City of Chowchilla Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic information

Information is constantly changing about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and City officials continue do their best to consolidate information and website links to help provide facts and resources for our residents. Please understand that information is constantly updated and we will strive to provide links to the most current and accurate information available to us.

Click HERE for more information


Current City Job Recruitments

The City of Chowchilla is currently recruiting for the following positions.

Finance Director
Fire Chief

Click HERE for more information.

Federal Government Top Priorities - CARES Act Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply. Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply. We encourage you to apply as quickly as you can because there is a funding cap.


City Council meetings to be streamed online

In compliance with California Gov. Newsom’s Shelter-in-Place Order and the Social Distance Guidelines issued by Federal, State, and Local Authorities, the City has implemented changes for attendance and public comment at all Council meetings until notified otherwise. 

All City Council meetings will be live streamed online. The City is looking at options but for the moment the meetings will be broadcast using Facebook LIVE and viewed from the City’s PUBLIC Facebook page at Since the meeting is a live stream from a public page it is open to everyone and you can watch it without a Facebook profile (or without logging in).

Please know that social media page comments made during a meeting will not be accepted or recorded as part of the official meeting record.

How to submit council meeting comments

Public comments on City Council agenda items can be submitted to become part of the official meeting record. The process, at this time, requires that an email be sent to the City Clerk, Joann McClendon, that comply with the specific submission requirements.

Click HERE to go to the public comments information page.

If you prefer to download a version click HERE for a pdf document of the information.

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Curbside Clean-Up Cancelled
Winter Watering Regulations
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Water Network System Monitoring

Learn how the City of Chowchilla leverages Samsara to improve customer service, efficiency, and visibility across the municipal water operations using SCADA technology. SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, the industry standard control system. The SCADA technology is a system of sensors and feedback controls that help automate processes for well sites and the management of the entire water network.