Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

DATE: JULY 15, 2003

SUBJECT: BUDGET ADJUSTMENT FOR CORE DEPUTY PROGRAM

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2003- ; amending Resolution No. 2003-42 for a budget adjustment to the General Fund to fund a third CORE deputy position in FY 03-04.

DISCUSSION

Since 1999, the City has funded three Community Resource (CORE) deputies to supplement regular law enforcement services provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Until FY 02-03, these positions were funded entirely by state and federal grants. However, due to declining state grant revenues, the City was required to backfill the funding for this program using General fund money in FY 02-03. The City Council decided to reduce the number of CORE deputies from three to two with the adoption of the FY 03-04 City Budget. Based on public testimony received at the June 17 and July 1, 2003 meetings, Council directed staff to return with a Resolution for a General fund appropriation of $61,500 to fund the third CORE deputy position in FY 03-04. The draft Resolution is attached for the City Council’s consideration and adoption.

FISCAL IMPACT

This is the second budget adjustment following the adoption of the FY 03-04 City budget on June 3, 2003. The first adjustment of $20,406 was for the Student and the Law program. This second adjustment for the third CORE deputy would reduce the General fund reserve by an additional $61,500. With this latest appropriation, the estimated General fund reserve would be reduced from $8,254,275 to $8,192,775.

Respectfully submitted:

Carolynn Petru

Assistant City Manager

Reviewed:

Les Evans

City Manager

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 03-04, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND

WHEREAS, Section 3.32 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code provides that all expenditures in excess of budgeted allocations must be by supplemental appropriation of the City Council; and,

WHEREAS, on June 3, 2003 the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes adopted Resolution No. 2003-42, approving a spending plan and authorizing a budget appropriation for the 2003-2004 fiscal year, which included reducing the number of Sheriff CORE Team deputies from three to two, due to declining grant funding; and,

WHEREAS, at the June 17, 2003 meeting, Councilman McTaggart requested that the issue of increasing funding to the CORE program to reinstate the third deputy position be agendized for discussion at the July 1, 2003 City Council meeting; and,

BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

Section 1: Based on the testimony provided at the July 1, 2003 meeting, the City Council finds that increasing the number of CORE deputies from two to three in FY 03-04 will allow the program to continue to effectively detect and deter juvenile crime, as well as support expanding Neighborhood Watch and emergency preparedness efforts in the community.

Section 2: The following increase be made to the fiscal year 2003-2004 General Fund budget:

General Fund:

Professional/Technical Services #001-214.35 $61,500

PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED this 15th day of July 2003.

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MAYOR

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK

State of California )

County of Los Angeles )ss

City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, Jo Purcell, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2003- was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at regular meeting thereof held on July 15, 2003.

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CITY CLERK