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  1. Speaker: Larry Charles, Sr. Born in New Orleans’ Charity Hospital, raised on Bayou Dularge, Louisiana and graduated from Southern University in New Orleans. As a college student: Two-Term SGA President, elected as a sophomore and lobbied Louisiana Legislature winning nearly $2 Million dollars on each occasion. Appointed by Governor as Charter Member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors and Chair of the Louisiana Commission on Student Affairs. Elected by peers as President of Louisiana Students Lobby Association. Worked For Xerox Corporation for 14 years. Moved from Tech Support to DP Instructor in Rochester, NY. Called to Corporate HQ in Stamford setting AA goals for all US locations. Finished Xerox career in Integrated Systems Sales for Manhattan Major Accounts. Served as Chief of Staff of the Alpha National $Million Fund Drive raising $1.2 Million for the NAACP, National Urban League and the UNCF. Deputy Commissioner, State of Connecticut for Administrative Services saving $11 Million on a $30 Million budget in 6 months. Executive Director of ONE/CHANE, Inc. for 11 years developing over $21 Million in housing and community projects while facilitating nearly every major social initiative in north Hartford. Successfully used Title VI and pioneered mediation as an EJ tool achieving $13.1 Million in clean-up and a commitment for $9.7 Million in host community benefits. Served as a member of NEJAC and co-chaired the Engaging Affected Communities Sub-Committee on the federal advisory committee formed to give advise on improving NEPA. Current Board Chair of the Long Island Soundkeeper Fund, Co-Chair of the h and father of Larry Charles, Jr.

  2. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast A Presentation By Larry Charles, Sr. Executive Director, Emeritus ONE/CHANE, Inc. larryc06@yahoo.com860.888.8330 Colorado Convention Center Denver, CO Nov. 2, 2005

  3. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Accountability in Government • Accountability in Community • Model for Community Development & Conflict Resolution • Key Principles • Community Ownership • Community Control • Community Accountability • Specific Strategies • Community Organizing • Employment Placement/Job Training • Quality Affordable Housing • Education/Youth Development • Economic Development

  4. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Accountability in Government • President Made A Promise • NEPA States the Environmental Goals • Accountability in Community • Embarrassing Truths • Set and Enforce Community Standard

  5. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Accountability in Government • President Made A Promise


  6. President George W. BushSept. 15, 2005 8:02 PM In New Orleans “In the rebuilding process, there will be many important decisions and many details to resolve, yet we're moving forward according to some clear principles. The federal government will be fully engaged in the mission, but Governor Barbour, Governor Blanco, Mayor Nagin, and other state and local leaders will have the primary role in planning for their own future. Clearly, communities will need to move decisively to change zoning laws and building codes, in order to avoid a repeat of what we've seen. And in the work of rebuilding, as many jobs as possible should go to the men and women who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Our third commitment is this: When communities are rebuilt, they must be even better and stronger than before the storm. Within the Gulf region are some of the most beautiful and historic places in America. As all of us saw on television, there's also some deep, persistent poverty in this region, as well. That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action. So let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. When the streets are rebuilt, there should be many new businesses, including minority-owned businesses, along those streets. When the houses are rebuilt, more families should own, not rent, those houses. When the regional economy revives, local people should be prepared for the jobs being created. “

  7. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Accountability in Government • NEPA States the Environmental Goals

  8. National Environmental Protection Act “…it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government, in cooperation with State and local governments, and other concerned public and private organizations, to use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance, in a manner calculated to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans. “

  9. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Accountability in Community • Embarrassing Truths • Slice of Bread Syndrome • Local Leadership Must Organize Trustworthy and Competent Team • Provide Training and Professional Resources to Aid Local Officials To Manage This Large Public Crisis • Set and Enforce Community Standard • Education As a High Community Standard • Corruption and Violence • Promote Clear and Reasonable Expectations

