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File #: 19-1044    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 7/23/2019
Title: HEARING - Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Conduct a public hearing to consider public comment on the annual written report of benefit assessments for the Zone of Benefit within County Service Area 3 for emergency medical services; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 118-2019 confirming the annual written report and authorizing the benefit assessments be collected in the same manner as the County’s ad valorem real property taxes for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, noting that the pre-existing benefit assessments have been in place and collected since prior to the effective date of Proposition 218, with no increases in the amounts and no change in the methodology for calculating said amounts. (Est. Time: 5 Min.) FUNDING: 100% County Service Area 3 Benefit Assessments.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 07-23-2019, 2. B - CSA 3 FY 2019-2020 Resolution, 07-23-2019, 3. Executed Resolution 118-2019
Related files: 18-1035, 11-0666, 20-0982, 21-1158
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HEARING - Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Conduct a public hearing to consider public comment on the annual written report of benefit assessments for the Zone of Benefit within County Service Area 3 for emergency medical services; and
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 118-2019 confirming the annual written report and authorizing the benefit assessments be collected in the same manner as the County’s ad valorem real property taxes for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, noting that the pre-existing benefit assessments have been in place and collected since prior to the effective date of Proposition 218, with no increases in the amounts and no change in the methodology for calculating said amounts. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)

FUNDING: 100% County Service Area 3 Benefit Assessments.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Both County Service Area (CSA 3), and a zone of benefit within CSA 3, were established through various Board of Supervisors (BOS) resolutions and pursuant to Title 3, Division 2, Part 2, Chapter 2.2 of California Government Code. Under California Government Code Section 25210.2, the County’s BOS is to act as the governing authority of CSA 3.

Exercising this authority, the BOS, through a series of resolutions, established fixed benefit assessments on improved parcels within CSA 3 to support the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical services within CSA 3.

The BOS adopted Resolution No. 9-63 on January 21, 1963, establishing CSA 3 for the purpose of providing extended services, namely, mosquito abatement. On August 10, 1982, the BOS amended the authority of the service area to include extended ambulance services to be provided within the unincorporated area of CSA 3, through Resolution No. 210-82. On March 24, 1987, the BOS adopted Resolution No. 68-87, being a Resolution of Intention, to provide extended ambulance services (now referred to as “pre-hospital emergency medical services”) in the incorporated area of ...

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