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File #: 21-1455    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 8/31/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/10/2021 Final action: 9/10/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive updates on the following topics related to the Caldor Fire emergency: 1) A report on the current status of the fire and other relevant information the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services; 2) Efforts to re-evaluate property taxes and the potential impact to County revenues, and to review what taxpayers can expect, from the County Assessor; 3) Initiatives to ensure the ability to vote for all fire victims, as well as emergency response personnel, from the Registrar of Voters; 4) The effort to begin debris/hazardous tree removal, including the Consolidated Debris Removal Program with CalOES, and a forthcoming urgency ordinance on this topic, from Environmental Management. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - OES Debris Removal Program presentation, 2. Public Comment Rcvd. 9-10-2021, 3. Public Comment Rcvd. 9-9-2021

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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board receive updates on the following topics related to the Caldor Fire emergency:

1) A report on the current status of the fire and other relevant information the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services;

2) Efforts to re-evaluate property taxes and the potential impact to County revenues, and to review  what taxpayers can expect, from the County Assessor;

3) Initiatives to ensure the ability to vote for all fire victims, as well as emergency response personnel, from the Registrar of Voters;

4) The effort to begin debris/hazardous tree removal, including the Consolidated Debris Removal Program with CalOES, and a forthcoming urgency ordinance on this topic, from Environmental Management.

FUNDING:  N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

The Caldor Fire, which began on August 14, 2021, spread rapidly throughout El Dorado County resulting in destruction to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. While crews are working non-stop to contain the fire, further growth has increased evacuations and displaced a growing number of residents.

 

As many County services have been involved in the response to the emergency, or will play a role in recovery in the aftermath of the fire, several County Departments have updates to provide to the Board and the public.

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

It is recommended that the Board receive and file the presentations and respond to staff with any comments and questions.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

N/A

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance, Public Safety, Infrastructure

 

CONTACT

Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Officer