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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 5

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  • Text: I , I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIR MAN 1819 H STREET, N. W. July 12, 1968 WASHINGTON. D. C. 20006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of July 12, 1968) FROM: THE STAFF rrHE STATUS OF SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION The Emergency Employme nt and Training Act of 1968 The bill lies in th e Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee. The Committe e will hold one more executive ses s ion, but it is almost certain it will take no action on th e measure this session. The extension of th e Manpower Deve lopme nt and Training Act has be e n report e d b y the full Committe e (Labor and Public Welfar e ) and will be taken up on the Senate floor during the we e k of July 15th. There may be an attempt to amend MDTA, adding the Emergency Employme nt Act to it, on the floor. Status of House Legislation Th e Se l ec t Subcommittee on Labo r has no plans to mark-up the JOBS bill at this time. The MDTA exte nsion, unl e ss th e r e is obj e ction, will be take n up on th e Suspe nse Calendar (thi s avoids the n eed to g e t a rul e from the Rules Comm ittee) . The Ca l e nd a r · is call ed the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month or th e l as t 6 l egis l at i ve days o f th e session. MDTA could b e called up July 15th . TELEPHO NE : 2 02 2 93 · 1530 �:; -2- The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act o f 1968) The ten p ercent tax surcharge and the $6 billion in budget cuts is now Public Law 90-364. The President signed the measure on June 28th. Prevailing sentiment in Congress is for making every possible effort to ·accomplish as much of the $6 billion cut as possible. Many members view the cuts as basically a Congressional re sponsibility. Housing and Urba n Developme nt Ac t of 1968 Senate Tqe bill h as p assed both hous es and will now go to the Con ference Committee . Conferees are scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m., July 15th. The problem sections for the Confe rence Committee will include a saving and loan s ec tion del eted by th e House , f lood insurance, the eligibility formula for the subsidization o f home acqui s ition b y p e rsons with l ow a nd moderate incomes . One particula rly thorny issue is an amendment allowing for FHA funding and supervision of private ho sp ital construction. This s quare l y cros ses jur i sdictiona l lines b etween th e Banking & Cur rency Committees and th e Labor a nd Public We l fare Committee which h as always h ad jur i s diction over Hill-Burton hospit a l construction . HUD is not t hat interes t ed in supervising such a p r ogram and HEW is opposed. One possible compromi se is to l et HUD finance construction and HEW provide a ll the t e chnical assistance. THE STATUS OF APPROPRIATIONS MEASURES The proposed schednle of a ction on Approp riat ion bills conce rning l e gis l at ion of inte r est to the Action Counsel is: 1. The Housing and Urban Deve lopment Appropriations bill fo r Fiscal Year 1969 .passed the house on May 8th. �I -3- The Senate Appropriations Committee has reported the Independent Offices Appropriation (includes HUD funding). The earliest it might be taken up on the Senate floor is July 17tho 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appr opriations bill pas sed · the House on June 26th. The Whitten Amendment, passed by a Telle r (unrecorded ) vote , prohibits the use of funds appropr i ated by the bill to force busing of school children, to abolish any schoo l or to force secondary school students t o att end a particular school aga in s t th e choice of pa rents. The House also app roved serious cuts in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aid to schools in impoverished areas ), t he Teacher Corp s and the Off ic e o f Economic Opportunity. The S enate Appropr i at ion s Subcommittee on Labor-HEW (including OEO ) hope s to complete mark-up of th e bill b y the middle of the week beginning July 15th. The ful l Comm i ttee will act the following week. Floor a ction is still at least two weeks away. Restoration of House Cut s of OEO and HEW r eques ts, incl uding Teacher Corps, and d efeat of th e Whitten Amendment should b e accomplish ed within the Committee. It i s crucial that every . effort be mad e in th e Sena t e to restore the amounts cut by the House. 3. The Second (r egular ) Suppleme11.tal Appropriations bil l for Fiscal Year 1968 went i nto confer ence where House conferees reduc ed the $75 million requested for summer j obs to $13 million and r educ ed the $25 million requested for Headstart to $5 million. The bill as amended by the conferees was subsequently passed by both the House and Senate and is now waiting the Pr es i dent's signature. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 6

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  • Text: I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL J OH N W . G A RDN ER CHA I RMA N 18 19 H S T R EET . N . W , 20 June 1968 . WAS HI N GTO N, D . C . 2 0006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE RE PO RT (Curre nt a s o f June 20 , 1968 ) THE STAFF FROM: THE STATUS OF SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION The Eme r ge ncy Emp loy me nt and Trainin g Act of 1968 (Pub lic Ser vice Employme nt Bill ) Senate he a ri n gs hav e b e e n comp leted. Subco mmittee Ch a i r ma n Cl a r k e xp ects to comp l e t e ma rk-up the we e k of June 2 4th of a b i- par tis a n pub lic se r v ice e mp loyme nt bill. No dec isi on h as bee n made on str ate gy - wh e th e r to ame n d t h e Manp ower Ac t e x t e n si o n o r tes t Eme rgency Emp loy me nt in a v o te str ic t l y on its mer its. St at u s of Ho use Le gis l at ion Th e Se l e c t Subcommitte e on Lab or h a s schedul e d its l a s t he a rings f o r J u ne 26 t h and 27th. No de cision h as b ee n made on mark i ng up t h e b ill. The Reve n ue and Expe nditu re Co n trol Act o f 19 6 8 ( f o r me r l y t he Tax Ad jus t me nt Act o f 1968 ) The b ill contai n s a ten perce n t t a x s urch a rge a n d $6 billion i n budge t cut s . The Ho use pas sed the Confere nce re p o r t (th e b ill as agree d t o by t h e Confe r ees ) on J u ne 20 t h b y a vot e o f 26 8 to 150. The Se nat e comp l e t e d favor ab l e action on it on t h e 21s t, c l e a ring it for th e Pres i de nt ' s s i gn a t u re. The Pre si de nt h as r e lucta nt l y agree d to a c cep t t he $6 b ill ion in budge t cuts . Indications are a s ubs t a ntia l amo u nt of this will be out of n o n -essent ial de f e n se a nd spac e p rogr a ms . Al though ' Ways and Means Commi ttee Ch a irman Mills info rme d u s t hat the f ul l $6 bi l lion of cuts c oul d h e take n without a ff ec ti n g the urban a n d p over t y p ro gr ams, th e Ho u se Appro p ri a tions Cammi t t ee is pro_cee di n g t o ma k e si g ni f i can t cuts in th e se v it a l pro g r ams. TELEPHONE : 202 293- 153 0 �- 2 - Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate filed a clean bill, S.3497, and passed it substantially as introduced on May 28th. House The bill has been ordere d reported by the full committee and the report should be filed on Tuesday, June 25th. The House Committee dropped Title IV (bonding for New Communities) wh ich the Senate had retained at ·a $250 million level. This is one issue to be resolved in Con fere nce. Target d ate for House action is still mid-July. The Status of Appropr iations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the par t of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning l egislation of interest to the Action Council _ is: 1. The Housing a nd Urban Development Appropriat ions bill for Fis c a l Year 1969 pass e d the House on May 8th. It is in the Senate Appro pri at ions Subcommittee on Indep e ndent Offices. Final hearings are sch edul ed f or June 24th to hear NASA officials. The Subcommittee will then begin mark- up. The appr o priations proce ss for HUD is complicated by the fact that HUD is ask i ng the Senate Committee to approve appropriations which a re authorized in this year 's pending Housing Act: $1.4 billion for Urban Re newal (including projects in Model City areas ) for Fiscal Year 1970 plus $350 million in renewa l grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a suppl e men tal appropriation , the Administr at i o n would prefer holding up action on the Appropr i ati ons hill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passe d and signed. �- 3 - 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriat ions bill has been completed by the full Conuni ttee in the House and is sch e duled for House action on June 25th. Congre ss man Jamie Whitten (D-Miss.). amended the bill in the Committe e to prohibit use of funds app r opri a t e d by the bill to force busing of school children, to abolish any school or to f orce secondary school students to attend a particular school against the choice of parents. Every effort should be made to strike this amendrne nt on the floor of the House. Seve re cuts were ma de in the bill t h a t will a ffect e ffo r ts in gh e t t o schools. One o f these is the · cut in the Teacher Corps, $2.3 million below the approved level in 1968. The Administrati on budge t r e que st was $31.2 million (th e Hous e Committee approve d $15 million), but the Teach e r Corps could conti nue i t s pro g rams (including f o rward funding) with $24 million. 3. Th e Regular Supp lemental fo r Fiscal Year 1968 passed th e House and h a s b een re porte d by t he Senate Appropriations Commi t tee . Se n ato r s Yarbo rough and J avits su c ces s f ully ma n age d to amend t h e b ill in t he Commi ttee t o provi de $25 million for Head- S tart and $75 million fo r SunLme r Jobs p rogr ams. Many Co a lition members as si sted t h is e f fo r t by wi res and te l e phone calls t o k ey Commi ttee members. The b ill is schedul ed for Senate acti o n after th e Military Construction b ill - probab l y J u ne 25th. The House kill e d fundin g f o r these two programs when money for them was p u t in th e Urge nt Supp lemental two mon t h s ago. Key members i n the Hous e who wi ll l ike l y be Conferees are Represe n tatives F l ood , Natch er , Ne il Smith, Hull, Cas ey , Mahon, Laird , Mich e l , Shri v er , and Bow . I f the Senate does no t retain funds for t h ese t wo programs i n the Supp l emental appropriations bi l l , i t is unlike l y any other effort wi ll s u cceed . �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 10

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  • Text: THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W . GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET, N. W . WASHINGTON. D . C . 20006 May 31, 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT lCurrent as of May 31, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings were completed Friday, May 24th. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is anxious to move ahead and bring the measure to the floor of the Senate by the end of June. No problems are anticipated in developing an employment bill mutually acceptable to Chairman Clark and Senators Javits and Prouty. However, the original strategy of taking the employment amendments to the floor as part of the Manpower Act extension is now being ~eevaluated. Administration Position Secretary of Labor Wirtz testified in opposition to the bill saying that such legislation could not be enacted until a "national will to do more about these problems has been created." Indications are that the Administration will actively oppose the bill on the floor of the Senate. Coordination with House of Representatives House and Senate leaders are working together in an effort to develop bi ll s substantially identical in all major respects. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor expects to schedule additional hearings during the early part of June. TELEPHONE: 2 0 2 293· 1530 �- 2 - Several groups in favor of the legislation, including the Farmers' Union, have yet to testify. Witnesses representing the private business sector will be invited, as well as individuals and organizations experienced in problems of job creation. Hearings on extension of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) have been completed. The Subcommittee has not yet met to mark-up the bill but is expected to do so by the second week in June. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax AdJustment Act of 1968) As previously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 percent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budget cuts. The final Conference Report, however, has been delayed pending provision of additional back-up material on the tax exempt reve nue bond financing p r ovision. Majority Leader Carl Albert has announced that the Conference Report will not be debated on the floor of the House until June 12th. When the Conference Report is debated, no amendments will be permitte d -- the House mus t vote the r e port up or down. Representative - Burke of Massachusetts, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, sought to amend the Conference Committee bill on Wednesday, May 29 to l i mit budge t cuts to $4 billion , but los t the moti on b y a vote o f 259 to 1 37. Hous ing a nd Urba n De v e lopme nt Act of 1 96 8 Sen ate The Sen a t e fi l e d a clean bill , S.34 97 , a n d passed it substantially as introduced o n May 2 8th . House The Hous i ng Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee comp l e t ed mark-up of the bill last week. Full committee action is expected next week. Indications are that the House Committee will report out a bill substantially similar to the measure approved by the Senate Committee . House debate will. not begin until after Senate action on the bill has been completed. �- 3 - The Status of Appropriations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8th. Subcommittee hearings have been completed in the Senate. 2. The Labor-HEW-OEO Appropriation Bill has been marked up by the House Subcommittee. Expectations are that the bill will not be reported out until around mid June. It probably will not be debated on the floor of the House until after the Fourth of July. 3. The Regular Supplemental Appropriation Measure for 1968, we understand, is still held up pending receipt of the Federal Pay Supplemental. No full committee action is scheduled yet. The chances of seeing the Urgent Supplemental Conferees report out the additional $75 million for OEO Summer Programs and the additional $25 million for the year-round Head Start are growing increasingly dim. If the Congress is to approve these badly needed additional funds, efforts to persuade "swing" members from the House Appropriations Committee will need to be intensified . �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 11

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  • Text: THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W, GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1619 H STREET, N . W . May 24, 1968 WASHINGTON , D. C . 20006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of May 23, 1968) The Staff FROM: The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employme nt and Training Act o f 1968 Senate hearings will have been completed as of Friday, May 24. The Subcommittee is expec ted to s tart ma r k -up sessions next week. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is a n x ious to move ahead and bring the measure to the floor of the Sena te b y the end of June. No problems are anticipated in developing an employment b i ll mutually a cceptable to Chairman Clark and Senators Javits and Prouty. However , the original strategy of taking the e mployment amendments to the floor as part of the Manpowe r Act extension is now being reevaluated. Administration Pos ition S e cre tary of Labor Wirtz t e stified in opposition to the bill s aying th at such legislati on could not be e n a cted until a "national will to do more about these problems has been created." Indications a r e that the Administration will actively opp os e the bill on t he floo r o f the S e nate. Coo r d i n ation with House o f Represen tatives House and S en a te le ade rs a re working together i n an effort to d e ve l o p bill s s ubstant ially identic al i n all major respects. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor expects to schedule additional hearings during the early p a rt o f June. Several groups in favor of the legislation, including the Farmers' TELEPHONE: 202 293-15 3 0 �- 2 - Union, have yet to testify. Witnesses representing the private business sector will be invited, as well as individuals and organizations experienced in problems of job creation. Hearings on extension of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) have been completed. The Subcommittee is scheduled to go into Executive Session for three days beginning Monday, May 27, and may decide to report out the MDTA bill alone at that time. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968) As previously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 percent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budge~ cuts. The final Conference Report, however, has been delayed pending provision of additional back-up material on the tax exempt revenue bond financing provision. Majority Leader Carl Albert has announced that the Conference Report will not be debated on the floor of the House until some time after Memorial Day. When the Conference Report is debated, no amendments will be permitted -- the House must vote the report up or down. However, Representative Burke of Massachusetts, a membe r of the House Ways and Means Committee, will seek to amend the Conference Committee bi ll on Wednesday, May 29, before it is brought to the floor for final action by offering a motion ins tructing the House Conferees to insist that spending cuts be held to the $4 billion which President Johnson has sai d is acceptable. The Burke motion dese r ves Action Council support. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate has completed hearings on the measure and has filed a clean bill, S.3497. Debate was scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23. �- 3 - While the bill apparently enjoys generally favorable support in the Senate, spending issues are certain to be raised by more conservative membe rs. The Administration will need all possible resources to sustain the Banking and Currency Committee recommendations and pass the bill substantially as reported out. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee began mark-up of its version of the bill on Tuesday, May 21. Mark-up sessions are e x pected to be completed b y the midd le of nex t we ek. Indications are that the House Committee will report out a bill substantially similar to the measure approved by the Senate Committee. House debate will not begin until after Senate action on the bill has b e en comple ted. The Status of Appropriations Measure s The proposed sche dule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban De v elopment Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8 . Subcommitte e hearings have been completed in the Senate . 2 . The Labo r-HEW- OEO Approp r i ati on Bi ll is st i l l i n mark- up in t he Hou se Subcomm i t t ee. Exp ectat i o ns a r e that t he bill will n ot be r epo r ted out until around mid June . It p r obably will n ot be debated on the f l oo r o f the Hous e u ntil after t he Fourth of July. 3. The Re gu lar Supp l e ment al Appropri at i o n Me asu re f o r 1968, we u nderst and, i s still h eld up p ending r e c e i pt o f the Federal Pay Su pplemental. Th e cha nces o f seeing the Ur g ent Supplemental Conferees report out the additional $75 millio n for OEO Summer Programs a nd the additional $25 million for th e year- round Head Start are growing increasingly dim. If the Congress is to approve these badly needed additional funds, efforts to persuade "swing" members from the House Appropriations Committee will need to be intensified. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 15

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  • Text: THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL MEMORANDUM DATE: TO: FROM: April 30, 1968 All Concerned Parties Staff - Urban Coalition Action Council The following is a list of all the members of the House of Appropriations Committee. Those names which are underlined are key vot es on the Committ ee. Please save this list. APPROPRIATIONS (Suite H218, phone 2771 , meets upon call of chairman) George H. Mahon, of Tex as. Frank T. Bow, of Ohio. Michael J. Kirwan, of Ohio. Char l e s R. Jonas, Jamie L. Whitten , of Mi.ssissipi. of North Ca r olina. George W. Andrews, of Alabama. Me lvin R. Laird, of Wisconsin. John J . Rooney, o f New York. Elford A. Cederberg, o f Michiga!1. Robert L. F . Sikes , o f Florida. Glenard P. Lipscomb, Ot to E. Passman, of Louisiana. of California. Joe L. Evins, of Tennessee . John J. Rhodes, of Arizona. Edward P. Boland . of Massachusetts. William E. Minsh all, of Ohio. Wi lliam H. Na tcher, of Kentucky. Robert H. Michel , of Illinois. Daniel J. Flood, of Pennsylvania. Silvio 0. Conte , of Tom Steed, o f Oklahoma . of Massachuse t ts. George E. Shipley, of Illinois. Odin La ngen , of Minnesota. J ohn M. Slack, J r . , of West Virginia. Ben Re i fel , of Sout h Dakot a. J ohn J . F l ynt, Jr ., o f Geor gia . Glenn R. Da vis, o f Wis consin. Nea l Smith, of Iowa . Howar d W. Robi son , o f New Yor k. Robert N. Giaimo, of Connect icut Garne r E . Shr i ver, o f Kansas. Julia But l er Hansen, of Washington. Jos e ph M. McDade, of Charles S . Joelson , o f New J er sey . Pennsylvania . Joseph P . Addabbo , of New York. Mark Andrews, of North Dakota. John J . McFall, of Cali f ornia . Wi l l i am H. Harrison, of Wyoming . W.R. Hu l l, Jr., of Missouri. Loui s C. Wyman, of New Hampshire~ Jeffery Cohelan, of California . Burt L . Talcott, of California. '1'1'.omas G. Morris, of New Mexico. Charlotte T. Reid, of Illinois. Edward J. Patten, of New Jersey. Donald W. Riegle , Jr., Clarence D. Long, of Maryland. of Michigan. John O. Marsh, Jr., of Virginia. Sidney R. Yates , of Illinois . Bob Casey , of Texas. David Pryor, of Arkansas. Kenneth Sprankle, Clerk a~d Staff Director. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 20

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 29, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT This is the last of the National Coordinator's Weekly Reports, initiated by John Feild and myself September 29. They were begun because we felt that members of the Steering Committee should be kept as currently advised as possible about action to implement the policies of the Steering Committee. John Feild returned to his duties at the u. S. Conference of Mayors in January, but he has continued to provide invaluable assistance and consultation to the Coalition. I have remained at my post to help as much as I could in the transfer of responsibilities and duties to Chairman John Gardner. Having been associated with and having worked for John Gardner over the past year and a half on special assignments at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it has been especially gratifying to continue that relationship; and, at his request, I will be available , at his call, to consult and assist on Coalition projects. In the meantime, I shall devote my efforts to completing a book and pursuing my normal professional activities in the environmental management field. However, I cannot relinquish my coordinator's title or cease the issuing of this report without a strong and warm thank you to the members of the Steering Committee and their representatives who have been so supportive and helpful during the past seven months . It has been a most g r atifying experience working for the Steering Committee and par ticularly working for Andrew Heiskell . I look fo rwa r d to a con tinuing i nvolvement in the Coalition. COALITION STAFF ADDIT I ONS Chairman Gardne r has announc ed that Lisle C . Carte r, J r., former Assis t ant Se cre tary of Health , Educ ation and Wel f a r e , wi l l b e Deputy Dire ctor o f t h e Urb a n Coal i t i o n. Mr. Carter's resignation at HEW became e ffective March 23 . He had been Assistant Secretary for Individual and Family Services. He also served as Di rector of the Ce nter f o r Community Planni n g , where he he l ped i mp l ement the Model Cities Program . National Coordinators . John Feild/ Roi]··M. Linton I Telephone 293-1530 �WEEKLY REPORT (2) MARCH 29, 1968 Mr. Gardner also announced that Mrs. Sarah Collins Carey has been appointed a Staff Associate of the Coalition. Mrs. Carey, an attorney, served as Consultant to the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders during the preparation of its report. She has been associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold and Porter since August, 1965. Harold Levy and Robert Meier, assistants to Mr. Gardner at HEW, had previously joined the staff of the . Coalition as Special Assistants to the Chairman. LEGISLATION Chairman Gardner will testify in support of an emergency public service employment program on April 1 before the Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower and Poverty of the Senate Labor Committee. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 23

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co -cha i rmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph CORRECTION MEMORANDUM TO : Members of Steering Committee and Working Committee FROM: Urban Coalition Office SUBJECT: Correction in March 1st Weekly Report DATE: March 4, 1968 PLEASE NOTE: Our printers inadvertently collated the Weekly Report and its attachment in the wrong order ~ What appears now as Page Two of the Weekly Report is actually Page 'Iwo of the "Proposal" and, conversely, what appears now as Page Two of the "Proposal" is actually Page Two of the Weekly Report. National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 43

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  • Text: NEW YORK TIMES FEBRUARY 1, 1968 In The Nation: The Federal Mess By TOM WICKER The Advisory CC1mmission on Intergovernmental Relations has issued a timely and eloquent warning that the deterioration of living conditions in the great American population centers is threatening their tot:il domination by the National Government. The commission's thesis is chilling in its logic. So paralyzing is the overlap, disarray, inertia, antiquity and poverty of state and local government in America that it cannot begin to cope with the swiftly changing circumstances and demands of the twentieth-century city. And as the city therefnre spirals downward into blight, disorder and rioting, its residc>nts increasingly demand that the powerful Federal Government accept responsibility for their security and well-being. Jobs for All On the same day this warning was issued, and as if to put an exclamation point after it, the Urban Coalitig!l.-a group of the most powerful and public-spirited private interests in the nation-called upon Congress to guarantee a job for everyone able to work but unable to find private employment. Th e coalition's appeal echoed statements by President John- son suggesting that the Government would have to provide jobs for those not employed privately. So far, hi s words have been translated only into a proposal for a $2.1 -hill ion job-training program, to be conducted in partnership with business. Unless this shows spectacular results-and it has not yet even been approved in Congress-there will be increasing pressure on Washington for the Federal Government to step in as an "employer of last resort." To Fill the Gap This step would not be taken in- usurpation of someone el se's powers and prerogatives but in simple desperation at the inability of private interests or of state and local government to provide either the energy or the means for reaching the hardcore, urban unemployed. This process becomc>s m·ost ominous as it operates in police affairs. Federal troops were need ed to restore order, and keep it, in Detroit last summer; they probably would be needed in any city in the nation where outbreaks of such violence occurred. At some point, therefore, in the present cycle of outbreak and inadequate response, the reliance of th e cities for physical security will fall more heavily upon the Federal Government than even upon the state-controlled National Guard, much less the hopelessly inadequate and · ill-trained police forces of most cities. So far, the Administration's Federal crime legislation has wisely concentrated on means of improving local law enforcement-not merely giving it more muscle but improving the quality of its personnel and the degree of its understanding of the complex problems it faces. The roar of approval that went up in Congress when the Presi- . dent denounced "crime in the streets" in the State of the Union message was striking eviden ce of how easy it probably would be to get Jess enlightened, "strong-arm" legislation to deal with what too many people seem to see as a mere crime wave. The Ad visory Commission's parti cular emphasis is on a vital dimen sion of the urban crisis that has been missing from too many studies. In essence, the commi ssion has asked the truly basic question whether American government today is organized and equipped to cope with th e vast, complex, kaleidoscopic demands of an age of technology and affluence. It is not the "Frderal system" of competing and cooperating national, state and local governments that is being ques- · tioned; it is rather the organization and operation of the institutions and jurisdictions or the Federal system "when measured against present and prospective needs and expectations" that are grossly inadequate. The fact is that many of the institutions of American government are outmoded, poorly manned, underfinanced, socially unresponsive, and politically exploited. They lie atop one another in an impenetrable tangle of wards, boroughs, districts, townships, cities and counties, within states that are themselves primarily historical accidents without real economic, social or sometimes even geographical coherence. Operational Adequacy The Urban Coalition is certainly on sound grouna ·in urging immediate, emergency action to cope with the hard-core unemployed. For the longer run, however, ory!v a Federal system reorgantz:ea and reinvigorated to cope with the twentieth century, and perhaps even the beginning of the twentyfirst, is likely to preserve tha t "political diversity" which the Adviso ry Commission ri ghtly sees as the guarantor of individual freedom . �
