City sent response letter to HUD on conflict of interest issues, awaiting response

The city sent a response letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this month in regard to HUD’s February letter on conflict of interest violations.

City Manager Greg Doyon said during Tuesday’s work session that the city had not yet received a response from HUD.

In the letter, Doyon details the changes the city is making to the Community Development Block Grant process, which includes eliminating the Community Development Council.

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Doyon also wrote that the city found HUD’s February letter disconcerting when it characterized a statement from the city attorney as false.

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Doyon detailed the actual statements made by the city attorney during the City Commission meeting and asked that HUD retract their earlier statement declaring her comments false.

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HUD’s February letter responded to the city’s December letter and attachments, which are linked below.

City’s December response letter

City’s December response summary

City’s CDBG citizen participation plan

City’s CDBG 2017-2018 policies