  10. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Observations • Model for Community Development & Conflict Resolution • RESPECT! • SET THE TABLE RIGHT: Stakeholder Ownership of the Issue • Embrace model of Stakeholders Ownership of the Issue • Capacity Building Among All Stakeholders To: • Break Barriers • Build Trust • Equalize Playing Field

  11. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Key Principles • Community Ownership • Responsibility for what we all to happen to and in our community • Community Control • Real control over the planning and execution processes • Community Accountability • Praise/Blame rest with the owner who controls the process

  12. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Community Organizing • Employment Placement/Job Training • Quality Affordable Housing • Education & Health • Youth Development • Economic Development

  13. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Community Organizing • Neighborhood Oriented Organizing • Priority Setting and Decision-making at block level • Build Capacity (Grow it, buy it or partner to get it) • Non-Impacted Cities Adopt Impacted Cities • Issue Oriented Organizing • Issues That Cross Geographic Boundaries • Fund consultants to provide technical assistance (ADR, Science, etc.) • Early, Sustained and Effective Community Participation Is Critical • Institution Oriented Organizing • Restore Institutions That Teach and Enforce Values • BSA/GSA • YMCA/YWCA • American Legion, VFW, etc.

  14. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Employment Training/Job Placement • Adults • Group I: Ready Now Workers • Group II: Skill Development Needed • Group III: Case Management (Therapy, treatment, etc.) • Youth • Group I: In-School (Part-Time) • Group II: Drop-Out (Basic Skills and Part-Time Employment) • Prioritize Residents In Impacted Communities • Private Sector Mentoring Program • Pay Living Wage

  15. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Quality Affordable Housing • Expand All Existing Housing Initiatives With Ownership Emphasis • Establish New Down-Payment Assistance Revolving Loan Program • Fund 50% of cost of home up to $50,000 • No Payments Due For 10 Years • Interest Only Due Beginning in Year 11 • Government Guarantee on Private Mortgage Balance • Credit Counseling • Training: Responsibilities of Ownership • Prioritize Contractors and Workers From Affected Community • Housing Types Driven By Family Size and Income • Ownership: Single Family, Condo or Co-Op • Rental: Fair Market Rental • Rental: Public Subsidy

  16. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Education & Health • Restore Education As High Community Value • Celebrate Educational Achievements at All Levels • Implement School Performance/Accountability Measures • Implement Charity Hospital Model Throughout Gulf Coast • High Quality equipment • Training Hospital • Free Service To The Poor

  17. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Youth Development • Restore Youth Organizations, BSA/GSA, B&G’s, YM/WCA’s, etc. • Fund Youth Leadership Development/Citizenship Institutes • Pregnancy Prevention and Male Responsibility • Support Mentoring Programs • Support Policies For Family Reunification • Restore Organized Recreation and Development Programs

  18. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Specific Strategies • Economic Development • Establish “Re-Start” Business Loans • Fund 50% of cost to restore pre-storm business up to $100,000 • Use Include All Business Costs Including Cash-Flow Funding • No Payments Due For 5 Years • P&I Due Beginning in Year 6 • Fund Business Development Technical Assistance • Utilize Government Contracts To Capitalize New Business Start-Up • Enforce MBE and SBE Laws for Set-Aside At $25,000+ Level • Measure and Report Use of Public Funds Towards MBE/SBE Goals

  19. Principles and Strategies:Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast • Summary Policy/Program Changes • Federal Government Should Incent Municipalities From Non-Impacted Cities To Adopt Impacted Cities (3:1 Match) • Establish New Down-Payment Assistance Revolving Loan Program For Ownership Housing • Establish “Re-Start” Business Loans • Utilize Government Contracts To Capitalize New Business Start-Up • Fund Technical Assistance For Credit Counseling • Enforce MBE and SBE Laws for Set-Aside At $25,000+ Level • Measure and Report Use of Public Funds Towards MBE/SBE Goals • Don’t compromise protection of human health in enviromental review process changes • Don’t reduce commitment to MBE/SBE Set Asides • Don’t waive Davis-Bacon