BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, the city council adopted Resolution 04-0244, which approved the community development citizen participation plan; and
WHEREAS, that plan requires the council to designate community development target areas; and
WHEREAS, the city's community development target areas are census tracts or census block groups that have geographically defined boundaries where it is determined that 51 percent or greater of the people who live there have low to moderate incomes, as defined by the department of housing and urban development; and
WHEREAS, all residents located within the city of Duluth's community development target areas are eligible for specified targeted neighborhood improvements through community development block grant (CDBG) funds, which may include improvements such as street improvements, water and sewer improvements and neighborhood facilities.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that based on the latest census data and information from the department of housing and urban development, the areas specified on the following census tracts are hereby designated as community development target areas: tracts 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33 and 37.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following census block groups are also designated as community development target areas: block groups 2-4, 3-4, 9-4, 29-2, 30-1, 31-4, 34-1, 38-3, 39-1 and 103-4.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: To formally establish the boundaries of the community development target areas that are then eligible for targeted neighborhood improvements through CDBG funds.
The maps (attached to the resolution) illustrate the exact location of qualifying census tracts and block groups for designation as CD target areas.