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File #: 21-0119    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: Report on City Hall Reopening Plan (Community Development Director Tai) RECEIVE REPORT
Attachments: 1. City Hall and City Facilities Reopening Plan
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Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

Bruce Moe, City Manager

Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director

Report on City Hall Reopening Plan (Community Development Director Tai)
Recommended Action
Staff recommends that the City Council receive a report on the City Hall Reopening Plan and provide any desired input.
There are no fiscal implications from this report. However, there are costs associated with modifying operations to accommodate for COVID-19 protocols, including securing cleaning supplies, face coverings, additional janitorial cost, and upgrading existing queue management software to allow for texting capabilities for remote queueing. These costs are already accommodated in the current year budget and will be included in the FY 2021-2022 Proposed Budget. As reopening plans are updated, operations costs will continue to be re-evaluated.
Following the State of California and Los Angeles County declarations of emergency due to the COVID-19, the City Council declared a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, and closed numerous City facilities, including City Hall, community centers, and other indoor spaces to the public. The City drafted and presented a City Hall Reopening Plan to City Council in May 2020, and even briefly reopened City Hall to customers by appointment, but reverted to a closure as COVID-19 cases increased.

While outdoor City facilities began reopening beginning summer 2020, the City's indoor workspaces have remained closed to the public in an abundance of caution and to adhere to Los Angeles County Public Health Officer guidance to encourage remote work when possible. Staff transitioned operations to serve the public remotely, via email or phone or drop-off/pick-up areas, and conducting virtual meetings and inspections. Necessary staff perform...

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