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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 2:39:00 to 2:41:35
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Tom Latham

2:38:56 to 2:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: to do volunteer work are doing it anyway. so i time. and i hope that i -- the chair: who claims time in opposition? mr. latham: i claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. latham: thank you, mr. chairman. the purpose of the service commitment was sound at the time

Tom Latham

2:39:00 to 2:41:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Latham

Tom Latham

2:39:17 to 2:39:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: and it still is. residents were asked to participate in making their community better, improve the social interaction and provide services for their communities, including day care, edation and after-school monitoring and facility management. no one that is unable to

Tom Latham

2:39:38 to 2:39:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: participate is pena elderly, students, working parents or any other of a long list of exemptions that are allowable under the law. the intent is not to make people work for their money but to ensure that people participate in keeping it safe, sanitary, affordable and a vibrant community.

Tom Latham

2:39:59 to 2:40:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: this is what we ask of ourselves and our neighbors. for those who do participate, flexibility is the centerpiece of the requirement. residents have great flexibility over what service is provided and when it's provided. every attempt is to ensure that the services of the parent can be made to benefit the children

Tom Latham

2:40:20 to 2:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: or the elderly citizens living in the authority. keep in mind we're only talking about eight hours a month, eight hours a month. this is not a hardship and has provided a great benefit to each housing authority where it's been actively implemented. if this requirement is removed, those services will be lost

Tom Latham

2:40:42 to 2:41:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: because every indication from the housing authority leadership indicates that there are no funds to replace the services now being provided by those residents. one of the arguments i've heard is that it's hard on the p.h.a.'s to administer this program. it's ridiculous. authorities receive millions in

Tom Latham

2:41:03 to 2:41:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: funds each year to administer the federal requirement and if the service is lost, i don't see anyone reducing the administrative funds provided in this bill. they receive funds for federally required activities and should use them for those purposes. frankly, it's a requirement that should stay in place and no more

Tom Latham

2:41:24 to 2:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: than what we all requireof ourselves and our communities. when i go home, it will be hard to explain to my voters that eight hours a month is just too great a burden to ask in order to ensure that their investment

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