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              Bidwell Park & Playground Commission Recruitment - May 15, 2018 - June 1, 2018


              Due to an unscheduled vacancy, the City of Chico is recruiting for individuals interested in serving on the Bidwell Park & Playground Commission to complete a short term ending in January 2019. In order to be appointed to a Board or Commission, applicants must be 18 years of age and a registered voter in the City of Chico. Interested applicants need to complete the following application and supplemental questionnaire and turn it into the City Clerk's Office, located on the 3rd Floor of the Municipal Center at 411 Main Street by June 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Filing Deadline: June 1st, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.


              Application Instructions - click here

              Application - click here

              Supplemental - click here

              AP&P 10-1 - click here


Utility User's Tax (UUT) Refund Program Begins May 1


The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 for the annual UUT Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric, water and telecommunications services paid between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. To see the application for more information about income levels and other requirements, click here.


2018 Election Information - Click here.




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.



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.