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Notice of Public Hearing and 15-Day Public Comment Period Regarding the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program

The City Council will conduct a public hearing in the Auburn City Hall Council Chambers, 25 West Main Street, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. or soon thereafter. The purpose of this public hearing is to solicit public comments on the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) prior to its submission of the report to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The CAPER is an overall review of housing and community development activities undertaken in 2013 by the City of Auburn. It is part of the Consolidated Planning process, which is a prerequisite to receiving federal HUD funds. The CAPER delineates the amount of Federal funding that is distributed through the program, where that money is spent, and it assesses how that spending addresses the housing and community development goals that the City has set forth in its Consolidated Plan. In 2013, the CDBG program received more than $500,000 for development and public service activities.

In accordance with 24 CFR 91 of HUD, the City of Auburn solicits comments and public review for its 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Copies of the Consolidated Plan and the 2013 CAPER Report are available, at no charge, from the City of Auburn's Administration Department located at 25 W. Main Street, Auburn, 98001.

The deadline for the consideration of written comments and/or suggestions is Monday, March 17, 2014; they may be addressed to Michael Hursh with the City of Auburn at the above address, or faxed to (253) 288-3132, prior to the public hearing. Interested citizens may also offer oral comments at the City Council public hearing on Monday, March 17, 2014.

Non-English speaking residents and citizens with speech, sight, or hearing impairments who wish to review the documents or comment at the public hearing should contact the Auburn Department of Administration. Each request will be considered individually according to the type of assistance required, the availability of resources, and the financial ability of the City to provide accommodation.

Posted in Seattle Times, official newspaper of the City of Auburn and the City of Auburn website.