Recommendation to proceed with the restoration of Paramedic Rescue 12 and the reinstatement of Police Academy operations effective March 1, 2017, pursuant to the City Manager's proposal for additional restorations using Measure A.
The City Manager has proposed revisions to the Measure A spending plan in order to address the City Council's approved November 22, 2016 motion, which requested the City Manager to evaluate new and ongoing revenue sources and report back to the City Council on the feasibility of a short- and long-term plan for additional public safety restorations.
The Long Beach Police and Fire Departments' number one priorities, the restoration of Fire Engine 8 and the reestablishment of Police South Division, have been funded as part of the FY 17 budget process. In a February 1, 2017 report (Attachment A), the City Manager recommended the funding of the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments' next top priorities: the restoration of Paramedic Rescue 12 and the reinstatement of Police Academy Operations. These restorations would cost $1.5 million in FY 17 and $2.5 million in FY 18 and beyond.
These restorations will add an additional six firefighter and nine police officer positions, for a total of 35 sworn positions restored through Measure A to date. The City Manager has committed to exploring other new revenue sources as part of the FY 18 budget process in order to determine if additional public safety restorations can be made.
The additional cost in FY 17 will be covered by restructuring Measure A infrastructure spending per the City Manager's proposal.
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