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November 8, 2022 - General Municipal Election

Overview

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.  Candidate Nomination Period - Press Release

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

Prior Elections

November 3, 2020 – General Municipal Election

Certified List of Candidates - November 3, 2020 Election

Starting with the 2020 Election, four Councilmembers were elected by Districts with the remaining three Councilmembers to be elected by Districts in 2022.  Until a Councilmember is elected by Districts, they remain “at-large.” 

Districts 1, 3, 5, & 7 will be determined during the 2020 election.  Please find your district in the following map.  Final District Map

2020 Candidate’s Form 501 - Intention to Run Statement

District 1
2020 Election - Sean Morgan Form 501 (District 1) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Sean Morgan - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Curtis Pahlka Form 501 (District 1) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Curtis Pahlka - 2020 Candidate Statement

District 3
2020 Election - Ann Schwab Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Ann Schwab - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Kami Denlay Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Kami Denlay - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Steven Breedlove Form 501 (District 3) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Steven Breedlove - 2020 Candidate Statement
 

District 5
2020 Election - Randall Stone Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Randall Stone - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Lauren Kohler Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Lauren Kohler - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Andrew Coolidge Form 501 (District 5) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Andrew Coolidge - 2020 Candidate Statement

District 7
2020 Election - Richard Ober Form 501 (District 7) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Rich Ober - 2020 Candidate Statement

2020 Election - Deepika Tandon Form 501 (District 7) - OFFICIAL CANDIDATE
Deepika Tandon - 2020 Candidate Statement

November 2018 – General Municipal Election

The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 where three seats on the Council were considered by the voters. 

Official List of Candidates

Election 2018 “Official” Candidates & Candidate Statements

Richard Ober
Richard Ober Candidate Statement

Andrew Coolidge
Andrew Coolidge Candidate Statement

Scott Huber
Scott Huber Candidate Statement

Matt Gallaway
Matt Gallaway Candidate Statement

Kasey Reynolds
Kasey Reynolds Campaign Statement

Ken Rensink
Ken Rensink Candidate Statement

Alex Brown
Alex Brown Candidate Statement

James Aguirre
James Aguirre Candidate Statement

Jon Scott
Jon Scott Candidate Statement

County PAC’s – Courtesy Filings

Chico Democrats

2018 City of Chico Measures

The City Council has added one measure to the upcoming November ballot related to term limits.

2018 Measure “S” – Term Limits

Shall Section 401 of the Chico City Charter be amended to limit the members of the Chico City Council to no more than three (3) consecutive terms?
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor
Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor
Rebuttal to Argument Against

2018 Election General Information

City of Chico Campaign Sign Regulations
2018 Campaign Finance - Filing Deadlines
City of Chico Campaign Finance Regulations
Register to Vote
Butte County Elections Department

November 2016 – General Municipal Election

The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 where four seats on the Council and three measures to amend the City’s Charter were considered by the voters. The four City Council seats were filled by Councilmembers Ory, Schwab, Stone and Mayor Morgan. The term of office commenced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and ends in December 2020.

Official 2016 City Council Candidates

The nomination period ended on August 12. While 12 individuals took out nomination papers, 11 citizens became official candidates after their signatures were certified by the County. An official “certified list of candidates with contact information is available here.

2016 Candidate’s Form 501 & Candidate Statements

*Public Review Period Ends August 26, 2016

Sean Morgan
Sean Morgan - Candidate Statement

Randall Stone
Randall Stone - Candidate Statement

Tami Ritter
Tami Ritter - Candidate Statement

Lisa Duarte
Lisa Duarte - Candidate Statement

Ann Schwab
Ann Schwab - Candidate Statement

Jovanni Tricerri
Jovanni Tricerri - Candidate Statement

Loretta Torres
Loretta Torres - Candidate Statement

Mercedes Macias
Mercedes Macias - Candidate Statement

Karl Ory
Karl Ory - Candidate Statement

Jon Scott
Jon Scott - Candidate Statement

Jeffrey Glatz
Jeffrey Glatz - Candidate Statement

Public Review Period: Elections Code Section 13313 provides for a 10-calendar day public examination period for Candidates’ Statements. During this 10-calendar-day period, any voter of the City of Chico may seek court action to require any or all candidates’ statements be amended or deleted.

2016 Measures
Measure “N”

Shall Section 602 of the Chico City Charter be amended to change the time of the City Council Meeting held on the first Tuesday in December of each even-numbered year from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.?
Impartial Analysis

Measure “O”

Shall Section 1110 of the Chico City Charter be amended to allow for notice of intention to receive proposals for public works contracts to be provided on the city’s website or other approved methods?
Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor of Measure O

Measure “P”

Shall Section 1114 of the Chico City Charter be amended to permit the council to contract with a newspaper for publication of legal notices and official advertisements without advertising for the contract when there is only one newspaper of general circulation in the City?
Impartial Analysis

Other Campaign Related Information

City of Chico Campaign Sign Regulations

Courtesy Campaign Statement Filings from Butte County PACs
Butte County Awareness and Accountability

9/29/16 Filing
9/29/16 Filing - Amended
497 Contribution Report
10/27/16 460 Filing
10/27/16 497 Filing
7/31//17 Semi Annual

Chico Democrats

10/28/16 496 Filing
11/7/16 496 Filing

2016 Campaign Finance - Filing Deadlines
City of Chico Campaign Finance Regulations
Register to Vote
Butte County Elections Department
Butte County Voting Information
2016 City of Chico Measure Information – Butte County Posting

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City of Chico Districts

Interactive Map Access to Your District Information

Find Your District:

https://chico.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=65c4f6c832e644da866c81c299a12a38

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: http://chico-ca.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1060

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.  

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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. 

https://buttecountygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9c92e0a2d2e0415fa5248d70cd644a82

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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City Temporarily Expands Outside Commerce for Non-Food Establishments

Emergency orders temporarily allows non-food businesses to expand commerce outdoors on private and public property.

In order to assist local businesses impacted by State Public Health Orders, the City of Chico has issued Emergency Order 2020-004 temporarily expanding outdoor commerce for non-food businesses on private property.

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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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City Temporarily Expands Outdoor Dining at Existing Food Establishments

Emergency order issued to allow food establishments to use their private space for outdoor dining. City also highlights process to use public space for outdoor dining.

Photo of Outdoor Dining Patio

Due to COVID-19 and Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent actions closing indoor dining at restaurants, the City of Chico has issued Emergency Order 2020-002 temporarily expanding outdoor dining at existing restaurants.

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Welcome to the City of Chico!

On July 1, 2020, the communities of Chapman and Mulberry were recently added to the City of Chico through the Chapman Neighborhood Annexation. As a result, the City is now providing their municipal services. Below are summaries and contact numbers for key services provided by the City.

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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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