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File #: 20-608    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Action on a Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]
Attachments: 1. Proclamation of Local Emergency May 31, 2020, 2. Order Imposing Curfew, 3. Order Lifting Curfew, 4. Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services, 5. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 6. RESOLUTION
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Resolution Ratifying the Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]

Report
BACKGROUND
On May 31, 2020, the Director of Emergency Services (City Manager), proclaimed the existence of a local emergency under Section 2.140.060 of the Code of the City of Santa Clara, California ("SCCC") (Attachment 1) as a result of civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This municipal code section empowers the Director of Emergency Services to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a "local emergency" when the City of Santa Clara is affected or likely to be affected by a public calamity.

Any proclamation of a local emergency is subject to ratification by the City Council within seven days and allows for immunity for emergency actions; authorization of issuance of orders and regulations; activation of pre-established emergency provisions; and is a prerequisite for requesting state or federal assistance. Termination of the proclamation of local emergency when conditions warrant is required by law.

Subsequent to the proclamation of a local emergency, and based thereon, the City Manager declared a citywide curfew for the safety and welfare of all Santa Clarans (Attachment 2).

DISCUSSION
Proclaiming a local State of Emergency is a decision made with the utmost care for the safety and well-being of the residents, businesses and employees of the City of Santa Clara.
A Proclamation of Local Emergency provides the authority to:

* Provide and request mutual aid from state and other governmental agencies consistent with the provisions of local ordinances, resolutions, emergency plans, and agreements.
* Promulgate orders and regulations and exercise emergency police powers necessary to provide for protection of life and property.
* Obtain vital supplies, equipment, and such other propertie...

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