San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Public Benefit Grant Program – New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase.

5. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Public Benefit Grant Program – New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase.

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Public Benefit Grant Program -New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase.

MEETING DATE: September 17, 2013

PREPARED BY: Ruben Chavez, Chief of Police

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that City Council (I ) approve the submittal of a grant application to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Public Benefit Grant Program for the New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase program for the purchase of four (4) hybrid vehicles; and (2) authorize the Chief of Police, or designated representative, as agent of the City of Livingston to execute and submit all necessary documents described in the attached resolution.

Due to the sensitive time frame with this grant, staff is requesting an emergency clause on both of the above items. Staff must act with haste due to the grant being available on a first-come, first-serve basis with approval only being granted until SN APCD funds are exhausted.

BACKGROUND:

S N APCD is seeking applications for $20,000 per vehicle for the purchase of alternative fueled vehicles to be used by cities, counties, special districts, and public educational institutions located within the geographic area of the S N APCD. Any vehicle purchased through this grant program must be based and have at least seventy-five (75%) or more of the vehicle miles traveled or fuel consumption within the geographic area of the SJVAPCD. The vehicles must also remain under the ownership of the contracted applicant for the full term of the three year contract.

The City of Livingston is requesting the purchase of four hybrid vehicles through the grant. Staff is proposing to purchase three (3) GEM Electric Vehicles and one (I) Zero Motorcycle. Two (2) of the GEM vehicles will be used by the Public Works Department. The third GEM vehicle will be used by the Police Department and the Police Explorers. The one ( I ) Zero motorcycle will be used by the Police Department for traffic purposes.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Adoption of the attached resolution will result in the City of Livingston having to pay $1,317.34 for the remaining purchase price and tax and license fees of the four (4) alternative fuel vehicles. These vehicles will also have a positive fiscal impact by saving the City of Livingston money on fuel costs.

ATTACHMENTS:

l . Resolution No. 201 3-

RESOLUTION 2013-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON AUTHORIZING THE APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT PUBLIC BENEFIT GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS

WHEREAS, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has authorized the establishment of the Public Benefit Grant Program New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase, which provides funds up to $20,000 for new alternative fueled vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the purchase and use of alternative fuel vehicles can assist the SJVAPCD in attaining federal and state air quality standards by emitting less pollutants and emissions; and

WHEREAS, said adopted procedures established by the SJVAPCD requires the Applicant to certify by resolution the approval of Applications prior to submission of said Applications to the SJVAPCD; and

WHEREAS, the City of Livingston is consistent with the application requirements of the Public Benefit Grant Program of the SJVAPCD; and

WHEREAS, the City Council considered the proposal at its regular meeting of September 17, 2013.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Livingston hereby authorizes the submittal of the SJVAPCD Public Benefit Grant Program application and authorizes the Chief of Police, or designated representative, as agent of the City of Livingston to execute and submit all necessary documents, based upon the terms outlined in the staff report to City Council dated September 17, 2013.

Passed and adopted this 17th day of September, 2013, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 17’h day of September, 2013.

Betty Cota, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston

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