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Ione Votes To Fund ACRA

Ione Votes To Fund ACRA

The City of Ione has voted to remain a part of the Amador County Recreation Agency. At their meeting last night the Council continued a discussion, started last month on the City's participation in ACRA. The Recreation Agency which runs a variety of sports and after-school activities and runs and maintains pools and parks, is a joint powers organization of Amador County and the five cities. It’s funded through voluntary contributions and in recent years Ione has been the only jurisdiction not to contribute. Several Council-members had questioned the benefits that ACRA provided the city, saying most of ACRA's activities take place in Jackson, and that Ione should receive credit for its ACRA dues from the money spent on maintaining Howard Park.  However, when put directly to question of whether Ione should leave ACRA, the Council voted 5-0 to stay in the organization, and to instruct staff to include the City's ACRA contribution, some $20,500 in next year’s budget, starting July 1st. The Council also approved a second and final reading of updated building codes for the city, while hearing from several members of the public who objected to the new codes, the time spent working on and complying with building codes and the concept of building codes in general.


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