CHAPTER 806

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER TWELVE

TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies

RE: Designation of the Delaware State Planning Office as the State Agency in Delaware to Carry Out the Provisions of Title IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754).

WHEREAS, the rapid urbanization of our State is causing heavier and heavier demands to be placed upon local governments for improved and expanded public facilities and services necessary to the solution of critical physical, social and economic problems in our urban areas; and

WHEREAS, there is great need in our State for information and data on urban needs and assistance programs and activities and for technical assistance to small communities for the solution of urban problems; and

WHEREAS, the increasing number and magnitude of Federal, State and local assistance programs that affect urban development require considerable technical information and statistical data not readily available to local communities; and

WHEREAS, the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754) establishes a program to assist states and the instrumentalities of their political subdivisions to make available information and data on urban needs and assistance programs and activities and to provide technical assistance to small communities with respect to solving urban problems; and

WHEREAS, Section 905 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act requires formal designation by the Governor of the State agency as the applicant State agency to receive Federal grants for programs.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:

1. That the Delaware State Planning Office is hereby named and designated for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of Title IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754) in Delaware to make available information and data on urban needs and assistance programs and activities, to provide technical assistance to small communities as designated under the law.

2. That the Delaware State Planning Office shall serve as the State agency in Delaware to effectuate the purposes of Title IX as specifically set forth in Section 901 and to receive grants authorized under Sections 902 and 903 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966.

Approved this 1st day of August, 1969.

(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON

Governor

Attest:

EUGENE BUNTING

Secretary of State