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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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City seeks input on annual Action Plan
The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Office is currently developing its annual Action Plan, which outlines community needs, resources and priorities of federal funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Part of that process includes participation and input from Austin residents. The Needs Assessment Period will take place through April 24. This strategic planning document is Austin’s guide to utilizing limited resources to address the most urgent needs of the community. There will be multiple opportunities for public input, including public hearings before the Community Development Commission and the Austin City Council. The Community Development Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs Road. Council will hold its public hearing April 16 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Public comments may also be submitted by April 24 to NHCD@austintexas.gov or by postal mail addressed to: NHCD, Attn: Action Plan, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767. Click here for more information.
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