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  • Text: ,/ THE URBA t-:J COALJTION A CTIOl'-J COUNCIL J O HN W: G AR D NER C H Am M A N I B l !l H S TR EET , N . W. J une 27 , 1968 W ASH IN G TON, D . C. _20006 Honorab l e U. S. Hous e of Re pres e n tat ive s Wa shi ngton , D. C. 20515 Dear r ·am wr i t i rg to y ou out of personal coriviction and a d e ep conce rn for t he futu re o f our cou n t ry . But also I write on the express in stru ction of 38 promi n e nt Ame r ic ans who f orm the Urba n Coa l it i on Act i o n Coun c il. A l is t of t h eir n ame s is attached . We a r e unit e d in the cer ta inty tha t this n a tion is going t h rough a n u nprecede n ted cr i s is - - a c r i s i s that -could tear i t apart . No o ne h as a perfect u nder sta n ding o f t he c ris i s . No o ne kn ows all the a n swe r s . Bu t ther e are some p osi ti ve measur e s that we can take a nd it i s of s u preme i mpor ta nce tha t we t ake the m promptly . We canno t allow t h is gr~ a t n ation to fa l t er whi l e things that can r eas on ab l y b e don e go u ndone . We: mu s t n ot bi c k e r and equ i vo c,;:i t e wh e n the n a tion ' s fate h ang s in the bala nc e . .. We must act . And we must act i n a constru ctive spiri t . It i s unthink ab l e that we wou ld tu rn our b acks on this na t ion ' s gr ea t tradition of positive p r obl em- s olving a nd retreat into fearful in act ion. We mu s t tac e forward. We mu st do the t h ing s we c a n do now to so l ve real probl e ms , correct rea l in j us t i c e s, _ alleviate r e a l suffering . T E L EP H O N E: 202 293 ·1 530 cC>@ �- 2 - At this writing no group more surely holds the key to the nation's futur~ tha n the Congress of the United States. Uniquely, Congress has the power to take i~nediate . ind eff ec tive action. It must not l eave undone the significant thing s it can do. · The nation watches. This is not just any year. This is a year of sorrow, of confusion, of explosive anger. Congress must lead, and the only path · compatible with our future greatness as a nation is thG path of constructive act ion t o combat .known evi ls -crippling poverty , in adequ a t e hou sing, educational disparities, discrimination and all the conditions that blight individual lives·. There are some m~as ur es that see~ t o us espec ially critical. The proposed $75 mill ion s upplementa l appropriation for sum.mer j obs is one . Another is the $25 million supp l e mental for Head Sta rt. The Congress should cr ea te at this session a public service employment program with the furiding to make it effective . It should pass the Administration ' s housing bill . Budget cuts should not be made in ~rograms aimed at h e lping the n at ion's deprived with jobs, housing and e ducation. The men who make up the Urba n Coalition Action Council repres e nt many diff erent segments of Amer ican li fe . They are r ea lists who know the cos ts of the programs they are asking you to support . . But they know the far greater costs to the na tion of unproductive human beings and decay ing citie~. They appreciate as you do the vast range of require~e nts which you must consider as you set the priorities a nd a llocate the resou rces of this country. But they b e li eve t h at this is a time for e xtraordi n a ry meas ur es i n behalf o f the nation. Sincere ly, John W. Gardner Chairman Att c1 chment ,~r' ! ' i I I I I I �THE URBAN COAL ITION ACT IO N COUNCIL I .W. ABEL Pr,-esident, United Stee lworkers of America HONORABLE JOHN V. LI NDSAY !1ayor of New York HONORABLE IVAN ALLEN, JR. Mayor of Atlanta GEORGE MEAN Y President, AFL- CIO JOSEPH H. ALLEN President, McGraw-HiU Publications J. IR\,/I N MILLER President, Cummins Engine Company ARNOL D ARON SON Leade1°ship Conference on Civil Rights National Community Re lations Advisory Counci l HONORABLE ARTHUR NAFTALIN Mayor of Minneapolis ROY ASH President, Litton indus t ries JO RDAN BAND . Chairman, National Community Relations Advisory Counci l JAMES F. OATES Chairman of the Board Equitable Life Assurance Society GERALD L. PHILLIPPE Chairman of the Board General Electric Company HO NORABLE JOSEPH M. BARR Mayor of Pittsburgh A. PHILIP RANDOLPH International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters HONORABLE JEROME P. CAVANAGH Mayor of Detroit \,/ALTER RE UTHER United Auto Workers FREDER ICK J. CLOSE ChaiY'l71an of the Board, ALCOA DAVID ROCKEF ELLER President, Chase Manhattan Bank HONO RAB LE J OHN F. COLL INS Massachu setts Institute of Technology JAMES ROUSE President, The Rouse Company HO NORABLE RICHARD J. DALEY Mayor of Chicago RABBI JACOB P. RUDIN President, Synagogue Council of America ARCHB ISHO P J.F. DEARDEN Archbis hip of Detroit THEODORE SCHLE SINGE R President, AUied Stores Corporation DR. ARTHUR FLEMMING Presi dent, National Counci_l of Churches President~ University of Oregon HENRY FORD, I I ChaiY'l71an, Ford Motor Company ASA T. SPAU LDI NG Pr esi dent, North Carolina Mutual Insuranc~ Company DAVID SU LLIVAN President , Building Service Employees Inter national Union HONORAB LE MILTON GRAHAM Mayor of Phoenix HONORABLE JAMES H. J . TATE. Mayor of Philade lphia BISHO P GEORGE GU ILFOYLE Di ocese of Camden JOHN WHEE LER President, Mechanic s and FaY'171ers Bank President, Southern Regiona l Council DR . EDL ER G. HAWK INS St. Augustine Presbyteri an Chur ch ANDR EW HE ISKE LL Chairman of the Boar d, Time , I nc. JOHN H. JO HNSO N President, Johnson Publishing Company JO SEP H D. KEE NAN Secretary, International Brotherhood of. E'lectrical ~lorker s ROY \.JILK INS Executive Director, National Association fo1° t he Advancement of Color ed People WH ITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. Execu"tive Di rector, Nationa l Urban Leaguff �THE URBAl COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GA RDN ER CH A IRM AN 18 19 H ST REET. N. W. WASHINGTO N . D. C. 200 06 June 28, 1968 Memorandum To: Chairmen and Executive Dire ctors of Loc a l Urb an Coalitions Cong ress will recess July 3 for a long weekend and retu rn July 8. We are asking loc a l Urban Co a lition members to contact the ir Congressme n and Senators while they are home and urge that they s upport meas ure s vital to cities . Enclosed with the weekly Legislative Re port i s a letter sent this week to e ach membe r o f Congress from Ch airman Gardner , u rging passage o f progr ams that are i mpor tant to cities and specifying pr i oriti es. Also enc lo sed i s a sum..~ ary o f the ma jor provisions of the Ho using and Urban Dev elopment Act of 1968 which you may find u sef ul. The outlook for the housing bill i s generally good , however emphasis should b e p l a c ed on c e rtain ke y areas such as b r o ad income e li gib ili ty st a ndards for low income hou sing , an e xpand ed re nt s u pp l ement p rogram , and f ull f unding for Mode l Cities. Se vere appropriation cuts have been made b y the House o f Represen tatives in education_ programs , the .Teache r Cor ps and the Office of Economic Oppor tunity. Se n a tors s hould b e u rged to restore these cuts. Your assistance will be v ery helpful and ver y much appreciated. Sincere ly yours, Lowe ll R. Be c k Executive Director LRB:m TEL E PHON E: 20 2 29.3·15 30 · ® �MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1968 11 ·(H. R, 17989, as ortlered reported by the House Connittee on Banking and Currency on June 20, 1968) TITLE I -- Sales Housing-- Low and Moderate Income Families Home Ownership Income Eligibility--families of "low and moderate"income. Subsidy--Difference between 20 percent of homeowner's income after. deducting $200 for each minor child and monthly mortgage payment. Market interest rates may be subsidized down to a minimum of one percent. -! ESTl ,', \A HD ~18 '1THL Y AS SISTANCE p; _v:- ~'1C_ 51 .lcO. S7_!;;0 . ~101•1,:y ~ayme ., t de~ th~ n:or~i~ s-?e Mai,murr. s•1bs 1 df .. .. - Mort, ,;:~ amGunt - ---- -- - - - ·- - - -- - ---··-13,CCO SI O,CcO SIZ.r.ca s: -:.CGJ SI 5.C~G - - -- s,0 60 70 ~o SI 7. 63 7. 63 .. .. . s;2. s 1 22 . SJ 12. 2J SJ5. 7l 3-i. f:h (-') 90 IC:J I tO t 21l 8?. BJ 38. \() ( .) ( !) s·,1. Ji 19. 06 .: ~. )~ t9. % 9. 5G l, . 52 ?~. ~~ 1CJ . ~ I 6. 5~ ~S7. 15 SJ. 83 J4 9 3. F6 JS. i2 e;; 3t ss 8, 2l H . ~; ( ;) .. . . . ... . . 130 67, 63 JU. -\ 8 17,500 ·- - ··-·- - - - - ·- ---- -- - - t 1€. Sc 53 . , .1 --·------ - - - --- -- - - - --- --·-·--- ---·- ·--- - . lZ t. SS 5i. 1l n (') ~oo. 68 65. 77 c 2? J<;. ?7 15. i7 2G. 2/ (!) (') ., (" S76. 20 7&. 20 61 . 12 \ 6. ,1 5i. sz JI . 52 37. 52 l .!") 27 F.G. ~~ l &i . S2 b l · -·· - -·- --· t Tct JI i ri,: .1 r,~ , f ! 1111i !y lc:ss ~?C::1 for !Kh l':"', iici : :~: H ar. 1 aw, i nCl'j'l: ? e-1 ·n1? d b, a rr- ::J~ d: :1-d . ~ Co•! t·) ::-•r; ~r ,·:JJ!.i e1-:,;~ d t.1 perce nt ot his n1 G1Hhl1 1ric,:1: e 1n a 1j1\1on !J ,1 3Srs unce ~l;,-r.e ,; ts in or:J~r to r.. 1~t pa:,m~ :-: ~e; on :h1 5 m:, ;trl;;:~ ar;:our.t. 'L ess than SS So"rce : Ceprl ,1'./J.it of liou:, oz J nj L' rbae Ce·,~lor.. i, en t. Maximum mortgage amounts-$15, 000 per unit generally, but $17,500 for families of five or more (additional $2,500 in high cost area.) Structures eligible--new construction, substantial r ehab ilitation, and existing housing. Contract Authorization--$75 nillion for FY 1969; $100 million for FY 1970; $125 million for FY 1971 . (subject to appropriations.) Special Mortgage Risks Special FHA mortgage insurance :for 'low and moderate income 11 families who cannot meet regular credit standard.s, but who are "reasonably satisfactory" risks with budget and related counseling. Authorizes Y-tl.A mort[,rage insurance in older, declining urban areas on the basis of "acceptable risk." Aid to Nonprofit Sponsors Technical assistance and infonnation. �- 2- 80 percent interest-free l0&ns to cover preconstruction costa. $7. 5 million authorization tor 1st year; $10 million in 'f'Y 1970. National Home Ownership Foundation A corporation to provide techn1.cal and limited financial &asiatance Appropriation of $10 million authorized. to help provide housing for lower incane :families • Insurance Protection for Home Owners Secretary to develop insurance plan in cooperation with private . industry against foreclosure because incane curtailed. TITLE II-- Rental Housing for Low and Moderate Income Families Sponsors--nonprofit, limited dividend or cooperatives. Incane levels and authorir.ation--.... as in ~itle I Hoaaovnerahip ESTIMATED REDUCTION IN MONTHLY RENT AL UNDER SEC. 236, BY MORTGAGE AMOUNT AND TENANT'S MlNUAL INCOME BASED ON 6' , -PERCENT 40-YEAR MORTGAGE WITH , , .PERCENT MOP.TGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUM 20 percent ol monthly Annual i ncome income Mortga~e amo un t - ----- --·-- - - ---SB, 000 $10,000 S\2, 000 $14, C,00 $15.00Q ~L' ,C00 ·---$3,000 . .. SJ.400 $4,000 . 54,600. S5,2i10 . . 55.300. \ 6.400 . S7.GOQ. $7.600 . -····- · ·· ·· -·· . . . . . .. . . B.:is1i: re ntJI ch=trg~ · Fai:-- marke~ ccn:a 1 chari~ - _ $50 57 67 77 87 97 107 11 7 127 $31. 45 JI. 45 31.45 25. 27 15. 27 5. 27 70. 82 102. 27 (') $39. JI 39. 31 39. 31 36. 15 26. 15 16. 15 6. 15 83, 84 123 15 0 (') (') 547 . 18 47. 18 47. 18 40. 79 30. 79 20. 79 100. 6\ ,4 7. 79 (') (') (') (') 555. 04 55. 04 55. 04 55. 04 45. 40 11 1. 36 172 40 (') (') 0 (. (') 0 (') $59. 97 58. 97 58. 9) 58. S7 53. 33 lZ I. 36 . 180. 33 (:) 5f,r,. 61 6C. 53 F.6. 3,; €'.i. 23 56. ?,3 121. 53 194. , 2 1 Rounded. 'Casi to tenant would exceed JO percent of his monthly income in order.ta meet buic rental on this mortga11e amount . Sou rce: Depa rtment of Housing and Urban Development. ... Subsidy--Same as in Title I; occupants would pay 20 percent ot income toward rent. ' Rent Supplements A two-year authorization; for FY 1971. $40 million for FY 1970; $100 mill.ion Public Housing three-year authorir.aticm; $100 aUlion on date of' enactment; $150 million in P'Y 1970 and $150 m1111on FY 1971. A Authorization of up to $20 milliOB tor improved manageMnt act1vit1e• and tenant services in FY 1969; awl up to $40111:1.llion i n n 1970. �I - 3TITLE III -- FHA I nsurance Operations Home Jm.provement Loans--increases loan limitation :rraa $3, 500 to $5,000; extends maturity fran five to seven years. fhal.1 i ncrease in financing char ge. Other technical FHA amendments• TITLE IV - - Urban Reneval Neighborhood Development Program--nev financing approach for renewal projects funded by annual. increments. Increase authorizati on f or renewal projects by $1.4 billion in FY 1970; f or renewal projects in model cities, $350 million for FY 1969. Rehabilitati on Grant s--increased fran $1 ,500 to $3,000 to low-income home owners. Rehabilitation Loans--program extended to June 30, 1973. Interim Assistance--nev grant program for alleviating harm:f'ul condit i ons i n blighted a reas where renewal. or code ent'orcement planned but immediate a cti on needed. Majority of housi ng unit s in a community's future residentially redeveloped projects ~ t be f or low and moderate families and persons, but at l east 20 percent of' the units must be for low income families. TITLE V -- Urban Planning and Facilities Comprehensive urban planning grants for rural areas through State planning agencies ; authori zation increased $35 million for FY 1969; $125 million :for FY 1970. Planned Areawide-Devel opnent--extends to non-met ropolitan areas supplementary planning grants up t o 20 percent of proj ect cost if planning and coordinat ing standards met . Wa ter and Sewer Facilities--Interim planning requirements extended to October 1, 1969; and previous unused authorizati on r estored, plus an additional $300 million for FY 1968 and FY 1969. Total available authorization for FY 1970 $ 885 million. Open Space land--$150 million authorization for FY 1970. TITLE VI -- Ur ban Mass Transportation Authorizes $190 million for a F'Y 1970 total of $230 million • - from November 1, Emergency!)hss.·Transportation Program extended to October 1, 1969. 1968 �I -4- TITLE VII - - Secondary Mortgage Market FNMA's prese nt Secondary Market operation would be turned over to a Government chartered private corporation know as FNMA. The present special a s sistance and management and l iqui dating functions to be operated by t he new Oovernment Nati onal Mortgage As sociation. (GNMA) Increase of $500 million special a ssi s tance on July 1, 1969. GNMA authorized to guarantee securities backed by FHA and VA mortgage and loans insured by Farmers Home Administration . TITLE VIII -- National Hous ing Partnership (NHP) NHP would j oin with local investors to moblize private capi tal and business skills to build low and moderate incane housing . Investors as limited partnership have no liability beyond i nvestment; investors do have possible tax advantage on any partnership l osses. TITLE IX - - Rural Housing Authorizes direct and insured loans in rural areas for low and moderate inccme families a nd to coops for rental housing where Title I or Il as sistance not available. Interest supplements available . Grants and loans administered by Secretary of Agriculture to assistmutual and self help housing. TITLE X -- National Insurance Development Corporation Federal program of reinsurance against property loss frcm riots to private insurance ccmpe.nies so as to continue regular line coverage against extraoroinary losses. Losses to be shared by ccmpe.nies, the State, and by the corporation. FAIR plans required to assure property owners fair access to property insurance. Rehabilitation loans and grants would be available to property owners to assist them in bringing their property up to insurable standards (amendment in Title IV). TITLE XI -- Flood Insurance Amends House passed Flood Insurance Bill to provide a ceiling of $150 million in borrowing authority. �- 5TITLE XII -- FHA Mortsae;e Insurance for Nonprofit Hospitals New FHA mortgase insurance program for nonprofit groups to build and rehabilitate hospitals . Maximum mortgage amount not to exceed $25· million and 90 percent replacement cost. . TITLE XIII - - Housing Goals and Annual Housing Report Congress affinns national housing goals in 1949 Housing Act. Congress detennines the need within next 10 years for construction and rehabilitation of 26 million units , 6 million of which a r e for l ow and moderate income families. · Report by mm Secretary annually to President and Council of Economic Advisors of number of new and rehabilitated units in the past year, whether 10 year goal is being met, and legislative and administrative recommendations. TITLE XIV -- Miscellaneous $1 billion authorization for Model Cities for FY 1970 and $12 million planning authorization for FY 1969. A new College Housing program, involving grants to reduce the cost of borrowing from privat e sources. Grants limited to $10 million a nnually ($20 million annually after June, 1969.) A new Assistant HUD Secretary for Research and Development. A limited expansion of lending loan institutions. powers of savings and �I , I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIR MAN 1819 H STREET, N. W. July 12, 1968 WASHINGTON. D. C. 20006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of July 12, 1968) FROM: THE STAFF rrHE STATUS OF SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION The Emergency Employme nt and Training Act of 1968 The bill lies in th e Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee. The Committe e will hold one more executive ses s ion, but it is almost certain it will take no action on th e measure this session. The extension of th e Manpower Deve lopme nt and Training Act has be e n report e d b y the full Committe e (Labor and Public Welfar e ) and will be taken up on the Senate floor during the we e k of July 15th. There may be an attempt to amend MDTA, adding the Emergency Employme nt Act to it, on the floor. Status of House Legislation Th e Se l ec t Subcommittee on Labo r has no plans to mark-up the JOBS bill at this time. The MDTA exte nsion, unl e ss th e r e is obj e ction, will be take n up on th e Suspe nse Calendar (thi s avoids the n eed to g e t a rul e from the Rules Comm ittee) . The Ca l e nd a r · is call ed the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month or th e l as t 6 l egis l at i ve days o f th e session. MDTA could b e called up July 15th . TELEPHO NE : 2 02 2 93 · 1530 �:; -2- The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act o f 1968) The ten p ercent tax surcharge and the $6 billion in budget cuts is now Public Law 90-364. The President signed the measure on June 28th. Prevailing sentiment in Congress is for making every possible effort to ·accomplish as much of the $6 billion cut as possible. Many members view the cuts as basically a Congressional re sponsibility. Housing and Urba n Developme nt Ac t of 1968 Senate Tqe bill h as p assed both hous es and will now go to the Con ference Committee . Conferees are scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m., July 15th. The problem sections for the Confe rence Committee will include a saving and loan s ec tion del eted by th e House , f lood insurance, the eligibility formula for the subsidization o f home acqui s ition b y p e rsons with l ow a nd moderate incomes . One particula rly thorny issue is an amendment allowing for FHA funding and supervision of private ho sp ital construction. This s quare l y cros ses jur i sdictiona l lines b etween th e Banking & Cur rency Committees and th e Labor a nd Public We l fare Committee which h as always h ad jur i s diction over Hill-Burton hospit a l construction . HUD is not t hat interes t ed in supervising such a p r ogram and HEW is opposed. One possible compromi se is to l et HUD finance construction and HEW provide a ll the t e chnical assistance. THE STATUS OF APPROPRIATIONS MEASURES The proposed schednle of a ction on Approp riat ion bills conce rning l e gis l at ion of inte r est to the Action Counsel is: 1. The Housing and Urban Deve lopment Appropriations bill fo r Fiscal Year 1969 .passed the house on May 8th. �I -3- The Senate Appropriations Committee has reported the Independent Offices Appropriation (includes HUD funding). The earliest it might be taken up on the Senate floor is July 17tho 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appr opriations bill pas sed · the House on June 26th. The Whitten Amendment, passed by a Telle r (unrecorded ) vote , prohibits the use of funds appropr i ated by the bill to force busing of school children, to abolish any schoo l or to force secondary school students t o att end a particular school aga in s t th e choice of pa rents. The House also app roved serious cuts in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aid to schools in impoverished areas ), t he Teacher Corp s and the Off ic e o f Economic Opportunity. The S enate Appropr i at ion s Subcommittee on Labor-HEW (including OEO ) hope s to complete mark-up of th e bill b y the middle of the week beginning July 15th. The ful l Comm i ttee will act the following week. Floor a ction is still at least two weeks away. Restoration of House Cut s of OEO and HEW r eques ts, incl uding Teacher Corps, and d efeat of th e Whitten Amendment should b e accomplish ed within the Committee. It i s crucial that every . effort be mad e in th e Sena t e to restore the amounts cut by the House. 3. The Second (r egular ) Suppleme11.tal Appropriations bil l for Fiscal Year 1968 went i nto confer ence where House conferees reduc ed the $75 million requested for summer j obs to $13 million and r educ ed the $25 million requested for Headstart to $5 million. The bill as amended by the conferees was subsequently passed by both the House and Senate and is now waiting the Pr es i dent's signature. �I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL J OH N W . G A RDN ER CHA I RMA N 18 19 H S T R EET . N . W , 20 June 1968 . WAS HI N GTO N, D . C . 2 0006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE RE PO RT (Curre nt a s o f June 20 , 1968 ) THE STAFF FROM: THE STATUS OF SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION The Eme r ge ncy Emp loy me nt and Trainin g Act of 1968 (Pub lic Ser vice Employme nt Bill ) Senate he a ri n gs hav e b e e n comp leted. Subco mmittee Ch a i r ma n Cl a r k e xp ects to comp l e t e ma rk-up the we e k of June 2 4th of a b i- par tis a n pub lic se r v ice e mp loyme nt bill. No dec isi on h as bee n made on str ate gy - wh e th e r to ame n d t h e Manp ower Ac t e x t e n si o n o r tes t Eme rgency Emp loy me nt in a v o te str ic t l y on its mer its. St at u s of Ho use Le gis l at ion Th e Se l e c t Subcommitte e on Lab or h a s schedul e d its l a s t he a rings f o r J u ne 26 t h and 27th. No de cision h as b ee n made on mark i ng up t h e b ill. The Reve n ue and Expe nditu re Co n trol Act o f 19 6 8 ( f o r me r l y t he Tax Ad jus t me nt Act o f 1968 ) The b ill contai n s a ten perce n t t a x s urch a rge a n d $6 billion i n budge t cut s . The Ho use pas sed the Confere nce re p o r t (th e b ill as agree d t o by t h e Confe r ees ) on J u ne 20 t h b y a vot e o f 26 8 to 150. The Se nat e comp l e t e d favor ab l e action on it on t h e 21s t, c l e a ring it for th e Pres i de nt ' s s i gn a t u re. The Pre si de nt h as r e lucta nt l y agree d to a c cep t t he $6 b ill ion in budge t cuts . Indications are a s ubs t a ntia l amo u nt of this will be out of n o n -essent ial de f e n se a nd spac e p rogr a ms . Al though ' Ways and Means Commi ttee Ch a irman Mills info rme d u s t hat the f ul l $6 bi l lion of cuts c oul d h e take n without a ff ec ti n g the urban a n d p over t y p ro gr ams, th e Ho u se Appro p ri a tions Cammi t t ee is pro_cee di n g t o ma k e si g ni f i can t cuts in th e se v it a l pro g r ams. TELEPHONE : 202 293- 153 0 �- 2 - Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate filed a clean bill, S.3497, and passed it substantially as introduced on May 28th. House The bill has been ordere d reported by the full committee and the report should be filed on Tuesday, June 25th. The House Committee dropped Title IV (bonding for New Communities) wh ich the Senate had retained at ·a $250 million level. This is one issue to be resolved in Con fere nce. Target d ate for House action is still mid-July. The Status of Appropr iations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the par t of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning l egislation of interest to the Action Council _ is: 1. The Housing a nd Urban Development Appropriat ions bill for Fis c a l Year 1969 pass e d the House on May 8th. It is in the Senate Appro pri at ions Subcommittee on Indep e ndent Offices. Final hearings are sch edul ed f or June 24th to hear NASA officials. The Subcommittee will then begin mark- up. The appr o priations proce ss for HUD is complicated by the fact that HUD is ask i ng the Senate Committee to approve appropriations which a re authorized in this year 's pending Housing Act: $1.4 billion for Urban Re newal (including projects in Model City areas ) for Fiscal Year 1970 plus $350 million in renewa l grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a suppl e men tal appropriation , the Administr at i o n would prefer holding up action on the Appropr i ati ons hill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passe d and signed. �- 3 - 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriat ions bill has been completed by the full Conuni ttee in the House and is sch e duled for House action on June 25th. Congre ss man Jamie Whitten (D-Miss.). amended the bill in the Committe e to prohibit use of funds app r opri a t e d by the bill to force busing of school children, to abolish any school or to f orce secondary school students to attend a particular school against the choice of parents. Every effort should be made to strike this amendrne nt on the floor of the House. Seve re cuts were ma de in the bill t h a t will a ffect e ffo r ts in gh e t t o schools. One o f these is the · cut in the Teacher Corps, $2.3 million below the approved level in 1968. The Administrati on budge t r e que st was $31.2 million (th e Hous e Committee approve d $15 million), but the Teach e r Corps could conti nue i t s pro g rams (including f o rward funding) with $24 million. 3. Th e Regular Supp lemental fo r Fiscal Year 1968 passed th e House and h a s b een re porte d by t he Senate Appropriations Commi t tee . Se n ato r s Yarbo rough and J avits su c ces s f ully ma n age d to amend t h e b ill in t he Commi ttee t o provi de $25 million for Head- S tart and $75 million fo r SunLme r Jobs p rogr ams. Many Co a lition members as si sted t h is e f fo r t by wi res and te l e phone calls t o k ey Commi ttee members. The b ill is schedul ed for Senate acti o n after th e Military Construction b ill - probab l y J u ne 25th. The House kill e d fundin g f o r these two programs when money for them was p u t in th e Urge nt Supp lemental two mon t h s ago. Key members i n the Hous e who wi ll l ike l y be Conferees are Represe n tatives F l ood , Natch er , Ne il Smith, Hull, Cas ey , Mahon, Laird , Mich e l , Shri v er , and Bow . I f the Senate does no t retain funds for t h ese t wo programs i n the Supp l emental appropriations bi l l , i t is unlike l y any other effort wi ll s u cceed . �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W . GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET. N . W . WASHINGTON . D. C . 20006 14 June 1968 WEEKLY LEGISIATIVE REPORT (Current as of June 14, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings have been completed. Subcommittee Chairman Clark has not been able to set up a meeting to discuss the broad, bi-partisan approach to this legislation (with Javits and Prouty), thus mark-up will be delayed. Administration Position There is no change in the Administration's position of opposition to the bill expected to be evidenced during debate. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor intends to schedule more hearings, but it is not definite as to when. There is a remote possibility that hearings can be completed before the end of the month. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (forme rly the Tax Ad justment Act of 1968) As pre v iously reported, the Senate -House Conferees agreed on a 10 per cent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budget cuts. TELEPHONE : 202 2 93·1530 �- 2 - The President has reluctantly agreed to accept the $6 billion in budget cuts. Indications are a substantial amount of this will be out of nonessential defense and space programs. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate filed a clean bill, S. 3497, and passed it substantially as introduced on May 28. