PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING
FOR AMENDING THE GENESEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN
Federal laws necessitate the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) to review and update its Public Participation Plan (PPP) in an effort to ensure that its public participation process provides full and open access to all. The GCMPC PPP has been established to comply with Federal legislation, to provide the public with complete information and to obtain vital public participation throughout GCMPC planning processes. The amendment includes adding a section titled “Emergency Amendment” on page 13 of the document, which will read as follows:
An emergency amendment to the Consolidated Plan or program year Action Plan is defined as an immediate increase in proposed funding under the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Program, or Emergency Solutions Grant Program. The amendment entails adding the allocation in the Action Plan as an available resource for the year and identifying the proposed use of all funds and how the funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the emergency. The timeliness of this funding requires the implementation of expedited procedures to draft, propose or amend the Consolidated Plan or Action Plan and amend the Citizens Participation Plan. The following process will be followed: Staff will notify HUD regarding a Substantial Amendment. Public notice regarding the Substantial Amendment will be published in local newspapers and posted on the GCMPC website. Electronic copy postings will be sent to local units of government in which the projects will be undertaken. Written comments will be received during a 5-day period. A virtual public hearing will be held during the public comment period. A copy of the amendment with public comments and responses will be submitted to HUD upon completion of the public comment period, public hearing and approval by the Allocation, Community & Economic Development, and the Genesee County Board of Commissioners.
This plan is available for public review and comment for a 5-day public comment period from May 4, 2020 through May 8, 2020.
A copy of the Genesee County Public Participation Plan (PPP) is available for public review and comment on the GCMPC website ( http://gcmpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FINAL-APPROVED-PPP-with-all-Resolutions-from-web.pdf ). If access to the online version is not available to you, please contact the GCMPC office at (810) 257-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org and appropriate arrangements will be made.
The public will also have the opportunity to comment on the Public Participation Plan at the public hearing scheduled from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on May 7,2020. The public hearing will be held in a conference call format. To participate call:
1 (312) 626-6799 and when prompted, enter Participant Code: 971 8848 9448 and password 538446 (if necessary).
The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon request. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services or persons with Limited English Proficiency should contact the Planning Commission by writing or calling the following:
Mr. Damon Fortney, Lead Planner
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, MI 48502
Telephone: (810) 257-3010 Facsimile: (810) 257-3185
e-mail: email@example.com website: www.gcmpc.org
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