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File #: 20-0003    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Title: Consider Adopting a Resolution Approving an Agreement to Vigilant Solutions, Inc. to Install Additional Fixed License Plate Readers for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $280,000 and Appropriate $180,000 from the Unreserved Asset Forfeiture Fund Balance (Police Chief Abell). a) WAIVE FORMAL BIDDING AND APPROVE b) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0001 APPROVING AN AGREEMENT c) APPROPRIATE FUNDS
Code sections: 2.36.140 - Waivers
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-0001, 2. Agreement - Vigilant Solutions, Inc.
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Derrick Abell, Chief of Police
Steve S. Charelian, Finance Director
Stephanie Katsouleas, Public Works Director
Gwen Eng, Purchasing Manager
Julie Dahlgren, Senior Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Adopting a Resolution Approving an Agreement to Vigilant Solutions, Inc. to Install Additional Fixed License Plate Readers for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $280,000 and Appropriate $180,000 from the Unreserved Asset Forfeiture Fund Balance (Police Chief Abell).
a) WAIVE FORMAL BIDDING AND APPROVE
b) ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. 20-0001 APPROVING AN AGREEMENT
c) APPROPRIATE FUNDS
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council:

1. Waive formal bidding per Manhattan Beach Municipal Code (MBMC) Section 2.36.140 (waivers);
2. Adopt Resolution No. 20-0001 approving an agreement with Vigilant Solutions, Inc. for fixed license plate readers and installation in an amount not to exceed $280,000; and
3. Appropriate $180,000 from the unreserved Asset Forfeiture Fund balance.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The recommended action has no impact to the General Fund. State Supplemental Law Enforcement Services (SLES) grant funds in the amount of $100,000 are currently budgeted and available for this purchase. Staff recommends an additional appropriation of $180,000 from the unreserved Asset Forfeiture Fund balance for the total amount of this purchase.

BACKGROUND:
The presence of community cameras and license plate readers in public areas has been a growing trend in the United States. License plate reader (LPR) technology has proven to be an efficient way for law enforcement to generate investigative leads and locate suspects, helping to preserve and enhance safety in the community.

Fixed LPRs scan the license plates of passing vehicles; the plate information is then automatically checked against a databas...

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