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National Academy of Public Administration
1225 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
_ Phone: (202) 659-9165

March 27, 1969

Mr. Moreland Smith

Southern Regional Council, Inc.
5 Forsyth Street, N.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Mr. Smith:

This letter is to appoint you to the Atlanta panel formed by the
Academy to function with respect to our research contract with the U.S. De-
partment of Housing and Urban Development. Enclosure "A" is a copy of the
HUD announcement regarding this project. :

The contract calls for us to study the critical decisional and
administrative aspects, primarily from the local point of view, of four HUD-
assisced urban programs: y turnkey housing,2inner-city open space,2basic sewer
and water facilities grants, andjnon-profit sponsored new housing under Sec-
tion 221(d)(3)--a replacement for study of 221(h). These programs wiil be
analysed from point of origin to point of impact in six (or seven) cities,
with Atlanta serving as the pilot study.

The project will tie in with related HUD contracts awarded to the
National League of Cities to evolve a system of urban observatories (in addi-
tion to Atlanta, four other designated observatory cities are among those
cities which we have recommended to HUD for inclusion in our study)’, and to
Rutgers University to study ways of achieving a more effective state role in
urban programs.

Dr. Morris W. Collins, Jr., Director of the-Institute of Government,
University of Georgia, is convenor of the Atlanta panel. Other panelists are
listed on Enclosure "B'. One or two additional members may be appointed.

As knowledgeable Atlantans, the panel will be asked to orient, inform,
advise, and hélp direct the three-man team which will be in Atlanta from
March 3lst through April llth. In addition to myself, this team is composed
of Messrs. Elias B. Silverman and Charles R. Warren.

There will be two panel meetings, to each of which this letter of
appointment is is an invitation. These meetings will be held at Georgia State

College on:

Wednesday, Moril Qndy £xrom Noon until about 3:00 P.M.
(luncheon in thé “Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of Student
Activities Building, with the meeting continuing in
the Faculty Lounge of the Business Administration
Building); and
Mr. Moreland Smith
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Avril 10th) from 9:00 A.M. until middle or
ate af cernoon “in the President's Conference Room,

with luncheon in the Assembly Room.


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At the April 2nd meeting,

the panel will be asked to review and
comment upon our Pilot Research Design (E

n (Enclosure "C") and Tentative Inter-

view Schedule (Enclosure "D"), to suggest ways in which we might most pro-
ductively proceed, and in general to guide our efforts in Atlanta. We have
also developed a Program Summarization and Status Report on the selected
programs (Enclosure nen),

The April 10th meeting will be devoted to an analysis and interpre-
tation of our data and to the formulation of findings and conclusions.

An honorarium of $25 per meeting attended will be provided to eu
as a member of the Atlanta panel.

A national panel has been appointed to further pane and evaluate
our efforts in all selected study cities. This panel is composed of:

Mr. William G. Colman, Executive Director, Advisory Commission
on Intergovernmental Relations

Mr. Porter W. Homer, County Manager, Dade County, Florida

The Honorable Arthur Naftalin, Mayor of Minneapolis

Professor Ernest C. Reock, Jr., Director, Bureau of Government
Research, Rutgers University

Professor Wallace S. Sayre, Eaton Professor of Public Administra-
tion, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Professor Carleton F. Sharpe, Visiting Research Professor and
Consultant, University of Hartford

Dr. Gilbert Y. Steiner, Director of Governmental Studies, The
Brookings Institution

On behalf of the Academy and the national panel, I wish to express
our appreciation for your willingness to participate in this important project.

‘Dominic DelGuidice
roject Director

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