Municipal

The City of Chico is a charter city and has a council-manager system of municipal government. The City of Chico's administration offices are in the Chico Municipal Center located at 411 Main Street immediately adjacent to the City Council Chambers. Chico's city council consists of seven nonpartisan councilmembers each elected at-large in November of even-numbered years. Their terms begin on the first Tuesday in December and end on the first Tuesday in December four years thereafter. The mayor is chosen by and from among the council members and serves for two years. City council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

The City Council appoints members of the Airport Commission, Architectural Review Board, Arts Commission, Bicycle Advisory Committee, Bidwell Park & Playground Commission, Human Resources Commission, and Planning Commission.

County

The citizens of Chico are represented in the Butte County Board of Supervisors by the District Two Supervisor Jane Dolan and the District Three Supervisor Maureen Kirk.

The Butte County Association of Governments is located at 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace, Suite 100.

State

The citizens of Chico, as members of California's 3rd Assembly District, are represented by Rick Keene (R, Chico) in the California State Assembly; and as members of California's 4th Senate District, are represented by Sam Aanestad (R, Grass Valley) in the California State Senate. Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently California's Governor (known in some newspapers as simply "the guv").

Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
Web Site
E-mail: governor@governor.ca.gov
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 445-4633
State Senator
Sam Aanestad (R)
Web Site
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 2054
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento Phone: (916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 445-7750
Chico Phone: 530-895-6088
State Assemblymember
Dan Logue (R)
Website
Chico District Office
1550 Humboldt Rd. Suite 4
Chico, CA 95928
Ph: (530) 895-4217
Fax: (530) 895-4219
Capitol Office
State Capitol Room 2158
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 319-2003
Fax: (916) 319-2103

Federal

The citizens of Chico, as members of California's 2nd Congressional District are represented by Wally Herger (R, Rio Oso) in the United States House of Representatives.

President
Barack Obama (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414 (main); 202-456-1111 (comments)
Fax: 202-456-2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov
Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
United States Senator
6-Year Term, Next Election: June/Nov 2012
Dianne Feinstein (D)
[Office 1] One Post Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94104
[Office 2] 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 415-393-0707 or 202-224-3841
Fax: 415-393-0710 or 202-228-3954
Email: senator@feinstein.senate.gov
Website: http://www.senate.gov/~feinstein/
United States Senator
6-Year Term, Next Election: June/Nov 2010
Barbara Boxer (D)
[Office 1] 1700 Montgomery, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA 94111
[Office 2] 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 415-403-0100 or 202-224-3553
Fax: 415-956-6701 or 202-228-1338
Email: senator@boxer.senate.gov
Website: http://www.senate.gov/~boxer/
United States Representative
2-Year Term, Next Election: 2010
Wally Herger (R)
Washington Address
2268 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0502
Phone: 202-225-3076
Fax: 202-225-1740
District Address
2635 Forest Ave, Suite 100
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: 530-893-8363
Fax: 530-893-8619
Website: http://www.house.gov/herger/

Studenthood

If you are a student, then you have a whole additional layer of government whose policies affect you. In the case of Chico State students, the Chico State Administration and Associated Students, Chico oversee the administration of various policies and fee dollars on your behalf.

In the case of Butte College students, the Butte College Administration and Butte College Associated Students oversee the administration of various policies and fee dollars on your behalf.

In the case of students in the Chico Unified School District, the School Board oversees the administration of all policies and education dollars.