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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 6

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  • Text: CITY OF A.'l..,L~~T.A CITY HALL June 3, 1969 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 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: Subject: Dan Sweat ·~ Review of Code Enforcement Policy m 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 H o usin g C ode Division in the Model Cities area. This came about as a r es ult of problems being called to our attention in the Adair Park Area whe're the c ity had compl e ted a hous e by house rehabilitation program within the l as t f e w 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 hous ing cod e 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. The re we r e indications that we were doing this by requirin g the same prope rty owners to brin g their prope rty in line with th e new code standards of th e Atlanta Housing Authority und e r the Model Cities Program. This r e vi se d policy w as adopted afte r a m ee ting in my offi ce with officials of the H o using Authority, the Building Department and M o d e l Cities. DS:fy cc: Mayor Ivan All e n, Jr. Mr. Johnny R obinson �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 7

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  • Text: 1. -. •' . ,:; V ... , t, ... ~ ._., .,,; _, ~ :"" - ·• , .•. -,, ,.. {. 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 MEMO RA:t--.mUM TO: Mr. Dan Sweat Director of Governmental Liaison FROM: James L. Wright, Director of Physical DeveloP~ent SUBJECT: Atlanta Housing Authority and Housing Code Division Activities in the Model Neighborhood Area Jr.~~w,n... (.> ' 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 196 9, refers to properti.es which have, in recent years, been brought up to City Housing Code standards. This policy is outlin ed 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 o f 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 agr e ement 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 rehabilitation program. cc: Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. William Wofford Lester Persells C . M. Smith Malcolm Jones James Smith Johnny Johnson �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 22

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  • Text: ~~ CITYOF.ATL 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 MEMORANDUM TO Alderman G. Everett Millican Mr. Walter Mitchell Mrs. Martha Weems Dr. c. Miles Smith Mr. Clarence Coleman FROM. Johnny C. Johnson, Director Model Cities Program SUBJECT: Review Committee Meeting c::::-0 ~ The Mayor has scheduled the next meeting of the Review Committee for Wednesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Committee Room No. 1. Your attendance is urgently needed in order to e x pedite an effective review of the projects involved. VLC CC : Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 26

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  • Text: CITY OF .ATLANTA CITY HALL June 2, 1969 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrat ive Assistant MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison ,- -- - -- --------- . ·-· I Mr . . Richard Wilson School of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Dear Mr .. Wilson: - _/·-"\ / \ r \ l , I \ J- I' \_~ ~----Y The work being done by your students in the new Model Cities involvement 11 project is of great interest to those of us in government involved in the Model Cities Program. 11 For some time, it has been my feeling that our academic institutions could serve the community and their students much more effectively if academic curricula could be geared to contemporary problems and projects. The results of such work should be made available to interested governmental or community leaders so that the innovations of the youthful mind of the college student can be shared by those responsible for building progran~s for the good of the total .... com...'Tiuni...y. I wish for your students success in their undertaking and I hope it is just the beginning of many other proje_cts in which the City can share. S ·ncerely yours, · )1;-.. ;1/)/~~:~u rV ari Sweat II DS :fy -- -----.. I l 1~ �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 28

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  • Text: THE UNIVERSiTY OF GEORGIA INS T I TUT E OF T ERRE LL 0 HA LL G OVE RNMEN T ATHE NS , GEORG I A 3060 1 AREA CODE 4 0 4 5 42 - 2 7 36 Jun e 17, 1969 Mr . J ohn C. Johnson Director, Model Citi es 673 Capi t ol , S . W. Atl ant a , Georg i a 30315 Dear Mr . Johnson: Base d u pon our me eting of May 23 and upon subsequent conversations with Mr . J ames L . Wri ght, Jr. of y our st aff, we wish to make the fo llow ing propos al for a training p rogram in Mode l Cities projec t p lannin g and management. Mr . Donald T. Kelley , Assistant Profes sor , College of I ndustrial Management, Geo rgia Institute of Technology , will be emp l oyed b y t he University of Georgia to develop and implement a training p rogram for Model Cities projec t agency personnel . The instruction wi l l emphasize a. network planning , crit ic al p a th approach to Mode l Cities pro j ec t manage ncn t . All training wi ll be conducted during the months of J uly and ugust, 1969 . . uring the training period, Mr . Kel l ey will conduct a maximum of six wo -day classroom sessions and . two one-half clay follow-up sessions for each proj ec t agency represe nt ed in the cl assroom s ess ions. During the cl assroom meetings, part i cipants wil l b e introduced to the concept of network planning and its Model Cities application . Before the end of the classroom instructions, p articipants will begin to develop th eir own project n etworks . Follow-up sessio~s will b e h eld for each project agency in order to assist project managers in the refinement of n etworks initi ated in t he cl assroom sessions . Thi s approach to the training assume_s that each classroom session wi ll b e attended b y twelve trainees, representing four project agencies . Thu s, i f maximum p articipation is achi~ved, a total of seventy-two pro j ect ma n agers representing twenty four project agencies wi ll receive tra i ning b y August 31, 1969. This training program wi ll be funded primarily by a gran t obtaine d by the Universit y of ·ceorgia under the provisions of Title VIII of th e Housing Act of 1964. The only direct costs to be paid b y participating Mode l Cities agencies will be the costs of travel, housing and meals if the classroom sessions are held i n Athens . �Mr . J ohn C. J ohnson Page two J une 17 , 1969 I f th e provisions of this proposal are a cc e ptabl e to y ou, we are asking you to t ake th e following ac tio n : 1. Obtain comm itme nt s from Hode l Cities proj ect agencies to particip a t e in th e train in g program . 2. Determine the de sir a b i lit y of part icipa ti on by s e l ected membe r s of your staff, and consid e r the feasibility of devoting the fi rst cl a ssroom s ess ion exclu sive l y t o training you r staff per sonne l. 3. Determine the loc a t ions for classroom sessions . Sp ace i s .available a t t he University of Geo r gia ' s Ce nt er for Continui ng Ed uca tion on the fol l ow ing dates : Jul y 10 - 11, 14 - 15, 16 -17, 24 - 25 , 31 -August 1, 7- 8 . Alth ough th e Ath ens l ocat ion of fers some advantages, cl assroom session s can b e h e ld in At l a nt a just as easily, prov id e d adequate classroom fac i l ities a r e available . We are ex tr eme l y please d to submit this proposal . We f ee l th at this program .n ma ke a significant contribution t o the ac c omplishment of City of Atla nt a Model Cit ies program objec t ives. I wil l be availa bl e to meet with y ou or yo ur staff representativ e s a t any t ime to pr ovide add it io na l information or to finalize program arrangements . Sinc ere ly, J ohn W. Vining , Jr . Coordinator of Government a .l Training .JWVJr: rbb cc: Carl Sutherl3/ld Da n Swea t George Be r ry v �
  • Tags: Box 15, Box 15 Folder 3, Folder topic: Model Cities | 1968-1969
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 31

