Dana Point City Council meets Tuesday April 7 2020 at 6:00pm at Dana Point City Plaza.
The Community cannot physically attend the meeting during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
The public is encouraged to participate by writing or email the City Council.
The public is encouraged to watch on YouTube or Cox Cable.
Threat to Public Services or Facilities
Government Code § 54957 (d)(1): Consultation with Director of Emergency Services, City Attorney, Director of General Services regarding COVID-19.
Proposed Discussion Items Include
A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China in December 2019.
Since then, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern.
Further, on of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization has elevated the public health emergency to the status of a pandemic.
On January 31, 2020, The United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared this global outbreak a public health emergency for the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on February 25, 2020 that community spread of COVID-19 was likely to occur in the United States.
The County of Orange declared a local emergency and a local health emergency on February 26, 2020.
The State of California proclaimed a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.
On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, declaring that State and local public health officials may, as they deem necessary in the interest of public health, issue guidance limiting or recommending limitations upon attendance at public assemblies, conferences, or other mass events, which could cause the cancellation of such gatherings through no fault or responsibility of the parties involved, thereby constituting a force majeure.
The City’s Director of Emergency Services proclaimed the existence of a local emergency in the City on March 16, 2020 based on the foregoing, and such Emergency Declaration was ratified by the City Council on March 17, 2020.
COVID-19 is a serious public health threat that is highly contagious and may be spread by asymptomatic individuals.
Much is unknown about the nature of the virus such as the exact modes of transmission, the factors facilitating human-to-human transmission, the extent of asymptomatic viral shedding, mutations, basic reproduction number, and the case fatality rate.
Experts disagree about the incubation period and appropriate quarantine period.
Additionally, there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 or specific antiviral treatment that has been found to be effective.
The County has begun to publish updated data on the Orange County Health Care agency website at OC Health Info.
As of the publication of this Agenda Item, there are 882 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County and 11 confirmed cases in Dana Point.
Dana Point Community Engagement During COVID-19
You can write a letter to the Dana Point City Council at 33282 Golden Lantern Street Dana Point CA 92629.
You can email the Dana Point City Council via Dana Point’s City Clerk, Kathy Ward and ask her to please distribute to the Dana Point City Council.
Kathy’s Email Address is firstname.lastname@example.org
View Meeting Online or on TV
The City of Dana Point Live City Council You Tube Stream
Past City Council Meetings are available to view on The City of Dana Point You Tube Channel
View Meeting on Cox Channel 855.
The Next Dana Point City Council Meeting is scheduled Tuesday April 21 2020.
For more information please visit Dana Point City Council Meeting Agenda
Dana Point City Council Chambers is located at 33282 Golden Lantern Suite 210.