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File #: 20-1099    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/13/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Decline the invitation to respond to the 2019-20 Grand Jury Report 19-09, County Drone Use issued on June 15, 2020; and 2) Consider the Draft Board of Supervisors Responses to the 2019-20 Grand Jury Reports 19-06, West Slope Fire Protection Update, and 19-07, County Airports, both issued June 15, 2020; providing any final direction to staff regarding any changes to include with the Final Response for these reports; recommending approval of the report as the Final Responses and respective letter of transmittal to the Presiding Judge if no changes are recommended. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A- BOS Draft Response to 2019-2020 GJ 19-06, 19-07, 2. B - Letter to Judge 2019-20 19-06 and 19-07, 3. C - District Attorney Response to 2019-2010 Grand Jury Finding re Drone Policy, 4. Executed Letter to Judge
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Decline the invitation to respond to the 2019-20 Grand Jury Report 19-09, County Drone Use issued on June 15, 2020; and
2) Consider the Draft Board of Supervisors Responses to the 2019-20 Grand Jury Reports 19-06, West Slope Fire Protection Update, and 19-07, County Airports, both issued June 15, 2020; providing any final direction to staff regarding any changes to include with the Final Response for these reports; recommending approval of the report as the Final Responses and respective letter of transmittal to the Presiding Judge if no changes are recommended.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The 2019-20 Grand Jury published several individual Final Reports on various subjects in May and June. Report #19-06, West Slope Fire Protection Update, report #19-07, County Airports, and report #19-09, County Drone Use, were issued on June 15, 2020. Under the California Penal Code, sections 933 et. sec., if requested the Board of Supervisors must provide a response to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court within 90 days of the date that a Final Report is made available to the public.

The Board was invited but not required to respond to report #19-09, County Drone Use finding 1 which states that, “The benefits of drone usage in El Dorado County include streamlining everyday tasks, providing additional safety to County employees and a more efficient use of tax dollars.” Staff recommends that the board does not respond to this finding. The Sheriff was invited to respond to finding 1, and did not respond. The District Attorney was required to respond, and the response is attached.

The response to Report #19-06 and Report #19-07 is due by September 13, 2020 and the proposed response is therefore being submitted to your Board for approval. The attached draft response has been prepared in the form prescribed by Penal Code section 933.05 and addresses the findings and recommendations of the Grand J...

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