Friday Notes for February 23, 2024

Posted on February 23, 2024





Mid-Year Budget:

The mid-year budget process is complete and will be presented to the City Council at the February 27th City Council Meeting.

Tehama County Probation Department & Work Crew, Thank you:

On Thursday, February 22nd the Work Crew from the Tehama County Probation Department painted red curbs near Starbucks and Mechanic Bank.  They will paint the red curbs near Loves and Denny’s on Friday, February 23rd/  Please do not park in the red zone!

Past Meetings:

  • Met with Pete Carr, City Manager for the City of Orland to share information and collaborate regarding similar and shared topics.
  • Met with Jared Caylor, Superintendent at Corning High School to discuss upcoming projects, initiatives, and collaborate on topics of mutual interests to benefit the community.
  • Met with Waste Management to review the annual report and discuss ongoing operation and services within the City of Corning.
  • On Tuesday, February 20th I met with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to discuss economic development and the upcoming Business Forum.
  • Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 6:30pm.

Future Meetings:

  • Friday, February 23rd I will meet with the County Staff regarding the Tehama County Animal Shelter.
  • Tuesday, February 27th I will meet with local First Responders regarding the Tehama a County Hazard Mitigation Plan and review the proposed Plan.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 27thCity Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. with a Special Study Session Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28th:  City Council Special Meeting at 3:30 p.m. regarding the proposed New City Fee Study.
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  March 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Rodgers Theatre, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business /forum.  This is open to the public, Chamber members, business owners, prospective business owners, and entrepreneurs.


Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested in serving on one of these Commissions, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet on specified days the first week of the month quarterly in January, April, July, and October.


Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have worked on identifying (8) eight City trees that cause safety concerns.  Wright Trees has been contracted by PG&E to begin removing the trees of concern on February 26, 2024.

Pool Lifeguards Seasonal Positions:

The City is currently looking for Lifeguards for this upcoming pool season.  Applications can be found on the City website if interested.

Olive View and West Street Schools Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the Olive View and West Street School Projects.  The Contractor is trying to limit their impact on those who are dropping off and picking up students.  The Olive View and West Street Projects are anticipated to be completed by the end of February, 2024 depending on the weather.


Tuesday Night Market Vendor Applications:

The 2024 Tuesday Night Market Vendor applications are available on the website at

Corning Recreation Spring Session Programs:

As Corning Recreation is wrapping up the Winter Session, they are looking to add new programming to the spring session that will begin in April, with more dance and sports classes for the younger kids in the community.


7th Cycle Housing Element:

The Planning Department is working with Placeworks on the 7th Cycle Housing Element. There is currently a lot of information gathering that is taking place.

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report:

Planning is also working on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Report and the Office of Planning Report both of which are due April 1st.



In addition to responding to 104 calls for service, there were 37 officer-initiated incidents, including 15 traffic stops, and a total of 11 officer reports taken.  Officers made 2 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 4 misdemeanor citations during the period of February 15, 2024 through February 21, 2024.


During the two-week period of February 15, 2024 through February 21, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 249 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 28 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


Community Officers Hansel and Estes attended a PEBT training in Redding.  Sergeant Portillo attended the POST Northern Symposium in Sacramento.  Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.


Officer Garcia has accepted a position with another agency and will be leaving Corning Police Department in March.  We currently have one new Lateral Officer in the hiring process!  We are excited to bring this Officer aboard as he has years of law enforcement experience and will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team.

“It’s never the differences between people that surprise us.  It’s the things that, against all odds, we have in common.” ― Jodi Picoult


Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 15 calls for service last week, they were:  14 medicals and 1 hazardous condition.

The Orland, Capy, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend, and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments:

The Orland, Capay, Artois, Bayliss, Glenn Codora, Ord Bend and Butte City Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a combined total of 12 calls for service last week, they consisted of:  4 medicals, 1 fire, 4 traffic collisions, 2 hazardous conditions, and 1 public service

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