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File #: 23-1651    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/23/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/17/2023 Final action: 10/17/2023
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board: 1) Approve the Veterans Affairs Commission recommendation for utilization of the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) allocation to the Veterans Affairs Commission; 2) Approve and authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Chief Assistant Director, to execute agreements to distribute the Fiscal Year 2023-24 TOT funds as recommended by the Veterans Affairs Commission on July 13, 2023, contingent upon approval of County Counsel and Risk Management; and 3) Authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Chief Assistant Director, to execute further documents relating to the agreements, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval, including amendments that do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the agreements. FUNDING: 100% Transient Occupancy Tax.
Attachments: 1. A - VA Commission Minutes & TOT Allocations, 2. B - Community Foundation Mini-Grants Spending
Related files: 22-0821, 22-0200, 19-0742, 19-1460, 20-0121, 21-0523, 13-0280, 18-1341, 22-2192
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board:
1) Approve the Veterans Affairs Commission recommendation for utilization of the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) allocation to the Veterans Affairs Commission;
2) Approve and authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Chief Assistant Director, to execute agreements to distribute the Fiscal Year 2023-24 TOT funds as recommended by the Veterans Affairs Commission on July 13, 2023, contingent upon approval of County Counsel and Risk Management; and
3) Authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Chief Assistant Director, to execute further documents relating to the agreements, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval, including amendments that do not increase the maximum dollar amount or term of the agreements.

FUNDING: 100% Transient Occupancy Tax.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
On March 19, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation to establish an annual allocation of TOT funds, beginning with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-14 Budget, for the purpose of funding projects, programs, and services that directly benefit the support and recognition of Veterans in the County of El Dorado (File ID 13-0280). On an annual basis, the Board has approved the Veterans Affairs Commission recommendations for the utilization of funding during each subsequent fiscal year. Prior to July 1, 2018, Veteran Affairs (VA) had been administratively supported by the Chief Administrative Office, and funds were distributed according to the Veterans Affairs Commission directly from the General Fund. Effective July 1, 2018, VA transitioned to the HHSA and is included in the department budget in a VA Special Revenue Fund. The annual allocation amount for the support and recognition of Veterans was set at a fixed rate beginning with FY 2020-21 and currently receives an annual allocation of $175,000.

For the FY 2023-24 TOT fund distribution, the Veterans Affairs Commission voted on July...

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