Petition Campaign Aimed at Helping Preserve Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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    Petition Campaign Aimed at Helping Preserve Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    On February 6, 2006, President Bush released his FY2007 budget to Congress with a proposed 25% cut to formula funding of the CDBG program. Last year the Department of Community and Human Development received $9,699,358 and this year the department received $8,726,983, a $972,375 cut. Each year CDBG is being cut and less money is coming to our community to serve the needs of our residents. CDBG is a proven program that can and will meet the performance and justification tests. If we cannot convince the President of the importance of this funding, then we must go to the Congress. After all, it is the Congress that provides CDBG with funding. We must ensure that our Congressional Delegates hear us loudly, clearly, and often. They must become re-educated and re-energized on the importance the CDBG program plays in their communities and district. Write or contact the Mayor, City Council Representatives, Congressman Sylvestre Reyes, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Senator John Cornyn to support our CDBG program.

    The Department of Community and Human Development has petitions set up in all of our City buildings (City Hall, Libraries, Recreation and Senior Centers, Police Stations, Fire Stations and local agencies that have been funded with CDBG money). Please visit these sites and sign our petitions which will be sent out to Washington in support of keeping our CDBG Program alive.

    These programs improve the quality of life to low-and-moderate income families as well as improving the neighborhoods they live in.

    For more information about our CDBG Program, call (915) 541-4643.

    THE WHITE HOUSE
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW o Washington, DC 20500
    comments@whitehouse.gov

    THE HONORABLE SILVESTRE REYES
    United States House of Representatives
    2433 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515-4316
    Phone (202) 225-4831
    http://wwwc.house.gov/reyes/voice_your_opinion.asp

    THE HONORABLE KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON
    United States Senate
    284 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510-4302
    Phone (202) 224-5922
    http://hutchison.senate.gov/e-mail.htm

    THE HONORABLE JOHN CORNYN
    United States Senate
    517 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510-4304
    Phone (202) 224-2934
    http://cornyn.senate.gov/index.asp?f=contact&lid=1

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