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File #: 22-782    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Introduce an ordinance amending Section 5.64.070 ordinance amending Section 5.64.070 (collection of fees) of Chapter 5.64 (fees for enforcement of state public health laws) of Title 5 (business regulations) of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code, relating to imposition 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 division of San Mateo County Health, or designee(s), to implement a program to pay for a one-time credit equal to the difference between the cost of the current annual fee and the cost of the new annual fees, if increased pursuant to the ordinance passed herein, at a total cost not to exceed $2,100,000, for certain Environmental Health Services-regulated businesses which qualify as small businesses under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_Fee Ordinance Amendment, 2. 20221018_io_Fee Ordinance Amendment
Special Notice / Hearing: Gov. 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 ordinance amending Section 5.64.070 (collection of fees) of Chapter 5.64 (fees for enforcement of state public health laws) of Title 5 (business regulations) of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code, relating to imposition 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 division of San Mateo County Health, or designee(s), to implement a program to pay for a one-time credit equal to the difference between the cost of the current annual fee and the cost of the new annual fees, if increased pursuant to the ordinance passed herein, at a total cost not to exceed $2,100,000, for certain Environmental Health Services-regulated businesses which qualify as small businesses under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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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. Environmental Health Services (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 and enforcement through the technical expertise and consultation of its professional staff. Less than one percent of the total revenue for EHS's operations is from General Funds. EHS program costs are covered by permits and fees for service.

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