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Leaf-Pickup Begins November 1st

The City of Chico Public Works Department will begin the annual leaf collection program on November 1, 2019. The last day for residents to place leaves in the street for collection is January 1, 2020. Commercial and residential properties larger than a triplex are subject to certain restrictions. For more information, Click Here.

 

 

CLIMATE ACTION COMMISSION - RECRUITING FOR MEMBERS

The City of Chico is seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the City's newly created Climate Action Commission. The deadline for submitting applications to serve on this commission is Friday, November 1, 2019. Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and qualified voters (18 years or older).

 

The Commission will be comprised of seven (7) members, three (3) of whom must have experience in climate action related activities, social/community services, energy, economics, transportation, or business. Initial appointments will be staggered with four positions ending in 2020 and three ending in 2022. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. This advisory body will provide climate action related recommendations to the City Council for its consideration.

 

If interested in applying, please complete the application and supplemental questionnaire and turn it into the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019.

 

Climate Action General Information - Click Here

Application Instructions - Click Here

Application - Click Here

Supplemental Questionnaire - Click Here

Board and Commission Administrative Policy - Click Here

 

TO SIGN UP FOR CodeRED EMERGENCY ALERTS CLICK HERE or you can TEXT "BUTTEALERTS" TO 99411

The CodeRED mass notification system is used to alert Chico residents in the event of an emergency. The City encourages all residents to sign up to receive CodeRED notifications. You can sign up by visiting the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page, or by texting "Buttealerts" to 99411. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in CodeRED.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF

To keep communities safe, energy companies may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To learn more about Public Safety Power Shutoffs visit prepareforpowerdown.com. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) also has information on what to do before, during and after a Public Safety Power Shutoff event, how to update your contact information to receive safety shutoff alerts, as well as information on wildfire prevention and preparedness.

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) - AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON CITY AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL PROPERTY

The City of Chico is seeking development ideas and proposed locations for the placement of affordable housing on City-owned or other governmental property within the city of Chico. The full Request for Information (RFI) can be accessed by clicking here. Reponses are due by Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.

 

HUD CONSOLIDATED PLAN

The City of Chico is seeking input for the development of the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the use of federal housing and community development funds. For details in English click here. Para información en Español clic aquí.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) - CITY ATTORNEY SERVICES

The City Council of the City of Chico is requesting interested full-service law firms with experience advising and representing California municipalities to submit Statements of Qualifications and Proposals to provide legal services to the City of Chico and Successor Agency of the Chico Redevelopment Agency. The official Request for Proposal can be accessed by clicking here. Responses are due by Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.

AD HOC HOUSING COMMITTEE UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

The Ad Hoc Housing Committee has set the dates for the first round of meetings to address the housing needs of our community. Citizens are asked to attend and participate in discussions of housing concerns and possible solutions. Click here for meeting information.

Housing Committee Presentations:

Chico Builders Association PPT

City of Chico PPT

Affordable Housing Presentation 9/24/19

ATTN: DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

The Community Development Department is transitioning to a new software system on August 23, 2019. Please refer to each divisions home page for more details.

ENGAGED CHICO - Participate and be heard!

The City of Chico is pleased to announce the roll out of “Engaged Chico,” an online citizen engagement tool providing citizens of Chico with a new and convenient way to have greater access to our elected officials and city staff. Citizens can easily provide feedback, suggest ideas, learn about upcoming projects planned for the City, and most importantly have additional ways to be heard at actual Council meetings. This program also allows citizens to easily contribute, vote on and prioritize ideas using a customized website dedicated to community idea sharing. Take a look at the site here.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE - ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW & HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD - Recruitment Period Extended

The Chico City Council has an unscheduled vacancy on the ARHPB. The seat will serve through January 2021. In addition to its authority established by Chapter 19.18 of the Chico Municipal Code for the review of architectural drawings prior to the issuance of certain building permits, the ARHPB reviews building proposals that may affect buildings or other resources listed on the City of Chico Historic Resources Inventory, including making recommendations to the City Council for new listings on the Inventory.
Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and qualified voters (18 years or older). The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Building, 421 Main Street. An application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed for this position, and turned in by September 16, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 411 Main Street.

Application Materials:

1. Summary of Commission

2. Application instructions

3. Application (required)

4. Supplemental Questionnaire (required)

5. AP&P 10-1

RECALL INFORMATION

Councilmember Karl Ory and Mayor Randall Stone were served with a Notice of Intent to Recall on Tuesday, May 21st. The proponents contact information is (510) 206-8901. The City Clerk/ Elections Official is waiting until such time that all the required documents are turned in order to determine the next steps. Click Here for the Notice of Intent.

 

STAFF MEMO TO CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTING CITY EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HOUSING PRODUCTION

To view Community Development Department's May 7, 2019 Staff memo to City Council re.: City Efforts to Promote Housing Production, please Click Here.

BUTTECOUNTYRECOVERS.ORG

The official website for Camp Fire recovery. (Debris Removal, Zone Captain System, Rebuilding, Housing & Shelters, Recovery Statistics, Maps, Business Assistance, Safety, Mental Health & Wellness, Additional Resources, Monetary Donations/Volunteer, SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center.)

 

ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICO PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING DURING AND FOLLOWING A DECLARED EMERGENCY

              2018 ELECTION INFORMATION - Click here.

               

              SHORT TERM RENTALS (STRs)

              Short term home sharing and/or vacation rental-units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico. For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the rent charged by the operator. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly. TOT returns for STRs including appeals can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail. To submit a TOT return or appeal online, please click on this link: https://chico.hdlgov.com Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all STRs.