The Housing and Construction Conference on Inflation, Atlanta, Georgia, September 12, 1974: Held at the Request of President Gerald R. Ford and the Congress of the United States : [report], Volume 2

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1974 - Construction industry - 1219 pages
 

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Page 602 - I enjoyed so much when it was exercised on the lieutenant was not so satisfactory directed against myself. Miss Daw has great sweetness of disposition, but she can be disagreeable. She is like the young lady in the rhyme, with the curl on her forehead, "When she is good, She is very, very good, And when she is bad, she is horrid...
Page 823 - ... the minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers and mechanics which shall be based upon the wages that will be determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the city, town, village, or other civil subdivision of the State in which the work is to be performed...
Page 1090 - How shall we organize, control and coordinate the process of urban development so as to protect what we most value in the environment, cultural and aesthetic characteristics of the land while meeting the essential needs of the changing US population for new housing, roads, power plants, shopping centers, parks, businesses, and industrial facilities?
Page 1090 - Land. The Task Force's answer to these doubts is an unequivocal emphasis upon larger scale development : ". . . the scale of most development is still far smaller than optimum. And that small scale, we believe, remains a major obstacle to quality development." The Task Force Report goes on to note that : "Although an increase in scale does not guarantee higher quality, it does significantly increase the developer's opportunity to achieve quality. New communities, with the fullest range of functions...
Page 734 - Contractors; National Electrical Contractors Association; National Insulation and Abatement Contractors Association; National Roofing Contractors Association; Painting and Decorating Contractors of America; Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association.
Page 690 - ... major contribution to the resolution of some of the major longer-term problems of the industry through effective cooperation between labor, contractors and the government. Among the most significant of these longrun problems has been: (a) the need for procedures at the national level to facilitate the settlement of disputes over the terms of local or regional collective bargaining agreements, (b) broadening the geographical structure of negotiations in some localities and for some crafts, (c)...
Page 879 - ... Review shall be available only from a written denial of a request for a record issued under 15.52, and only if a written request for review is filed within 30 days after issuance of the written denial. The filing of a request for review may be accomplished by mailing to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10000, Washington, DC 20410, a copy of the request if in writing, a copy of the written denial issued under 15.52, and a statement of the circumstances,...
Page 1093 - Federalism has been to coordinate the efforts of Federal. State and local governments and to ensure more consistency among various efforts. Title VII provides a variety of methods (eg. the creation of the Community Development Corporation, the post of General Manager for New Communities, the supplementary grant program, provisions for joint funding, special planning assistance, the judicious use of "701" planning funds) for facilitating this coordination and consistency at all levels of government....
Page 1141 - Atlanta 11 housing industry associations submitted a joint statement to the Conference saying the industry is fighting for survival. Housing starts were one-half below a year ago. Unemployment in the building trades is twice the national average. More than 500,000 workers are jobless and the numbers are increasing. Interest rates are nearly double a year ago. Moreover, money is almost nonexistent. More than 60 percent of American families cannot now afford to purchase a home. Today our fearsome forecast...
Page 1097 - DONE? In the long-run the solution to the current problems of new communities is a healthy economy and full implementation of Title VII. Neither possibility seems to be at hand. In the interim, Title VII does provide for some relief, and it should now be possible to review programs like new communities and provide the help they need. Congress recognized that cash flow problems might occur at the early stages of even the best new communities, and it authorized interest payment loans under Title VII....

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