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Community invited to participate in upcoming Housing Element Update meeting.

The City of Chico invites residents to join the second Housing Element virtual community meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

apartment complex with balconiesThe City of Chico invites residents to join the second Housing Element virtual community meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Registration information may be found below. The Housing Element is part of the City’s General Plan and provides an analysis of the community’s housing needs for all income levels, as well as strategies to provide for those housing needs.

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Climate Action Plan Update Community Participation

The City of Chico is soliciting comments on the Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update and is inviting the community to participate.

a park with a hand with painted fingernails holding a sign that reads #green The Draft CAP Update provides a comprehensive roadmap for how the City will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to an emission reduction target consistent with State goals and includes actionable measures related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, development patterns, solid waste, water, urban trees and greenspace, and community engagement. The Draft CAP Update applies to all areas and plans/projects within the City of Chico limits.

 

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2021 Annual Road Rehabilitation Project

The City of Chico’s 2021 Annual Road Rehabilitation Project is underway. This project implements safety and accessibility improvements along Park Avenue from East 9th Street to East Park Avenue.

Rendering of roadway details for project
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Sustainable Solutions Turnkey Program – Energy efficiency for the City of Chico

The City has partnered with PG&E and Southland Energy to reduce the costs of energy usage at City facilities and to help meet Climate Action Plan goals.

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Energy Efficiency for the City of Chico

To continue to achieve the goal of energy efficiency as part of the Climate Action Plan, and also to reduce the costs associated with energy usage, the City of Chico has partnered with PG&E and Southland Energy to participate in the Sustainable Solutions Turnkey (SST) program.

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Public Works Engineering Department Deputy Director Awarded Professional Manager of the Year

Congratulations to David Giongco, who was awarded the American Public Works Association Professional Manager of the Year in Transportation!

David joined the Chico Public Works team in August 2020 because he was drawn by the types of projects the Engineering Department is involved with and how they affect our Chico community. The hallmark traits of the department, in his words, are “strong leadership, innovation, and teamwork.”

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Pre-approved ADU plans now available!

The City of Chico now has a series of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) plans designed, plan checked and available pre-approved...free of charge!

With grant funds secured from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (SB 2 “Building Homes and Jobs Act”), the City of Chico had a series of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) plans designed, plan checked and available pre-approved to the public for use free of charge.

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Community Connect

Chico Fire-Rescue's new program that helps the community provide critical information to First Responders.

Community Connect

The Chico Fire Department is excited to announce a new program, Community Connect, that allows them to protect our community in even more effective ways. It is a free, secure, and easy way for our residents to provide critical information about their households to First Responders. 

Sign up for Community Connect

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Engaged Chico

The City of Chico's online citizen engagement tool. Join in discussions, weigh in on city plans and more, because your voice matters.

Engaged Chico is 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.

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Price gouging ordinance remains in effect

The City of Chico would like to remind those in our neighboring communities who may have been ordered to evacuate and are currently seeking lodging in hotels, motels, or other temporary housing options that Ordinance Number 2522 remains in effect.

The City of Chico would like to remind those in our neighboring communities who may have been ordered to evacuate and are currently seeking lodging in hotels, motels, or other temporary housing options that Ordinance Number 2522 prohibiting price gouging during and following a declared emergency remains in effect.

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