FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Springfield’s draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP) Amendments, Fiscal Year 2019 Draft Annual Action Plan CARES Act Amendments and Disaster/Emergency Declaration Amendments to the Citizens Participation Plan (CPP), which contain the funding recommendations for the nearly $1 million in U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, are available for public review and comment through 5 p.m. May 29.
An online survey was conducted May 1-7 to collect public input about the local economic impact of COVID-19 to help develop the City’s funding recommendations. The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development then held a public hearing on May 19 on the recommendations.
Written comments on both sets of amendments may be sent to [email protected] All written comments received by noon on May 29 will be forwarded to City Council.
City Council will hold a first reading, public hearing, and possible vote on both sets of amendments at its June 1 meeting, which will take place virtually via teleconferencing technology at 6:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville Avenue. Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the City Council meeting are required to contact the City Clerk’s office at 417-864-1443 by 5 p.m. Friday, May 29. The meeting will be live streamed at cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream and on Mediacom channels 15.1 and 80 and AT&T U-verse channel 99.
For more information, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at 417-864-1037. For media, please contact Assistant Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Melissa Haase at 417-864-1003 or 417-536-7648 or [email protected].