Chico City Council to consider alternative district maps

The City of Chico has released four new potential district maps created by city demographer Michael Wagaman.

Posted: Jan 14, 2020 6:17 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 9:10 PM

CHICO, Calif.- The City of Chico has released four new potential district maps. 

They are marked with bolder colors, which include tangerine, navy, lavender and emerald.

Just like the original six, they were created by city demographer Michael Wagaman.

Wagaman says the four new maps address specific concerns that were brought up by council members and community members at last week's council meeting.

RELATED: City of Chico releases redistricting draft plans

"They wanted some additional options, some of the modifications better conform overlapping jurisdictions," said Wagaman.

The new maps give alternatives for concerns about zones overlapping highways or landmarks, or splitting up neighborhoods.

Councilwoman Kasey Reynolds says, "we asked Wagaman to make some alterations to the original set of maps. We have a new set of maps so we will be reviewing those four. We can accept one of those maps we can accept a map from previous."

Reynolds says the council can also ask Wagaman to make changes to the maps during the meeting. 

RELATED: Chico City Council considers district maps

"We will then vote on it, then it will be prepared to come back to the first meeting in March," said Reynolds. 

Reynolds says that is when the final readings will be. She says there are protocols the city needs to follow to make sure all the items are correct. 

"The public has to have time to read them, and it's the proper way of the government working that way, it protects the community, rather than throwing ordinances and going through the proper process to be a government," said Reynolds. 

The previous six maps are still on the table for the council to consider, accompanied with maps drawn up from the public. 

The next Chico City Council meeting will include the fourth public hearing on the district maps, it will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st. 

Also, because districts are redrawn after every census, they will be redrawn next year since 2020 is a census year.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3147735

Reported Deaths: 36846
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles106550515184
San Bernardino2628581594
Riverside2585322777
San Diego2255582344
Orange2214932625
Santa Clara964351181
Kern89095590
Fresno847441043
Sacramento828611157
Alameda69693886
Ventura64404507
San Joaquin59395808
Contra Costa54416487
Stanislaus43938788
Tulare42759531
Monterey37285259
San Mateo33731340
San Francisco30027278
Santa Barbara26514264
Solano26494111
Imperial25562493
Merced25048324
Sonoma24761247
Kings19760160
Placer17675188
San Luis Obispo16437151
Madera13781151
Santa Cruz12687130
Marin11930163
Yolo11014138
Shasta9920129
Butte9711134
El Dorado800259
Sutter792783
Napa782847
Lassen526916
San Benito514348
Yuba504929
Tehama446846
Tuolumne344340
Nevada329674
Mendocino325635
Amador304232
Lake268132
Humboldt249425
Glenn198522
Colusa18549
Calaveras167223
Siskiyou148413
Mono11354
Inyo100729
Del Norte8732
Plumas6055
Modoc3873
Mariposa3464
Trinity3054
Sierra880
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Oroville
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 34°
Chico
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 29°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 29°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 36°
Some snow and rain possible Sunday into Monday. A major winter storm will bring up to 7 feet of snow to the mountains and multiple inches of rain to the valley Tuesday through Friday and keep temperatures cold.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events