Monday, July 7, 2014

Hope your summer is off to a great start!  With our Community BBQ now behind us, we are focused on building strong programs for the second half of the year and outlining our schedule of events and activities for 2015.  So that we meet your needs, please complete our annual membership survey.  Thank you!

On another note, the Chico City Council recently approved the 4-year Police Staffing Plan proposed by Clean & Safe Chico.  Tonight, Council will review the Sit/Lie Ordinance.  Safety is still a top priority for our local businesses and for this organization.  You've called in with your concerns and I encourage you to continue doing so.  The Council needs your constant feedback.

City permitting remains high on our list of business climate concerns, too.  To that end, our Permitting Task Force is pleased to bring you our first Community Development Update on July 24th from noon - 1pm in the Old Muni Building (441 Main).  Join Mark Wolfe and Ruben Martinez for an update on online permitting, energy codes, the DRC, and user fee increases (Phase 1 begins September 20th).  Free to attend - please RSVP.

We're also busy tracking the Butte Regional Conservation Plan, Airport updates, False Alarm PD responses, the revision of Title 19 now with the Planning Commission, and the upcoming election.  Stay tuned for our City Council Candidate Forum as well as another Lunch Hour with our Interim City Manager and Interim Assistant City Manager.  In any transition, it's important to stay present and engaged and we're doing just that.