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File #: 21-737    Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Staff report regarding adoption of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to send a letter in response to the San Mateo County Grand Jury study, "San Mateo County: California's Ground Zero for Sea Level Rise." (Christina Fernandez, Chief Sustainability Officer)
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Grand Jury Report, 2. Attachment 2 - SSF Response to Civil Grand Jury SLR Report 10.13 cm edits
Related files: 21-738
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Staff report regarding adoption of a resolution authorizing the City Manager to send a letter in response to the San Mateo County Grand Jury study, "San Mateo County: California's Ground Zero for Sea Level Rise." (Christina Fernandez, Chief Sustainability Officer)

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It is recommended that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to send a letter in response to the San Mateo County Grand Jury study, "San Mateo County: California's Ground Zero for Sea Level Rise."

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BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is an independent investigative body created by the California State Constitution. Composed of nineteen citizens, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury serves as a "watchdog for citizens of the county."

The Civil Grand Jury serves as an ombudsperson for the citizens of San Mateo County. The jury may receive and investigate complaints by individuals regarding the actions or performances of county or public officials. The attention of the entire county is centered upon an active Civil Grand Jury, and its every act is a matter of public interest.

Empowered by the state judicial system, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury submits meaningful solutions to a wide range of problems. The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is a volunteer, fact finding body with the potential to recommend constructive changes.

The County of San Mateo Civil Grand Jury published a report titled, "San Mateo County: California's Ground Zero for Sea Level Rise." (Attachment 1) The San Mateo County Flood and Sea Level Rise Resiliency District (OneShoreline) began operating in 2020 and was designed to coordinate countywide efforts to combat sea level rise ("sea level rise" or "SLR") and harm caused by climate change. The final report seeks to answer the question: "Is OneShoreline on course to adequately address the sea level rise challenge that has been assigned to it, and does it have the support ...

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