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Unusual Council Vote Tonight

It will be an unusual vote tonight when the Grass Valley City Council decides whether or not to approve a loan. Sergio’s Restaurant is re-locating to a bigger lot on Mill Street and is seeking what is called a Revolving Loan Account of 210-thousand dollars. Mayor Dan Miller says the city funds are available from a state grant to help businesses like Sergio’s…

Listen to Dan Miller 1

The loan comes up for a vote tonight, but three of the five council members own or operate property within 500 feet of the business, and by state law have to recuse themselves because of potential conflict of interest. Miller, Lisa Swarthout, and Howard Levine are the ones who would be disqualified. However, Miller says three voters are needed to make up a quorum…

Listen to Dan Miller 2

So Jason Fouyer, Jan Arbuckle, and the one who draws the short straw will vote on the issue.

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