Notice for a Public Hearing
Preliminary Project and Funding Recommendations and
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan for
2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The public is invited to attend and speak at a hearing conducted by the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department and the Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee to obtain public comments on the Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department’s
- Administration of the HOME and Community Development Block Grant Programs
- Activities Recommended or Not Recommended for Funding in 2017 Draft Annual Action Plan
- Program Policies, Procedures, and Priority Needs
- Consolidated Plan Amendments
- Citizen Participation Plan
These preliminary funding recommendations and documents are open to public comment beginning February 3, 2017 through March 3, 2017. The public may comment at the Public Hearing on March 2, 2017 or may forward their comments to the Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department, 312 West 8th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204, or via e-mail at [email protected].
Public Hearing Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Spokane Regional Health District – 1st Floor Auditorium, 1101 West College Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department conducts hearings during the year for the purpose of providing information about the Community Development Programs to County residents and to receive comments from citizens regarding program activities. The number of hearings conducted during the year depends in part on the needs of County residents and the nature of the proposed activities. At a minimum, hearings are conducted for the following purposes:
To obtain citizens views on community development needs, prior to developing funding policies.
To receive citizen’s comments on proposed activities, prior to final funding decisions being made.
To review program performance, at least annually.
Hearings may be conducted at locations other than the County Courthouse complex, to make them more convenient to residents of areas which have a significant number of low and moderate income residents or for which community development activities are proposed. Hearings are generally held in the evenings to encourage greater public attendance.
Public Hearings are advertised at least one week in advance in the legal section of local newspapers and are open to the public. Notices of hearings are provided to persons and organizations requesting program information from the Department. The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department encourages written comments from persons who are unable to attend hearings. A statement to this effect is included in all hearing announcements.
Persons who have physical, mental or developmental disabilities making it difficult for them to participate in public hearings and non-English speaking residents, may obtain program information by contacting the Housing and Community Development Division. Organizations representing persons who have special needs are notified of Community Development Program hearings. Hearing notices state that signing, translation or other services needed by persons with disabilities will be available if requested in advance. Hearings are held in locations accessible to persons with limited mobility.