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Finance Committee
Meeting Date: 11/30/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Subject:
North Orange County Public Safety Task Force (Collaborative) "Operational Agreement" and "Agreement to Transfer Funds"
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the City Council approve the City of Brea's continued participation in the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force (renamed the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative) and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents and accept the accompanying funds. 
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
Included in the State's 2017 budget, Assembly Bill 97 created the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force, which was formed to bring a regionalized approach to addressing various public safety issues. Initially, the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force consisted of six cities in the North Orange County region, including Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, and Stanton. The bill allocated $20 million for the task force to be distributed through the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) over a four-year period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021.  The bill required that forty percent of the total funding be awarded directly to the law enforcement agencies of the six cities listed above for use on one or more of the following focus areas: 1) intervention and prevention of youth violence; 2) promotion of successful reentry of offenders into the community; and 3) homeless outreach and intervention. The City of Brea used these funds for intervention and prevention of youth violence and homeless outreach and intervention. The bill required the remaining sixty percent be awarded to qualified Community Based Organizations that provide services or programs that address at least one of the three focus areas. The City of Brea funded several Community Based Organizations, including the Brea Boys and Girls Club and the Brea Educational Foundation. 

This year, the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force (renamed the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative) has expanded from six to 11 cities, including Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda. Through the State Budget Act of 2021, the cities, as part of the Collaborative, have been designated to receive $7,800,000 in the 2021-2022 Corrections Planning and Grant Programs from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). Consistent with the original Operational Agreement, the funds are to be used for a regional collaborative effort for violence prevention, intervention and suppression activities. Specifically, the purpose for the use of funds is through the use of evidence-based practices in the following areas: 1) programs to address youth violence prevention and intervention in K-12 schools; 2) promote and enhance the successful reentry of offenders into the community; and 3) address homeless outreach and intervention efforts.

Forty percent of the total funding shall be awarded directly to the law enforcement agencies of the 11 cities listed above for use on one or more of the above-mentioned focus areas. Of this forty percent, the City of Brea will receive $118,181 for local homeless outreach and intervention. Also, the City of Brea will have the opportunity to request funds from a pool of $1,664,000 for a regional approach with its partner cities to address homeless outreach and intervention efforts in the region. 

Sixty percent of the total funds ($4,446,000 of the $7,800,000) must go to Community Based Organizations in the region. The 11 cities and their collaborative Community Based Organizations have agreed to provide the services specified in the use of funds to satisfy the project's requirement. The Collaborative is currently reviewing the Community Based Organizations' applications for funding, and the final determination of awards will be made by the respective Chiefs of Police. 

The City of Stanton remains designated as the fiscal agent to administer the funding. The funding period is from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
SUMMARY/FISCAL IMPACT
The City of Brea will receive $118,181 to be used for local homeless outreach and intervention. Also, the City of Brea will have the opportunity to request funds from a pool of $1,664,000 to be used for a regional approach with its partner cities to address homeless outreach and intervention efforts in the region. The City of Stanton remains designated as the fiscal agent to administer the funding. The funding period is from October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
 
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by:  Adam Hawley, Police Chief
 
Attachments
09-19-2017 CC Staff Report - N OC Public Safety Task Force
Operational Agreement

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