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Case of whiplash

Chicoans who attended or tuned into their City Council’s meeting Tuesday night (Oct. 5) saw a real-world episode of The Twilight Zone, as the conservative majority flipped its script in a series of votes. In […]

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From all sides

In accordance with rules established by a federal court, much of the ongoing drama surrounding Warren v. Chico—the civil case filed by eight plaintiffs against the city over lack of shelter options and anti-homeless ordinances—has […]

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Still in crisis

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on a resolution to extend the shelter crisis declaration for Butte County. The original resolution was approved in September 2018, the month before the Camp […]

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Charging forward

Tuesday’s (Aug. 3) Chico City Council meeting kicked off with the swearing in of new members Michael O’Brien and Dale Bennett, and the two men took their new seats on the dais within 10 minutes […]

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Court order: Stay

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction to the plaintiffs in the ongoing Warren v. Chico civil case late Thursday (July 8), barring the city of Chico from enforcing ordinances aimed at the homeless population. […]

Local Government

Doing it their way

Chico City Council members, reduced to five by back-to-back resignations late last month, will refill the dais with members they select. That was the decision at Tuesday night’s meeting (July 6), when the conservative majority […]

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Judgment coming soon

Those watching the lawsuit between eight unhoused individuals and the city of Chico over camping enforcement and lack of suitable shelter options will have to wait at least a little longer for a federal judge’s […]

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Opinions

Second & Flume: Busted

I’ve never been more embarrassed for my beloved community. Because, while the Chico City Council and administration have made some pretty big blunders over my two-plus decades here, nothing compares with the “resting environment” set […]

Local Government

Conservatives: Let it lapse

When homeless advocate Kelli Johnson addressed the Chico City Council during its meeting Tuesday night (June 15), she spoke as heatedly as the temperature outside council chambers. “I’m frankly perplexed we’re having this conversation,” Johnson […]

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Solutions elusive

After enduring almost a year of shifting City Council directions, intense public criticism and unrealized attempts to help create new shelter options, Suzi Kochems is leaving her role as the city of Chico’s homeless solutions […]