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The following are COVID-related policies and resources including template documents, guidelines/information, legislation and executive orders, call summaries from COVID focused Planning Collaborative calls, operating procedures, eviction moratoria, and electronic resources.

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Template Documents for Deadline Extensions

Model Order Extending Local Land Use Deadlines (April 17, 2020). This order gives developers or homeowners more time to act on building permits and entitlements/permits.
Model Ordinance Extending Local Land Use Deadlines (April 17, 2020). The ordinance suspends all time frames relating to the maximum time the city has to process or take action on applications for entitlements or permits
Model Resolution of Impossibility to Comply with Deadlines (April 17, 2020). This resolution puts in the official record that it is not possible to meet all deadlines.
Draft Template Letter to Governor on Extending Deadlines (April 10, 2020). This letter asks the Governor to suspend deadlines for cities.

Resources and Information

Reopening Toolkit for Restaurants & Food Facilities COVID-19 Guidelines (June 1, 2020) City of Cupertino Guidelines for Safe Onsite Dining Operations to Resume.

CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Response (April 6, 2020).

Legislation and Executive Orders

Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Order Update (March 31, 2020).
Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) Includes additional relaxation for the Brown Act.
Executive Order N-28-20 (March 16, 2020) Includes a moratorium on evictions.
Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Order (March 16, 2020).

Call Notes

April 17, 2020 Call Summary Santa Clara County Counsel Shelter in Place Q&A and deadlines documents.
April 10, 2020 Call Summary General updates, Shelter in Place update, eviction moratorium, rent relief programs, LEAP/REAP.
April 3, 2020 Call Summary Discussed MTC/ABAG LEAP and REAP funding, housing-related priorities and COVID-responses.
March 27, 2020 Q&A MP3 Recording with Epidemiologists.
March 27, 2020 Q&A Summary with Epidemiologists discussing inspections and meetings during COVID-19.
March 27, 2020 Call Summary Discussed Santa Clara County eviction moratorium.
March 20, 2020 Call Summary Discussed public updates to current operation procedures, eviction moratoriums, online tools, Public Records Act requests, permit deadlines, teleconferencing public hearings, and EIR filing.
March 18, 2020 Call Summary Discussed initial response, deadlines, eviction moratoriums, operation plans, and inspections.

Survey of City Plans

Survey Form (March 18, 2020) Brief survey for jurisdictions to share current building and planning response to Shelter-in-Place declaration.
Short Goggle Sheets Survey Summary Matrix (March 19, 2020) Table of what jurisdictions are currently doing.

Operating Procedures & Response Plans

Summary of Safety Protocols for Building Inspectors (April 10, 2020)
City of Milpitas (March 31, 2020) Permit Center Emergency Response Plan
City of Cupertino (March 15, 2020) COVID-19 Response Plan (DRAFT)
Potential Questions to Ask Before Conducting Inspections

Eviction Moratorium

Commercial Eviction Moratorium Memo – City of San Jose (April 1, 2020)
County of Santa Clara Urgency Ordinance (Report) – Temporary Moratorium on Evictions resulting from COVID-19 for all of Santa Clara County (not just incorporated areas)
Moratorium on Evictions and Income Loss Due to COVID-19 – City of San Jose Memorandum, presentation, ordinance, resolution and more
California Moratorium Tracker On-going tracking of eviction moratoriums across the state updated by Tenants Together

Electronic Resources

Virtual Inspections
Virtual Inspection Options Research (April 10, 2020)
Blitzz – used by the County of San Mateo
San Bernardino – used by San Mateo City

Project and Team Software
Bluebeam Revu – contractors using to keep teams on same page through design, construction and completion.
GreenVue – Brisbane using for building permits and project planning.
Plan Grid – San Mateo City using for large multi-family and affordable housing developments to track as-builts with plans and make it easier to monitor.
TRAKIt for the Public Sector – multiple jurisdictions (Atherton, Belmont, Redwood City, San Bruno) are using to manage projects.

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