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee has reported out its version of the bill. The bill is being marked-up by full Committee. Titles I through V have been acted on, with Title IV (bonding for New Communities) dropped altogether. The Senate allowed $250 million for Title IV. Realistically, the bill will not come up for passage in the House until mid-July. The Status of Appropriations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill for Fiscal .Year 1969 passed the House on May 8. It is in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Independent Offices. Hearings have been completed but the bill will not go to mark-up until the NASA authori zation bill clears the Conference Committe e (NASA's appropriation is part of the HUD appropriation bill) . The appropriations process for HUD is complicated by the fact that. HUD is asking the Senate Committee to approve appropriations which are authoriz ed in �- 3 - this y ear's Housing Act: '$1. 4 billion for Urban Re n ewa l (including projects in Model Ci ty areas) for Fiscal Ye ar 1970 plus $350 million in renewal grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the n e ed for a s uppleme ntal appropriatio~, the Administra tion would pre f er hold ing up action on the Appropri a tions bill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passed and signed. 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriations bill ha s not ye t b een marke d-up in Subcommittee . The bi l l is sta lle d b e c a u se of a n a ppreh e n s ion it will be cut up if reported soon. Strong efforts are warranted now to get the bill out and preserve the vital appropriations for education and antipove rty. 3. The Regul a r Supp l eme n ta l f o r F i s c a l Year 1 968 has bee n pass ed b y the House and is in mark-up in the S e nate Appropr iations subcommittee on Supple mentals, cha ire d b y Se n a tor Pas tore . No f unds f o r Head Start o r Summe r Jobs programs were inc lud e d i n the Hou se b i ll. An attempt will b e ma d e b y Se n a tor Yarborough on June 17 to a d d $2 5 million fo r Head Start in Sub commi ttee . Se nato r J avits , wh o attempted to add $ 5 1 million for Summe r Jobs and $25 mi ll ion for Head Start t o the Highway Appropriations bill on June 13 (the mot i on to tab l e .carr i e d b y o n l y 44 to 32, mak ing his effort close though uns u c c ess ful) , will like l y join i n th i s effo rt a n d may try to get f u nding for Summe r J obs als o . If the Se n ate does not add f und s f or t h ese two prog rams in the Supp l ementa l appropriat i ons b ill , it is u nlike ly any othe r effort wi l l succeed. 4 . The Ur gent Supplemental Appropr iat ion bill f or 1968 is sti ll technically in Conferen ce Committee. Al though it conta ins the funding f o r Head Start and Summer Jobs, for all p ractica l purposes, this measure is d ead. No one s hould be misled bec a use the Conference Committee ·h as been holding meetings on the bill. They are mere ly going through the motions. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET. N . W. WASHINGTON. D. C . 20006 14 June 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of June 14, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings have been completed. Subcommittee Chairman Clark has not been able to set up a meeting to discuss the broad, bi-partisan approach to this legislation (with Javits and Prouty), thus mark-up will be delayed. Administration Position There is no change in the Administration's position of opposition to the bill expected to be evidenced during debate. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor intends to schedule more hearings, but it is not definite as to when. There is a remote possibility that hearings can be completed before the end of the month. The Revenue and Ex penditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968) As p _r eviously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 per cent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budget cuts . TEL E PHON E : 20 2 293 -1530 . �- 2 - The Preside nt has relucta ntly a gree d to a ccept the $6 billion in budge t cuts. Indications are a substantial amount of this will b e out of nonessential d e fense and space programs. Housing and Urban Developme nt Act of 1968 Se n a te The Senate filed a clean bill, s. 3497, and pass e d it substantially as introduced on May 28. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee has reporte d out its version of the bill. The bill is b e ing mark e d- up b y full Committee . Titles I t hrou gh V h ave b een acted on, with Title IV (bonding for New Communities) droppe d altoge ther. The Senate allowed $250 million for Title IV. Rea listica lly , the b ill will not come up f or p assage in t h e House unt il mid-July . The Status of Appr o p riations Measure s The p r oposed s che d u l e o f acti on on the p art o f t he App ropriations Subcommi t t ees concern i n g l egi s l at ion o f intere st to the Action Council is: 1. The Hous ing and Urban Deve lopme nt Appropriations b ill for F i sca l Year 1 969 passed t he Hou se on May 8 . I t i s in t h e Senate Appropriations Subcommit tee on Indepe nde nt Offices . . Hearings have been comp l e ted but the bill will not go to mark-up until the NASA aut horization b ill c lears the Conference Committee (NASA's appropriation is part o f t h e HUD appropriat ion bill ) 0 The appropriat ions process f or HUD i s complicate d by the fact that HUD is asking the Se n a te Committee to approve appropriations which are authoriz e d. in .. �- 3 - this year's Housing Act: '$1.4 billion for Urban Renewal (including projects in Model City areas) for Fiscal Year 1970 plus $350 million in renewal grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a supplemental appropriatio~, the Administration would prefer holding up action on the Appropriations bill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passed and signed. 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriations bill has not yet b een marked-up in _Subcommittee. The bill is stalled because o f an apprehension it will be cut up if reported soon. Strong efforts are warranted now to get the bill out and preserve the vital appropriations for education and antipoverty. 3. The Regular Suppleme ntal for Fisca l Year 1968 has been passed by the House and is in mark-up in the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Supplementa ls, chaired by Senator Pastore. No funds for Head Start or Summe r Jobs programs we re included in the House bill. An attempt will be made by Senator Yarborough on June 17 to add $25 million f o r He ad Sta rt in Subcommittee . Se nator J avits , who attempted to add $51 million for Summe r Jobs and $25 million for Head Start to the Highwa y Appropri a tions bill on June 13 (the motion to table.carried by only 44 to 32, making . his effort clos e though unsuccessful), will likely join in this effo rt and may try to get funding for Summe r Jobs a l s o. I f the Senate does not add f unds f o r thes e two p rograms in the Supplemental appropriations bill, it is unlike ly any other effort will succeed. 4. The Urgent Supplemental Appropriation bil l for 1968 is sti ll technically in Confe r e nce Committee. Although it contains the funding for -Head Start and Summer Jobs, for al l practical purposes, this measure i s d ead. No one s hould be misled because the Conference Committee has b een holding meetings on the bill. They are mere l y going through the motions . ... �I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET, N . W . WASHINGTON , D . C. 20006 6 June 1968 . WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of June 6, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate heari~gs were completed Friday, May 24th. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is anxious to move ahead on the bill but full accord with Senators Javits and Prouty has not yet been reached. Such an accord does not appear to be an obstacle but until it is reached, the subcommittee will not attempt to mark-up the bill. If all moves well, mark-up will be before the end of June , It is still up in the air whether the subcommittee will attempt to amend the Manpower Act extension or report a clean bill. Administration Position There is no change in Administra~ion position opposition to the bill expected to be evidenced during debate. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor intends to schedule more hearings, but it is not definite as to when. There is a possibility that hearings can be completed before the end of the month. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax AdJustment Act of 1968) As previously r eported, the Senate - House Conferees agreed on a 10 per cent tax surcharge with $6 billion in b udget cuts. TELEPHpNE , 202 293-1530 �- 2 - Majority Leader Carl Albert has indicated on the floor of the House that the Administration will support the Conference report. The Conference Report is expected to be brought to the floor of the House on the 19th or 20th of June. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate filed a clean bill, S.3497, and passed it substantially as introduced on May 28th. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee has reported out its version of the bill. The measure as reported by the Subcommittee is now being reviewed and is expected to be, in some instances, amended by the full Banking and Currency Committee. Title I of the bill has been covered by the Committee and consideration of Title II will begin next Tuesday, June 11th. Mark-up sessions are expected to continue through the week. The Status of Appropriations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8th. Also, Subcommittee hearings have been completed in the Senate for HUD officials. The Committee has scheduled further hearings on other agencies for the 11th and 12th of June. On the 13th, for one day only, outside witnesses will be heard on all appropriations requests . before the Committee , including HUD. At that time Mayors and members of Congress are e x pected to testify . Other interested parties to fol low . Mar k - up is e x pected to take place the following week . with a tar get date for floo r action before the 4th of July whi ch seems unlik ely. �- 3 - The appropriations process for HUD is complicated by the fact that HUD is asking the Senate Committee to approve appropriations which are authorized in this year's Housing Act: $1.4 billion for Urban Renewal (including projects in Model City areas) for Fiscal Year 1q70 plus $350 million in renewal grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a supplemental appropriation, the Administration would prefer holding up action on the Appropriations bill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passed and signed. 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriations bill has not yet been marked-up in Subcommittee. The bill is stalled because of an apprehension i t will be cut up if reported soon. Strong efforts are warranted now to qet the bill out and preserve the vital appropriations for education and anti-poverty. 3. The Regular Supp lemental Appropriation (FY 1q68) is expected to be reported on June 7, 1968 by the full House Appropriations Committee. It does not, nor is i t likely to, contain appropriations for Head Start ($25 million) and the Summer Job Program ($75 million). It will be necessary to press for Senate amendments to the bill to get these funds. 4. The Urgent Supplemental Appropriation bill for 1968 is still technically in Conference Committee. Although i t contains the funding for Head Start and Summer Jobs, for all practical purposes, this measure is dead. No one should be mislead because the Conference Committee has been holding meetings on the bill. They are merely going through the motions. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W . GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET, N. W . WASHINGTON. D . C . 20006 May 31, 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT lCurrent as of May 31, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings were completed Friday, May 24th. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is anxious to move ahead and bring the measure to the floor of the Senate by the end of June. No problems are anticipated in developing an employment bill mutually acceptable to Chairman Clark and Senators Javits and Prouty. However, the original strategy of taking the employment amendments to the floor as part of the Manpower Act extension is now being ~eevaluated. Administration Position Secretary of Labor Wirtz testified in opposition to the bill saying that such legislation could not be enacted until a "national will to do more about these problems has been created." Indications are that the Administration will actively oppose the bill on the floor of the Senate. Coordination with House of Representatives House and Senate leaders are working together in an effort to develop bi ll s substantially identical in all major respects. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor expects to schedule additional hearings during the early part of June. TELEPHONE: 2 0 2 293· 1530 �- 2 - Several groups in favor of the legislation, including the Farmers' Union, have yet to testify. Witnesses representing the private business sector will be invited, as well as individuals and organizations experienced in problems of job creation. Hearings on extension of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) have been completed. The Subcommittee has not yet met to mark-up the bill but is expected to do so by the second week in June. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax AdJustment Act of 1968) As previously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 percent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budget cuts. The final Conference Report, however, has been delayed pending provision of additional back-up material on the tax exempt reve nue bond financing p r ovision. Majority Leader Carl Albert has announced that the Conference Report will not be debated on the floor of the House until June 12th. When the Conference Report is debated, no amendments will be permitte d -- the House mus t vote the r e port up or down. Representative - Burke of Massachusetts, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, sought to amend the Conference Committee bill on Wednesday, May 29 to l i mit budge t cuts to $4 billion , but los t the moti on b y a vote o f 259 to 1 37. Hous ing a nd Urba n De v e lopme nt Act of 1 96 8 Sen ate The Sen a t e fi l e d a clean bill , S.34 97 , a n d passed it substantially as introduced o n May 2 8th . House The Hous i ng Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee comp l e t ed mark-up of the bill last week. Full committee action is expected next week. Indications are that the House Committee will report out a bill substantially similar to the measure approved by the Senate Committee . House debate will. not begin until after Senate action on the bill has been completed. �- 3 - The Status of Appropriations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8th. Subcommittee hearings have been completed in the Senate. 2. The Labor-HEW-OEO Appropriation Bill has been marked up by the House Subcommittee. Expectations are that the bill will not be reported out until around mid June. It probably will not be debated on the floor of the House until after the Fourth of July. 3. The Regular Supplemental Appropriation Measure for 1968, we understand, is still held up pending receipt of the Federal Pay Supplemental. No full committee action is scheduled yet. The chances of seeing the Urgent Supplemental Conferees report out the additional $75 million for OEO Summer Programs and the additional $25 million for the year-round Head Start are growing increasingly dim. If the Congress is to approve these badly needed additional funds, efforts to persuade "swing" members from the House Appropriations Committee will need to be intensified . �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W, GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1619 H STREET, N . W . May 24, 1968 WASHINGTON , D. C . 20006 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of May 23, 1968) The Staff FROM: The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employme nt and Training Act o f 1968 Senate hearings will have been completed as of Friday, May 24. The Subcommittee is expec ted to s tart ma r k -up sessions next week. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is a n x ious to move ahead and bring the measure to the floor of the Sena te b y the end of June. No problems are anticipated in developing an employment b i ll mutually a cceptable to Chairman Clark and Senators Javits and Prouty. However , the original strategy of taking the e mployment amendments to the floor as part of the Manpowe r Act extension is now being reevaluated. Administration Pos ition S e cre tary of Labor Wirtz t e stified in opposition to the bill s aying th at such legislati on could not be e n a cted until a "national will to do more about these problems has been created." Indications a r e that the Administration will actively opp os e the bill on t he floo r o f the S e nate. Coo r d i n ation with House o f Represen tatives House and S en a te le ade rs a re working together i n an effort to d e ve l o p bill s s ubstant ially identic al i n all major respects. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor expects to schedule additional hearings during the early p a rt o f June. Several groups in favor of the legislation, including the Farmers' TELEPHONE: 202 293-15 3 0 �- 2 - Union, have yet to testify. Witnesses representing the private business sector will be invited, as well as individuals and organizations experienced in problems of job creation. Hearings on extension of the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) have been completed. The Subcommittee is scheduled to go into Executive Session for three days beginning Monday, May 27, and may decide to report out the MDTA bill alone at that time. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968) As previously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 percent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budge~ cuts. The final Conference Report, however, has been delayed pending provision of additional back-up material on the tax exempt revenue bond financing provision. Majority Leader Carl Albert has announced that the Conference Report will not be debated on the floor of the House until some time after Memorial Day. When the Conference Report is debated, no amendments will be permitted -- the House must vote the report up or down. However, Representative Burke of Massachusetts, a membe r of the House Ways and Means Committee, will seek to amend the Conference Committee bi ll on Wednesday, May 29, before it is brought to the floor for final action by offering a motion ins tructing the House Conferees to insist that spending cuts be held to the $4 billion which President Johnson has sai d is acceptable. The Burke motion dese r ves Action Council support. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate has completed hearings on the measure and has filed a clean bill, S.3497. Debate was scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 23. �- 3 - While the bill apparently enjoys generally favorable support in the Senate, spending issues are certain to be raised by more conservative membe rs. The Administration will need all possible resources to sustain the Banking and Currency Committee recommendations and pass the bill substantially as reported out. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee began mark-up of its version of the bill on Tuesday, May 21. Mark-up sessions are e x pected to be completed b y the midd le of nex t we ek. Indications are that the House Committee will report out a bill substantially similar to the measure approved by the Senate Committee. House debate will not begin until after Senate action on the bill has b e en comple ted. The Status of Appropriations Measure s The proposed sche dule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban De v elopment Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8 . Subcommitte e hearings have been completed in the Senate . 2 . The Labo r-HEW- OEO Approp r i ati on Bi ll is st i l l i n mark- up in t he Hou se Subcomm i t t ee. Exp ectat i o ns a r e that t he bill will n ot be r epo r ted out until around mid June . It p r obably will n ot be debated on the f l oo r o f the Hous e u ntil after t he Fourth of July. 3. The Re gu lar Supp l e ment al Appropri at i o n Me asu re f o r 1968, we u nderst and, i s still h eld up p ending r e c e i pt o f the Federal Pay Su pplemental. Th e cha nces o f seeing the Ur g ent Supplemental Conferees report out the additional $75 millio n for OEO Summer Programs a nd the additional $25 million for th e year- round Head Start are growing increasingly dim. If the Congress is to approve these badly needed additional funds, efforts to persuade "swing" members from the House Appropriations Committee will need to be intensified. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W . GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET. N . W . WASHINGTON. D. C . 20006 May 16, 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of May 16, 1968) The Staff FROM: Action Council Legislative Goals The present legislative goals of the Action Council's program for this year are: Substantive Legislation 1. Passage of the Administration's tax increase as part of the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968. (H.R. 15414) 2. Passage of the Administration's Housing and Urban Development bill substantially as introduced. 3. Passage of of 1968 as reconciled Javits and the Emergency Employment and Training Act introduced by Senator Clark and alternately to similar bills introduced by Senators Prouty. Appropriations 1. Full funding for OEO 's Poverty Program with $75 million in additional funds authorized for summer job programs and an additional $25 million appropriated for yearr ound Head Start programs. 2. Full funding of programs, particularly Rent Supplements , Public Housing, Model Cities, and Urban Renewal. 3. Exemption of all education programs from budget cuts and additional funding for Title I of the Elementar y and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Teache r Cor ps . T E L EPHONE: 2 0 2 293-1530 �- 2 - The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings are already in progress. Spokesmen for the Poor People's Campaign appeared before the Committee on May 8. Further hearings ended May 15 . The following parties, among others, have been asked to appear before the Subcommittee and testify on the proposed legislation: the Secretary of Labor; the Secretary of Commerce; Mr. Leo Beebe, the Coordinator of the national JOBS Program; Mr. I. W. Abel of the United Steelworkers; Whitney Young; William Zisch; Robert F. Cannagen of General Dynamics; the National Association of Manufacturers; and the u. s. Chamber of Commerce. The Subcommittee will hold its Ex ecutive Ses sion during the last week in May. The target date for Senate floor action is late June -- before the July 4 recess. The basic st r ate g y is to amend the Administr ation's bill S.2938 (with 33 co-sponsors) which is, in e ffect, a simple extension of the Manp ower De v e lopme nt a n d Training Ac t Program. The bill will be a Clark-Javits- F~outy compromise which, in effect, amends the National Manpower Act. Subcommittee members expe c t the compromi se manpowe r b i ll t o b e voted unanimous l y out o f Committee . Administration Position Al l indic ations are t hat the Administrat ion will take n o action to suppo rt t h e Clark-Javi ts-Pro uty bill. Coordination with House of Representatives At t his poin t, the Senat e has moved o n t he leg islation witho ut any specific reference to similar legislation which has been introduced in the Ho use and has not made any effort to coordinate its activities with the House Education and Labor Committee. �- 3 - The Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor scheduled hearings on H.R. 12280, the Guaranteed Employment Act, sponso r e d by Congressman James O'Hara {plus 80 others) , beginni ng Tuesday, May 7, for a week; to be continued May 20, for a week, with one additional week scheduled sometime during the month of June. Witnesses who have testified before the Subcommittee are as follows: May 7, George Meany ; May 8, Bayard Rustin and representatives of religious groups; and May 9, Ron M. Linton, representing John W. Gardner, Chairman of the Urban Coalition Action Council. The Subcommittee has scheduled separate hearings on H.R. 15045 which is the Administration's bill introduced by Represent a tive Elmer Holland to e x tend the Manpower Development and aTraining Act. The hearings took place on May 15 and 16. The outlook in the House for enactment of this legislati o n a ppears quite grim, a ccording t o Hous e propone nts . The Tax Adjustment Act of 1968 The Senate-House Conferees a greed on a 10 per cent tax sur c harge with $6 billion in bud get cuts. They have comple t e d a cti o n on the r e port a nd i t i s e viden t t h at if t h e $ 6 bil l ion is cut f r om t h e budge t, i t wi ll serious l y affect man y of the programs in which the Coalition is i nterested . Included in the Conferen ce r e port are other impo r tant measures in the Soc ial Sec urity f i e l d. (1 ) The freeze on aid to dependent children (AFDC) whi ch would have gone into e f f ect July 1, 1 968 is postponed o ne year to July l, 196 9. ( 2 ) Unemployed fathers will be entitled to receive AFDC (welf are ) benefits for those weeks in a month f or which they do not receive unemployment compens ation. Under existing law they cannot receive payments under both programs in the same month . �- 4 - The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Hearings have been completed on both the Senate and House versions of urban development legislation. The Senate filed the report on the bill (S.3497-S.Report 1123) on May 15. However, the Omnibus crime bill now before the Senate probably precludes action on the Housing bill for a week. The Housing Subcommittee of the House begins its executive mark-up of the bill on May 21. The subcommittee hopes to complete its mark-up of the bill that week, then go to full committee consideration the week of June 3. It should be reported out on or about June 15. House floor action will most likely be delayed until the Senate has a chance to pass the bill. Appropriations The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Coalition is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriation bill for fiscal year 1969 was passed on May 8, in the House of Representatives. Our objective was to hold to the Committee reported bill with $400 million for Model Cities, $100 million for Urban Renewal add-on, and $25 million for Rent Supplement . We achieved our objective . 2. The House Labor - HEW Appropriation bill for fiscal year 1969 is being marked - up in the subcommittee now with the hope of reporting it out of the full committee the first week of June . 3. The committee is holding up the Regular Supplementa l Appropriation for 1968 until it r ece ives the Federal Pay Supplemental. It is in this latter bill we hope to get fu n ding included for Head Start and summer job programs. The House Appropriations Committee is probably 20-40% mor e conservative by v o ting rec o rd than the House as a whole. To the e xtent that the Urban Coalition Actiqn Council members , parti cular ly those from the business sector, c an persuade " swing" members of the Hous e Appropriations Committee of the need for the OEO appropriat i ons , �- 5 - the Housing Appropriations, etc., and also persuade them that they are willing to see cuts in other less critical domestic areas, there is some possibility that the 90th Congress could close having provided the narrow minimum of resources needed to meet the most pressing urban needs. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL MEMORANDUM DATE: TO: FROM: April 30, 1968 All Concerned Parties Staff - Urban Coalition Action Council The following is a list of all the members of the House of Appropriations Committee. Those names which are underlined are key votes on the Committee. Please save this list. APPROPRIATIOI:-:S (Suite H218, phone 2771, meets upon call of chairman) Frank T. Bow, of Ohio. George H. Mahon , of Tex as. Mich ael J. Kirwan, of Ohio. Cha rle s R. Jonas , Jamie L. Whitten , of Mississipi. of North Ca rolina. Melvin R. Laird, of Wisconsin. George W. Andrews, of Alabama. John J. Rooney, of New York. Elford A. Cederberg, of Mich1.g-,:.:i . Rob e rt L . F . Sike s , of Florid a. Glenar d P. Lip scomb, Ot to E. Passman, of Louisiana. of California. Joe L. Evins , o f Tenne s s e e. John J. Rhodes, of Ariz ona. William E. Minsha ll, of Ohio. Edward P . Boland , of Ma ssachuse tts. William H. Na tcher , of Kentucky. Robert H. Michel , of Illinois. Daniel J . Flood , of Pennsylvan ia. Silvio 0. Conte, of Tom Steed , o f Oklahoma . of Mas sa.c h uset.t s. George E. Shipl ey , o f Illinois. Od in La nge~, of Minnesota. J'ohn M. Slack , J r ., o f West Vir g i n ia. Ben Reifel , of South Dakota . Joh n J . F lvn t, Jr . , o f Ge or gia. Glenn R. Davis, o f Wiscons in. N~a l Smith, of Iowa. Howar d W. Robi s on, of New York . Robe r t N. Giaimo , o f Connecticut Garner E. Shr ive r , of Kan sas. J ulia But ler Hansen , of Washington . Joseph M. McDade, of Char l es S. J oelson, o f New Jersey. Pennsylvania. Mark Andrews, of North Dakota. ~oseph P. Addabbo, o f New York. John J. McFa l l, of Cali f or nia. Will iam H. Harrison, o f Wyoming. W.R. Hull, Jr., of Missouri. Lou i s C. WyIT'.an, of New Hampshire ~ Jeffery Cohelan, of California. Burt L. Talcott , of Califo:;:r..ia. Tr.omas G. Morris_, of New Mexico. Charlotte T. Reid, of Illinois . Edward J . Patte n, of New Jersey. Donald W. Ri egle , J r . , Clarence D. Long, of Maryland. of Michigan. John O. Marsh, Jr ., of Virginia. Sidney R. Yates, of Illinois. Bob Casey, of Texas. David Pryor, of Arkansas. Kenneth Sprankle, Clerk and Staff Director. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W . GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET. N . W . WASHINGTON. D. C . 20006 May 16, 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of May 16, 1968) The Staff FROM: .• Action Council Legislative Goals . The present legislative goals of the Action Council's program for this year are: Substantive Legislation 1. Passage of the Administration's tax increase as part of the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968. (H.R. 15414) 2. Passage of the Administration's Housing and Urban Development bill substantially as introduced. 3. Passage of of 1968 as reconciled Javits and the Emergency Employment and Training Act introduced by Senator Clark and alternately to similar bills introduced by Senators Prouty. Appropriations 1. Full funding for OEO's Poverty Program with $75 million in additional funds authorized for summer job programs and an additional $25 million appropriated for yearround Head Start programs. 2. Full funding of programs , particularly Rent Supplements, Public Housing, Model Cities, and Urban Renewal. 3. Exemption of all education programs from budget cuts and additional funding for Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Teacher Corps. TELEPHONE: 202 293-1530 �' - 2 - The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings are already in progress. Spokesmen for the Poor People's Campaign appeared before the Committee on May 8. Further hearings ended May 15. The following parties, among others, have been asked to appear before the Subcommittee and testify on the proposed legislation: the Secre tary of Labor; the Se cret ary of Commerce ; Mr. Le o Beebe , the Coo r dinator of the nation a l JOBS Program; Mr. I. W. Abel of the United Steelworkers; Whitney Young; William Zisch; Robert F . Cannagen of General Dynamics; the National Association of Manufacturers; and the U. s. Chamber of Commerce . The Subcommit t ee wi ll hold its Ex ecutive Ses sion during the last week in May . The target date for Senate floor action is late June - - before the July 4 recess. Th e b a sic st rat e g y i s to ame n d the Admin i str ati on's bill S.2938 (wit h 33 co- s p ons o rs ) wh i ch is, in effect , a simple exten s ion of t he Ma np ower De v e lopment and Trai nin g Act Program. The bill will be a Clark-Javits -F~outy compromise wh ich, in effe ct , amends the Na t i o nal Manpower Act. Subcommitte e members exp e c t t h e compr omis e manpowe r bill to b e v o ted unanimously o u t o f Committee. Admin i st ration Pos i tion All indi c a t i o ns are that the Administration wil l take no act i on to suppor t the Cla r k-J a vits- Pr o uty b i ll . Co o rdination with House of Represen tativ es At thi s point , t h e Senate has moved o n the legislation witho ut any specific reference to similar legislation whi ch has been i n tro d u ced in the House and has not made any effort to coordinate its activities with the Hous e Education and Labor Committee. �- 3 - The Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor scheduled hearings on H.R. 12280, the Guaranteed Employment Act , sponsored by Congressman James O'Hara {plus 80 others), beginning Tuesday, May 7, for a week; to be continued May 20, for a week, with one additional week scheduled sometime during the month of June. Witnesses who have testified before the Subcommittee are as follows: May 7, George Meany ; May 8, Bayard Rustin and representatives of religious groups; and May 9, Ron M. Linton, representing John W. Gardner, Chairman of the Urban Coalition Action Council . The Subcommittee has scheduled s e parate hear i ngs on H.R. 15045 which is the Administration's bill introduced by Representative Elmer Holland to e x tend the Ma npowe r Development and aTraining Act. The hearings took place on May 15 and 16. The outlook in the House fo r e nactment of this legis lat i on appears quite grim , a ccording to Hou s e p r oponen ts . The Tax Adjustment Act of 1968 Th e Senate-House Con ferees agreed on a 10 pe r cent tax sur c harge with $6 billion in budget cuts . Th e y h a ve comp l eted act i on on the repo r t and it is evident that i f the $6 bill i on is cut f r om the b udge t, it will seri ously affect many o f the p r og r ams in wh ich t h e Co al ition i s inte r ested . I nc l uded i n the Confere nce r epo r t a re o ther impo r tant me asures i n the Soc ial Sec uri ty fi e l d . (1 ) The fre e ze on aid t o dependent children (AFDC) whi c h wou ld have g one into effe ct J uly 1, 1968 is postponed one year t o J uly 1, 1 969. (2) Une mploye d fathers will be entitled to receive AFDC (welfare) benefits for those weeks in a month for which they do not receive unemployment c ompensation. Under e xi sting law they cannot receive payments under both prog r ams in the same month. �- 4 - The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Hearings have been completed on both the Senate and House versions of urban development legislation. The Senate filed the report on the bill (S.3497-S.Report 1123) on May 15. However, the Omnibus crime bill now before the Senate probably precludes action on the Housing bill for a week. The Housing Subcommittee of the House begins its e x ecutive mark-up of the bill on May 21. The subcommittee hopes to complete its mark-up of the bill that week, then go to full committee consideration the wee k of June 3. It should be reported out on or about June 15. House floor action will most likely be delayed until the Senate has a chance to pass the bill . Appropriations The proposed schedule o f action on the part of the Appropri ations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Coalition is : 1. The Housing and Urban Dev elopment Appropriation bill for fiscal year 1969 was passed on May 8 , in the House of Represen t a tive s . Our objective was to hold to the Committee reported bill with $400 million for Model Cities , $100 million fo r Urban Renewal add-on, and $25 million for Rent Supplement . We achieved our o b jecti ve . 2. The Hou s e Labor -HEW Appropr iat i o n bill f o r fiscal ye ar 1 969 is being mark ed - up i n t he sub committee n ow wi th the hop e of r epo r ting i t out o f t he f ull commi ttee the f ir st we ek o f Jun e . 3. The c ommittee is h o lding up the Regular Supplemental Appr o pr ia tion for 1968 until it r e ceives the Fe deral Pay Suppl e mental. I t is in this latter bill we h o p e to get funding inc lude d f or Head Start and summer job pro grams. The House Appropriations Committee is probably 20 - 40% more conservative by voting r ecord than the House as a whole. To the e xten t that the Urban Coalition Action Council members, particularly those from the business sector , c an per s uade " swing " members of the House Appropriations Committee of the need for the OEO a ppropriations, �- 5 - the Housing Appropriations, etc., and also persuade them that they are willing to see cuts in other less critical domestic areas, there is some possibility that the 90th Congress could close having provided the narrow minimum of resources needed to meet the most pressing urban needs. �THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL MEMORANDUM DATE: TO: FROM: April 30, 1968 All Concerned Parties Staff - Urban Coalition Action Council The following is a list of all the members of the House of Appropriations Committee. Those names which are underlined are key vot es on the Committ ee. Please save this list. APPROPRIATIONS (Suite H218, phone 2771 , meets upon call of chairman) George H. Mahon, of Tex as. Frank T. Bow, of Ohio. Michael J. Kirwan, of Ohio. Char l e s R. Jonas, Jamie L. Whitten , of Mi.ssissipi. of North Ca r olina. George W. Andrews, of Alabama. Me lvin R. Laird, of Wisconsin. John J . Rooney, o f New York. Elford A. Cederberg, o f Michiga!1. Robert L. F . Sikes , o f Florida. Glenard P. Lipscomb, Ot to E. Passman, of Louisiana. of California. Joe L. Evins, of Tennessee . John J. Rhodes, of Arizona. Edward P. Boland . of Massachusetts. William E. Minsh all, of Ohio. Wi lliam H. Na tcher, of Kentucky. Robert H. Michel , of Illinois. Daniel J. Flood, of Pennsylvania. Silvio 0. Conte , of Tom Steed, o f Oklahoma . of Massachuse t ts. George E. Shipley, of Illinois. Odin La ngen , of Minnesota. J ohn M. Slack, J r . , of West Virginia. Ben Re i fel , of Sout h Dakot a. J ohn J . F l ynt, Jr ., o f Geor gia . Glenn R. Da vis, o f Wis consin. Nea l Smith, of Iowa . Howar d W. Robi son , o f New Yor k. Robert N. Giaimo, of Connect icut Garne r E . Shr i ver, o f Kansas. Julia But l er Hansen, of Washington. Jos e ph M. McDade, of Charles S . Joelson , o f New J er sey . Pennsylvania . Joseph P . Addabbo , of New York. Mark Andrews, of North Dakota. John J . McFall, of Cali f ornia . Wi l l i am H. Harrison, of Wyoming . W.R. Hu l l, Jr., of Missouri. Loui s C. Wyman, of New Hampshire~ Jeffery Cohelan, of California . Burt L . Talcott, of California. '1'1'.omas G. Morris, of New Mexico. Charlotte T. Reid, of Illinois. Edward J. Patten, of New Jersey. Donald W. Riegle , Jr., Clarence D. Long, of Maryland. of Michigan. John O. Marsh, Jr., of Virginia. Sidney R. Yates , of Illinois . Bob Casey , of Texas. David Pryor, of Arkansas. Kenneth Sprankle, Clerk a~d Staff Director. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 1, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT LEGISLATION During the week Senators Javits (R-NY) and Yarborough (D-Tex) introduced a bill (S3013) to provide $150 million for summer jobs and anti-poverty programs. They were joined by 19 co- · sponsors from both parties. The bill was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which held hearings on Wednesday. Sponsors of the measure hope for early action. Attached is a fact sheet dealing with the need for a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity and special summer jobs, education, and recreation programs. LOCAL COALITIONS Niagara Falls, New York, held an urban coalition organizational meeting this week. Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr., addressed the meeting to explain the national program and review programs and activities of other local coalitions. The participa nts, representative of all segments o f the community, ple dge d s uppor t to the new organization . Task f orces we re e sta b lish e d in s i x a r eas --housing, e ducation , rec r e a tion , job training, job d e velopment and communications and public suppor t - and an e x ecutive d irector was named. The executive , Lester Ni es z, i s a r etired consultan t to t he Car borund um Compa ny and is serving as an unp aid vo l unteer. Two other people o ffered their assistance as volunt eer staff members, the Hotel Niagara agreed t o donate o ffice space , and a local furniture store is · lending office equipment. COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT Public Relations Directors of organizations represented on the Steering Committee are urged to attend a meeting arranged especially for them in the Time-Life Building in New York City, Friday, March 8. Invitations giving the time and other details of the meeting have been sent to the individuals. John w. Gardner, new e x e c utive head of the Urban Coalition, is scheduled to meet wi th the group. National Coordinators .: John Feild./ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �Page Two With regard to the second Administration decision, America's fifty largest cities have already received, in the aggregate, $1.5 million in planning grants for constructive summer programs. Comments by ,representatives of local government and community agencies at the recent national conference held by the President's Council on Youth Opportunity clearly indicated that cut-backs in available federal assistance are already aggrevating community frustrations and tensions. In summary, community leaders in the country's largest cities are now faced with the dual problem of dollar cut-backs in existing working programs and the financial inability to meet summer unrest with soundly planned and thought out courses of action. It is apparent that the federal funds now available are inadequate to meet even minimal program needs in employment, education and recreation, if urban areas are to avoid serious discontent and disturbances this summer. The supplemental appropriation proposed below would substantially meet known program needs if enacted soon enough to be put to work before the summer commences. The Proposal To meet the basic needs requires a supplemental appropriation combining the amount of last year's supplemental appropriation ($75 million) with a level of financial commitment based on the most recent needs assessment for poverty programs. An appropriate measure would acknowledge the reasonableness of the Administration's fiscal '68 budget request for poverty programs, restore NAB diverted funds to about-to-be-cut programs, and make use of already expended planning dollars to improve the special programs of last year. Such a proposal would include: 1. $104 million to upgrade the current OEO appropriation to the requested authorization level for fiscal '68 (pro-rated for the remainder of the fiscal year); 2. $100 million to replace funds diverted to the NAB program; 3. The $75 million special summer supplemental for a total supplementary appropriation of $279 million . This amount would ostensibly give OEO sufficient dollars to meet ongoing program needs and meet the minimum commitment of last year's summer programs. �A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FACTS AND A PROPOSAL The Current Situation In the past few weeks the Administration has made public two decisions that will have substantial immediate impact on urban programs to fight poverty and which may materially affect such programs for some time to come. These decisions were: 1. To fund the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) program primarily out of e x isting Office of Economic Opportunity appropriations; 2. To not seek supplemental funds for special summer programs as was done last year . The first of these decisions will have the greatest impact. The NAB program will channel $100 million from such activities as Head Start , Neighborhood Youth Corps, and Job Corps into efforts to train and place hard-core unemployed. The NAB effort, if effective, would result in the training/placement of about 28,000 hard-core unemployed during this fiscal year. However, the funding method used will substantially reduce , if not negate, t he effectiveness of the program as it will : 1. Reduce the number of fundable Job Corps Centers by si x teen , thereby reducing available enrollee openings by 6 , 800; 2 . Lower Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollment by 170 , 000 schoo l age youths from low-income families; 3 . Reduce Head Start capacity for accepting t he very young chi ldren of poverty by 13 , 000 student places . The mult i p l i e r e ff e ct of the se reductions is substanti al . Community p r ogr ams , e x clus ive of Head Start wi ll be forced to lay- off 7, 000 n on- p r ofess i o n a l p e ople, most of whom were previously membe r s of th e p ove r t y pop u l ati o n. Head Star t wi ll be fo r ced to lay- off 2,5 00 n o nprofes si o nal s fr om t h at same group. There is n o estima t e o f the n umbe r of moth e r s who will r e vert to welfare roll s beca use they have bee n deprived of t he day-care s e rvices inherent in He ad Start. The impact of OEO cut- backs on individual c ommunities is exemplified in the cases of New York and Atl a nta. Summer Youth Corps openings in New York City are to be reduced from last year's 24,000 to 8,000. In Atlanta, the community action pro grams are to be cut back 32% and Head Start 25%. By the above stated program cuts the Administration has been forced to fund the creation of about 28,000 potential jobs at a cost of 9,500 lay-offs of adults, the cut-back of 170,000 training places for Neighborhood Youth Corps students, the reduction of 13,000 studen t s in Head Start, and the elimination of sixteen Job Corps Centers . �PAGE TWO NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN The National Alliance of Businessmen, whose membership contains many individuals also active in the Urban Coalition, met in Washington this week. Christopher Mould, Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director of the Coalition, addressed the group and stressed the need for the two organizations to complement each other's efforts in securing assistance for the hard-core unemployed. Mould will also speak to the first of three AFL-CIO conferences on social security on Saturday, March 2, to explain the work of the Coalition. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT Printing of the proceedings of the very productive Regional Private Employment Conference held by the Coalition on December 13, 1967, in Atlanta has been accomplished. 'rhe booklet, entitled "'rhe Urban Coalition, Phase II, Expanding Employment Opportunities," is being mailed to the entire Coalition mailing list. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. Stee,;ng CommHtee Co-cha;,men.- And,ew He;ske// / A. PMHp Randolph LEGISLATION 20006 l(;t'O} c;)) 0I:)\ ~J /[;]/ March 1 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT V 1~ \l J~ (_]?' During the week Senators Javits (R-NY} and Yarborough (D-Tex) introduced a bill · (S3013} to provide $150 million for summer jobs and anti-poverty programs. They were joined by 19 c.osponsors from both parties. The bill was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which held hearings on Wednesday. Sponsors of the measure hope for early action. Attached is a fact sheet dealing with the need for a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity and special summer jobs, education, and recreation programs. LOCAL COALITIONS Niagara Falls, New York, held an urban coalition organizational meeting this week. Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr., addressed the meeting to explain the national program and review programs and activities of other local coalitions. The participants, representative of all segments of the community, pledged support to the new organization. Task forces were established in six areas--housing, education, recreation, job training, job development and communications and public support-and an executive director was named. The executive, Lester Niesz, is a retired consultant to the Carborundum Company and is serving as an unpaid volunteer. Two other people offered their assistance as volunteer staff members, the Hotel Niagara agreed to donate office space, and a local furniture store is lending office equipment. COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT Public Relations Di r ectors of organi zations represented on the Steering Committee are urged to attend a meeting arranged especially for them in the Time-Life Building in New York City, Friday, March 8. Invitations giving the time and other details of the meeting have been sent to the individuals. John w. Gardner, new executive head of the Urban Coalition, is scheduled to meet with the group • National Coordinators: John Feild,/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �Page Two With regard to the second Administration decision , America's fifty largest cities have already received, in the aggregate, $1 . 5 million in planning grants for constructive summer programs . Comments by representatives of local government and community agencies at the recent national conference held by the President's Council on Youth Opportunity clearly indicated that cut-backs in available federal assistance are already aggrevating community frustrations and tensions. In summary, community leaders i n the coun try ' s lar gest cities are now faced with the dual problem of dollar cut-backs in existing working programs and the financial inability to meet summer unrest with soundly planned and thought out courses of action. It i s apparent that the federal funds now available are inadequate to meet even min imal program needs i n e mployme nt, education and r e c re ation , i f urban a r e as are to avoid serious d i scon tent a n d disturbances this summer. The supplemental appropriation proposed below would substantially meet known program needs if enacted soon enough to be put to work before the summer commences. The Proposal To meet the b asi c need s requ ires a supple me ntal a ppr opr i a t i on combining the amount o f last year's supplemental appropriation ($75 million) with a leve l of financial commitment based on the most r e cent nee ds ass essment f o r poverty programs . An a p pro priate meas u re would a c k nowledg e the reas o nableness o f t he Administration's fis c a l '68 b udget request f o r poverty pro grams, resto re NAB diverted f u nds t o a bout- to - be-cu t p r ograms, and make use of already e xpended plann ing dollar s t o improve the special programs o f l ast year. Such a propo sal would include: 1. $104 million to upgrade the current OEO appro priation to the requested authorization level for fiscal '68 (pro-rated for the remainder of the fiscal year ) ; 2. $1 00 million to replace funds diverted t o the NAB program; 3. The $75 mil l ion special summer supple mental f o r a total supplementary appropriation of $279 million. This amount would ostensibly give OEO sufficient dollars to meet ongoing program ne eds and meet the minimum commitment of last year's summer programs. �A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FACTS AND A PROPOSAL The Current Situation In the past few weeks the Administration has made public two decisions that will have substantial immediate impact on urban programs to fight poverty and which may materially affect such programs for some time to come. These decisions were: 1. To fund the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) program primarily out of existing Office of Economic Opportunity appropriations; 2. To not seek supplemental funds for special summer programs as was done last year. The first of these decisions will have the greatest impact. The NAB program will channel $100 million from such activities as Head Start, Neighborhood Youth Corps, and Job Corps into efforts to train and place hard-core unemployed. The NAB effort, if effective, would result in the training/placement of about 28,000 hard-core unemployed during this fiscal year. However, the funding method used will substantially reduce, if not negate, the effectiveness of the program as it will: 1. Reduce the number of fundable Job Corps Centers by si x teen, thereby reducing available enrollee openings by 6,800 ; 2. Lower Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollment by 170,000 schoolage youths from low-income families; 3 . Reduce Head Start capacity for accepting the very young children of poverty by 13,000 stud~nt places . The multiplier effect of these reductions is substantial . Community programs, exclusive of Head Start will be forced to lay- off 7 , 000 non-professional people, most of whom were previously members of the poverty population . Head Start will be forced to lay- o ff 2,5 00 nonprofessionals from that same group . There is no estimate of the number of mothers who will revert towel fa re r olls because they have been deprived of the day - care services inherent in Head Start. The impact of OEO cut-backs on individual communities is exemplified in the cases of New Yo rk and Atlanta. Summer Youth Corps openings in New York City are to be reduced from last year's 24,000 to 8,000. In Atlanta, the community action programs are to be cut back 32% and Head Start 25%. By the above stated program cuts the Administration has been forced to fund the creation of about 28,000 potential jobs at a cost of 9 ,500 lay- off~ of adults, the cut-back of 170 , 000 training places for Neighborhood Youth Corps stude nts, the reduction of 13,000 students in Head Start, and the elimination of six teen Job Corps Centers. �PAGE TWO NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN The National Alliance of Businessmen, whose membership contains many individuals also active in the Urban Coalition, met in Washington this week. Christopher Mould, Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director of the Coalition, addressed the group and stressed the need for the two organizations to complement each other's efforts in securing assistance for the hard-core unemployed. Mould will also speak to the first of three AFL-CIO conferences on social security on Saturday, March 2, to explain the work of the Coalition. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT Printing of the proceedings of the very productive Regional Private Employment Conference held by the Coalition on December 13, 1967, in Atlanta has been accomplished. '11he booklet, entitled "The Urban Coalition, Phase II, Expanding Employment Opportunities," is being mailed to the entire Coalition mailing list. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 29, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT This is the last of the National Coordinator's Weekly Reports, initiated by John Feild and myself September 29. They were begun because we felt that members of the Steering Committee should be kept as currently advised as possible about action to implement the policies of the Steering Committee. John Feild returned to his duties at the u. S. Conference of Mayors in January, but he has continued to provide invaluable assistance and consultation to the Coalition. I have remained at my post to help as much as I could in the transfer of responsibilities and duties to Chairman John Gardner. Having been associated with and having worked for John Gardner over the past year and a half on special assignments at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, it has been especially gratifying to continue that relationship; and, at his request, I will be available , at his call, to consult and assist on Coalition projects. In the meantime, I shall devote my efforts to completing a book and pursuing my normal professional activities in the environmental management field. However, I cannot relinquish my coordinator's title or cease the issuing of this report without a strong and warm thank you to the members of the Steering Committee and their representatives who have been so supportive and helpful during the past seven months . It has been a most g r atifying experience working for the Steering Committee and par ticularly working for Andrew Heiskell . I look fo rwa r d to a con tinuing i nvolvement in the Coalition. COALITION STAFF ADDIT I ONS Chairman Gardne r has announc ed that Lisle C . Carte r, J r., former Assis t ant Se cre tary of Health , Educ ation and Wel f a r e , wi l l b e Deputy Dire ctor o f t h e Urb a n Coal i t i o n. Mr. Carter's resignation at HEW became e ffective March 23 . He had been Assistant Secretary for Individual and Family Services. He also served as Di rector of the Ce nter f o r Community Planni n g , where he he l ped i mp l ement the Model Cities Program . National Coordinators . John Feild/ Roi]··M. Linton I Telephone 293-1530 �WEEKLY REPORT (2) MARCH 29, 1968 Mr. Gardner also announced that Mrs. Sarah Collins Carey has been appointed a Staff Associate of the Coalition. Mrs. Carey, an attorney, served as Consultant to the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders during the preparation of its report. She has been associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold and Porter since August, 1965. Harold Levy and Robert Meier, assistants to Mr. Gardner at HEW, had previously joined the staff of the . Coalition as Special Assistants to the Chairman. LEGISLATION Chairman Gardner will testify in support of an emergency public service employment program on April 1 before the Subcommittee on Employment, Manpower and Poverty of the Senate Labor Committee. �rhe urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N . w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 S~eering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Ra ndolph March 25, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Steering Committee and Working Committee Members FROM: The Urban Coalition Office SUBJECT: CORRECTION--Executive Committee Meeting Minutes Enclosed you will find the fourth page of the Executive Committee minutes which were sent to you as an attachment to the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report. Our mailers inadvertently omitted this page. National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �MINUTES March 11th Meeting Page 4 Committee members, the Committee endorsed the proposal. (The statement of the Urban Coalition Executive Committee with regard to an OEO supplemental appropriation was sent as an attachment to the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report) . The final legislative item considered was the need for further action this Spring to support the passage by Congress of appropriate legislation creating a public service employment program as called for in the Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals, and Commitments. It was pointed out that a bill for this purpose had been recently introduced by Senator Joseph Clark (D-Pa.) and that similar bills were expected shortly from Rep. James O'Hara (D-Mich.) and Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY). The Committee then unanimously agreed to a restatement to the public of the Coalition's position on public service employment as previously expressed in a September statement supporting the then-pending Clark-Javits bill. (This statement was also an attachment to the last Weekly Report). Discussion then ensued concerning the possibility of a comprehensive public statement to be released by Chairman Gardner speaking for the Ex ecutive Committee covering housing, employment and the OEO supplemental appropriation . After considerable discussion, i t was agreed that the Chairman should issue as soon as possible a comprehensive statement combining the three separate documents agreed upon by appending a single page summar (Summary was sent as attachment to last Weekly Report) . The ne x t item of business considered was the report of the Pr e sident ' s Advi sory Commission on Civil Di so r ders . Mayo r J o hn Lindsay shared with the Committe~ his perspective on the r eport as CoChai rman o f the Advisory Commission . Afte r hearing f r om Mayor Lindsay and after a b r ief discussion , the Committee unani mously v oted to go on r eco r d as str ongl y endors i ng the Commi ss i o n repo rt. (A statement e ndo r s i ng the r epor t wa s a t t a c h ed t o the l a s t We ekly Re p o rt). The final acti o n taken by t he Exe cu t ive Commit t ee was to set April 8th as the d a te o f the n e xt mee ting s o f the Executive Committee and of th e Steering Committee . Bo th me eti n gs will be in Washington--the Executive Committe e mee ting at 2: 00 p.m. (to further consider the organizational plans of Chairman Gardner) and the Steering Committee meeting at 4:00 p.m. (·to receive the recommendations of the Executive Committee). Chairman Gardner adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co -cha i rmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph CORRECTION MEMORANDUM TO : Members of Steering Committee and Working Committee FROM: Urban Coalition Office SUBJECT: Correction in March 1st Weekly Report DATE: March 4, 1968 PLEASE NOTE: Our printers inadvertently collated the Weekly Report and its attachment in the wrong order ~ What appears now as Page Two of the Weekly Report is actually Page 'Iwo of the "Proposal" and, conversely, what appears now as Page Two of the "Proposal" is actually Page Two of the Weekly Report. National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building We s t / 1819 H Stre e t, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heis kell/ A. Philip Randolph March 8, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT LOCAL COALITIONS Mayor Bruno Giordano of Stamford, Connecticut, called a meeting this week of representatives of various segments of the community to form the steering committee of an urban coalition. Task forces were formed for housing, recreation, employment, job training and communications and public support. Charles Ukkerd, manager of community relations for Pitney-Bowes, Inc., is on loan as special aide to the Mayor to assist in the establishment of a coalition. Mayor Floyd Hyde of Fresno, California, has invited the mayors of major California cities to a meeting on March 15 to discuss the formation of a statewide coalition. The meeting is a follow-up to the resolution passed last year by the California League of Cities calling for the establishment of coalitions in all cities of the state, and a statewide coalition. SAVINGS INDUSTRY COMMITTEE The United States Savings and Loan League and the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks have announced the for mation of a Joint Savings Bank-Savings and Loan Committee on Urban Problems . Representatives of the two associations met with President Johnson on Wednesday to discuss the new program, and the announcement was made from the White House . Chairman John W. Gardner represented the Urban Coalition at the White House meeting . The Joint Committee will urge member ins t itutions to invest in housing and reconstruction progr ams and in other ways parti cipate actively in efforts to so lve urban p r oblems . COMMUNICATIONS Life magaz i n e this we ek p r ese nts a d r a mati c a nd moving acc o unt of poverty in the citie s. Th e i ss ue a ls o h as an a rticl e by Urban Coalitio n Ch airman John W. Gardne r . National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �WEEKLY REPORT (2) MARCH 8, 1968 The complete text of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders is available on the newstands in a Bantam Books paperback: price, $1.25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT Enclosed is a copy of the Weekly Legislative Report the Coalition is now sending to leaders of local coalitions. It is designed to provide them with current information on the status of legislation important to the cities. