Details for PUBLIC HEARING - City of Ione June 6, 2023


City of Ione

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ione City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers at Ione City Hall, 1 East Main Street, Ione, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, to consider the following: 

Close out of Community Development Block Grant Program Covid-19 Funds

The Department of Housing and Community Development administers the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).  CDBG created the Emergency Small Business Loan Program that local agencies could apply for and be dispersed to any local business that qualified.  The City of Ione applied for the Program and was granted $63,000.  On August 3, 2021 the Council approved the City’s participation in the Program.

Applicants were able to request up to $5,000 and they needed to have been in business since January 2019.  Applicants were also required to abide by the following requirements:

• Have a current City of Ione Business License

• Operate the business within the City Limits of Ione

• Have less than 25 full time equivalent employees prior to March 1, 2020

• A maximum of 4 part-time employees if used 

• Not be in default of taxes owed to any government entity

• Must have been able to provide financial information prior to March 1, 2020 (income/expense report)

The loan amount issued was forgiven by the City as long as the business was still operating six months after disbursement.

Because of this program, the City of Ione was able to assist a number of small businesses in the community that were impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The City was excited to be able to reach out and work with the small business community and assist them in recovering  from some of the hardships faced during the pandemic.  

Any person interested in any agenda item may contact the City Clerk’s Office prior to the hearing date, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., or by phoning 209-274-2412, ext. 102 for further information. Agenda information including staff reports, resolutions, and exhibits are typically available the Friday prior to the public hearing date on the City website (

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