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File #: 18-0214    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/26/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/13/2018 Final action: 3/13/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the addition of Barton Healthcare System to the California Tahoe Emergency Services Authority (Cal Tahoe) Board of Directors as a voting member (1 vote), in accordance with California State Assembly Bill 545, which adds Section 6523.10 to the California Government Code. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Letter of Intent to add Barton 3/13/18, 2. B - CalTahoe Agmt 164-S1211 3/13/18
Title
Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the addition of Barton Healthcare System to the California Tahoe Emergency Services Authority (Cal Tahoe) Board of Directors as a voting member (1 vote), in accordance with California State Assembly Bill 545, which adds Section 6523.10 to the California Government Code.

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending, at the request of California Tahoe Emergency Services Authority (Cal Tahoe) Joint Powers Authority (JPA), that the Board of Supervisors approve and authorize the addition of Barton Healthcare System to the Cal Tahoe Board of Directors as a voting member with one vote.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
County Service Areas (CSAs) are the most common type of special district in California, with roughly 900 CSAs in existence statewide. A county board of supervisors always governs a CSA, which can provide any service that the county provides, or a higher level of service, to an unincorporated area. CSAs deliver additional county services specialized for certain geographic areas, including animal control, libraries, police protection, snow removal, weed abatement, and emergency medical services.

In the County of El Dorado, two CSAs were established to provide ambulance services, through ambulance transportation contractors; the California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority (Cal Tahoe) and the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority (West Slope JPA). Cal Tahoe and the West Slope JPA were each created as a JPA in accordance with Government Code Title 1, Chapter 5 (the Joint Exercise of Powers Act), which authorizes federal, state, and local agencies to create and use a joint powers agreement, and is a legal document that allows the contracting parties to exercise powers that are common to all of the contracting parties. There are a few limited instances in JPA law allowing non-gover...

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