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Downtown Parking Meter Forgiveness during Holiday

In support of the Downtown Chico Business Association’s “Hometown Holiday Hospitality Campaign”, the City has authorized a special parking meter forgiveness program through the Holidays. Meter forgiveness covers these Fridays in 2016: November 18, December 2, 9, 16 and 23rd. In addition, the following upcoming dates are also meter holidays: December 24, December 25, and December 31,". The only aspect of parking violations that will not be ticketed on meter holidays are those that have expired meters, but are within the allotted maximum time of use for the parking stall occupied. All other parking enforcement will be continued.


2016 Board & Commission Biennial Recruitment - Extended to December 16, 2016

The 2016 Biennial Recruitment is now open with applications available online or on the Third Floor of the Municipal Building (411 Main Street). The City is currently seeking interested residents to fill 18 positions on various Board and Commissions. Citizens interested in becoming a Board or Commissioner must be 18 years of age or older, a resident and registered voter in the City of Chico. The Council will conduct interviews at a duly noticed meeting and make the appointments possibly in January 2017. Applications will not be accepted electronically as the forms require your signature in order to verfiy you are a qualified applicant. Applications, along with corresponding supplementals must be filed by the deadline of Friday, December 16, 2016, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk's Office.

            • Airport Commission Supplemental - Click here

            • Arts Commission Supplemental - Click here

            • Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Supplemental - Click here

            • Bidwell Park & Playground Commission Supplemental- Click here

            • Planning Commission Supplemental - Click here

          Leaf pickup program began October 31, 2016:

          The City of Chico Public Works Department will officially begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 31, 2016 and it will end on Monday, January 2, 2017. The purpose of the program is to collect leaves from City street trees in the public right-of-way to prevent clogged storm drains and potential flooding, and to help keep the roadway and bike lanes clear. For more guidelines regarding the program, please read the press release.


          City of Chico receives Bicycle Friendly Community Gold level recognition:

          Chico is recognized as one of the top bicycle-friendly communities in California and in the US.  The Gold Level distinction recognizes the City's commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through its investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. Earning the award is due to the collaborative effort between the City and community bicycling groups such as Chico Velo. Click here to view the Bicycle Friendly Community "report card"! For more information about this national program visit www.bikeleague.org/community.


Online Inspection Scheduling for Building Permits:

The Building Division is now accepting inspection requests online. Register for a free account with our online Permit Manager site to request inspections, view inspection results, and more. Requests can be made up until 11:59 pm for the following business day (same day is not available online). To get started with Permit Manager, click here. For assistance, contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700.