Note: This is Chapter 2 of the Chico 2030 General Plan, which is devoted to sustainability. You can download that chapter here, or download the entire General Plan here.


In 2030, Chico is a sustainable community that maintains a balanced environment and economy, and an equitable society. Chico’s compact land use pattern, transportation and energy choices, green building practices, technological advancements, and sustainability policies have reduced environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions. Chico’s economy is thriving with an ample supply of jobs, including those in green businesses. Citizens of Chico enjoy healthy lifestyles and strong social bonds through community food systems, support of local businesses, open and responsive government, and a network of local activities, gathering places, and community organizations. The City is a recognized sustainability leader through partnerships and innovation.

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