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File #: 22-312    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Held
File created: 4/7/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: Recommendation to: A) Introduce an ordinance amending Section 5.64.070 of Chapter 5.64 of Title 5 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code, relating to collection of fees for enforcement of state public health laws, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety; and B) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Environmental Health Services (EHS) Division of San Mateo County Health, or designee, to continue implementing the San Mateo County Environmental Health Fee Relief Program at a total cost not to exceed $1,500,000, pursuant to which a one-time credit equal to the difference between the cost of prior and current qualifying fees would be provided to certain EHS-regulated businesses that were directly impacted by COVID-19 health orders and that are within designated EHS permit fee categories or industry categories.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_r_Fee Ordinance Amendment, 2. 20220503_io_Fee Ordinance Amendment, 3. Item No. 6 - EHS Fees.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: Government Code ? 54986
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Heather Forshey, Director, Environmental Health Services
Subject: Revised Program Fees: Amendment to Sections of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Introduce an ordinance amending Section 5.64.070 of Chapter 5.64 of Title 5 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code, relating to collection of fees for enforcement of state public health laws, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety; and

B) Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Environmental Health Services (EHS) Division of San Mateo County Health, or designee, to continue implementing the San Mateo County Environmental Health Fee Relief Program at a total cost not to exceed $1,500,000, pursuant to which a one-time credit equal to the difference between the cost of prior and current qualifying fees would be provided to certain EHS-regulated businesses that were directly impacted by COVID-19 health orders and that are within designated EHS permit fee categories or industry categories.

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BACKGROUND:
Section 101325 of the California Health and Safety Code permits recovery of costs incurred in enforcing state public health laws and regulations. EHS fees are established by ordinance by the Board of Supervisors and are effective in both cities and unincorporated areas of the County.

EHS provides unique, primarily mandated public health protection services, community and business education, and regulatory oversight through the technical expertise and consultation of its professional staff. Less than 1% of the total revenue for EHS' operations is from General Funds. EHS program costs are covered by permits and fees for service.

Fee increases were last approved by your Board in June 2015, to cover multi-year Consumer Price Index changes, salary and benefit inc...

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