Grass Valley forum set on economic future |

Grass Valley forum set on economic future

After consecutive years of declining revenues and shuttering businesses, Grass Valley’s government leaders are looking for ways to shore up the city’s economic foundation.

The City Council will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to take suggestions for stimulating the tax base.

“We want to highlight the things we’re doing with the redevelopment agency and talk about where we’re at with the city’s budget,” added Mayor Lisa Swarthout.

The city is looking to trim about $700,000 from its $10 million annual budget over the next two years.

Projects such as the proposed Hills Flat Business District in the area of the Idaho Maryland Road and East Main Street intersection and the possible extension of the redevelopment agency into Glenbrook Basin will be discussed, Swarthout said.

Citizens are invited to offer suggestions on ways to create jobs, Swarthout said.

“We want a better road map with what we’re doing and where we’re going in the future,” the mayor said.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at Fire Station No. 2 at 213 Sierra College Drive, near the roundabout.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530) 477-4239.

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