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File #: 20-575    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Approve an Emergency Regulation of the County of San Mateo temporarily suspending County Zoning Regulations and use permit requirements, including conditions of approval, for outdoor dining on the premises of restaurants, and for outdoor services on the premises of hair salons and barber shops, personal care services, places of worship, gyms and fitness centers, and wineries, in compliance with the social distancing and other requirements of the County Health Officer Order and State and local directives regarding reopening of businesses.
Attachments: 1. 20200804_r_ER_Emergency Reg. No. 2002-004 re Zoning + Outdoor Services, 2. 20200804_att_Attachment A - Emergency Regulation No. 1
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Emergency Regulation Temporarily Suspending County Zoning Regulations and Use Permit Requirements for Outdoor Operation of Specified Businesses and Operations

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Emergency Regulation of the County of San Mateo temporarily suspending County Zoning Regulations and use permit requirements, including conditions of approval, for outdoor dining on the premises of restaurants, and for outdoor services on the premises of hair salons and barber shops, personal care services, places of worship, gyms and fitness centers, and wineries, in compliance with the social distancing and other requirements of the County Health Officer Order and State and local directives regarding reopening of businesses.

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BACKGROUND:
As of July 28, 2020, there are 5,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 118 COVID-19 related deaths within the County, and 475,305 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,715 COVID-19 related deaths in California. Meanwhile, the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating, with historic records of individuals filing first time claims for unemployment, resulting in unemployment rates not seen since the depths of the Great Depression.

A. Summary of County and State Response to COVID-19

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. This Board ratified and extended this declaration of local health emergency, which remains in effect.

Also 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 ("Director") proclaimed a local emergency throughout San Mateo County ...

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