Agenda Item

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ASR Control 19-001398

 

MEETING DATE:

01/14/20

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

All Districts

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

Sheriff-Coroner†† (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Robert Beaver (714) 647-1815

 

 

Matt Monzon (714) 935-6876

 

 

Subject: Retroactive Approval of 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff Resiliency Allocation

 

††††† ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Agreement to Form

Discussion

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

††† Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost: N/A

Annual Cost: N/A

 

 

 

††† Staffing Impact:

No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

††† Current Fiscal Year Revenue: $1,181,304

Funding Source: State: 100%(Public Safety Power Shutoff Resiliency Grant)

County Audit in last 3 years: No

 

 

††† Prior Board Action: N/A

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

Retroactively accept $1,181,304 from the California Office of Emergency Services for the 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff Resiliency Allocation.

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Retroactive acceptance of the 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff Resiliency Allocation will allow the Sheriff-Coroner Department to support power protection activities that contribute to Orange County's capability to prevent, respond to and recover from natural or manmade emergencies and disasters.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

In October 2019, California Governor Newson launched a program for state and local governments to mitigate the impacts of power shutoffs by supporting efforts to protect public safety, vulnerable populations and individuals and improve resiliency in response to utility-led Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) actions.

 

On October 25, 2019, the California Governorís Office of Emergency Services advised the County of Orange that it was scheduled to receive a PSPS Resiliency Allocation in the amount of $1,181,304.The purpose of this PSPS Resiliency allocation is to support power protection activities contributing to the grant recipientís capability to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made.Allowable costs under this allocation include, but are not limited to, equipment (such as generators for essential facilities, generator fuel and fuel storage and redundant emergency communications); plans (such as continuity plans, development/update of contingency plans for electrical disruptions, risk assessments for critical infrastructure and lifelines and post-event reports that identify lessons learned and corrective actions); public education materials and supplies focused on individual and family preparedness for electric disruptions; and one-time costs associated with identifying and equipping resource centers for the public to access during electrical disruptions.

 

The Sheriff-Coroner Department (Sheriff) plans to utilize the FY 2019 PSPS Resiliency Allocation towards the purchase of generators and uninterruptable power supply equipment.Sheriff requests that the Board retroactively accept the PSPS Resiliency Allocation award in the amount of $1,181,304, as referenced in the Recommended Actions.Retroactive approval is requested as the Governorís Notice of Award Approval for the allocation was received by letter dated October 25, 2019, and Sheriff needed time to evaluate the most effective use of this unexpected funding.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

The County's share of the revenue allocation and appropriations for the FY 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff Resiliency Allocation funds will be included in Second Quarterly Adjustment Report in Fund 14Q, Sheriff-Coroner Construction & Facility Development.

 

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Attachment A - Notice of Award Approval