There is a small, open field across from Chambers Oil on the corner of Pomona Ave. & Miller Ave. that has what seems to be a large fire hazard in the middle of it. This lot was bulldozed in recent years, but the abandoned shack in the middle was left in a heap of rubble. This has become overgrown with brush & is now quite taller that it once was. We should *probably pay *close attention to things like this, especially in a post camp fire world. Thank you.
A town hall meeting where members of the community can ask questions of the city council members and receive a reply. This would be more effective than the Business from the Floor at city council meetings where the council members sit there and laugh at speakers they don't agree with.
A project of 33 tiny homes with shared amenities; On-site Management; On-site Social Services; Members Only, No Unauthorized Visitors; No Drugs, No Alcohol; Participant Agreement to pay rent or a fee and contribute 10 hours a week to clean the Village and keep it operational.
See more at: www.chicohousingactionteam.net
The plaza is a concrete hellscape compared to it's former glory. The towering trees and massive canopies made it a very nice place to be for a concert or pace to sit down and enjoy some schuberts or escape from the punishing summer sun while shopping.
It could be a solar installation, an art piece (and use art funding) or a simple light weight commercially fabricated structure.
Please host a meeting to gather public input on the City's idea for turning over the management of the Chico Creek Nature Center to the Chico Area Recreation District (CARD), before bringing this item to the City Council for approval. Although CARD provides valuable services we all appreciate and enjoy, we are hopeful the City will take the time to gather public input and determine what other resources and expertise exist within our community before moving forward with this plan. The Stream Team and other existing community groups and programs can offer expert, cost-effective options for providing a more collaborative, inclusive, and effective approach for managing the Chico Creek Nature Center (an incredible community resource), including implementation of expanded educational opportunities for schools and our community.
March 22 be for veteran suicide prevention and awareness. There be resources and a March to help spread the word for those who risked everything
A city staff position to oversee issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity training for all city staff. De-escalation training for all police.
Lower the barriers for housing so that everyone has an opportunity for shelter and civility, adding in additional services and resources on case by case basis to help facilitate success. Low barriers would need to be centralized to other services and locations for optimal use and success rates. Harm reduction is very important and will allow for the domino effect of improvements that would be felt throughout the city.
Homeless housing, 24-hr restrooms, addiction support & mental health services and job opportunities would improve so many elements of this area. The housing first model has shown caring for the homeless is less expensive than the traditional model we follow, that obviously doesn't work.
The streets and community will be safer and more enjoyable for the rest of us when we compassionately treat our homeless- so we don't have to step over fecal matter in the street, and they don't smell like piss, and we don't have to worry that the mentally ill person is going to attack us because they have mistaken us for someone else. The economy of Chico will improve to as people feel more comfortable to be out and about enjoying their community, rather than hiding in their homes ordering from Amazon.
Treating the homeless right helps all of us.
Same idea I proposed 20 years ago. Bring back the trolley (historic cars). Build massive anchor parking lots at either end, and run it down the Esplanade, down First, curve along campus, and down Salem, cross through to Park, and build a large conference center there, continue down to the 20th Street corridor. That supports Enloe, downtown, the college, and brings tourism dollars which are cleaner than many dollars. It builds and brings infrastructure and would help bolster the Park Avenue Corridor. I would drop the convention center in the four block campus near the old Junk store and old FairView campus was, near the old Taylors. You would then revitalize large areas of town, and address traffic and parking while building back into our history.