Oroville Mercury-Register

Let’s work for Chico’s economic vitality


It was discouragi­ng to listen to council meeting speakers try to ice-out the planned ice skating rink at Tuesday’s council meeting. Where are the believers in our economic recovery? Who will fight to improve downtown if efforts will be blindsided by a minority who consume council meetings?

The ice skating rink is one of the best plans ever put in the budget. It will give a fresh reason to come downtown. It will provide a community experience, outside, on cool Chico nights. It has appeal for a wide variety of households. There are a hundred positive reasons to support a seasonal ice skating rink downtown.

We must work and fight and believe that once we deal with drug addiction and mental illness, an attractive and economical­ly strong Chico will still stand.

Instead of backing down, let’s double down.

Plan now to come downtown for Chico’s 2021 seasonal ice skating rink, and bring your friends and family! — Kate Leyden, Chico

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