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File #: 49016    Version: 1 Name: 2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation grant award - $850,000
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/17/2017 Final action: 10/17/2017
Enactment date: 10/19/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00844
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept an USDOJ FY2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation grant award for $850,000 for two years to address crime and socio-economic drivers of crime within the Raymond Road Corridor; and amend budgets accordingly
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Matthew J. Phair, Maurice S. Cheeks
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the acceptance of a U.S. Department of Justice FY2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation two year grant of $850,000. It also increases the Police Department’s 2017 operating budget by the $850,000 and creates a limited term 0.5 FTE Contract Manager position in the Community Development Division (CDD). There is no City match. Most of the funds will be used for community service contracts that CDD will manage through the limited term Contract Manager. The grant funding will also pay for a laptop and phone for the Contract Manager, mandatory workshops including travel expenses, and Police overtime related to meetings, community policing, and coordinating events that include the Department’s mobile resource trailer.

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Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Police to accept an USDOJ FY2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation grant award for $850,000 for two years to address crime and socio-economic drivers of crime within the Raymond Road Corridor; and amend budgets accordingly

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WHEREAS, the City of Madison Police Department received a USDOJ Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) planning grant in 2015 for the Raymond Road corridor of neighborhoods, including Meadowood, Theresa Terrace and Park Edge/Park Ridge; and,

WHEREAS, working in collaboration with grant partners project coordinator Common Wealth Development and researcher Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, the Department engaged neighborhood residents to discuss public safety concerns and their underlying causes, and create a plan to address them; and,

WHEREAS, the “Southwest Madison, A Safe and Beautiful Place” was developed and submitted to the USDOJ, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance as part of the 2017 BCJI implementation grant application; and,

WHEREAS, BJA awarded the Department a $850,000 implementation grant for a two-year period; and,

WHEREAS, the Department will use the implementation funds to: convene reg...

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