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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 7

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  • Text: May 29, 1969 OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM 673 Capitol Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, Ga. 30315 404-524-8876 Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor J. C. Johnson, Director MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Dan Sweat Director of Governmental Liaison FROM: James L. Wright, Jr. gat Director of one ae Development SUBJECT : Atlanta Housing Authority and Housing Code Division Activities in the Model Neighborhood Area v, Attached hereto, is a revised copy of the policy regarding AHA and Atlanta Housing Code Division in the Model Neighborhood Area. The addendum to the original policy which was developed in February of 1969, refers to properties which have, in recent years, been brought up to City Housing Code standards. This policy is outlined in paragraph 2 under the heading Rehabilitation Policy - Model Neighborhood Area. The Atlanta Housing Authority will obtain a list of structures which have met Code Enforcement standards of the City of Atlanta Building Department -in recent years. Owners whose properties currently meet these standards will have the option of either taking advantage of possible grants or loans under the Atlanta Housing Authority rehabilitation program to meet project standards or continuing to maintain structures in compliance with the City Housing Code. As you know, it was formulated by Messrs. Lester Persells, Executive Director of Atlanta Housing Authority; C. M. Smith, Architectural Engineer; James Smith, Chief Housing Code Inspector; Malcolm Jones, Chairman of Housing Resources Committee; and myself, representing the CDA. This agreement was reached during the meeting with you in your office on May 26. The purpose is to provide the most equitable arrangement to benefit property owners in the rehabilita- tion program. cc: Mr. William Wofford Mr. Lester Persells Mr: C. M: Sm2th Mr. Malcolm Jones Mr. James Smith Mr. Johnny Johnson
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 6

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTS, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 June 3, 1969 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M, MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Mr. R. Earl Landers _* From: Dan Sweat Subject: Review of Code Enforcement Policy in Model Cities Area Attached is a copy of a memorandum from Jim Wright to me spelling out the revised policy of the Atlanta Housing Authority - and the City's Hcusing Code Division in the Model Cities area. This came about as a result of problems being called to our attention in the Adair Park Area where the city had completed a house by house rehabilitation program within the last few years. You might recall at the time we were discussing the Model Cities Program with residents of that area, they were very much concerned with housing code activity which was going on at that time. We assured them we would not place them in double jeopardy when the Model Cities Program started. There were indications that we were doing this by requiring the same property owners to bring their property in line with the new code standards of the Atlanta Housing Authority under the Model Cities Program. This revised policy was adopted after a meeting in my office with officials of the Housing Authority, the Building Department and Model Cities. DS :fy cc: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Mr. Johnny Robinson
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 52

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  • Text: Tonteabl of fy Peng POG A VKS at me prt letedek Biss pryet $ eee soo SL oh C25", fii Yr . Wo Gass : ae sd Sockecntk ies * \ Citizens of Model Cities are now rightly participating in activities which ain to do immediately what can be done immediately---while planning for the future. They are tired of being the passive subject of surveys and plans that bring no immédiate benefits-- . oe But ag they move forward by self determined practical steps---as citizens of the State of Georgia, they will expect to take advantage of all the new systems and devices that modern technology can come up with to meet their needs md requirements-- and to benefit from the State's investment in Technological Research and Education. owen” Bot, Modern technology,is now oriented to other things~-- tothe middle class "incentive" values of suburban affluent living~--and the "security" values of mak~ ing york wer, It is not yet oriented settle needs and requirements of "Model Cities"--- and has no on-going progrsin y in this area, that can now come up with spectacular advances at short inter vals---such as occur in the other areas. Mean whch thé National Hodel Cities and similar prozrans Sie, GaMever Bo vast and critical to the Nation, that technology is now obliged to beccme oriented to then-~ end ready to serve the Citizens who live there, . Atlanta's Model Cities program has the opportunity and shows the promise of leading the nation-~ and Georgia Tech wishee to do its part in this by providing the technolegically~basced education and innovative research that is needed to do this job. : ' Such new purpose and direction can ect as a great incentive to help raise our levels of acadenic achievement-~ and our students will be better citizens because of their involvement in it. One thing in particular has to be said about this--- y We should not ever imazine Georgia Tech's store of technological expertise to be like the wealth of some ‘rich family, ready ‘to make charitable gifts to poor relations. . he The shoe may well be on the other foot. Tech very much needs new challenges “that are commensurate with its resources-~ and the challenge of the 'Model Cities! program is in this sense something of a gift to Georgia Tech. Our association with Model Cities cande much more fruitful to us than similar association with Urban Renewal has been inthe past. a Model Cities' has the built-in capacity to succeed where previous programs often proved abortive. This is because of its basic principle of Citizen participation and its total integration of Social economic and physical improvement measures. What this architecture class is attempting, is a relatively small project, to % page= 2 be explored and developed at a high speed~- as these things Go coe but it is important to us at Georgia Tech, because it can prepare the way for deeper studies. Our immediate assets here are: 1) Students, members of the AIA National Student Organization; ~~ who have asked to be given this kind of task in their ‘classes-~- They ere already motivated, 8 | 2) Current climete cf pinion that sees improved educational values in this kind of project--- when properly organized, 3) People who knowthe difficulties we face in attempting inteacs and are eduinp:d and ready to give us all the help they can. The svudeats will produce reports and graphic ‘displays covering survey and = Soest ce TT analysis of the health service needs and ‘possibilities for meeting these with aa services and facilities, The study will also, of course, include projected designs ee —3 for major health service builcings, with emphasis on the vse of recently developed “techniaues Likely to be most appropiate in this sitvation, ag well es of imaginative but basically practical innovetions. ——pe ere “a The presentation products emerging fron the study will be as follows: 1) An ¢: exh} bition YRS display of of _eraphics and a wmogels. 2) F’dtstrfoutadie récord of the project in the ‘fora of a published brochure. ee 2 5 C4 Ss A series of synchronized audio tapes and slides for auditorium ‘ presentation. . ; Utilization of these products will be as follows: ' a) Fducational use for future classos, not only to communicate valuable knowledge of this area of pudlic need, but also as a stimnlus and guide for those making similar studies in other areas of need. -b) For practicing professionals in architecture, city planning, engineer- ing, wedicine and health services------ to promote and facilitate better understanding of the needs and possibilities for effective _ action, including interdisciplinary coleboration (such as mutally ete: advantageous ecdaptationof various aspect solutions, to allow for their consolidation in a unified total assembly). ~~e)-For loval leaders and citizens-- as an aid to democratic decision-mak- _ing, in an on-going process of community improvement. 7
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 49

