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File #: 2020-250    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-070 OF THE CITY OF COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, RATIFYING THE DISASTER COUNCIL'S CONSENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 10,000 CLOTH MASKS AND AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-070
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-070 OF THE CITY OF COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, RATIFYING THE DISASTER COUNCIL'S CONSENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 10,000 CLOTH MASKS AND AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The White House, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and LA County Department of Public Health have all focused on stopping the spread of COVID-19 by emphasizing the need for social distancing, washing your hands often and sheltering at home. In response, the City also mandated the general public to wear facemasks when going outside of your residence while in the City of Carson until the emergency declaration related to COVID-19 has been lifted.



II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

WAIVE FURTHER READING AND ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-070, "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, RATIFYING THE DISASTER COUNCIL'S CONSENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF 10,000 CLOTH MASKS AND AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 BUDGET"


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action that the City Council deems appropriate.



IV. BACKGROUND

On April 6, 2020, the Disaster Council approved the purchase of 10,000 cloth masks at a cost of $20,000 for residents in the City of Carson that are in need and can't afford a mask or face covering.
On April 7, 2020, the City Council unanimously voted (5-0) to approve Resolution No. 20-067 mandating the general public to wear facemasks when going out in the City of Carson until the emergency declaration related to COVID-19 has been lifted. The City of Carson Disaster Council approved the purchasing of 10,000 cloth masks and is asking that the City Council ratify the Disaster Council's decision of such purchase.
The Disaster Council requested that a City of Carson business, "Eagle Fabrics" produce the 10,000 masks at the discounted rate of $2.00 per unit to assist in meeting the City's mandate. When c...

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