Mayors of League City, Dickinson, and Friendswood ask Governor to pursue waivers to allow more residents of Galveston County to benefit from federal disaster assistance
League City, Texas
More Today's News:
ߦ   Officer Ryan Johnson HPD Funeral
ߦ   Baltimore County police officer killed after confrontation; police searching for four suspects
ߦ   2 off-duty NYPD officers, 1 a groom on wedding day, die in crash
ߦ   Dallas officer wounded in shooting gets police escort after hospital release
ߦ   Formal Charging Document Against Santa Fe Shooter
ߦ   Investigation into Shooting at 10901 Telephone Road
ߦ   Man who killed LEO daughter, daughter-in-law, suffered mental illness
ߦ   Register for Continuing Education Courses
ߦ   School officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation
ߦ   Son Of Santa Fe Victim Was One Of The Officers Who Rushed to The Scene
ߦ   Suspect Arrested, Charged in Crash at 12300 Gulf Freeway
ߦ   Santa Fe Victims
ߦ   Accused Shooter’s Family Speaks
ߦ   Armed suspect at large after robbing San Antonio IHOP
ߦ   FBI Calls For Media to Cease "Hounding" Santa Fe Families and Students
ߦ   To the members in the Santa Fe CPAAA
ߦ   Town Hall Meeting - May 22 - Underage Drinking
ߦ   Windcrest police arrest man accused of killing woman at San Antonio school parking lot
ߦ   Retired Houston Police Officer Wounded In Santa Fe School Shooting
ߦ   Teen shooter ID'd in deadly Santa Fe school shooting
ߦ   A suspected sovereign citizen ended up as the target of a fur missile.
ߦ   A Week Dedicated To Honor Law Enforcement
ߦ   Former Galveston Deputy Sentenced To Prison
ߦ   ‘Killed Them All, of Course’ - Robert Durst
ߦ   7 taken to hospital after Houston police chase ends in crash
ߦ   Autopsies: Ohio officers killed by shots to head, torso
ߦ   BODYCAM: Mayor’s Son Abuses Cop
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Calif. justice reforms questioned after officer's slaying
ߦ   Dogwood Trail Shooting
ߦ   Fundraiser For Deputy Christopher Gaines May 16
ߦ   Houston cop killer Anthony Haynes loses federal appeal over bad lawyering claims
ߦ   Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Arthur Loukas, Houston Police Officer (Ret)
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 13500 Hooper Road

   Next >>
Search Archives:

League City Council Members unanimously approved a resolution at their April 24 meeting requesting that the State of Texas pursue a waiver to the requirement that 70 percent of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds be used to support low-to-moderate income individuals.  A waiver would make more League City, Friendswood, and Dickinson residents, many of whom are still recovering from Harvey, eligible for federal disaster assistance. Approximately 20 percent of League City residents are considered moderate-to-low income.

“Many households and communities across the state, including League City, continue to struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, regardless of income levels,” said League City Mayor Pat Hallisey. “Maximum flexibility in the use of CDBG-DR funds is essential to ensure a robust and lasting recovery in our city and to help our community better prepare for future storms.”

In addition to the council’s resolution, Mayor Hallisey, along with Mayor Julie Masters of Dickinson, Texas and Mayor Kevin M. Holland of Friendswood, Texas have co-authored and signed a letter to Governor Greg Abbott and Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, George P. Bush, asking that the State extend the deadline for public comment on the Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery and pursue maximizing flexibility in the use of HUD Disaster Recovery Grants.

The letter specifically asks for four actions:

1.     Extend the comment period beyond April 25, 2018 to allow for more time for the public to comment on the State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery.


2.     Request of a waiver from HUD or by State Administrative action, if sufficient authority exists, to seek a reduction in the 70 percent overall benefit requirement.


3.     Request of a waiver from HUD or by State Administrative action, if sufficient authority exists, to seek a reduction or removal of the low-to moderate income benefit requirement for infrastructure projects.


4.     Expand the proposed State-administered housing recovery program to include opportunities for regional and locally-administered housing recovery programs.


“Based on our experience with previous recovery efforts during hurricanes, restricting funding to activities that only benefit low-to-moderate income persons results in disparities in housing recovery assistance and can prevent the implementation of critical infrastructure and mitigation projects that benefit entire communities,” said Hallisey.



Sarah Greer Osborne
Communications and Media Relations
City of League City

Post a comment
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.