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File #: 2021-0380    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: Board of Port Commissioners
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: RESOLUTION REGARDING DISTRICT VIRTUAL MEETINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT AND ASSEMBLY BILL 361
Attachments: 1. 7. 2021-0380 Draft Resolution
DATE: November 9, 2021

SUBJECT:

Title
RESOLUTION REGARDING DISTRICT VIRTUAL MEETINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RALPH M. BROWN ACT AND ASSEMBLY BILL 361
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

California Assembly Bill 361 enacted certain exceptions to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act) to allow virtual and hybrid meetings of the public agencies when there is a proclaimed state of emergency and state or local officials are recommending measures to promote social distancing. On March 4, 2020, the Governor declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19, and the District similarly declared a state of emergency on March 18, 2020. Both state of emergencies remain in force. In addition to other social distancing recommendations by state, federal, and local agencies, on September 23, 2021, Wilma J. Wooten, the Public Health Officer for the County of San Diego, issued a Health Officer Teleconference Recommendation which recommends continued virtual Brown Act meetings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Staff recommends the Board adopt a resolution making the finding that, based on continued state, federal, and local recommendations for social distancing, the Brown Act meetings of the District, including meetings of the Board of Port Commissioners and other District meetings held in accordance with the Brown Act are permitted to use the exceptions to Brown Act rules set forth in AB 361. And further, that this authorization expires if not renewed at the December 2021 regular meeting of the Board of Port Commissioners.

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
Adopt a resolution that District virtual meetings may be held in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act and Assembly Bill 361.
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FISCAL IMPACT:[h1]

This action has no fiscal impact.

COMPASS STRATEGIC GOALS:[h2]

This agenda item supports the following Strategic Goal(s).

* A Port that the public understands and trusts.
* A Port that is a safe place to visit, work and play.

DISCUSSION:

California Assembly Bill 361 ena...

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