Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0849    Version: 1 Name: PD - 2014 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/16/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/1/2013 Final action: 10/1/2013
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents to receive and expend grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the 2014 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program; and increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR) in the Police Department (PD) by $203,000. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Police
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 100113-C-6sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all necessary documents to receive and expend grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety for the 2014 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program; and increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund (SR) in the Police Department (PD) by $203,000. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Recently, the Long Beach Police Department was awarded grant funding for the fifth consecutive year for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant in the amount of $203,000 from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The goal of the grant is to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in crashes involving alcohol, speed, red light violations, and other primary collision factors. “Best practice” strategies will be conducted on an overtime basis. The funded strategies include DUI saturation patrols to apprehend drunk drivers, warrant service operations targeting DUI violators who failed to appear in court or violate probation, stakeouts, a “HOT Sheet” program and court stings. These strategies are designed to earn media attention thus enhancing the overall deterrent effect.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Gary Anderson on September 9, 2013 and Budget Management Officer Victoria Bell on September 10, 2013.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
City Council action on this matter is requested on October 1, 2013, to expedite use of the grant funds.

FISCAL IMPACT
As the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant is currently unbudgeted, an appropriation increase in the General Grants fund (SR 120) in the Police Department (PD) in the amount of $203,000 is included in the recommendation. Grant revenues will offset the expense appropriation and the grant does not require matching funds. There is no impact to the General fund and no local job impact associated with the recommended action.

SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.

Respectfully Submitted,
JIM McDONNELL
CHIEF OF POLICE



APPROVED...

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