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  • Text: - 12? = The Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and the Chairman of the National Governors’ Conference should appoint a Joint Task Force to prepare legislative and administrative proposals to meet the housing needs of all persons receiving federal welfare and housing assistance. Kee ie HR eg ek The States and Model Cities: HEW and HUD Recommendation 13: HEW-Model Cities Relations As HEW begins to re-structure its programs to provide that adequate attention is focused on urban areas and Model Cities in particular, HEW should seek to renovate existing HEW-State relations to accomplish this task rather than trying to develop its own HEW delivery system at the local level, as it is now doing in Model Cities. The Secretary of HEW should require the con- currence of the Governor for all HEW funds earmarked and spent through state agencies in Model Cities. HEW should seek to re-structure its relations with its own Regional Offices, State Agencies and the Governors with a view to insuring that State machinery is responding to the priority needs of urban areas. This method is preferred over the alternative of direct HEW-local relations as is being undertaken in the Model Cities Program. HEW already has 200 field people assigned to work directly with Model Cities. A similar deployment of personnel to the Governors' offices would produce an ability to coordinate and deliver most HEW and State services needed for the orderly development of all local communities. Direct Federal-local relations have no great record of achieve- ment, except in food production. HEW has historically used the States to deliver a good record of health, education, and social services to people regardless of where they live. We recommend a modification of the existing HEW-State system rather than direct HEW-local relations, to meet the priority needs of urban America. Recommendation 14: HUD-Model Cities Relations Congress should amend the Model Cities legislation to provide for a lesitimate and positive role for State government in the operation of the program. Specifi- cally, Section 105 of the "Model Cities and Metropoli- tan Development Act of 1966 should be amended to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Develop- ment to make matching grants to the States to provide continuing planning, coordination, programming and technical assistance services to model city agencies, In those states where the state contributes a substan- tial portion of the local non-federal financial share, the program should provide for state concurrence in the approval of the selection, program development and funding of all model cities applications. - 13- HUD should immediately provide for State review and comment on model city work programs and supplemental grants . The Model Cities Program should be re-evaluated with a view toward its extension to the entire city and making it the coordination and delivery system for all federal grants coming into the model city, plus an appropriate role for the State for the delivery of State programs. The Model Cities program has reached the point where closer Federal-State Community cooperation is essential. The program very shortly will be oper- ating in over 40 States and in some 150 cities, both large and small, with a total population of 50,000,000 people. Not only the 6,000,000 people in the model neighborhood areas stand to benefit, but also the total city by the emphasis upon local innovation and the development of more effective and responsive procedures and policies at all levels of government. This program could well become the prototype for a new federal assistance delivery system. HUD has invited Governors and other appropriate State officials to partici- pate as partners with the cities in the development of Model Cities compre- hensive program submissions, and to contribute to the review of these programs. However, federal legislation provides no clearly defined role for State govern- ment in the program, and the problems of coordination among the federal departments involved remained unsolved. The States continue to be concerned about the lack of communication between HUD, model city applicants, and the Governor's office. The States have repeatedly said that state budgets and programs cannot be suddenly changed at some indefinite future date when the model city applicant comes to the state for approval of project elements that are part of long-range state development programs. At the state level, the Governor's office should assume authority under federal legislation to coordinate the program as it operates through line agencies, to sychronize local Model Cities plans with state plans, and (either directly or through an agency for community affairs) to provide financial and technical assistance to the Model Cities. Either through administrative change or by amending the Demonstration Cities Act, supplemental federal funds should be made available to states which appropriate funds for financial or technical assistance to Model Cities. This, in turn, would provide the incentive of the "multiplier effect" to State Legislatures and would encourage large appropriations. Where possi- ble, both federal and state flexible funds should be earmarked for priority use in Model Cities, as has been done with federal urban renewal funds. 8 ai) eel Sy os
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 51

