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File #: 22-691    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/27/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 7/12/2022 Final action:
Title: Approve Continuation of Resolution Authorizing Teleconferenced Meetings during a State of Emergency Continue to Exist
Sponsors: County Counsel
Attachments: 1. Reso2021-127_AB361_CoCo
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Memorandum

 

 

Date:                                          July 12, 2022

 

To:                                          The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

 

From:                                          Anita L. Grant

 

Subject:                     Approve Continuation of Resolution Authorizing Teleconferenced Meetings during a State of Emergency Continue to Exist

 

Executive Summary:

Assembly Bill 361 was enacted on September 16, 2021. Assembly Bill 361 authorizes the

County to use teleconferencing for public meetings without following certain requirements of the

Brown Act. Assembly Bill 361 essentially continues, with some limitations, the ability of local governments to meet virtually during a state- proclaimed State of Emergency as local governments have been authorized to do pursuant to Executive Orders of the Governor.

 

On September 28, 2021, your Board adopted the attached Resolution whereby you made findings authorizing teleconferenced meetings to continue. Every 30 days during the proclaimed State of Emergency and/or the period during which state or local officials have imposed or recommended social distancing measures, the legislative body acting under the teleconference exemptions must make findings as to whether the circumstances explained above still apply. The legislative body must find that it reconsidered the circumstances of the State of Emergency and that one of the following circumstances exist:

 

-                      The emergency continues to directly impact the ability of members to safety meet in person; OR

 

-                      State or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to propose social distancing.” (Gov. Code sec. 54953(e)(3).)

 

Your Board may make those findings by motion and continue to allow teleconferenced meetings pursuant to AB 361 and the Resolution previously adopted.

 

If your Board cannot make these findings by majority vote, then it will no longer be exempt from the physical public access, quorum, and public comment opportunity rules applied to teleconferenced meetings under subsection 54953(b)(3).

 

 

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Recommended Action:  Approve Continuation of Resolution Authorizing Teleconfered Meetings during a State of Emergency Continue to Exist