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 22, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT California Statewide Coalition The Mayors of Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles _ and Compton -- and representatives of three other California cities -- met at Fresno on March 14 and agreed to launch a statewide urban coalition. It will be the first such organization to be formed. A statement released by the group invited other Mayors to join in the new undertaking and called for a "comprehensive effort to reorder the priorities by which our State resources are being allocated to the resolution of urban problems." Christopher Mould, Deputy National Coordinator of the Urban Coalition, met with the group. Educational Disparities The Task Force on Educational Disparities met in Washington on March 20. The members recommended to the Steering Committee that the Coalition immediately initiate an effort to prevent cut-backs in federal programs of assistance to education in the current austerity drive. Local Coalitions Mayor Alfonso Cervantes of St . Louis , Missouri has informed Chairman Gardner of that city's intention to form an urban coalition. At meetings last week , community representat i ves of the city of Buffalo , New York decided to launch a coalitio n immediatel y a n d formed an organi zing c ommittee fo r t hat pu r p o se . Ex e cut ive Committee Att a ched a r e the minut e s of the Executive Committee meeting which was held on Monday, March 11, 1968 . National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING March 11, 1968 Time-Life Building New York, New York Attendees: Mr. Arnold Aronson Mayor Joseph M. Barr Mr. Frederick J . Close Dr. Arthur Flemming Mr. Andrew Heiskell Mr. Philip Sorenson (representing J. Irwin Miller} Mr. Bayard Rustin (representing A. Philip Randolph} Mr. Irving Bluestone (representing Walter Reuther} Mayor James H.J. Tate (accompanied by Harry Galfan} Mr. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Mr. Joseph H. Allen Mayor John V. Lindsay (accompanied by Jay Kriegel and Peter Tufo} Rabbi Henry Siegman (representing Rabbi Jacob Rudin) Mr. Theodore Schlesinger Mr. John Gardner Mr. Ron M. Linton (National Coordinator) Mr. John Gunther (of the U. S. Conference of Mayors) Mr. John Feild (of the U. S. Conference of Mayors} Mr. Christopher Mould (Deputy National Coordinator) Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. He opened with a brief statement welcoming Mr. John Gardner as Chairman and e x pressing his thanks to Committee members for the support and cooperation h e had enjoyed in his role as Co-Chairman . He then turned the meeting over to Cha irman Gardner. Chairman Gardner indicated that he would be grateful if Messrs. Heiskell and Randolph wou ld agree t o continue as Co - Chai rmen . This suggestion was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Committee , and agreed to by Mr. Heiskell and by Mr. Rustin repre senting Mr. Randolph . Chairman Gardner then discussed his views on the appropriate func tions of the Urban Coalition at the nati o nal level. (An outline statement of these potential functions as developed by the Chairman is attached to and incorporated in these minutes). The Committee , after discussion, endorsed the several functions delineated . National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �MINUTES March 11th Meeting Page 2 The Chairman then turned to the matter of reorganization of the national Urban Coalition to carry out the functions agreed upon. In this connection, Mr. Gardner suggested the creation of a subcommittee on reorganization to which he could refer for consultation as reorganization plans are developed. The Executive Committee approved the designation of a subcommittee on reorganization. The following Executive Committee members were appointed to this subcommittee: Co-Chairmen Heiskell and Randolph George Meany Walter Reuther J. Irwin Miller (Mr. Heiskell will serve as chairman) Chairman Gardner will take up with this committee such matters as potential expansion of Steering Committee membership, key appointments to the professional staff of the Coalition, the Coalition's task force and committee structures, and related significant plans. Mr. Gardner reported that consultation with legal counsel indicated that there were no obstacles to the creation of two organizational entities --one tax exempt and the other not, to carry out the work of the Coalition. Both entities would be under the jurisdiction of the Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the Coalition. The tax-exempt e ntity would receive potential foundation grants available to the Coalition as well as private contributions to carry out the rendering of technical assistance to local coalitions and non-legislative program efforts. The non- tax-exempt entity would carry out the legislative work of the Coalition. The Executive Committee unanimously authorized Chairman Gardner to proceed. Mr. Gardner then reported that he was further developing the Coalition's cooperative working relationships with appropriate government agencies and national organizations. To date, this has included creating linkage with the White House through Mr. Joseph Califano, and the National Alliance of Businessmen through Messrs. Henry Ford, II, and Leo Beebe. With respect to the National Alliance of Businessmen, the Chairman reported that he had pledged to the NAB the support of the Urban Coalition and given assurances that program efforts of the Coalition would be complementary. These assurances included. the pledge that every effort would be made to include NAB local chairmen in the de v e lopment and functioning of local coalitions. �MINUTES March 11th Meeting Page 3 The next item discussed by the Committee was the matter of Coalition finances . Mr. Gardner stated that in conversations with the Ford Foundation he had received assurance of substantial support. For the purpose of these conversations he had developed tentative plans for an annual operating budget of $1.3 million. In view of the s ~ ope of our objectives, however, it seemed prudent to set a fund-raising goal of $2 million. The $1.3 million figure reflected, Mr. Gardner stated, an estimated need for a staff approximating fifty persons, one half of that number to be professionals . The Ford Foundation, Mr. Gardner reported, was prepared to match, dollar for dollar, funds raised by the Coalition. In this connection, Mr. Gardner indicated that he planned to include one professional on the staff devoting full time to fund raising. The Ford Foundation, he said, had agreed to provide "start-up funds" immediately for the period of March 1 to June 1, amounting to approximately $200,000. Chairman Gardner requested and was unanimously given authority to proceed to commit these funds for staff and office space and related organizational needs. The Ex ecutive Committee then considered the matter of Coalition positions on a series of legislative items. Mr. Irving Bluestone, representing Ex ecutive Committee member Walter Reuther, presented a draft statement on housing and reconstruction, including the Administration's pending hous i ng proposals, prepared by the three co-chairmen, Walter Reuther, David Roc k efeller, and Joseph Keenan of the Tas k Force on Housing, Reconstruction and Investment. Afte r discussion i n the light of the imminent testimony in other capaci ties of Commi ttee members Heis k ell , Lindsay and Tate befor e t h e Congr ess on Hous i ng legislati on, the Ex ecutive Committee wi th the condition that a par agraph be added to the statement to emp ha s i z e the impor tance of pursuing, as a nati onal objective , the goal of a sin gle , i ntegrated soc i ety through all efforts in the hou si ng sphere . (Thi s s t atement, in its f i nal fo r m was sent to y ou as an attachment with t he last Nati onal Coo r dinato r' s Weekly Re p o rt-dated Ma rc h 1 5, 1 968) . The Co mmitte e then c o ns ide r ed a p r o p o s a l that the Coa li t i o n s up p o rt the passage by Congr ess o f a s u pplemen ta l app ropriation f o r the Office o f Eco n omi c Opp o r t unity in the amount o f $279 mi l lion. After hearin g a re po r t by Mr. J o hn Gunthe r o f the U.S. Co nfere nce of Mayo rs, wi t h r e spe ct t o t h e l egis lat ive prospects for a supplemental appro priatio n, and state ments on the need fo r continuing year - round and spe ci a l summe r OEO pro grams from othe r �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 15, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The Executive Committee met with Chairman Gardner in New York on March 11. The Committee approved statements on the Report of the President's Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders, a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity, emergency legislation for public service employment, and e xpanded housing legislation. These statements were released to the press on March 14. Copies are attached, along with the Coalition news release. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL MEET AGAI N AT THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL IN WASHINGTON ON APRI L 8 AT 2:00 P.M., FOLLOWED BY A MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMI TTEE AT 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF THE MEETING AND THE PLACE . COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT The Task Fo rce on Commun ica tion s and Publi c Suppor t spons o re d a v ery p r o ductive meeting in New Yo rk o n March 8 wi t h publi c relations dire ctors of organi z ations represented by Steer ing Commi t t ee members . Chairman John Gar dner par t i c i pated in the meeting, his firs t since joi n i ng t h e Co a l i tion. Thirty- two p e ople attende d a nd freely exchanged i d eas and views on the public a spe cts o f Coalition activities. NATI ONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN Severa l hundred bus inessme n associated wit h the National Alliance o f Busin e s s me n will mee t in Washington on Ma rch 2 3. Cha i rman Gardn er wi ll keyno te the session. Ma ny of the NAB me mbers a r e also a c t ive in t h e Coali tio n . NATI ONAL CONFERENCES Th e National Confer ences planned for early April have been pos t pone d. Pla n ning requir ement s and inability to get facilities on shor t not i ce f o rced a c hange in plans. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Comm/ttee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph FOR RELEASE AT 6:30 P.M., THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1968 The Executive Committee of the national Urban Coalition today called for Congressional action on a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity, expanded housing legislation, and emergency legislation to provide at least 1,000,000 new jobs through public service employment. John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and new Chairman of the Urban Coalition, also released an Executive Committee statement which "strongly endorsed" the Report of the President's Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. For OEO, the Executive Conunittee urged an additional $104 million to raise current appropriations to the level authorized for fiscal 1968; $100 million to replace funds diverted . to the Job Opportunities in the Business Sector (JOBS) program; and $75 million for special summer employment, education and recreation programs. The statement said "Federal funds now available are inadequate to meet even minimal program needs in employment, educat ion a n d recreation". It said such programs "can contr i b u te s i g - nifica n t l y t o enhanced opportunity for young people in the impoverish e d a r eas of our cities, espe cially during the s choo l vacation period. " National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �Page Two The Coalition's Executive Committee endorsed in principle legislative proposals for a public service employment program . aimed at creating at least 1,000,000 "socially useful" new jobs through a combination of public and private efforts. In _the housing field, the Committee commended President Johnson's proposal for a Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and described as "major contributions" a number of other Administration efforts, including flexible interest subsidies, rent supplements and fair housing. However, the Committee urged a "mix of public and private r esources" to carry out a "massive and carefully coordinated" . program to assure each American of a decent home and a suitable living environment. Specifically, Congress was urged to take steps to minimize land speculation, assure that "workable program" r equir ements i n Federa lly- aided programs do not ser ve as a barrier to low and modera te i ncome housing, eliminate r ed tape and establish ind e pen dent pr ogram evaluation pr ocesses . Texts of Statements Attached . For further Information: Maurer, Fleisher, Zon & Associates 337-8070 �March 14, 1968 STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COALITION The Executive Committee of the Urban Coalition strongly endorses the Report of the President's Advisory Corpmission on Civil Disorders. We commend the Report to the Nation's citizens and believe it merits the most serious consideration of leadership at all levels of both the public and private sectors. �STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COALITION ON PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT The Urban Coalition Executive Committee calls upon the Congress to enact urgently needed emergency legislation to provide at least one million jobs through public service employment. In support of this objective, The Urban Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals, and Commitments, endorsed in August, 1967 by 1,000 representatives of business, labor, religion, civil rights, and local government, calls for action consistent with the following principles: --The federal government must enlist the cooperation of government at all levels and of private industry to assure that meaningful, productive work is available to everyone willing and able to work. -~To create socially useful jobs, the emergency work program should concentrate on tpe huge backlog of employment needs in parks, streets, slums, countryside, schools, colleges, libraries, and hospitals . To this end, an emergency work program should be initiated and should have as its first goal putting at least one million of the presently unemployed into productive work at the earliest possible moment . --The program must provide meaningful jobs--not dead-end, make work projects--so that the employment e x per ience gained adds to the capabilities and broadens the opportunities of the employees to become pr oductive members of the permanent wo rk force o f our nation. --Basic education , training, and counseling must be an integral part of the program to assure extended opportunities for upward job mobility and to improve employee �STATEMENT March 14, 1968 Page 2 productivity. Funds for training, education, and counseling should be made available to private industry as well as to public and private nonprofit agencies. --Funds for employment should be made available to local and state governments, nonprofit institutions, and federal agencies able to demonstrate their ability to use · labor productively without reducing existing levels of employment or undercutting existing labor standards or wages which prevail for comparable work or services in the area but are not less than the federal minimum wage. --Such a program should seek to qualify new employees to become part of the regular work force and to meet normal performance standards. --The operation of the program should be keyed to specific, localized unemployment problems and focused initially on those areas where the need is most apparent. The Clark-Javits Emergency Employment Act proposed in the last session of Congress was responsive to these principles and was endorsed by The Urban Coalition. It is now even mor e urgent for the Congress to respond to the conditions of unemployment despair revea l ed in hearings held by the Senate Sub-Committee on Unemployment. The pr inciples endo rsed by The Urban Coalition are consistent with the findings and recommendations o f the National Committee on Technology Automation and Economic Progress (Feb. 1966), the White Hous e Conference to Fulfill These Rights (June, 1966), and The National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber (July, 1967). The Re port of the President's Commission on Civil Disorders leaves no doubt as to the nation's responsibilities . �STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COALITION ON HOUSING AND URBAN RECONSTRUCTION The Urban Coalition Executive Committee calls upon Congress and the nation to take bold and immediate action to fulfill the national need stated in the Housing Act of 1949 for "a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family" with guarantee s of equal acces s to all hous i ng, new and e x isting. We believe that the President's urban affairs message and the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 are important contributions t o this end- -both in clearly statin g the urge ncy o f the needs and in creating new avenues of public and private cooperati on. A long-range program is vital if we are to h ave the continu i ty o f e f f o rt to p l a n, coor dinate a nd imple me n t t he r econs t r ucti on o f our c ities wi th maximum effe c t i v e n e s s. We strong l y urge Congress and all Amer icans to support the steps that are so e s sential to the g r owth and progress of our n a t i o n and its c iti z e ns. A number o f meas u r e s set forth are major c o ntributions t o i mp r oving e ffici e ncy , inc r easing sca l e and encour a g ing greater i n volvement o f t he res ource s o f the priv a t e s e c tor . In p articu lar we cite : --The pla n s to provide home owne r s hip opportuniti es f o r low and moderate income families throu gh fle x ible inter e s t subs idie s linked to f a mily i ncomes and finan c e d i n the p r ivate sector . --The steps t o expand rental and cooperative hou sing for low and moderate inc ome f amilies through flexibl e interest subsidie s l i nked to famil y income and the greate r encouragement o f private sector financing . �STATEMENT ON HOUSING AND URBAN RECONSTRUCTION March 14, 1968 Page 2 --The provisions for technical assistance and advice to nonprofit sponsors . --The proposed extension and strengthening of the rent supplement program. --The extension of the public housing program with increased emphasis on quality and vital related social services . These are much needed improvements. --The New Communities Act which can be an important step in creating new and balanced living environments. --The creation of Neighborhood Development Programs to expedite the planning and implementation of urban renewal a nd rehabilitation. --The proposed National Housing Partnerships which respond to the need for imaginative vehicles through which private corporations may join together and become more deeply involved in the social and physical aspects of urban development. --The proposed expansion of the Model Cities Progr am. --The emphasis by t he President on the need for t he passage of effective fair housing legislation. - ~The efforts to make the mortgage more attractive and competitive as a financial instrument . --The e x pansion and improvement of research and development activ ities which are crucial to reduce the cost of housing and increase productivity . Th e measur es outlined by the Pr esident are essen t i a l if h o u si n g a n d u r ban r e c o ns t r uction are to hav e thei r just a n d proper p ri o rity. Howe v e r, we mu st r emembe r that the r econ s t ruct ion o f o u r c iti e s involves all aspect s o f our s o cie ty and d irect l y affe c ts the lives and well-being o f eve ry ci t izen. The be st o f ideas are no better than their implementation, and achieving the g o als set forth will require a host of other factors. �STATEMENT ON HOUSING AND URBAN RECONSTRUCTION March 14 , 1968 Page 3 Efforts to improve the competitive position of the mortgage are beneficial, but in themselves they will not produce a dramatic increase overnight in the availability of funds. Sound national monetary and fiscal policies are essential if the financial resources necessary for new housing are to be forthcoming from the private sector, and if we are to provide essential public services . Success will also demand a deep personal commit- ment and a dedication to innovation by all Americans whether in the public or private sectors. We also believe there are additional considerations vital to achieving the goals of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. We urge Congr ess and the Ameri can people to consider the following recommendations: -- To mi nimi ze land speculation and related problems , a conce rted e ffo r t must be made t o develop new means fo r the acquisition of property so that e x isting and proposed p r ograms can be imp l emented. Attention should be paid to ideas such a s creating f ede r a l , sta te and loc al multi p u rpo s e authori ties and quasi - public a genc i es to und ert ake land a nd property acquisition and site de v elopment fo r lar ge s c ale ventures . --Steps must be t aken to assur e t h at the "wo rk ab l e program " requirements, a s a c o nditi o n o f urb an a ss istance in federally-aid ed pro grams, d o no t serve as a barrier to low and mo derate inco me housing. --Further steps are necessary to assure that regulations, especially concerning cost and income limits, are realistic in terms of local area conditions. --Continuing efforts to eliminate red tape and to streamline operations are of paramount importance to the success of all existing and proposed programs. �STATEMENT ON HOUSING Al.~D URBAN RECONSTRUCTION March 1 4, 1968 Page 4 --Continuing, independent evaluation processes should be established to measure the effectiveness of government programs against their goals. We must break the longestablished tradition of building one program on top of another and assure that the various programs are combined in the most efficient and effective manner. A major national effort must include a primary emphasis _ on people and their needs--with respect for the community and full provision of all necessary commercial and social facilities and services. It must also include h i gh architectural standards and first-class construction for attractive homes and neighborhoods. As part of an overall effort to rebuild our urban areas, new and rehabilitated low-rent housing should be located in both the c i ty and the suburbs and interspersed with other types of rental and private housing for the creation of balanced neighborhoods . We must strive for dynamic communities in which all residents can share a sense of dignity and security . We recognize that, at best , the dissolution of the r ac i al ghettos in our large cities is a long range task . Pe n d ing d i s s o - l ut i on , t h e intolerable conditions that e x ist in the ghettos mu st b e all e vi ated a n d r equired funds mus t be p r ovi ded . We a gree, h ow- ever, with t h e Pr es i den t's Advi so ry Commi ss ion on Civil Diso rders that "This can be n o mo r e t h an a n i n te ri m s t r a tegy." We shall achieve neither equality no r s o cial peace by building physically improved but apartheid c ompo unds. single, integrated society. Our primary goal must be a To this end, we urge that in allo - �STATEMENT ON HOUSING AND URBAN RECONSTRUCTION ~arch 14, 1968 Page 5 eating public funds for housing, education, recreation and other facilities, preference be given to programs that embrace a metropolitan or regional area including a city and its environs and that will demonstrably advance integration. We have come to a time when we must realize that existing housing markets and housing programs simply do not meet the needs of millions of Americans. A long-run solution requires both technological progress to lower housing development costs and broad social, educational and economic efforts to raise income levels for all Americans. But time is short, and we must begin to solve our housing problems now. Having recognized the urgency of our housing needs, we must strive to develop the most effective mix of public and private resources for carrying out a broad cooperative program. We must apply wide vision and hard realism if our goals are to be realized and if we are not to have new aspirations become further frustrations. Only a massive and carefully coordinated endeavor will achieve the scale required if each American is to have the long-denied opportunity of a d e cent home and suitable living e nvironment. �STATEMENT BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COALITION ON A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY The Executive Committee of the Urban Coalition recommends the prompt passage of a supplemental appropriation of $279 million for the Office of Economic Opportunity. If t h e nation is going to begin to meet the l egitimate need s of its d e p r i ved cit ize ns, this a ppropriation is necessary to offset the impact on federally-supported programs of two recent budgetary decisions. These decis i ons were: 1. To divert e x isting OEO appropriations to the fund i ng of t h e "Job Opportunities in the Business Sector" · 2. (JOBS) program, and To refrain from seeking supplemental funds for special summer programs of employment, education and r ecreation in urban areas . Prompt passage of a supplemental appropr iation is r e q ui r ed to con t i n ue e x i s ting prog r ams and to fun d spec i al s umme r programs. Fede r a l fu nds n ow a v a i lable a re i nadequat e to meet e v e n minimal OEO program needs i n e mployment, educatio n and recreati o n. The Executive Committee o f the Urban Coalition believes these programs can contribute significantly to enhanced opportunity for young people in the impoverished areas of our cities, especially during the school vacation period. Only last week the report of the �Page Two President's Commission on Civil Disorders warned of the perils at hand in the cities unless such opportunity is provided. The Executive Committee therefore calls upon the Congress to enact a supplemental appropriation of $279 million to give the Office of Economic Opportunity sufficient funds to realistically meet on-going program needs and to sustain the minimum commitment of last year's summer programs. The supplemental appropriation should include: 1. $104 million to upgrade the current OEO appropriation to the requested authorization level for fiscal '68 (prorated for the remainder of the fiscal year); 2. $100 million to replace funds diverted to the JOBS program : 3. $75 million for special summer programs. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 22, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT California Statewide Coalition The Mayors of Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Compton -- and representatives of three other California cities -- met at Fresno on March 14 and agreed to launch a statewide urban coalition. It will be the first such organization to be formed. A statement released by the group invited other Mayors to join in the new undertaking and called for a "comprehensive effort to reorder the priorities by which our State resources are being allocated to the resolution of urban problems." Christopher Mould, Deputy National Coordinator of the Urban Coalition, met with the group. Educational Disparities The Task Force on Educational Disparities met in Washington on March 20. The members rec ommended to the Steering Committ ee that the Coalition immediately initiate an effort to prevent cut-backs in feder al programs of assistance to education in the current austerity drive. Local Coalit i ons Mayor Alfonso Cervantes of St. Louis, Missouri has informed Chairman Gardner of that city's intention to form an urban coalition. At meetings last week, community representativ es of the c i ty of Buffalo , New York decided to launch a coalition immediately and formed an organizing c ommittee for that pu r pose. Ex ecutive Committee At tached a r e t he minut es of the Executive Committee meeting whi ch was h e ld o n Monday , March 11~ 1968. National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING March 11, 1968 Time-Life Building New York, New York Attendees: Mr. Arnold Aronson Mayor Joseph M. Barr Mr. Frederick J. Close Dr. Arthur Flemming Mr. Andrew Heiskell Mr. Philip Sorenson (representing J. Irwin Miller) Mr. Bayard Rustin (representing A. Philip Randolph) Mr. Irving Bluestone (representing Walter Reuther) Mayor James H.J. Tate (accompanied by Harry Galfan) Mr. Whitney M. Young, Jr. Mr. Joseph H. Allen Mayor John V. Lindsay (accompanied by Jay Kriegel and Peter Tufo) Rabbi Henry Siegman (representing Rabbi Jacob Rudin) Mr. Theodore Schlesinger Mr. John Gardner Mr. Ron M. Linton (National Coordinator) Mr. John Gunther (of the u. S. Conference of Mayors) Mr. John Feild (of the U. S. Conference of Mayors) Mr. Christopher Mould (Deputy National Coordinator) Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. He opened with a brief statement welcoming Mr. John Gardner as Chairman and expressing his thanks to Committee members for the support and cooperation he had enjoyed in his role as Co-Chairman. He then turned the meeting over to Chairman Gardner. Chairman Gardner indicated that he would be grateful if Messrs. Heiskell and Randolph would agree to continue as Co-Chairmen. This suggestion was unanimously endorsed by the Executive Committee , and agreed to by Mr . Heiskell and by Mr. Rustin representing Mr. Randolph . Chairman Gardner then discussed his views on the appropriate func tions of the Urban Coalition at the national level. (An outline statement of these potential functions as developed by the Chairman is attached to and incorporated in these minutes). The Committee , after discussion , endorsed the several functions delineated . National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �MINUTES March 11th Meeting Page 2 The Chairman then turned to the matter of reorganization of the national Urban Coalition to carry out the functions agreed upon. In this connection, Mr. Gardner suggested the creation of a subcommittee on reorganization to which he could refer for consultation as reorganization plans are developed. The Executive Committee approved the designation of a subcommittee on reorganization. The following Executive Committee members were appointed to this subcommittee: Co-Chairmen Heiskell and Randolph George Meany Walter Reut her J. Irwin Miller (Mr. Heiskell will serve as chairman) Chairman Gardner will take up with this committee such matters as potential e x pansion of Steer ing Committee membership, key appoi ntments to the p r o fe ssional s t aff of t h e Coalition, t he Coalit ion's task force a nd committee structure s, a nd r e late d s ign i f i cant pla ns . Mr. Gardner reported that consultation with legal counsel indi cated that there were no obstacles to the creation of t wo organizational enti t ies --one t ax exempt a nd the othe r not , to carry out the work o f t h e Coali t ion . Both e n tities would be under t h e juri sdicti on o f the Steer ing Commi t t ee a n d Exe cut ive Committee o f t he Coa l ition. The tax -exempt e n t ity would r e c e ive pote nti a l f oundation grants available to the Coalition as well as private contributions to carry out the r e ndering o f technic a l assistance to local coa litions and non-legi sla t i v e p r ogr am e ffo rts. The non- tax-e x empt enti ty would c arry out the legislat i v e wo rk o f the Coa liti o n. The Exe c u ti ve Commi ttee unanimo usly autho rize d Chairman Gard ner t o pro ceed. Mr. Gardner then repo rted that he was further deve loping the Coali tion ' s coope rat ive work ing re l a t i ons hip s wi th appr o priate governme nt age nc i es and national orga n izations. To d a t e, t his h as inc luded creating linkage with t h e White Ho use thro ugh Mr. Joseph Califano, and t h e National Alliance of Businessmen through Messrs. Henry Ford, II, and Leo Beebe. With respect to the National Alliance o f Businessmen, the Chairman reported that he had pledged to t h e NAB the suppo rt of the Urban Coalition and given assurances that program efforts of the Coalition would be complementary. These assurances included the pledge that every effort would be made to include NAB local chairmen in the development and functioning of local coalitions. �MINUTES March 11th Meeting · Page 3 The next item discussed by the Committee was the matter of Coalition finances. Mr. Gardner stated that in conversations with the Ford Foundation he had received assurance of substantial support. For the purpose of these conversations he had developed tentative plans for an annual operating budget of $1.3 million. In view of the s~ope of our objectives, however, it seemed prudent to set a fund-raising goal of $2 million. The $1.3 million figure reflected, Mr. Gardner stated, an estimated need for a staff approximating fifty persons, one half of that number to be professionals. The Ford Foundation, Mr. Gardner reported, was prepared to match, dollar for dollar, funds raised by the Coalition. In this connection, Mr. Gardner indicated that he planned to include one professional on the staff devoting full time to fund raising. The Ford Foundation, he said, had agreed to provide "start-up funds" immediately for the period of March 1 to June 1, amounting to approximately $200,000. Chairman Gardner requested and was unanimously given authority to proceed to commit these funds for staff and office space and related organizational needs. The Executive Committee then considered the matter of Coalition positions on a series of legislative items. Mr. Irving Bluestone, representing Executive Committee member Walter Reuther, presented a draft statement on housing and reconstruction, including the Administration's pending housing proposals, prepared by the three co-chairmen, Walter Reuther, David Rockefeller, and Joseph Keenan of the Task Force on Housing, Reconstruction and Investment. After discussion in the light of the imminent testimony in other capacities of Committee members Heiskell; Lindsay and Tate before the Congress on Housing legislation, the Executive Committee with the condition that a paragraph be added to the statement to emphasize the importance of pursuing , as a national objective, the goal of a single, integrated society through all efforts in the housing sphere . (This statement, in its final form was sent to you as an attachment with the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report-dated March 15 , 1968). The Committee then considered a proposal that the Coalition support the passage by Congress of a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity in the amount of $279 million. After hearing a r eport by Mr. John Gunther of the U.S. Conference of Mayors , with respect to the legislative prospects for a supplemental appropriation, and statements on the need for continuing year -round and special summer OEO programs from othe r �The urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 23, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT More than 200 people from 13 states participated in a one-day action conference on private employment in Kansas City, Mo., this week. The meeting was the last in a series of three dealing with private employment problems and opportunities. J. A . Hosford, general manager of Western Electric Company's plant at Lee's Summit, Missouri, described the imaginative employment program being carried out by the Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas) Urban Coalition. It features pledges by major employers to hire and train "marginally-qualified" people. The goal is about 1000 jobs for such people each year. Both Hosford and Francis Keppel, chairman of the board of General Learning Corporation, pointed out that there is some degree of risk for business in carrying out such employment programs. But Keppel added: The disadvantaged residents of the big city ghettos are proving that underneath all of that misery and desperation lies a great deal of intelligence and latent ability just yearning for a chance to e xpress itself." NATIONAL CONFERENCES Preliminary arrangements have been made for the national conferences discussed in last week's report . The national conference of local coalitions will be held on April 2, followed on April 3 by the natio n al legislative conference on employ ment . Both meetings will be held at the Shoreham Hotel i n Washington . LOCAL COALITIONS Co -Cha irma n And r e w Heis k e l l addr essed a t wo - day meet i ng o f the Phi l a del phia Urban Coalition last wee k, a s did The o d o r e Mc Kelde n , chairman of t he Ba l timo r e Co a lition . All r epo r ts i ndicat e t he Phil a delphi a Coaliti o n h a s ma de a v e ry s tro ng b eginnin g . Na t i o nal Coordinato r Ro n Linto n spo k e t o a c o mmuni t y mee ting o f the Tacoma , Washingto n Coalition. En glewo od , N. J. , is the latest city to r eport the f o r mation o f a Co alitio n. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �7he Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West I 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. I 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 17, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT John W. Gardner this week advised Co-Chairmen Heiskell and Randolph that he accepted the invitation of the Executive Committee to become chief executive officer of the Coalition. Mr. Gardner, who recently resigned as Secretary of Health,· Education and Welfare, will assume his Coalition duties on March 1. He will serve concurrently as a consultant to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with offices in Washington, but will be on loan to the Urban Coalition, to which he will devote a major portion of his time. In their announcement of Mr. Gardner's acceptance, the Co-Chairmen said the Coalition's Executive Committee agreed "enthusiastically and unanimously" last week to ask Mr. Gardner to take the new position. Of Mr. Gardner, they said: "Only a man with the exceptional stature and the rare combination of executive ability, intellect and idealism of John Gardner can provide the leadership needed to achieve the Urban Coalition's goals." Mr. Gardner said he had discussed the new position with the President "and he urged and encourgaged me to accept." The day following the announcement, . President Johnson said he was "gratified" by Mr. Gardner's new appointment and had assured him of White House cooperation. Mr. Gardner was president of the Carne gie Corporation at the time of his appointment to the Cabine t by President Johnson on July 27, 1965. A native Californian, h e holds A.B. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University, a Ph.D. degree from the Uni versity of California, and honorary degrees from a number of other c olleges and universities. Before World War II he taught psychology at the University of California, Connecticut College for Women and Mount Holyoke College. Mr. Gardner has been chairman of a number of Presidential task forces and commissions. He holds the U. S. Air Force Exceptional Service Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civil honor in the United States. Mr. Gardner is editor of President John F. Kennedy's book To Turn the Tide, and is the author of the books Excellence and Self~newaT. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Union Telephone 293-1530 �( 2) LOCAL COALITIONS The expanded Task Force on Local Coalitions held a productive meeting in Chicago on February 12. As a result of the meeting the Task Force has called an April conference of local urban coalitions to provide (1) an exchange of program and organizational experience, and (2) an opportunity to select representatives to the Steering Committee. The Task Force recommended that the Executive Committee proceed with its plans for a one-day National Legislative Conference on Employment in conjunction with the one-day conference of local coalitions, scheduling the legislative conference for the day following the conference of local coalitions. This plan, the Task Force concluded, would attract greater participation· from local coalitions the first day and enhance the impact of the legislative conference. These Washington conferences are tentatively scheduled for early April. �The LOCAL COALITIONS Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr. met this . week with the newly-formed "Committee of Fifty" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Committee is presently representative of all segments of the community except local government. After Ransom's e xplanation of the objectives and principles of The Urban Coalition, the Committee decided to issue an invitation to the Mayor to attend a special meeting to discuss the possibility of members of the city government joining t he Committee to make it a true Urban Coalition. The Boston Ur b a n Coalition reports g o od progress. At a meeting l a st week, Robe r t Sla ter , p res ide n t, J o hn Hancock Mutual Li fe Insurance Company , was elect ed chair man . Three task forces were named--Emp l oyment a nd Entr e preneurship , Housing and Education-and a sked t o prepare action pro posals at t he earli est possibl e date . A c ommittee was a l s o named to recommend a pe r manent o r g an i zatio nal structure. LEGISLATION At a meeting in Washin gto n this wee k, the Legislative Task Fo rce decided to urge the Co alition Executive Committe e t o autho riz e (1 ) moving ahead immediately to support the open housing l egislation now in the Senate, a nd ( 2 ) mobilizing s u pport for a supplemental appropriation to fund summer programs for the larger cities. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT The third in the series of regional meetings on private employment will be held at the Hotel Muehlebach in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 21. Scheduled speakers include Kansas City Mayor Ilus w. Davis, William Flynn, director, STEP Program, National Association of Manufacturers, Rev. Thomas J . Ritter, executive director, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Philadelphia, J. A. Hosford, general manager, Western Electric Company, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Mayor Joseph H. McDowell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Francis Keppel, chairman of the board, General Learning Corporation and former U.S. Commissioner of Education. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �( 2) Concurrent workshops will be held on Organizing Local Employment Campaigns, Recruiting, Training, and Placement of the Hard Core Unemployed, Job Development and Upward Mobility and Reassessing Underemployment. STEERING COMMITTEE James F. Oates, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Urban Coalition Steering Committee. The press of other commitments has made necessary the resignation of Steering Committee member Gilbert W. Fitzhugh, president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West / 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph February 9, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT LOCAL COALITIONS Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr. met this week with the newly-formed "Committee of Fifty" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Committee is presently representative of all segments of the community except local government. After Ransom's e xplanation of the objectives and principles of The Urban Coalition, the Committee decided to issue an invitation to the Mayor to attend a special meeting to discuss the possibility of members of the city government joining the Committee to make it a true Urban Coalition. The Boston Ur b an Coalition r eports good progress. At a meeting last week, Robert Sla ter , p re sident , John Ha ncock Mutua l Life Insurance Company , was elected chair man . Three task forces were named- - Employ ment and Entr epr e neur ship, Housing and Education-and asked to prepare act i on p r o po s als at the earliest possible date. A c ommittee was also named to recommend a permanent organi z at ional s tructure . LEGISLATION At a meeting in Washi ngton this week, the Legis lat ive Ta s k For ce decided to urge the Coalitio n Executive Co mmittee to autho r i ze (1) moving ahead immediately to support the open h ousing l e gislation now in the Senate, and (2) mobilizing support for a s u pplemental appropriation to fund summer programs for the larger cities. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT The third in the series of regional meetings on private employment will be held at the Hotel Muehlebach in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 21. Scheduled speakers include Kansas City Mayor Ilus w. Davis, William Flynn, director, STEP Program, National Association of Manufacturers, Rev. Thomas J. Ritter, executive director, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Philadelphia, J. A. Hosford, general manager, Western Electric Company, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Mayor Joseph ff. McDowell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Francis Keppel, chairman of the board, General Learning Corporation and former U.S. Commissioner of Education. National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �( 2) Concurrent workshops will be held on Organizing Local Employment Campaigns, Recruiting, Training, and Placement of the Hard Core Unemployed, Job Development and Upward Mobility and Reassessing Underemployment. STEERING COMMITTEE James F. Oates, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Urban Coalition Steering Committee. The press of other commitments has made necessary the resignation of Steering Committee member Gilbert w. Fitzhugh, president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. �The lirban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph January 12, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT At a meeting in Washington the night of January 8, the Coalition Steering Committee authorized the creation of an Executive Committee and charged i t with the responsibility for making an early recommendation on a permanent organizational structure for the Coalition. The 15-man Ex ecutive Committee will be composed of representatives of all groups active in t he Coalition . Membership will be allocated as follows: labor, civil rights, city government--two each; church groups--three; business--four . The Co-Chairmen of the Steering Committee will a lso serve on the Ex ecutive Committee. Ea ch group wil l sele ct its own representati ves for the Executive Commi ttee , subj e c t only to the con dition that each person s e lected must agree with Coalition support of a three-point set of principles: (1) What the private sect or c a n do on its own ; What the private sector can do i n conce r t wi t h g overnment . What the g overnme n t must do t o meet nee d s b eyo nd the reach o f pr i vat e eff orts. LOCAL COALITIONS (2 ) (3 ) The Tas k For c e Committee that the process of and that there on Lo cal Coalitions reported to the Ste ering local coalitions h ave been o rganized , o r are in being organized, in 27 cities (see attached list ) is active interest in 16 other cities. Steering Committee Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell c ommen ted : "I find it extremely encouraging that all sections of the country are represented in the list. This is real progress. We rave felt all along that the development of strong local groups is of prime importance." Indicative of the geographic spread of local coalitions was two trips made during the week by the National Coordinators to meet with local groups. John Feild went to Fresno, California, Ron Linton to Bridgeport, Connecticut. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �-2- On Friday, some 350 representatives from 82 cities in 21 states met in New York City for the third in the series of meetings on Mobilizing Local Coalitions. The interest was high, the speakers were excellent, and the overall staff consensus was that it was the best meeting held to date. Speakers included Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell, the Most Rev. John J. Maguire, Administrator of the Archdiocese of New York, Equitable Life Assurance Society Board Chairman James F. Oates, Jr., Rabbi Joseph P. Sternstein, Christian A. Herter, Jr. Chairman of the NewYork City Coalition, Mayor John Lindsay, Dr. Edler G. Hawkins, AFL-CIO Legislative Representative Ray Denison, and National Urban League Executive Director Whitney M. Young, Jr. LEGISLATION The Steering Committee authorized the release of a strong statement of legislative goals of the Coalition to coincide with the opening of the new session of Congress (see attachment). The Washington Post commented in its Sunday edition: Much of the impetus for any crisis legislation will come from the civicbusiness-labor-and civil rights forces organized as The Urban Coalition, which yesterday warned Congress that "the hour is late." �STATEMENT ON THE OPENING OF CONGRESS by The Ur ban Coalition January 12 , 1968 /\s the new year begins and the second session of the 90th Congress convenes , The Urban Coalition reaffirms its cal 1 for recor,n·i tion of the compelling needs of the people of our nation's cities and for immediate and positive action to meet those needs, No longer can this country tolerate the serious unemployment, housing deficiencies, educational disparities and urban decay which plague urban America. The Urban Coalition calls upon American citizens to insist that this session of Congress enact the legislation necessAry to restore health to our cities. The nation can no lon ge r ignore the intolerable conditions of life which cripp l e too many of our fellow citizens and induce the widespread disconten t an d di_s order which have erupt eci year after year, warning America that it is not meeting its responsi bili ties to its own people . The Urban Coalition, b roadly representative of American business, labor, religion, civil rights and local government, pledr,es its firm and continued support for a re-ordering of nati onal priorities and a commitment of national resources equal to meeting these responsibilities, The substantial number of communities forming counterpart Urban Coalitions all over the country is strong evidence that the citizens of our urban areas share the Urban Coalition's concern and its commitment. With the commitment of its citizens this nation has the capacity now to resolve its urban problems. �-2- We call upon the Conp,ress, the Administration and the nation to move without delay on urban programs. The Administration's Open Housing legislation should be enacted into law now. Definite steps should be taken now to assure government-P-enerated employment to every citizen able and willing to work but unable · to find private employment. The Administration's Safe Streets and Crime Control Act and Juvenile Delinquency amendments were drastically altered in the House of Representatives last year to channel the programs and funds through a state planning and allocation process which would delay and frustrate their effectiveness. The original Administration version of these bills should be passed by the Senate so as to mount an efficient and effective attack on the root causes of violence, crime and delinquency coupled with the development of improved local law enforcement. A supplementary appropriation bill should be immediately introduced and enacted to fund fully the President's anti-povertv prorrams as authorized for this fiscal year. Programs for low and moderate income housing, urban development, model cities, mass transportation and community facilities should be extended, expanded and adequately funded now. The repressive welfare program amendments enacted last year, penalizing children born into one-parent homes and Rhifting the financinp. burden to local government, should be repealed immediately. �-3- We know these legislative aims are more easily stated than accomplished. But we also know the needs are massive and urgent, and the hour is late. We pledge our full support for the legislative action required and ask the help of Congress and the nation. Andrew Heiskell Co-Chairman, The Urban Coalition Chairman of the Board, Time Inc. A. Philip Randolph Co-Chairman, The Urban Coalition Vice President, AFL-CIO �January 8, 1968 STATUS REPORT - LOCAL COALITIONS Cities in which a coalition has been announced and/or a steering or organizing committee is operative: Atlanta, Ga. Los Angeles, Calif. Baltimore, Md. Minneapolis, Minn. Boston, Mass. New York, N. Y. Bridgeport, Conn. Norfolk, va. Dayton, Ohio Oakland, Calif. Denver, Colo. Pasadena, Calif. Detroit, Mich. Plainfield, N. J. Fresno, Calif. Riverside, Calif. Gary, Ind. Saginaw, Mich. Huntsville, Ala. San Diego, Calif. Indianapolis , Ind. Stamford, Conn. Joli e t, Ill. Tacoma, Wash. Kansas City, Kans.Kansas City, Mo. Washington, D. c. Winston-Salem, N. c. �The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Co_mmittee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 2, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT John Feild, who has served as National Coalition, resumed February 1 his full as Director of the Community Relations States Conference of Mayors. John had Coalition since its formation. Co-Coordinator of the time responsibilities Service of the United been on loan to the Ron Linton will continue to serve as National Coordinator. Christopher Mould has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director. Chris, who holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago, has been Associate National Coordinator working with the Task Force on Local Coalitions. COUNCIL OF URBAN COALITIONS Mayors and other leadership representatives of 37 cities met in Washington last week and approved the concept of developing a Council of Urban Coalitions. Membership on the Council would be open to those cities which have formed Coalitions of their own. It would give a voice to the local groups in national discussions and would function as a part of The Urban Coalition. Further discussions through the Task Force on Local Coalitions are expected to lead to the formation of the Council this Spring. The Task Force membership was expanded as a result of the Washington meeting to include representives of urban coalitions in New York City; Plainfield, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Fresno, California with the possibility of other additions subsequently. The expanded Task Force will meet on February 12th. LEGISLATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell held a press conference in Washington last week to emphasize the urgency of congressional action on urban problems. Participating with Mr. Heiskell in the press conference were : Arnold Aronson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Joseph D. Keenan, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Norman Hill, representing A. Philip Randolph; Mayor James H.J. Tate of Philadelphia; and Christian Herter, Jr., Chairman of the New York Coalition and Vice p·r esident of Mobil Oil Company. National Ccordinators .