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  • Text: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY . ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30332 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Pay Fo /469. 2. A. ke Hansen Dean , Exqinéoning Cll eye Aodek Elie. 4 Yeew Lins Ppa Leow Je Hansen, a Mty student are new wrerkiig om the ad | shegen q. The Three medin Presortedtinr of Hour Modeh Cites cotidscen Ont seve, | / Te, are schedule > make Mh pre seeAaT cn at fo on fd ay Jens gh, at thi Hoe fhes wrth show striles Sgn chroniyed inh, en aacléo Sapeck Corn montang Oh he Orrhithectane Caddbarwn ° aad thei evhbet ponedks att be Te rates of preserdeton aclkh ée he fivckure , ta huh Be Wellece hes shor mech videresl , Gxuk Aas undertaken % do The Prttiberg . Lina fe Bis tle. The classwak wilt be Con platled whl fh, subtarss tar of Ihavv yped copy cad hushed uns fallow g a Periph had Hey have cliseassed whl Mu. Wellaee , Te stutterts Who ae working on tes phd have been bery concerned tat that Seg hase face doting and Larhing US basically a, accaveh tah the Jrvavil - Eookinig ecluecottnal aad Coamanly wherata, proces of Geagia Tech Gnd wilt this th mond Mey Aave asked of d world be posite fr Mom fo tichlude a shard guoJationr ef a few f Govw Own beards om hhis Seby ech. OG Me prlal cdeés Stale , J have been ot. Frick anh fv, ° Die. Sottef th Pe Prayer Office , Beco cutie, tah hn, SA. Abrscm , head q Re mod cds poy » Gul J Aave rf yet bers Ekg tnorghk ds se] wp a Fone fev bom po wisd- us : That writ be rgik fe bh Me class Seleddle tind for Plesis 7S J Sinead, / Lawrned | was Te a guest Speake a Me Sabyeck f provek cls a & reg uinsh meehay vA Ah JeA iret sfudents ard frees eK BATER pen. $5 o corte Ds taue Foyer hixk gt Seika os hore om FrrTocg nor | J tickets. tk Tran seripf f my am cponiny remartes as ww dst cles Som nar, ae ed [rey howe spetin cu of a7. atk oversthtd sone fheng s. Re shdeod Aguserer , have been moted. by Stach Doug hts , and fark. fF Us ng ht Dall seme Lop ressten ff Jem shath be tichteh tr “bevy veort : But fleg alse werg much tant few xefort po be Larl, 4 Fnch wale piv tich reat YZ es ceralle, where. if hx Ate peferrence 4 Sire 7 FOr eR Pecks lCorenf edatatinal Guns Ink aspuratias . bid for fres , Peg 79th, Jarn A Go. By / vor puch Adpe LA Gu ath tow be Ghe H povd a fe approprat: Leics Fo treok Mow heehy, and abe f Course pct GIr all fe ah % Ge dp herd prererTet iin hexth Friday . Tepes Sth core bey | _Jadhardk Wha. Prefer, Wo, class Aas Ahasever had corntzcd ai Pon odeh Codes Pig sick Fanny IM, headed Jy Jie Jen- Wright , and mor esfeackl, axilh fhe head ds Piaditel Sentéy » fackdes Pegron ) De George Siweratif , uh, Aas Spork meng curs anlh as) and ues s any Spriicr has fonctiied as a gpted asd evlnstintc Fiacka, yo Char sidenty, as wel “sg Z ty cdliy brs y Mate CAee's . J voll Sex oo fact Art aw Can b haviig Succes fp, etedccd sche — trordd lhe ~effact chmod J tofer his cap bis ang Penchiig af fi. inde graduate Bil om a een tad fal ke capt My shows & Dy. Swerd bffs mel tihvichde totibitras B a dev dS Cussias. firs A_. ,
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 32