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  • Text: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING A~/t~B WASHINGTON, D. . 041 OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MODEL CITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS Ho1;.orable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303 IN REPLY REFER TO : JUN 11 1969 Dear Hayer Allen: In his press conference of April 28, 1969, _~ecretary 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. 11 11 •l The Secretary's comments have been given widely differing interpretations 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 neighborhood boundaries. They will be permitted to do so in order to remove arbitrary geographic limitations that prevent logi cal and effective program development. For example, in one city a small geographic area was eliminated from the model neighb orhood 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 nei ghborhood, and contains 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 wil l 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. �2 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 neigliliorhood 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 expandihg 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 therefore 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, ,.-· ·-< , , , .. ~ _,,, -·.,J...n ,. ~'-1 . ~ _.,,.-. --<.....~ • Floyd H. Hyde t._... ' . .,,.,--~ ;. ·,. ..... ~---~ \ .. ··- �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 32

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  • Text: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URB WASHINGTON,~ 4 1 OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MODEL CITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303 IN REPLY REFER TO: JUN 11 1969 Dear l1ayor 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 . • . dbes 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 interpretations 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 neighborhood 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 contains 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 . �2 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 · o.ther than Hodel Cities supplemental grant fund s . 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 resource s 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 availa bl e. Any request for area expa nsion should set forth the reasons ther e fore and demonstrate that the city has the capa city to administer the program in the expanded area s in accordance with the for egoi ng considerations. Very truly yours, • _.,.· . _ __......... Floyd H. Hyde ~ \ '" 'r -~ ..........-c:- �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 37

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  • Text: C T OF.P.:. LANT CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN, Dir ector June 24, 1969 MEMORANDUM TO: Collier Gladin Rodney Cook Dan ~weat Cecil Alexander Col. Malcolm Jones Robert C. Watkins FROM: George L. SUBJECT: Status of Propo~ Studies Three proposals concerning the Housing Study to be conducted by the City of Atlanta were recently submitted by Eric Hill Associates. These proposals were sent to various agencies, including the Atlanta Regional Metropolitan 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 overlap 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 outline 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 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 administr a tive proposals to meet the housing needs of all persons receiving federa l welfare and housing assistance. * * The States and Mode l Cities: Recommendation 13: HEW and HUD HEW-Mo del Cities Relations As HEW beg ins to re-structure its programs to provide that adequate attention is focu sed on urban areas and_ Model Cities in particular , HEW should seek to renovate existing HEW-State rel a tions to accomplish this task rather than trying to develop its own HEW delivery system at the loca l level, as it is now doing in Model Cities. The Se cre t ary of HEW should require the concurrence of the Governor for all HEW funds earmarked and spent throu gh state a gencies 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 prior ity n eeds o f u rban a reas. 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 Hodel Cities . A simila r deployment of personnel to the Governors' offices would produce an ability to coordinate and deliver most HEW and Stat e services ne eded for th e orderly deve lopment of all local communities. Direct Federal-local r e lations have no great record of achiev eme nt, except in food pr oduction. HEW h as historica lly used the States to deliver a good record of health, education, and social services to people regardless of where th ey live. We recommend a modification of the existing HEW-Stat e system rather than direct HEW-local relations , to meet the priority needs of urban America. * * * * Recommendation 14: HUD-Mod el Cities Relations Congress should amend the Model Cities legis l ation to provide for a l egitimate and positive role f o r Sta te gove rnme nt in th e operation of the pro gram. Specifically, Section 105 of the "Model Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 should be amended to authori ze the Se cre tary of Housing and Urban Development to make matching grants to th e States to provide continuing planning , coordination, programming and technical assistanc e services to model city agencies. In those states where the state contributes a substantial portion of th e l ocal non-federal financial share, the program s h ould provide for state concurrence in the approval of the selection, program development and fundin g of all mod e l cities applications. �- 13 - HUD should immediately provide for State review and comment on model city work programs and supplemental grants. The Model Cities Pro gram 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 pro grams. The Model Cities program has reached the point where closer Federal-State Community cooperation is essential. The program very shortly will be operating 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 effect-ive 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 participate as partners with the cities in the development of Model Cities comprehensive program submissions, and to contribute to the review of these programs. However, federal legislation provides no clearly defined role for State government 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, supplementa l 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 possible, both federal and state flexible funds should be earmarked for priority use in Model Cities, as has been done with federal urban renewal funds. * * �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 51

