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File #: 20-019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/15/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/11/2020 Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution approving San Mateo County's 2020 Legislative Session Program.
Attachments: 1. 20200211_r_2020 County Legislative Program.pdf, 2. 20200211_att_2020 County Legislative Program.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael Callagy, County Manager
Connie Juarez-Diroll, Legislative Officer

Subject: 2020 Legislative Session Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution approving San Mateo County's 2020 Legislative Session Program.

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BACKGROUND:
The 2020 Legislative Session Program for San Mateo County details state and federal legislative priorities for the County in the new legislative sessions. These priorities, in combination with standing positions and policies taken by your Board, guide the County's legislative advocacy efforts. The County Manager's Office develops the County's Legislative Session Program with direction from your Board and in collaboration with County departments, the County's state associations, our state and federal legislative advocates, and community partners. The County's Legislative Coordination and Advocacy Policy, approved by your Board on June 4, 2019, sets out the County's processes for conveying official Board positions and coordination of actions between the Board of Supervisors, County Manager's Office, County departments/agencies, and the County's legislative advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

DISCUSSION:
In 2020, County state advocacy efforts will be focused on advocating for: 1) ongoing state funding and proposals that advance the County's efforts to combat homelessness, including state funding to help build the new Maple Street Homeless Shelter, as well as additional funding for homeless prevention services and permanent housing to help the unhoused achieve more permanent housing solutions; 2) more and ongoing state funded tax credits for the development of affordable housing and a more expedited process by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for the release of NOFAs and awards; 3) protection and expansion of Medicaid funding, eligibility, and covered services, included ...

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