Seattle City Council
8/11/2004 2:03:00 PM
HOW SHOULD COUNCIL SPEND HUMAN SERVICES FEDERAL DOLLARS?
Council Committee will go offsite to hear public’s priorities for $22.2 million at NewHolly
SEATTLE –The Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, holds a public hearing to learn how Seattle residents want federal funding spent in the areas of housing, human services and community development. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 5:30 p.m. at the NewHolly Community Meeting Room, located at 7054 32nd Avenue South.
Each year, the City of Seattle submits an application for federal funding for local housing and community development programs. For 2005, the City will apply for about $22.2 million.
“These federal dollars are critical to our ability to meet so many needs in the community,” said Rasmussen, “and I want to make sure what we are proposing to fund is consistent with the priorities of our residents.”
In recent years, these federal dollars have been allocated for a variety of community services including the development and preservation of affordable housing, emergency shelters, job training programs, support for neighborhood business districts and parks facility improvements. Many of these programs also receive funding from other federal sources, the City’s General Fund and voter approved levies. The City Council will review and adopt a formal funding proposal and plan later this summer to submit to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Prior to the public hearing, councilmembers will hear a presentation from City staff on the Mayor’s goals, strategies and funding priorities for the federal funding in 2005. The public hearing will immediately follow the staff presentation.
For more information about the City’s proposal for federal funding, please visit:http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/director/ConsolidatedPlan/default.htm#2005