COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

03/ 03 / 03

 

SUBJECT:    Final Reading / Ordinance #2003-0-062

 

Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City of Laredo and U.S. Customs Service, Special Agent in Charge, San Antonio, Texas for the purpose of receiving reimbursable costs for overtime incurred by the Laredo Police Department in providing overtime resources for joint operational task forces.  The life of this agreement is from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2005.  These funds will be reimbursed at no cost to the city.  The total reimbursable overtime amount allowed is $13,000 per officer per fiscal year for seven narcotics officers (October – September).  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2002-2003 budget in the amount of $91,000.

 

INITIATED BY:                                                STAFF SOURCE:

Larry Dovalina                                                 Agustin Dovalina,III

City Manager                                                   Chief of Police                                                 

 

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

 None.

 

 

ACTION PROPOSED:

 

That this Ordinance be passed and approved.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The Laredo Police Department Narcotics Unit has worked in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service for the past 8 years for the purpose of targeting high profile narcotics traffickers and money launderers.  

 

 

FINANCIAL:

 

Revenues:

 

US Customs Service               $91,000

 

Expenditures:

 

Overtime                                 $91,000

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

STAFF:

Recommends that Council approve this Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE #2003-0-062

 

 

Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement between the City of Laredo and U.S. Customs Service, Special Agent in Charge, San Antonio, Texas for the purpose of receiving reimbursable costs for overtime incurred by the Laredo Police Department in providing overtime resources for joint operational task forces.  The life of this agreement is from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2005.  These funds will be reimbursed at no cost to the city.  The total reimbursable overtime amount allowed is $13,000 per officer per fiscal year for seven narcotics officers (October – September).  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2002-2003 budget in the amount of $91,000.

 

Whereas, an agreement with the United States Customs Service will fund overtime for police officers to work in conjunction with federal agents; and   

 

Whereas, the Chief of Police recommends that the city council authorize the approval of this overtime agreement; and

 

            Whereas, the City Council finds that such a budget amendment should be made and will be beneficial to the City.

 

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

 

 

Section 1:  The City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into an overtime agreement with the United States Customs Service.

 

Section 2:  The life of the agreement runs from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2005.  

 

Section 3:  The City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 annual budget is hereby amended in the amount of $91,000 to fund an overtime budget of $13,000 for seven individual police narcotics officers.  This overtime will be reimbursed to the city at a percentage of 100%.

 

 

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

 

 

                                                                                   

 

____________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

CITY MAYOR

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

_____________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

_____________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY