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File #: 20-242    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2020 Departments: TREASURER
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Title: Amend Resolution No. 077035, which closed the walk-in property tax payment locations of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector for the duration of the Health Officer's shelter-in-place order, to terminate such resolution effective May 4, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20200421_r_BOS Reso re TTC Reopening
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Sandie Arnott, Treasurer-Tax Collector
Subject: Amendment to Resolution Closing Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office Locations

RECOMMENDATION:
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Amend Resolution No. 077035, which closed the walk-in property tax payment locations of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector for the duration of the Health Officer's shelter-in-place order, to terminate such resolution effective May 4, 2020.

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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, which directed County residents to stay home, limiting activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs, was set to expire on April 7, 2020, and was subsequently extended by the Health Officer on March 31, 2020, until May 3, 2020.

During the term of the Health Officer's Order, the County has significantly modified the way its public-facing services are provided. Consistent with this directive, the Treasurer-Tax Collector closed its Redwood City, South San Francisco, and Half Moon Bay locations with respect to the acceptance of walk-in tax payments, but continued to encourage taxpayers to pay their property taxes through 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:
Revenue & Taxation Code Section 2619 provides that each date on which a county's offices are closed shall be deemed a legal holiday for tax payment purposes provided that such closures a...

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