File #: 23-005    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/27/2022 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 3/6/2023 Final action: 3/6/2023
Title: SUBJECT: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Universal Protection Service, LP to Engage in Private Patrol Services REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Resolution granting and issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Universal Protections Service, LP. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2023-14, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Universal Protection Service, LP.
Attachments: 1. Business License Application.pdf, 2. Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licensing details for 14417, 3. Resolution 2023-14

Report Prepared by: Joey Perez, Lieutenant, Police Department

 

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SUBJECT: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Resolution Granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Universal Protection Service, LP to Engage in Private Patrol Services

 

REPORT IN BRIEF

Considers approving a Resolution granting and issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Universal Protections Service, LP.

 

RECOMMENDATION

City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2023-14, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Universal Protection Service, LP.

 

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ALTERNATIVES

1.  Approve as recommended by staff; or,

2.  Deny the recommendation; or,

3.  Modify the staff recommendation.

 

AUTHORITY

Section 5.40.020 of the Merced Municipal Code requires that before any person can engage in the business of operating a private patrol service or to engage in employment as a patrolman of such private patrol service a certificate of public convenience and necessity must be issued by the City Council.

 

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES

As provided for in the 2022-23 Adopted Budget.

 

DISCUSSION

The City has received a business license application from Universal Protection Service, LP, a private security firm requesting to do business within the City of Merced.  Universal Protection Service, LP is a licensed security contractor based out of Fresno California that provides security services throughout California.

 

The company is requesting a City license to provide security services in the City of Merced. 

 

Universal Protection Service, LP currently holds a Private Patrol Operator License #14417 issued by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.  The current license expires October 31, 2023.

 

IMPACT ON CITY RESOURCES

None.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.  Business License Application

2.  Bureau of Security and Investigative Services licensing details for 14417

3.  Resolution 2023-14