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File #: 21-0829    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/6/2021 In control: Planning and Building Services
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of Urgency Ordinance for Allowing and Establishing Requirements for Temporary Installation and Use of Water Tanks during the 2021 Drought Emergency (Sponsors: County Counsel and Planning & Building Services)
Sponsors: Planning and Building Services, Steve Dunnicliff
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 4494, 2. Urgency Ordinance Water Tanks - FINAL.pdf

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: County Counsel and Planning and Building Services
MEETING DATE: July 13, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Christian Curtis
PHONE:
234-6885
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Julia Krog
PHONE:
234-6650


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 Mins


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of Urgency Ordinance for Allowing and Establishing Requirements for Temporary Installation and Use of Water Tanks during the 2021 Drought Emergency
(Sponsors: County Counsel and Planning & Building Services)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Adopt Urgency Ordinance Allowing and Establishing Requirements for Temporary Installation and Use of Water Tanks during the 2021 Drought Emergency; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On April 12, 2021, the Board received a presentation about the current drought conditions. On April 20, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 21-051 declaring a local emergency due to drought conditions, which was extended by the Board of Supervisors on June 8, 2021 with the adoption of Resolution No. 21-079. On June 22, 2021, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 4493 establishing water use requirements for discretionary cannabis and other permits during the 2021 Drought Emergency.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Mendocino County is in the midst of an historic drought with the water levels in our reservoirs and wells at extremely low levels. Subsequent to the Board's adoption of an initial declaration of a local emergency, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency due to drought conditions in the Russian River watershed, and the State Water Resources Control Board has notified certain junior water rights holders of a need to limit water diversions in order to preserve drinking water availability.

Government Code section 25131 provides that ordinances shall become effective thirty (30) days from the date of final p...

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