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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 52

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  • Text: 'I ' J!!:::;/c.jli. 1 i.1. ,; I ~I ~... v.½ ~ :,,. / ) ' m-,1 C!J~ ..;J ,u,.-.ri:'r J c,i,,,, j ~f Mvle.L tl,_,;,, f--,;e--.1-- . • /j/Jil/vi-. . \\ Citizens of Hodel Cities m·e now rightly p2l'ticipatini in activities ·nhich aim to do j_r:m1edintely what ~ be done ir.1medintely--~-uhile planning fo1' the future. They are tired of b8in 6 the passive subject of surveys and pl~ns th at bring no . immediate benefits-But as they move fo r·wa::cd by self determine d pract ical steps--~as citizens of the State of Georgia, tlv:::y rrill expec'c, to t ake advantage of c111 the new syste;;JS e.nd devices th at moder n technology can cor.ie up uith to meet their needci .nd requirements-and to benefit fro:-11 tha State's investment in Technological Research and Education. Jill hm-1~ ~ lrrio~ern technology"iD no1;1 oriented to oth8:r~ tbin;f~--"to fue middle class .~. "incentive" values of suburb.sn affluent living---a.'1d the "sccurity11 veh,es of making yP,.~ ..c Her. It is r,ot yet oric!ltec1 :.o the needs ~nd requirements of 11 l1odcl Cities"--- nnd has no on-going progr:im , in this urea, that cnn now come up with spectacular advances at shor t inl.erval s---such as occur in the other area s. . . • M(l,uil(1ngs, with emph a.d!: on th~ "t;Se of ~ec-2!2_,t~ de~e-JQ.1?_0~ -- - --- - - - 1,e-chn1.ques.. likely to -15e- -r-:."o st appropiate ·in -this ·situation, a8 well as of i ruaginative • ~ I but basically practical ir:novc!tionE: . . ~ The presentation prcducts eiilerr,ing froJ1 th•3 study will ba as .follows : brochl,_re. S8 rics of synchronized audio ta p'3 Ll;Jld sli1.bs for audi tcrium · presentation. -=-=-=,==,, 3) A .. Utilizat,io~ of these products will be c1s follows : a ) Fdi.:cational U 3 e -f,_q.r_fut ur<:..-S.l~ ~~s, not only to c c;!lmunic~te valuable knm-1lcdge of this area of public ne ed, but also as a stimnlus and guide for those Trlaking sirnila:!" studies in .other .,. . . areas of n eed • · b) For pr3,,9J,.i,.9J. Jl~...E:.£!!,~_fil...g9._.~s in architecture, city_planning, er.gineering, TGedicina and heal t h services------ to promote and facilitate better understanding of the needs and possibilities for effective acticn, including inte1·discipl:i.nary colaboration ( such as mutally ··· --a dvantcigeous •.:
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 58

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  • Text: 5-8-69 Model Cities M odel 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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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 65

