Two Community Development Block Grant virtual public hearings will take place at the May 19 San Marcos City Council meeting.

The hearings help provide council and city officials with direction to move forward on major housing and public service entitlement programs offered through the CDBG program, according to the city.

The two plans are the 2020-24 consolidated plan and the 2020-24 citizen participation plan.

The consolidated plan, according to the city, is the guiding document for the city’s CDBG funds for the next five years and provides an analysis of housing needs, a summary of the city’s outreach activities, a housing market analysis and a strategic plan. The consolidated plan is implemented through the city’s annual action plan, which names specific projects or programs to be funded.

The citizen participation plan allows residents of San Marcos, public agencies and other interested parties to create, execute, and assess planning and implementation documents related to grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Due to changes in the CPP related to the new CDBG-Coronavirus grant, the city will allow the comment period to be held May 24-30, prior to a City Council vote June 2 on adoption of the CPP.

The draft consolidated plan is currently available for public comment on the city’s website.

The revised draft citizen participation plan will be available for public comment from May 24-30 on the city website.

The public hearings are being conducted virtually at Residents who wish to speak during the hearing must email [email protected] prior to noon May 19.

For more information, contact Community Initiatives Administrator Carol Griffith at 512-393-8147 or by email at [email protected].