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�oWN 0 MEETING DATE: 12/20/2010 <br />A ITEM NO: <br />!os °GA�os COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: December 20, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG LARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: ADOPT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CONTINUED USE OF <br />SUPPLEMENTAL LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES FUNDS (SLESF) TO <br />PROVIDE FUNDING FOR TWO (2) FULL -TIME POLICE OFFICERS ASSIGNED <br />AS MOTORCYCLE TRAFFIC OFFICERS <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />1. Open public hearing to adopt resolution authorizing the continued use of Supplemental Local <br />Law Enforcement Funds (SLESF) to provide funding for two (2) full -time police officers <br />assigned as motorcycle traffic officers. <br />2. Close Public Hearing. <br />3. Adopt resolution . <br />BACKGROUN <br />In July 1996, the Governor signed AB 3229, known as the "COPS" Act (Citizens Option for Public <br />Safety). In passing this bill, the Legislature declared, "that there is a compelling need for additional <br />resources to be applied at the local level for the purpose of ensuring public safety...." The COPS Act <br />guaranteed a base of $100,000 to be distributed to each city and county in California. The Legislature <br />also allocated $107.1 million in additional funds to be distributed among the counties and cities <br />following a distribution formula that was based on population. The Town of Los Gatos does not meet <br />the threshold for a portion of the additional funds. <br />Beginning in 2008 and coinciding with the State's revenue shortfalls, the monies set aside for additional <br />funding were reduced resulting in decreased payments to those qualifying jurisdictions. However, the <br />base allocation of $100,000 per city and county remain unchanged. <br />PREPARED BY "L <br />Scott Seaman, Chief of Police <br />UAMy Documents \SLESM10- 11 \COPS.SLESF10 -11 LGCOUNCILRPT.docx <br />Reviewed by: Assistant Town Manager ( Town Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator Finance Community Development <br />