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City clerk extends application deadline in face of little interest

Time’s running out for those who want to serve the city of Chico on a board or commission, and so far it appears there aren’t many who do. The deadline for submitting an application has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, nearly three weeks beyond the initial deadline. The City Clerk’s Office said the number of applications received this time around has been unusually low.

Seats are open on the Planning, Airport, Arts and Bidwell Park and Playground commissions as well as the Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board. All terms are for four years beginning in January, with the exception of two seats on the Airport Commission that run two years.

Citizens may apply for more than one seat, but must be residents and qualified voters, which means 18 or older. The city’s press release says women, minorities and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Go to or to the City Clerk’s Office for applications.