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File #: 14-0533    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/7/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve the acceptance of the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program grant funding from Letter of Agreement 2014-17, No. 540-F1411, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration in the amount of $80,000 for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana. FUNDING: United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.
Attachments: 1. A - DCESP Blue 4-29-14, 2. B - DCESP Agreement 4-29-14
Related files: 19-0417, 20-0065
Title
Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve the acceptance of the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program grant funding from Letter of Agreement 2014-17, No. 540-F1411, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration in the amount of $80,000 for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana.

FUNDING: United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $80,000

Budget - Current FY……………
Budget - Future FY………………

New Funding……………………. $80,000
Savings…………………………
Other……………………………
Total Funding Available………… $80,000

Change To Net County Cost…… 0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:
No Change to Net County Cost. Overtime costs associated with this program will be reimbursed by the US DOJ DEA.

Background
The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (US DOJ DEA) annually provides funds to the County of El Dorado Sheriff’s Office to defray costs relating to eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana.

As in the past year, the Department of Justice is requiring that none of this funding be used to offset costs associated with law enforcement oversight of legal marijuana activities. The Sheriff’s Office is complying with this requirement and has put procedures in place to separate the illicit marijuana suppression activities of staff from the legal marijuana monitoring activities.

Reason for Recommendation
This is an annual agreement that the Sheriff’s Office has participated in since 1997. Approval of this recommendation will allow the Sheriff’s Office to receive grant funds up to $80,000 from the US DOJ DEA for illicit marijuana suppression and eradication staff overtime costs.

Clerk of the Board Follow Up Actions
Original grant documents signed by the Sheriff have been returned to the Department of J...

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