COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

    02 / 03  / 2003 

 

 

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING #2003-0-029

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $77,300 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force Intelligence Initiative. The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will now be designating $1,075,415 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $427,644 in matching funds for a total amount of $1,503,059.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from December 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003; and accepting the supplemental grant in the same amount.

 

 

INITIATED BY:                                              STAFF SOURCE:

 Larry Dovalina                                              Agustin Dovalina

 City Manager                                                Chief of Police

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

 Resolution #2003-R-005 was approved by City Council on 1/13/03.

 

 

ACTION PROPOSED:

 That City Council pass this ordinance.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The City of Laredo has been the Grantee agency for the past 13 years of the Laredo Multi

Agency Narcotics Task Force.  The Task Force works together with all law enforcement agencies to enforce Federal and State narcotics laws in the City of Laredo, and the counties

of Webb, and Zapata. This grant pays for salaries, benefits, direct operating expenses and equipment. 

  

 

FINANCIAL:

 

 

See Attached Forms:

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that this ordinance be passed.

 

 

 

 


 

  ORDINANCE # 2003-0-029

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $77,300 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force Intelligence Initiative. The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will now be designating $1,075,415 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $427,644 in matching funds for a total amount of $1,503,059.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from December 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003; and accepting the supplemental grant in the same amount.

 

 

Whereas, the City Council previously adopted the budget for fiscal year 2002-2003; and

 

            Whereas, grant funds are awarded through the Governor’s Office Criminal Justice Division; and

  

Whereas, the Chief of Police recommends the approval of the budget; and

 

Whereas, the total amount of the grant is now $1,075,415 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies are designating $427,644 in match funds for a total funding of $1,503,059 to fund the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force; and

 

               Whereas, in the event of loss or misuse of CJD funds, the governing body assures that the funds will be returned to CJD in full.

 

            Whereas, the City Manager is authorized to amend the current number of full-time equivalent positions from 11.5 to12.5 with the addition of 1 police officer position.

                                                      

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:  The Laredo Narcotics Task Force 2002-2003 supplemental grant be accepted in the amount of $77,300.

 

Section 2:  The City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 Annual Budget is hereby amended in the amount of $77,300 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force Intelligence Initiative.  The Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division will be designating $1,075,415, the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $427,644.  Funding will be used to pay salaries, fringe benefits, direct operating expenses, and equipment from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003.

 

Section 3:  The City Manager is hereby authorized to amend the City of Laredo’s Full-Time Equivalent positions by creating 1 police officer position, which will be grant funded.

 


 

Full Time Equivalents:

 

Current Full Time Equivalents               FTE Changes                 New Full Time Equivalents

 

(2) Sergeants                                                N/A                                (2) Sergeants

(4) Investigators                                           N/A                                (4) Investigators

(3) Officers                                              +  1 Officer                         (4) Officers

(1) Administrative Asst.  II                         N/A                                (1) Admin. Asst. II

(1) Admin. Sec.                                             N/A                                (1) Admin. Sec.

(.5) Custodian_____                           _____N/A___________         (.5) Custodian__________      

 

Total   11.5   FTE’s                         Total   1   FTE’s             Total   12.5   FTE’s

 

The FTE’s for the Narcotics Task Force grant (dept/div. 2307) are two (2) LPD Sergeants, four (4) LPD Investigators, four (4) LPD officers, one (1) Administrative Assistant II, one (1) Administrative Secretary and (½) of one custodian in City of Laredo Fund #224. These positions are to be coded to department division account #224-2307 beginning June 1, 2002, through May 31, 2003. 

 

Financial:   The proposed budget amendment is as follows:

 

2002 – 2003 Narcotics Task Force Grant # DB-02-A10-12039-04

           

                                                                ORIGINAL             AMENDED                 BUDGET

                                                                  BUDGET                   BUDGET       AMENDMENT

 

Personnel                                                         -                           1,149,957                     -

 

Contractual Services                                         -                                13,500                      -

 

Materials and Supplies                          -                              154,436                      -

 

Machinery and Equipment                                 -_____                      15,000                       ______

 

                            TOTALS                             -                           1,332,893                 1,332,893

 

  


 

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS THE _______ DAY OF _________________, 2003.

 

 

 

______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

_______________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY