COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

05 / 19  / 2003 

 

 

SUBJECT:  Final Reading  2003-0-117

 

Accepting a grant awarded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in the amount of $688,313 at no cost to the city; and amending the City of Laredo FY 2003 Financial Task Force Budget in the amount of $83,484 to fund the Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force and amend the Special Police Budget in the amount of $5,040 to fund the STX Multi-Agency Drug Related Corruption Task Force. Funds will be used to pay personnel salaries, travel and operational expenses beginning January 1,2003 through December 31, 2003. Also, authorizing the City Manger to amend the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE’s) for account #223-2309 by deleting one Secretary; grant should now reflect (1) one Sergeant, (1) one Investigator, (1) one Officer, and (1) one Administrative Assistant II.  Custodian position (.5) will now be funded in account #223-2313.

 

INITIATED BY:                                                 STAFF SOURCE:

Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager          Agustin Dovalina, III, Chief of Police

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

 

City Council Passed  the Public hearing / Introductory Ordinance  on May 5th,2003.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The City of Laredo has been the Grantee agency for the past twelve years for the South Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (ST HIDTA) Laredo Police Multi-Agency Financial Disruption Task Force.  The Task Force works together with other Local, State and Federal Agencies, with its main focus being the identification and disruption/dismantling of Major Drug Trafficking Organizations.

 

Funds under the original grant pay for personnel salaries, overtime, fringe benefits, travel and operating expenses. The grant is 100% federally funded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

 

  

 

FINANCIAL SECTION:  

 

See attachment.                   

                       

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Approval of this Public Hearing and Introductory Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE # 2003-0-117

 

Accepting a grant awarded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in the amount of $688,313 at no cost to the city; and amending the City of Laredo FY 2003 Financial Task Force Budget in the amount of $83,484 to fund the Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force and amend the Special Police Budget in the amount of $5,040 to fund the STX Multi-Agency Drug Related Corruption Task Force. Funds will be used to pay personnel salaries, travel and operational expenses beginning January 1,2003 through December 31, 2003. Also, authorizing the City Manger to amend the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE’s) for account #223-2309 by deleting one Secretary; grant should now reflect (1) one Sergeant, (1) one Investigator, (1) one Officer, and (1) one Administrative Assistant II.  Custodian position (.5) will now be funded in account #223-2313.

 

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

 

            Whereas, 100% of the grant funds are federally funded by the Office of the National Drug Control Policy through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; and

 

Whereas, funds will be used to pay personnel salaries for one (1) Laredo Police Sergeant, one (1) Laredo Police Investigator, one (1) Laredo Police Officer, two (2) Zapata County Attorney Investigators, one (1) Webb County Sheriff investigator, one (1) full-time Administrative Assistant II, and travel and operating expenses for the above, plus two (2) additional Investigators (DPS); and

 

 Whereas, the described transfer below are done pursuant to the requirements of Section 6.08 of the City Charter.

 

Whereas, the City of Laredo full time equivalents for 223-2309 should now reflect: (1) Sergeant, (1) Investigator, (1) Officer, and (1) Administrative Assistant II.

 

Whereas, the full time equivalents for 223-2312 should now reflect (3) county investigators

 

Whereas, the full time equivalents for 223-2313 should now reflect .05 of 1 City of Laredo custodian position

 

 

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

 

Section 1: The Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force and STX Multi-Agency Drug Related Public Corruption Task Force grant be accepted in the amount of $688,313.

 

Section 2: Amending the City of Laredo FY 2003 Financial Task Force Budget in the amount of $ 83,484 to fund the Laredo Financial Disruption Task Force and amend the Special Police Budget in the amount of $5,040 to fund the STX Multi-Agency Drug Related Public Corruption Task Force.  Funds will be used to pay for personnel salaries, travel and operational expenses beginning January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003.

 

Section 3: Authorizing the City Manger to amend the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE’s) for account #223-2309 by deleting one Secretary and .5 Custodian; grant should now reflect (1) one Sergeant, (1) one Investigator, (1) one Officer, and (1) one Administrative Assistant II. 

 

Section 4:  The full time equivalents for 223-2312 should now reflect (3) county investigators

 

Section 5:  The full time equivalents for 223-2313 should now reflect .5 (or half) of 1 City of Laredo custodian position


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:

 

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JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY