1. Following our Clean & Safe presentation on March 5th, the Chico City Council decided to dedicate their entire March 26th meeting to concerns about cleanliness and safety and what we can do right now to deliver thoughtful and effective solutions. What’s on the agenda: generosity campaign, Plaza programming, law enforcement, goodwill ambassadors, and other key initiatives. Stay tuned for details on this important City Council study session and make plans to tune in. Concerned that we’re only focusing on downtown
? I assure you we’re looking at this from a
community-wide perspective. But, we’re
confident that a few successes in the downtown are on the
2. Several bar and restaurant owners have been getting together following CSUC’s Community Call for Action to ask “what can we do?” Believe it or not, with the help of
they’ve already launched a “Respect Chico” campaign aimed to encourage customers
(yes, students) to respect themselves, respect others, respect their community
and, bottom line, drink responsibly: respectchico.org. They planned to roll out their ads and
posters in time for St . Patrick’s Day and, well, they’ve done it! Look in the Synthesis and CN&R this week
for a glimpse of their message, and look for posters in their businesses by the
end of today -- thank you LRT! Want to join the conversation and/or support
the cause? Let me know.
Chico Retail Market Analysis, sponsored by Tri Counties Bank, is now underway following an Advisory
committee kickoff meeting this week.
We’re planning three focus sessions to capture your thoughts,
experiences, and guidance. We need your
input to generate results that will be applicable to retail success for years to
come. Two focus sessions are set for April 9th -- at the Mall
() and the
downtown branch of Chico TCBK
() -- and a
third session at Holiday Inn on April 10th from . Pick the date/time/location that works best
for you and watch your inbox for an invitation!
4. The City of
improve their permitting process based upon feedback given at our workshop in
early December. Click here to see what’s
been done and keep your input coming! Chico
There is so much to be done. Let’s hang in there, stay connected, and keep up the good work!