City may reconsider Chapmantown annexation

Dec 5, 2014 4:34 PM by News Staff

A day after the agency known has LAFCO agreed to take the city of Chico to court over its decision not to proceed with a long-term annexation plans for the Chapmantown and Mulberry neighborhoods, there is some indication that the city might reconsider its position.

Chico Mayor Mark Sorensen told Action News Now Friday that he expects the council will be briefed on the pending litigation by LAFC O to go over the city's options. Sorenson said he expects one of those options would be taking the issue up again for another vote.

In November, the city council voted 4-3 against a 5-year annexation plan for the Mulberry and Chapmantown neighborhoods under the direction of LAFCO, the agency that oversees the annexation process between cities and Butte County.

Former mayor Scott Gruendl was the swing vote against annexation in November now he is gone and there are two new council members, Andrew Coolidge and Reanette Fillmer.

Mayor Sorensen, who voted for the annexation plan, estimates that lawsuit could cost the city as much as $100,000.


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