RESOLUTION NO. 775
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF JAIL SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE AND THE CITY OF TOPPENISH SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE FORM ATTACHED HERETO
WHEREAS, the City has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses within University Place; and
WHEREAS, while many jurisdictions have more than one jail contract for the housing of inmates, typically with varying daily costs, University Place has historically contracted only with Pierce County for jail services; and
WHEREAS, the City of University Place Municipal Court tries to utilize alternative sentencing to the greatest degree consistent with justice, and jail sentences over thirty (30) days are quite rare; however, occasionally an offender must, in the interest of justice and public safety, be sentenced to more than thirty (30) days. This can result in significant unanticipated costs to the City; and
WHEREAS, the City's contract with the Pierce County jail is not exclusive, and while the City of University Place has no issues with the jail services provided by Pierce County, given current uncertainties regarding the Pierce County Jail budget and costs, as well as simple prudence in identifying at least one alternate provider, staff have identified the City of Toppenish's new jail as a useful additional resource for inmates sentenced to a term of over thirty (30) days; and
WHEREAS, the Toppenish Jail is a municipal jail run by the Toppenish Police Department and has been vetted for risk and insurance purposes. The daily rate is lower than that contained in the City's current agreement with Pierce County, and we have consulted with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, who expressed no concerns;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AS FOLLOWS:
1. Incorporation. The recitals are hereby incorporated herein as if set forth in full.
2. Approval of Interlocal Agreement. The Interlocal Agreement for Provision of Jail Services Between the City of University Place and the City of Toppenish is hereby approved substantially in the form attached hereto.
3. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the City Council.
ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 1, 2014.
Denise McCluskey, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney