The CVBS will likely be over by November – but none of us should forget how we were treated by the government

3 Apr

After the last ridiculous response I got from Chico City Mangler Mark Orme, I decided to take my question to the full council. I sent them the conversation, and I also told them – they need to postpone the meeting until the CVBS is over. None of us should forget how Staff has used the hysteria to shut the public out of public business, and we shouldn’t forget that council went right along with it. 

I have asked staff but they have not been able to answer my question – what happened to $1.8 million in “unanticipated” sales tax revenues that were reported in the March 17 agenda? The April 7th figure is off by that much. 

Below is our conversation.   

I also would like to say that nothing in this agenda seems “essential” enough to suspend The Brown Act. You should reschedule the April 7 meeting until such a time that the public is able to attend the meeting. 

Alex, you were so busy reading emails at that last special meeting that you couldn’t pay attention to the conversation at hand, you had to ask people to repeat themselves several times. I have to wonder how many of the rest of you read the public’s emails – how can you do that and have a conversation on the dais? And then to tell the public that their comments on Chico Engaged would be read by council members when they will really only be read and tallied by the clerk is misleading. 

The April  7 meeting should be postponed until after the governor’s orders are rescinded. 

Juanita Sumner, Chico Taxpayers Association

2 Responses to “The CVBS will likely be over by November – but none of us should forget how we were treated by the government”

  1. Scott Rushing April 3, 2020 at 11:35 am #

    Excellent recommendation and well said that the messages are being summarized by Presson but should be read out loud on record. You caught a deceptive practice by mis- manager Orme, !

    On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 6:05 AM Chico Taxpayers Association wrote:

    > Juanita Sumner posted: “After the last ridiculous response I got from > Chico City Mangler Mark Orme, I decided to take my question to the full > council. I sent them the conversation, and I also told them – they need to > postpone the meeting until the CVBS is over. None of us should” >

    • Juanita Sumner April 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks Scott, I often wonder if I’m asking reasonable questions of staff, it’s good to have your support.

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