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  • Text: inl ny % “anys Seat ee DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND ,URBAN) DEYELOPMENY », Hi 2 WASHINGTON, D. 4. 2041 232439 wi? OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY : FOR MODEL CITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN REPLY REFER To: Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. JUN 11 1969 Mayor of Atlanta : Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: In his press conference of April 28, 1969, Secretary Romney made the following statement: "The 10% population restriction on the size of the target neighborhoods will be dropped. . . . [T]his - . . does not mean that the program will be expanded city wide within each city. Its purpose will remain that of focusing resources on particularly poor and blighted neighborhoods, but local officials will be given greater latitude in drawing program boundaries that conform to local conditions.” The Secretary's comments have been given widely differing inter- pretations in newspapers and periodicals around the country. In order to avoid any confusion I would like to expand a bit on the Secretary's remarks. Cities are certainly not required to expand their model neighbor- hood boundaries. They will be permitted to do so in order to remove arbitrary geographic limitations that prevent logical and effective program development. For example, in one city a small geographic area was eliminated from the model neighborhood in order to meet the population limitation. This area is contiguous to the model neighborhood, is a blighted area, with essentially the same kind of population mix as the model neighborhood, and con- tains only a few thousand residents. Expansion to include this contiguous area would not materially affect the capacity of this city to mount a program that will have substantial impact on the neighborhood problems. This represents an artificial constraint which may be removed, if the city seeks to initiate such a change. Any addition to the model neighborhood must still meet all statutory requirements. The additiona]. area must be a blighted one. The program for the expanded area must meet all the statutory criteria, including the requirement that the program achieve a substantial impact on the neighborhood's problems. No additional supplemental funds will be available for the expanded areas. [Tor most first round cities, this means that new projects or extended projects in the new areas would depend on funds from other than Model Cities supplemental grant funds. All cities may find it difficult to assure the program impact required by the statute if the model neighborhood is greatly expanded unless substantial additional resources are available. In most situations, however, as CDA's develop their capabilities to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the program in their first target area, much benefit could be derived from expanding these activities of the CDA to those resources and programs presently going into poverty areas of the city other than the present model neighborhood. This expanding role of the CDA as the program continues would enable the cities to be in a position to better utilize additional resources in the future as they may become available, Any request for area expansion should set forth the reasons there- fore and demonstrate that the city has the capacity to administer the program in the expanded areas in accordance with the foregoing considerations. Very truly yours, ~~ “ ~~ t ipo, wein Ce “~ sa See +
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 31

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  • Text: s if fn % c oI “ ed a DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND ,URBAN| DEVELOPMENT =, Hl 2 WASHINGTON, D.£, 2041 ‘Aga 4 OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MODEL CITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN REPLY REFER To: 0, Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. JUN 11 1969 Mayor of Atlanta e Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: In his press conference of April 28, 1969, Secretary Romney made the following statement: "The 10% population restriction on the size of the _target neighborhoods will be dropped. . .. [T]his '. « « does not mean that the program will be expanded city wide within each city. Its purpose will remain that of focusing resources on particularly poor and blighted neighborhoods, but local officials will be given greater latitude in drawing program boundaries that conform to local conditions." The Secretary's comments have been given widely differing inter- pretations in newspapers and periodicals around the country. In order to avoid any confusion I would like to expand a bit on the Secretary's remarks. Cities are certainly not required to expand their model neighbor- hood boundaries. They will be permitted to do so in order to remove arbitrary geographic limitations that prevent logical and effective program development. For example, in one city a small geographic area was eliminated from the model neighborhood in order to meet the population limitation. This area is contiguous to the model neighborhood, is a blighted area, with essentially the same kind of population mix as the model neighborhood, and con- tains only a few thousand residents. Expansion to include this contiguous area would not materially affect the capacity of this city to mount a program that will have substantial impact on the neighborhood problems. This represents an artificial constraint which may be removed, if the city seeks to initiate such a change. Any addition to the model neighborhood must still meet all statutory requirements. The additional area must be a blighted one. The program for the expanded area must meet all the statutory criteria, including the requirement that the program achieve a substantial impact on the neighborhood's problems. ; No additional supplemental funds will be available for the expanded areas. For most first round cities, this means that new projects or extended projects in the new areas would depend on funds from other than Model Cities supplemental grant funds. All cities may find it difficult to assure the program impact required by the statute if the model neighborhood is greatly expanded unless substantial additional resources are available. In most situations, however, as CDA's develop their capabilities to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the program in their first target area, much benefit could be derived from expanding these activities of the CDA to those resources and programs presently going into poverty areas of the city other than the present model neighborhood. This expanding role of the CDA as the program continues would enable the cities to be in a position to better utilize additional resources in the future as they may become available. Any request for area expansion should set forth the. reasons there- fore and demonstrate that the city has the capacity to administer the program in the expanded areas in accordance with the foregoing considerations. Very truly yours, ee TO ag we See 8 See \ te eam Floyd H. Hyde
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 28

