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RESOLUTION NO. 2020-19-3179 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF IRWINDALE, CALIFORNIA <br />APPROVING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS NECESSARY TO RESPOND <br />TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY WITHIN THE CITY OF IRWINDALE <br />PURSUANT TO IRWINDALE MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.44.090 <br />WHEREAS, in December 2019, an outbreak of respiratory illness due to a novel <br />coronavirus (COVID-19), first identified in China, has spread to more than 75 countries, <br />including the United States; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 4, 2020, Governor Newson declared the existence of a state <br />of emergency for the State of California due to COVID-19; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a <br />national emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19; and <br />WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Irwindale, designated as the <br />City's Director of Emergency Services, declared a local emergency; and <br />WHEREAS, it is imperative for the City to deter the spread of COVID-19 wherever <br />possible in the City, as well as prepare for and respond to suspected or confirmed COVID- <br />19 cases within the City; and <br />WHEREAS, the declaration of a local emergency thereby has activated the City's <br />Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and will aide in making additional resources available <br />to the City to respond to the COVID-19 emergency; and <br />WHEREAS, resources required to respond to the COVID-19 Emergency are likely to <br />increase beyond the scope of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City, <br />and will require the combined forces of the other political subdivisions of the county, state <br />and federal government; and <br />WHEREAS, the City's has estimated a total of $1,025,000 is necessary to be <br />appropriated at this time from the General Fund Reserves to carry out the City's emergency <br />COVID-19 Response Plan. This amount includes estimates from City's departments totaling <br />$854,000 plus a 20% contingency of $171,000; and <br />WHEREAS, the City will follow all requirements and submit all necessary <br />documentation to seek reimbursement from both the Federal Emergency Management <br />Agency (FEMA) and California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to recover as much <br />as possible of the City's costs incurred in responding to the COVID-19 Emergency. <br />Resolution No. 2020-19-3179 <br />Page 1 <br />