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PROPOSALS TO EXTEND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

LEGISLATION

(96–18)

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

MARCH 22, 27, 28, 29, 1979 ON H.R. 2063 AND RELATED BILLS

APRIL 4 AND 5, 1979, ON H.R. 3249 AND RELATED BILLS

APRIL 24 AND 25, 1979, ON ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSALS TO AMEND THE PUBLIC WORKS AND ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT ACT

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Public Works and Transportation

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1979

51-384 O

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117ST

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

HAROLD T. (BIZZ) JOHNSON, California, Chairman RAY ROBERTS, Texas

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio JAMES J. HOWARD, New Jersey

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire GLENN M. ANDERSON, California

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey

GENE SNYDER, Kentucky MIKE McCORMACK, Washington

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas JOHN B. BREAUX, Louisiana

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania NORMAN Y. MINETA, California

JAMES ABDNOR, South Dakota ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

GENE TAYLOR, Missouri JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota

BARRY M. GOLDWATER, JR., California JEROME A. AMBRO, New York

TOM HAGEDORN, Minnesota HENRY J. NOWAK, New York

ARLAN STANGELAND, Minnesota
ROBERT W. EDGAR, Pennsylvania

ROBERT L. LIVINGSTON, Louisiana
MARILYN LLOYD BOUQUARD, Tennessee NEWT GINGRICH, Georgia
JOHN G. FARY, Illinois

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina

GERALD B. H. SOLOMON, New York ROBERT A. YOUNG, Missouri

JERRY LEWIS, California
DAVID E. BONIOR, Michigan

BILL ROYER, California
ALLEN E. ERTEL, Pennsylvania
BILLY LEE EVANS, Georgia
RONNIE G. FLIPPO, Alabama
NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia
DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio
GERALDINE A. FERRARO, New York
BRIAN J. DONNELLY, Massachusetts
EARL HUTTO, Florida
EUGENE V. ATKINSON, Pennsylvania
DONALD JOSEPH ALBOSTA, Michigan
MARVIN LEATH, Texas
WILLIAM HILL BONER, Tennessee

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey, Chairman JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas HENRY J. NOWAK, New York

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire MARILYN LLOYD BOUQUARD, Tennessee DON H. CLAUSEN, California BILLY LEE EVANS, Georgia

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania BRIAN J. DONNELLY, Massachusetts

GENE TAYLOR, Missouri ROBERT W. EDGAR, Pennsylvania

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania DAVID E. BONIOR, Michigan

JERRY LEWIS, California
NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia
DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio
EARL HUTTO, Florida
EUGENE V. ATKINSON, Pennsylvania
DONALD JOSEPH ALBOSTA, Michigan
MARVIN LEATH, Texas

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CONTENTS

Page

March 22, 27, 28, 29: Proposals To Extend the Public Works and Economic

Development Act and Local Public Works Act (H.R. 2063 and Related Bills)

TESTIMONY

Birch, David, Massachusetts Institute of Technology neighborhood and regional

change program.

118

Boner, Hon. William H., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Tennessee

350

Byrne, Hon. Brandan T., Governor, State of New Jersey, represented by Robert

Mulcahy, assistant to Governor Byrne; and State Senator William J. Hamil-

ton, Jr., of New Jersey, representing the National Conference of State

Legislatures

170

Callas, Michael, Callas Contractors, representing Associated Builders & Con-

tractors

211

Christie, George A., vice president and chief economist; F. W. Dodge Division of

McGraw Hill Information Systems Co....

56

Colloms, Carl, county judge, Bradley County, Tenn., member, Chattanooga

Area Regional Council of Governments, Southeast Tennessee Development

District, on behalf of the National Association of Regional Councils; accompa-

nied by Chris Steinman, National Association of Regional Councils, and

Charlie Rhrailkill, executive director, Chattanooga Area Regional Council of

Governments, Southeast Tennessee Development District....

114

Crichton, Hon. Ann, mayor of Decatur, Ga., on behalf of the National League of

Cities; accompanied by: George Gross, director, National League of Cities,

Federal Relations; and Reggie Todd, staff member, National League of Cities,

Federal Relations ..

220

D'Alessio, Walter, president, Council for Urban Economic Development

81

Dunn, Dorothea, John J. Dunn Construction Co., Runnemede, N.J., represent-

ing the Associated General Contractors of America; accompanied by John

Elis and Frank Schneller, assistant executive directors .

