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File #: 14-0385    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/5/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/25/2014 Final action: 3/25/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board delegate to the Director, Health and Human Services Agency, 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 Health and Human Services Agency per Government Code §25355. FUNDING: Donations.
Related files: 22-0309, 21-1613, 21-0799, 21-1435, 21-1735
Title
Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board delegate to the Director, Health and Human Services Agency, 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 Health and Human Services Agency per Government Code §25355.
 
FUNDING:  Donations.
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with the donations.  
 
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
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) regularly receives donations from community based organizations and community members for the benefit of Agency programs and the populations served.  Agency programs which typically receive donations include senior programs, animal services and child protective services. To create efficiencies the Agency is requesting the Board delegate authority to the Director, or successor, per Government Code §25355 up to a requested threshold of $5,000.  Any donations over this amount will be presented to the Board for approval.    
 
Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
Provide HHSA, at Briw Road, with one (1) Certified Minute Order.
 
Contact
Don Ashton, M.P.A., Director