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Citizens Advisory Council

The Citizens Advisory Council for Community (CAC) Development serves as a vehicle for citizen participation under the Consolidated Plan and Strategy. The primary purpose of the CAC is to provide input into the overall planning, development and monitoring of programs under the Consolidated Plan (CDBG, HOME and ESGP).

The citizens participation process encourages participation by low-and moderate-income persons, particularly those living in blighted areas and in areas where CDBG funds are proposed; and by residents of predominately low-and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Representation on the CAC is provided through an open system whereby interested citizens and organizations, including those representing the elderly, handicap, and homeless may secure representation on the CAC. The Citizen Participation Plan also provides for representation as follows: two representatives appointed by the Mayor, representation from each Metropolitan Council Member, representation from the EBR Housing Authority, representation from a Neighborhood based non-profit organization; representation from an organization serving the homeless; two representatives appointed by permanent members of the CAC and representation from active neighborhood organizations.

The CAC meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Plank Road Civic Center, 4523 Plank Road at 7 p.m. Notices of monthly CAC meetings are mailed to all CAC representatives, alternates, and Metropolitan-Council Members. Meeting notices are posted in the Announcements Section of The Community Development home page.

Correspondence can be addressed to the CAC at:

Citizens Advisory Council
c/o Office of Community Development
P.O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA  70802