Enabling the help needed for those suffering and their families ro get proper help BEFORE police interaction is needed. Knowing the Baseline of folks through trust and daily interactions Stop laws prohibiting help Train more Mental Health is NOT AT ALL the same for even 2 people. Each is different and must be treated as so. Not all thrown in one bucket l
Good Evening City Council and City Staff,
I just wanted to write in to congratulate Matt Madden on his swearing in as new Police Chief. I appreciate all the hard work the city put in to ensure that the new Police Chief would be the right fit for the community and know that it was no easy job to make this happen. I look forward to seeing all that Mr. Madden does for the community.
More and more homeless people are moving their tents from the park to Lindo Channel from Centennial all the way out to Nord Ave. The city needs to remove the campers that reside in the channel that runs through city limits. It's a water way. The homeless are breaking into vehicles along Ceres, Manzanita and Moraga. Our truck was broken into 3 weeks ago. The campers are leaving TONS of trash in the water way.
I agree with Ann that "the jewel of Chico", Bidwell Park, needs to be protected from people camping. I disagree with her suggestions on where to allow the homeless to camp. Cedar Grove and Five Mile are part of lower Bidwell Park and are unacceptable options for homeless camping. Literally thousands of people use or travel through those areas daily. With large gatherings of homeless using the bathrooms, using drugs and leaving the paraphernalia, it will be a matter of days before the "the jewel of Chico" will be destroyed. Just yesterday I had to call the police because campers had blocked the path in the "cork forest" (adjacient to Parkview School's fence). Any part of Bidwell Park is an unacceptable choice for any homeless camps.
Homeless camps need to be away from waterways and should have at least one shower/bathroom trailer so people can clean themselves somewhere besides our creeks and rivers. I suggest developing a homeless camp at Comanche Creek park at the end of Park Ave and E. Park Ave. It is close to the old and new Jesus Center and the Torres Shelter and in an industrial area (rather than near the "jewel of Chico").
Additionally, we have to do better getting the mentally disabled homeless off the streets and in shelters.
Respectfully, Kerry Quevedo
I support the ordinance to bring cannabis businesses to Chico. Residents have voted several times and resulted in a majority favor of allowing cannabis businesses. Lets listen to the people of our town and pass this ordinance.
I support following through with the proposed creation of legal cannabis industries such as dispensaries and manufacturing in the City of Chico..this issue has dragged on for too long and valuable tax dollars are going to our neighboring communities. Thank you for the time you've taken in research making our communities safe while allowing safe access to cannabis - especially during these anxious times..please vote YES on 4.2
Due to the COVID19 pandemic shutdowns our locally loved restaurants are struggling to stay afloat. With limited outdoor seating many restaurants are losing their businesses in this crisis.
Other downtown cities in California like Folsom are allowing local restaurants to put up fencing and tents in the parking spaces directly in front of their business for patio seating, allowing sit down restaurants to maintain the dine in appeal as an additional option to takeout.
Please help to keep our local small businesses open Chico!!
Registration and drug testing should be mandatory for utilization of the Jesus Center. This will cut down on the transient problem immensely. If people want to spend their money on drugs instead of food, they should not get food handed to them for free. We need to stop the enabling of drug use in our community.
As the United States begins to re-open from lockdowns, jurisdictions are instituting measures that dictate how people are able to participate in society. One of the most common is compulsory mask-wearing. Officials throughout the country are seeking policy guidance on masks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has flip-flopped its position on face coverings several times since March but is now recommending that everyone wear a mask in public. State and local authorities are taking varying approaches in what their emergency mask orders stipulate and how they will be enforced. Rules differ by state and are constantly changing. However, to date, only a handful of states don’t have any mandatory mask measures. Though CDC’s policy guidance encourages the use of face masks, there is substantial evidence showing that masks are harmful and a lack of evidence showing they are effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Studies show that wearing a face covering reduces blood and tissue oxygenation — which can be deadly — while increasing carbon dioxide levels. Mask-wearing can also increase the risk of infection and the spread of viral illness, hinder detoxification that occurs via exhalation, impair the immune system and cause many other ailments, both physical and emotional. Moreover, some masks have been found to contain known carcinogens, which put people at risk from inhaling toxic chemicals and having them come into contact with their skin. Lawsuits are now being filed throughout the country to challenge mandatory masks. Despite evidence of harm and questionable evidence of benefit, fall 2020 school guidelines across the country are calling for mandatory masks. Public school systems (e.g., San Diego, California) are concerned that mask requirements in the classroom will spark even more legal battles. It is unethical and unconstitutional to force healthy citizens to abide by measures that can result in physical and emotional harm and that impinge on their ability to move freely throughout society without discrimination. For those with deeply held religious beliefs, mask mandates violate their ability to abide by natural law and follow their convictions to walk in faith, not fear. As such, the decision to wear a mask is a highly personal one and should not be universally mandated; measures that are meant to protect the community as a whole are ineffective if they hurt individuals in that community. Please email and tweet your lawmakers now and urge them to do their part to make sure that mask-wearing is voluntary, not mandatory. References 1. bin-Reza F et al. The use of mask and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: A systematic review of the scientific evidence. Resp Viruses 2012;6(4):257-67. 2. Zhu JH et al. Effects of long-duration wearing of N95 respirator and surgical facemask: a pilot study. J Lung Pulm Resp Res 2014:4:97-100. 3. Ong JJY et al. Headaches associated with personal protective equipment- A cross-sectional study among frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19. Headache 2020;60(5):864-877. 4. Bader A et al. Preliminary report on surgical mask induced deoxygenation during major surgery. Neurocirugia 2008;19:12-126. 5. Shehade H et al. Cutting edge: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor-1 negatively regulates Th1 function. J Immunol 2015;195:1372-1376. 6. Westendorf AM et al. Hypoxia enhances immunosuppression by inhibiting CD4+ effector T cell function and promoting Treg activity. Cell Physiol Biochem 2017;41:1271-84. 7. Sceneay J et al. Hypoxia-driven immunosuppression contributes to the pre-metastatic niche. Oncoimmunology 2013;2:1 e22355. 8. Blaylock RL. Immunoexcitatory mechanisms in glioma proliferation, invasion and occasional metastasis. Surg Neurol Inter 2013;4:15. 9. Aggarwal BB. Nucler factor-kappaB: The enemy within. Cancer Cell 2004;6:203-208. 10. Savransky V et al. Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces atherosclerosis. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2007;175:1290-1297. 11. Baig AM et al. Evidence of the COVID-19 virus targeting the CNS: Tissue distribution, host-virus interaction, and proposed neurotropic mechanisms. ACS Chem Neurosci 2020;11:7:995-998. 12. Wu Y et al. Nervous system involvement after infection with COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. Brain Behavior, and Immunity, In press. 13. Perlman S et al. Spread of a neurotropic murine coronavirus into the CNS via the trigeminal and olfactory nerves. Virology 1989;170:556-560.
I do not support more taxes. I suggest a 10% city wide budget cut starting with the city manager. Additionally, employees need to start paying their own retirement, and the city needs to fund their liabilities.