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  • Text: ws .S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING A D URBAN DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON D . C . 20410 HUD No. 69-0321 Phone: (202) 755-7327 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 Ccmmittee 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. �2 The President has approved the r ecommendations 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 super vision 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 department s for their Model Cities plans. 3. Administration of t he program will be fed into the reo r ganization of the regional Federal offices, now und erway. One effect of this will be to facili- tate inter -departmental coordination at the regional level. In the past, variations among the Federal of fices in program procedures, headquarters locations, and structures of authority, have hand_icapped wellintentioned Feder al officials and confused local officials, thus ser iou s ly compromising the Model Cities program at the city level. 4. Greater efforts will be made t o involve the State governments in the Model Cities pr ogram. Lack of �3 State involvement has proven a critica l deficiency because many of the Federa l 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. 5. 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 tha t the pr ogram will be expanded citywide within each city . Its pur pose will remain that of focusing resour ces on particularly poo r and blighted neighbor hoods, but loca l officials will be given gr eater latitude in drawing program boundar ie s that conform to local conditions . 6. Priority cons idera tion will be given to those cities that suc c ess f ully enlist t he participation of pr ivate and vol untar y organizations in their Model Cit i es pl ans . The increased flexibility in establishing program boundarie s wil l make it eas ier for these organizations to contribute. 7. Local governments will be asked to estab l ish clear priorities in developing t heir Model Cities proposals, �4 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 neighborhoods as requiring proposals to immediately attack every conceivable problem within these neighborhoods. This obviously would be unworkable; what is important is that citr 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 t he 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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  • Text: ,I .. I I I I J 021126 EVDAA X 202724 13013 MSCDV316370 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFH0006 1182004-tJt.JUY.--RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DRUD 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. . II SECRETARY ROMNEY I s STATEMENT ON MODEL CITIES i, 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 FLEXIB.r.E. MY COMMITTEE . ON MODEL CITIE~ OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAMllNING · 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: AGEN€:IEJL HAVE N©'I'. BED : Str1,FICIENTLY RESPONSIVE · . TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. --FGERAl, DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORI'l'IES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO TiiE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. =.::IN --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 ~T 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: ·l. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER-DftARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2 • . SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSON.At . SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS' FUNDING OF MODEL CI'JI ES PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART- 1 MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES A BETTER IDEA OF THE .AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THft CAN EXPECT FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THFI R MODEL CITIES PLANS. �PAGE TWO RUEVDFH0006 1182004 3. , ADMINISTRAT!DON 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 ~T THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE ~EDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, ~ STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HANDICAPPED WELL~INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS MTD CONFUSED LO<:!AL 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. 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 IAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE 9 . 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 CITI.ZEN INVOLVEMENT. 5. THE 10%.' POPULATION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELI NE HAS BEEN . .. . . ~:J.U>MINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LO.GAL 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. 6. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVA~E AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CIDNTRIBUTE. 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 REQUIRffiG A. LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBORHOOD A S REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO I MMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- -OEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHIN THESE NEIGffBOimOODS~ ffl:tS O:BVIOUSLl' WOULD BE UNWORKABLE: 'WHAT IS I MPORTANT IS THAT CITY GOVERNMENTS SET CLEAR PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID AND SUBSTAf..lTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VA:EN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL o THI S ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICA'I'IONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS o f �PAGE THREE RUEVDFH0006 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-~AL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENT.$ THAT ARE MORE FEEXIBLE 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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  • Text: • lf 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV316370 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDF'H0006 1182004-UUCTU:-- RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHE'A/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATLANTA-GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST · · . -~·PUBLIC AFFAIRS & A._AA' S FOR MODEL CITIES BT FOR THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4 :00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTl\..N'I1 SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OP THIS STATEi"\IBN'l' vr.tTHIN '!1IIB NEXT FEW DAYS. · "SECRE'1'A..~Y .ROMNI!."'Y'S STATEY.LENT ON MODEL CITIESi' · THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS Af~ AflBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO . COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAl"\1S , TO CONCENTRATI.' THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO i~~E LOCllJ. GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. MY COMMITTEE . ON MODEL CITIE!, OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXAM]NING THE PROGRAM . ITS STUDY. HAS SHOWN 'l HAT THE PROGRAM' S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORREC'l,ION. AMONG THEM : 1 -.:.F~OERAL AGEN€IRS _HAVE !110T BEEN :.SUF,FICIENTLY 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 DEPARTMEN'l'S . ·--FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE i ' tlE 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: ·l . THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER-DRPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. , SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL , ·· -. SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS I FUNDING OF MODEL CITr 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 TH.EC R MODEL CITIES PLANS. �PAGE TWO RUEVDFH0006 1182004 3. , ADMINISTRA'I'[ON OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE E'ED I1>.7TO THE REORGANIZA""." \ TION OF THE REGIONA.L FEDEP~JH., OFF.I CBS, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILITATE IN'l1 ER-DEPART!vIBNTAL COORDINATION AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAS.T, VARIATIONS AMO:NG THE I FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRll..M PROCEDURES, HEADQUAJ~TERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HAVE HA.i.~DICAPPED WELL.=.INTENTIONED FEDERAL OF'FICIALS AND CONFUSED L0<2AL OFFICIP-J.iS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. -1. GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNfv!EUT S IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKCOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE M.l\NY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE .. AGENC!EG OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD .Al-:rOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE" LAYER. BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO PAT
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  • Text: X 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV310370 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFH0006 1182004-trlJUU--RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADM.IN 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 IMPLICA'I IONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN rr1HE NEXT FEW DAYS. -- 1 • II SECRETARY ROMNEY I s STATEYJ.ENT ON MODEL CITIES II - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITI OUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS _TO . COORDINAT·.B A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS , TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECI FIC DEPRESSED URBAlq NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. MY COMMITTEE . ON MODEL CI TIE$ OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN IN'I'ENSIVELY EXAM:tNING THE PROGRAM. . ITS S'!'UDY . HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICI ENCIES IN ITS ADMINISTRATION WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AlvlONG _THEM: AGEMCIE.9 . HAVE N0'F. BEEN ,_.StrF,FICIENTLY RESPONSIVE · . TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. -..:.FmOERiU, =~IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPO SALS , LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN HINDERED BY UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS . l' J EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS. ·-~FEW l I I I --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND T~T HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG MODEL CITIES RESIDENTS. i 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-DSPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES . 2. , SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL ·, SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS ' FUNDING OF MODEL CITC ES . PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART-I 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 THEt R MODEL CITIES PLANS . �1 · I ' PAGE TWO RUEVDFH0006 1182004 3 . -, ADlfJ.INI STRAT:OON OF THE PROGRAM. vvILL BE FED IN"F.O THE REORGANIZA""."' -\ TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDEP~L OFF.ICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE Ec'FECT ,OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILI'I1l1.TE IN'I'ER- DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION AT TffE REGIONAL LBVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG rrlE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, HP..VE HZ-\NDICAPPED WELL~INTENTIONED FEDERAL OJJ'FICIALS AND CONF USED LOGAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROM..1SING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. I I ~. GREATER EFFORTS 'WILL BE Ml>J)E TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMEN'l.1S IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM. LACKOOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE ~.AN"'Y OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CITIES l~RE AD.MINISTERED THROUGH STATE __ AGENCI ES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE '!:J F..DD ANOTHER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MA..l(E BETTER USE OF THE S':PATES 'RB SOURCES , K-CPERIENCE AND PE..~ SPEC.::_ TIVE~ MODEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CENTERED UPON THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WITH A - CONTINUED REQUIREMEN'l1 FOR ADEQUl-\TE CI'.J:lI-ZE'N INVOLVEMENT. 5. THE 10%' POPULA'I'IOliT RES~iRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN >..:,, ~1.ADMIN'.i STERED HAPH..1\ZARDLY IN •rHE 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 RE~JAIN THAT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICULARLY POOR Af..1]) BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES THAT _ CONFORM TO LOC...\L CONDITIONS. ) 6. PRIORI TY 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 CIDNTRIBUTE. 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 LEGISLA'rION AND ADMINI STRA.TIVE GUIDELINES REQUIRDTG A- LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE 11 PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT A.i."'ID POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBOR~ HOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO IMMEDIATELY ATTACK EVERY CONCEIVABLE PROBLEM WITHI!!-1 THESE NEf.GfiBo:a._-qooDS. ·ffii:S OBVIOUSLY. WOULD BE UNWORKABLE : WHA'.r IS IMPORTAN1 IS THAT CITY GOVERNMENTS SET CLEP-.R PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPID li.ND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSIPATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAIN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THIS ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTitrlZE APPLICA'I'I ONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY f 1 PROPOS ALSo �PAGE 11-IREE RUEVDFH00 06 118200 WITH THESE REVISION S, I FEEL TEAT THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM C~~ HELP US ·rro ACHIEVE TWO IMPORT1--L"f\J"T GOALS- -A MORE RATI ONAL AND CREATIVE FEDERAL-S'I'ATE-LOCAL SYSTE:ivl, AND C ITY GOVERNlfillNTS THAT ARE MORE F DEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE T O THE NEEDS OF THEIR CI'I1IZENS. . WE .MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATI ON OF BLIGH'l' AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES Cl-\.NNO'I' BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILL BE A HA.RD AND Olc"'TEN FRUS'I'RATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITI ES DOES OFFER US THE ME.ANS OF BET'I'ER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES t- AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTAN'l' STEP IN 'I'.HAT DIREC'J.1I ON. " . NNNN 1211 26 EVDAA , i \ I \ \ \ \ �
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  • Text: ~ 021126 EVDAA · 202724 13013 MSCDV:316370 RMUIJHZ RUEVDFH0006 1182004-UUUU- - RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PU".!3LIC AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DRUD ATLANTA GA ATTN: SPECIAL ASST FOR · : .:..:·.PUBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA' S FOR MODEL CITIES BT T"tlE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROMNEY TO NEWS MEDIA AT 4:00 PM APRI L 28. ASSI STANT SECRETARY RYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGI ONAL }IDMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF T HI S STATEME~"T w-:CTHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. • 11 SECRETARY ROMNEY ' S ST.A'.i:F.MENT ON MODEL CITIES i, . - THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS ~.N AMBIT IOUS EFFORT . IT SEEKS TO . COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCEi~RATE THEIR I MPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBhl~ NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO MAIi-n:L'ER- DEPARTI'f.LENTAL COORDINATI ON AT THE REG I ONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARI ATIONS AMONG THE I FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURE S, HFADQUARTERS LOCATI ONS, STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, rV~VE HA.t.'IDICAPPED WELL~INTENT I ONED FEDERAL OF'FI CIALS AND CONFUSED LOGAL OFFIC I ALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROM..t SING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. A1ifD ~. GRENL'ER EFFORTS WILL BE .MADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENT S IN THE MODEL CI'l'IES PROGRAM . LACKOOF STATE INVOL,lEM&!-rr HAS PROVEN A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CIT I ES ARE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE .. AGENCIES. OUR AIM· WILL NOT BE TO ADD Ai~OTHER ADr-1INISTRiJ..'T.iVr~ LAYER BETWEEN 11HE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES'RESOURCES, EXPERI ENCE 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%' POPULA'f!ON' RES'r RICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELI NE HAS BEEN ~:;,"~1.ADMINI STERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE . LO.CAL LEVEL. ELIMINATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PROGRAM WI LL BE EXPANDED CITYWIDE WI THIN EACH CI'rY. ITS PURPOSE WILL REMAIN TF..AT OF FOCUSING RESOURCES ON PARTICULARLY POOR AND BLIGHTED NEIGHBORHOODS, BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS WILL BE GIVEN GREATER LATITUDE IN DRAWING PROGRAM BOUNDARI E S THAT . CONFORM TO LOCAL CONDI TIONS. 1 I 6. PRIORI TY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES '!'=!AT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRI VA~E AND VOLUNTARY ORGANI ZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CIDNTRIBUTE. 7. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE ASKED TO ESTABLISH CLEAR PRIORI TIES IN DEVELOPING THEIR MODEL CITIES PROPOSALS, AND TO STRIVE FOR "COMPREHENSIVENESS" ONLY IN THE PROGRAMS' FIVE-YEAR PLANNING CYCLE. MANY CITIES HAVE INTERPRETED MODEL CITI ES LEGI SLATION AND ADMINI STRATIVE GUIDELINES REQUI RING A. LOCAL "COMPREHENSI VE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLI GHT AL~ POVERTY I N THEIR TARGET NEI GHBORHOOD AS REQUIRI NG PROPO SALS TO I MMEDIATELY ATTACK EVb"'RY CON- · - ~ CEIVAB LE PROBLEM WITHI!!-1 'l'HESE NEIGHBORHOODS. ffi!S OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE : 1ilHAT I S I MPORTAN1l1 I S THAT CI TY GOVERNMENrS SET CLEli-4~ PRIORITIES FOR ATTACKING THEIR PROBLEMS SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPI D l illD SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DISSI PATING THEIR RE SOURCES I N A VAIN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THIS ADMINS'rRATI ON WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICA'I'IONS TO ELIMINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY PROPOSALS . �PAGE THREE RUEVDF"cl0006 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS, I FEEL THA'I' THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM CAN HELP US ·To ACHIEVE TWO IMPORT.ANT GOALS--A MORE RATION2\L AND CREATIVE FEDERAL-STATE-LOCAL SYSTEM, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF 'rHEIR CI'I1IZENS . . WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATI ON OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES CANNO'r BEACCO.MPLISHEDOVERNIGHT. r.t1 WILL BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTRATING STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL QITIES DOES OFFER US THE MEANS OF BE'l'TER USING OUR PRESEN'r RESOURCES~ AND THUS TAKING AN IMPORTAN'I' STEP IN' 'l1 IIA'11 DIRECTION. " . NNNN 121126 EVDAA i '\ \ \ �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 71

