Oroville considers new turf

Annexation plans include Thermalito, airport neighborhoods

Oroville has started the process of annexing Thermalito and neighborhoods surrounding Oroville Municipal Airport, which would expand the city’s footprint westward.

The proposal, presented at the City Council meeting Tuesday night (March 3), comprises seven development areas—six along Oro Dam Boulevard West, the other along Larkin Road. (See map.) The westernmost neighborhood, covering 422 acres off Wilbur Road, sits outside the city’s current sphere of influence; its annexation requires approval by the Butte County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

The council voted unanimously to have city staff review capacity for municipal services and hold community meetings.