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  ITEM 23.       
Meeting Date: 10/13/2020  
Submitted For: Chris Briggs
Department: Police  

Subject
RESOLUTION NO. R20-126
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUTHORIZING THE ENTERING INTO OF A HIGHWAY SAFETY CONTRACT (NO. 2021-405h-005) WITH THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE GRANT AWARD IN THE APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF $31,500 FOR PERSONNEL SERVICES, EMPLOYEE RELATED EXPENSES, PROFESSIONAL AND OUTSIDE SERVICES, AND MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT PROJECT.
Presented by: Chris Briggs, Police Chief
Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into Highway Safety Contract 2021-405h-005 with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and accept Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 grant funding in the approximate amount of $31,500 for the Glendale Police Department Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Project.
Background
Since 1995, the Glendale Police Department has been receiving Arizona GOHS grant funds for use in the enforcement and investigation of traffic, seatbelt, and DUI violations and investigations, along with the purchase of equipment and training.  This grant funding has also assisted with the continuing efforts to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities.  The Police Department submits highway safety project proposals annually to the Arizona GOHS for FFY funding.  The proposals are carefully considered by an evaluation team at the Arizona GOHS who reviews agency performance, program priority area, problem identification, supporting fiscal/data documentation, consistency of reporting, and available funding levels. 

In March 2020, the Glendale Police Department completed a law enforcement project grant application and submitted a proposal to the Arizona GOHS for FFY 2021 funding for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Enforcement Project.  In August 2020, the Police Department was notified the review of proposals had been completed, funding would be awarded for the project, and a contract would be received soon.  In September 2020, Highway Safety Contract 2021-405h-005 was sent to the Police Department identifying a grant award in the amount of $31,500.  The grant period is October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, and if approved the grant funds will be used to support personnel services and employee related expenses (overtime), professional and outside services, and materials and supplies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety throughout the City of Glendale.
Analysis
If Council approves the requested action, a portion of the grant funds will be utilized to support personnel services and employee related expenses, providing for the overtime costs associated with pedestrian and bicyclist enforcement and education.  This overtime includes conducting/participating in two (2) outreach/educational bicycle and pedestrian safety events each quarter during FFY 2021.  Grant funds will also support professional and outside services costs involved with the use of a mobile billboard traveling in relevant areas to provide additional awareness and educational outreach.  Lastly, grant funding will support material and supply costs through the purchase of promotional flyers and brochures to raise awareness and educate.  The Police Department is committed to changing driving behavior and enhancing public safety on the roadways in Glendale, with the goal of reducing pedestrian and bicyclist incidents, through a balanced approach of education, warnings, and citations.

Without these grant funds, the City would be responsible for the associated expenses for the project, or the project may be eliminated.  There is no financial match required for this grant and a specific project account will be set up in 2160, the City's grant fund, once the contract is fully executed.  Staff is requesting Council adopt the proposed resolution, and upon approval, also authorizes expenditure of the grant funds.
Previous Related Council Action
On September 24, 2019, Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Highway Safety Contract with the Arizona GOHS and accept grant funding in the approximate amount of $30,000 for the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement Project.
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
In its ongoing commitment to protect the lives and property of the people it serves, the Police Department will continue to focus on enhancing safety and reducing pedestrian and bicyclist incidents.  Grant funding provides an opportunity for continued education and enforcement, in an effort to improve safety on City roadways.  
Attachments
R20-126
Contract - AZGOHS HSC 2021-405h-005


    

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