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File #: 20-1526    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2020 In control: Public Works
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Adoption of Relocation Assistance Policy for County Property Acquisition
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 2 - County Relocation Assistance Policy, 3. Attachment 3 - Disability Rights California Letter, 4. Public Comment C27.pdf

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Public Works

Agenda Section: Consent

Adoption of Relocation Assistance Policy for County Property Acquisition

That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Adopt the attached Resolution approving the Relocation Assistance Policy; and
2. Direct the Clerk of the Board to provide one (1) fully executed original copy of the attached resolution and policy to the Humboldt County Department of Public Works Facility Management.


The County of Humboldt is committed to ensuring that uniform, fair and equitable treatment is afforded to persons displaced from their homes, businesses or farms as a result of the county's actions, in order for such persons to not suffer disproportionate injury as a result of action taken for the benefit of the public as a whole. In the acquisition of real property, the county is also committed to ensuring consistent and fair treatment for owners and/or their tenants of the real property to be acquired, to encourage and expedite acquisition by agreement with owners and/or their tenants of such property in order to avoid litigation and relieve congestion in courts, and to promote confidence in the county's land acquisition.

Government Code section 7267.8 states that all public entities shall adopt rules and regulations to implement payments and to administer relocation assistance under Chapter 16 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

Public Works staff drafted this policy to assist and provide guidance in future real property acquisitions by the county. This policy and its program will be implemented and managed by Public Works.

A draft of the policy was provided to Lynn Martinez with Disability Rights California for their review and comments. Attached is a copy of her Oct. 14, 2020 letter. Ms. Martinez's review and comments identified areas that the initial draft inadvertently left out and reque...

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