San Marcos seeks public input on proposed COVID-19 testing program through federal funding

Residents will have the opportunity to speak for or against the proposed COVID-19 testing program at a July 7 San Marcos City Council meeting. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents will have the opportunity to speak for or against the proposed COVID-19 testing program at a July 7 San Marcos City Council meeting. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents will have the opportunity to speak for or against the proposed COVID-19 testing program at a July 7 San Marcos City Council meeting. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of San Marcos is seeking public comments on the proposal to add a COVID-19 testing program through the federal Community Development Block Grant for coronavirus response.



The proposed program would use $105,530 of the $425,261 CDBG-CV funds to create more "immediate" coronavirus testing in the community, said Melissa Derrick, San Marcos City Council member, in a June 16 meeting.



Public comments will be accepted during a virtual public hearing at a San Marcos City Council meeting at 6 p.m. July 7. Residents who wish to speak during the public hearing must email [email protected] before noon July 7, according to a press release from the city.



The drafted CDBG Action Plan for 2019-20 will be available for public comment on the city’s website from July 12-17. Comments for the action plan must be made in writing and include the sender’s full name and physical address.



Residents can send comments electronically to [email protected] or by mail at 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos.



For more information, contact Carol Griffith, San Marcos community initiatives administrator, at 512-393-8147 or by email at [email protected]

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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