COVID -19

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Report Price Gouging

March 27, 2020

Residents may submit a price-gouging complaint to the Attorney General’s Office through the website (link below) or by calling (800) 952-5225.

For more information please click here.

Executive Order 20-5- Employee Limited Duration COVID-19 Administrative Leave Policy

March 27, 2020

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the financial effects related to COVID-19, Executive Order 20-5 Limited Duration has been implemented retroactively from March 16, 2020, to December 31, 2020. This policy is intended to help ensure that the City has a healthy workforce from which to draw upon to perform essential City Function.

Click here to read the full Executive Order 20-5 & the Administrative Policy  

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers- During Shelter in Place

March 22, 2020

On March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents immediately to heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical to protect health and well-being of all Californians.

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

Click Here to read List of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Shelter in Place 

Closure of City Hall Complex

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

To protect the health of the public and our staff and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, the City is closing its City Hall complex to residents and visitors until further notice. 

UTILITIES ∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 1 or water@ci.sanger.ca.us

Click here for Press Release in English/Spanish

Haga clic aquí para Comunicado de Prensa en Español

Where Can I Pay My Utility Bill?

Online - webpayments.ci.sanger.ca.us/EdenWeb/  -  Visa or Mastercard

USPS Mail - 1700 7th Street, Sanger, CA 93657  - Check, Money order or Certified Funds (no cash)

City's Drop Box - City Hall's parking lot drive-thru area  -  Check, Money Order or Certified Funds (no cash

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• Water, sewer and garbage services will continue without interruption. 

• Open or cancel utility service by emailing the City at water@ci.sanger.ca.us.

• No new late-penalty fees during this emergency closure.

• No water service shutoffs for non-payment during this emergency closure.

• Submit business license applications by mail, by email, or drop the invoice and payment in the drop box.

PARKS & RECREATION ∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 2 or recinfo@ci.sanger.ca.us

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• All Parks & Recreation activities are canceled during the emergency closure.

• The City is not taking reservations for parks or facilities during the emergency closure.

BUILDING, PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT∙ (559) 876-6300, Option 6

How are services changing during the emergency closure?

• The City will continue to accept and process applications and projects.

• Make fee payments using a check or money order by mail or place the invoice and payment in the drop box.

• Use the contacts below for questions or needs related to these specific services:

Planning & Entitlement Applications  -  (559) 876-6300, Ext. 1540 - dbrletic@ci.sanger.ca.us 

Building Permit Applications  -  (559) 876-6300, ext. 1570 - dsylvester@ci.sanger.ca.us

Building Inspections  -  (559) 876-6300, ext. 1570 - dsylvester@ci.sanger.ca.us

Code Enforcement (compliant basis) - (559) 876-6300, ext. 4002 - codeenforcement@ci.sanger.ca.us

Emergency Order Bar Closure

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

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To protect the health of the public and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, Bars within the City of Sanger are closed until further notice subject to the following order.

As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers invested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

Bar Definition: Any establishment possessing any type of California Alcoholic Beverage Control license permitting beer, wine, or distilled spirits for on–site consumption.

1) Bars shall be closed.

2) Exception to Bar Closure: Bars that are currently authorized to provide off sale beer and wine to be consumed off premises are allowed to continue with off premises consumption sales.

3) Bars that prepare meals in a full kitchen may provide meals through drive through services and pick-up/delivery options but are still subject to bar closure for on–site alcohol and meal consumption.

4) No temporary California Alcoholic Beverage Control license shall be authorized by the City.

5) The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.

6) The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.

7) If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.

8) This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.

9) Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation. Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services: Tim Chapa, City Manager, March 20, 2020

Emergency Order Restaurant Closure

Effective 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020

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To protect the health of the public and to conform to the statewide “shelter in place” order, Restaurants within the City of Sanger are closed until further notice subject to the following order.

As the Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Sanger City Code Chapter 26, Article I, and by the powers invested in me by Sanger City Code Section 26–6, I hereby issue the following orders, to be effective immediately and for so long as the City’s declared emergency is in effect related to COVID-19:

1) Restaurant Definition: Any establishment that sells food for consumption on–premises.

2) Restaurants that offer on–premises dining are prohibited from allowing consumption of food on–premises. Delivery, drive through, and pick–up options are allowed.

3) Food trucks shall follow social distancing of 6 feet per person for non–family members and limit the number of people in lines.

4) The Sanger Police Department and Sanger Code Enforcement Division shall enforce this Order.

5) The Order shall be subject to amendment or repeal at any time, and shall not be deemed to confer any contractual obligations, property rights, or assume any City liability.

6) If any provision of this Order or its application to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, then the reminder of the Order, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Order are severable.

7) This Order shall be immediately translated into Spanish, and accommodations made for all disabled persons to read its contents; it shall also be distributed to all local media and made prominently available on the City’s website.

8) Sanger Police Department, Sanger Code Enforcement Department, and other law enforcement authorities cooperating with the City of Sanger, are hereby authorized and charged, to the extent provided by law, with the responsibility of enforcing this regulation. Any violations of this regulations shall be punished as provided in Sanger City Code Section 1–7.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Director of Emergency Services

Tim Chapa, City Manager, March 20, 2020

Statewide Order To stay At Home

• March 19, 2020

• Tonight, the State of California announced a statewide order for residents to stay at home, except for essential services. The City of Sanger has every expectation that businesses and residents in our city will comply with the measures and we will follow the State’s guidelines in enforcement.

What’s open?

Essential services listed in the order include:

• Hospitals and medical offices

• Gas stations

• Pharmacies

• Food: Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants

• Banks

• Laundromats/laundry services

• To our best understanding, business sectors supporting those services remain operational (e.g. Transportation, manufacturing, supply chains, etc.), but we will clarify further

CITY OF SANGER

The City of Sanger will continue to provide the essential services, including but not limited to:

• Police and Fire Services

• Public Utilities including water, sewage, and trash pickup

What’s Closed?

• Dine-in restaurants

• Bars and nightclubs

• Entertainment venues

• Gyms and fitness studios

• Public events and gatherings

The Order is in place until further notice.  

To view the State’s order please see:

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/


Proclamation of Local Emergency 

March 17, 2020

The Sanger City Council voted to proclaim the existence of a local emergency within the City of Sanger due to the imminent and proximate threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The action took place during a Special Council Meeting on March 17, 2020, following similar actions by the County of Fresno and many other cities across the state.

The declaration of local emergency will allow the City to more effectively respond to the growing health emergency and prepares for the possibility of federal and state reimbursement of emergency costs.

Click Here to view full proclamation