- John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �-2- Mr. Heiskell's prepared statement mainly covered the points made in the legislative statement mailed to you two weeks ago. He emphasized the need to "assure a job for every citizen able and willing to work" and expressed support for the President's proposal in the State of the Union message to reimburse employers for additional costs involved in hiring and training the hard-core unemployed. He emphasized, however, that much more must be done, including government-generated employment programs. A copy of the Associated Press story of the press conference, as carried in the New York Times, is attached. NBC television news and 16 reporters covered the event. Also atta~hed is the New York Times column about the Coalition statement by Tom Wicker. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The new Executive Committee of the Steering Committee will hold its first meeting on February 9 in New York City. All but two members of the Ex ecutive Committee have been named. The list is: Business: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications; Fredrick J . Close, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America; J . Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board, Cummins Engine Company; and Theodore Sc h lesinger, President, Allied Store s Corporation . Labor: George Meany, President, AFL-CIO; and Walter Reuther, President , United Auto Work ers. Church: Dr . Arthur Flemming, President , National Coun cil of Ch urches " Civil Ri g ht s: Arnold Aronson , Exe cutive Secre t a r y, Le ade rship Council o n Civil Right s; a nd Whitney M. Young , J r., Exe cutive Di r ector , National Urban Le a g ue . Local Governme nt : Ma y o r Joseph M. Barr o f P i t t s b u rgh; and Ma y o r Jame s H. J . Ta t e of Philadel p hia . The Co - Cha i rmen of The Urb an Co a lition , And rew Hei s ke ll and A. Philip Randol p h , are e x o fficio members of the Ex e c u t ive Co mmitt ee . CORRECTION In the Minutes o f the J anuary 8t h Steering Committee Meeting which were mailed t o y o u with the las t we ekly report, under the heading of Report of the Committee on Budget a n d Finance and the Organizational Proposal , it was incorrectly stated that " Staff support would require appro x imatel y $5 , 000 , 000 . This should have read: Staff support would requi r e appro x i mat~l y $500 , 000. �NEW YORK TIMES FEBRUARY 1, 1968 In The Nation: The Federal Mess By TOM WICKER The Advisory CC1mmission on Intergovernmental Relations has issued a timely and eloquent warning that the deterioration of living conditions in the great American population centers is threatening their tot:il domination by the National Government. The commission's thesis is chilling in its logic. So paralyzing is the overlap, disarray, inertia, antiquity and poverty of state and local government in America that it cannot begin to cope with the swiftly changing circumstances and demands of the twentieth-century city. And as the city therefnre spirals downward into blight, disorder and rioting, its residc>nts increasingly demand that the powerful Federal Government accept responsibility for their security and well-being. Jobs for All On the same day this warning was issued, and as if to put an exclamation point after it, the Urban Coalitig!l.-a group of the most powerful and public-spirited private interests in the nation-called upon Congress to guarantee a job for everyone able to work but unable to find private employment. Th e coalition's appeal echoed statements by President John- son suggesting that the Government would have to provide jobs for those not employed privately. So far, hi s words have been translated only into a proposal for a $2.1 -hill ion job-training program, to be conducted in partnership with business. Unless this shows spectacular results-and it has not yet even been approved in Congress-there will be increasing pressure on Washington for the Federal Government to step in as an "employer of last resort." To Fill the Gap This step would not be taken in- usurpation of someone el se's powers and prerogatives but in simple desperation at the inability of private interests or of state and local government to provide either the energy or the means for reaching the hardcore, urban unemployed. This process becomc>s m·ost ominous as it operates in police affairs. Federal troops were need ed to restore order, and keep it, in Detroit last summer; they probably would be needed in any city in the nation where outbreaks of such violence occurred. At some point, therefore, in the present cycle of outbreak and inadequate response, the reliance of th e cities for physical security will fall more heavily upon the Federal Government than even upon the state-controlled National Guard, much less the hopelessly inadequate and · ill-trained police forces of most cities. So far, the Administration's Federal crime legislation has wisely concentrated on means of improving local law enforcement-not merely giving it more muscle but improving the quality of its personnel and the degree of its understanding of the complex problems it faces. The roar of approval that went up in Congress when the Presi- . dent denounced "crime in the streets" in the State of the Union message was striking eviden ce of how easy it probably would be to get Jess enlightened, "strong-arm" legislation to deal with what too many people seem to see as a mere crime wave. The Ad visory Commission's parti cular emphasis is on a vital dimen sion of the urban crisis that has been missing from too many studies. In essence, the commi ssion has asked the truly basic question whether American government today is organized and equipped to cope with th e vast, complex, kaleidoscopic demands of an age of technology and affluence. It is not the "Frderal system" of competing and cooperating national, state and local governments that is being ques- · tioned; it is rather the organization and operation of the institutions and jurisdictions or the Federal system "when measured against present and prospective needs and expectations" that are grossly inadequate. The fact is that many of the institutions of American government are outmoded, poorly manned, underfinanced, socially unresponsive, and politically exploited. They lie atop one another in an impenetrable tangle of wards, boroughs, districts, townships, cities and counties, within states that are themselves primarily historical accidents without real economic, social or sometimes even geographical coherence. Operational Adequacy The Urban Coalition is certainly on sound grouna ·in urging immediate, emergency action to cope with the hard-core unemployed. For the longer run, however, ory!v a Federal system reorgantz:ea and reinvigorated to cope with the twentieth century, and perhaps even the beginning of the twentyfirst, is likely to preserve tha t "political diversity" which the Adviso ry Commission ri ghtly sees as the guarantor of individual freedom . �• NEW YORK TIMES JANUARY 31, 1968 IA Guaranteed Job j \For Everyone Urged : I By Ur~P.'-1: ~Qplµ/fP.: .., .,.,...,. . ,; -r- r - I ; , ' ( • ' r .• - ' ""'-·I WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (AP) i -The Urban Coalition urged , Congress yesterday to guarantee a job for everyone willing and ahle to work. It said that President Johnson's new job proposals fo r the poor were only a partial answer to the l. employment problem. • The coalition is a group of: leaders in city governments, business, labor, religion and I rights. Mayors and 1civi l representatives from 37 cities ; attended a coalition session / here yesterday. j Alluding to rioting in many ! American c ities, the coalition ' said in a statement, The needs I1 Iare massive and urgent, the 1 ' hour is late and the times are 1 perilous." The group sa id, "Congress must pass IPgisla tion in this I session to provide Government- ge nerated emplnyment to every ci ti zen able a nd w illing to work but unable to find private employment." Ins tead of make-work .proi- 1 ects, the coalition said, the l Gove rnment should guarantee " socialIv useful · jobs, which would prov ide public services now lacki ng in hospitals, libraries, recreation programs and other civic services." Pres ident Johnson has proposed that the Government pro- 1 vide more reimbursement of private employers for the added expense of training and employing t he hard-core unemployed. He set a goal of 500,000 such 1 jobs. , Leaders d the coalition acknowledged at a news conference that they would have difficulty persuading Congress to enact their proposals. But Andrew M. Heiskell, cha irman of t he board of Time, Inc., and co-chairman of the coalition. said, "When the cities blow - if t hey blow - large sums w ill be a llocated." And he said much of t he money then would be wasted because it would be spent in a hurry without adequate preparation. A re latively· small allocation · of fu nds now would be more effective, Mr. Heiskell said. i I I I . 1 1 1 s f '-I l e s '· t n c I �rr The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 2, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT John Feild, who has served as National Coalition, resumed February 1 his full as Director of the Community Relations States Conference of Mayors. John had Coalition since its formation. Co-Coordinator of the time responsibilities Service of the United been on loan to the Ron Linton will continue to serve as National Coordinator. Christopher Mould has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director. Chris, who holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago, has been Associate National Coordinator working with the Task Force on Local Coalitions. COUNCIL OF URBAN COALITIONS Mayors and other leadership representatives of 37 cities met in Washington last week and approved the concept of developing a Council of Urban Coalitions. Membership on the Council would be open to those cities which have formed Coalitions of their own. It would give a voice to the local groups in national discussions and would function as a part of The Urban Coalition. Further discussions through the Task Force on Local Coalitions are expected to lead to the formation of the Council this Spring. The Task Force membership was expanded as a result of the Washington meeting to include representives of urban coalitions in New York City; Plainfield, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Fresno, California with the possibility of other additions subsequently. The expanded Task Force will meet on February 12th. LEGISLATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell held a press conference in Washington last week to emphasize the urgency of congressional action on urban problems. Participating with Mr. Heiskell in the press conference were : Arnold Aronson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Joseph D. Keenan, International Brotherhood of El ectr ical Wo r kers ; Norman Hill, representing A. Philip Randolph ; May or James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia; and Christian He r te r, Jr., Chairman o f t he New York Coaliti on and Vice Pr eside n t o f Mo b il Oi l Company. National Ccordinafors: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �-2- Mr. Heiskell's prepared statement mainly covered the points made in the legislative statement mailed to you two weeks ago. He emphasized the need to "assure a job for every citizen able and willing to work" and expressed support for the President's proposal in the State of the Union message to reimburse employers for additional costs involved in hiring and training the hard-core unemployed. He emphasized, however, that much more must be done, including government-generated employment programs. A copy of the Associated Press story of the press conference, as carried in the New York Times, is attached. NBC television news and 16 reporters covered the event. Also attached is the New York Times column about the Coalition statement by Tom Wicker. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The new Executive Committee of the Steering Committee will hold its first meeting on February 9 in New York City. All but two members of the Executive Committee have been name d. The list is: Business: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications; Fredrick J. Close, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America; J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board, Cummins Engine Company; and The odore Schlesinger, President, Allied Stores Corpora tion. Labor: George Meany, President, AFL-CIO; and Walter Reuther, President, United Auto Workers. Church: Dr. Arthur Fl e mming, Presid e nt , National Council of Ch urches" Civil Ri g ht s : Arnold Arons on, Exe cut ive Se c re t a r y , Lead e rship Council on Ci vil Rights ; a nd Whitne y M. Young , Jr . , Executive Di re ctor , Nat ional Urba n Leagu e . Local Gove rnment : Mayor J o seph M. Barr of Pittsbu rgh; and Mayor J a mes H.J. Tate of Philadelphia. The Co - Chai r men o f The Urban Co a li tion , And rew He i skell and A. Phil ip Randolph, are ex officio members of t h e Exec u tive Committee. CORRECTION In the Minutes of the January 8th Steering Committee Meeting whi ch were mailed to you with the last weekly report, under the heading of Re port of the Committee on Budget and Finance and the Organizational Proposal, it was incorre ctly stated that "Staff support wo uld · requ ire approx imate ly $5, 000,00 0." This s hould have r e ad: "Staff support would require appr o x i mate ly $500, 000 . �The urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20005 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 2, 1968 DAM SWEAT NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT John Feild, who has served as National Coalition, resumed February 1 his full as Director of the Community Relations States Conference of Mayors. John had Coalition since its formation. Co-Coordinator of the time responsibilities Service of the United been on loan to the Ron Linton will continue to serve as National Coordinator. Christopher Mould has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director. Chris, who holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago, has been Associate National Coordinator working with the Task Force on Local Coalitions. COUNCIL OF URBAN COALITIONS Mayors and other leadership representatives of 37 cities met in Washington last week and approved the concept of developing a Council of Urban Coalitions. Membership on the Council would be open to those cities which have formed Coalitions of their own. It would give a voice to the local groups in national discussions and would function as a part of The Urban Coalition. Further discussions through the Task Force on Local Coalitions are expected to lead to the formation of the Council this Spring. The Task Force membership was expanded as a result of the Washington meeting to include representives of urban coalitions in New York City; Plainfield, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Fresno, California with the possibility of other additions subsequently. The expanded Task Force will meet on February 12th. LEGISLATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE . Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell held a press conference in Washington last week to emphasize the urgency of congressional action on urban problems. Participating with Mr. Heiskell in the press conference were: Arnold Aronson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Joseph D. Keenan, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Norman Hill, repres.e nting A . Philip Randolph; Mayor James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia; and Christian Herter, Jr., Chairman of the New York Coalition and Vice P~esident of M6bil Oil Company. National Ccordinafors : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �-2- Mr. Heiskell's prepared statement mainly covered the points made in the legislative statement mailed to you two weeks ago. He emphasized the need to "assure a job for every c i tizen able and willing to work and expressed support for the President's proposal in the State of the Union message to reimburse employers for additional . costs involved in hiring and training the hard-core unemployed. He emphasized, however, that much more must be done, including government-generated employment programs. A copy of the ·Associated Press story of the press conference, as carried in the New York Times, is.attached. NBC television news and 16 reporters covered the event. Also attached is the New York Times column about the Coalition statement by Tom Wicker. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The new Executive Committee of the Steering Committee will hold ·its first meeting on February 9 in New York City. All but two members of the Executive Committee have been named. The list is: Business: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications; Fredrick J. Close, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America; J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board, Cummins Engine Company; and Theodore Schles inger, Pre sident, Allied Stores Corpora tion. Labor: Gecrge Meany, President, AFL-CIO; and Walter Reuther, President, United Auto Workers. Church: Dr. Arthur Flemming, Preside nt, National Council of Churches . Civil Rights: Arnold Aronso n, Executive Secretary , Leadership Council on Civil Rights; and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Exe cutive Director, National Urban League. Local Governme nt: Mayor Jo seph M. Barr o f Pittsburgh; and Mayor J ames H.J. Ta t e o f Philadelphia. The Co-Chairmen of The Urban Coalition, Andrew Heiske ll and A. Philip Ra ndolph, are ex offic io me mbers of the Executive Committee. CORRECTION In the Minutes of the January 8th Steering Commi ttee Meeting which were mailed to you with th e l ast week l y report, under the heading of Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance and the Organizational Proposal, it was incorre ct l y stated that "Staff support would require approx imate ly $5,000,000." This should have r ead: "Staff support would ~e quire approxi mately $500,000. �
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  • Text: MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1968 11 ·(H. R, 17989, as ortlered reported by the House Connittee on Banking and Currency on June 20, 1968) TITLE I -- Sales Housing-- Low and Moderate Income Families Home Ownership Income Eligibility--families of "low and moderate"income. Subsidy--Difference between 20 percent of homeowner's income after. deducting $200 for each minor child and monthly mortgage payment. Market interest rates may be subsidized down to a minimum of one percent. -! ESTl ,', \A HD ~18 '1THL Y AS SISTANCE p; _v:- ~'1C_ 51 .lcO. S7_!;;0 . ~101•1,:y ~ayme ., t de~ th~ n:or~i~ s-?e Mai,murr. s•1bs 1 df .. .. - Mort, ,;:~ amGunt - ---- -- - - - ·- - - -- - ---··-13,CCO SI O,CcO SIZ.r.ca s: -:.CGJ SI 5.C~G - - -- s,0 60 70 ~o SI 7. 63 7. 63 .. .. . s;2. s 1 22 . SJ 12. 2J SJ5. 7l 3-i. f:h (-') 90 IC:J I tO t 21l 8?. BJ 38. \() ( .) ( !) s·,1. Ji 19. 06 .: ~. )~ t9. % 9. 5G l, . 52 ?~. ~~ 1CJ . ~ I 6. 5~ ~S7. 15 SJ. 83 J4 9 3. F6 JS. i2 e;; 3t ss 8, 2l H . ~; ( ;) .. . . . ... . . 130 67, 63 JU. -\ 8 17,500 ·- - ··-·- - - - - ·- ---- -- - - t 1€. Sc 53 . , .1 --·------ - - - --- -- - - - --- --·-·--- ---·- ·--- - . lZ t. SS 5i. 1l n (') ~oo. 68 65. 77 c 2? J<;. ?7 15. i7 2G. 2/ (!) (') ., (" S76. 20 7&. 20 61 . 12 \ 6. ,1 5i. sz JI . 52 37. 52 l .!") 27 F.G. ~~ l &i . S2 b l · -·· - -·- --· t Tct JI i ri,: .1 r,~ , f ! 1111i !y lc:ss ~?C::1 for !Kh l':"', iici : :~: H ar. 1 aw, i nCl'j'l: ? e-1 ·n1? d b, a rr- ::J~ d: :1-d . ~ Co•! t·) ::-•r; ~r ,·:JJ!.i e1-:,;~ d t.1 perce nt ot his n1 G1Hhl1 1ric,:1: e 1n a 1j1\1on !J ,1 3Srs unce ~l;,-r.e ,; ts in or:J~r to r.. 1~t pa:,m~ :-: ~e; on :h1 5 m:, ;trl;;:~ ar;:our.t. 'L ess than SS So"rce : Ceprl ,1'./J.it of liou:, oz J nj L' rbae Ce·,~lor.. i, en t. Maximum mortgage amounts-$15, 000 per unit generally, but $17,500 for families of five or more (additional $2,500 in high cost area.) Structures eligible--new construction, substantial r ehab ilitation, and existing housing. Contract Authorization--$75 nillion for FY 1969; $100 million for FY 1970; $125 million for FY 1971 . (subject to appropriations.) Special Mortgage Risks Special FHA mortgage insurance :for 'low and moderate income 11 families who cannot meet regular credit standard.s, but who are "reasonably satisfactory" risks with budget and related counseling. Authorizes Y-tl.A mort[,rage insurance in older, declining urban areas on the basis of "acceptable risk." Aid to Nonprofit Sponsors Technical assistance and infonnation. �- 2- 80 percent interest-free l0&ns to cover preconstruction costa. $7. 5 million authorization tor 1st year; $10 million in 'f'Y 1970. National Home Ownership Foundation A corporation to provide techn1.cal and limited financial &asiatance Appropriation of $10 million authorized. to help provide housing for lower incane :families • Insurance Protection for Home Owners Secretary to develop insurance plan in cooperation with private . industry against foreclosure because incane curtailed. TITLE II-- Rental Housing for Low and Moderate Income Families Sponsors--nonprofit, limited dividend or cooperatives. Incane levels and authorir.ation--.... as in ~itle I Hoaaovnerahip ESTIMATED REDUCTION IN MONTHLY RENT AL UNDER SEC. 236, BY MORTGAGE AMOUNT AND TENANT'S MlNUAL INCOME BASED ON 6' , -PERCENT 40-YEAR MORTGAGE WITH , , .PERCENT MOP.TGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUM 20 percent ol monthly Annual i ncome income Mortga~e amo un t - ----- --·-- - - ---SB, 000 $10,000 S\2, 000 $14, C,00 $15.00Q ~L' ,C00 ·---$3,000 . .. SJ.400 $4,000 . 54,600. S5,2i10 . . 55.300. \ 6.400 . S7.GOQ. $7.600 . -····- · ·· ·· -·· . . . . . .. . . B.:is1i: re ntJI ch=trg~ · Fai:-- marke~ ccn:a 1 chari~ - _ $50 57 67 77 87 97 107 11 7 127 $31. 45 JI. 45 31.45 25. 27 15. 27 5. 27 70. 82 102. 27 (') $39. JI 39. 31 39. 31 36. 15 26. 15 16. 15 6. 15 83, 84 123 15 0 (') (') 547 . 18 47. 18 47. 18 40. 79 30. 79 20. 79 100. 6\ ,4 7. 79 (') (') (') (') 555. 04 55. 04 55. 04 55. 04 45. 40 11 1. 36 172 40 (') (') 0 (. (') 0 (') $59. 97 58. 97 58. 9) 58. S7 53. 33 lZ I. 36 . 180. 33 (:) 5f,r,. 61 6C. 53 F.6. 3,; €'.i. 23 56. ?,3 121. 53 194. , 2 1 Rounded. 'Casi to tenant would exceed JO percent of his monthly income in order.ta meet buic rental on this mortga11e amount . Sou rce: Depa rtment of Housing and Urban Development. ... Subsidy--Same as in Title I; occupants would pay 20 percent ot income toward rent. ' Rent Supplements A two-year authorization; for FY 1971. $40 million for FY 1970; $100 mill.ion Public Housing three-year authorir.aticm; $100 aUlion on date of' enactment; $150 million in P'Y 1970 and $150 m1111on FY 1971. A Authorization of up to $20 milliOB tor improved manageMnt act1vit1e• and tenant services in FY 1969; awl up to $40111:1.llion i n n 1970. �I - 3TITLE III -- FHA I nsurance Operations Home Jm.provement Loans--increases loan limitation :rraa $3, 500 to $5,000; extends maturity fran five to seven years. fhal.1 i ncrease in financing char ge. Other technical FHA amendments• TITLE IV - - Urban Reneval Neighborhood Development Program--nev financing approach for renewal projects funded by annual. increments. Increase authorizati on f or renewal projects by $1.4 billion in FY 1970; f or renewal projects in model cities, $350 million for FY 1969. Rehabilitati on Grant s--increased fran $1 ,500 to $3,000 to low-income home owners. Rehabilitation Loans--program extended to June 30, 1973. Interim Assistance--nev grant program for alleviating harm:f'ul condit i ons i n blighted a reas where renewal. or code ent'orcement planned but immediate a cti on needed. Majority of housi ng unit s in a community's future residentially redeveloped projects ~ t be f or low and moderate families and persons, but at l east 20 percent of' the units must be for low income families. TITLE V -- Urban Planning and Facilities Comprehensive urban planning grants for rural areas through State planning agencies ; authori zation increased $35 million for FY 1969; $125 million :for FY 1970. Planned Areawide-Devel opnent--extends to non-met ropolitan areas supplementary planning grants up t o 20 percent of proj ect cost if planning and coordinat ing standards met . Wa ter and Sewer Facilities--Interim planning requirements extended to October 1, 1969; and previous unused authorizati on r estored, plus an additional $300 million for FY 1968 and FY 1969. Total available authorization for FY 1970 $ 885 million. Open Space land--$150 million authorization for FY 1970. TITLE VI -- Ur ban Mass Transportation Authorizes $190 million for a F'Y 1970 total of $230 million • - from November 1, Emergency!)hss.·Transportation Program extended to October 1, 1969. 1968 �I -4- TITLE VII - - Secondary Mortgage Market FNMA's prese nt Secondary Market operation would be turned over to a Government chartered private corporation know as FNMA. The present special a s sistance and management and l iqui dating functions to be operated by t he new Oovernment Nati onal Mortgage As sociation. (GNMA) Increase of $500 million special a ssi s tance on July 1, 1969. GNMA authorized to guarantee securities backed by FHA and VA mortgage and loans insured by Farmers Home Administration . TITLE VIII -- National Hous ing Partnership (NHP) NHP would j oin with local investors to moblize private capi tal and business skills to build low and moderate incane housing . Investors as limited partnership have no liability beyond i nvestment; investors do have possible tax advantage on any partnership l osses. TITLE IX - - Rural Housing Authorizes direct and insured loans in rural areas for low and moderate inccme families a nd to coops for rental housing where Title I or Il as sistance not available. Interest supplements available . Grants and loans administered by Secretary of Agriculture to assistmutual and self help housing. TITLE X -- National Insurance Development Corporation Federal program of reinsurance against property loss frcm riots to private insurance ccmpe.nies so as to continue regular line coverage against extraoroinary losses. Losses to be shared by ccmpe.nies, the State, and by the corporation. FAIR plans required to assure property owners fair access to property insurance. Rehabilitation loans and grants would be available to property owners to assist them in bringing their property up to insurable standards (amendment in Title IV). TITLE XI -- Flood Insurance Amends House passed Flood Insurance Bill to provide a ceiling of $150 million in borrowing authority. �- 5TITLE XII -- FHA Mortsae;e Insurance for Nonprofit Hospitals New FHA mortgase insurance program for nonprofit groups to build and rehabilitate hospitals . Maximum mortgage amount not to exceed $25· million and 90 percent replacement cost. . TITLE XIII - - Housing Goals and Annual Housing Report Congress affinns national housing goals in 1949 Housing Act. Congress detennines the need within next 10 years for construction and rehabilitation of 26 million units , 6 million of which a r e for l ow and moderate income families. · Report by mm Secretary annually to President and Council of Economic Advisors of number of new and rehabilitated units in the past year, whether 10 year goal is being met, and legislative and administrative recommendations. TITLE XIV -- Miscellaneous $1 billion authorization for Model Cities for FY 1970 and $12 million planning authorization for FY 1969. A new College Housing program, involving grants to reduce the cost of borrowing from privat e sources. Grants limited to $10 million a nnually ($20 million annually after June, 1969.) A new Assistant HUD Secretary for Research and Development. A limited expansion of lending loan institutions. powers of savings and �
