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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.



Meter Forgiveness Program

To support the DCBA's Hometown Holiday Hospitality Program, the City of Chico parking meter forgiveness program will occur Friday, November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017. The only aspect of parking that will not be ticketed are those that have expired meters, but are within the allotted maximum time of use for the parking stall they are occupying. All other parking enforcement will be continued on these days. City Council's support of this year's parking forgiveness program will continue to facilitate and encourage residents and visitors to shop in downtown Chico, thus enhancing and expanding a more vibrant economy and fostering a positive holiday spirit.


City Hall Holiday Schedule

Beginning on Friday, December 22, 2017, and continuing through Monday, January 1, 2018, City Hall will be closed to the Public in observance of the holidays. City Hall will re-open to the Public during regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Check Before You Light!

The 2017-2018 “Check Before You Light” Season began on November 1, 2017 and remains in effect through February 28, 2018.  The intent of the “Check Before You Light” Program is to help keep particulate matter pollution levels below the health-based standards.   As a reminder, using wood stoves and fireplaces on those poor air quality days designated by the Butte County Air Quality Management District is not allowed in the Chico City limits.  To Check Before You Light visit www.butteairquality.com, call the District Hotline Number at 332-9409 or toll free at 855-332-9409, or check @bcaqmd on Twitter.   For more information regarding the City’s wood burning restrictions click here.


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. The next Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held on January 4th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 421 Main Street.