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Posted on: June 19, 2019

City Council approves 2019-2020 operating budget

 City Council authorizes the use CDBG funds for youth program equipment

The following is a wrap-up of the June 18 City Council meeting. You may view the full agenda here.

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved the 2019-2020 operating budget and capital improvement budget. The 2019-2020 fiscal year budget includes Citywide expenditures of $67,068,090 with three operating fund types: General Fund, Special Revenue Funds and Internal Service Funds.

You may read more about the new budget here.

City Council approves new storm drain connection for the Public Works facility 

In a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to approve a construction contract to Lee Construction Company for a permanent storm drain connection to the Rubio Wash Channel from the Public Works facility. The contract comes to a total of $75,652.50, which includes a construction contingency.

City Council approves agreement between San Gabriel Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency

The City Council voted 5-0 to approve an agreement between the San Gabriel Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

San Gabriel currently has two detectives assigned to its Special Enforcement Team, which are responsible for investigating crimes associated with narcotics, vice, criminal street gangs and criminal intelligence. Due to budgetary and personnel constraints, the Special Enforcement Team regularly encounters investigations that are too resource intensive to investigate without the assistance of neighboring agencies.

By partnering with the LA high intensity drug trafficking area task force, the SGPD will be able to access federal resources, including additional investigators, state of the art equipment, technical support and logistical support. Participation in the task force will also allow the SGPD to be eligible for personnel reimbursement and resource acquisition through asset forfeiture funds.

In addition, the City Council voted to approve the following items: 

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