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03/02/2021 02A Mayoral Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and OrderB US INE S S O F T HE C I T Y C O UNC IL YAK I M A, WAS HI NG T O N AG E ND A S TAT E M E NT I tem No. 2.A . F or Meeting of : March 2, 2021 I T E M T IT L E :Resolution approving extension of Mayoral Proclamation declaring emergency and order, if the Mayor issues a P roclamation extending the civil emergency proclamation and order to A pril 6, 2021 due to C O V I D-19 S UB M IT T E D B Y:Robert Harrison, City Manager S UM M ARY E X P L ANAT IO N: On March 12, 2020, the Mayor issued a P roclamation of Civil Emergency and Order regarding a state of emergency in the C ity of Yakima due to the coronavirus disease 2019 ("C O V I D -19"), and the City Council ratif ied the emergency proclamation at a special meeting on March 13, 2020. On A pril 7, 2020, May 5, 2020, J une 2, 2020, J uly 7, 2020, A ugust 4, 2020, September 1, 2020, October 6, 2020, November 2, 2020, D ecember 5, 2020, J anuary 5, 2021 and February 2, 2021, the C ity C ouncil ratified and approved Mayoral Proclamations extending the Civil E mergency and O rder; the most recent emergency proclamation and order is in ef f ect until 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2021. I f the Mayor issues a proclamation extending the emergency proclamation and order beyond March 2, 2021, the City Council will consider an extension of the emergency proclamation and order until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, A pril 6, 2021. I T E M B UD G E T E D:NA S T RAT E G I C P RIO RIT Y:P ublic Safety AP P RO V E D F O R S UB M I T TAL B Y T HE C IT Y M ANAG E R RE C O M M E ND AT IO N: A dopt Resolution AT TAC HM E NT S: D escr iption Upload D ate Type Mayoral Proclamation Extending Civil Emergency and Order 1/19/2021 Presentation Resolution - Extension of Mayoral Proclamation and Order 1/19/2021 Resolution 1 2 Proclamation No. 2021-15 Extending Civil Emergency and Order - 1 MAYORAL PROCLAMATION OF AN EXTENSION OF CIVIL EMERGENCY AND ORDER Proclamation No. 2021-15 Extension of Mayoral Proclamation of Emergency and Order City of Yakima, Washington March 2, 2021 WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Public Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the novel coronavirus (abbreviated “COVID-19”); and WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-05, proclaiming a State of Emergency for all counties throughout the State of Washington as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and in the state of Washington, and has issued subsequent amendatory Proclamations; and WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Yakima County Department of Health for Yakima County has reported to the Mayor and/or the City Manager and the public that there are a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County and the City of Yakima and that that number will likely increase; and WHEREAS, the Proclamation and Order by the Mayor of the City of Yakima dated March 12, 2020 (here referred to as Proclamation No. 2020-01) declared a state of emergency in the City of Yakima (the “City”) due to COVID-19 in the City of Yakima, established and ordered measures to protect public health and safety, and was ratified by the City Council on March 13, 2020, and subsequent extensions of the Mayoral Proclamation have been issued and ratified by the City Council; and WHEREAS, the COVID-19 disease continues to progress in Yakima County; and WHEREAS, the Mayor is authorized by Yakima Municipal Code (“YMC”) Chapter 6.06 entitled “Emergency Powers of Mayor, City Council, and City Manager” to take certain actions necessary to protect persons and property in the event of an emergency; and WHEREAS, RCW 38.52.070(2) on emergency powers and YMC 6.06.030D authorize the City to enter into contracts and incur obligations necessary to combat a civil emergency; and WHEREAS, the Mayor finds it to be in the best interest of the City of Yakima to continue and extend a proclamation of a state of emergency for the City and to establish measures to protect public health and safety; now, therefore, IT IS HEREBY PROCLAIMED AND ORDERED: 1. Determination of Emergency. A state of emergency currently exists and continues to exist in the City of Yakima as a result of continued effects of COVID-19. 3 Proclamation No. 2021-15 Extending Civil Emergency and Order - 2 As a result of the occurrence of this outbreak and the emergency that exists, I authorize the City of Yakima to exercise all actions necessary during the state of emergency to protect the safety, health and well-being of the residents of the City, to include but not be limited to: a. altering the schedule, means, methods and occurrence of City Council meetings to accommodate health concerns and preservation of public safety; b. altering the schedule, means, methods and occurrence of meetings of City committees, commissions and boards as may be determined to be appropriate to accommodate health concerns and preservation of public safety; c. authorizing the City to enter into contracts and obligations necessary to respond to the declared emergency to protect the health, welfare and property of the City’s residents and to provide emergency assistance as required, and to otherwise suspend requirements for bidding processes and formalities otherwise required by law unless mandated by Constitutional requirements in order to respond to the emergency that exists; and d. authorizing the City to utilize alternative methods of conducting all formal bid openings, and waiving the requirements of Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 1.80.020 for public bid openings while the declared emergency is in effect. Bid tabulations shall be made available to all bidders, or upon request, within a reasonable amount of time after bid openings. 