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  • Text: .l X 021126 EVDAA 202724 13013 MSCDV31G3.70 RAAUIJHZ RUEVDFH0006 1182004~UUUU.--RUEVDAA. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLI C AFFAIRS DHUD WASH DC/HHFA/ TO RUEVDDAA/1/ REGL ADMIN DHUD ATL.l\NTA-GA A~TN: SPECIAL ASST FOR · · _.-·J?.TJBLIC AFFAIRS & ARA'S FOR MODEL CITIES BT THE FOLLOWING STATEJ.'iENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETIL~Y ROMNEY TO NEWS .trJ.EDIA AT 4:00 PM APRIL 28. ASSISTANT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGI ONAL _ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THI S STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. · "SECRETARY .ROMNEY'S STP..TEM.ENT ON MODEL CITIESi' · THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AMBITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS TO . COORDINATE A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCE.i.~RATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO l~~.$B LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND MORE FLEXIBLE. l/fY COMMITTEE . ON MODEL CITIE$ OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN Jl.FFAIRS HAS BEEN IN'l1 ENSIVELY EXA..tvn;NING 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 CORRECTI ON. AMONG THEM : -.:.F:JilDERAL AGE?~€IE.S. HAVE N0T 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 TUE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS . ·--FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPrS HAVE BEEN MADE 1I'O SECURE ~.rtlE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS. --FEDERAL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND T~T 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-DSPARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2 • . SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAL -" ·· , ·· , SUPERVISION OF THEIR DEPARTMfill"'TS' FUNDING OF MODEL CI'lY ES . PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART-I 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 VARI.OUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THEI R MODEL CITIES PLANS. �PAGE TWO RUEVDFH0006 1182004 3. ADMINISTRA'l 'lDON OF THE PROGRAM 'WILL BE FED I11TO THE REORGMU ZA--:- '\TION OF THE REGIONAL FEDEP0,L OFFI CES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE EFFECT \OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILI 'I'ATE I NTER-DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION ~T THE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRAM PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, AND STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, H~.VE HAl~DICAPPED WELL~INTENTIONED FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND CONFUSED LOGAL OFFICIALS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM AT THE CITY LEVEL. I GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE MZ\DE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENT S IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGP..AM . LACKOOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEN A CRI'I'ICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CI'I' I ES A.'l:'?.E ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE .. AGENCIES. OUR AIM WILL NOT BE 'I 0 ADD Ai'10 THER ADM.I.NI STRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNI".i.ENT, BUT TO l'I.AKE .BETTER USE OF THE STATES 1 RESOURCES, EXPERI ENCE AND PERS PEC,:: 'I'IVJJ: • . tmDEL CITIES IS INTENDED TO BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMEl\f'i' PROGRAM CEN'l.'ERED UPON THE .MAYOR I S OFFICE WI'l'H A . CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CI TI.ZEN INVOLVEMENT. 1 5. THE 10%: POPULA'I1ION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN ~-_;, "\:.ADMINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN rrHE 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. \ 6. PRI0PITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVA'EE AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS TO CIDNTRIBUTE. 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 REQUI RrNG A- LOCAL "COMPREHENSIVE" PLAN OF ATTACK ON BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN THEIR TARGET NEIGHBORHOOD AS REQUIRING PROPOSALS TO I M!.JJ.EDI ATELY ATTACK EVERY CON- -CEIVABLE PROBLEM WITi-II!!-i THESE NEI GHBORI-IOODS . 'I1I:i:S OBVI OUSLY WOULD BE UNWORKABLE : WHAT IS IMPORTAN11 IS THAT CI TY GOVERNMENrS SET CLEll..R PRI ORI TIES FOR ATTACKI NG THEIR PROBLEMS SO-THAT THEY CAN MAKE RAPI D AND SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS TOWARD SOLVING THEIR MOST URGENT RATHER THAN DI SSI PATING THEIR RESOURCES IN A VAIN EFFORT TO SOLVE ALL. THI S ADMINSTRATION WILL COMPLETELY SCRUTINIZE APPLICA'I1I ONS TO ELI MINATE UNWISE OR UNNECESSARY f PROPOSALS o �PAGE THREE RUEVDFH0006 118200 WITH THESE REVISIONS , I FEEL THAT THE MODEL · CITIE S PROGRAM CAN HELP US ·To ACHIEVE TWO IMPORTANT GOALS--A MORE RZ~TIONAL AND CREA.TIVE FEDERAL-STATE-·LOCAL SYS'l'Ei."1, AND CITY GOVERNMENT S THA'r ARE MORE FDEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR CITIZENS • . WE MUST REALIZE THAT ELIMINATION OF BLIGHT AND POVERTY IN OUR CENTRAL CITIES Cl1..NNO'I! BE ACCOMPLISHED OVERNIGHT. IT WILL BE A HARD AND OFTEN FRUSTfil\.TI NG STRUGGLE, BUT MODEL CITIES DOES OFFER US THE lli.EJ.\..NS OF BETTER USING OUR PRESENT RESOURCES,, Al\1'1) THUS TAKING AN IMPORTAN'I' STEP IN 'fi-IAT DIRECTION. 11 NNNN 121126 E\"'DAA 1 J ! l i I \ \ \ -~- ------- . ------- - -· �
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 72

