WHEREAS, the extension of state services to local governments is an important aspect of State concern for urban problems and needs. More and more. the State is called upon to assist urban areas. More and more it is clear that the future growth and development of the State may depend heavily upon the amount, quality and timeliness of the State's encouragement and assistance to urban areas struggling to identify and meet community problems.
WHEREAS,the Congress of the United States has recently authorized the expenditures of Department of Housing and Urban Development funds under two assistance programs. Under Title VIII, Part 1, of the Housing Act of 1964, the State can receive matching funds for use in assisting local governments by developing specialized in-service and other training programs in scarce urban skills. Under Title IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966, programs to provide technical assistance and information services to communities under 100,000 population can be developed or extended by the State. These programs would greatly extend the State's ability to assist local government. The State's designation of an agency to administer both programs is a prerequisite to participation in Title VIII and Title IX.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Evans, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby proclaim the following Executive Order:
I. The Planning and Community Affairs Agency of the State of Washington is hereby designated as the sole agency to administer the provisions of Title VIII of the Housing Act of 1964, (Public Law 89-560).
II. The Planning and Community Affairs Agency of.the State of Washington is also hereby designated as the sole agency to administer the provisions of Title IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (Public Law 89-754).
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
17th day of November A.D., Nineteen hundred and sixty-seven.
Daniel J. Evans
Secretary of State