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Board of Supervisors Meeting, August 24, 2010

Meetings Begin at 9 a.m.

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. (note earlier start time)

County Government Center, Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
70 W. Hedding Street, First Floor, San Jose

Board of Supervisors, County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith

Potential item of interest to the public:


Item 13a: 
Accept report from Health and Hospital Committee relating to meeting of August 11, 2010. (Kniss) Possible action: Consider approval of recommendations from the Social Services Agency and the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, Mental Health Services on suicide prevention and early identification of potential suicide, including creation of a single 1-800 Suicide and Crisis Phone Line and the creation of a part-time Suicide Prevention Coordinator position in the Mental Health Department to be funded with MHSA resources.

Item 18: 
Consider recommendations relating to a revised Ordinance pertaining to Special Events on County Roads. Possible action: a) Accept report relating to refinements to the proposed Special Events on County Roads ordinance since the Board's last consideration on June 22, 2010. b) Introduction and preliminary adoption of Ordinance No. NS-502.8 amending Division B3 Chapter VII of the Santa Clara County Ordinance Code relating to the issuance of permits for special events on County Roads in the unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. c) Adopt Resolution establishing permit and related fees for special events on CountyRoads in the unincorporated territory of Santa Clara County, effective on the effective date of Ordinance No. NS-502.8. d) Adopt Administrative Guidelines for the Special Events on County Roads Ordinance. e) Direct Administration to report to the Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation Committee one year after the Ordinance becomes effective with an evaluation of the Ordinance and proposing modifications, as necessary.

Item 19: 
Consider recommendations relating to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Exclusive Operating Area (EOA) Request for Proposals (RFP), “Advanced Life Support First Response and Paramedic Ambulance Transportation for the County Service Area EOA." (Public Health Department) (See Agenda Item No. 13) Possible action: a) Accept report from the County Executive relating to the process and status of the County EOA RFP. b) Recognize that the proposal submitted by Rural-Metro Ambulance is most responsive to the RFP requirements. c) Direct staff to continue on the current RFP schedule. d)Authorize the County Executive, or designee, to meet with all bidders to review the scoring and the bid proposals. e) Authorize the County Executive, or designee, to enter into negotiations with Rural-Metro, as the highest scored bidder, to develop a possible final agreement that can successfully implement the County EMS plan. f) Acknowledge that, if the negotiations with Rural-Metro are unsuccessful, the County will attempt to negotiate a final agreement with American Medical Response (AMR). g) Direct the County Executive to return to the Board of Supervisors on November 5, 2010, with a final recommendation.

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119
Posted: August 24, 2010