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Pollinator Week 2017

In recognition of Pollinator Week, June 19-25, 2017, the City of Orland and Orland's Bee City, USA, Committee would like to thank our local bee keepers for the role they play in pollination. To learn more about Pollinator's Week and pollination facts, check out Pollinator Partnership.

City Council Adopts 17/18 Budget

The Orland City Council adopted a balanced budget for fiscal year 2017-18 (July-June) that funds all services and planned projects. The $7.7 million budget includes $2.5M in water and sewer operations and projects, $4.4 in general fund services, and $800,000 in planned Measure A public safety sales tax revenues and investments.

An Open Letter to the Community

The City of Orland remains committed to operating its independent Police Department, with over 100 years of pride and excellence. Read more.

City of Orland Becomes the 40th Bee City USA in the bee city usa 2 Nation and the Queen Bee Capital of North America

Orland's City Council voted unanimously in March to become a Bee City USA® city and at their May 1st meeting accepted a proclamation designating the city the Queen Bee Capital of North America. Press release

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Planning out your children's summer activities? Check out the Recreation's list of summer camps, dance class &tiny tots tumbling, splash pad and pool information. Call (530) 865-1630 for more information.

Help Us Improve Walker Street!

In the City's effort toacquire public input for proposed “Streetscapes” improvements to the downtown area of Walker Street between Second Street and the railroad, a presentation was made to the City Council at their April 17th meeting. The consultant hired to develop the plan will consider the comments made at the meeting and present a final plan to the City Council in late June or July.    For any questions or comments, please contact Janet Wackerman, (530) 865-1602.

Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

Amber Afternoon by Nanci SackettThe Gallery's June show, with artists Janet Flanagan and Nanci Sacket, runs until June 24, 2017. July's show will feature Karma Boyer, an accomplished Fine Art photographer. More information can be found on the Gallery's website. If you have not visited the Gallery, you can watch an interview on YouTube with Arts Commission Chairperson Rae Turnbull on the Gallery and artist Mollie Flath.

Base Allotment Is Increased

The Orland City Council on April 17th restored base water allotments to 15,000 gallons per 2-month billing cycle, ending the 20% temporary reduction that was part of the City’s drought conservation measures.

Lawn watering is still allowed only on Sun-Wed-Fri for properties north of SR32, Sat-Tues-Thur south of 32, 8pm to 8am.

Water rates and sewer rates increase July 1 as part of the 2015 three-year rate schedule to fund water and sewer system necessary repairs and improvements.

La Quinta Inns and Suites plans to construct an 80-room, 4-story hotel in Orland, along with a 24-hr restaurant! Expected to open at Commerce Plaza (across the street from the new Pilot Flying J). More...

ChicoER Editorial Columns About Orland

If you don't subscribe to the Chico Enterprise Record or you want a print-out to send to family and friends, we have provided David Little's editorials from December 18, 2016 and December 25, 2016.

Local Sales Tax in Effect

Final results from the Glenn County elections office indicate Measure A – Orland’s ½¢ local sales tax for public safety – passed with 74% approval of the voters.

"Thank you for your support of local public safety, and your confidence in our City!"...Bruce Roundy, Mayor. The tax went into effect April 1, 2017.



The Pilot Flying J travel plaza is open! The beautiful facility includes a PJ Fresh deli, Wendy’s, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s. Orland took this project thru annexation, full EIR, zoning, project approval and permits issued in just 12 months. Pilot built it in 4 months! Compare what you see now to the early construction drone video from December, courtesy of local businessman and volunteer firefighter Jerry Kraemer.

Orland as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Orland is establishing itself as a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) under the CA Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014. GSA’s are a new type of entity and not a function of Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCo). Orland’s GSA is intended to protect drinking water resources by managing the available area groundwater sustainably. For the filing, City Council resolution and maps click here. For SGMA regulations, http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/sgm/

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Placing fats, oil and grease down your drain costs you money by clogging private and public sewer line pipes. COOL IT – CAN IT- TRASH IT.