271

Goodwin, Kenneth, president, National Utility Contractors; accompanied by

Robert Sansom, energy and environmental analysis, consultant to National

Utility Contractors Association and legislative assistant

216

Kreps, Hon. Juanita, Secretary of Commerce; accompanied by Robert T. Hall,

Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, and Lucy Falcone, Deputy

Assistant Secretary.

66

Lamm, Hon. Richard D., Governor, State of Colorado, representing the Nation-
al Governors' Association

149
Latimer, Hon. George, mayor, St. Paul, Minn., on behalf of the U.S. Conference

of Mayors; accompanied by Amelie Wogan, assistant executive director, U.S.
Conference of Mayors ...

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93 267

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363

Lucas, Hon. Earl, mayor, Mound Bayou, Miss., representing American Associ

ation of Small Cities; accompanied by Hon. J. Elmer Sims, mayor, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Hon. Jim Hoffpauir, mayor, Lampasas, Tex.; Hon. Helen Shaw, mayor, Rollingwood, Tex.; Dr. Roy Dugger, Bellmead, Tex.; Ed Van Dusen, University of Lowell

, Mass.; and Helen P. Weissinger, field services manager, region III, American Association of Small Cities McGuigan, Howard, legislative representative, AFL-CIO; accompanied by Ar

nold Cantor, economist; Jack Curran, legislative director, Laborers' Interna-
tional Union of America; accompanied by Mr. Sheets; Daniel J. Mundy,
legislative director, Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIÓ
John Brown, legislative director, on behalf of J. C. Turner, president,

International Union of Operating Engineers
McKee, Franklin D., executive director, Hartsville, Project Coordinating Com-

mittee, Trousdale County, Tenn., on behalf of the National Association of

Counties
Martin, Vernon D., executive director, Coastal Area Planning and Development

Commission, Brunswick, Ga., and president, National Association of Develop-
ment Organizations; accompanied by Aliceann Fritschler, executive director,

National Association of Development Organizations.........
Moreau, Donald W., executive director, Department of Commerce, representing

Hon. Robert D. Orr, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana; accompanied by Patrick
W. Berger, director of intergovernmental relations .....
Myers, Hon. John T., Representative in Congress from the State of Indiana
O'Neill, Hon. Thomas P., III, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Massachu-

setts, on behalf of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors
Perkins, Hon. Carl D., Representative in Congress from the State of Kentucky
Rivlin, Alice M., Director, Congressional Budget Office; accompanied by Peggy

Cuciti, staff, Congressional Budget Office; and William Beeman, staff, Con

gressional Budget Office
Russell, Barton D., executive director, National Association of Towns and

Townships
Solomon, Sandra B., on behalf of the National Urban Coalition; accompanied by

Mr. Paul Pryde, National Urban Coalition, Business Economic Development

Task Force
Stulp, Mrs. Patty, farmer and rancher, Yuma, Colo; accompanied by Mr. Keith

Goldman, farmer and rancher, Indiana
Thomas, Hon. William M., a Representative in Congress from the State of

California; and Charles McGuire, president of the board of directors, Indian
Wells Valley County Water District, Ridgecrest, Calif; accompanied by David
Hamilton, general manager of the water district; Donald Miller, consultant
and engineer to the water district; and Comdr. David Wheeler, Office of
Economic Adjustment, U.S. Department of Defense..
Worthington, Charles, county executive, Atlantic County, N.J., representing
the National Association of Counties

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD
Birch, David L., Massachusetts Institute of Technology program on regional

change, report entitled “The Job Generation Process"
Breth, Harris G., industrial consultant, Clearfield, Pa., statement
Cleveland, A. Bruce, president, Bankers Finance Corp., chairman, Legislation

Committee, Government Guaranteed Loan Dealers Association, statement ...
Cooper, L. Napoleon, A. P. Action & Co., Inc., letter and statement....
D'Alessio, Walter, executive vice president, Philadelphia Industrial Develop

ment Corp.; and president, National Council for Urban Economic Develop

ment, statement Holman, M. Carl, president, National Urban Coalition letter presenting, "Re

374

367

232

354

126 417

410 405

78

port and Recommendations on Surety Bonding Problems on Minority Con

struction Contractors”.
Latimer, Hon. George, mayor of St. Paul, Minn., statement
Lucas, Hon. Earl, mayor of Mound Bayou, Miss., and vice president of the
American Association of Small Cities, statement...

Supplemental statement
McGuigan, Howard, legislative representative, AFL-CIO, statement

387
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