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File #: 20-1557    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Supervisors Hidahl and Veerkamp recommending the Board discuss and provide direction to staff regarding the letter and sample Healthy Communities Resolution sent from legislators as a result of the North State Leaders conference held on October 29, 2020. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Follow Up Letter from North State Leaders conference, 2. B - Sample Healthy Communities Resolution, 3. C - County Variance Attestation - Stage 2, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-16-2020, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-17-2020, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-23-2020
Related files: 20-1356, 20-1615
Title
Supervisors Hidahl and Veerkamp recommending the Board discuss and provide direction to staff regarding the letter and sample Healthy Communities Resolution sent from legislators as a result of the North State Leaders conference held on October 29, 2020.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
A letter, signed by Senator Brian Dahle, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblyman James Gallagher and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle was sent to the Board Chair on October 1, 2020, requesting that El Dorado County send a representative to a North State conference on October 29, 2020 to “seek common ground on topics such as the re-opening of the economy and our civic life, the re-opening of our schools, and actions in response to the State of California’s threat to withhold entitled funds of the counties.”

On October 20, 2020 with Legistar item 20-1356 the Board was unable to pass a majority vote to send a delegate to the North State Leaders conference. On October 23, 2020, Supervisor Veerkamp, as the Chair of the Board, asked Sheriff D’Agostini to attend the conference. On October 29, 2020, Sheriff D’Agostini attended the conference and relayed to staff the Legislators would be sending follow up information from the conference.

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the Board, Clerk of the Board, and Chief Administrative Officer received a letter and sample Healthy Communities resolution from the legislators that requested El Dorado County send a representative to the October 29, 2020 North State Leaders conference. The letter and resolution request support for the following principles:
1. That our county is best served by an ability to respond locally to the COVID-19 virus in accordance with our local data and circumstances, as specified, for instance, in the attestation filed with the California Department of Public Health.
2. That our county is geographically diverse and ill-suited for the county-wide restrictions imposed by the Blueprint, and the State...

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