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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 14

Meeting Date: June 26, 2007

Subject/Title: Resolution approving, and authorizing the City Manager to sign Amendment NO.1 to extend and amend professional services between the City of Brentwood and the Contra Costa County District Attorney for a Community Based Prosecutor for an additional year.

Prepared by: James Martinez, Lieutenant Brentwood Police Department

Submitted by: Mark Evenson, Chief of Police

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving, and authorizing the City Manager to sign Amendment NO.1 to extend and amend professional services between the City of Brentwood and the Contra Costa County District Attorney for a Community Based Prosecutor for an additional year.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On May 9, 2006, the City Council of the City of Brentwood passed, approved, and adopted the original Community Based Prosecutor Program Agreement.


BACKGROUND
A Community Based Prosecutor works out of the Police Department to build the history on the deminimus misdemeanor cases that do not normally get charged by the District Attorney’s office due to the lack of history and neighborhood impact. The Community Based Prosecutor reviews such cases and flags them for special handling at the District Attorney’s office. The cases are flagged in the District Attorney’s Case Management System so that they will generate their own calendar for the Community Based Prosecutor to track. Furthermore, the Community Based Prosecutor works on an as needed basis to be available to the officers of the Brentwood Police Department as an advisor on cases not yet filed. Lastly, the Community Based Prosecutor works to educate the judiciary on the impact of quality of life crimes in the City of Brentwood and the need to deal strongly with community troublemakers. The Community Based Prosecutor educates the neighborhoods on the actions they can take, and the role of all parts of the criminal justice system. The Community Based Prosecutor also educates other deputy district attorneys about the concerns of the community in the handling of the cases that are traditionally considered to be minor cases. The attached Amendment NO.1 extends the Agreement for a period of one year.

FISCAL IMPACT
The 2007/2008 fiscal year impact of this service agreement is $123,270. It is anticipated that the Community Based Prosecutor will devote half-time (50% FTE) of service to the City of Brentwood. This contractual service is budgeted for in the Police Departments 2007/2008 fiscal budget year.

Attachments:
Resolution
Amendment NO.1
Exhibit “A”


RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD
APPROVING, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN,
AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO EXTEND AND AMEND THE AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AND THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR A COMMUNITY BASED PROSECUTOR FOR
AN ADDITIONAL YEAR.

WHEREAS, on May 9, 2006 the City of Brentwood (“City”), City Council approved
an agreement with the Contra Costa County District Attorney for Community Based
Prosecutor Services (the “Agreement”).

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor works out of the Brentwood Police Department to build the history on the deminimus misdemeanor cases that do not normally get charged by the District Attorney’s office due to the lack of history and neighborhood impact; and

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor reviews such cases and flags them for special handling at the District Attorney’s office; and

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor works on an as needed basis to be available to the officers of the Brentwood Police Department as an advisor on cases not yet filed; and

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor works to educate the judiciary on the impact of quality of life crimes in the City of Brentwood and the need to deal strongly with community troublemakers; and

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor educates the neighborhoods on the actions they can take, and the role of all parts of the criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, the Community Based Prosecutor educates other deputy district attorneys about the concerns of the community in the handling of the cases that are traditionally considered to be minor cases and assist the Brentwood Police Department as set forth in Exhibit “A”, which a copy is attached hereto.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
approves, and authorizes the City Manager to sign Amendment NO.1 to extend and
amend the Agreement for an additional year.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a meeting held on the 26th day of June 2007 by the following vote:



 

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