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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@ 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 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 or by mail to City of San Marcos, Attention: CDBG Office, 630 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos.

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