The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members.
The City of Chico consolidates its General Municipal Election
with the statewide election held in even-numbered years.
Under Chico’s new district-based election system, voters
will elect one councilmember for the district where they are
registered to vote.
Starting with the 2020 Election, four Councilmembers will be
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Filed by Candidates, Officeholders, and Committees
All open campaign committees and City Council candidates raising
or expending $500 or more are required under the State’s
Political Reform Act to file campaign statements with the City
Clerk within the prescribed deadlines.