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File #: 09-1421    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/12/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/8/2009 Final action: 12/10/2009
Title: Sheriff recommending the Board hold a public hearing for the allocation of the Fiscal Year 2009/10 Citizens' Option for Public Safety (COPS) funding; including estimated interest and; 2) approve the budget transfer and request for expenditure of funds. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: The Local Safety and Protection Account (LSPA).
Attachments: 1. 09-1421. A FY09-10 SLESF Award Letter.pdf, 2. 09-1421.B FY09-10 SLESF Budget Transfer.pdf
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Sheriff recommending the Board hold a public hearing for the allocation of the Fiscal Year 2009/10 Citizens' Option for Public Safety (COPS) funding; including estimated interest and; 2) approve the budget transfer and request for expenditure of funds. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: The Local Safety and Protection Account (LSPA).
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $277,355

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $
Savings $
Other - Interest $ 8,300
Total Funding Available $ 285,655
Change To Net County Cost $ -0-

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: The attached budget transfer will allocate the anticipated funding within the Sheriff's budget for front line law enforcement and jail operations. There is no change to net county cost.

Background: Pursuant to current law, the State Controller is required to allocate the COPS funds to each county that has established a Supplemental Law Enforcement Services Fund (SLESF) in accordance with Section 30061 of the Government Code. Since its inception, the funding distribution for this program was based on the population of the County and each fiscal year was a predictable amount. In the 4th quarter of FY2008/09, the State changed the funding stream for this program to Vehicle License Fees (VLF). Until the county has some historical data on the reliability and level of VLF funding, we are relying on the estimated annual revenues issued by the State Department of Finance.

Reason for Recommendation: The legislation that created the Citizens' Option for Public Safety (COPS) Programs requires the Board conduct a public hearing that is "separate and apart" from the adoption of the regular County budget. This agenda item is required to be presented each year in the month of September, but the Auditor-Controller did not receive the allocation letter until 10/05/2009.

In prior years, the Sheriff has allocated the "Front Line Law Enforcemen...

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