Oct 8, 2014 7:11 PM by News Staff
The City of Oroville is moving forward with long-awaited plans to annex the unincorporated community known as south Oroville.
With a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the Oroville City Council approved a resolution declaring the city's intent to bring South Oroville, including the Pacific Heights, Garden Drive Neighborhood and the land currently within the El Medio Fire Protection District.
Council members Gordon Andoe and J.R. Simpsons voted against the resolution, saying the timing for making South Oroville part of the city was wrong because of tight finances and limited public safety resourced.
The annexation process now goes forward to Butte County's Local Agency Formation Commission which is in charge of ensuring orderly annexations.