Ione Adopts Budget

Ione Adopts Budget

In a special meeting held right before the start of the new fiscal year, the Ione City Council has adopted a new city budget.  While generally characterized as a lean budget, it does find money for a number of city improvement projects, such as new facilities at Howard Park, street repaving, and a study of a possible Ione Bypass.  Overall the budget raises and spends 5.8 million dollars for the year.  The City plans to spend 851,000 on its police force, 383,000 on Parks and Recreation, 185,000 on Building Inspection, and 45,000 on City Planning.  The city's largest source of income is 1.75 million it collects in taxes, a combination of mostly sales and property tax.  The City's waste-water fund will take a million dollars in revenue, but spend 1.3 million as the city spends down its reserves on improvements to the city sewer plant.

The new fiscal year starts July first.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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