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File #: 21-561    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to Continue Conducting the San Leandro City Council and all Appointed Board and Commission Meetings Remotely Due to Health and Safety Concerns
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Continue Conducting the San Leandro City Council and all Appointed Board and Commission Meetings Remotely Due to Health and Safety Concerns for the Public and Making Related Findings.
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City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Continue Conducting the San Leandro City Council and all Appointed Board and Commission Meetings Remotely Due to Health and Safety Concerns for the Public and Making Related Findings.

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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the City of San Leandro City Council adopt a resolution to continue conducting City Council and all other City Council appointed Board and Commission meetings remotely due to health and safety concerns for the public and making related findings in compliance with AB 361 (2021).

BACKGROUND

On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the State address the broader spread of COVID 19.

On March 16, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution Number 2020-024 ratifying the proclamation of a local state of emergency by the Director of Emergency Services due to COVID-19.

On March 17, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued
Executive Order N-29-20, which suspended certain provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act in order to allow local legislative bodies to conduct meetings telephonically or by other means. Additionally, the State implemented a shelter-in-place order, requiring all non-essential personnel to work from home.

The City Clerk worked collaboratively with IT staff to create virtual meetings for all City Council and City Council appointed Board and Commission meetings. The virtual meetings have allowed the Council and advisory bodies to continue to conduct City business safely and in compliance with public health orders and has allowed the City to ensure the public's continued access to government meetings while also ensuring the public's safety.

On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-08-21, which among other things, rescinded his prior Executive Order N-29-20 and set a dat...

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