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CITY OF CHICO COVID-19 UPDATE  ***Click for more information***

City of Chico declares local emergency authorizing the Director of Emergency Services to take all necessary actions. READ DECLARATION

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for Broader spread of COVID-19. All levels of state government are being deployed to tackle this evolving situation. READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 webpage, our official City social media accounts, and other credible sources of news for the most current updates and information.

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CITY OF CHICO DECLARES EMERGENCY AND PASSES RESOLUTION NO. 7-20

The declaration of emergency can be found here. With Resolution No7-20, the City of Chico declares a local emergency due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and authorizes the city manager to take all action necessary actions as the director of emergency services. To read Resolution No. 7-20, click here.

OPEN AND BY-APPOINTMENT CITY FACILITIES AND DEPARTMENTS

City facilities, including City Hall, the Chico Police Department, and the Parks & Public Works Office are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please see our COVID-19 information page for department appointment contact information.

CITIZENS' "REPORT A VIOLATION" HOTLINE

Please email or call in your concerns regarding non-essential business violations OR essential businesses that are violating the Governor's 6' social distancing orders. CodeEnforcement@chicoca.gov or phone (530) 879-6330.

 

CHICO BUSINESS ASSISTANCE HOTLINE

There is a lot of information out there, constant change, and we know businesses could benefit from having someone to reach out to for questions and guidance. A great reference for different employer and employee programs is located with our State Office of Economic Development, Go-Biz, and it is located here: https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/. This site includes information on what is an essential business, financial and technical assistance for small business, labor and workforce support for both businesses and employees, and dealing with business taxes. General pandemic information is located at https://covid19.ca.gov/.

 

Our economic development partnership, Team Chico, is here for you also. We bring our Chamber of Commerce, workforce, finance, and education partners together to support you. If you cannot find answers at the CALED site located above or have other questions related to the pandemic, email TeamChico@chicoca.gov or phone (530) 896-7299 to reach your business conceirge who can help direct you to the best partner for your needs.

 

RECORD OF ACTION OF THE MARCH 12, 2020 EMERGENCY COUNCIL MEETING

The Chico City Council called for an Emergency Meeting on March 12, 2020 to address the State of Emergency called for the State of California and Butte County due to COVID-19. The Council took action to address the future of City meetings. The Record of Action can be found here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CITY ATTORNEY SERVICES

The City Council of the City of Chico is requesting interested full-service law firms with experience advising and representing California municipalities to submit Statements of Qualifications and Proposals to provide legal services to the City of Chico and Successor Agency of the Chico Redevelopment Agency. The official Request for Proposals can be found here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The City of Chico is inviting proposals from qualified third-party administrators to provide the City of Chico’s Worker’s Compensation claims administration for a three year period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. The official Request for Proposal can be found here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: GENERAL LIABILITY

The City of Chico is inviting proposals from qualified third-party administrators to provide the City of Chico’s General Liability claims administration for a three year period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.The official Request for Proposal can be found here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: PERSONNEL HEALTH SERVICES & SAFETY WELLNESS PROGRAM

The City of Chico is inviting proposals from qualified facilities and/or professional individuals in the Chico urban area to provide the City of Chico’s Personnel Health Services and Wellness Services Programs for the City fiscal year of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.The official Request for Proposal can be found here.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) - AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON CITY PROPERTY - Deadline extended to May 15, 2020

The City is seeking development ideas and proposed locations for constructing of affordable housing on City-owned or other governmental property. This is the second time the City has issued this Request for Information. Submissions are due by May 15, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. The complete Request for Information may be accessed by clicking here.

DISTRICT BASED ELECTIONS

The City has transitioned to District-Based Elections beginning with the November 2020 Election. All documents related to District Based Elections can be found on the District Elections webpage (CLICK HERE).

WARMING CENTER - Currently Closed

The City of Chico warming center is currently closed. When open, the warming center is located at the Jesus Center, the City's non-profit partner, located at the Jesus Center, 1297 Park Avenue. Significant rain high average winds can trigger activation when the temperature is under 45 degrees Fahrenheit as well as nights with temperature falling below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. For current, up to date information on warming center operations, call 211.

ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICO PROHIBITING PRICE GOUGING DURING AND FOLLOWING A DECLARED EMERGENCY

On November 16, 2019, the City Council approved extending the Price Gouging Ordinance through December 31, 2020. The link above provides the full text of the ordinance, and the following LINK provides the proposed extension through the end of 2020. Final reading of the ordinance will be heard on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 and the extension will go in effect 30 days thereafter. To report any suspected price gouging, contact the Butte County District Attorney at 1-866-DA-FRAUD (1-866-323-7283).

TO SIGN UP FOR CodeRED EMERGENCY ALERTS CLICK HERE or you can TEXT "BUTTEALERTS" TO 99411

CodeRED mass notification system is used to alert Chico residents in the event of an emergency. The City encourages all residents to sign up to receive CodeRED notifications. You can sign up by visiting the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page, or by texting "Buttealerts" to 99411. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in CodeRED.

PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF

To keep communities safe, energy companies may need to turn off power during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). To learn more about Public Safety Power Shutoffs visit prepareforpowerdown.com. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) also has information on what to do before, during and after a Public Safety Power Shutoff event, how to update your contact information to receive safety shutoff alerts, as well as information on wildfire prevention and preparedness.

HUD CONSOLIDATED PLAN

The City of Chico is seeking input for the development of the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for the use of federal housing and community development funds. For details in English click here. Para información en Español clic aquí.

ENGAGED CHICO - Participate and be heard!

The City of Chico is pleased to announce the roll out of “Engaged Chico,” 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. Take a look at the site here.

BUTTECOUNTYRECOVERS.ORG

The official website for Camp Fire recovery. (Tree Removal, Debris Removal, Zone Captain System, Rebuilding, Housing & Shelters, Recovery Statistics, Maps, Business Assistance, Safety, Mental Health & Wellness, Additional Resources, Monetary Donations/Volunteer.)

SHORT TERM RENTALS (STRs)

Short term home sharing and/or vacation rental-units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico. For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the rent charged by the operator. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly. TOT returns for STRs including appeals can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail. To submit a TOT return or appeal online, please click on this link: https://chico.hdlgov.com Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all STRs.