City of San Marcos seeks public input on projects for COVID-19 response funds

Residents will be able to comment on projects funded through the CDBG-CV grant at a June 2 City Council meeting. (Anna Herod/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents will be able to comment on projects funded through the CDBG-CV grant at a June 2 City Council meeting. (Anna Herod/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents will be able to comment on projects funded through the CDBG-CV grant at a June 2 City Council meeting. (Anna Herod/ Community Impact Newspaper)

A virtual public hearing will take place at a San Marcos City Council meeting June 2 to comment for or against programs and projects to be added to the 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan using CDBG-Coronavirus Response funds.

The city received $425,261 in CDBG-CV funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds must be used to prevent and prepare for the economic and health impacts of the pandemic.

Residents who would like to speak during the public hearing must email citizencomment@sanmarcostx.gov before noon June 2.

For-profit businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and city departments were encouraged to apply to receive CDBG-CV funding for programs and projects.

The drafted plan will be available for public comment on the city’s website from June 7-13. City Council will then vote on the proposed amendments June 16.


For more information, contact Community Initiatives Administrator Carol Griffith at 512-393-8147 or by email at cgriffith@sanmarcostx.gov.
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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