Box 3, Folder 14, Document 91

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Box 3, Folder 14, Document 91

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ATTACHMENT A
AT LANTA COMM!PlITY RELATI O'lS COMMIS S ION
Re por t
of .S p e c i a l Commi t t ee t o I nv es t ig a te OE O Fund ing
Mr. Irvi ng Ka l e r , Cha ir ma n,
Community Rela ti on s Commiss i on.
De a r Mr . Cha irma n:
Yc ur commit ~ee t o inv e sti g a t e supp l eme nt a ry fundin g possibi Liti e s f or th e
Atl a nta Community Re l a tio n s Commis s i o n h a s c omp l e t ed its work an d make s
her e with its r eport. Me mb e rs of t his c ommi t tee we r e Al Ku e ttn e r, Chriama n;
C. G. Ezz a rd, J ames O. Mo or e , Ha mi l ton Do ug l a s a nd T . M. Al e x a nd e r, Sr.
The c ommit tee held t wo le ng t hy mee ting s
ot f ic e of Ma_y or Iv a n Al l e n; :r . Cha r l e s
Opp ortuni ty Atl a n ta ; Mr. Ric h a r d Gr a na t
Opp ortunit y in Wa s hi ng t on , and wi th t h e
F lei s s i g and As so ci at e s i n At l a nt a .
a nd wa s i n c or r espon a en c e wi th t he
Emme r i ch , d i r e ct or of Eq ua l
of t h e Of f ic e of Ec on omic
c i t y pla n ni ng fi r m o f Cand e ub ,
Th e c ommit t ee h a s a s c e ~ t a i n ed t he f ol l owi ng i nf or ma t i on :
1. Mr . Gra na t a dv ises t h a t his of f i c e wi l l b e hap py t o d i sc uss a ny
p r opo s a l we mi h t h a v e , eithe r i nfo r ma l ly or on t he b a s i s of a fo r ma l
sub missi on of a p r o je c t . He po i n t s o ut t ha t a n ea rl i e r -c on t e mpla te d f und
f or f a ir hou s ing oper at io n is n ot pr e se n t l y a v a i lab le b e c a u s e of a s e v e r e
c utb a c k i n a ll s u c h f und s , but he i nd ic a t es t ha t OEO wil l b e gla d t o wo r k
wit h us t o e v e ry ex t ent poss ibl e . He s ugge s ts t ha t we dea l dir e ct ly wit h
t he Atl a n t a o f fic e .
2.
Mr . Emme r i c h ha s ad vi se d t ha t h i s of f ic e wi l l c o op er a t e f u l ~y wit h
o ur Commission ori spe ci f ic p r o j e cts a n d t he Commi tt e e f eel s t ha t we
sho u l d c all upon thi s o ffic e f or long r a nge p l anni ng a n d a cti on .
3. The city o f At lan t a has r e c e i v ed a $23 ,000 g r an t ~r om t h e S ter n Family
F und fo r t he p urpos e of s t a f fk n g t he may or ' s offt c e wit h s pe ci a l he l p so
as t o de v el op s t r ateg y and a cti on f or mob ilizi nB t he c i t y ' s fo r ce s t o
a tt a c k p robl em s of the slums. The c ity is mo ving ahead on t h is p ro j e c t
and has an ~mploy e for t he wor k .
Lette r i s atta a:h e d t o t h i s repor t as
we ll as a r esume of t he St e rn Family F und .
4.
~r . Ha rv ey F ri edman , Chai r ma n of th e Lawyers Commit t e e for Civil Ri g h t s
Under Law , Washing t on , D. C . , has b een c on t a c t ed. He says his gen cy wi l l
be glad to wor k with u s , i n i t ially in an achv i sor y c apacity . This is a v ery
signi f icant commit t ee f t p lawyers.
5.
Our Commi t tee is of the opini on that f unds can be obtained f r spe c ifi c
projects, based n detailed plans a nd pro g ram . It is t h e co mwittee ' s
recommendation that pr jects be planned in or d er of p riority, these proj e cts
then t
be submitted t o the pr per a g ency for funding. It is t he co nc e nsus of
the committ e e that long r· nge planning, fact finding and prog ramr,D.ing must
come ahead f efforts to fund the prog ~
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A~ ,,Ktk& ner~
For the Cummittee.
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