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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATE: 05/21/2019 <br />AGENDA REPORT AGENDA HEADING: Consent Calendar <br /> <br />AGENDA DESCRIPTION: <br /> <br />Consideration and possible action to participate in creating a new Peninsula Emergency <br />Preparedness Committee, and appoint the members of the Regional Law Committee to <br />this new committee <br /> <br />RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION: <br /> <br />(1) Authorize the City to participate in the creation of a new Peninsula Emergency <br />Preparedness Committee; and <br />(2) Appoint the members of the Regional Law Committee to the new Peninsula <br />Emergency Preparedness Committee <br /> <br />FISCAL IMPACT: None. <br /> <br />Amount Budgeted: N/A <br />Additional Appropriation: N/A <br />Account Number(s): N/A <br /> <br />ORIGINATED BY: Gabriella Yap, Deputy City Manager <br />REVIEWED BY: Same <br />APPROVED BY: Doug Willmore, City Manager <br /> <br /> <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br /> <br />The Regional Law Committee, comprised of the cities of Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills <br />Estates, and Rancho Palos Verdes who jointly contract with the Los Angeles County <br />Sheriff’s Department (LASD), has been looking at ways to improve communication and <br />coordination between the Peninsula cities in the event of a disaster on the Peninsula. <br />There was some discussion about expanding the role of the Regional Law Committee <br />for simplicity since emergency preparedness is strongly tied to public safety, but that <br />would preclude the City of Palos Verdes Estates from participating because they do not <br />contract with LASD. It is anticipated that the Peninsula Emergency Preparedness <br />Committee would review ways our cities, law enforcement, and the Los Angeles County <br />Fire Department could work more effectively together, including joint emergency <br />preparedness trainings and exercises, coordinating the new Everbridge notification <br />system to residents, and how to provide mutual aid in the event of a disaster. <br /> <br />At the May 9, 2019, meeting, there was a unanimous decision to recommend that each <br />city bring back to their respective City Councils the recommendation to participate in <br />creation of this separate Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Committee, but <br />comprised of the same two members who serve on the Regional Law Committee from <br />1