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  • Text: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT AREA CODE 404 542-2736 a either TERRELL HALL oe ATHENS, GEORGIA 30601 En June 17, 1969 Mr. John C. Johnson Director, Model Cities 673 Capitol, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30315 Dear Mr. Johnson: Based upon our meeting of May 23 and upon subsequent conversations with Mr. James L. Wright, Jr. of your staff, we wish to make the following proposal for a training program in Model Cities project planning and management. Mr. Donald T. Kelley, Assistant Professor, College of Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, will be employed by the University of Georgia to develop and implement a training program for Model Cities project agency personnel. The instruction will emphasize a network planning, critical path approach to Model Cities project manage- ment. All training will be conducted during the months of July and August, 1969. During the training period, Mr. Kelley will conduct a maximum of six two-day classroom sessions and, two one-half day follow-up sessions for each project agency represented in the classroom sessions. During the classroom meetings, participants will be introduced to the concept of network planning and its Model Cities application. Before the end of the classroom instructions, participants will begin to develop their own project networks. Follow-up sessions will be held for each project agency in order to assist project managers in the refinement of networks initiated in the classroom sessions. This approach to the training assumes that each classroom session will be attended by twelve trainees, representing four project agencies. Thus, if maximum participation is achieved, a total of seventy-two project managers representing twenty- four project agencies will receive training by August 31, 1969. This training program will be funded primarily by a grant obtained by the University of Georgia under the provisions of Title VIII of the Housing Act of 1964. The only direct costs to be paid by participating Model Cities agencies will be the costs of travel, housing and meals if the classroom sessions are held in Athens. Mr. John C. Johnson Page two June 17, 1969 If the provisions of this proposal are acceptable to you, we are asking you to take the following action: i. Obtain commitments from Model Cities project agencies to participate in the training program. Determine the desirability of participation by selected members of your staff, and consider the feasibility of devoting the first classroom session exclusively to training your staff personnel. Determine the locations for classroom sessions. Space is available at the University of Georgia's Center for Continuing Education on the following dates: July 10-11, 14-15, 16-17, 24-25, 31-August 1, 7-8. Although the Athens location offers some advantages, classroom sessions can be held in Atlanta just as easily, provided adequate classroom facilities are available. We are extremely pleased to submit this proposal. We feel that this program in make a significant contribution to the accomplishment of City of Atlanta Model Cities program objectives. I will be available to meet with you or your staff representatives at any time to provide additional infor- mation or to finalize program arrangements. Sincerely, John W. Vining, Jr. Coordinator of Governmental Training JWVIr:rbb cc; Carl Sutherla d Dan Sweat George Berry
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 37

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA oe CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director June 24, 1969 MEMORANDUM TO: Collier Gladin Rodney Cook Dan Sweat Cecil Alexander Col. Malcolm Jones Robert C,. Watkins FROM: George L. Aldridge oe SUBJECT: Status of Proposed Housing Studies Three proposals concerning the Housing Study to be conducted by the City of Atlanta were recently submitted by Eric Hill Associates. These pro- posals were sent to various agencies, including the Atlanta Regional Metro- politan Planning Commission, to encourage their opinions and to determine any possible overlapping areas between the City's proposed housing study and any other studies likely to be conducted in the area of housing. On Thursday, June 19, 1969, Margaret (Peg) Breland of ARMPC, presented the broad outline of a study that ARMPC is planning to conduct concerning housing. Larry Fonts, of the Fulton County Planning Commission, Louis Dismukes of Eric Hill Associates, and George Aldridge and Cindy McCloud of the City of Atlanta Planning Department attended this meeting. It was determined at this time that there were possible areas of over- lap between ARMPC's proposed housing study and the City's proposed housing study. The Atlanta Regional Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission has been requested by this office to provide us with a copy of the broad out- line of their proposed study. Upon receipt, the Department will study this proposal and try to resolve any areas of overlap or duplication that may have arisen. Memorandum June 24, 1969 Page 2 Copies of the ARMPC proposal will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Housing Restudy Panel of the Housing Resources Committee for their use and perusal. Any comments from this group would be welcomed. Ultimately, we hope to schedule another meeting at which time we shall discuss the ARMPC proposal and the City proposal for a housing study as revised, GLA:ds
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 26

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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 22

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  • Text: MEMOR FROM SUBJECT: June 12, 1969 OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM 673 Capitol Avenue, S.W. Atlanta, Ga. 30315 404-524-8876 Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor J. C. Johnson, Director ANDUM Alderman G. Everett Millican Mr. Walter Mitchell Mrs. Martha Weems Dr. C. Miles Smith Mr. Clarence Coleman Johnny C. Johnson, Director —” Model Cities Program Review Committee Meeting The Mayor has scheduled the next meeting of the Review Committee for Wednes Your atten day, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room No. l. dance is urgently needed in order to expedite an effec- tive review of the projects involved. VLC cc: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 68

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  • Text: x = ' 021126 EVDAA 202724 130433 MECDV310370 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFHOO0O6 1182004-UUUU~-RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFALRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA. GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR . PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BT - THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. "SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES® - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBGE. MY COMMITTEE ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMINING THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY.HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRETICAL DEFICIENCLES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG THEM: --FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NO? BEEN: SUFFICIENTLY RESPONSIVE .TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. =--IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. ‘—-FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS, ; --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND THAT HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN AFFAIRS | COUNCIL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM BE Roe er. IN THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT Seer eae 1. THE couNcrL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER~DEPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. _ SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAT, ‘* SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CIT ES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR _ THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART =\ ' MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THEY CAN EXPECT - FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE. R MODEL CITIES PLANS. PAGE TWO RUEVDFHOOOS 1182004 3. | ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGANIZA~ \TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDERAL OFEICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL-INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LOCAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. 4. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKCOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE : AGENCZES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPEC- TIVE. MODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. 5. THE 10% POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WiLL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN *. XLADMINESTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WITHIN EACH CITY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICU- LARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES THAT CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. | 6. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE. 7. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORITIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS' FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITIES LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRENG A LOCAL “COMPREHENSIVE” F PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR- HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIGHRORHOODS. ‘THIS OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERN- MENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAIN EFFORT TO SCLVE ALL. THIS ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS. PAGE THREE RUEVDFHO006 118200. WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL TRAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS--A MORE RATIONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL-STATE~LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CITIZENS... WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILdt BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THAT DIRECTION." rf NNNN 121126 EVDAA
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 71

