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File #: 20-452    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2020 Departments: AGRICULTURE\WEIGHTS & MEASURES
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing participation of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, the Department of Parks, and the Department of Public Works in the San Mateo County Weed Management Area for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025; and B) Authorizing the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to execute any documents necessary to implement the Memorandum of Understanding, to seek grant funding for local weed control projects and to enter into any amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding that do not involve the expenditure or commitment of County funds.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_WMA MOU 2020.pdf, 2. 20200630_a_MOU Attachment A.pdf, 3. 20200630_att_ MOU Attachment B.pdf, 4. 20200630_att_SMC DPW Attachment A .pdf, 5. 20200630_att_SMC Parks Attachment A.pdf, 6. 20200630_att_ SMC WMA MOU.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Koren J. Widdel, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Subject: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Allowing Participation of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, the Department of Parks, and the Department of Public Works in the San Mateo County Weed Management Area for the Term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2030

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing participation of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, the Department of Parks, and the Department of Public Works in the San Mateo County Weed Management Area for the term July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025; and

B) Authorizing the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to execute any documents necessary to implement the Memorandum of Understanding, to seek grant funding for local weed control projects and to enter into any amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding that do not involve the expenditure or commitment of County funds.

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BACKGROUND:
Food and Agricultural Code (FAC) sections 7270-7274 provide the authority for the establishment of Weed Management Areas (WMA) and outline provisions for dissemination of State funds to local organizations by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The Board authorized participation of the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Division, the Department of Parks, and the Department of Public Works in the San Mateo County Weed Management Area (SMCWMA) by approval of the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 18, 2001 (Resolution No. 64965) and was renewed on December 15, 2009 (Resolution No. 070554) and on January 26, 2016 (Resolution No. 074299).

DISCUSSION:
A Weed Management Area (WMA) is a local organization that brings together interested landowners and managers, special districts, and the public in a county or other geographical area to address...

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