The City of Columbia will hold a public hearing to offer citizens the opportunity to provide public comment and input into the plan for spending $18.5 Million of CDBGMIT funding allocated by Federal Register notice 84 FR 45838 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Aug. 30, 2019.
CDBG-MIT funds represent an opportunity for the City to use this assistance in areas impacted by the 2015 floods to carry out strategic and high-impact projects that will mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. While it is impossible to eliminate all risks, CDBG-MIT funds will help the community mitigate against future disaster risks and coordinate State and local planning activities. This funding is separate from the HUD CDBG-DR funding that has been provided to the City for assistance to individual households.
The hearings will: Explain what mitigation is and how CDBG-MIT funding may be used • Allow members of the public to provide comments and ask questions • Offer information focused on proposed mitigation projects.
The public will have access to the hearing facility at 6:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from City officials, followed by acceptance of public comments. Written public comments may also be submitted by email to CityMitigation@columbiasc.gov or by mail to Community Development, 1401 Main Street, 4th floor, Columbia, SC 29201. Written comments should be labeled as Columbia_CDBG-MIT. Those needing special accommodations to attend the hearings should call (803) 545-3373 or email CityMitigation@columbiasc.gov. For additional information visit the city’s mitigation website at http://mit.columbiasc.gov.
Public Hearing Date, Time and Location: March 2, 2020
Edisto Discovery Park Facility Monday, March 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm at 1914 Wiley Street Columbia, SC 29205.