Booze battles continue

Committee recommends amending city codes

The city of Chico Internal Affairs Committee voted unanimously at a special meeting Wednesday morning (July 24) to recommend the City Council adopt conditional-use permits as part of the process to obtain an alcohol license. According to a report by Mark Wolfe, community-development director, these permits would increase the city’s ability to regulate establishments that sell alcohol.

The committee also decided to further discuss a recommendation by Chico Police Chief Kirk Trostle (pictured) to adopt what he called “The Chico Conditions,” a set of rules regarding hours of operation and other stipulations on all future alcohol-license applicants.

The committee meets again Tuesday, July 30, at 8 a.m., to further discuss alcohol issues. Rulings on two businesses trying to obtain licenses—Mangrove Mini Mart and The Winchester Goose—are expected at the Aug. 6 City Council meeting.