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TipSheet: Travis County Commissioners 11-18
The Travis County Commissioners Court meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. In the interest of space, we’ve decided not to post the entire agenda here. The County Clerk’s office hosts a copy at its website.
Items of interest for Commissioners Court include:
17. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON ITEMS RELATED THE PROGRAM YEAR2013 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE C OMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROVIDED BY HUD:
A. RECEIVE A SUMMARY OF THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT; AND
B. APPROVE THE DRAFT TO POST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Monitor’s Take: This is the county’s annual report to the federal government on how it spent grant funds during the year. Since 2006, Travis County has received CDBG funds from HUD on an annual basis. As a CDBG urban entitlement, Travis County must compile and publish a report detailing the use of CDBG funds and associated progress and accomplishments for every program year. HUD calls this annual report the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. The county has run in trouble 2012 by not spending HUD funds in the proscribed manner. This report will clarify if the county has remedied those problems.
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Key Players & Topics In This Article
Travis County Commissioners Court: The legislative body for Travis County. It includes representatives from the four Travis County Precincts, as well as the County Judge. The County Judge serves as the chair of the Court.