Need for Regional Long-Term Recovery Planning in the Bay Area

Senate Bill 1205 sponsored by ABAG was vetoed by the Governor.

Association of Bay Area Governments ABAG, June 9, 2010

Issue: Regional Governance: Long-Term Disaster Recovery Planning Council

Senate Bill 1205 sponsored by ABAG was vetoed by the Governor. ABAG plans to move forward with plans to create a regional long-term disaster recovery council in collaboration with cities, counties, emergency managers, businesses, schools and hospitals as outlined in the bill.

SUMMARY:  Bay Area Disaster Recovery Planning Council Act.

California Senate Bill 1205 (Corbett)

Existing law authorizes two or more public agencies, by agreement, to jointly exercise common powers. Existing law also establishes the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority to raise and allocate resources for the restoration, enhancement, protection, and enjoyment of wetlands and wildlife habitats in the San Francisco Bay.

This bill would establish, until January 1, 2030, the Bay Area Disaster Recovery Planning Council to create a long-term regional recovery plan, to be implemented before and after an earthquake or other disaster occurs in the bay area, by cooperating with various stakeholders in the bay area, including, but not limited to, the cities, counties, special districts, school districts, emergency managers, hospitals, members of the public, private businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.

The bill would impose specific duties on the Association of Bay Area Governments, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Approved by California House and Senate. Vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger, September 27, 2010