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File #: 2020-8255   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020
Title: Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget to Accept $1,003,970 in State Coronavirus Relief Funds and Amend the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Budget to Increase Revenue and Expenditures Appropriations by $903,970 in the General Fund and by $100,000 in the Human Services Fund in Order to Offset Costs Associated with the City's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and Recommendation to Approve a Report on City Activities and Expenditures Related to the COVID-19 Emergency. (City Manager)
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Presentation
Title

Adoption of Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget to Accept $1,003,970 in State Coronavirus Relief Funds and Amend the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Budget to Increase Revenue and Expenditures Appropriations by $903,970 in the General Fund and by $100,000 in the Human Services Fund in Order to Offset Costs Associated with the City's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and
Recommendation to Approve a Report on City Activities and Expenditures Related to the COVID-19 Emergency. (City Manager)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) started preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 emergency in February of 2020. On February 28, 2020 the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated. On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a Proclamation of the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has been operating under a state of emergency since this declaration and the EOC remains activated.

The City continues to incur significant expenses responding to this emergency providing crucial support to City operations and the community. These expenses fall into one of three categories:

* Ensuring the continued health and well-being of employees serving the public,
* The health and well-being of the community;
* Actions to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.

In July 2020, the State Department of Finance announced that the City would be eligible for an allocation of $1,003,970 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The funding provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The City Manager's office and Acting Finance Director recommends that this funding be allocated in two broad categories. We recommend that 50% be used toward reimbursing $500,000 of the eligible expenses incurred. We have incurred expenses from contingency/Fund Balance and this would partially offset those expenses. Additionally we recomm...

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