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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. A


City of Brentwood

P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, decent safe, affordable housing is one of the basic necessities of life; and

WHEREAS, affordable housing is of vital importance to the health and well-being of Contra Costa’s residents; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of Contra Costans live in overcrowded, substandard, and otherwise inadequate housing; and

WHEREAS, hundreds more are paying over 30 percent, and many over 50 percent, of their income for housing and are at significant risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of units of affordable housing have been built by non-profit developers in this county; and

WHEREAS, these affordable housing units are well managed, well maintained, and are contributing to the communities in which they are located; and

WHEREAS, the Association of Homeless and Housing Services Providers of Contra Costa County and East Bay Housing Organizations have organized events during Affordable Housing Week to acknowledge the need for, and contributions of affordable housing; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City Brentwood, that the week of June 1, 2002 to June 9, 2002, inclusive is proclaimed as Affordable Housing week in the City of Brentwood; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Brentwood calls upon all Citizens of the City of Brentwood to learn about and honor the contributions of affordable housing by participating in activities held throughout the week to commemorate this observance.


Dated this 28th day of May, 2002


Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor