The CDBG program began in 1974 as a federal block grant program to provide funds to counties and cities to carry out projects and programs to benefit low-income residents.
"It's one of the last economic tools we have," said councilman Sam Pedroza.
Programs for use of the city's 2013-2014 allocation are: $60,000 for the housing rehabilitation program; $20,580 for the senior case management program; and $56,624 for the job creation and business incentive grant program.
Meanwhile, the master plan item passed allows city manager Tony Ramos to execute a contract in the amount of more than $97,100; allocate an additional more than $9,700 for a 10 percent contingency and allocate $15,000 for the city's Geographical Information System consultant to fully update the sewer GIS layer of information.
"Much has changed" since 1988, said Brian Desatnik, housing and redevelopment manager for Claremont to the council.
According to a city agenda report, in the next three to five years, it is anticipated that between 200 and 500 new residential units will be connecting to the sewer system.
City officials said the updated plan provides proactive long-term sewer capacity planning and a determination of appropriate sewer connection fees to ensure adequate funds for future sewer upgrades, among other items.
The city's current fee for single-family residences is $500.
The regular meeting took place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Council Chambers, 225 W. Second St.
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