Solano County Board Of Supes Considering Resolution Declaring State Of Emergency

The Solano County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution on Tuesday that would declare the county under a state of emergency in response to a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck near American Canyon early Sunday morning.

County officials estimated $750,000 in damage at county facilities in Vallejo.

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“Our tour of the County facilities in Vallejo showed they sustained minor damage and we’re working diligently to restore County services as quickly as possible,” Supervisor Linda Seifert said in a statement.

“Our discussion at the Board meeting tomorrow will help bring state and federal resources to assist in this natural disaster,” Seifert said.

The Board of Supervisors will consider adopting the resolution that would ratify a proclamation of a state of emergency made on Sunday by the County Administrator.

In accordance with state government code, the County Administrator’s declaration is effective for seven days unless ratified by the Board of Supervisors.

If the resolution is approved the Board must review it every 30 days or until the state of emergency has ended.

The resolution would also allow the county’s Auditor-Controller staff to prepare and process paperwork for reimbursements of resources used by the county to response to the earthquake, county officials said.

The Board of Supervisors will consider the resolution during its regular meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday at 675 Texas St. in Fairfield.

Jamey Padojino, Bay City News

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