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Chico councilmember’s summer plans make some concerned

One Chico councilmember is creating concern among the community, and it all revolves around his whereabouts over this upcoming summer.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 11:52 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Concern over councilmember Scott Huber's summer plans is making some worried in and out of his district.

After reaching out to him, he says he will be away for the summer in a seasonal job at the Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures as a Wildlife Guide in Jackson, Wyoming.

And some, including Councilmember Sean Morgan, are concerned, especially with big decisions coming up.

"You mention the homeless and what's going on some of those circumstances. That's going to come to a head rather soon. June 25th is the next scheduled hearing I think and how that plays out going to be a big deal. So, it seems like it would be an important time to be around,” Councilmember Morgan said.

Councilmember Huber said he was laid off a year and a half ago because of Covid and got the opportunity to work again.

He continued to say, “There is no controversy. I took a summer job out of the area, and I have not and will not be missing any city council meetings. I checked with the city clerk before taking the job to assure that I would not be breaking any council rules.”

Action News Now spoke with people and some said they had no problem with it, while others disagreed.

“I think that's not appropriate quite honestly,” Bob Montano said. “It seems like if you are governing, you should be in the area that you govern.”

“I actually don't have a problem with the fact that it's seasonal,” Nicla Sinnott shared. “If he was living in Wyoming and trying to govern in Chico, then that would be a real problem if it was full time but not for seasonal."

Councilmember Huber says he will be back in person for the first council meetings beginning in July or August.

He added that he has not missed a single city council meeting since he has been away and will continue attending via Zoom.

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