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City Considers changing Park Rangers to sworn officers:

The City of Chico is considering changing the current Park Ranger program from a civilian program into a sworn program more akin to the California State Park Ranger Program. The Bidwell Parks and Playground Commission heard input on May 30, and they will hear it at their next meeting on June 26, 2017. Please consider attending to voice your opinion. While no budget or City Council action has been taken on this proposal, City staff anticipate formally presenting the proposal for City Council consideration in late summer 2017.


Sycamore Pool now open:

The Sycamore Pool at the Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area is now open. Lifeguards will be on duty everyday (weather permitting), from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except Thursdays. In addition the pool is scheduled for cleaning every other Thursday, beginning June 22, 2017. The One Mile concession stand is open for business everyday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until August 13, 2017.


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 click here to find out more information about the SWRP and future stake-holder meetings.



Utility User’s Tax (UUT) Refund Program Began May 1:

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 for the annual UUT Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric water and telecommunications services paid between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. See the application for more information about income levels and other requirements.