NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Patterson City Council will meet in the Council Chambers, 1 Plaza, Patterson, CA, to conduct a public hearing to consider:
1. Approval of the Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014
At this hearing, the following information shall be discussed:
(1) Comments received from interested persons and agencies during the 30-day review period relating to the Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014; (2) Projects to be undertaken during FY 2013-2014; (3) Grant awards to non-profit agencies.

INTRODUCTION: The Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 outlines the goals and policies for utilizing CDBG, ESG and HOME funds to assist low income households and persons in the areas of housing, associated infrastructure, economic development, and homeless services.
The three specific goals of the CDBG, ESG and HOME programs are: 1)Provide decent housing;2)Provide a suitable living environment; and, 3)Expand economic opportunities.

For FY 2013-2014, the Urban County will spend new funds on the following activities:
€ Facilitate the construction of public infrastructure.
€ Assist in the construction or rehabilitation of public facilities.
€ Provide program administration.
€ Assist public service agencies.
€ Provide fair housing services.
€ Provide program delivery costs.
€ Economic Development Activities
€ First Time Home Buyer Program
€ Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

PLAN PREPARATION AND PROCESS: The preparation of the Draft Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 utilized consultation and coordination among various government agencies, private groups (for- and non-profit) and individuals. Relationships with these resource providers consisted of both written contacts and face-to-face meetings, both public and informal. Most important among them were the meetings with the Stanislaus Urban County partners and the input from the membership of the Stanislaus County Housing and Support Services Collaborative.

The Draft Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 is released for a 30-day public review to solicit input from the public with formal adoption by the Board of Supervisors on April 16, 2013.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Public participation in the Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 preparation process included several public comment meetings held at various locations and times throughout the Stanislaus Urban County jurisdictions. Input is sought from citizens and local service agencies on the needs of the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County, as well as the cities of the Urban County.

CONCLUSION: The CDBG, ESG, and HOME Entitlement Programs are an opportunity to address needs and challenges that are faced by the members of the Urban County. If any member of the public has a question regarding the Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 please call Teresa Rodriguez at 209-895-8026, or come to the City of Patterson Department of Planning and Community Development at 1 Plaza, Patterson, CA between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. on Fridays.

A copy of the Draft Annual Action Plan FY 2013-2014 will be available for review between February 19, 2013 and March 19, 2013 at the Planning Departments of each member of the Urban County and online at

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at the said time and place, interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard. Interested persons may also submit written comments to Stanislaus County regarding the program to Teresa Rodriguez of the City of Patterson Department of Planning and Community Development at the above-referenced address or call (209) 895-8026.

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