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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 30COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SUBCHAPTER ATEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
DIVISION 2APPLICATION INFORMATION
RULE §30.24Additional Public Hearing Requirements

(a) Communities must conduct public hearings in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, including notice requirements.

(b) Public hearings must be:

  (1) held at times and locations convenient to potential or actual beneficiaries (no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on a weekday or at a convenient time on a Saturday or Sunday); and

  (2) conducted in a manner to meet the needs of non-English speaking residents where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate.

(c) Each public notice of hearing must:

  (1) be published in a local newspaper of general circulation at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting;

  (2) include the date, time, and location of the hearing and the topics to be considered at the hearing;

  (3) be printed in English or the language predominantly spoken by non-English speaking residents in the proposed beneficiary area;

  (4) be posted and prominently displayed in public buildings; and

  (5) be distributed to local organizations that provide services or housing for low and moderate income persons, including but not limited to faith-based organizations, the local or area Public Housing Authority, the local or area health and human services office, and the local or area mental health and mental retardation office.

(d) Failure to comply with public notice requirements will result in disqualification of an application.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.24 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10395; amended to be effective February 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 775

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