City Council tidbits

Panel approves bond for health records system, groundwater agreement

On Tuesday (Feb. 7), the Chico City Council voted unanimously to approve a $28 million tax-exempt revenue bond that will allow Enloe Medical Center to purchase and install an electronic health records system.

The bond—issued by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority—required approval by the council, but the city of Chico will not bear the debt and has no liability related to the bond, according to a letter from the hospital to City Clerk Debbie Presson.

The council also voted unanimously to enter a draft memorandum of understanding with Butte County and the Rock Creek Reclamation District to manage the Vina and West Butte groundwater sub-basins. Together, the jurisdictions will implement a plan to achieve groundwater sustainability by 2042 as required by California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.