Chico City Council to hold special meeting on Butte County housing bill

On Friday, the Chico City Council is holding a special meeting to talk about Assemblyman Gallagher's contentious housing bill, AB430.

Posted: May 9, 2019 11:21 PM
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:48 AM

CHICO, Calif. - On Friday the Chico City Council is holding a special meeting to talk about Assemblyman Gallagher's contentious housing bill, AB430.

Former mayor and council member Sean Morgan called out Mayor Randall Stone on Facebook on Thursday saying calling a meeting when others can't be available is a "cheap political trick."

AB 430 has been a controversial topic for the city because of the environmental regulations factor. It is meant to speed up housing projects after the Camp Fire.

We spoke with the mayor and Council Member Sean Morgan about this.

"Quite clearly it's a cheap political slap so there's not much to it. The reality is we've had fifteen council meetings, unprecedented. All of them have been going to midnight. We're in a federal disaster zone, this is a guy who wanted to go home at 10 p.m. last night, excuse me, Tuesday night, and he wants to continue to go home at 10 p.m.," Stone said. 

"Call it for a normal time and give people a chance to show up. Make it Monday at 6, make it Tuesday at 6, that's when we have meetings anyway. So Friday at 3 with 24 hours notice? That is not above board," Morgan said. 

The special meeting will be held at the Chico City Council Chambers at 3 p.m. on Friday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3543340

Reported Deaths: 49888
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 58°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 56°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 55°
Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events