COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

04/21/03

 

SUBJECT: FINAL READING 2003-O-094

 

Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $65,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation for the enforcement of the seat belt law and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 02-03 Annual Budget in the amount of $65,000. This grant is for overtime salaries and is funded 100% by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

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 Texas Department of Transportation has made a grant entitled Click It or Ticket available to the Laredo Police Department. The grant will pay for overtime salaries for police officers for the enforcement of the seat belt law during May 19,2003 – June 1, 2003 and November 18, 2003 – December 1, 2003. Public information materials will also be available under this grant.

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL:

 

Revenues:                                Budget                         Proposed Budget                     Budget Amendment

 

TxDoT/Memorial Day                     -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

           Thanksgiving

Expenditures:

Overtime                                      -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

Total Expenditures                        -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

 

STAFF:

 

Recommends that Council approve this Ordinance.

 

 

ORDINANCE  2003-O-094

 

Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant in the amount of $65,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation for the enforcement of the seat belt law and authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 02-03 Annual Budget in the amount of $65,000. This grant is for overtime salaries and is funded 100% by the Texas Department of Transportation.

 

                Whereas, there is available to the City of Laredo a grant entitled Click It or Ticket from the Texas Department of Transportation for a program which would pay for overtime salaries for off duty police officers for the enforcement of the seat belt law during May 19, 2003 – June 1, 2003 and November 18, 2003 – December 1, 2003; and

 

            Whereas, The Grant becomes effective on May 1, 2003, or on the date of final signature, whichever is later, and ends on December 31, 2003; and

 

            Whereas, the Police Chief Recommends that the Council authorize acceptance of a grant for such a program in the amount of $65,000 for fiscal year 2002/2003; and

 

                Whereas, the City Council finds that such acceptance 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: It authorize the City Manager to accept a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $65,000 for the enforcement of the seat belt law during May 19, 2003 through June 1, 2003, and November 18, 2003 through December 1, 2003.

 

Section 2: It authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents to achieve said grant and to effectuate its terms.

 

Section 3:  Financial - The proposed budget amendment is as follows:

 

Revenues:                                 Budget                          Proposed Budget               Budget Amendment

 

TxDot/Memorial Day                      -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

 

Expenditures:

Overtime                                      -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

Total Expenditures                        -0-                                  $65,000                                     $65,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

                                                                                   

 

 

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                                                                                                                ELIZABETH G. FLORES

                                                                                    CITY MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

____________________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

____________________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY