City News & Events

2024 General Municipal Election

November 5, 2024 – General Municipal Election

The City of Orland General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, as three City Council seats will be considered by the voters.  The three incumbents whose terms will expire in December are: Mayor Chris Dobbs, Councilmember Jeffrey Tolley and Councilmember Bruce T. Roundy.  The term of the office will begin December 2024, and ends in December 2028.  Nomination papers will be available on the first day of the nomination period, Monday, July 15, 2024, from the City Clerk’s office in City Hall.  You must make an appointment with the City Clerk prior to obtaining your nomination papers.  Deadline to return the papers is August 9, 2024.   Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  You may email the City Clerk at or call (530) 865-1610 to make an appointment.  Interested candidates must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the city limits.


Request your City Council Agenda

Interested in the Orland City Council meeting agendas? They’re posted online Agenda is online at at City Hall 72 hours before each session on the first and third Tuesdays. You can also get them emailed for free by requesting them from the City Clerk by reaching out to Jennifer Schmitke.









Your Opinion Needed!

The Orland Economic Development Commission (EDC) is asking for your input. They recently reviewed a list of current community events and considered which ones have potential to grow to multi-day festivals drawing visitors to Orland. Some top ideas include expanding the Old Fashioned 4th of July or Avenue of Lights to include nighttime fireworks or a drone show; restarting and growing Queen Bee Festival (set for June 22 this year); and connecting with Black Butte Lake for something like stargazing, sail boating or speedboat events. See the list of current events in town and at the lake, as well as more potential future opportunities here.


Queen Bee Bucks Available Now!

You can give a great gift and support local businesses! Queen Bee Bucks digital gift cards are available now, and are accepted at more than 30 locally owned businesses. The City pays for the purchaser’s transaction fee . To learn more and get the gift cards, go to the website!


Orland Area Water Supply Project

The California Department of Water Resources is funding the Orland Emergency Water Connection Project to provide a permanent, safe, and reliable household water supply to selected areas surrounding the City of Orland by expanding and extending the City’s water distribution system outside the city limits. Many property owners surrounding the City of Orland have been offered the choice to connect FREE OF COST to the City of Orland Water System. This project is being offered to residential homes within certain areas, whether or not they have experienced a dry well. The original press release information and map are still accurate.

For short term water solutions please review this press release, also available in spanish.

Construction on the new water mains is underway as of November 2023. We expect this to be complete in the first half of 2024. Project updates are posted on Facebook.



California’s Organic Waste Regulations

Senate Bill 1383 is part of a statewide effort to reduce the emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (like Methane gas) in various sectors of California’s economy. Check out this flyer for more information. Have any questions? Reach out to the Glenn County Public Works by email at or by phone (530)934-6530.


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Orland Fire Department – Insurance Rating Improves!

The latest press release announces that the Orland Fire Department’s protection rating has improved. The new rating indicates superior access to fire suppression facilities, water, equipment and personnel.

Latest Consumer Confidence Report Available

The 2023 CCR is now available for viewing. Any questions, or to receive a paper copy, please contact Meagan Mondragon, Public Works, at (530) 865-1610.

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Recreation Department – Online Registration Now Available!

The Recreation Department will now be utilizing recdesk, an online registration tool, for park and pool reservations as well as program registration. Please contact the Recreation Director, Joe Fenske at (530) 865-1630 if you have any questions or are in need of assistance.

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Amazon Delivery Station – Opened in Orland

A new Amazon Delivery Station opened in Orland in April 2021 and is currently up and running. The facility is located at the Orland Airport Industrial Park and it offers up approximately 100 to 150 new full-time and part-time jobs within the warehouse and approximately the same number of employees as delivery drivers. For more information, check out this article! Job description and application process are available online.


Measure A Report for 22-23 Fiscal Year

The Measure A Report is a local sales tax report that states the income and expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. The sales tax measure was voted in by the Orland Community in 2016. This report continues to be published each year in an effort to provide transparency to Orland’s citizens.

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No Wipes in the Pipes!

With many residents turning to paper towels, napkins, and flushable wipes as alternatives to toilet paper it is important to remember to not flush these items down the toilet!

These materials can cause serious issues for your own pipes and also for the City’s Wastewater System. Disposable disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and even so‑called “flushable” wipes do not break down easily (or at all) once they are flushed. Paper products other than toilet paper do not break down once in the sewer line. No matter what the label says, don’t flush them, trash them instead.

When these wipes and other materials interact with fats, oils, grease or invasive roots in the sewer, they bind together, causing blockages and creating the potential for overflows. Sewer backups can be both messy and costly to clean up. When these items are flushed, our sewer pipes and pump stations require increased monitoring, maintenance, and repair. This increases operational costs, which are paid for by your sewer rates. If wipes and other materials can clog our large sewer pipes, they can definitely clog your home’s much smaller pipes too, requiring you to hire and pay a plumber to clear that blockage.

Please help spread the word! Tell your family members to only flush toilet paper and nothing else. At work, you can help by posting notices in bathrooms and other places where paper towels, wipes, or rags might be used or disposed of. With your help we can prevent any issues from occurring during this already difficult time.

Remember…“Trash ‘em, don’t flush ‘em!”

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Orland’s Honeybee Discovery Center is Open!

The first interactive exhibit and museum of its kind will be opened in Orland at the corner of Walker and Fifth Streets. The Honeybee Discovery Center will teach the importance of pollinators in our environment, share the history of beekeeping and offer a pollinator garden. The gallery will be opened the First Friday of the month from 3 to 7PM.

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City of Orland – 40th Bee City USA and Queen Bee Capital of North America!

Press release and a short news clip from KRCR TV news.