CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: December 12, 2000
Subject/Title: Code Enforcement Grant Application
Submitted by: Community Development: Mitch Oshinsky
and Louis R. Kidwell
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Authorize the City Manager to execute in the name of the City of Brentwood,
an application, agreement and other instruments necessary to apply for a Code
On September 24, the Governor of the State of California signed into law Assembly
Bill1383. This legislation established The Code Enforcement Incentive Program
(CEIP), a three-year grant program for community code enforcement.
The aim of this program is to make funds available as a matching grant to cities
to increase staffing dedicated to local code enforcement. The City presently
has one Code Enforcement Officer and clerical support. Salaries and overhead
for present staff constitute matching funds required for this program. There
will be no budgetary increases necessary for this program.
With the present staffing level, the majority of the time is spent on reacting
to complaints from the public. If the City is successful in securing grant
funding through this program, we will hire an additional Code Enforcement Officer
and secure additional clerical support. The additional staffing will allow
the City to vigorously move our predominately reactive code enforcement program
into a more proactive one.
The requested grant amount for the three-year program is approximately $150,000.
Because of the grant nature of this position the City would enter into an employment
agreement with the potential employee for the period of the grant term. Separate
Council action would occur prior to making this a permanent City position.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF A CODE ENFORCEMENT
GRANT APPLICATION INCURRING AN OBLIGATION, AND THE EXECUTION OF A
GRANT AGREEMENT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is a public entity established
under the laws of California and empowered to enter into an agreement
to receive State funds to promote code enforcement efforts and to
commit to providing annual matching funds or reserves; and
WHEREAS, the California Department of Housing and Community
Development is authorized to make grants to assist with code enforcement
WHEREAS, the City wishes to obtain from the State a grant
for assisting with code enforcement activities and intends to offer
matching funds and resources as identified in its application.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
1. The City may submit to the State an application for a Code Enforcement Incentive
Program (CEIP) grant for use in the City.
2. If the application is approved, the City is hereby authorized to incur an
obligation to provide matching funds or resources in any amount no less from
the amount approved by the State and to enter into a grant agreement with the
State for the purposes set forth in the application and approved by the State.
It also may execute a contract and other instruments necessary or required
by the State to govern and secure the match obligation, the performance obligation,
and the State funding commitment.
3. The City is further authorized to request amendments, including, but not
limited to, funding increases in amounts approved by the State, and to execute
any and all documents required by the State to govern and secure these amendments.
4. The City authorizes the City Manager, to execute in the name of the City,
the application and the agreement, and other instruments necessary or required
by the State for the making and securing of the grant, and any amendments thereto.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
at a regular meeting held December 12, 2000 by the following vote: