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Housing and Community Development Committee Resolution on the President's FY2000 Budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

FUNDING FOR EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND STRATEGIG PLANNING COMMUNITIES

WHEREAS, the Administration has designated 20 Empowerment Zones and 15 Strategic Planning Communities which were authorized by Congress; and

WHEREAS, the designated communities spent a tremendous amount of time and resources to develop comprehensive economic revitalization strategies; and

WHEREAS, the initiatives developed by the communities cannot be achieved without federal funding; and

WHEREAS, the Administration’s FY200 budget recommends that the Empowerment Zones be funded at the level of $1.7 billion over 10 years; and

WHEREAS, existing programs face potentially severe cutbacks given the budget caps, and that new initiatives such as the Empowerment Zones may fall off the table before discussions even begin,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Administration to fight aggressively for sufficient funding for the 20 new Empowerment Zones and 15 Strategic Planning Communities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls on Congress to fund the 20 new Empowerment Zones and 15 Strategic Planning Communities this year.

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