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  • Text: x ; ' 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV310370 : RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFHOOO6G 1182004-UUUU~~RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AI'FAIRS DHUD WASH DC/SHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA. GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR .+: .“PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BT 3 THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDSA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. "SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES" - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO. COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. MY COMMITTEE ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMINING THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY.HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG THEM: --FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NOP BEDN: SUFFICLENTLY RESPONSIVE — .TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. -cIN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. ‘--FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS. --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND THAT HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN AFFAIRS | COUNCIL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM BE EN IN THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT Ree eee, 1. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER~DEPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. . SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL w SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CITES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART=\ ’ MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THEY CAN EXPECT - FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THEL R MODEL CITIES PLANS. PAGE TWO RUEVDFHOOOS 1182004 Se 5. ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGANIZA- \ TION OF THE REGIONAL PEDERAL OFEICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL-INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LOCAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKCOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE AGENCTES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPEC~ TIVE. WODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. THE 10% POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN * SLADMINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WITHIN EACH CITY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICU- LARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES THAT CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. PRIOPITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORITIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS' FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITIES LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRENG A LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR- HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. ‘THIS OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERN- MENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAIN EFFORT TO SCLVE AiLL. THIS ADMEINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS. PAGE THREE RUEVDFHOOO6 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL TRAT THER MODEL. CITIES PROGRAM CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS--A MORE RATIONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL~STATE~LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THETR CITIZENS... WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILL BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THAT DIRECTION. " NNNN 121126 EVDAA
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 69

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  • Text: x + ' 021126 EVDAA 202724 130143 MSCDV310370 . RAAULJHZ RUEVDFHOO06G 1182004-UUUU=-RUEVDAA, . FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST POR +: .
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 70

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  • Text: x ' 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV310370 : RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFHOOOG 1182004-UUUU~~RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR 1: .“PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BT ‘ THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. “SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATFMENT ON MODEL CITIES" - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO. COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. MY COMMITTEE ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMINING THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG THEM: -~-FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NO? BEEN: SUFFICIENTLY RESPONSIVE .TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. =-7IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS, ‘--FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS, --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND THAT HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN AFFAIRS ) COUNCIL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM BE REVISED IN THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT Beene 1. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER~DEPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. . SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL » - SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CITES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART=\ ’ MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THSY CAN EXPECT - FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THEL R MODEL CITIES PLANS. PAGE TWO RUEVDFHOOOS 1182004 3. 5. pb ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGANIZA~ \ TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDERAL OFFICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE INTER~DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL-LNTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LOGAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKCOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE AGENCIES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE. LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPEC— TIVE. MODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. THE 10% POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WiLL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN . S_ADMINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WITHIN EACH CITY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICU- LARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES nee CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORITIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS’ FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITIES LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRENG A LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR- HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIKGHRORHOODS. ‘THIS OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERN- MENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAEN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THIS ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS. PAGE THREE RUEVDFHOOO6 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL THAT THE MODEL CITLES PROGRAM CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS~-A MORE RATIONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL~STATE~LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CITIZENS. WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILL BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THAT DIRECTION." NNNN 121126 EVDAA
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 72

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  • Text: 3€ ii ' 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV310370 c RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFHOO00S 1182004-UUUU--RUEVDAA, FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR _+: .“PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BL. . THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. "SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES" - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO. COORDINATS A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBZEE. MY COMMITTEE ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMINING THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG THEM: --FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NO? BEEN: SUBFICIENTLY RESPONSIVE » .TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. =--IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. ‘--FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS, --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND THAT HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN AFFAIRS i COUNCIL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM BE Seoree IN THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT RESEEGTE 1. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER~DEPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. _ SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL 4° SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CIT ES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART=\ ’ MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THEY CAN EXPECT . FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THELR MODEL CITIES PLANS. PAGE TWO RUEVDFHOOOS 1182004 3. 5. , ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGANIZA- TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDERAL OFBICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL-~INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LOCAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKSOOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE ; : AGENCIES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE To ADD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND TH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPEC- TIVE. MODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. THE 10% POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN °. -S_ADMINESTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS E AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WITHIN EACH CITY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICU- LARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES THAT CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. | PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORITIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS‘ FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITIES LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRENG A LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR- HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. ‘THIS OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERN- MENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAIN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THIS ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS. PAGE THREE RUEVDFHOOO6 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS--A MORE RATIONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL~STATE~LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CITIZENS. WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WII BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THAT DIRECTION. " NNNN 121126 EVDAA ——
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 66

