Mayor Palmer DePaulis presented his administration's proposals to the Salt Lake City Council Tuesday night for spending $3,795,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.
DePaulis has proposed that the money be used on various housing projects, block redesigns, street and storm drains, sidewalk repairs, parks, public buildings, public services and planning.DePaulis said that requests for improvements totaled $7.6 million. Both the administration and a committee considered the proposals.
DePaulis' recommendations included $382,000 for administration and $885,000 for street improvements, $200,000 for a new women's shelter, and $700,000 to help housing units in community development areas meet building codes.
Left out of his recommendations were $36,000 requested for handicapped adults at the Work Activity Center, 1275 W. 2320 South, to acquire a new building; $125,000 for parking space next to El Centro Civico, 135 S. Sixth West; and $100,000 for a neighborhood park at 24th South and Sixth East.
A public hearing on the funding will held be on May 3 at 6:40 p.m. in the council chambers.