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              New BBQ Restrictions Issued for Bidwell Park



              Effective immediately, all fires using wood or other materials are prohibited in existing BBQs within Bidwell Park. Only charcoal or gas BBQs in designated BBQ facility areas will be allowed and only during daylight hours. No fires are allowed after dark. In addition, open flame fires not in designated BBQs and smoking are prohibited in Bidwell Park and other City Parks and greenways. Click here for more information.



              Portions of South Side of Upper Bidwell Park Reopen



              Although most of the south side of Upper Bidwell Park will remain closed due to the Stoney Fire, the City will be reopening portions of the park that are not in the active Fire area. The portion of Annie Bidwell Trail from the Centennial/Chico Canyon Road entrance to the Bidwell Park Golf Course to the Olive Orchard only are open. Ten Mile House Road will also be reopened to hikers and bikers, but access to the Annie Bidwell, Pine, and Guardians trails from the road will be closed. Click here for more information.



              Trash Master Plan Public Meeting



              The City of Chico is hosting a Trash Master Plan Public Meeting on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The State Water Board has mandated that the amount of trash entering local creeks be reduced. The public is invited to review, comment, and learn more about the Draft Trash Master Plan at this meeting. Topics to be covered include the introduction of the State mandate, mapping of the priority areas, and the implementation plan.




              Chico Land Absorption Study Available



              The Chico Land Absorption Study was prepared by BAE Urban Economics, and provides insight into Chico’s residential and commercial land use demand and supply, issues affecting affordability, and impediments to opening up land planned to accommodate growth through Chico’s 2030 General Plan planning horizon. Council’s and Planning Commission’s consideration of the Study will be noticed in the coming months in both the Chico E/R and Chico News & Review. For a copy of the Chico Land Absorption Study, 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.