoDowntownChico.com or call the City Engineering Division at 530-879-6900. Additionally, questions and comments may be emailed to traffic@chicoca.gov.

Caper Acres Winter Gala:

The Caper Acres Winter Gala takes place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Bidwell Park Golf Course 3199 Golf Course Road, Chico CA 95973. Guests will enjoy an elegant evening with an appetizer reception, photo booth, traditional holiday dinner and dessert, Caper Acres chronicles, auction items, and more! Tickets are $75 at Caper-Acres-Winter-Gala registration.

Airport Commission Recruitment

The Chico City Council is seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the Airport Commission due to an unscheduled vacancy with a term expiring in January 2017. Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and qualified voters (18 years or older).  The Airport Commission has the power and duty to operate and maintain all airports and airport properties belonging to, or under control of the City; and power to enter into leases and contracts for up to 15 years. Currently meets quarterly on the last Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Building, 421 Main Street. All applications, with required supplementals are due by December 7, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 411 Main Street. The City Council will make its appointment at a regularly scheduled meeting to be determined after the closure of the recruitment period.

Commission Application and Instructions

Airport Supplemental Questionaire and AP&P 10-1 Administrative Policy and Procedure

City Leaf Pickup began 10/26/15 and ends 1/4/2016:

City of Chico Public Works Department will officially begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 26, 2015 and it will end on Monday, January 4, 2016. The commercial leaf pile collections will end on Monday, December 14, 2015. The purpose of the program is to collect leaves from City street trees in the public right-of-way to prevent clogged storm drains and potential flooding, and to help keep the roadway and bike lanes clear. It is not intended for leaves and yard waste generated from trees in private yards, back yards, alleyways, or in the unincorporated areas. Please read the Leaf Press Release for more details about scheduling and guidelines for commerical properties. For answers to questions, please call 894-4205.