Sparks City Council Meeting (following the Special Meeting) 11/13/2018 2:00:00 PMTuesday, November 13, 2018 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
Consent Items: 8.4
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
The State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety has offered the Sparks Police Department a grant in the amount of $49,000 to pay for officer overtime costs to allow the Sparks Police Department to participate in the 2019 Joining Forces project. This program includes 16 special traffic enforcement events over the course of the Federal Fiscal Year, concluding in September, 2019. The Sparks Police Department has committed to participating in 14 of the 16 special traffic events.
For the past 15 years, the Sparks Police Department has participated in the State of Nevada Office of Traffic Safety's Joining Forces program. This national award winning program focuses all of the State's participating agencies on the same type of enforcement during the same period of time. Along with paid media advertising, each event is intended to raise public awareness and education about hazardous crash-causing driving behaviors that contribute to the fatal crashes in this state. Often these programs coincide with national events, i.e., "Click-it or Ticket" or "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose." This program has been credited with making a substantial contribution to the dramatic decrease in the fatal crash rate the State has experienced for the past several years.
The $49,000 grant will pay for officer overtime to conduct targeted traffic enforcement.
The Council can elect to reject the Traffic Safety Grant award in the amount of $49,000 and direct the City Manager to seek funding elsewhere.
I move to accept the $49,000 grant from the State of Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to participate in the 2019 Joining Forces project.
2019 Joining Forces Authorization To Proceed.pdf
2019 Joining Forces Project Agreement.pdf