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File #: 18-1694    Version: Name: 10/1/18 Resolution to Increase FY19 General Rund Budget for Police Commission
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2018 Final action: 10/15/2018
Enactment date: 10/15/2018 Enactment #: R-18-425
Title: Resolution to Increase the FY19 General Fund Budget of the Ann Arbor Police Department by $50,000.00 (as amended) to Provide for the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission (8 Votes Required)
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Chuck Warpehoski

Title

Resolution to Increase the FY19 General Fund Budget of the Ann Arbor Police Department by $50,000.00 (as amended) to Provide for the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum

The City Council has established an Independent Community Police Oversight Commission, effective on or about January 1, 2019.  Experience across the nation is that community policing commissions are only successful if properly resourced.  While the City Administrator provided $25,000 in the current fiscal year budget for the Advisory Task Force and start-up actions of the Commission, additional staff and financial resources may be required to support Commission activities through the end of FY19.  This resolution restores the funds used to support the Task Force and provides an increase in funding available in the event the start-up activities of the Commission exceed the current allocation.

Budget and Fiscal Impact:  This resolution has an impact of $30,000.

Staff

Prepared by:                       Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Approved by:                      Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Ann Arbor has established the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission and desires to provide adequate resources for its start-up and initial activities.

 

Whereas, The City Administrator provided an allocation of $25,000 in the FY19 budget to support the Advisory Task Force and the Commission, and approximately $5,000 has been expended in support of the Task Force and the Council seeks to restore these funds and increase the allocation;

 

Whereas, The City Administrator has stated the need for additional staff and other requirements to support the Commission;

 

RESOLVED, City Council approves an increase in the FY19 General Fund budget for Ann Arbor Police Department of $30,000 for a staff liaison to provide administrative support on a contractual basis and $20,000 for professional services as described in section 1:219 (2) and (3) with a use of fund balance;

 

RESOLVED, The adjusted allocation for the Commission will provide for all direct and indirect costs associated with Commission; and

 

RESOLVED, The Commission will work the City Administrator to develop a work plan associated budget requirements for the Commission as part of the FY20/21 Financial Plan, and these requirements will be included in the City Administrator’s budget submission to City Council.

 

Sponsored by:  Mayor Taylor and Councilmember Warpehoski

 

As Amended and Approved by Ann Arbor City Council on October 15, 2018