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File #: 20-1615    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/23/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/2/2020 Final action: 12/2/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board of Supervisors review and discuss Resolution 188-2020, a resolution advocating for local control during the COVID-19 pandemic, and authorize the Board Chair to sign the resolution or provide further direction to staff, including authorization to submit the executed resolution to the Governor and our state legislative representatives. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A Healthy Communities Resolution, 2. B Resolution Blue Route, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 12-2-20, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 12-1-2020, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-30-2020, 6. Executed Resolution 188-2020
Related files: 20-1557
Title
Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board of Supervisors review and discuss Resolution 188-2020, a resolution advocating for local control during the COVID-19 pandemic, and authorize the Board Chair to sign the resolution or provide further direction to staff, including authorization to submit the executed resolution to the Governor and our state legislative representatives.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
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 should enable our COVID-19 response to be tailored to geographically separate areas, such as different zip codes, as circumstances and case levels warrant.
3) That school districts in our jurisdiction are urged to safely open all schools as soon as possible and provide in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible without further delay.
4) That our county requests an extension of time beyond December 31, 2020 to encumber and spend our federal CARES funds, to which we are entitled by law, consistent with our respective local plans and programs.

At the regularly scheduled Board meeting on November 17, 2020 with Legistar item 20-1557, the Board of Supervisors discussed this request and directed staff to, “Return to the Board on December 15, 2020, with a draft Resolution based on information in the Public...

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