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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 17

Meeting Date: July 24, 2007

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign a Joint Powers Agreement among the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and the Cities of the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa forming the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority

Prepared by: Brian Strock, Police Captain

Submitted by: Mark Evenson, Chief of Police


RECOMMENDATION

Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign a Joint Powers Agreement among the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and the Cities of the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa forming the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority.

PREVIOUS ACTION

On April 24, 2007 the City Council of the City of Brentwood approved and authorized the City Manager to sign a letter of intent to support the formation of the East Bay Regional Communications System (ECBRS) governed by a Joint Powers Authority for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Also, the resolution authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support to the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors for establishing the EBCRS. The City Council directed that $13,000 be allocated as a good faith contribution toward the EBCRS.

BACKGROUND

Representative from the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa along with the Cities of the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa have been working together for over three years to put together a regional communications system. A governance model was created which includes establishing a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to manage the system. The working group that has been meeting monthly regarding the regional communications system has determined that the formation of the JPA is necessary to move the project along. The formation of the JPA will enhance the opportunity for receiving current and future grants. The JPA will manage the overall system implementation and operations while providing a voice on the board for all users. The JPA Board will consist of twenty-three (23) members including:

(1) Alameda County Board of Supervisors
(1) Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
(1) Alameda County Police Chiefs Association (to be selected by the Association)
(1) Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association (to be selected by the Association)
(1) Alameda County Fire Chiefs Association (to be selected by the Association)
(1) Contra Costa County Fire Chiefs Association (to be selected by the Association)
(1) Special District (to be selected by the Association)
(1) Alameda County Administrator
(1) Contra Costa County Administrator
(1) Alameda County Sheriff
(1) Contra Costa County Sheriff
(3) Alameda County City Managers (to be selected by the Association)
(3) Contra Costa County City Managers (to be selected by the Association)
(3) Alameda County Elected Officials (to be selected by the Mayor’s Conference)
(3) Contra Costa County Elected Officials (to be selected by the Mayor’s Conference)

As of June 22, 2007 the following Contra Costa County jurisdictions have either approved the letter of intent or adopted the Joint Powers Agreement:

Contra Costa County: Approved letter of intent and adopted JPA
Antioch: Approved letter of intent
Brentwood: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA on July 24, 2007
Clayton: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA on July 17, 2007
Concord: Approved letter of intent
Danville: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA on July 3, 2007
El Cerrito: Approved letter of intent and adopted the JPA
Hercules: Approved letter of intent
Lafayette: Approved letter of intent
Martinez: Adopted the JPA
Moraga: Approved letter of intent
Oakley: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA on July 9, 2007
Pittsburg: Approved letter of intent
Pinole: Approved letter of intent
Pleasant Hill: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA, July 2 or 16, 2007
Richmond: Consideration of letter of intent on June 28, 2007
San Pablo: Approved letter of intent and adopted JPA
San Ramon: Approved letter of intent and consideration of adoption of JPA on June 28, 2007
Walnut Creek: Approved letter of intent
San Ramon Fire: Approved letter of intent

FISCAL IMPACT

Although the cost of the system has been estimated at $60 million, the actual cost remains uncertain. As the project moves forward and more jurisdictions adopt the JPA, the cost to each jurisdiction will decrease as there will be more entities sharing the infrastructure costs. Each jurisdiction will be responsible for purchasing their own radios for use on the system. When the actual costs have been determined, a staff report will be brought back to the City Council for approval.

Attachments:

1. Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the EBRCS Authority
2. Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT AMONG THE COUNTIES OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA AND CITIES OF THE COUNTIES OF ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA FORMING THE EAST BAY REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AUTHORITY


WHEREAS, on April 24, 2007, the City Council of the City of Brentwood passed a Resolution approving and authorizing the City Manager to sign a letter of intent to support the formation of the East Bay Regional Communications System governed by a Joint Powers Authority; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood has reviewed the proposed joint powers agreement among the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and Cities of the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa forming the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (the “Agreement”); and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood desires to approve the Agreement forming the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority (the “Authority”); and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby approves and authorizes the City Manager to sign the Agreement forming the Authority.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 24th of July, 2007 by the following vote:
 

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