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Planning, Entitlement Review and Development

Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element

The City of Ione is participating with Amador County and the cities in the County to prepare the Countywide 6th Cycle Housing Element.  The Draft Countywide 6th Cycle Housing Element was available for public review and comment through January 9, 2023. To review the Countywide 6th Cycle Housing Element, download the digital version here or visit City Hall at 1 E. Main St. during business hours to review a hard copy.  Visit the Countywide Housing Element Update web page for additional information regarding the Housing Element Update, including a list of locations throughout the County with hard copies available for review. 

The City Planner is available for remote office hours, via phone or email, every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The City Planner can often be reached via email and cell phone Monday through Friday.

City Planner
Jeff Setterlund 

The Planning Department facilitates new development consistent with the Ione’s General Plan, Zoning Code, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other State, Federal and local regulations pertaining to new development activity.

Planning Department services include:

  • Providing planning and zoning information to the general public and development community over the counter, by phone, mail and e-mail, as requested.
  • Accepting, processing, analyzing and evaluating both public and private planning applications for conformance with the City's General Plan, Zoning Code, Land Division Code, CEQA, and other State and local planning regulations.
  • Providing feedback to surrounding jurisdictions on planning applications involving land outside Ione’s jurisdiction that may impact our community.
  • Maintaining and updating the General Plan, Zoning Code, and other planning-related documents.
  • Co-administration with the Building and Engineering Departments of Title 16 (Land Division) and Title 18 (Environmental Protection).

Planning Documents

Application Materials

Please see the City’s Forms and Permits page for the planning forms, including the application for planning-related entitlements, the application submittal checklist, the creative sign program application, the sign permit application, and the tree removal application.

Please note that the City Planner is available to discuss any potential application and identify submittal requirements, including applicable fees, prior to your formal submittal of an application. Just call or email the City Planner and request a pre-application meeting.

Regulatory Documents

The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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