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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19

Meeting Date: September 13, 2005

Subject/Title: Approve Resolution authorizing the City of Brentwood to accept monies from the State COPS program, and to expend the funds for law enforcement purposes

Prepared by: Kelli Brown, Executive Assistant to Chief of Police

Submitted by: Michael R. Davies, Chief of Police

RECOMMENDATION
Approve Resolution authorizing the City of Brentwood to accept monies from the State COPS (Citizens Option for Public Safety) program, in order to fund frontline law enforcement needs, including equipment and programs necessary to meet those needs.

PREVIOUS ACTION
In October of 2004, the City Council adopted a Resolution accepting $100,000 in State COPS funding.

BACKGROUND

In 1996 AB 3229 was enacted as part of the State budget, which allowed cities to receive State monies for public safety “front lines operations.” The City has since received funding every year from the State, through the County’s Contra Costa Supplemental Law Enforcement Oversight Committee. To satisfy the requirement of AB 3229, a public hearing is required each year in order to allow discussion of the expenditure of those funds. It is anticipated that $100,000 in State funds for FY 05/06 will be transferred to Brentwood again this year. Last fiscal year the Police Department used a large portion of the money to purchase a mobile emergency command center.

Expenditures this fiscal year will be focused primarily on officer equipment, community policing projects, and enhancing and expanding wireless communications.

FISCAL IMPACT
The State would provide $100,000 to the Brentwood Police Department for front line law enforcement expenditures.

Attachment:
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF MONIES FROM THE STATE CITIZENS OPTION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY (COPS) PROGRAM, AND TO EXPEND THE FUNDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES

WHEREAS, the State of California COPS program provides monies for funding frontline law enforcement needs; and

WHEREAS, the Contra Costa Supplemental Law Enforcement Oversight Committee has been charged with administering the money to local law enforcement agencies; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is eligible to receive monies for the FY 05/06 budget, it is anticipated these funds will be used for officer equipment, community policing projects, and enhancing and expanding wireless communications.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood authorizes acceptance and expenditure of the monies for the aforementioned purposes.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on September 13, 2005, by the following vote:

AYES:
NOES:
ABSENT:
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Brian Swisher
Mayor

ATTEST:
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Margaret Wimberly, CMC
City Clerk

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