Create a quarterly budget for each participant during Business from the Floor at city council meetings. When anyone reaches the end of their budgeted time, they are encouraged to enter their business or ideas in civil ideas https://chico-ca.granicusideas.com
I have lived in the southwestern area of Chico for over 5 years (neighborhood surrounding Pomona Ave., behind Walnut St. & W. 9th St) which lies fairly close to the train tracks. The train activity in the middle of the night has always been high, and the use of it's horn has always been something to get used to. However, after the Oroville Dam collapse and the Camp Fire(s) is has gotten *Much Worse. We have all seen the reports of increased deaths that have happened on the tracks, and the general assumption is that this is due in large part to drunken revelry but also the large increase in the homeless population along the tracks. A solution to this must be addressed. These trains come through Chico at least once a night, sometimes several times. Every single time they do they blare horns loud enough to be heard in every corner of this city. Sometimes they actually stop due to people blocking the tracks and lay on the horns for extended periods of time. A larger police &/or security presence needs to be permanently posted around the tracks. To help prevent further tragedy & also stop the trains from needing to use blaring horns for extended periods of time in the middle of the night. Thank you.
The neighborhood I've lived in for over 5 years now has had serious road deterioration. To date, I've never seen any attempts to fix any of it. This neighborhood is located in and around Pomona Ave. (but really consists of everything behind Walnut St. & W. 9th St -to- W. 1st St. & Walnut). Having the 'Blue Diamond' walnut processing plant located on the back of Miller Ave. has Really increased semi-truck traffic on these roads, and the deterioration is *Bad. This area should added to the upcoming road repairs in Chico. Thank you.
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.
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.