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File #: 22-741    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND HOUSING AUTHORITY
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action:
Title: ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETINGS REMOTELY, AS NEEDED, DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Draft Resolution No. 2022-XX
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ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETINGS REMOTELY, AS NEEDED, DUE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC
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DEPARTMENT: CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE/CITY CLERK DIVISION
PRESENTED BY: BRENDA GREEN, CITY CLERK
CONTACT INFORMATION: BRENDA GREEN, CITY CLERK, (714) 754-5221

RECOMMENDATION:
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Staff recommends the City Council adopt Resolution 2022-xx to allow the members of the City Council, Commission, and Committees to participate in the meetings remotely, as needed, via Zoom due to:

* The current State of Emergency and global pandemic, which continues to directly impact the ability of the members of the City's legislative bodies to meet safely in person; and

* Federal, State and/or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.

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BACKGROUND:
Pursuant to AB 361, the City Council will need to declare every 30 days that the City's legislative bodies and individual members can continue to meet remotely, as needed, in order to ensure the health and safety of the members and the public.
On September 17, 2021 the Governor signed into law AB 361, which allows local legislative bodies to continue to meet remotely, and waive certain posting requirements if:
* The local agency holds a meeting during a declared state of emergency;
* State or local health officials have imposed or recommended measures to promote social distancing; and
* Legislative bodies declare the need to meet remotely due to present risks to the health or safety of all attendees.



ANALYSIS:
The City meets the requirements of AB 361 to continue holding meetings remotely in order to ensure the health and safety of the members, public and its employees. Both the California Department of Public Health and the County of Orange Public Health Officer have issued recommendations that members of vulnerable populations (such as older a...

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