Notice of Public Hearing to Review and Approve the County of Kern’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for FY 2012-13

On September 17, 2013, the County of Kern Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to give the residents of the County the opportunity to comment on the County’s performance from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, in carrying out the three federal programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs. This report also summarizes the results of three federal stimulus programs carried out under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, specifically the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1 and NSP3) and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The hearing will be held on:

Date:Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m., or thereafter
Location:Board of Supervisors Chamber – First Floor
County of Kern Administrative Center
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California

Subsequent to the hearing, the Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve the CAPER and authorize the Planning and Community Development (PCD) Department to submit the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All written and oral comments received by the end of the public hearing will be submitted to HUD with the approved CAPER.

The Draft CAPER will be available by August 26, 2013, for review at: the Planning and Community Development Department (address below); the County Administrative Center (General Services Division 3rd Floor, 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield); the County Regional Centers in the communities of Lamont, Taft, Lake Isabella, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Delano, and Shafter; the Beale Memorial Library (701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield); and at the following website: http://www.kerncounty.com/cd/. Comments and/or questions concerning the CAPER and/or the County’s performance during the 2011-12 program year may be directed to Lorelei H. Oviatt, AICP, Director of PCD, prior to the September 17, 2013,
Public Hearing at:

Planning and Community Development Department
2700 “M” Street, Suite 250
Bakersfield, California 93301
Phone: (661) 862-5020
TTY Relay 1 (800) 735-2929 for persons with hearing impairment
(661) 862-5052 FAX

The Board of Supervisors Chamber is accessible to persons with disabilities. Disabled individuals who need special assistance to attend or participate in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors may request assistance at the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Fifth Floor, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California or by calling (661) 868-3585. Every effort will be made to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities by making meeting material available in alternative formats. Requests for assistance should be made five (5) working days in advance of a meeting whenever possible.

This is part of the August 30, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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