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File #: R-18-72   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 9/5/2018 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/17/2018
Enactment date: 9/24/2018 Enactment #: R-2018-064
Title: Utilizing Available General Fund Balance To Purchase A Police Helicopter And To Obtain Cellular Phone Service For All Sworn Police Officers; Providing An Appropriation In Fiscal Year 2019 (Sanchez, Jones)
Attachments: 1. R-72.pdf, 2. R-72Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/24/2018 City Clerk Published  Action details
9/20/2018 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
9/20/2018 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
9/17/2018 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass, as Amended (Immediate Action)  Action details
9/17/2018 City Council PassedPass Action details
9/10/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council for Immediate ActionPass Action details
9/10/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as AmendedPass Action details
9/10/2018 Finance & Government Operations Committee AmendedPass Action details
9/5/2018 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
9/5/2018 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-18-72 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Ken Sanchez, Trudy E. Jones


RESOLUTION
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Utilizing Available General Fund Balance To Purchase A Police Helicopter And To Obtain Cellular Phone Service For All Sworn Police Officers; Providing An Appropriation In Fiscal Year 2019 (Sanchez, Jones)
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UTILIZING AVAILABLE GENERAL FUND BALANCE TO PURCHASE A POLICE HELICOPTER AND TO OBTAIN CELLULAR PHONE SERVICE FOR ALL SWORN POLICE OFFICERS; PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION IN FISCAL YEAR 2019.
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department owns and operates an EC120B (H120) helicopter that is not well suited for operation during the 5 warmer months of the year due to Albuquerque's high altitude; and
WHEREAS, the H120 helicopter is due for significant and costly maintenance including parts replacements required under FAA aircraft maintenance guidelines; and
WHEREAS, a new, more reliable aircraft is needed to locate and apprehend criminals in a safer manner than pursuit using police vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the APD Air Unit has researched helicopters and found a solid candidate aircraft platform to purchase, one that is both suitable for performance in a "high and hot" environment and cost effective to operate; and
WHEREAS, cellular phone service is now necessary for all Sworn Officers of the Albuquerque Police Department to access a language interpreting phone line, in accordance with its Limited English Proficiency Plan as required by the United States Department of Justice; and
WHEREAS, partial funding for the officer cellular phone service has been appropriated in Fiscal Year 2019, but additional funds are needed; and
WHEREAS, available, uncommitted, General Fund balance has been identified - fund balance that is beyond what was projected - from additional non-recurring GRT revenue.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUER...

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