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File #: 2020-205    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF: (1) ORDINANCE NO. 20-2006U, AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 17 (EMERGENCY PRICE-GOUGING PROTECTIONS) TO ARTICLE IV (PUBLIC PEACE) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ENACT PROHIBITIONS AGAINST PRICE-GOUGING DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY RELATED TO COVID-19 AND OTHER DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY; AND (2) INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2007, A REGULAR ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL BEARING THE SAME TITLE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Anti-Price Gouging Urgency Ordinance, 2. Anti-Price Gouging Regular Ordinance
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Discussion


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CONSIDERATION OF: (1) ORDINANCE NO. 20-2006U, AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 17 (EMERGENCY PRICE-GOUGING PROTECTIONS) TO ARTICLE IV (PUBLIC PEACE) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ENACT PROHIBITIONS AGAINST PRICE-GOUGING DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY RELATED TO COVID-19 AND OTHER DECLARED STATES OF EMERGENCY; AND (2) INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2007, A REGULAR ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL BEARING THE SAME TITLE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The novel coronavirus causing the disease known as COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. On January 31, 2020, The United States Health and Human Services Secretary declared this global outbreak a public health emergency for the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 25, 2020 that community spread of COVID-19 was likely to occur in the United States.
The State of California proclaimed a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020, and Los Angeles County declared a Local Health Emergency for the County of Los Angeles on the same date. On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, declaring that state and local public health officials may, as they deem necessary in the interest of public health, issue guidance limiting or recommending limitations upon attendance at public assemblies, conferences, or other mass events, which could cause the cancellation of such gatherings through no fault or responsibility of the parties involved, thereby constituting a force majeure. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a National State of Emergency. On March 17, 2020, the City Council declared a local state of emergency in the City of Carso...

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