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.

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