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File #: 19-465    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/7/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 9/16/2019 Final action: 9/16/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $80,000 in Grant Funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety to Conduct DUI Checkpoints, DUI Saturation Patrols, Distracted Driving Enforcement, Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement, Seat Belt Enforcement, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement, Traffic Safety Enforcement, Along with Conducting Assemblies for Middle Schools, and Purchasing Children Bicycle Helmets as Part of the 2019 California Office of Traffic Safety Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant REPORT IN BRIEF Considers accepting grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $80,000 from the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant to conduct DUI Checkpoints, DUI Saturation Patrols, Distracted Driving Enforcement, Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement, Seat Belt Enforcement, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement, Traffic Safety Enforcement, along with conducting assemblies for middle schools, and purchasing children bicy...
Attachments: 1. OTS STEP Grant Agreement/Award.pdf

Report Prepared by: Lance Eber, Crime Analyst, Police Department

Title
SUBJECT: Authorization to Accept $80,000 in Grant Funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety to Conduct DUI Checkpoints, DUI Saturation Patrols, Distracted Driving Enforcement, Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement, Seat Belt Enforcement, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement, Traffic Safety Enforcement, Along with Conducting Assemblies for Middle Schools, and Purchasing Children Bicycle Helmets as Part of the 2019 California Office of Traffic Safety Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers accepting grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety offered to the Merced Police Department in the amount of $80,000 from the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant to conduct DUI Checkpoints, DUI Saturation Patrols, Distracted Driving Enforcement, Pedestrian/Bicycle Enforcement, Seat Belt Enforcement, Motorcycle Safety Enforcement, Traffic Safety Enforcement, along with conducting assemblies for middle schools, and purchasing children bicycle helmets.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Accepting the grant and increasing the revenue budget in account 035-1016-324.01-02 by $80,000; and,

B. Appropriating the same to Fund 035-Police Office of Traffic Safety Grant Fund; and,

C. Approving the use of pooled cash until reimbursement from the grant is received; and,

D. Authorizing the City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

Body
ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by Staff; or,
2. Deny; or,
3. Refer back to Staff for reconsideration of specific items.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
Background

The Merced Police Department (MPD) first received this same grant funding beginning in October 2007. This upcoming grant funding/award will be our eleventh year that the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has...

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