Butte County Board of Supervisors

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The Butte County Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve several housing related measures, offering some financial relief to those displaced by the Camp Fire.

One measure would essentially allow armed services veterans affected by the fire to get building permits for free. The county would use the annual allotment from a state grant to backfill the permit fees.

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Butte County’s Board of Supervisors will re-evaluate how the county spreads the word about big projects after neighbors said they were unable to sound off about a gravel mine expansion because no one told them. 


The mine, off State highway 32 near Forest Ranch won’t be affected.  


The board of supervisors ruled that the county did not violate its own rules about notifying neighbors about meetings concerning significant development projects.  


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Fire impacts, housing and other issues figure large in this morning’s Butte County Board of Supervisors hearing.


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Post fire housing problems top the to-do list for the Butte County Board of Supervisors, which convenes later this morning. 


With fire victims effectively banished from their own properties, the board will consider a suite of temporary moves aimed at reducing hardship. 


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As expected, Butte County officials cut some red tape yesterday, making it easier to break ground near a stream. 



Arguing that duplicative paperwork and added costs are hindering progress, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday moved ahead with plans that would scrub some regulations aimed at protecting waterways from commercial development.  

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Housing and homeless advocates had something to celebrate in Butte County Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a shelter crisis throughout the county.

The designation makes the county eligible for nearly $5 million in state financial aid for homeless services.

It also cuts a lot of red tape, allowing officials to begin housing homeless people on county-owned property within unincorporated areas. However, how many and how soon remains unclear.

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Funds for the homeless, economic development and long-range needs are among the issues going before the Butte County Board of Supervisors in Oroville Tuesday morning.  


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Boards of Supervisors meet Tuesday morning in Shasta and Butte counties. Here’s a review of some of the issues facing local lawmakers:  


Shasta County officials will consider a three-year, $7.5 million deal with Prime Healthcare Services and Shasta Regional Medical Center to triage, diagnose and treat those detained following psychiatric outbursts. While county officials don’t expect a cost savings, treatment will be delivered more quickly to psychiatric patients, reducing burdens on local emergency rooms.  


Rising costs and budget shortfalls have led Butte County officials to proceed with a possible reorganization of rural firefighting and perhaps firefighting throughout the county, which could lead to residents paying more.

According to Butte County Supervisor Steve Lambert it’s a problem that’s faced seemingly every year.

“Ever since I’ve been on this board, we’ve, every year we go through this. Trying to (figure out) how we’re going to pay for fire?” Lambert said. 

The Butte County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hire McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., to design, build and deliver the county’s jail expansion project and construct a new morgue and evidence locker. Ninety percent of the costs are being paid for by the state as Sacramento continues efforts to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce overcrowding in state prisons.