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File #: 20-587    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2020 Departments: AGRICULTURE\WEIGHTS & MEASURES
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for the Pierce's Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $444,778; and B) Designating the Agricultural Commissioner as the local public entity authorized to receive these local assistance funds.
Attachments: 1. 20200804_r_Pierce's Disease Agreement.pdf, 2. 20200804_a_19-0727-036-SF .pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Koren J. Widdel, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Subject: Agreement (#19-0727-036-SF) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for the Pierce's Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for the Pierce's Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $444,778; and

B) Designating the Agricultural Commissioner as the local public entity authorized to receive these local assistance funds.

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BACKGROUND:
The glassy-winged sharpshooter is an insect vector for Pierce's disease, which infects and kills grapevines, resulting in significant economic impact on the state's wine grape industry. The sharpshooter spreads the disease as it feeds on ornamental plants and agricultural crops. The goal of the Statewide Control Program is to prevent the spread of the sharpshooter from southern California while research is conducted for effective treatments and controls. Your Board approved the first Pierce's Disease/Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Control Program contract in FY 1999-00, and the annual agreement and the Resolution designating the Agricultural Commissioner as the "local public entity" has been renewed for each year since then.

DISCUSSION:
Under the FY 2020-22 two-year agreement, the County will receive $222,389 per fiscal year for a total of $444,778 to conduct daily inspections of incoming nursery stock shipments from infested areas of California as well as detection surveys at County nurseries and urban landscapes. This agreement incorporates the FY 2020-22 Pierce's Disease Control Program Work Plan, which has been approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

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