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File #: Ord 22-11    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/16/2022
Title: Amending Section 13.06 of the Legislative Code to establish certain emergency regulations and related to the length of time Emergency Executive Orders remain in effect.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Title
Amending Section 13.06 of the Legislative Code to establish certain emergency regulations and related to the length of time Emergency Executive Orders remain in effect.

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SECTION 1

WHEREAS, during the course of the COVID-19 emergency, certain Emergency Executive Orders were adopted; and

WHEREAS, included in those orders were two orders, originally 2020-4 and 2020-38 that may be necessary in any future emergency in order to provide critical facilities during various types of emergencies; and

WHEREAS, Emergency Executive order 2020-4 orders:
1. All sections or regulations contained in the City’s zoning code that permit or regulate medical facilities such as clinics, hospitals, and medical laboratories, as to their permitted location and operations, are hereby suspended effectively immediately as of the date and time of execution of this Emergency Executive Order, the effect of which shall continue until as provided herein.
2. Alternative Care Sites (“ACS”) shall be treated as a use similar to a medical facility and are therefore subject to this Emergency Executive Order so that they can be rapidly and effectively established to reduce the morbidity, mortality, and the social impact on the City from the COVID-19 Pandemic, provided; that the location, occupancy, and operation of any ACS facility shall be subject to the prior written approval from the Zoning Administrator, the Building Official, and the Director of the department of emergency management and that these approvals may each contain reasonable conditions in keeping with the protection of the health, welfare, and safety of the public.
;and

WHEREAS, Emergency Executive Order 2020-38 waives all requirements of the Saint Paul Zoning Code to allow for the establishment and opening of emergency cold weather shelters (“emergency shelters”) in City-owned property to serve people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the City of Saint Paul;
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