The City of Slidell invites public review and comment on the City’s 2023-2024 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant Funds) Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan.
The 2023-2024 CDBG Annual Action Plan identifies the specific projects the City will fund with CDBG funds. The City anticipates receiving $159,439 in CDBG funds for 2023. The City proposes to utilize 80 % of the received allocation for project activities in area parks with in the CDBG Target Area CT409 and 20% for Administration and Planning.
The Citizen Participation Plan provides for and encourages citizen participation in the Community Block Grant Program. Proposed amendments include but may not be limited to the following: flexibility in publishing notices of public hearings, definition of substantial amendment and addition of definitions to add clarity.
As part of the public review process, the City will hold two public hearings for public comment; Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, and Monday, May 15, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm. Both meetings will be held in the Mayor’s Community Meeting Room, First Floor, 2055 Second Street, Slidell LA 70458.
All residents, particularly low to moderate income persons, are encouraged to attend one or both public hearings. On-street and municipal lot parking is available. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully. Virtual/remote attendance is available and the attendance link will be posted at least 24 hours prior to each meeting on the City’s website, or the link can be obtained by contacting the City’s CDBG program. To request the meeting link, a particular accommodation, or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985-646-4320 during weekday business hours.
To join the meeting virtually via Zoom, click this link and input the meeting ID 826 372 0961 and passcode 0nv0LQ.
A draft of the action plan and the citizen participation plan will be available for review at the City of Slidell Planning Department from 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday and on the City’s website at www.mysllidell.com from May 10, 2023 through June 12, 2023. To comment or ask questions, email email@example.com, call 985-646-4320, or, deliver written requests to CDBG, c/o Planning Department, 250 Bouscaren St., Ste. 203, Slidell, LA 70458.