REDMOND, OR -- Redmond's Consolidated Plan is due for its annual update, and the public is invited to provide feedback on housing and community development needs.
Each year, city leaders ask for input, which is a requirement of the federal funding tied to the Consolidated Plan. But, Deputy City Manager John Roberts says it also helps them prioritize projects and the funding, "Feedback from citizens is important to us as it will help us fine tune our plan to address the most pressing needs in Redmond." He tells KBND News, "There's a diversity and range of housing issues affecting the community, and money like this is used for land acquisition, social service spending, housing and rehabilitation, and homebuyer assistance."
Roberts says an open house, Tuesday afternoon, is a good chance to learn about the general Plan, but not specific projects, "The plan will be discussed, as well as the federal funding. So, the Open House will serve as a forum for gathering more public input on housing and community development needs." He adds, "The goal is to get more public input to add to the data analysis that we can have a well-rounded and effective plan." Tuesday's event starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Civic Room at Redmond's City Hall.