††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

 

†† 01 / 14/ 2002

 

SUBJECT:Resolution #2002-R-005

 

Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for $1,412,546.99 to fund the Laredo Narcotics Task Force.CJD will designate $1,059,410.24 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $353,136.75 for a total amount of $1,412,546.99.This funding will be used to pay salaries, direct operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003.

 

INITIATED BY:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† STAFF SOURCE:

Larry Dovalina††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Agustin Dovalina III

City Manager††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Chief of Police

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

None

 

 

ACTION PROPOSED:

That City Council pass this Resolution.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The City of Laredo has been the Grantee agency for the past 14 years of the Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force.The Task Force works together with the other Government Agencies and enforces Federal and State narcotics laws in the City of Laredo, and the counties of Webb, Zapata, and La Salle.

 

This grant pays for salaries, benefits, and direct operating expenses.Overtime Expenses are requested from the program income that has been generated from the seizure of funds.

 

 

 

 

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FINANCIAL:††† CJD will designate $1,059,410.24 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $353,136.75 for a total amount of $1,412,546.99

 

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RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

STAFF:

Staff recommends that this Resolution be†††† passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution #2002-R-005

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for $1,412,546.99 to fund the Laredo Narcotics Task Force.CJD will designate $1,059,410.24 and the City of Laredo and participating agencies will designate $353,136.75 for a total amount of $1,412,546.99.This funding will be used to pay salaries, direct operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003.

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Whereas, the City Council previously adopted the budget for fiscal year 2001-2002; and

 

††††††††††† Whereas, grant funds are awarded through the Governorís Office Criminal Justice Division; and

 

††††††††††††††† Whereas, the Chief of Police recommends the submission of this grant application which will be used to pay the salaries, overtime, fringe benefits, indirect operating expenses and to purchase equipment; and

 

Whereas, 100% of the matching funds for this program will be paid proportionally by all corresponding agencies based on number of participants.

 

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 RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:Authorizing the City Manager to submit a grant application with the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division to fund the Laredo Narcotics Task Force.This funding will be used to pay salaries, direct operating expenses, and the purchase of equipment from June 1, 2002 through May 31, 2003.

 

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS THE _______ DAY OF _________________, 2002.

 

 

 

_______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

_______________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY