Orme needs to go out the door with his Shelter Crisis Designation

10 Apr


While the Facebook groups are all a-twitter about an “action” council took at this past Tuesday meeting, the Shelter Crisis Designation has NOT been rescinded. From Action News out of Redding:


A city council declaration is creating some confusion about the state of Chico’s homeless problem.

Chico city officials say that the action taken by council during Tuesday’s meeting did not officially rescind the shelter crisis declaration.

‘There would have to be a vehicle that came back to the city council in the same form as what actually put it in place, and that’s a resolution,’ said Chico city manager, Mark Orme.

Orme says council would have to adopt that resolution to get rid of the 2018 crisis declaration.

According to this article, the SCD was set to expire in June anyway. So why do they have to adopt a resolution, why can’t they just refuse to renew it? And, will they have to give back any/all of the money? When the liberals got Andrew Coolidge to sign on to this mess in 2018, city Staff received almost $5 million.

Kami Denlay (married name Klingbeil) seems very confused in her comments to Ch 7.

When asked about the potential financial impacts ending the declaration could cause, Denlay says, ‘That’s part of the tricky part with all of this, is we’ve been asking for a long time for really detailed funding, because it’s complicated to see what streams come into the county, what comes from the state, the feds, what are the requirements for all of the funding, and every funding stream has totally different requirements, some may be tied to the declaration in part, some might be solely tied to the declaration, some may not be at all. And we get to see that because it’s complicated and we’ve never gotten a straight answer, we’re going to get straight answers now,’ said Denlay.

I knew she didn’t understand half of what goes on Downtown, I don’t think any of them have a rat’s ass of an idea what they are doing. They allow themselves to be led by Orme. Denlay Klingbeil claims, “we’ve never gotten a straight answer …”

Straight answer from whom? City Manager Mark Orme and his staff brought forward this proposal in the first place. Is Denlay Klingbeil accusing Orme of not giving council straight answers?

I’ve been asking my district rep Kasey Reynolds about the SCD for months, but I have never got a straight answer. When I actually phoned her at her business, Shuberts, I was shocked that she wanted to talk while she was at work. I was also shocked at the angry rant she went into, expressing how much “hate” (her word) she has for the various programs like Project Room Key. She went on and on about that. But she would not answer my questions about funding. She also told me she was waiting for information from the city attorney, and that she’d get back to me about that. End of conversation. I’ve emailed her several times since then, asking for those answers, but she has never responded. If I ever talk to her on the phone again, I’ll be sure to record the conversation. Reynolds was like a flaming bat out of hell, she went all over the place, but no answers.

So I’ll be interested in how this conversation plays out. Here’s what I’d like to see – Mark Orme being handed his hat.

7 Responses to “Orme needs to go out the door with his Shelter Crisis Designation”

  1. Anon April 10, 2021 at 9:39 am #

    His real name is Mark Worm.

    • Juanita Sumner April 10, 2021 at 11:56 am #

      He certainly wormed his way in here! Write your district rep an email and tell him/her we need new city management. Instead of picking the most expensive person maybe this time they should actually look at that person’s record. Those of us who did our research on Orme and his predecessor Brian Nakamura tried to tell them not to hire those asses but our then council didn’t listen.

      • Anon April 11, 2021 at 9:00 am #

        Someone is getting canned at the special council meeting this Tuesday. I hope it is either Worm, the Cannon, BO Ottoboni and puffy Duffy, AKA Droul Dowell, now that there is not a homeless crisis perhaps her, or since we have a POI that we do not hear from Worm does the interviews himself Gizzi can go. Or the best option is to replace all the worthless lying individuals.

      • Juanita Sumner April 11, 2021 at 11:11 am #

        I couldn’t have said it better. I think Gustafson needs to go too.

      • bob April 11, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

        Wasn’t he the idiot who got all those oaks cut down in the park?

        And why weren’t all the tree huggers in this community screaming bloody murder over the murder of all those beautiful oaks??? 😲😲😲😲

        It was yet another example where no one at all pays for government incompetence, except the taxpayers and in this case innocent trees.

        Not one government employee, including no bureaucrat, got fined, fired or even reprimanded.

        Typical Chico government!

      • Juanita Sumner April 12, 2021 at 5:33 am #

        I think Gustafson was in charge there. But yeah. Orme is the head of the stinking fish.

        They act as though they can’t fire people, but like Anon said, there is a special meeting scheduled for this week, and Orme will be getting a performance review, we’ll see what happens.

  2. bob April 12, 2021 at 9:12 am #

    No way Orme gets fired. Heck, “Skipper” will probably get a nice raise. I doubt anyone else gets fired. Incompetence and being self-serving gets rewarded here, not punished.

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