Chico is a city located in the county of Hillock. According to the census of 2000, its population was of 59.954 inhabitants. A campus of the Université of State of California is in Chico. The city was founded in 1860 by the general John Bidwell and was built-in 1872.
The city has a surface of 71,9 km ² of which 0,04% consist of water levels. It is located at the north-eastern corner of the valley of Sacramento, one of the agricultural areas richest of the world. The city is in the east of the Sierra Nevada and its limits extend beyond the buttresses from those. Sacramento River runs in the west, with 8 kilometers of the limits of the city. Chico is cut into two by Bidwell Park, which extends on eight kilometers since the downtown area to the Eastern hills.
GovernmentThe council of Chico consists of seven advisers. Each one of them are useful during four years. The mayor is chosen by the members of the council and officiates two years. The meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of each month. The advisers are:
Scott Gruendl - mayor
- Maureen Kirk - assistant mayor
- Steve Bertagna
- daN Herbert
- Andy Holcombe
- Ass Schwab
- Larry Wahl
Rick Keene, member of the assembly of California, was a former adviser of Chico.
EconomyChico has an airport ( Chico Municipal Airport , code AITA: CIC).
Points of interest
has Chico are Bidwell Park, the seventh larger park municipal of the the United States, Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, the Chico University Arboretum, and has the most building between Sacramento and Portland.
- the Université of State of California has its campus in this city.
- the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has its seat with Chico.
- KDIG, a radio operator Rock'n'roll diffuses
Simple: Chico, California
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