Councilmember Randall Stone

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Month: August 2016

Stone Concerned by Inconsistent Fee Schedules

Citing fairness and reasonable accommodation, Councilmember Stone argued in June 2016 that the City of Chico should not charge exhorbitant fees for use of its community buildings.  In particular, the conservative council lead by Mark Sorensen and Sean Morgan raised fees for use of the community facilities in an effort to “run the City more like a business” and demanding in excess of $600 per event from the League of Women Voters for their candidate forums – a public service provided by the League to the community.  Stone fought hard to reverse the fee schedule for groups that provide “substantial public, non-partisan benefit.”    Sean Morgan the Council disagreed and the League moved on to another facility citing the high cost as well outside of their budget for public service.  Reportedly there is no League of Women Voters in California that pays any facilities fees for their local candidate forums.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, Congressman Doug LaMalfa was provided the City of Chico fire station with event services (setup prep and tear down) and the active Fire Station 5 during fire season for no cost to hold a “community coffee.”  The facility and services were provided for free for the event.

Chico News & Review Editorial Board calls out the discrepancy in policy and community organizations’ use of community facilities in this editorial.

Stone Elected President of the League, Sacramento Valley Division

From left to right, David Butler (Rocklin City Council, Sacramento Economic Development), Ken Cooley (Assemblymember, District 8), Randall Stone (Chico Councilmember, President - League of California Cities, Sacramento Valley Division), XX (Rocklin Police Chief).

Randall Stone meets with state leaders on pension reform and marijuana legislation.  From left to right, David Butler (Rocklin City Council, Sacramento Economic Development), Ken Cooley (Assemblymember, District 8), Randall Stone (Chico Councilmember, President – League of California Cities, Sacramento Valley Division), Ron Lawrence (Rocklin Police Chief).

Chico City Councilmember Randall Stone was elected President of the League of California Cities, Sacramento Valley Division – the largest division in the League at 57 cities.

Stone was recently recognized statewide for his leadership by the League of California Cities with the Advanced Leadership Award.

Councilmember Stone will be the sole elected official representing the City of Chico at the League’s Annual Conference in Long Beach, California in October.  He also serves as a member of the influential, statewide Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee.

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