CITY OF MERIDIAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Regarding Meridian’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Meridian has been designated an Entitlement Community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation allows the City to receive funds annually from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City anticipates that it will receive an allocation of $349,076 on October 1, 2017.

In order to receive these funds, the City must submit to HUD an Annual Action Plan identifying the projects and goals the City will undertake to create new jobs, increase affordable and accessible housing and revitalize Meridian neighborhoods during the next Program Year. In addition, HUD requires the City to create and submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlining the Meridian’s strategic goals regarding its residents with low-to-moderate income, affordable and other housing opportunities in the City, homelessness prevention/mitigation, public and social services, and other community development areas.

ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED to attend a presentation of the 2017 Annual Action Plan and the 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan to the Meridian City Council on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M., in the Meridian City Council Chambers, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, Idaho. This meeting will provide the City Council and the public with the details, processes, and goals outlined in the two plans, but this meeting will NOT allow for any open public comment. However, ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 6:00P.M. in the Meridian City Council Chambers, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, Idaho, regarding the 2017 Annual Action Plan and the 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. At this meeting, open oral and written public comments on the two plans will be accepted. Special invitation is extended to persons with disabilities, residents of assisted housing, and Meridian business and property owners. Meridian City Hall is a handicapped accessible facility. Individuals requiring accommodation of physical, sight, or hearing impairments or language interpretation please contact the City Clerk at (208) 888-4433. All citizens may review the draft plan and provide testimony. Copies of the draft plan are available beginning June 23, 2017 at the Meridian City Hall in the Community Development Department, and on the City’s CDBG website, http://www.meridiancity.org/cdbg.  

A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BE OPEN FROM JUNE 23, 2017 THROUGH JULY 25, 2017. During this period, oral and written comments about the 2017 Annual Action Plan and 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan will be accepted. All comments should be addressed to Christopher Pope in the City Community Development Department, who may be contacted by mail: City of Meridian, Community Development Department, 33 E. Broadway Ave., Ste.102, Meridian, ID 83642; by phone: (208) 884-5533; by fax: (208) 888-6854; or by e-mail: cpope@meridiancity.org.