Chico City Council has a full agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting. Members are set to approve the final budget for the upcoming fiscal year. We can also expect to see the mayor calling for a review of the police department's policies. Mayor Ann Schwab says she wants to establish a committee to review trainings and recommend some reforms for police practices, if necessary.
Cal Fire crews will continue staging several control burns near the Oroville Airport. Crews with Cal Fire Butte County, will start later this morning as they work to clear out vegetation and to give fire trainees a chance to practice their skills. The control burns started yesterday and will wrap up today.
Time is running out to weigh in on Chico’s climate action plan. The city of Chico is in the process of mapping out a climate action plan. City leaders have developed a survey to learn more about how those who call Chico home wish to address how to reduce greenhouse emissions. Click Here to take the survey.
California governor urges mask use as hospitalizations rise
During Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Monday press conference – he encouraged people to wear their mask while out in public. The state put the mask-wearing mandate in place but the governor says he is leaving enforcement up to local governments. Gov. Newsom says the state and individual counties will get involved if businesses don’t adhere to masks wearing and social distancing.
In just the past two weeks, the state department of health figures tally 862 people have died in California. The state has reported more than 46,000 cases since mid-March. More than a third of those have come in just the past two weeks. California is now looking at over 180,000 confirmed cases. 5,500 people have died from the virus in the state.
Fauci and CDC Director Redfield to testify at House coronavirus oversight hearing
After weeks without any public briefings, key members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force are set to testify before congress. A handful of states are seeing significant COVID-19 outbreaks. Including Arizona, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas.
President Trump takes his first 2020 trip to the US-Mexico border
President Donald Trump will hold a rally at a church in Phoenix Arizona today. It is unclear if social distancing measures will be put into place, which would limit the number of people inside. A local order in Phoenix requiring rallygoers to wear masks won't be enforced. But attendees will have their temperature checked at the door. Before the rally, the president is set to visit the U.S.- Mexico border in Yuma.