Reimagining Chico’s downtown | Housing projects funded | Addressing hate crimes
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Chico City Council discusses vision for downtown
The Chico City Council last week voted 6-0 for city staff to develop right-of-way alternatives for the downtown core that balance needs for traffic flow, pedestrian access and bike lanes.
— Andre Byik, NSPR
California awards funding for North State affordable housing projects
Several affordable housing projects in the North State were awarded grantsfrom the state’s Department of Housing and Development. Habitat for Humanity received just over $7 million for a multi-family housing project in Olivehurst. Senior housing projects in Redding and Oroville also received grant funding.
— Adia White, NSPR
Bill aims to reduce anti-Asian attacks on public transit
A new bill looking to help stop the rise in anti-Asian attacks in public spaces has been introduced in the California State Senate. The bill would require the state’s 10 largest public transit systems to collect survey data on ridership safety and street harassment.
— CapRadio Staff
Lawmaker wants to provide public notice before shelters euthanize adoptable animals
Under a new bill, animal shelters in California would be required to give 72-hour notices to the public before an adoptable animal could be euthanized. Republican Assembly member Bill Essayli authored the measure, which he’s dubbed "Bowie’s Law."
— CapRadio Staff
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In case you missed it
- California’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end — CapRadio
- State-run coronavirus testing site to close in Chico — NSPR
- Chico State breaks ground on first net-zero building — NSPR
- California AG targets workplace heat protections — The California Report
- Butte College celebrates Black History Month — NSPR
- Food assistance benefits to be slashed come April — CalMatters
- Survey finds more than 36 million trees died in California last year — The California Report
- California voters could decide on voting rights for incarcerated people — CapRadio