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File #: 2021-988    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/27/2021 In control: Carson Reclamation Authority
On agenda: 1/3/2022 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 22-01-CRJPA PROCLAIMING A LOCAL EMERGENCY, RATIFYING THE PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EXECUTIVE ORDERS N-25-20, N-29-20, AND N-35-20, AND AUTHORIZING REMOTE TELECONFERENCE MEETINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF CARSON RECLAMATION AUTHORITY FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 5, 2022 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5, 2022 PURSUANT TO BROWN ACT PROVISIONS
Attachments: 1. AB 361 Subsequent Resolution (Jan 2022)
Report to Carson Reclamation Authority
Monday, January 03, 2022
Consent


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CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 22-01-CRJPA PROCLAIMING A LOCAL EMERGENCY, RATIFYING THE PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY BY EXECUTIVE ORDERS N-25-20, N-29-20, AND N-35-20, AND AUTHORIZING REMOTE TELECONFERENCE MEETINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF CARSON RECLAMATION AUTHORITY FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 5, 2022 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5, 2022 PURSUANT TO BROWN ACT PROVISIONS

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I. SUMMARY

A number of laws have changed since the beginning of the COVID pandemic related to the Brown Act as it relates to public meetings, both from Governor Newsom's Executive Orders and recently from the enactment of AB 361. The CRA, as all public agencies in California, must now modify certain elements of remote public meetings. The major change is that the public must now be allowed to make comments live during the public comment period, either live (in person, if allowed), telephonically, or otherwise electronically (such as by Zoom).
The other major change is that all public agencies, if they want to continue to conduct public meeting remotely, must adopt a resolution every 30 days making the findings of necessity to do so and affirming the measures in place to allow remote public comments by the public.
In November, the CRA Board adopted a follow-up version of this ordinance, which is to be adopted every 30 days. In December, the Board readopted the original resolution because the duration between the November 1 and December 6 meetings was longer than 30 days and the Act required the readoption of the original resolution declaring the emergency and not the continuation resolution. At this meeting the Board can adopt the continuation resolution, so this staff report and resolution are substantially the same as the November 5 actions.
Given recent surges in COVD 19 variants such as Delta and now Omicron, both with higher transmissivity levels than the original virus, the need for remote meetings and t...

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