City Council considers block grant uses

CITY of Westminster Civic Center (OC Tribune photo).

A public hearing on the use of community development block grants and federal housing funds is on the agenda for tonight’s (Wednesday) meeting of the Westminster City Council.

The city expects to have $1,194,745 in CDBG funds for 2019-20, including $197,259 in unallocated funds from 2018-19.

Proposed uses include:

  • Family Resource Center: $46,645
  • Senior Outreach Center: $48,181
  • Home Delivered Meals: $29,773
  • Project SHUE (Safety, Health, Understanding and Education)
  • Summer Youth Program: $19,095
  • Street Improvements: $300,000
  • Neighborhood code enforcement: $190,520
  • Neighborhood home rehabilitation program: $100,000
  • CDBG Program administration: $179,443.
  • Fair Housing Services: $20,000
  • Unallocated: $255,201.

The HOME (Home Investment Partnerships Program) activities proposed ($813,334) include:

  • Single family residential rehabilitation: $35,000
  • Manufactured housing (mobile home) rehabilitation: $40,000
  • 15161 Jackson St. Affordable Housing Project (navigation center for homeless) in Midway City, in partnership with Huntington Beach: $700,000.
  • HOME program administration: $38,334.

The council meets in its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd. at 7 p.m.

WSD board to meet Thursday

The Westminster School District Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, the first meeting under the return of Cyndi Paik as superintendent.

Paik, who served for four months in 2017 as head of the WSD before being fired, was re-hired recently to take over leadership of the 9,500-student K-8 district.

On the agenda will be discussion and possible action on initial proposals from three employee groups for the 2018-21 period.

The board meets at 12141 Cedarwood St. in Westminster. The public session begins at 6 p.m.

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