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File #: 21-0052    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/5/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board: 1) Approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCESP) grant funding Letter of Agreement 2021-15, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration - (US DOJ/DEA) in the amount of $533,000 for the period October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana only; 2) Approve the addition of one (1) vehicle trailer to the FY 2020-21 Fixed Asset list; and 3) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a budget transfer moving $12,000 in appropriations from the services and supplies expenditure class (40 character expenditure object class) to the fixed asset expenditure class (60 character expenditure object class) in the Sheriff's Office FY 20/21 approved budget. FUNDING: US DOJ/DEA - DCESP funds.
Attachments: 1. A -Sheriff DCESP Blue Route 01-26-21.pdf, 2. B - Sheriff DCESP Letter of Agreement 2021-15 01-26-21 (1).pdf, 3. C - Sheriff DCESP Trailer Budget Transfer.pdf
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Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board:
1) Approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCESP) grant funding Letter of Agreement 2021-15, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration - (US DOJ/DEA) in the amount of $533,000 for the period October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana only;
2) Approve the addition of one (1) vehicle trailer to the FY 2020-21 Fixed Asset list; and
3) Authorize the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a budget transfer moving $12,000 in appropriations from the services and supplies expenditure class (40 character expenditure object class) to the fixed asset expenditure class (60 character expenditure object class) in the Sheriff's Office FY 20/21 approved budget.

FUNDING: US DOJ/DEA - DCESP funds.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
This is an annual agreement that the Sheriff’s Office has participated in since 1997. The funding is for activities related to the cooperation with the DOJ in locating and eradicating illicit cannabis plants, and investigating, arresting and referring cases to the prosecuting authorities.

As in the past years, the DOJ 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.

The Sheriff’s Office plans to utilize a portion of the DCESP funds to purchase a vehicle trailer to assist in its illegal marijuana eradication efforts. The trailer is estimated to cost $12,000 which will be 100% reimbursed through DCESP funding. This purchase will assist the Narcotics division in more efficiently transporting seized marijuana from illegal grows to approved disposal locat...

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