Jan 8, 2016 4:35 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The Chico Police Department and Team Chico have announced a new series of Community Safety Meetings designed to increase communication and awareness in Chico.
Launched in April of 2015, the meeting are focused on bringing increased awareness of the Police Department's community-policing model, and to provide updates on technology and staffing. The discussions will also include a question and answer session with Police Chief Mike O'Brien.
Business and property owners, residents and students are encouraged to take part, and Team Chico will conduct monthly business walks proper to each meeting to make sure businesses in those areas know about the opportunity.
Team Chico is described as an economic partnership between the City of Chico, Chico Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Chico Business Association, 3CORE and the Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc.
The first Community Safety Meeting of 2016 is for the Rio Lindo Area. It will take place Thursday, January 14th from Noon - 1 p.m. at the PG& E offices at 460 Rio Lindo in Chico.
The meeting for the Chico Municipal Airport Area is planned for Thursday, February 11th, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at TransferFlow. The address is 1444 Fortress Street.
Businesses and residents in the Chico Mall and 20th Street Corridor Area can attend the meeting on Thursday, March 10th from 9 - 10 a.m. at the Chico Mall Food Court, 1950 East 20th Street.
The meeting for the Mangrove, Vallombrosa and Bidwell Park area is Tuesday, April 5th, 10 - 11 a.m. at the CARD Center, 545 Vallombrosa Avenue.
Other meetings will be scheduled this year for six other areas of the city.
The meetings are free and no RSVP's are required. For more information contact the Chico Chamber of Commerce at 530-891-5556.