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File #: 20-168    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/19/2020 Departments: TREASURER
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution closing the walk-in property tax payment locations of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector during the period of the Health Officer's shelter-in-place order.
Attachments: 1. 20200324_r_TTC Closure.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Sandie Arnott, Treasurer-Tax Collector
Subject: Temporary closure of certain Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office locations

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution closing the walk-in property tax payment locations of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector during the period of the Health Officer's shelter-in-place order.

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BACKGROUND:
In an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and preserve critical health care capacity across the region, the San Mateo County Health Officer, along with the public health officers of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties announced a legal order on March 16, 2020 (the "Order"), directing residents to shelter in place for three weeks beginning March 17th. The Order directs County residents to stay home, limiting activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs.

The County thereafter announced that it would significantly modify the way its public-facing services would be provided during the term of the Order. Consistent with this directive, the County's social distancing guidelines, and CDC guidance, the Treasurer-Tax Collector has announced the closure of its Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Half Moon Bay locations with respect to the acceptance of walk-in tax payments. Assuming the Order terminates on April 7th, the public-facing property tax collection desks at those locations will re-open on April 8th. Throughout the period of the shelter-in-place order, the Treasurer-Tax Collector will continue to accept property tax payments by remote means including electronic payment capabilities such as eCheck, home banking, online and phone credit card payments, as well as checks and money orders via mail and walk-up dropbox.

DISCUSSION:
The second installment of countywide property taxes for fiscal year 2019-20 is due on April 10...

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