CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 23, 2001
Subject/Title: Authorization to Apply for Grant Funding from
the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS)
Submitted by: Police: L. Shaw/K. King
Engineering: K. Wahl
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the
California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for Police Traffic Services and Speed
Grant funding is available from the California Office of Traffic Safety through
the National Highway Safety Act and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st
Century (TEA-21) for projects designed to address traffic safety priority areas.
These include police traffic services, occupant protection, assistance in mitigating
traffic safety program deficiencies and expansion of an ongoing activity.
The Police Department proposes to submit an application for funding for Police
Traffic Services to include radar speed enforcement program, additional dedicated
sworn motorcycle officer and motorcycle, radar display trailer, stationary
computerized street speed sensors and child safety seat distribution to families
who cannot afford them. The Department will also collaborate with community-based
organizations and work with them in partnership to promote traffic safety practices
in the community.
The project goals include:
§ Making City streets safer for pedestrians and vehicles, especially in construction,
maintenance and school zones
§ Avoid unnecessary installation of traffic control devices
§ Accurately evaluate existing and proposed speed zones
§ Reduce the number of injury, DUI, and fatal vehicular collisions
§ Increase compliance with Passenger Restraint Systems, thus reducing injuries
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL
OF A GRANT PROPOSAL TO THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS).
WHEREAS, grant funding is available from the California Office of Traffic
Safety through the National Highway Safety Act and the Transportation Equity
Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) for projects designed to address traffic
safety priority areas; and
WHEREAS, a resolution is necessary to authorize application for grant
funding, authorized a funding agreement if a grant is awarded and designating
the person authorized as the City’s representative.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
that an application for grant funding is hereby authorized for submittal to
the California Office of Traffic Safety.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief of Police is designated as the
City’s authorized representative for this grant program.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager is authorized to enter
into a funding agreement with the California Office of Traffic Safety if grant
funds are awarded
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
at a regular meeting held on the 23rd day of January, 2001 by the following