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  • Text: ~ 021126 EVDA./\ 202724 13013 MSCDV316370 RAAU!JUZ RUEVDE'H0006 1182004-UUUU- -RUEVDJ\..A. FM GEORGE CREEL DIR OF PUBLIC AF'FAIRS DRUD 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 S'1.1ATIDI..ENT WAS ISSUED BY SECRETARY ROl'-1:tifEY TO Nt..WS MEDIA AT 4 :00 PM APRIL 28. ASSIS'fi\NT SECRETARY HYDE WILL BE TELEPHONING EACH OF THE REGIONAL J\DMINISTR..~TORS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS STATEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. · "SECRETARY ROMNEY I S STATEYJ.El\fT ON MODEL CITIES i, CITIES PROGRAM IS AN AM.BITIOUS EFFORT. IT SEEKS _TO . COORDINATF. A VAST ARRAY OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, TO CONCENTRATE THEIR IMPACT ON SPECIFIC DEPRESSED URBAN DTEIGHBORHOODS, 1'..ND TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS STRONGER AND l• ORE FLEXIB.lf:,E. l-'I':l COMMITTEE . ON MODEL CITIES OF THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS HAS BEEN INTENSIVELY EXA.MJ;NING · THE PROGRAM. ITS STUDY.HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROGRAM'S GOALS ARE SOUND, BUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES IN l:TS ADMINXSTRAT!ON WHICH CALL FOR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION. AMONG _THEM: . - THE MOD:(:;t, _ ..;.FE_OERAL AGEMCIE.S . HAVE N0T.-.BEEN, StmFICIENTLY RESPONSIVE . TO LOCAL PROPOSALS REFLECTING SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS. ==IN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN THAT HINDERED BY UNCER_TAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS OF FUNDS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS. ·-~FEW EFFECTIVE ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SECURE THE INVOLVEMENT OF STATE GOVERNMENTS. --FEDER.AL GUIDELINES HAVE FORCED CITIES TO SET "MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD" BOUNDARIES THAT OFTEN HAVE BEEN ARBITRARY, AND T~T HAVE CREATED UNNECESSARY DIVISIONS AMONG 1"DDEL 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: ·l. THE COUNCIL FOR URBAN AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTER-DePARTMENTAL POLICY AFFECTING MODEL CITIES. 2. , SECRETARIES OF THE DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED WILL HAVE PERSONAt ' SUPERVISI ON OF THEIR DEPARTMENTS I FUNDING OF MODEL CIT.c ES ~-·· ; ·· PROPOSALS, AND WILL RESERVE PROGRAM FUNDS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS WILL ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF DEPART-1 MENTAL FUNDS FOR MODEL CITIES, AND WILL GIVE LOCAL AUTHORITi ES A BETTER IDEA OF THE . AMOUNT AND KIND OF FUNDS THEY CAN EXPECT FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS FOR THE: R MODEL CI TIES PLANS . ,-. �PAGE TWO RUEVDFH0006 1182004 3. ADMI NISTRAT~ON OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FED INTO THE REORGA.i.~IZA' TION OF THE REGI ONAL FEDEF0L OFF.ICES, NOW UNDERWAY. ONE E?FECT \ ,OF THIS WILL BE TO FACILI'I'A'rE IN'l'ER-DEPART.MENTAL COORDI NATION AT Tl·lE REGIONAL LEVEL. IN THE PAST, VARIATIONS AMONG THE . FEDERAL OFFICES IN PROGRF-~M PROCEDURES, HEADQUARTERS LOCATIONS, Alm STRUCTURES OF AUTHORITY, r~~VE HAL~DICAPPED WELL=INTENTIONED FEDERAL OF'FICIALS AND CONFUSED LOGAL OFFICIJ\.LS, THUS SERIOUSLY COMPROMISING THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM A'J..1 THE CITY LEVEL. I GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE !1ADE TO INVOLVE THE STATE GOVERNMENTS IN THE MODEL CITIES PROGP..AMo LACKOOF STATE INVOLVEMENT HAS PROVEl'i A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY BECAUSE MANY OF 'I'HE FEDERAL FUNDS NEEDED FOR MODEL CI'l'IES A.i.'Q.E ADM.!NISTERED THROUGH S'l.,ATE .. AGF..'NCIESo OUR AIM WILL NOT BE TO ADD Ai·mrrI--IER ADMINISTRATIVE LAYER BETWEEN THE CITIES AND ~':HE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THE STATES 1 R~SOURCES, EXPERIENCE AND PER.SPEC= 'l1IVE. · MODEL CITIES IS INTENDBD r.1:10 BE AND WILL REMAIN A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM CJ,,JN""TERED UPON THE MAYOR ' S OFFICE WITH A CONTINUED REQUIREMENT FOR ADEQUATE CI TI.ZEN INVOLVEMENT. 5. THE 10%.' POPUL~TION RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF THE TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DROPPED. THIS GUIDELINE HAS BEEN ' ;,"A;U\DMINISTERED HAPHAZARDLY IN THE PAST AND HAS HINDERED PROGRESS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. ELI!~INATING THIS GUIDELINE DOES NOT l..-IBAN THAT THE PROGRAM WT.LL 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. J I 6. PRIORITY CONSIDERATION v'l!LL BB GIVEN TO THOSE CITIES THAT SUCCESSFULLY ENLIST THE PARTICIPATION OF PRIVA~ E AND VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR MODEL CITIES PLANS. THE INCREASED FLEXIBILITY IN ESTABLISHING PROGRAM BOUNDARIES WILL MAl
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Box 15, Folder 3, Document 74

