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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Climate commission, return of shelter crisis in Chico Council

CHICO – After receiving a response to the vote to dissolve the Climate Action Commission at the last Chico Council meeting and receiving a September second cease-and-desist letter alleging that the vote violated the Brown Act, the council This Tuesday, the committee will once again discuss it.

The Climate Action Commission will appear as Agenda Item 5.2 which requests that if the Council wishes to change the composition of the Commission to an ad-hoc advisory board as noted in the previous meeting, the Council should first seek an ordinance repeal chapter. will need to be adopted. 2.54 – Climate Action Commission that needs to be read first and second. If adopted, the change will take effect 30 days after the passing vote.

The document, which will be presented to the council by City Clerk Debbie Presson, reads, “The Council’s recent direction does not end the commission’s work nor limit climate action as a city priority, but instead an advertisement Provides the ability to continue work through the Hawke Committee which may meet when needed. Most importantly, the Ad-hoc Committee will continue to provide guidance and recommendations to both staff and the Council on climate action issues.

The documents filed said that if the cost saved for recruiting members is estimated to be closer to $2700 for advertising. It was also noted that if the Ad-hoc Committee meets less than the presently required monthly meetings of the Commission, there will be saving of time and utilization of facilities of the employees.

The previous vote to dissolve the Climate Action Committee passed 5–2 without the support of Councilor Alex Brown or Dale Bennett.

City Attorney Vincent Ewing will also present the council with an agenda item for declaring a shelter crisis. The document, prepared by Deputy City Attorney Mark Murray, recommended the city’s vote to declare a crisis, with a significant amount of people within the city unable to obtain shelter. A shelter crisis was previously declared by the city council on October 8, 2018, but the announcement expired on June 30, 2021.

In the document, Murray said the most recent census and survey reports identified 571 homeless people in the city. This is a 32 percent increase since the last shelter crisis was announced. Murray noted that there are about 180 shelters within the city.

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If adopted, any “vacant or underutilized facility or currently owned, leased, operated or city property” shall be designated as a public facility for the purpose of emergency shelter during the declaration Can go

Council will be presented with a proposal from the Chico Area Parks and Recreation District to accept $50,000 for their California Parks and Water Bond (Proposition 68) per capita grant money to help the city re-introduce a safety playing surface and create new large To help establish shade. Sails at the Nico C Serpents Play Area at Caper Acres in Bidwell Park.

The draft document stated that Prop 68 allocated $185 million per capita to the program, resulting in an allocation of $177,952 to cities and local districts. The estimated total cost of the Niko project is $310,000, which will be funded by the city’s $177,952 and $50,000 in cards totaling $227,952 per capita, $65,000 in donations from the community and 2021 from the Park Fund fund. will already be included. -22 City of Chico Budget.

other business

The Council will also consider:

  • A recommendation by the Airports Commission is that the city council approve Amendment No. 1 to the Enlo Medical Center Ground Lease that would reduce the leasehold from 1.807 to 1.10 acres and increase the rental rate from $0.08 to $0.48 per square foot per year.
  • Approval to update Chico’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 Annual Budget Employee Pay Schedule.
  • Beginning the capture proceedings on a 43-acre unincorporated island on the western edge of the city near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Oak Way.
  • Consideration of appointments to the Cannabis Permit Appeal Board.
  • Request by Councilor Deepika Tandon to waive sewer fees for the village of Everhart of Chico Housing Action Team.

Regular meetings will start from 6 pm on Tuesday in the city council circles located at 421 Main Street.

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