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PH Notice - 2022 CDBG FundsCITY OF RENTON RENTON CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed use of Community Development Block Grant-(CDBG) Funds NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that due to the ongoing pandemic, a virtual/telephonic Public Hearing will be held by the Renton City Council on October 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. by means of a Zoom video-conference web application. For those wishing to attend by Zoom, please (1) click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84938072917?pwd=TUNCcnppbjNjbjNRMWpZaXk2bjJnZz09 (or copy the URL and paste into a web browser); or (2) call-in to the Zoom meeting by dialing 253-215-8782 and entering 849 3807 2917, Passcode 156708; or (3) call 425-430- 6501 by 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting to request an invite with a link to the meeting. The meeting can also be viewed on Renton’s Channel 21, or streaming live at rentonwa.gov/streaming. The Renton City Council will consider the following: Proposed use of 2022 CDBG funds. The City will receive an estimated $729,776 in 2022 CDBG funds. After contractual set asides covering King County administration and human services program costs, the amount available is estimated to be $423,270 which the city is proposing to allocate as follows: 1) Planning and Administration: $72,978 or the maximum amount allowable to plan and administer the CDBG program at 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057; and 2) Public Facilities and Improvements Program: The estimated balance of $350,292 is proposed for public facilities and improvements: The Public Facilities and Improvements Program for Downtown/South Renton (the “Downtown Streetscape Improvements”) project will complete the engineering and establish a plan for the installation of the Williams Avenue streetscape project per the City of Renton Downtown Streetscape Design Standards and Guidelines and the Renton downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan. The proposed Streetscape improvements include new and/or modified sidewalks, crosswalks, bike racks, bollards, newspaper racks, benches, alternative seating, streetscape fencing, receptables (trash, ash, recycle), Pedestrian lighting, roadway lighting, advance direction signs, gateway signs, vehicular directional signs, pedestrian directory, interpretive panel signs, pedestrian directional signs, utility cabinets, sign boxes, plantings, street trees, planter fencing and mill and resurface the road surface between intersections and install all wayfinding signs in the downtown per the approved wayfinding plan. More than 51% of the service area’s residents are low and moderate income. The service area is primarily residential and includes Block Group 3, Census tract 253.01, and Block Groups 1-3, Census tract 253.02. 2022 Contingency Plan: Should Renton’s allocation increase, after funding planning and administration to the maximum allowable amount, any increases in entitlement will go to the Healthy Housing Program. Any decreases in entitlement will decrease the amount allocated to the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project. CDBG Program Income and any recaptured funds will be allocated to the Healthy Housing Program, including any Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project funds not under contract by December 31, 2022. For approximately every $15,000 in funding, Healthy Housing is proposing to replace the roof and add/or improve ventilation to minimize moisture/mold issues for one household. Healthy Housing clients will be selected from active Housing Repair Clients. If you wish to speak during the Public Hearing, it is requested that you provide your name and email address to Judith Subia, Council Liaison, at jsubia@rentonwa.gov or by calling 425-430-6575 by 10 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 so that the meeting information can be provided to you prior to the start of the meeting. Alternatively, written comments on this topic can be submitted to cityclerk@rentonwa.gov by 5:00 p.m. on October 11, 2021. Jason A. Seth, MMC City Clerk Published Seattle Times Date: September 9, 2021