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Housing bill battle heats up between Mayor Stone, Assemblyman Gallagher

The housing crunch in Chico is at the root of a battle between North State Assemblyman James Gallagher and Chico Mayor Randall Stone.

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 3:04 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The housing crunch in Chico is at the root of a battle between North State Assemblyman James Gallagher and Chico Mayor Randall Stone.

North State Assemblyman James Gallagher and Chico Mayor Randall Stone are at odds over a proposed housing bill.

The bill aims to streamline the environmental review process for some housing construction in Butte County.

Assemblyman Gallagher said it allows residential housing projects already planned to be brought online more quickly.

However, Chico Mayor Randall Stone said the bill will allow changing land use from what it was intended for over the next 10 years. 

Lawmakers still have to vote on this bill. 

Action News Now will continue to track the bill's progress as it makes its way through both houses. 

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