COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

    03 / 24  / 2003 

 

 

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING / ORDINANCE #2003-0-063

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $47,458 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of March 1, 2003 through May 31, 2003. 

 

 

INITIATED BY:                                                 STAFF SOURCE:

 Larry Dovalina                                                  Agustin Dovalina

 City Manager                                                    Chief of Police

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

    On August 19, 2002, City Council approved Final Reading #2002-0-213.

 

 

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 only.  Overtime expenses are being requested from the program income that has been generated from the seizure and forfeiture of currency.     

  

 

FINANCIAL:

 

 

See Attached Forms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

STAFF:

Staff recommends that this ordinance be passed.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE #2003-0-063

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $47,458 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.  Funding is available from the opening balance of the Narcotics Task Force Fund (224) and will be used to pay overtime and benefits for the period of March 1, 2003 through May 31, 2003. 

 

 

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 grant funds are utilized to by the Laredo Narcotics Task Force to interdict illegal drugs in Webb and Zapata Counties; and

 

            Whereas, the Laredo Narcotics Task Force interdiction program seizes illegal drug proceeds that is judicially forfeited; and

  

Whereas, the Chief of Police recommends the approval of the budget amendment and program income will be used to pay the additional overtime salaries and fringe benefits; 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.

 

                                                     

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

 

Section 1:  Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget in the amount of $47,458 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force. 

 

Section 2:  The City of Laredo’s 2002-2003 annual budget is hereby amended in the amount of $47,458 for the Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.

 

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                                                    1,281,523                  1,328,981                   47,458

 

Contractual Services                                           3,500                        3,500                   -

 

Travel                                                               28,000                      28,000                   -

 

Materials and Supplies                                      168,036                   168,036                  -

 

Machinery and Equipment                                 22,000                      22,000                   -______

 

                            TOTALS                        1,503,059                 1,550,517                   47,458

 

  

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