Ione Council Talks Boundaries

Ione Council Talks Boundaries

The Ione City Council discussed the borders of the city, and made appointments to a new building appeals board at their meeting last night.  The Council heard a presentation from LAFCO Executive Director Roseanne Chamberlain on the city's boundaries.  Chamberlain outlined how the city has grown over the last fifty years through a series of annexations as well as highlighting potential problems and issues with the city's boundaries such as properties that lie partially in the city and partially in the county and a stretch of Highway 104 that was not annexed into the city while the surrounding lands were.  LAFCO is a County Agency that oversees city and special district boundaries.  The Council also appointed the five inaugural members to city's building appeal board.  The new Board, which contains both Ione and Amador County residents, has one licensed contractor and a licensed engineer.  The Board will hear disputes that emerge over the city's regulation of construction and building codes.  In an example of what the new Board might face, the public comment period featured a resident who complained to Council that the city was taking too long to process his building permit application.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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