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November 8, 2022 - General Municipal Election


Official candidates for the City of Chico’s election on November 8, 2022 can be found here:  [City of Chico Official List of Candidates

The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members each elected by district.  Citizens interested in serving on Council need to make an appointment to meet with the City Clerk in person to begin this process.  Notice of Election can be found here.  

The upcoming November 8, 2022 Election will be for the selection of three (3) members of the City Council to serve four-year terms of office representing Districts 2, 4, and 6.  In addition, a vacancy needs to be filled for the original District 3, created in 2020.  

 The original 2020 District 3 Map information can be found here.  Final District Map

2022  District Map Information

2022 Election

On November 8, 2022, the City of Chico General Municipal Election for the selection of Councilmembers will be held for District 2, 4, and 6.  In addition, the Councilmember for the remaining two years left on the District 3 term will be selected by the original District 3 voters in the 2020 election.   The original District 3 Map information can be found here.  Final District Map

Currently seated Councilmembers up for reelection include Vice Mayor Reynolds for District 2 and Councilmember Brown in District 4.  Councilmember Bennett was appointed to fill the vacancy in District 3, with the remaining two years of that term being determined at the 2022 election.  Once each election is over, the Council appoints two of its members to serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor for a period of two years.

Interested in running?

Nomination papers were available until mid July when the official Nomination Period opens.  The next election will be in 2024.

If you are interested in running, please note that before you begin to accept contributions for your campaign, you must first file a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official.  Once you have raised or expended $2,000, you need to form a committee through the Secretary of States Office (SOS) using a Form 410 (Statement of Organization).  The original of the Form 410 is provided to the SOS, with a courtesy copy filed with the City of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official. 

  • Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement - Form 501
  • Form 410 – Statement of Organization - Form 410
































































Sewer Service Billing

City to begin billing for sewer service through Util360

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Effective July 1, 2023, the City of Chico will begin billing for sewer service through Util360.  Chico residents who are on Cal Water and City of Chico sewer will get two separate bills - one from Cal Water for water services, and one from the City of Chico through Util360 for sewer service. The first bills will be mailed July 28th.

Your sewer bill will be sent to the same contact that pays the Cal Water bill. When you update your billing contact information with Cal Water, it will automatically update your sewer billing contact as well.


Utility Users’ Tax (UUT) Refund Program

Accepting Applications May 1 - June 30, 2023

Utility User’s Tax (UUT) Refund Program Begins May 1, 2023:

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023 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, 2022 and April 30, 2023. See the Application for more information about income levels and other requirements.


Downtown Parking Upgrades

Paying for parking made easy - cash, credit card, or mobile app.

The City of Chico is deploying a new parking management system for metered locations around the downtown and campus areas.  Users can pay with coin or card through Smart Meter Kiosks, smart Meters, and via mobile payment using the Passport Mobile application. For more information click HERE.


Valley’s Edge Specific Plan and General Plan Amendment Resolutions

On January 3, 2023 the Chico City Council adopted the following resolutions approving the Valley’s Edge Specific Plan  

 Resolution 08-23 Approving General Plan Amendment 22-03 Valley's Edge Specific Plan

 Resolution 09-23 Approving Valley's Edge Specific Plan

On April 18, 2023, the City Council accepted certification of signatures for Valley’s Edge referendums. On October 17, 2023 the City Council called for a special election to be held at the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election for voters to determine if the previously Council approved resolutions should be adopted.

 Resolution 63-23 Calling for Special Election March 5, 2024

 Amended Legal Notice


Homeless Services Fund

Charitable giving fund to assist with homeless services in Chico.

Your contribution can make a difference!  The City of Chico has partnered with North Valley Community Foundation to create a charitable giving program that allows individuals to provide tax deductible donations towards homeless services within the City of Chico. Contributions will be used to help fund the City’s homeless services efforts such as services at the Chico Pallet Shelter and services at any other City sanctioned site.  Your one-time or monthly contribution can create a positive impact in the lives of others.  Thank you for your generosity!


City of Chico Districts

Interactive Map Access to Your District Information

Find Your District:

Redistricting Process: Selection of Final Map Completed and Available for Viewing

The City of Chico’s redistricting efforts have been finalized and Map 6C was selected by the Council and adopted by resolution as the map that will be used to adjust district boundaries following the 2020 Census.  Public Submission 6C Public Submission 6C

Below are the final maps advanced by the City Council at the Special Meeting held on March 29th and were considered for final approval at the Fifth Redistricting Public Hearing on April 5th.  

At the fourth public hearing which was held at a Special Council meeting on Tuesday, March 29th, the Council received additional citizen input on the maps presented at that meeting.  The Council selected three final maps that will be considered at its meeting of April 5th.  Meeting Video:

At the third public hearing held on March 15, 2022, the Council moved five maps forward for further consideration which were the following maps:  Demographer Map 4 Demographer Proposal #4, Demographer 5 Demographer Proposal #5, Public Submission Map (Goldstein 1000) Map - Public Submission #2, Public Submission Map 6 (Help People Vote) Map - Public Submission #6, and Public Submitted Map #7 – (Heart of Chico) Map - Public Submission #7.  


Current Evacuation Maps

Chico Residents Encouraged to Review New Maps

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) worked with partners at CAL FIRE, Butte County Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and PG&E to map out evacuation zones for the entire county.

Please click the link below and enter your address to locate the evacuation zone in which you reside.


Youth Wellbeing Program

Click here to learn more about funding the City has allocated to assist local non-profits with their continued efforts to improve programming for youth.

Click here to learn more about funding the City has allocated to assist local non-profits with their continued efforts to improve programming for youth.


Vina GSA Groundwater Sustainability Plan

The draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Vina Subbasin is available for public review and comment.

The draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) for the Vina Subbasin is available for public review and comment. Preparation of the GSP is a key milestone for implementing the state-mandated Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

In response to the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the GSP is a roadmap for how groundwater will be managed over the next two decades. The draft GSP is available for public review and comment through October 19, 2021.


Enloe Medical Center Parking Implementation Plan

The City wishes to hear the public’s comments and suggestions about the Implementation Plan at the October 4th Internal Affairs Committee Meeting. Learn more about the meeting and read the full Implementation Plan.


CDBG-DR Multifamily Housing Program

As part of the Presidentially Declared Disaster response to the 2018 Camp Fire, the City of Chico has received $32.5 million in federal funds to rebuild rental housing. The City published an RFP on August 6th to award these funds.

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