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File #: 21-266    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/17/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing allocation and payment of $1,500,000 to the City of Redwood City to mitigate claimed reduction in Transient Occupancy Tax Revenue resulting from the County of San Mateo's acquisition of properties to address health risks posed by the COVID-19 public health emergency to those experiencing homelessness.
Attachments: 1. 20210406_r_Resolution RWC TOT
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Allocation and Payment of Funds to Redwood City Related to County Acquisition of Former Hotel Properties

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing allocation and payment of $1,500,000 to the City of Redwood City to mitigate claimed reduction in Transient Occupancy Tax Revenue resulting from the County of San Mateo's acquisition of properties to address health risks posed by the COVID-19 public health emergency to those experiencing homelessness.

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BACKGROUND:
The County of San Mateo and the cities located within the County share a strong interest in, and responsibility for, addressing the very serious and dangerous impacts of COVID-19 public health emergency on those who are experiencing homelessness. A key component of the effort to address homelessness will be to build a navigation center to replace the existing shelter on Maple Street, in Redwood City.

However, in the interim and in light of the immediate and serious threat that the COVID-19 public health emergency poses to those experiencing homelessness, the County has acquired and is using facilities formerly operated as hotels to safely shelter such individuals. In Redwood City, the County has acquired the TownPlace Suites and the Pacific Inn, and both the City of Redwood City and the County benefit from the safe shelter that these facilities can provide to those experiencing homelessness. The County expects to expend more than $2,000,000 each year at each of these locations to provide residents with food and wraparound support services.

DISCUSSION:
The City of Redwood City has informed the County of San Mateo that it expects to lose $2.5 million in transient occupancy tax revenue as a result of TownePlace Suites and Pacific Inn no longer operating as hotels and the City has requested that the County pay this amount...

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