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COUNTY SEAT, BUTTE COUNTY:

The County Seat is located in Oroville

CITY GOVERNANCE:

  • City of Oroville incorporated January 3, 1906
  • The City of Oroville is a Charter City.

COUNCIL MEETINGS

City Council Meetings are the First and Third Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Oroville City Hall, 1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville.  If a holiday is on a Tuesday of a Council meeting day, the meeting will be on the following regular business day. 

  • City Council meeting agendas available at: Agendas & Minutes

POPULATION INFORMATION

  • City of Oroville Population - Approximately 19,895
  • Greater Oroville Area – Approximately 55,000
  • Butte County Population - Approximately 220,400
  • Average Growth Rate - 1%

ECONOMIC INFORMATION

  • Oroville Area Taxable Retail Demand - $831,926,241
  • Oroville Area Taxable Retail Spending - $540,451,548
  • Oroville Area Retail Sales Leakage/Gap - $291,474,639
  • Lake Oroville Recreational Area approximate visitors (annual basis) - 1,000,000

QUICK FACTS

  • Total land area - 17.1 square miles
  • Elevation - 175 - 750 feet above sea level
  • Location - 65 miles north of Sacramento
  • Climate - Moderate, Mediterranean
  • Average Annual Rainfall - 27.34 inches

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

  • Median Age - 32.6 yrs
  • 18 yrs & Older - 69.9%
  • Education - 37% of all residents have completed some college-level coursework, and/or have a Bachelors degree or higher.

CITY COUNCIL / ELECTED OFFICIALS

  • MAYOR: Linda Dahlmeier
  • VICE MAYOR: Janet Goodson
  • COUNCILMEMBERS:
    • Jack Berry
    • Marlene Del Rosario
    • Art Hatley
    • Scott Thomson
    • Linda Draper
  • TREASURER: Karolyn Fairbanks

CITY STAFF / DEPARTMENT HEADS

  • ACTING CITY ADMINISTRATOR: Donald Rust
  • ACTING CITY CLERK: Donald Rust
  • CITY ATTORNEY: Scott Huber
  • BUSINESS ASSISTANCE/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: Donald Rust
  • FINANCE: Ruth Wright
  • FIRE CHIEF: Bill LaGrone
  • PARKS & TREES: Donald Rust
  • PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Donald Rust
  • POLICE CHIEF: Bill LaGrone
  • PUBLIC WORKS: Donald Rust

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS

United States

Butte County

  • Bill Connelly - Butte County Supervisor Representative, District 1

TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAYS:

Just 65 miles north of Sacramento, Oroville is located adjacent to Highway 70, (Northern California's designated north-south highway). Highway 70 makes transportation to most Northern California cities easily accessible and also provides a direct link to California's major freeways.

  • Interstate 5 (California's north - south freeway), stretches the full length of the state and continues through Oregon and Washington.
  • Highway 99 is located only five miles west of Oroville and provides transportation throughout Northern California from Sacramento to Red Bluff.

AIR TRANSPORTATION:

PUBLIC TRANSIT:

  • Butte Regional Transit "B-Line"  serves most residents in the Greater Oroville area, making bus transportation easy and reliable. The system operates seven days a week.  For bus schedules visit the following website: http://www.blinetransit.com/
  • Greyhound Bus Lines is also available to and from the City of Oroville.

MEDICAL:

HIGHER EDUCATION:

LOCAL PARKS:

  • Feather River Parkway: This five mile loop overlooks the Feather River and is popular with walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Feather River Parkway runs along Bedrock Park, complete with a swim area, amphitheater and tennis courts.
  • Gary Nolan Baseball Complex (FRRPD) This 24 acre area features several youth baseball fields, softball fields, a baseball stadium, and picnic facilities. It is also the home to Play Town USA (a theme playground for children).
  • Nelson Park and Swimming Pool (FRRPD): Three lighted fields serve the Feather River Park and Recreation District's softball program, and four lighted youth fields are used by the Thermalito Little League at the park, which is located at Sixth Street and Nelson Avenue. A tot lot, with picnic tables and playground equipment is provided. There is also a swimming pool open during the summer, tennis courts, sandlot volleyball court, and recreation center.
  • Riverbend Park (FRRPD) Located at the west end of Montgomery Street, this 210 acre beautiful park is situated along the Feather River in Oroville and was established in 2006.  It includes four pavilions (each available for reservation); Eagle Point Pavilion, Big Bear Pavilion, Little Bear Pavilion & Salmon Pavilion.  Each pavilion contains a barbecue pit, electricity and seating.  Riverbend Park is equipped with two restroom facilities within walking distance of pavilions and plenty of vehicle and boat parking. The park also has a rock structure play area, a splash water feature, paved trails, sandy beach, boat dock, fishing ponds, a 36 hole disc golf course (available to reserve for tournaments); a dog park and a beautiful grassy knoll that is host to soccer players of all ages!
  • Other parks include Hammon Park, Hewitt Park, Soroptimist Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park (FRRPD), Palermo Park and Swimming Pool (FRRPD), Rotary Park, Centennial Plaza and Bedrock Park. 
  • For additional park & facilities managed by FRRPD (Feather River Recreation & Park District) click on the following link: http://frrpd.com/

GOLF COURSES:

Table Mountain Golf Course: http://www.tablemountaingolf.com/

  • (530) 533-3922. This 18-hole, 6,472 yard long course, with a par 72, is open seven days a week. It offers a driving range, two practice putting greens and a practice sand trap. An airplane tie down area is adjacent to the parking lot for fly-in golfers. Banquet & conference facilities are also available.

Kelly Ridge Golf Course:

  • (530) 589-0777. A nine-hole, 4,160 yard long course, with a tight par 66, provides challenging golf while offering a park like setting with spectacular views of Lake Oroville and the surrounding valley. Banquet & conference facilities are also available.

BIKE TRAILS:

  • Riverbend Park & Bedrock Park: A 2.5 mile paved bike path is available with a view of the Feather River. Feeling more adventurous?
  • Dan Freeman Trail: is a 41 mile off-road trail through the Wildlife Refuge, Feather River Area, and up to Oroville Dam.
  • Feather Falls: This trail is for intermediate riders only. The off road ride starts at the Feather Falls parking area and continues for 3.5 miles. Riders will enjoy a terrific view at Look Out Point.
  • Feather River/Oroville Dam: For experienced riders only. This 15 mile ride takes you just outside Oroville and a ride along the Feather River. Oroville is home of the Lake Oroville Classic Bike Race each May.

Horse Trails:

There are numerous trails located in the Oroville Area. A 15 campsite area is located at Loafer Creek , which includes a handicapped accessible horse washing station. Horse tethering and feeding stations are near each campsite. For additional information call (530) 538-2200. http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=462