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Chico City Council Discusses Commercial Cannabis, Emergency Shelter

At Tuesday night's meeting, the Chico City Council discussed various topics including the potential for commercial cannabis and creating emergency shelters for the homeless due to the cold.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2019 8:59 AM

CHICO, Calif. - At Tuesday night's meeting, the Chico City Council discussed various topics including the potential for commercial cannabis and creating emergency shelters for the homeless due to the cold.

Commercial Cannabis

The Chico City Council called for a citizens group to explore the idea of commercial cannabis. 

The group will research the results in other communities, research the law and give the council recommendations.

More than a dozen speakers spoke at Tuesday night's meeting bringing up key issues like pain management, safety and taxation. 

Several also mentioned Proposition 64, the statewide proposition that approved recreational marijuana. 

Emergency Shelters for the Homeless

Chico City Council also voted to give the city manager authority to open city space as homeless shelters when temperatures drop below freezing, as long as it costs $100,000 or less.

However, the council says whatever the costs end of being, they can likely get reimbursement through the North Valley Community Foundation.

The authority given to the city manager can only be used for city-owned spaces. 

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