BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth is a recipient of grant funds pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the Cranston-Gonzalez Act of 1992, as amended, for the community development block grant (CDBG) program, HOME investment partnerships program and emergency shelter grant program; and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council passed Resolution 84-0731, which adopted a citizen participation plan for the aforesaid program; and
WHEREAS, on July 10, 2000, the Duluth City Council passed Resolution 00-0469, which amended the citizen participation plan to change the name of the advisory committee and modify the yearly funding calendar and to work with Neighborhood Districts;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city Duluth community development program citizen participation plan, dated February 2004, on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________ be hereby adopted.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will implement recommended changes in the city of Duluth citizen participation plan. The citizen participation plan ensures that Duluth is in compliance with housing and urban development (HUD) Regulation 24 CFR 91.105, that states the city will ensure citizen participation in the development of the consolidated plan and the funding for community development.
The February 2004 plan was made available to the public for a 30-day comment period (February 26-March 26) that was advertised in the city's official newspaper. Two comments were received; both related to changing the composition of the community development committee. One comment questioned whether neighborhood residents would participate, while the other commend felt that eliminating at large members from the committee might reduce participation.
Changes to the citizen participation plan dated February 2004: