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File #: 18-6184   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance accepting additional funding not to exceed $13,145.00 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to increase the 2018 San Antonio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area grant budget from $2,058,786.00 to $2,071,931.00 for the grant period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019. [Erik J. Walsh, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Chief of Police]
Attachments: 1. Award Letter_Modification #3, 2. 2018 HIDTA Grant Presentation, 3. 2018 HIDTA Budget - All Initiatives Mod#3, 4. Posting Language, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Ordinance 2018-12-13-1015
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DEPARTMENT: Police


DEPARTMENT HEAD: William P. McManus, Chief of Police


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Office of National Drug Control Policy 2018 HIDTA Grant Modification

SUMMARY:

An Ordinance authorizing additional funding, not to exceed $13,145.00 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) which will increase the 2018 San Antonio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) grant budget from $2,058,786.00 to $2,071,931.00 for the grant period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2019. The award will increase the budget for the Director's Administrative Support Office by $13,145.00 from $86,900.00 to $100,045.00.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The HIDTA mission is to reduce drug trafficking in the San Antonio metropolitan area by instituting innovative narcotic enforcement investigations and the seizure of illegally obtained assets in an effort to reduce the profitability of narcotics trafficking.

The Director's Administrative Support Office is responsible for the overall administration and operation of the South Texas HIDTA program. Funds will be utilized for the rental of facilities for the director's office.

Fiscal Year 2019 is the twenty-six year (26th) that this grant has been awarded to the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). A preliminary budget breakdown by the seven (7) HIDTA programs is attached. This grant will continue to fund seventeen (17) positions. This grant serves the law enforcement agencies for San Antonio and the surrounding counties.

ISSUE:

This Ordinance continues City Council's policy of seeking intergovernmental financial assistance for City crime prevention and enforcement programs, specifically addressing drug crime activity. The program from ONDCP will enhance the City's efforts in dealing with drug trafficking.

ALTERNATIVES:

City Council could choose not to pursue this grant funding. However, that alternative would require the General Fund to absorb lease expenditures for the HIDTA...

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