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File #: 1977-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/6/2019 Final action: 8/6/2019
Title: Processes for Encouraging Action by Other Governmental Agencies (Supporting or Opposing Legislation, Regulations, Adjudication, or Ballot Measures)
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution, 2. EX A - Policy, 3. ATCH 2 - Policy (Track Changes)
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Steve Potter, City Manager

Prepared By: Frances Robustelli, Assistant City Manager

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Processes for Encouraging Action by Other Governmental Agencies (Supporting or Opposing Legislation, Regulations, Adjudication, or Ballot Measures)

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Adopt a resolution establishing processes for encouraging action by other governmental agencies (supporting or opposing legislation, regulations, adjudication, or ballot measures).

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DISCUSSION:
City staff receives regular updates from the League of California Cities, and other sources, regarding bills that are being considered by the State Legislature that may have an impact on municipalities such as the City of Napa. The City also occasionally receives information regarding pending actions by other governmental agencies at the federal, state, regional, or local level (including legislative actions, as well as regulations by regulatory agencies) that may have an impact on the City.

As a part of these updates regarding pending legislation and regulations, City staff receives many requests for the City to document a position that is either in support of, or opposition to, the proposed legislation or regulation. Due to the short time frames that are available for the City to document its position prior to a separate governmental agency taking final action, the City Council has previously authorized the City Manager to send letters in support or opposition to legislation proposed by other governmental agencies (through Policy Resolution No. 31, adopted on April 7, 1998).

Based on more recent requests submitted to the City to support or oppose a "Governmental Action" (which includes pending legislation, regulations, or judicial actions) by other governmental agencies, the City Manager recommends that the City Council adopt the attached resolution which will clarify the processes to be followed by the City Manager...

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