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Council considering COVID-19 testing program

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The San Marcos City Council is calling for public comment on a proposed testing program as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2019-2020 Action Plan.

The proposal would use $105,530 of the newly issued $425,261 CDBG-Coronavirus Response Funds for the COVID-19 testing program.

The public can comment during a virtual public hearing at the virtual city council meeting Tuesday July 7 at 6 p.m.

To speak at the public hearing, email citizencomment@ sanmarcostx.gov prior to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7. A call-in number will be provided for participation.

The remainder of the funds has already gone through the public comment period and has approved $200,000 for a small business relief fund and $56,000 for advocacy services for abused and neglected children through court appointed special advocates.

To view the meeting, please visit the following link: http://sanmarcostx. gov/421/City-Council-Videos-Archives.

The city council will vote on the proposed amendments at the Aug. 4 meeting.

The revised draft 2019- 2020 CDBG Action Plan will be available for public comment on the City’s website at http://www.san-marcostx.gov/3065/CDBG-Action-Plans from July 12 through July 17. Comments must be made in writing and should include the sender’s full name and physical address. Comments may be sent electronically to CDBG@sanmarcostx.gov or by mail to City of San Marcos, Attention: CDBG Office, 630 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos.

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