COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

   04  / 07   / 2003 

 

 

SUBJECT:    Final Reading 2003-O-082

 

Public Hearing to appropriate and amend the City of Laredo’s annual budget by increasing the revenue and expenditure appropriations in the amount of $1,440,000 for the lease purchase of 60 police sedans for the Laredo Police Department.  The vehicles will be purchased from the Police Trust Fund.        

INITIATED BY:                                                STAFF SOURCE:

Cynthia Collazo                                                 Agustin Dovalina,III                                         

Assistant City Manager                                                   Chief of Police                                                  

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

  Public Hearing / Introductory Ordinance was passed on March 24, 2003.

 

 

ACTION PROPOSED:

 That this Final Reading be passed by City Council.

 

 

BACKGROUND: 

The primary purpose of the Department’s Forfeiture Program is to deter crime by depriving criminal of the profits and proceeds of their illegal activities and to weaken criminal enterprises by removing the instruments of crime.  An ancillary purpose of the program is to enhance cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies through the equitable sharing of federal forfeiture proceeds.

 

Furthermore, the Laredo Police Department will be acquiring 60 police sedans on a lease to purchase program.  The purpose for City Council action is to account for the capital gain and the capital expense during this year budget.  Funding to pay for these vehicles is available through the trust fund.

 

 

FINANCIAL:                                                                                   

                                                                               Budget                       Proposed

                                            Budget                     Amendment                   Budget

Revenues:

 

Lease Capital Proceeds

Acct. # 665-0000-395-0100     -0-                       $ 1,440,000               $ 1,440,000

 

Expenditures:

 

Capital Outlay

 Acct. #665-0000-525-9004                                 $ 1,440,000               $ 1,440,000

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

STAFF:

 Recommend that this ordinance be passed.

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE  2003-O-082

 

Public Hearing to appropriate and amend the City of Laredo’s annual budget by increasing the revenue and expenditure appropriations in the amount of $1,440,000 for the lease purchase of 60 police sedans for the Laredo Police Department.  The vehicles will be purchased from the Police Trust Fund.                               

        

Whereas,  the City of Laredo previously adopted the budget for fiscal year 2002-03; and

 

            Whereas,  the Chief of Police recommends that the budget be amended; and

           

Whereas,  the revenues are made available due to the increase of seized funds; and

 

Whereas,  the increase of funds will not affect the general fund; and 

                                                     

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

 

Section 1: The City of Laredo’s annual budget shall be, and hereby is amended by increasing the revenue and expenditure appropriations in the amount of $1,440,000 for the lease purchase of 60 police sedans for the Laredo Police Department.  The vehicles will be purchased from the Police Trust Fund. 

 

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

 

 

 

City of Laredo

Police Department 1998-1999 Annual Budget

 

 

FINANCIAL:                       

 

 

                                                                           Proposed                     Proposed

                                      Amended                      Amended                       Budget

                                        Budget                         Budget                      Amendment

Opening Balance          $  808,142                     $ 808,142                                0

 

Revenues                      $  526,357                     $ 526,357                                0

 

Total Revenues             $1,334,499                    $1,334,499                              0

 

Expenditures

Materials & Supplies      $     66,216                     $     94,279               $    28,063

Capital Outlay                $   373,443                     $   897,400               $  523,957

Dept Service                  $   120,268                     $   159,978               $    39,710

Reserves Appro.            $     28,205                     $     38,495               $    10,290

Other

Total Expenses              $  588,132                      $ 1,190,152               $  602,020

 

Closing Balance             $  746,367                      $   144,347                $            0