Among the most contentious issues before the Chico City Council tonight, possibly the largest subdivision in years as 313 acres of open space on Chico’s eastern edge appears slated to become 469 homes, shopping and an unclear number of apartments spread across 34 acres. Local environmental groups are expected to oppose the project due to the existence of Butte County Meadowfoam, an endangered plant. The StoneGate project site straddles Bruce Road between East 20th Street and Skyway.
The council will also consider closing Humboldt Road east of Bruce Road to vehicular traffic. More or less parallel to State Route 32, the road suffers from on-going illegal dumping and illicit activity.
Mayor Sean Morgan is also calling for the dismissal of Steven Breedlove from the Airport Commission. Breedlove has spoken passionately against efforts that he says criminalize homelessness.
The council is also scheduled to receive an update on a proposal concerning consolidating services for the homeless near the fairgrounds, hear a report on possible future intercity mass transit routes and approve a labor agreement.
Chico’s City Council meeting gets underway at 6 p.m.
The Redding City Council is expected to approve more than a million dollars in spending on upgrades to Benton Airpark. They’ll also hear a report presenting possible options for temporary housing for those displaced by the Carr Fire and are expected to approve an agreement regarding a designated area for food trucks at Carnegie Park.
Redding’s City Council meeting gets underway at 6 p.m.