The plan is open for public comments for the next 30 days. After that the plan will be officially adopted by the city.
Emergency housing assistance, a senior nutrition program and a lead-based paint abatement program will be funded by CDBG funds, according to a report to the council.
These are the programs that tend to be funded every year, said Marcela Piedra, director of economic development.
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But there are also new programs and projects in the plan, such as a code enforcement program and a demolition loan program.
“These are new programs that we are going to put out, and see if the community takes advantage of,” said Piedra.
Funding for relocating the public library, its lease and the upcoming indoor sports complex are also in the plan.
Another thing that is different this year is the amount of funding the city is getting.
“From last year we saw 22 percent reduction in allocations,” said Piedra, adding that in 2004, the city got about $800,000 every year.
This year the city is getting $472,973, according to a report to the council.
Most of those funds are going into program administration, the demolition loan program, the sports complex and the code enforcement program.
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