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File #: 20-0098    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/13/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division, recommending the Board approve Final Passage (Second Reading) of the amendments to the Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance 5119 5101 as introduced by Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division on February 11, 2020. (Cont. 2/11/20, Item 26) FUNDING: General Fund, included in FY 2019-20 Budget.
Attachments: 1. A - February Mailer, 2. B - County Emphasis Area Maps, 3. C - Ordinance 5101 Amended-Redline, 4. D - Ordinance 5101 Amended-Clean, 5. E - Resolution and Job Spec, 6. F - Vegetation Management Presentation, 7. Executed Resolution 022-2020, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-10-20, 9. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-11-20, 10. Public Comment Rcvd 2-25-20 BOS 2-25-20, 11. Public Comment BOS RCVD 2-25-20, 12. Executed ORD 5101 - amendment
Related files: 19-0630
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Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division, recommending the Board approve Final Passage (Second Reading) of the amendments to the Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance 5119 5101 as introduced by Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division on February 11, 2020. (Cont. 2/11/20, Item 26)

FUNDING: General Fund, included in FY 2019-20 Budget.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
At their meeting of February 11, 2020 (Item 26), the Board approved the amendments to the Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance 5119 5101 and set Final Passage (Second Reading) for February 25, 2020.

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance on April 30, 2019 (Legistar #19-0630). The EMS and Emergency Preparedness Division of the Chief Administrative Office was tasked with program development and implementation.

On August 6, 2019, the Board approved the addition of one FTE Administrative Analyst I/II to assist with development of the program and to conduct public outreach and education in preparation for full enforcement of the ordinance beginning June 2020. The Analyst was hired in September and has been coordinating with multiple County departments and programs, including but not limited to the Assessor’s Office, AQMD, Building and Planning, Environmental Management, Surveyor, Treasurer-Tax Collector, and Transportation, to gather input on the ordinance and how it should be implemented. A Vegetation Management hotline and email address were established as a means for residents to have questions answered. In addition, staff developed a flyer that was included in the mailed property tax bills notifying property owners of the ordinance and its requirements. Staff monitors legislation and consults with counterparts in neighboring counties in order to stay current on vegetation management and defensible space issues that could impact the i...

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