Chico needs common sense, experience and integrity in its leaders. This is the essence of who Dale Bennett is. For someone who truly cares about your community, look no further.
Maintain a committed approach to managing Chico’s homeless issues. Services should be offered to individuals suffering from drug abuse and mental illness and current shelters should be encouraged to be utilized. Illicit and criminal behavior towards citizens and the environment should not be allowed.
The Lindo Channel runs through the heart of my district and unfortunately is home to criminal activity, littering and illegal fires daily. I will work with Fire, Police and other local agencies to return this major environmental artery to a clean and inviting space for all of Chico to enjoy.
As Chico continues to grow, so does the strain on our roads and municipalities. I will work to improve our deteriorating streets and an aging sewer system. Using the 2030 General Plan as a guide, I will seek out county, state and federal funding to help with this effort.
Since being appointed to the Council, I have worked with my fellow Council members towards solutions for the issues Chico faces with the homeless, supporting local businesses and bringing much needed housing to our city. As a Chico native, I want Chico to continue to grow, without losing that charm that makes it special.
Born and raised in Chico, Dale attended Norte Dame Elementary before graduating from Pleasant Valley High School. Upon graduation, he attended California State University, Chico and received his BA in Psychology and a minor in Art.
For over 40 years Dale has been involved in asset management. Successfully overseeing numerous retail and commercial properties in Chico.
When he isn’t working towards a better Chico, Dale enjoys spending time with his wife and best friend, Sheryl.
Dale has dedicated a big portion of his life to the community and volunteer service. He is a past board member of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Chico Business Association, Chico History Museum and the Chico Noon Rotary Club.
He has served multiple terms on the City of Chico’s Architectural Review and Preservation Board along with the Chico Planning Commission. In 2021, he was appointed by the City of Chico to fill a vacant Council position.