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Chico City Council to hear more Tuesday on crime statistics post-Camp Fire

CHICO — The Chico City Council expects to hear more details Tuesday on crime statistics in light of the city’s population growth following the Camp Fire.
This comes as the council heard from City Manager Mark Orme at the last meeting that violent crime had risen since the disaster. The council then voted to ask staff to bring back a more detailed report on crime statistics before and after the fire, at the request of councilor Scott Huber. Several members of the public urged the council to make their safety concerns a priority at the last meeting.
The council will also consider approving a memorandum of understanding with the Jesus Center for the operations of an emergency warming and cooling center, allocating $15,000 this fiscal year and $30,000 in the 2019-2020 budget, at Orme’s recommendation. The council agreed that a Code Blue emergency center should be activated when temperatures were predicted to be below freezing and directed staff to partner with a nonprofit to operate the center.
Orme is also recommending that the council direct staff to start a public outreach effort as the city moves forward with its strategic planning process, including a survey that would allow members of the public to rank the city council’s vision statements.
These are all of the items on the regular agenda. No public hearings are scheduled.
The City Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 421 Main St. Closed session follows. Related Articles

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