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File #: 14-0154    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/21/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/11/2014 Final action: 3/11/2014
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board delegate to Chief Probation Officer Brian Richart, or successor, the power to accept any gift, bequest, or devise (up to a threshold of $5,000) made to or in favor of the County of El Dorado Probation Department per Government Code §25355.
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Probation Department recommending the Board delegate to Chief Probation Officer Brian Richart, or successor, the power to accept any gift, bequest, or devise (up to a threshold of $5,000) made to or in favor of the County of El Dorado Probation Department per Government Code §25355.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or change to Net County Cost

Background
California Government Code §25355 states: The board may accept or reject any gift, bequest, or devise made to or in favor of the county, or to or in favor of the board in trust for any public purpose. The board may delegate to any county officer or employee the power to accept any gift, bequest, or devise made to or in favor of the county. The officer or employee shall file with the board each quarter a report that describes the source and value of each gift valued in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or any other amount as determined by the board. The board may hold and dispose of the property and the income and increase thereof for those lawful uses and purposes as are prescribed in the terms of the gift, bequest, or devise. In accounting for or inventorying gifts, bequests, or devises, the officer or employee shall follow the appropriate procedures contained in the State Controller's manual entitled "Accounting Standards and Procedures for Counties."

Reason for Recommendation
Donations are periodically available to be received from community based sources to benefit the operations of the department or welfare of the clients served. For efficiencies the Probation Department is requesting the Board to delegate the authority to the Chief Probation Officer, or successor, per Government Code §25355 up to a requested threshold of $5,000. Any incidences over this amount would be presented to the the Board for approval.

Clerk of the Board Follow Up Action
No action is necessary following approval of this request

Contact
Brian Richart, Chief Probation ...

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