Chico's new Public Works Engineer Dept Director Leigh Ann Sutton talks about coming to Chico, How the Dept works with infrastructure planning and development on roads and pther projects within the City and what is planned for the upcoming year(s)
Chico State University President Dr Gayle Hutchinson talks about the issues facing the campus with the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic with in person vs online learning. The vax mandates and response from both Students and Staff...and She gives an overall State of the Campus update
Chief Madden talks about the recent violent crime in the city and how lawmakers need to address the early release programs thru Prop 47 ..Madden also looks ahead to the New Year and what is being addressed and worked on in the Department
Chico Councilperson Sean Morgan gives Basic Details regarding the deal agreed upon by the City and Advocates in the ongoing lawsuit over Homeless Sheltering.. The deal now goes to the Magistrate Judge for his sign off...
Communication Manager Lisa Almaguer talks Omicron Virus and impact on Butte County, what you need to do to stay healthy, Boosters and the importance of getting the shot, and How Masks work and the best mask to use as the Covid 19 surge continues....
Habitat for Humanity of Butte County's Nicole Bateman talks about the work going on in Paradise to build homes for people...How the process works and their plans to team with Paradise to build 10 homes a year for the next 20 years.
Public Works Director Eric Gustafson gets us up to date on teh Major Infrastructure projects underway or in the plans for the upcoming year...plus the Talks to Get Air Service back to the Chico Airport and what's need with infrastructure to attract both Air Service and Businesses back to the Airport Industrial area.
Vice Mayor Greg Bolin gives update on the Rebuild and recovery Efforts on the Ridge as well as previews some Holiday Events ...Bolin gives update on how the cost of rebuild and supply shortages is impacting some home owners as they try to get back home
Chico's Daily Newspaper, The Enterprise Record's Editor Mike Wolcott joins the guys for a look at What you love about Chico, recently featured in the paper, the state of Journalism in todays divided world, and the future of Journalism and recruting a new generation to the business
In a new Feature, highlighting the City of Chico each Thursday we will be checking in with the department leaders and City staff regarding ongoing issues, projects etc within the City of Chico..to kick it off we talk to City Manager Mark Orme
BC Supervisor Doug Teeter ( Dist 5) brings the KPAY Morning News up to date on the latest work on redistricting and what that means for his current District 5 , representing Paradise and other ares impacted by Wildfires. The Work of the Consultant and the hurdles to assure that his District is structured in a way that allows him to continue to represent those communities impacted by recent fires.
Chico Councilman Sean Morgan responds to the intent of recall by the group "Chico Voters" and explains what the group are the reasons behind the recall and what he feels are the motives behind the effort
Damon talks about how we all have regrets or issues in our past and how we can learn from those events that have shaped our lives and who we are to learn and grom into the future so no one should have any regrets at the end...
Berry joins us to talk about the Motion filed with the Federal Court in teh ongoing case of Warren v Chico regarding the homeless issue..He explains the Citizens Group Chico Stewards of Parks and Waterways are asking the judge for a place at the table in ongoing discussions regarding the use of city parks etc for the homeless encampments
Michelle Daugherty President/CEO of ABC NorCal talks about the number of trade construction jobs that are currently open in teh state (500K) they are currently hiring Trades Persons to help train and mentor the next generation of trades persons.
the Morning News joined by Mike Alexander, CHAIRMAN
CALIFORNIANS FOR SCHOOL CHOICE..talking about his group and their Campaign to get Ballot Initiative on the 2022 Ballot to set up School Savings accounts for all Children in California
The Founder of the Group Single Moms to Homeowner, Alisha Simpkins talks about the Non Profit with their Golas of helping Single Mos (and Dads) to get into their very own Home..Single Moms to Homeowner is the group that she founded and are just launching in the North State
Chico's Info System Manager Josh Marquis and Chico Chamber's katy Thoma discuss the City of Chico's Broadband project in its initial stages and how the City will work on bringing this service to city residents
Gallagher talks about the Governor recently signing his bill AB 36 that will help the Town of Paradise move forward with the Sewer project and what it means for the region.. He also talked about other legislation that has worked theu the Capitol...
