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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM 18

Meeting Date: February 12, 2002

Subject/Title: Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a DUI Enhanced Enforcement program

Submitted by: Finance: K. Wahl
Police: M. Davies/K. King

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds to the California Office of Traffic Safety for a DUI Enhanced Enforcement Program

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
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, alcohol and other drugs, occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, emergency medical services, and traffic records and roadway safety. Grants may be for assistance in mitigating traffic safety program deficiencies, expansion of an ongoing activity, or development of a new program. 

The Police Department proposes to submit an application requesting funding to aid in the enforcement of alcohol and drug related offenses, specifically for a DUI Enhanced Enforcement Program. This program will include specialized community enforcement, education and public information and youth programs. The 24-month project goals include reduction in the number of alcohol-related injury and fatal collisions as well as the reduction in the involvement of habitual DUI offenders. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The grant proposal will request $217,470 from this program. There is no required match for the program; however, staff time will count as an in-kind match, for example; the supplemental personnel staffing DUI checkpoints would be funded by the Police Department. 


Attachment:
Resolution 

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY (OTS) FOR A DUI ENHANCED ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

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 (TES-21) for projects designed to address traffic safety priority areas; and

WHEREAS, a resolution is necessary to authorize application for grant funding, authorizing 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 Chief of Police 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 12th day of February, 2002 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES: 
ABSENT: 
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Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor
ATTEST:

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Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk

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