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  Agenda Item   21.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 09/21/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Subject:
Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with County of Orange will allow the City of Brea to continue using the County's Countywide Mass Notification System, AlertOC.
 
RECOMMENDATION
Approve and authorize the City Manager to execute and manage, on behalf of the City of Brea, a Memorandum of Understanding with Brea and the County of Orange to allow their use of the County's Countywide Mass Notification System under the terms and conditions of the County's Countywide Mass Notification System Operating Guidelines and vendor-provided agreements, commencing on July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.
 
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
AlertOC has been used since its inception in 2008 to contact hundreds of thousands of Orange County residents in times of emergency.  Public safety agencies have employed AlertOC for a wide range of notifications, including missing children, severe weather warnings, COVID-19 information, and many evacuations.
 
On July 22, 2008, the Board of Supervisors for Orange County extended use of the AlertOC system regionally by approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Orange County municipalities and public universities, which are responsible for protecting a resident population and maintaining a dedicated public safety answering point. The MOUs allow these entities to use the County's Countywide Mass Notification System under the terms and conditions of the County's Countywide Mass Notification System Operating Guidelines and vendor provider agreements.   
 
On June 18, 2013, the Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Orange County incorporated cities, public universities and water agencies to allow their use of the County's Countywide Mass Notification System under the terms and conditions of the County's Countywide Mass Notification System Operating Guidelines and vendor-provided agreements for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.  On May 5, 2016, the Board renewed the MOU with Orange County cities, universities and water agencies for a five-year term from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2021. On June 22, 2021, the Board approved an updated version of the MOU with the Orange County cities, universities and water agencies for a 4 year term from July 1, 2021.
 
The City manager requests approval of a non-financial MOU between Brea and the County of Orange for use of Countywide Mass Notification System for the term of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024, as noted in the Recommended Action.
FISCAL IMPACT/SUMMARY
There is no fiscal impact.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by:
Concurrence:
 
Attachments
AlertOC MOU

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