2. Subsequent Orders. The Mayor is authorized to issue subsequent Orders which are additionally necessary to address the present situation. 3. Circulation. A copy of this Proclamation and Order shall be sent to the Governor of the State of Washington and to the County Commissioners of Yakima County. 4. Presentation, Ratification, Termination. This Proclamation and Order shall at the earliest practicable time pursuant to YMC 6.06.030 be presented to the City Council for ratification and confirmation, modification, or rejection, but in no event more than seventy-two (72) hours after the proclamation of this Order, and if rejected, shall be void. This Proclamation and Order shall remain in effect until such time as it is removed by a subsequent City Proclamation, Order or Resolution when it is determined that the extraordinary measures are no longer required for the protection of the public peace, and safety and welfare, or when the City Council shall either modify, renew or discontinue this Proclamation and Order; or until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, whichever occurs first. DATED this 2nd day of March, 2021. Patricia Byers, Mayor of the City of Yakima 4 1 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- A RESOLUTION extending the Mayor’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order regarding a state of emergency in the City of Yakima due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). WHEREAS, on February 29, 2020, the Governor of the State of Washington issued Proclamation 20-05 declaring a state of emergency due to the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus “COVID-19”) in the State of Washington and the serious nature of the effects of COVID-19 on the population; and WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic; and WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the Yakima County Commissioners declared a state of emergency in Yakima County as a result of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County; and WHEREAS, in response to the above measures, the Mayor issued a Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Order on March 12, 2020 (here referred to as Proclamation No. 2020-01), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on March 13, 2020; on April 7, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-02), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on April 7, 2020; on May 5, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-03), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on May 5, 2020; on June 2, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-04), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on June 2, 2020; on July 7, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-07), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on July 7, 2020; on August 4, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-08), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on August 4, 2020; on September 1, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-09), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on September 1, 2020; on October 6, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-10), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on October 6, 2020; on November 2, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-11), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on November 2, 2020; on December 1, 2020, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2020-12), which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on December 1, 2020; on January 5, 2021, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2021-13) which was ratified and confirmed by the City Council on January 5, 2021; on February 2, 2021, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2021-14); and on March 2, 2021, the Mayor issued a Proclamation Extending the Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2021-15); and WHEREAS, pursuant to Yakima Municipal Code 6.06.030, the City Council is required to ratify and confirm the Mayor’s Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and Order within 72 hours of the Proclamation and Order being issued; and WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the City of Yakima to ratify and confirm the Mayor’s Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and 5 2 Order, and to authorize the Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and Order on the state of emergency to continue until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, unless rescinded sooner or extended by the City Council; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: 1. The City Council of the City of Yakima ratifies and confirms the Mayoral Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and Order (Proclamation No. 2021-15) signed on March 2, 2021. 2. The City Manager is authorized to request any state or federal assistance needed to meet the demands of the emergency that exists. 3. The Mayor may take whatever measures the Mayor deems necessary and reasonable to respond to the threat of COVID-19 and to protect the public health and safety of the City’s residents during this state of civil emergency. 4. The Proclamation of an Extension of Civil Emergency and Order shall be in effect after this ratification and confirmation of it until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, unless rescinded sooner or extended by the City Council. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 2nd day of March, 2021. Patricia Byers, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya Claar Tee, City Clerk 6