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  • Text: - - - --- 1..., ' .. C U . S . D~f A [)) lD WASHDNGYON D . C . 20 4 'i0 HUD No. 69-0321 Phone: (202) 755-7327 FOR IBMEDIATE RELEASE 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 pr ogram. 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 suff iciently res ponsive to local proposals reflecting specific local conditions, In deve loping the i r proposals , l ocal authorities have been hinder ed by uncerta i nty as to the amounts of f unds tha t w uld be ava ila ble from the Federal departmen ts. Few effective attempts have been made to secure the involvement of State governmen ts. -- · Federal guidelines have f orced cities t o set "model neighborhood " boundaries that often have been arbitrary, and that have created unnecessary divisions among Model Cities residents. .:··'i, ..,I �J - -- - l , .. '..ii ~ ~2 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 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. 3. 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, variations among the Federal offices in program procedures, headquarters locations, and structures of authority, have handicapped wellintentioned 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, Lack of j, .~.. �u - - -- - - - - -- - - .... _ _ ____ _ _ _ __ _ __ ..___ ..... _ _ _ _ ___ - -- - - L; ~ 3 State inv_o lvement 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 perspective. Model Cities is intended to be and will remain a local government program centered upon the Mayor's office with a continued requirement fo~ adequate citizen involvement. 5. 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. 6. Priority considera tion will be given to those cities tha t successfully enlist the participation of private and voluntary or ganizations in t heir Model Cities plans. The increased fl ex ibility in esta blishing pr ogr am boundaries will make it easier for these organ i zations to contribute. 7. - I,,;. Local governments wil l be asked to establish clear priorities in developing their Model Cities .proposals, V - �u:.,_ ~ ( -,~_s-- - - ) ' •. lz.-l 4 and to strive for "comprehensiveness" only in the programsi 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 neighborhoods 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. ..,I �
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