City launches web forum

Chico government officials launch free online portal for public comments, discussions

The city of Chico launched a new online portal last week that makes it easier for the public to interact with the City Council. “Engaged Chico” allows people to submit public comments on council agendas electronically, as well as share civic ideas, take surveys and discuss upcoming city projects. It also gives residents the chance to sign up to speak at council meetings ahead of time.

City Clerk Debbie Presson (pictured) said this program helps local residents get engaged even if they cannot attend meetings. “I truly believe that with these new tools, citizens will find it easier to have their voices be heard,” she said.

Go to to find out more or to sign up.