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City council votes against curfew for potential PG&E power shutoffs

The Chico City Council voted against allowing a curfew due to potential PG&E power shutoffs at Tuesday night's meeting.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 9:34 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 9:34 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico City Council voted against allowing a curfew due to potential PG&E power shutoffs at Tuesday night's meeting.

Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien gave a presentation at Tuesday night's city council meeting explaining why he thinks a city-wide power outage of up to 112,000 people could put the city at risk. 

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O'Brien references dangers for the community from the prolonged outage including non-functioning alarms for homes and businesses, non-functioning street lights, and inhibited cellphone usage. He said this could make communication difficult for emergency responders. 

He also said the city police force has had no time to prepare for a city-wide power outage. 

However, instead of imposing the curfew, the council decided it would form an ad hoc committee to first explore the issue. 

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