0197_Part 3_HUD/AFFH_How to Contact our Colorado Jeffco County Commissioners – ask them NOT to accept HUD/AFFH money this month or ever again

Donna Jack
April 19, 2017

A Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes
Blogs on this site about HUD/AFFH, see Blogs 195, 196, and 198
More information about HUD/AFFH at the end of this blog.


Our County Commissioners will choose whether to accept HUD/AFFH
federal grant money.

Video explaining what HUD/AFFH has become

Contact all three of our commissioners by emailing:  http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/
(To email them individually see later in this blog piece.)
Or leave messages for all three at:  303-271-8525
More Contact Information about our Commissioners below, near the end of this Blog.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
We have accepted two kinds of HUD/AFFH grant money in the past:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

HUD can’t take away our local control but….

The federal government can’t take away our local control – but our County Commissioners can GIVE away control to the federal government by agreeing to HUD/AFFH terms in order to receive federal HUD/AFFH money.

The vote will be soon.

Before the end of this month (April 2017) our three Colorado Jefferson County, County Commissioners, will be voting whether to accept HUD/AFFH grant money  [Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnerships (HOME)].

Please call or email.

Please ask the Jeffco County Commissioners to vote against accepting the grant money.  If they do NOT accept the HUD/AFFH money, they retain their control as our County Commissioners — and we keep our planning and zoning decisions within our own county.

See Blogs 0195 and 0196  and 0198 for information about the disaster that HUD/AFFH has become.

The Commissioners’ job description is below –
(If they accept the grant money,
they sign over their responsibilities to the federal government)

 “The board provides leadership and vision in guiding Jefferson County government, and the commissioners are responsible for overseeing the organization and budgets of a wide variety of county programs designed to benefit citizens. Please view our organization chart.

“The commissioners hold numerous meetings and public hearings to set policies and make decisions regarding land use, transportation, open space purchases, social service concerns, community development, law enforcement, libraries, public health and many other vital issues.”

(http://jeffco.us/bcc/about)

Contact  county commissioners:

(information from: http://jeffco.us/bcc/      http://jeffco.us/bcc/about/       ( District map. )

Contact the Commissioners by phone, email, mail, or in person:
303-271-8525
Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Contact Us — http://jeffco.us/bcc/contact/
100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Admin and Courts Facility, Golden, CO 80419

Libby Szabo, Commissioner District One – elected a second term in 2016
Email:  commish1@jeffco.us    Call:  303-271-8525

Casey Tighe, Commissioner District Two – elected in 2014
Email:  commish2@jeffco.us    Call:  303-271-8525

Donald Rosier, Commissioner District 3  Term limited
Email: 
commish3@jeffco.us   Call:  303-271-8525


[See
District Map]

More information about our Commissioners:

Libby Szabo - picture and district copy  Libby Szabo, Commissioner District One – elected in 2016
Email:  commish1@jeffco.us    Call:  303-271-8525
Address:  -100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Admin and Courts Facility, Golden, CO 80419
Bio:  http://jeffco.us/bcc/about/biography-commissioner-district-one/

Casey Tighe - picture and district 2 copyCasey Tighe, Commissioner District Two – elected in 2014
Email:  commish2@jeffco.us    Call:  303-271-8525
Address:  -100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Admin and Courts Facility, Golden, CO 80419
Bio:  http://jeffco.us/bcc/about/biography-commissioner-district-two/

Don Rosier - picture and district 3 copyDonald Rosier, Commissioner District 3  Term limited
Email:  commish3@jeffco.us
Address:  -100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Admin and Courts Facility, Golden, CO 80419
Bio: http://jeffco.us/bcc/about/biography-commissioner-district-three/

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Supplementary information on AFFH: 

Video explaining what HUD/AFFH has become:
Introduction and the Video:_AFFH in Five Minutes R2 11080_ Video Transcript   

More links to information about HUD/AFFH:    Donna Jack’s Blogs 195, 196, 197, and 198

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for Dummies  a very good bring-you-up-to-understanding-AFFH article

Agency Tyranny:  How to STOP HUD’s Devastating Attack on Property Rights by John Anthony (downloadable 62 pages)

 Decision & History_County of Westchester v. HUD – Decided September 25, 2015
(27 pages)

 

 

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