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File #: 20-7269   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/17/2020
Posting Language: Ordinance ratifying emergency contracts and purchases related to the City’s COVID-19 response and implementation of the Recovery and Resiliency Plan; and delegating authority to the City Manager to expend all CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund funding as necessary to meet any required guidelines and consistent with the Recovery and Resiliency Plan.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1, 2. Ordinance 2020-12-17-0913
Related files: 20-5414, 20-3385
DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ana Bradshaw, COVID-19 Financial and Performance Liaison



Ratification of COVID-19 Emergency Contracts and Purchases


This ordinance authorizes the ratification of emergency contracts and purchases related to the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as implantation of the Recovery and Resiliency Plan.


The City of San Antonio began responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in early February when several Americans evacuated from Wuhan City, China arrived at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Since the City and the State have issued several emergency orders aimed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

With the realization that the COVID-19 pandemic would have major impacts on health, the economy, individual households, and the fiscal standing of state and local governments, Congress quickly enacted four laws aimed at mitigating the worst of the financial consequences, the most significant being the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. To date, the City of San Antonio has received over $397.9 million from the Federal government with the largest funding source from the U.S. Treasury's Coronavirus Relief Fund of $270 million.

The CARES Act requires that the payments from the Coronavirus Relief Fund only be used to cover expenses that-
1. are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19);
2. were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020 (the date of enactment of the CARES Act) for the State or government; and
3. were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.

On June 4, the City Council approved a $190.9 million Recovery and Resiliency Plan to aimed help San Antonio, workers, and businesses recover from the COVID-19 ...

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