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New Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge talks city future

Mayor Coolidge says helping local businesses is near top of the list of pandemic priorities.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 9:59 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2020 10:04 AM

CHICO, Calif. -- Newly elected council member and appointed Mayor of Chico, Andrew Coolidge says he plans to lead the city in looking into homelessness solutions including shelter expansion as the city bans camping in city parks.

Mayor Coolidge says pandemic hurdles include public health and well-being, as well as making sure the city stays on track of its budget.

RELATED: Homeless to face misdemeanors for camping in Chico parks

He says the survival of local businesses is top priority and will work to help them be able to open outside, have access to city sidewalks, or whatever else it takes to help them stay afloat.

He says he'll work to find a middle ground between the requests of the state, and the mayor does not believe that Butte County should be grouped with the Greater Sacramento region when it comes to the new stay at home order.

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Thankfully, the wind is cooperating much better today in northern California. Our weather is still quite hot for this time of year and very dry. There is plenty of haze and smoke from the Fawn Fire overhead, and it isn't leaving yet.
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