RESOLUTION NO. 813
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 PIERCE COUNTY
WHEREAS, the City has jurisdiction over misdemeanor offenses within University Place; and
WHEREAS, while the City has historically contracted for police, courts, and jail, all of those services utilize University Place’s police power, and the authority and responsibility for all aspects of law enforcement remain with the City; and
WHEREAS, the City has contracted with Pierce County in the past for all law enforcement services, including police, jail and courts. More recently, the City has contracted with Lakewood for courts, and while maintaining its contract to use the Pierce County Jail for most misdemeanants, the City added an additional jail contract with the City of Toppenish for an additional jail resource for inmates sentenced to a term of over thirty (30) days; and
WHEREAS, the City’s existing Agreement with the Pierce County Jail expires this year. The City’s Public Safety Office, in conjunction with the City Attorney’s Office, has reviewed available jails in the region and has determined that for most misdemeanants the Pierce County Jail remains the City’s best option because the daily rate includes medical services; and
WHEREAS, the proposed Agreement would continue the City’s ability to utilize the Pierce County Jail for misdemeanants, and it includes a clause which will give University Place the benefit of any better rates or other terms that may in the future be negotiated between the Jail and any other customer; and
WHEREAS, the proposed Agreement is non-exclusive, so in the future the City may contract with other additional jail service providers.
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 Pierce County 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 JULY 18, 2016.
Javier H. Figueroa, Mayor
Emelita Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Steve Victor, City Attorney