Two Public Hearings Set for Susanville City Council Meeting 10/19

Susanville’s City Council made notice of two public hearings to be held during today’s council meeting. This evening at 5 pm, the council will reconvene in an open session for you to attend and share your comments on both.

The first hearing is to allow the city to change the proposed use of the already awarded nearly 148,000 dollars for Business Relief following the pandemic. The grant allocated funds to local governments due to COVID-19 through the Community Development Block Grant program.

Originally intended to provide business loans to those eligible who the pandemic had impacted, it is now being considered for upgrading the bathroom facilities at Memorial Park, allowed under the grant program, and qualifies as a project that can be completed within a set timeframe without having to pay back the funds.

During the council’s last meeting, City Administrator Dan Newton shared that many cities and counties awarded the same funding throughout California struggled to meet the parameters mandated by the grant, with 29 contracts awarded and over 19 experiencing challenges and amending their contracts. With consensus from the council, staff was approved to move forward with determining the scope of work and directed to bring it back to the public during this evening’s public hearing.

The second public hearing regards homelessness and the city’s partnership with Lassen County and its behavioral and social services department to adopt a permanent local housing program. This will assist those who cannot afford housing and need services that can be provided through the county.

The City Council meeting at City Hall opens at 5 pm.

Find the Agenda at Cityofsusanville.net