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02/16/2021 04M Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification with US DOJ to\'4\lyy tbxk ik 1 PPP +� PPP d g. P A P p P 1 PPi ittYlltYlt.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 4.M. For Meeting of: February 16, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Resolution authorizing an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification with the United States Department of Justice SUBMITTED BY: Matthew Murray, Chief of Police Bronson Faul, Senior Assistant City Attorney SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The City of Yakima and the United States Department of Justice, through their law enforcement agencies, have maintained a cooperative working agreement designed to combat controlled substance traffic within the City of Yakima. The federal Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification sets forth the requirements for participation in the federal Equitable Sharing Program and restrictions upon the use of federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds, and any interest earned which are equitably shared with the participating law enforcement agency. A copy of the agreement is on file in the City Clerk's office. ITEM BUDGETED: Yes STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type reed ution 15/ 0 1 ( r Memo 2 RESOLUTION NO. R-2021- RESOLUTION authorizing an Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification with the United States Department of Justice WHEREAS, the City and the United States Department of Justice through their law enforcement agencies have maintained a cooperative working agreement designed to combat controlled substance traffic within the City of Yakima; and WHEREAS, the agreement sets forth the requirements for participation in the federal Equitable Sharing Program; and WHEREAS, the agreement sets forth the restrictions upon the use of federally forfeited cash, property, proceeds, and any interest earned which are equitably shared with the participating law enforcement agency; and, WHEREAS, the City Council deems it to be in the best interest of the City to approve the agreement, now, therefore; BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF YAKIMA: The City Manager and the Chief of Police of the City of Yakima are hereby authorized and directed to sign the Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification with the United States Department of Justice, which is hereby incorporated by reference. ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL this 16'h day of February, 2021. Patricia Byers, Mayor ATTEST: Sonya Clear Tee, City Clerk