Council sticks with firm

Andrew Jared appointed as city attorney

Last month, the Chico City Council chose to continue contracting with the City of Industry-based firm Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin for its city attorney services. Andrew Jared was promoted from his assistant role to that of city attorney. The closed session vote fell 4-3, with Councilwoman Ann Schwab and Councilmen Karl Ory and Scott Huber against.

Jared is filling a position that he’s essentially held for more than a year—former City Attorney Vince Ewing last appeared in the council chambers on Dec. 4, 2018 (see “M.I.A.,” Second & Flume, March 21). Mayor Randall Stone said the city still has “received no response” from the firm regarding Ewing’s disappearance.