By David Neuendorff (Contact)
To be delivered to: Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio State Historic Preservation Office, and TMACOG
The City of Toledo has failed to "notify" its citizens, and historic district residents, as to their “rights” and responsibilities under Federal law. Additionally city officials have failed to involve any interested citizens as required, from the very early stages of planning for the reconstruction of Collingwood Avenue until the required Section 106 review is finally completed.
Reference : http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/04/09/City-holds-to-plan-to-fell-72-trees-in-Old-West-End.html
Reference : www.achp.gov/regs-rev04.pdf
§ 800.2 Participants in the Section 106 process.
(d) The public.
(1) Nature of involvement. The views of the public are essential to informed Federal decision making in the section 106 process. The agency official shall seek and consider the views of the public in a manner that reflects the nature and complexity of the undertaking and its effects on historic properties, the likely interest of the public in the effects on historic properties, confidentiality concerns of private individuals and businesses, and the relationship of the Federal involvement to the undertaking.
(2) Providing notice and information. The agency official must, except where appropriate to protect confidentiality concerns of affected parties, provide the public with information about an undertaking and its effects on historic properties and seek public comment and input. Members of the public may also provide views on their own initiative for the agency official to consider in decision making.
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