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  • Text: 021126’ EVDAA 202724 130143 MSCDV310370 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFHOO0O6 1182004-UUUU--RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR -. .“BUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. “SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES" - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. MY COMMITTEE ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMINING THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG THEM: --FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE NOT BEER: SUFFICIENTLY RESPONSIVE TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. -~-IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. --FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS. --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND THAT HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. THE PRESIDENT HAS APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE URBAN AFFAIRS | COUNCIL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM BE REVISED IN THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT RESPECTS: 1. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER-DEPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL : SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CITE ES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART=-\ MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THEY CAN EXPECT FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE. R MODEL CITIES PLANS. PAGE TWO RUEVDFHOOO6 1182004 3. _ ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGANIZA- 5. \TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDERAL OFFICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL-INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LO@AL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKOOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE AGENCIES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPEC- TIVE. MODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. THE 10% POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN '.. * ADMINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WITHIN EACH CITY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICU- LARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES THAT CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDITIONS. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORITIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS' FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITIES LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRENG A LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR- HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERN- MENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAEN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THIS ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICATIONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS. PAGE THREE RUEVDFHOOO6 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL THAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM CAN HELP US TO ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS--A MORE RATIONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL~STATE~LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CITIZENS. WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILL BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES, AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THAT DIRECTION." NNNN 121126 EVDAA
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 74

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  • Text: Snare so Bs f f | | AGAENT OR | iri RIED AAR FAA @ /$ fl % | | i; be AL | ww, ' H t - ; MY Py Cons | woe IN UY 2 | HIN 37 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING | Serra ti | AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT i 3 WASHINGTON D.C. 20410 HUD No. 69-0321 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (202) 755-7327 Monday, April 28, 1969 SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES The Model Cities program is an ambitious effort. It seeks to coordinate a vast array of Federal programs, to concentrate their impact on specific depressed urban neighborhoods, and to make local governments stronger and more flexible. My Committee on Model Cities of the Council for Urban Affairs has been intensively examining the program. Its study has shown that the program's goals are sound, but that there have been critical deficiencies in its administration which call for immediate correction. Among them: -- Federal agencies have not been sufficiently responsive to local proposals reflecting specific local conditions. -- In developing their proposals, local authorities have been hindered by uncertainty as to the amounts of funds that would be available from the Federal departments. -- Few effective attempts have been made to secure the involvement of State governments. -- Federal guidelines have forced cities to set "model neighborhood" boundaries that often have been arbitrary, and that have created unnecessary divisions among Model Cities residents. vo mcm ee ak ——-_-. The President has approved the recommendations of the Urban Affairs Council that the Model Cities program be revised in the following important respects: ‘Ls 2. 3. 4. The Council for Urban Affairs will assume direct responsi- bility for inter-departmental policy affecting Model Cities. Secretaries of the departments involved will have personal supervision of their departments' funding of Model Cities proposals, and will reserve program funds specifically for that purpose. This will ensure the availability of departmental funds for Model Cities, and will give local authorities a better idea of the amount and kind of funds they can expect from the various departments for their Model Cities plans. Administration of the program will be fed into the reorganization of the regional Federal offices, now underway. One effect of this will be to facili- tate inter-departmental coordination at the regional level. In the past, Yatiecisis among the Federal offices in program procedures, headquarters locations, and structures of authority, have handicapped well- intentioned Federal officials and confused local officials, thus seriously compromising the Model Cities . program at the city level. Greater efforts will be made to involve the State governments in the Model Cities program. Lack of 7. State involvement has proven a critical deficiency because anny of the Federal funds needed for Model . Cities are administered through State agencies. Our aim will not be to add another administrative layer between the cities and the Federal Government, but to make better use of the States' resources, experience and perspective. Model Cities is intended to be and will remain a local government program centered upon the Mayor's office with a continued requirement for adequate citizen involvement. The 10% population restriction on the size of the target neighborhoods will be dropped. This guideline has been administered haphazardly in the past and has hindered progress at the local level. Eliminating this guideline does not mean that the program will be expanded citywide within each city. Its purpose will remain that of focusing resources on particularly poor and blighted neighborhoods, but local officials will be given greater latitude in drawing program boundaries that conform to local conditions. Priority consideration will be given to those cities that successfully enlist the participation of private and voluntary organizations in their Model Cities plans. The increased flexibility in establishing program boundaries will make it easier for these organizations to contribute. Local governments will be asked to establish clear priorities in developing their Model Cities proposals, a — al 2 ey . ~ and to strive for "comprehensiveness" only in the programs' five-year planning cycle. Many cities have interpreted Model Cities legislation and administrative guidelines requiring a local "comprehensive" plan of attack on blight and poverty in their target neighbor- hoods as requiring proposals to immediately attack every conceivable problem within these neighborhoods. This obviously would be unworkable; what is important © is that city governments set clear priorities for attacking their problems so that they can make rapid and substantial progress toward solving their most urgent, rather than dissipating their resources in a vain effort to solve all. This Administration will completely scrutinize applications to eliminate unwise or unnecessary proposals. With these revisions, I feel that the Model Cities program can help us to achieve two important goals -- a more rational and creative Federal-State-local system, and city governments that are more flexible and responsive to the needs of their citizens. We must realize that elimination of blight and poverty in our central cities cannot be accomplished overnight. It will be a hard and often frustrating struggle, but Model Cities does offer us the means of better using our present resources, and thus taking an important step in that direction.
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 65

