BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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(1) AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNTY'S RESIDENTIAL ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ("REAP"), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DOCUMENTS AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CALIFORNIAFIRST PROGRAM, AND
(2) DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO SUBMIT TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR RATIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE A MONTHLY REPORT OF ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS EXECUTED, PROCESSED, OR SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS RESOLUTION
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, energy use by residences accounts for over 25 percent of the greenhouse gas generated nationally; and
WHEREAS, the State of California has set aside $93 million in funding for the State Energy Program (SEP) competitive grant process that includes funding for residential energy efficiency programs; and
WHEREAS, the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (California Communities), which is a JPA formed by the California State Association of Counties and the League of Cities, has presented an opportunity to access SEP funds to develop a statewide energy financing district pilot project, called the CaliforniaFIRST program, which will be a broad multi-jurisdictional partnership to design and implement a property assessed clean energy program which includes 14 counties; and
WHEREAS, the pilot program include a component in which Sacramento County will apply for and receive funding on behalf of participating agencies, including San Mateo County; and
WHEREAS, it is likely that there may be other opportunities to partner with other local agencies to implement the broad multi-jurisdictional partnerships which will be critical to the success of the REAP program; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to authorize the County Manager or the Manager’s designee to execute all documents necessary for the implementation of the County's Residential Energy Assistance Program ("REAP"), including but not limited to documents authorizing the County's participation in the CaliforniaFIRST Program.
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the Board of Supervisors:
(1) authorizes the County Manager or his designee to execute all documents necessary for the implementation of the County's Residential Energy Assistance Program ("REAP"), including but not limited to documents authorizing the County's participation in the CaliforniaFIRST Program, and
(2) directs the County Manager to submit to the Board of Supervisors for ratification and acceptance a monthly report of any and all documents executed, processed, or submitted in connection with this resolution.
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