Date of Publication: 08/06/2020
City of San Antonio
1400 South Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78204
The City of San Antonio is initiating a public comment period and will hold two public hearings for the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget, which will be the sixth-year plan under the City’s FY 2016-2020 (PY 2015-2019) Consolidated Plan. The City anticipates receiving approximately $21.7M in federal entitlements awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, HEARTH Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. The City of San Antonio is seeking input on how these funds should be utilized for the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget.
A summary of the proposed FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan Budget will be available for public review and comment through August 12, 2020 on the City’s website at www.sanantonio.gov/gma in the “Public Notices” section and at www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction. Please note, due to the current public health crisis, NHSD lobby is closed to the public until further notice, therefore only the digital document is available for review. A summary of the proposed action may be mailed upon request by contacting NHSD at (210) 207-6600 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department will hold the first virtual public hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The second public hearing will take place beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by video conference. City Council consideration for the adoption of the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget will take place on Thursday, August 13, 2020 by video conference.
Any individual, group, or agency wishing to provide input on the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget may submit comments to the City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, Division of Grants Monitoring & Administration, Attention: Grants Administrator, 1400 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78204 or email to email@example.com. All comments received by August 12, 2020 will be considered by the City of San Antonio prior to City Council adoption of the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget. Written comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
To register for the virtual public hearing on July 28, 2020, please contact the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department at (210) 207 -6600 or visit www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction for more information.
To protect the health of the public and limit the potential spread of COVID 19, the City Council will hold the August 12, 2020 public hearing via video conference. These meeting standards are based upon the various suspended provisions of the Open Meetings Act issued by the Texas Governor in response to the COVID 19 crisis. These modified standards shall remain in place until further notice or until the state disaster declaration expires or is otherwise terminated by the Texas Governor. The meeting will be available to the public at AT&T channel 99, Grande channel 20, Spectrum channel 21, digital antenna 16, www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA and www.Facebook.com/COSAGOV. The meeting will also be available by calling (210) 207-5555 (English and Spanish available).
Public Comment is your opportunity to address your City of San Antonio elected officials directly about issues that are important to you and your community. To sign-up to speak, please go to www.sanantonio.gov/agenda and click on the eComment link for instructions. Members of the public can sign up online to speak before the San Antonio City Council. Members of the public are given up to three (3) minutes to speak, and groups are given up to nine (9) minutes. At any time during the meeting, the City Council may recess into executive session by video conference to consult with the City Attorney's Office pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071. Auxiliary Aids and Services, including Deaf interpreters, must be requested forty-eight  hours prior to the meeting. For assistance, call (210) 207-7268 or 711 Texas Relay Service for the Deaf. For additional information about this meeting, please visit www.sanantonio.gov or call (210) 207-7080.
For more information about the proposed FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget, please contact the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department at (210) 207-6600 or visit www.sanantonio.gov/GMAinAction.