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File #: 20-607    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/21/2020 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Accepting a donation from Ramanan Raghavendran in the amount of $13,800 to the Department of Housing to fund an intern position for a three-month period during the first two quarters of FY 2020-21.
Attachments: 1. 20200804_r_DOH Intern.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director Department of Housing
Subject: Accepting a donation from Mr. Raghavendran to fund a Department of Housing internship position for three months
RECOMMENDATION:
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Accepting a donation from Ramanan Raghavendran in the amount of $13,800 to the Department of Housing to fund an intern position for a three-month period during the first two quarters of FY 2020-21.

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BACKGROUND:
Following the promotion of one Housing and Community Development (HCD) Supervisor to Director of Department of Housing (DOH), the departure of the HCD Senior Policy Analyst to another agency, and the promotion of the previous Intern to HCD Specialist II, DOH is currently understaffed.
Furthermore, on March 3, 2020, pursuant to Section 101080 of the California Health and Safety Code, the San Mateo County Health Officer (the "Health Officer") declared a local health emergency throughout the County related to COVID-19. The Board of Supervisors (the "Board") ratified and extended this declaration of local health emergency, which remains in effect. In addition, on March 3, 2020, pursuant to Section 8630 of the California Government Code and Chapter 2.46 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code, the San Mateo County Director of Emergency Services proclaimed a local emergency throughout San Mateo County related to COVID-19. The Board ratified and extended the proclamation of local emergency, and this local emergency remains in effect.

On March 16, 2020, the Health Officer issued an order that, among other things, directed all individuals currently living within San Mateo County to shelter in their place of residence ("Shelter-in-Place Order"), and authorizes individuals to leave their residences only for certain "Essential Activities," Essential Governmental Functions," or to operate "Essential Businesses," all as defined in the Shelter-in-Place ...

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