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File #: 26864    Version: Name: Safety Initiative
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2012 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/17/2012 Final action: 7/17/2012
Enactment date: 7/23/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00562
Title: Amending the 2012 Police Operating Budget by appropriating $57,500 from the Contingent Reserve and allocating $50,000 for overtime and associated benefits to allow for increased citywide safety initiatives, and $7,500 to purchase bicycles and equipment for increased police bicycle patrol in various neighborhoods.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer, Scott J. Resnick, Steve King
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
Funds are available in the Contingent Reserve for this $57,500 appropriation to the Police Department. The current balance of the Contingent Reserve is $1,270,322. There is no impact on the tax levy or State Expenditure Restraint Program eligibility limits.
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Amending the 2012 Police Operating Budget by appropriating $57,500 from the Contingent Reserve and allocating $50,000 for overtime and associated benefits to allow for increased citywide safety initiatives, and $7,500 to purchase bicycles and equipment for increased police bicycle patrol in various neighborhoods.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison has experienced a surge in violent behavior across various city neighborhoods, as well as in the greater State Street area during late night hours; and,

WHEREAS, this violent behavior includes more than 80 reports of shots fired incidents and 19 actual confirmed shots from March 1 through May 17; and,

WHEREAS, neighborhood residents and business leaders have expressed serious concern regarding public safety measures in their neighborhoods and the State Street area; and,

WHEREAS, the police are able to assemble resources to address the unpredictable neighborhood violence in conjunction with targeted deployment of officers during the hours most of these incidents occur; and,

WHEREAS, the Mayor, neighborhood residents and public safety officials have identified a need for more immediate responses to these public concern in various neighborhoods as well as the greater State Street area; and,

WHEREAS, the 2008 Etico Staffing Study identified the use of overtime as a cost efficient means to address staffing needs related to spikes in calls for service during specific days and/or times; and,

WHEREAS, in the greater State Street area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 8pm and 4am workload often exceeds staffing capacity; and,

WHEREAS, when incidents occur that result in a need for staff that exceeds scheduled capacity, ove...

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