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File #: AB2021-360    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Substitute Adopted
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: Council Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Enactment date: 7/13/2021 Enactment #: ORD 2021-045
Title: Ordinance to establish an independent review of the community response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Attachments: 1. Agenda Bill Master Report, 2. Adopted Ordinance 2021-045, 3. Proposed Ordinance, 4. AGENDA REVISION NOTICE FOR 6.15.2021, 5. Notice of Action Proposed on 06.15.2021, 6. Substitute Ordinance as Amended 7.13.2021, 7. Notice of Action Taken on 7.13.2021
Related files: AB2021-525, AB2021-561, AB2022-009, AB2022-085, AB2022-083, AB2022-103, AB2022-141
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Ordinance to establish an independent review of the community response to the COVID-19 Pandemic





This ordinance establishes a County Commission to review the community’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. An independent Special Commissioner would be selected by the County Council and hired by Whatcom County. The Special Commissioner would be compensated at normal market rate and be provided appropriate resources and one or more full-time support person. The Special Commissioner would examine the makeup of the County Health Board, Unified Command, County policy related to open communications with the public, expanding the designated senior county emergency advisory positions and community sectors represented. The Special Commissioner would deliver their report to the County Council, Executive, and Sherriff by October 31, 2021. 

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