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File #: 21-1093    Version: 1 Name: Continuation of the Creek Fire Local Emergency and Local Health Emergency Status in Fresno County
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/14/2021 In control: Administrative Office
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 21-320, Resolution No. 21-321
Title: 1. Adopt Resolution proclaiming continuation of the local emergency status relating to the 2020 Creek Fire and request that the Governor continue to provide resources and support to mitigate and recover from this wildfire; and 2. Adopt Resolution proclaiming continuation of the Local Health Emergency, due to the public health threat of the 2020 Creek Fire.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 21-320, 3. Resolution No. 21-321
DATE: November 16, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer / Emergency Services Director

SUBJECT: Continuation of the 2020 Creek Fire Local Emergency Status in Fresno County

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Adopt Resolution proclaiming continuation of the local emergency status relating to the 2020 Creek Fire and request that the Governor continue to provide resources and support to mitigate and recover from this wildfire; and

2. Adopt Resolution proclaiming continuation of the Local Health Emergency, due to the public health threat of the 2020 Creek Fire.
REPORT
Approval of the first recommended action will ensure the local emergency status remains in effect and permit the potential recovery of eligible costs. Approval of the second recommended action will continue the 2020 Creek Fire local health emergency as declared by the County Interim Health Officer. This item pertains to locations in District 5.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

No viable options are available.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The recommended actions are necessary to ensure specific liability protection, emergency powers of the Emergency Services Director, and recovery of eligible costs from State and Federal emergency funds.

DISCUSSION:

Approval of the recommended actions will ensure the local emergency statuses related to the Creek Fire remain in effect and permit the potential recovery of eligible costs.

Local Emergency

Commencing on September 4, 2020, the Creek Fire adversely impacted the residents, visitors, businesses, utility infrastructure and natural resources within the mountain communities of Big Creek, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake areas of the County. The magnitude and rapid rate of growth of this wildfire is unprecedented in the County.

Pursuant to Government Code, section 8630 and County Ordinance Code, Chapter 2.44, due to the rapid rate of growth of the wildfire, on September 5, 2020, the Emergency Services D...

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