Chico City Council to conduct interviews for Climate Action Commission

CHICO — The city of Chico is looking to recruit new members to its Climate Action Commission and will be holding interviews Tuesday during its meeting.

Citizens were asked to apply at the Oct. 5 meeting and since then there have been new applicants. There are four positions needed in four-year terms and one in a two-year term.

Applicants consist of Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Sonia Hitchcock, Lauren Kohler, Ashley Koller, Brian Kress, Kirk Monfort, Mary Murphy-Waldorf, Eric Nilsson and Michael Nelson.

Nelson and Monfort have previously served on the commission and will be reapplying.

“Once the Council conducts the interviews, Council will be provided with a nomination form for the individual appointments of four members to serve on the Climate Action Commission, as well the full Council nominating one additional person to fill an unscheduled vacancy using the balloting procedure as set forth in AP&P 10-1,” according to the related agenda item.

Nominations will be announced during the council’s Dec. 7 meeting.

Other business

The Butte County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend parts of the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Chico and the county in regards to the funding of 177 pallet shelters to be placed at the former BMX park near the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. The county will be paying $1.7 million for this project.

Councilors will be voting on whether to approve the MOU with the changes made as requested by City Manager Mark Orme.

During its meeting on Nov. 2, the council heard appeals from four proposed cannabis dispensaries that were denied permits. Three were denied and one was granted. On Tuesday, the council will confirm these resolutions.

The Chico City Council meets at 6 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month at 421 Main St. Meetings are free and open to the public.

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