COUNTY SEAT, BUTTE COUNTY:
The County Seat is located in Oroville
- Link to Butte County Information: http://www.buttecounty.net
- City of Oroville incorporated January 3, 1906
- The City of Oroville is a Charter City.
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
- City of Oroville Population - Approximately 19,895
- Greater Oroville Area – Approximately 55,000
- Butte County Population - Approximately 220,400
- Average Growth Rate - 1%
- 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
- 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
- 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: Chuck Reynolds
- VICE MAYOR: Scott Thomson
- David Pittman
- Janet Goodson
- Art Hatley
- Eric Smith
- Linda Draper
- TREASURER: Karolyn Fairbanks
CITY STAFF / DEPARTMENT HEADS
- CITY ADMINISTRATOR: Bill LaGrone
- ASSISTANT CITY CLERK: Jackie Glover
- CITY ATTORNEY: Scott Huber
- BUSINESS ASSISTANCE/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Amy Bergstrand
- FINANCE: Ruth Wright
- PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: Joe Deal
- PARKS & TREES: Wade Atteberry
- PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Leo DePaola
- PUBLIC WORKS - Cody Nissen
- United States Senator
- United States Congressional Representative Doug LaMalfa California 1st District: http://lamalfa.house.gov/
- California State Senator Representative Jim Nielsen California 4th District: http://district4.cssrc.us/
- California State Assemblyman Representative James Gallagher 3rd Assembly District: https://ad03.asmrc.org/
- Bill Connelly - Butte County Supervisor Representative, District 1
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.
- Sacramento International Airport is located 60 miles south of Oroville
- San Francisco International Airport is three hours away in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Oroville Municipal Airport is adjacent to an 18 hole golf course and club house, accommodates private planes, charter flights and private jets. The airport also has a newly updated visitor & pilots lounge. Fuel for planes is available at the airport.
- 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.
- Oroville Hospital, a 153-bed facility, offers state-of-the-art medical services. http://www.orovillehospital.com/
- California State University, Chico (CSUC) is 30 minutes from Oroville. http://www.csuchico.edu/
- Butte College is 15 minutes away. http://www.butte.edu/
- 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/
- (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.
- (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.
- 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.
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