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File #: 22-0272    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/1/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/8/2022 Final action: 3/8/2022
Title: Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCESP) grant funding Letter of Agreement 2022-15, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration - (US DOJ/DEA) in the amount of $185,000 for the period October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana only. FUNDING: DCESP Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route.pdf, 2. B - Agreement.pdf
Title
Sheriff’s Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Sheriff to sign the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (DCESP) grant funding Letter of Agreement 2022-15, with the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration - (US DOJ/DEA) in the amount of $185,000 for the period October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022 to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana only.

FUNDING: 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 DCESP annually funds overtime, clothing/protective gear, container/space rental, equipment, miscellaneous commercial contracts, supplies/materials, training, travel/per diem, and vehicle rental.

ALTERNATIVES
N/A

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
Legistar #21-0052, 21-0065 and annually since 1997.

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Letter of Agreement and the Sheriff’s Office willingness to comply with the restriction of use of funds for suppression of illicit marijuana operations only.

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
The revenue offsets the Sheriff’s Office’s costs for the marijuana eradication program and will reduce the Sheriff's Net County Cost.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
N/A

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT
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