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File #: 41-2022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 2/1/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 2/15/2022 Final action: 2/15/2022
Title: Requirements for Remote Public Meetings
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - 2/1/2022 CC Staff Report - Proclamation of Local Emergency
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk

Prepared By: Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk

Requirements for Remote Public Meetings


(1) Find that the circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 emergency, including governmental requirements and recommendations to promote social distancing, continue to directly impact the ability of the members to meet safely in person; and
(2) Authorize City staff to schedule and implement future City Council of the City of Napa Meetings using teleconferencing procedures in compliance with California Government Code Section 54953(e).

On September 16, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 361, extending the authority of public agencies to conduct meetings by teleconference (video and/or audio) during the COVID-19 pandemic, as documented in California Government Code Section 54953(e). Effective October 1, 2021, AB 361 provides an alternative to the teleconferencing requirements of Government Code Section 54953(b)(3) as long as there is a state of emergency and the legislative body makes certain factual findings regarding the state of emergency.

On January 7, 2022, the City Manager signed Proclamation P2022-001 authorizing the City Clerk to prepare for meetings of the City Council, the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Napa, and Planning Commission to be held via teleconference in compliance with Government Code Section 54953(e) through February 8, 2022.

At the February 1, 2022 City Council Meeting, Council approved the continuation of the Proclamation of Local Emergency authorizing the City Manager to take actions necessary to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19); and ratify actions taken by the City Manager in implementation of the Proclamation of Local Emergency. Such actions included the continuation of teleconference meetings through February 15, 2022.

A Proclamation of Loc...

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