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FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK
DATE: JULY 5, 2006
SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S CONTRACT
1) Authorize the Mayor to sign the FY 06-07 Services for the Peninsula Region (Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates); and, 2) Authorize the City Manager to sign the FY 06-07 Rancho Palos Verdes Deployment Survey with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Through the Peninsula Region Law Enforcement Agreement, the Cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Rolling Hills Estates contract as a group with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for municipal law enforcement services. Each year, as part of this agreement, the Mayors from each city sign a letter approving the level of service that will be provided within the Peninsula Region during the next fiscal year. In addition, each City Manager signs their city’s Deployment Survey, which specifies how the contracted serviced will be allocated in their respective city.
The Sheriff’s service level for the regional area in FY 06-07 is the exactly same as was provided in FY 05-06. The proposed service level does not include the third regional traffic deputy. Staff will be bringing back a contract amendment to create this position in order to maximize the growth rate available for this new position, which will be filled in late August 2006.
The level of deployment in Rancho Palos Verdes for FY 06-07 has been modified slightly downward using a formula based on number of service calls the City experienced in FY 05-06. However, there was an additional late adjustment to the rates the County will charge in FY 06-07 for a Deputy Sheriff Service Unit (5.1% increase instead of the expected 4.9%) and for both the Growth Deputy and Grant Deputy with dedicated vehicle (6.3% instead of 4.9%). As discussed in the Fiscal Impact section below, these additional increases will not exceed the adopted FY 06-07 Budget for general law enforcement services.
When the proposed budget for FY 06-07 was prepared, staff was anticipating a Sheriff’s cost of $3,483,396 based on an expected 4.9% cost increase and the addition of a third regional traffic deputy. The final Sheriff’s contract, which includes the late increases, plus the anticipated addition of a third regional traffic deputy bring the total contract amount for FY 06-07 to $3,588,989. As shown in the calculation below, the City will receive $176,937 in reimbursements from the other two regional contract cities for the CORE Deputy Team, thereby reducing the total contract amount to $3,412, 056, which is well within the City’s adopted budget for Sheriff services.
FY 06-07 Peninsula Region Service Level Authorization