Enloe is offering Free Flu Shot Clinics as we ramp up for Flu season in the Northstate...
Officials join the Morning News to talk the Vaccinations ..Covid Vax and why its important this year to get protected from the flu
Exec Director and FOunder of Amma Culture talks about the upcming event for Kids & Families to promote the African Diaspora and Culture. plus reminds us about her Family History as Life Long Residents in Chico having grown up attending school and Graduating from Chico State...
Chico Start Executive Director Eva Shepard joins the Morning News to talk about what Chico Start does , helping grow New Business Start Ups in the North Valley and promoted the Upcoming Grow Tech Fest , a 2 day event that has a full 2 days of Seminars and Special Sessions to Promote Start Up Business.
Enloe Medical Centers Jolene Francis talks about the new Healthcare Vax mandate imposed by the State Health Dep and how Enloe has been impacted by this mandate.. Also gives update on the Covid Patients and how 80% of Patients including ICU patients are Unvax'd persons. Stressing the importance of getting the shot.
Morgan rejoins the Morning News to give an update on the Homeless Issue and the progress being made with the Judge and Advocates..He also addresses the City's plan to run the Ice Skating Rink in the PLaxze, The 1% sales tax increase and New Developmentfor the City..
Attorney Rob Berry talks about Cease & Desist Letter sent to Chico City Officials over recent talks and meetings held in possible violation of Brown Act. Berry Also addresses the Back and forth between City and Homeless Advocates with the Magistrate Judge and what he might due in relation to fining the City over Comments made on teh KPAY Morning Show
Steve HIlton Host of Fox Business and the California Rebel base Podcast joins the Morning Show to recap the Recall Election and how it impacts the upcoming Governor Election in 2022 and also what if any impact on National Politics...How both sides Campaigned ..what worked and didn't work looking ahead at California Politics
Coolidge talks the latest on the Ongoing issue of Homeless sheltering, the Fed Judge rulings on the temporary resting site at the Chico Airport not meeting his expectations and whats next for teh city.
Chico Chamber CEO and President Katy Thoma joins Scott & Mike to talk about the latest Small business atmosphere in the city and how Business owners continue to struggle with dealing with Pandemic issues from hiring to working to keep their businesses open
Chico Councilman Sean Morgan breaks down the New ordinance just passed by the Council and if the Judge will approve to lift the Restraining Order. as both sides meet with the Magistrate judge Friday Sep 10
@ Bills that would eliminate Cash Bail and the Bailbonds system for most crimes are working thru the State Capitol.. Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition Jeffrey Clayton talks about the bills and how these lawmakers are going against the Will of Voters (We voted no to eliminate the Cash Bail System in Nov 2020) and what impact this has on crime in the state
Former Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien has taken on new roles as a City Councilman and Leading the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force..He joins the Morning News to talk about the epidemic of Meth Overdose in the County and the continued work to take dealers off our streets.
Jolene Francis from Enloe gives us update on the Uptick in Covid 19 Cases at the Hospital and how most of the cases are those unvaccinated against the virus. Francis talks that things get worse before they improve if those opposed to the Vaccinations push their agenda and wont protect the community
Filmmaker Lucy Walker talks about her new Film "Bring your Own Brigade" which looks at the underlying causes on the Wildfires in California...Looking at the 2018 Camp Fire as well as the Woolsey Fire in Southern California...Walkers film looks at the many contributing factors including Climate, Forest Management and Logging as factors behind the continuing issue of these Massive Fires in the State ...it is released Friday Aug 20 Streaming on teh CBSN app and at Paramount +
Former Rep Doug Ose talks about the upcoming Recall Newsome Election and how first Voters need to approve the recall and then Vote for who they want to replace Newsome for the reminder of his term...Ose talks about the CA GOP Party and What he briings to the table as a candidate
Sean Morgan talks about the Federal Judge holding the temporary injunction over Homeless sheltering and also about process to fill the Vacant Council Seats following resignation of Scott HUber and Kami Denlay
Director of Public Works for City of Chico Brendan Ottebone talks about the 7 Major Projects slated for the city this Summer...also how the city works with local contractors and vendors to kepp the money local...and the Grants and Funding received for these projects