City Leaders In Chico To Discuss Crime And Possible Declaration Of A Shelter Emergency

Oct 2, 2018

City leaders will discuss crime and consider the declaration of a shelter emergency at their meeting tonight.
Credit Suzi Rosenberg

City leaders in Chico are scheduled to once again consider the declaration of a shelter emergency at their meeting Tuesday. The move would allow the city to designate places that homeless people could legally occupy, even if the structures fail to comply with building codes.

The designation would also qualify Chico for nearly $5 million in one-time state homeless aid. Both Butte County and Oroville recently declared shelter emergencies.

 

Also in Chico, officials will consider stripping $350,000 each from police overtime and the road repair fund to pay for a four-officer street crimes unit.

The council will also consider a way to curb the number robberies associated with Craigslist and Facebook marketplace.

Chico’s Council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.