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  • Text: HUDNEWS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON D.C. 20410 HUD No. 69-0321 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (202) 755-7327 Monday, April 28, 1969 SECRETARY ROMNEY'S STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES The Model Cities program is an ambitious effort. It seeks to coordinate a vast array of Federal programs, to concentrate their impact on specific depressed urban neighborhoods, and to make local governments stronger and more flexible. My Committee on Model Cities of the Council for Urban Affairs has been intensively examining the program. Its study has shown that the program's goals are sound, but that there have been critical deficiencies in its administration which call for immediate correction. Among them: -—- Federal agencies have not been sufficiently responsive to local proposals reflecting specific local conditions. -- In developing their proposals, local authorities have been hindered by uncertainty as to the amounts of funds that would be available from the Federal departments. -- Few effective attempts have been made to secure the involvement of State governments. -- Federal guidelines have forced cities to set "model neighborhood" boundaries that often have been arbitrary, and that have created unnecessary divisions among Model Cities residents. The President has approved the recommendations of the Urban Affairs Council that the Model Cities program be revised in the following important respects: 1 The Council for Urban Affairs will assume direct responsi- bility for inter-departmental policy affecting Model Cities. Secretaries of the departments involved will have personal supervision of their departments' funding of Model Cities proposals, and will reserve program funds specifically for that purpose. This will ensure the availability of departmental funds for Model Cities, and will give local authorities a better idea of the amount and kind of funds they can expect from the various departments for their Model Cities plans. Administration of the program will be fed into the reorganization of the regional Federal offices, now underway. One effect of this will be to facili- tate inter-departmental Ueerdithatton at the regional level. In the past, variations among the Federal offices in program procedures, headquarters locations, and structures of authority, have handicapped well- intentioned Federal officials and confused local officials, thus seriously compromising the Model Cities program at the city level. Greater efforts will be made to involve the State governments in the Model Cities program. Lack of State involvement has proven a critical deficiency because many of the Federal funds needed for Model Cities are administered through State agencies. Our aim will not be to add another administrative layer between the cities and the Federal Government, but to make better use of the States' resources, expertencé and perspective. Model Cities is intended to be and will remain a local government program centered upon the Mayor's office with a continued requirement for adequate citizen involvement. The 10% population restriction on the size of the target neighborhoods will be dropped. This guideline has been administered haphazardly in the past and has hindered progress at the local level. Eliminating this guideline does not mean that the program will be expanded citywide within each city. Its purpose will remain that of focusing resources on particularly poor and blighted neighborhoods, but local officials will be given greater latitude in drawing program boundaries that conform to local conditions. Priority consideration will be given to those cities that successfully enlist the participation of private and voluntary organizations in their Model Cities plans. The increased flexibility in establishing program boundaries will make it easier for these organizations to contribute. Local governments will be asked to establish clear priorities in developing their Model Cities proposals, and to strive for ''comprehensiveness" only in the programs’ five-year planning cycle. Many cities have interpreted Model Cities legislation and administrative guidelines requiring a local "comprehensive" plan of attack on blight and poverty in their target neighbor- hoods as requiring proposals to immediately attack every conceivable problem within these neighborhoods. This obviously would be unworkable; what is important is that city governments set clear priorities for attacking their problems so that they can make rapid and substantial progress toward solving their most urgent, rather than dissipating their resources in a vain effort to solve all. This Administration will completely scrutinize applications to eliminate unwise or unnecessary proposals. With these revisions, I feel that the Model Cities program can help us to achieve two important goals -- a more rational and creative Federal-State-local system, and city governments that are more flexible and responsive to the needs of their citizens. We must realize that elimination of blight and poverty in our central cities cannot be accomplished overnight. It will be a hard and often frustrating struggle, but Model Cities does offer us the means of better using our present resources, and thus taking an important step in that direction.
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 58

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  • Text: 5-8-69 Model Cities Model Cities Headquarters Bids should be taken for deformed reinforcing Model steel bars for concrete foundation slabs - Cities Model Cities headquarters buildings in funds accordance with architectual plans. when Federal EMERGENCY EXPEDITE grant is approved.
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