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File #: RES. 2020-R046    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 7/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/10/2020 Final action: 8/10/2020
Title: To request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause to be prepared and submitted to the Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee [a quarterly] an annual report that provides certain data relevant to the City's five civil asset forfeiture special funds for the purpose of increased oversight of the sources and uses of civil asset forfeiture special funds. (As Amended)
Patrons: Stephanie Lynch, Michael Jones, Andreas Addison, Ellen Robertson, Kristen Larson, President Newbille
Indexes: Civil Asset Forfeiture Special Funds, Standing Committee
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2020-R046 Amended 20200806, 2. 20200810 Amendment of Res. No. 2020-R046
Related files: RES. 2020-R045, RES. 2020-R048, RES. 2020-R047, ORD. 2020-154, ORD. 2020-155
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To request that the Chief Administrative Officer cause to be prepared and submitted to the Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee [a quarterly] an annual report that provides certain data relevant to the City's five civil asset forfeiture special funds for the purpose of increased oversight of the sources and uses of civil asset forfeiture special funds. (As Amended)
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WHEREAS, the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-050 on May 11, 2020, includes the following five civil asset forfeiture special funds: Commonwealth Attorney State Asset Forfeiture Special Fund, Commonwealth Attorney Federal Asset Forfeiture Special Fund, Police Federal Asset Forfeiture Special Fund, Police State Asset Forfeiture Special Fund, and Sheriff and Jail State Asset Forfeiture Special Fund; and
WHEREAS, the total appropriation from seized assets for the five civil asset forfeiture special funds identified in the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and
ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-050 on May 11, 2020, is $882,366.00; and
WHEREAS, the five civil asset forfeiture special funds identified in the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-050 on May 11, 2020, provide no detail on the proposed uses of those funds; and
WHEREAS, it is the Council's belief that the evaluation of the sources and uses of the five civil asset forfeiture special funds identified in the Special Fund Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021, adopted by Ordinance No. 2020-050 on May 11, 2020, to provide transparency and oversight is hindered by the lack of a timely formal report to the Council's Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee summarizing relevant data; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that [q...

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