Monday, November 4, 2013

On October 22nd, more than 300 citizens packed City Council Chambers to voice concerns about safety in our community, particularly in our downtown area.  To gain input, Mayor Gruendl created two focus groups:  enforcement, and social services.  Most attendees crammed into the enforcement groups and asked the City Council for the following immediately:  (1) more police officers, (2) the enforcement of existing laws, and (3) the addition of a city-wide ordinance that will make it illegal to block the sidewalk.  Click here for a recap of the meeting.

On November 5th, our City Council will make decisions on each of these requests - click here for the agenda.  If you are concerned about crime in and around your business, home, and/or our parks, please attend the meeting on November 5th at 6:30p.m. (421 Main Street).  The City Council needs to hear from you.

Last month, Tri Counties Bank launched the Chico Retail Market Analysis in conjunction with the Chamber, DCBA, and the City of Chico.  This study was conducted to help local retailers increase their sales.  Click here for results.

And next month, December 4th from 10a.m.-noon, we are pleased to co-present a free seminar on "The Affordable Care Act and What it Means for Small Businesses" (Oroville City Council Chambers, 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville).  Joe McClure, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will discuss tax credits, employer options, the rollout timeline, and resources available now.