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File #: 19-1231    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement (Amador Plan) with Cal Fire for FY 2019-20
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/5/2019 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-515
Title: 1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute retroactive Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 ($1,189,078). 2. Direct the County Administrative Officer to provide written notice to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection that the County will extend or enter into a new fire protection reimbursement agreement for the 2020-2021 fiscal year with at least the same level of services as the recommended agreement.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Agreement A-19-515 with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
DATE: October 8, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer

SUBJECT: Retroactive Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement (Amador Plan) with Cal Fire for FY 2019-20

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute retroactive Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 ($1,189,078).

2. Direct the County Administrative Officer to provide written notice to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection that the County will extend or enter into a new fire protection reimbursement agreement for the 2020-2021 fiscal year with at least the same level of services as the recommended agreement.
REPORT
The recommended Fire Protection Reimbursement Agreement (Amador Plan) with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) provides funding to keep four fire stations (located in the eastern foothill and mountain region of Fresno County) open during the winter months when Cal Fire would normally close those stations due to the end of the fire season.

The recommended Agreement has an advance notice requirement for renewal, non-renewal or change in the level of funding (i.e., the County must give such notice at the time the recommended Agreement is signed). Therefore, staff is seeking the Board's confirmation that the County intends to pursue a fire protection reimbursement agreement with Cal Fire for FY 2020-21. Based on current information, Staff believes the current level of services provided by Cal Fire will remain necessary for FY 2020-21, and that a new fire protection reimbursement agreement with Cal Fire will be needed for that fiscal year.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may choose to consider a different number of stations to be staffed during the upcoming non-fire season. Your Board may choose to change the level of service for FY 2020-21, in w...

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