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.
I oppose item 4.4b.
Dear Council Members, I understand the guidelines recommended by the CDC regarding unhoused individuals and the need to not disperse them. However, that does not mean these encampments should be allowed anywhere in the city. They are absolutely filthy and should never be allowed near our waterways. There must be defined areas where this is allowed. Where it can be easily managed, cleaned up (at taxpayer expense)and outreach conducted. Irreparable damage to our public spaces is already done. It is your responsibility to not only care for our most vulnerable, but also to protect our public spaces AND hold people accountable. It is disgraceful the way some of you totally discounted our Chief of Police and his officers who put their lives on the line every single day. Please be very specific about managing these encampments. Your last vote lacks direction, common sense and decency for all of Chico. Ginny Griffin
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There has to be reasonable expectations, for all citizens to follow, that promote socially acceptable behaviors and maintain a healthy, safe, community, that everyone can enjoy and feel connected too. When we expect more, we get more. No more enabling bad behavior. Most of us cant even enjoy our downtown or parks due to safety issues and we are attracting unwanted, locally nomadic, criminal transients with our easy going attitudes towards impulsive, lewd, aggressive and invasive behaviors. No on the amendment. No more catering to individuals that do not want to follow the universal social norms of no loitering, no public intoxication, no illegal camping, no defecating in public spaces, no using illegal substances. Lets have expectations again.
I am against the amendment of Ordinance 2466! Sincerely, Roy Skinner
"The City of Chico welcomes community efforts to help make Chico Beautiful, Clean, and Safe. " “Beautiful, Clean, Safe.” these are the three words that our city claims to promote. By amending the ordinance 2466 the city of Chico is promoting, the opposite. Unattractiveness, Dirty, Unsafe. I agree with Citizens for a Safe Chico “If this ordinance is amended the way Brown wishes, Chico will become a tent city with safe injection sites, needles will be found ten-fold compared to now and chaos will follow. Law enforcement will have no tools remaining to stop the camping and littering under bridges, near waterways, the city plaza, basically anywhere” I do NOT want to see our city DEGRADE anymore. In our city we are already seeing littering, people are camping under bridges and near waterways. This is not sanitary nor is it environmentally friendly. We do NOT want to amend ordinance 2466. Please keep Chico Beautiful, Clean, and Safe.
Dear Council Members: I will be attending the city council meeting tonight, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, with my son who is a high school senior. I grew up in Chico and have lived here since 1975. Both of my children were born here and I am a graduate of California State University, Chico. Both my mother and father are also alumni of CSU, Chico. I am a home owner, a mother and a teacher by profession. I am concerned about the current climate in Chico. I am in favor of discontinuing the needle distribution program, of maintaining and enforcing the current sit and lie ordinance and opposed to any type of low barrier housing or shelter in our community. Additionally I am opposed to constructing sub-standard housing for seniors, currently called Simplicity Village in south Chico. I own a home off of Notre Dame Ave and it is already negatively impacted by the transients that utilize the Torres Shelter. Thank you, Shawneen Felix (530)354-5509 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Support our elected County & State Representatives who all back BANNING NEEDLE DISTRIBUTION!
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.
A city staff position to oversee issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity training for all city staff. De-escalation training for all police.