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File #: 21-638    Version: 2
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2021 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: Approve, accept and authorize execution of a Grant Agreement for the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety grant; and approve appropriation and expenditure of funds by the Chief of Police
Attachments: 1. Att #1 - STEP Grant PT22153, 2. Att #2 - Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Grant PS22030
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Julian Harvey, Interim Chief of Police

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Approve, accept and authorize execution of a Grant Agreement for the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety grant; and approve appropriation and expenditure of funds by the Chief of Police
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Statement of Issue:
On August 6, 2021, the Huntington Beach Police Department received notice from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that the City of Huntington Beach has tentatively been awarded new one-year traffic safety grants. The first, a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant (Grant Number PT22153) provides funding in the amount of $788,000.00 to reimburse the City's costs associated with Sobriety/Driver License checkpoints, two full-time DUI enforcement officer positions, focused and specific traffic enforcement operations and speed detection devices for motor officers. The STEP funds will also be used to raise awareness of the dangers of DUI through the Department's "Know your Limit" campaign which is an educational tool directly targeting would-be drivers inside drinking establishments. Collectively, these targeted enforcement and education efforts are designed to reduce DUI related traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities.

The second OTS grant (Grant Number PS22030) is in the amount of $42,795.00 to reimburse costs associated with pedestrian and bicycle safety and education. Since far too many injury traffic collisions occurring in the city involve pedestrians and bicyclists, these funds will allow for targeted education and media campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of remaining alert and attentive.

Financial Impact:
These one-year reimbursable grants are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety in the amounts of $788,000.00 and $42,795.00 are to...

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