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Local Emergency Proclamation

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Resolution Proclaiming Existence of a Local Emergency

(by Director of Emergency Services)

Whereas, Elk Grove Municipal Code Section 9.19.041.A.1 empowers the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Elk Grove (“City”) to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency if the City Council is not in session;

Whereas, Elk Grove Municipal Code Section 9.19.040.A appoints the City Manager of the City of Elk Grove as the Director of Emergency Services;

Whereas, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as a public health emergency of international concern;

Whereas, on March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency for the State of California due to COVID-19;

Whereas, on March 5, 2020, the Sacramento County Public Health Officer issued a Proclamation of Local Public Health Emergency and the County Executive issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency for Sacramento County in response to COVID-19, each of which was ratified by the County Board of Supervisors on March 10, 2020;

Whereas, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic;

Whereas, as of March 12, 2020, the County of Sacramento reported a total of 17 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death arising therefrom, which death occurred in the City of Elk Grove;

Whereas, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued a proclamation declaring the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States as a national emergency, beginning March 1, 2020;

Whereas, the Director of Emergency Services does hereby find that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, and will continue to cause, conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons within the City that are likely to be beyond the control of services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of the City, requiring the combined forces of other political subdivisions to combat;

Whereas, the City Council of the City is not in session and cannot immediately be called into session; and

Whereas, the Director of Emergency Services does hereby find that the aforesaid conditions of extreme peril arising from COVID-19 warrant and necessitate the proclamation of the existence of a local emergency.

Now, therefore, it is hereby proclaimed that a local emergency now exists throughout the City; and

It is hereby further proclaimed and ordered that during the existence of said local emergency the powers, functions, and duties of the emergency organization of this City shall be those prescribed by state law, by ordinances, and resolutions of this City; that this emergency proclamation shall expire seven (7) days after issuance unless confirmed and ratified by the City Council; and that the City may request any available funding from the California Disaster Assistance Act, the Small Business Administration, and/or any other funding available as a result of this proclamation of local emergency.

Dated: March 13, 2020

Jason Behrmann, City Manager
Director of Emergency Services
City of Elk Grove

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