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  • Text: THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET. N . W. WASHINGTON. D. C . 20006 14 June 1968 WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of June 14, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate hearings have been completed. Subcommittee Chairman Clark has not been able to set up a meeting to discuss the broad, bi-partisan approach to this legislation (with Javits and Prouty), thus mark-up will be delayed. Administration Position There is no change in the Administration's position of opposition to the bill expected to be evidenced during debate. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor intends to schedule more hearings, but it is not definite as to when. There is a remote possibility that hearings can be completed before the end of the month. The Revenue and Ex penditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax Adjustment Act of 1968) As p _r eviously reported, the Senate-House Conferees agreed on a 10 per cent tax surcharge with $6 billion in budget cuts . TEL E PHON E : 20 2 293 -1530 . �- 2 - The Preside nt has relucta ntly a gree d to a ccept the $6 billion in budge t cuts. Indications are a substantial amount of this will b e out of nonessential d e fense and space programs. Housing and Urban Developme nt Act of 1968 Se n a te The Senate filed a clean bill, s. 3497, and pass e d it substantially as introduced on May 28. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee has reporte d out its version of the bill. The bill is b e ing mark e d- up b y full Committee . Titles I t hrou gh V h ave b een acted on, with Title IV (bonding for New Communities) droppe d altoge ther. The Senate allowed $250 million for Title IV. Rea listica lly , the b ill will not come up f or p assage in t h e House unt il mid-July . The Status of Appr o p riations Measure s The p r oposed s che d u l e o f acti on on the p art o f t he App ropriations Subcommi t t ees concern i n g l egi s l at ion o f intere st to the Action Council is: 1. The Hous ing and Urban Deve lopme nt Appropriations b ill for F i sca l Year 1 969 passed t he Hou se on May 8 . I t i s in t h e Senate Appropriations Subcommit tee on Indepe nde nt Offices . . Hearings have been comp l e ted but the bill will not go to mark-up until the NASA aut horization b ill c lears the Conference Committee (NASA's appropriation is part o f t h e HUD appropriat ion bill ) 0 The appropriat ions process f or HUD i s complicate d by the fact that HUD is asking the Se n a te Committee to approve appropriations which are authoriz e d. in .. �- 3 - this year's Housing Act: '$1.4 billion for Urban Renewal (including projects in Model City areas) for Fiscal Year 1970 plus $350 million in renewal grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a supplemental appropriatio~, the Administration would prefer holding up action on the Appropriations bill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passed and signed. 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriations bill has not yet b een marked-up in _Subcommittee. The bill is stalled because o f an apprehension it will be cut up if reported soon. Strong efforts are warranted now to get the bill out and preserve the vital appropriations for education and antipoverty. 3. The Regular Suppleme ntal for Fisca l Year 1968 has been passed by the House and is in mark-up in the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Supplementa ls, chaired by Senator Pastore. No funds for Head Start or Summe r Jobs programs we re included in the House bill. An attempt will be made by Senator Yarborough on June 17 to add $25 million f o r He ad Sta rt in Subcommittee . Se nator J avits , who attempted to add $51 million for Summe r Jobs and $25 million for Head Start to the Highwa y Appropri a tions bill on June 13 (the motion to table.carried by only 44 to 32, making . his effort clos e though unsuccessful), will likely join in this effo rt and may try to get funding for Summe r Jobs a l s o. I f the Senate does not add f unds f o r thes e two p rograms in the Supplemental appropriations bill, it is unlike ly any other effort will succeed. 4. The Urgent Supplemental Appropriation bil l for 1968 is sti ll technically in Confe r e nce Committee. Although it contains the funding for -Head Start and Summer Jobs, for al l practical purposes, this measure i s d ead. No one s hould be misled because the Conference Committee has b een holding meetings on the bill. They are mere l y going through the motions . ... �
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  • Text: I THE URBAN COALITION ACTION COUNCIL JOHN W. GARDNER CHAIRMAN 1819 H STREET, N . W . WASHINGTON , D . C. 20006 6 June 1968 . WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Current as of June 6, 1968) FROM: The Staff The Status of Substantive Legislation The Emergency Employment and Training Act of 1968 Senate heari~gs were completed Friday, May 24th. Subcommittee Chairman Clark is anxious to move ahead on the bill but full accord with Senators Javits and Prouty has not yet been reached. Such an accord does not appear to be an obstacle but until it is reached, the subcommittee will not attempt to mark-up the bill. If all moves well, mark-up will be before the end of June , It is still up in the air whether the subcommittee will attempt to amend the Manpower Act extension or report a clean bill. Administration Position There is no change in Administra~ion position opposition to the bill expected to be evidenced during debate. Status of House Legislation The Select Subcommittee on Labor intends to schedule more hearings, but it is not definite as to when. There is a possibility that hearings can be completed before the end of the month. The Revenue and Expenditure Control Act of 1968 (formerly the Tax AdJustment Act of 1968) As previously r eported, the Senate - House Conferees agreed on a 10 per cent tax surcharge with $6 billion in b udget cuts. TELEPHpNE , 202 293-1530 �- 2 - Majority Leader Carl Albert has indicated on the floor of the House that the Administration will support the Conference report. The Conference Report is expected to be brought to the floor of the House on the 19th or 20th of June. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 Senate The Senate filed a clean bill, S.3497, and passed it substantially as introduced on May 28th. House The Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee has reported out its version of the bill. The measure as reported by the Subcommittee is now being reviewed and is expected to be, in some instances, amended by the full Banking and Currency Committee. Title I of the bill has been covered by the Committee and consideration of Title II will begin next Tuesday, June 11th. Mark-up sessions are expected to continue through the week. The Status of Appropriations Measures The proposed schedule of action on the part of the Appropriations Subcommittees concerning legislation of interest to the Action Council is: 1. The Housing and Urban Development Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 1969 passed the House on May 8th. Also, Subcommittee hearings have been completed in the Senate for HUD officials. The Committee has scheduled further hearings on other agencies for the 11th and 12th of June. On the 13th, for one day only, outside witnesses will be heard on all appropriations requests . before the Committee , including HUD. At that time Mayors and members of Congress are e x pected to testify . Other interested parties to fol low . Mar k - up is e x pected to take place the following week . with a tar get date for floo r action before the 4th of July whi ch seems unlik ely. �- 3 - The appropriations process for HUD is complicated by the fact that HUD is asking the Senate Committee to approve appropriations which are authorized in this year's Housing Act: $1.4 billion for Urban Renewal (including projects in Model City areas) for Fiscal Year 1q70 plus $350 million in renewal grants for Model City areas for Fiscal Year 1969. To avoid the need for a supplemental appropriation, the Administration would prefer holding up action on the Appropriations bill until the Housing Act of 1968 is passed and signed. 2. The Labor-HEW (including OEO) Appropriations bill has not yet been marked-up in Subcommittee. The bill is stalled because of an apprehension i t will be cut up if reported soon. Strong efforts are warranted now to qet the bill out and preserve the vital appropriations for education and anti-poverty. 3. The Regular Supp lemental Appropriation (FY 1q68) is expected to be reported on June 7, 1968 by the full House Appropriations Committee. It does not, nor is i t likely to, contain appropriations for Head Start ($25 million) and the Summer Job Program ($75 million). It will be necessary to press for Senate amendments to the bill to get these funds. 4. The Urgent Supplemental Appropriation bill for 1968 is still technically in Conference Committee. Although i t contains the funding for Head Start and Summer Jobs, for all practical purposes, this measure is dead. No one should be mislead because the Conference Committee has been holding meetings on the bill. They are merely going through the motions. �
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  • Text: rhe urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N . w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 S~eering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Ra ndolph March 25, 1968 MEMORANDUM TO: Steering Committee and Working Committee Members FROM: The Urban Coalition Office SUBJECT: CORRECTION--Executive Committee Meeting Minutes Enclosed you will find the fourth page of the Executive Committee minutes which were sent to you as an attachment to the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report. Our mailers inadvertently omitted this page. National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �
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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building We s t / 1819 H Stre e t, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heis kell/ A. Philip Randolph March 8, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT LOCAL COALITIONS Mayor Bruno Giordano of Stamford, Connecticut, called a meeting this week of representatives of various segments of the community to form the steering committee of an urban coalition. Task forces were formed for housing, recreation, employment, job training and communications and public support. Charles Ukkerd, manager of community relations for Pitney-Bowes, Inc., is on loan as special aide to the Mayor to assist in the establishment of a coalition. Mayor Floyd Hyde of Fresno, California, has invited the mayors of major California cities to a meeting on March 15 to discuss the formation of a statewide coalition. The meeting is a follow-up to the resolution passed last year by the California League of Cities calling for the establishment of coalitions in all cities of the state, and a statewide coalition. SAVINGS INDUSTRY COMMITTEE The United States Savings and Loan League and the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks have announced the for mation of a Joint Savings Bank-Savings and Loan Committee on Urban Problems . Representatives of the two associations met with President Johnson on Wednesday to discuss the new program, and the announcement was made from the White House . Chairman John W. Gardner represented the Urban Coalition at the White House meeting . The Joint Committee will urge member ins t itutions to invest in housing and reconstruction progr ams and in other ways parti cipate actively in efforts to so lve urban p r oblems . COMMUNICATIONS Life magaz i n e this we ek p r ese nts a d r a mati c a nd moving acc o unt of poverty in the citie s. Th e i ss ue a ls o h as an a rticl e by Urban Coalitio n Ch airman John W. Gardne r . National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �WEEKLY REPORT (2) MARCH 8, 1968 The complete text of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders is available on the newstands in a Bantam Books paperback: price, $1.25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT Enclosed is a copy of the Weekly Legislative Report the Coalition is now sending to leaders of local coalitions. It is designed to provide them with current information on the status of legislation important to the cities. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 27

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 15, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The Executive Committee met with Chairman Gardner in New York on March 11. The Committee approved statements on the Report of the President's Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders, a supplemental appropriation for the Office of Economic Opportunity, emergency legislation for public service employment, and e xpanded housing legislation. These statements were released to the press on March 14. Copies are attached, along with the Coalition news release. THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL MEET AGAI N AT THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL IN WASHINGTON ON APRI L 8 AT 2:00 P.M., FOLLOWED BY A MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMI TTEE AT 4:00 P.M. MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF THE MEETING AND THE PLACE . COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SUPPORT The Task Fo rce on Commun ica tion s and Publi c Suppor t spons o re d a v ery p r o ductive meeting in New Yo rk o n March 8 wi t h publi c relations dire ctors of organi z ations represented by Steer ing Commi t t ee members . Chairman John Gar dner par t i c i pated in the meeting, his firs t since joi n i ng t h e Co a l i tion. Thirty- two p e ople attende d a nd freely exchanged i d eas and views on the public a spe cts o f Coalition activities. NATI ONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN Severa l hundred bus inessme n associated wit h the National Alliance o f Busin e s s me n will mee t in Washington on Ma rch 2 3. Cha i rman Gardn er wi ll keyno te the session. Ma ny of the NAB me mbers a r e also a c t ive in t h e Coali tio n . NATI ONAL CONFERENCES Th e National Confer ences planned for early April have been pos t pone d. Pla n ning requir ement s and inability to get facilities on shor t not i ce f o rced a c hange in plans. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 33

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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph March 22, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT California Statewide Coalition The Mayors of Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Compton -- and representatives of three other California cities -- met at Fresno on March 14 and agreed to launch a statewide urban coalition. It will be the first such organization to be formed. A statement released by the group invited other Mayors to join in the new undertaking and called for a "comprehensive effort to reorder the priorities by which our State resources are being allocated to the resolution of urban problems." Christopher Mould, Deputy National Coordinator of the Urban Coalition, met with the group. Educational Disparities The Task Force on Educational Disparities met in Washington on March 20. The members rec ommended to the Steering Committ ee that the Coalition immediately initiate an effort to prevent cut-backs in feder al programs of assistance to education in the current austerity drive. Local Coalit i ons Mayor Alfonso Cervantes of St. Louis, Missouri has informed Chairman Gardner of that city's intention to form an urban coalition. At meetings last week, community representativ es of the c i ty of Buffalo , New York decided to launch a coalition immediately and formed an organizing c ommittee for that pu r pose. Ex ecutive Committee At tached a r e t he minut es of the Executive Committee meeting whi ch was h e ld o n Monday , March 11~ 1968. National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 37

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  • Text: The LOCAL COALITIONS Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr. met this . week with the newly-formed "Committee of Fifty" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Committee is presently representative of all segments of the community except local government. After Ransom's e xplanation of the objectives and principles of The Urban Coalition, the Committee decided to issue an invitation to the Mayor to attend a special meeting to discuss the possibility of members of the city government joining t he Committee to make it a true Urban Coalition. The Boston Ur b a n Coalition reports g o od progress. At a meeting l a st week, Robe r t Sla ter , p res ide n t, J o hn Hancock Mutual Li fe Insurance Company , was elect ed chair man . Three task forces were named--Emp l oyment a nd Entr e preneurship , Housing and Education-and a sked t o prepare action pro posals at t he earli est possibl e date . A c ommittee was a l s o named to recommend a pe r manent o r g an i zatio nal structure. LEGISLATION At a meeting in Washin gto n this wee k, the Legislative Task Fo rce decided to urge the Co alition Executive Committe e t o autho riz e (1 ) moving ahead immediately to support the open housing l egislation now in the Senate, a nd ( 2 ) mobilizing s u pport for a supplemental appropriation to fund summer programs for the larger cities. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT The third in the series of regional meetings on private employment will be held at the Hotel Muehlebach in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 21. Scheduled speakers include Kansas City Mayor Ilus w. Davis, William Flynn, director, STEP Program, National Association of Manufacturers, Rev. Thomas J . Ritter, executive director, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Philadelphia, J. A. Hosford, general manager, Western Electric Company, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Mayor Joseph H. McDowell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Francis Keppel, chairman of the board, General Learning Corporation and former U.S. Commissioner of Education. National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 - 1530 �( 2) Concurrent workshops will be held on Organizing Local Employment Campaigns, Recruiting, Training, and Placement of the Hard Core Unemployed, Job Development and Upward Mobility and Reassessing Underemployment. STEERING COMMITTEE James F. Oates, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Urban Coalition Steering Committee. The press of other commitments has made necessary the resignation of Steering Committee member Gilbert W. Fitzhugh, president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. �
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  • Text: The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West / 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph February 9, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATOR'S WEEKLY REPORT LOCAL COALITIONS Associate National Coordinator Elbert Ransom, Jr. met this week with the newly-formed "Committee of Fifty" in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Committee is presently representative of all segments of the community except local government. After Ransom's e xplanation of the objectives and principles of The Urban Coalition, the Committee decided to issue an invitation to the Mayor to attend a special meeting to discuss the possibility of members of the city government joining the Committee to make it a true Urban Coalition. The Boston Ur b an Coalition r eports good progress. At a meeting last week, Robert Sla ter , p re sident , John Ha ncock Mutua l Life Insurance Company , was elected chair man . Three task forces were named- - Employ ment and Entr epr e neur ship, Housing and Education-and asked to prepare act i on p r o po s als at the earliest possible date. A c ommittee was also named to recommend a permanent organi z at ional s tructure . LEGISLATION At a meeting in Washi ngton this week, the Legis lat ive Ta s k For ce decided to urge the Coalitio n Executive Co mmittee to autho r i ze (1) moving ahead immediately to support the open h ousing l e gislation now in the Senate, and (2) mobilizing support for a s u pplemental appropriation to fund summer programs for the larger cities. PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT The third in the series of regional meetings on private employment will be held at the Hotel Muehlebach in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 21. Scheduled speakers include Kansas City Mayor Ilus w. Davis, William Flynn, director, STEP Program, National Association of Manufacturers, Rev. Thomas J. Ritter, executive director, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Philadelphia, J. A. Hosford, general manager, Western Electric Company, Lee's Summit, Missouri, Mayor Joseph ff. McDowell of Kansas City, Kansas, and Francis Keppel, chairman of the board, General Learning Corporation and former U.S. Commissioner of Education. National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton Telephone 293 -1530 �( 2) Concurrent workshops will be held on Organizing Local Employment Campaigns, Recruiting, Training, and Placement of the Hard Core Unemployed, Job Development and Upward Mobility and Reassessing Underemployment. STEERING COMMITTEE James F. Oates, Jr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Urban Coalition Steering Committee. The press of other commitments has made necessary the resignation of Steering Committee member Gilbert w. Fitzhugh, president, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. �
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Box 7, Folder 13, Document 45

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  • Text: rr The Urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. c. / 20006 Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 2, 1968 NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT John Feild, who has served as National Coalition, resumed February 1 his full as Director of the Community Relations States Conference of Mayors. John had Coalition since its formation. Co-Coordinator of the time responsibilities Service of the United been on loan to the Ron Linton will continue to serve as National Coordinator. Christopher Mould has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director. Chris, who holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago, has been Associate National Coordinator working with the Task Force on Local Coalitions. COUNCIL OF URBAN COALITIONS Mayors and other leadership representatives of 37 cities met in Washington last week and approved the concept of developing a Council of Urban Coalitions. Membership on the Council would be open to those cities which have formed Coalitions of their own. It would give a voice to the local groups in national discussions and would function as a part of The Urban Coalition. Further discussions through the Task Force on Local Coalitions are expected to lead to the formation of the Council this Spring. The Task Force membership was expanded as a result of the Washington meeting to include representives of urban coalitions in New York City; Plainfield, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Fresno, California with the possibility of other additions subsequently. The expanded Task Force will meet on February 12th. LEGISLATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell held a press conference in Washington last week to emphasize the urgency of congressional action on urban problems. Participating with Mr. Heiskell in the press conference were : Arnold Aronson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Joseph D. Keenan, International Brotherhood of El ectr ical Wo r kers ; Norman Hill, representing A. Philip Randolph ; May or James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia; and Christian He r te r, Jr., Chairman o f t he New York Coaliti on and Vice Pr eside n t o f Mo b il Oi l Company. National Ccordinafors: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �-2- Mr. Heiskell's prepared statement mainly covered the points made in the legislative statement mailed to you two weeks ago. He emphasized the need to "assure a job for every citizen able and willing to work" and expressed support for the President's proposal in the State of the Union message to reimburse employers for additional costs involved in hiring and training the hard-core unemployed. He emphasized, however, that much more must be done, including government-generated employment programs. A copy of the Associated Press story of the press conference, as carried in the New York Times, is attached. NBC television news and 16 reporters covered the event. Also attached is the New York Times column about the Coalition statement by Tom Wicker. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The new Executive Committee of the Steering Committee will hold its first meeting on February 9 in New York City. All but two members of the Executive Committee have been name d. The list is: Business: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications; Fredrick J. Close, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America; J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board, Cummins Engine Company; and The odore Schlesinger, President, Allied Stores Corpora tion. Labor: George Meany, President, AFL-CIO; and Walter Reuther, President, United Auto Workers. Church: Dr. Arthur Fl e mming, Presid e nt , National Council of Ch urches" Civil Ri g ht s : Arnold Arons on, Exe cut ive Se c re t a r y , Lead e rship Council on Ci vil Rights ; a nd Whitne y M. Young , Jr . , Executive Di re ctor , Nat ional Urba n Leagu e . Local Gove rnment : Mayor J o seph M. Barr of Pittsbu rgh; and Mayor J a mes H.J. Tate of Philadelphia. The Co - Chai r men o f The Urban Co a li tion , And rew He i skell and A. Phil ip Randolph, are ex officio members of t h e Exec u tive Committee. CORRECTION In the Minutes of the January 8th Steering Committee Meeting whi ch were mailed to you with the last weekly report, under the heading of Re port of the Committee on Budget and Finance and the Organizational Proposal, it was incorre ctly stated that "Staff support wo uld · requ ire approx imate ly $5, 000,00 0." This s hould have r e ad: "Staff support would require appr o x i mate ly $500, 000 . �
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  • Text: The urban Coalition I Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20005 Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph February 2, 1968 DAM SWEAT NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT John Feild, who has served as National Coalition, resumed February 1 his full as Director of the Community Relations States Conference of Mayors. John had Coalition since its formation. Co-Coordinator of the time responsibilities Service of the United been on loan to the Ron Linton will continue to serve as National Coordinator. Christopher Mould has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator and Staff Director. Chris, who holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Chicago, has been Associate National Coordinator working with the Task Force on Local Coalitions. COUNCIL OF URBAN COALITIONS Mayors and other leadership representatives of 37 cities met in Washington last week and approved the concept of developing a Council of Urban Coalitions. Membership on the Council would be open to those cities which have formed Coalitions of their own. It would give a voice to the local groups in national discussions and would function as a part of The Urban Coalition. Further discussions through the Task Force on Local Coalitions are expected to lead to the formation of the Council this Spring. The Task Force membership was expanded as a result of the Washington meeting to include representives of urban coalitions in New York City; Plainfield, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Fresno, California with the possibility of other additions subsequently. The expanded Task Force will meet on February 12th. LEGISLATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE . Coalition Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell held a press conference in Washington last week to emphasize the urgency of congressional action on urban problems. Participating with Mr. Heiskell in the press conference were: Arnold Aronson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Joseph D. Keenan, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Norman Hill, repres.e nting A . Philip Randolph; Mayor James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia; and Christian Herter, Jr., Chairman of the New York Coalition and Vice P~esident of M6bil Oil Company. National Ccordinafors : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton Telephone 293-1530 �-2- Mr. Heiskell's prepared statement mainly covered the points made in the legislative statement mailed to you two weeks ago. He emphasized the need to "assure a job for every c i tizen able and willing to work and expressed support for the President's proposal in the State of the Union message to reimburse employers for additional . costs involved in hiring and training the hard-core unemployed. He emphasized, however, that much more must be done, including government-generated employment programs. A copy of the ·Associated Press story of the press conference, as carried in the New York Times, is.attached. NBC television news and 16 reporters covered the event. Also attached is the New York Times column about the Coalition statement by Tom Wicker. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The new Executive Committee of the Steering Committee will hold ·its first meeting on February 9 in New York City. All but two members of the Executive Committee have been named. The list is: Business: Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications; Fredrick J. Close, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum Company of America; J. Irwin Miller, Chairman of the Board, Cummins Engine Company; and Theodore Schles inger, Pre sident, Allied Stores Corpora tion. Labor: Gecrge Meany, President, AFL-CIO; and Walter Reuther, President, United Auto Workers. Church: Dr. Arthur Flemming, Preside nt, National Council of Churches . Civil Rights: Arnold Aronso n, Executive Secretary , Leadership Council on Civil Rights; and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Exe cutive Director, National Urban League. Local Governme nt: Mayor Jo seph M. Barr o f Pittsburgh; and Mayor J ames H.J. Ta t e o f Philadelphia. The Co-Chairmen of The Urban Coalition, Andrew Heiske ll and A. Philip Ra ndolph, are ex offic io me mbers of the Executive Committee. CORRECTION In the Minutes of the January 8th Steering Commi ttee Meeting which were mailed to you with th e l ast week l y report, under the heading of Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance and the Organizational Proposal, it was incorre ct l y stated that "Staff support would require approx imate ly $5,000,000." This should have r ead: "Staff support would ~e quire approxi mately $500,000. �
  • Tags: Box 7, Box 7 Folder 13, Folder topic: Urban Coalition | Coordinators Weekly Report | 1968
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  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017