Date of Publication: 10/23/2020
City of San Antonio
1400 South Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78204
The City of San Antonio is initiating a public comment period on Friday, October 23, 2020 through Wednesday, October 28, 2020 and will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. via videoconference. This is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required public hearing and comment period for a Substantial Amendment to the City’s adopted FY 2021 (PY 2020) Annual Action Plan and Budget to reprogram FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in an amount not to exceed $4.875 million to the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program to assist vulnerable populations at risk of homelessness due to the impact of COVID-19.
City Council consideration for the adoption of the Substantial Amendment to the City’s FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget will take place on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chamber, Municipal Plaza Building, 105 Main Plaza, San Antonio.
A summary of the proposed action will be available for public review and comment through October 28, 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 at www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction . A summary of the proposed action may be mailed upon request by contacting NHSD at (210) 207-6600 or by e-mail to email@example.com weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Any individual, group, or agency wishing to comment on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan may submit written 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; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction. All comments received by October 28, 2020 will be reviewed and considered by the City of San Antonio prior to City Council adoption of the Substantial Amendment to the FY 2021 (PY 2020) Action Plan and Budget. Written comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
To protect the health of the public and limit the potential spread of COVID 19, the City Council will hold the October 28, 2020 public hearing via videoconference. 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. 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 more information about the proposed Substantial Amendment to the 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.