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Chico City Council Meeting: What was decided

Update: A staff report would show how much RoundUp the city uses and form a plan for policy should the city vote to pass the ban of use by city workers.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 12:13 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2019 10:18 PM

Update 9:15 p.m., September 3, 2019 - In a vote about the use of RoundUp by the City, the council voted on a motion asking that a staff report be written with a plan for the policy.

A staff report would show how much RoundUp the city uses and form a plan for policy should the city vote to pass the ban of use by city workers.

The Council is concerned it will be more expensive and more toxic if they were to switch from the weed-killer to an organic alternative. Organic alternatives used would require the city to use 10-times more chemicals than are used now.

The motion passed 6-0.

A climate action committee would advise the Council on how to implement a plan to combat climate change.

The motion to establish the committee was passed 4-2.

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CHICO, Calif. - The Chico City Council is set to meet and members have a full agenda.

Council will hear from Chico State University's President, Gayle Hutchinson, as she reviews the school's master plan. A vision through 2030 of strategic priorities for the campus and opportunities for increased partnership with the City of Chico.

The CalPERS retirement fund will be discussed. Council is looking at options for amending the contract between the city and the International Association of Firefighters.

Chico will join a growing number of municipalities focusing on the environment. Council is expected to move forward with formally establishing a climate action commission.

In relation, Mayor Randall Stone has requested an item be placed on the agenda to discuss the city's use of glyphosate the primary chemical in the weed-killer RoundUp, which has been the focus of several major recent lawsuits.

The diversity action plan will come before the council, with the presentation of the first annual report, an overview of how the city stacks up in efforts for increased diversity and inclusion.

The city council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m., 421 Main Street.

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