The Seaside City Council, after postponing action last month, will again have the issue of shared police services to deal with Thursday.
The council previously tabled a proposed agreement with Pacific Grove to expand the two cities' sharing of police services.
Police Chief Vicki Myers is the chief for Seaside and Pacific Grove, and the Seaside council has another contract for shared sergeant services on its agenda on Thursday.
In a council report, Myers said the shared-services agreement isn't meant to abridge the City Council's power over the city's police department, but to consider ways to trim costs or increase services.
Myers met after the January meeting with representatives of both Seaside police officer associations. Police managers supported going ahead with shared-service discussions, while the police officers group is expected to share its members' opinions at Thursday's meeting, the council report says.
"All participants stressed the intent is not to reduce available patrol officers but to enhance law enforcement capabilities," Myers said in her report.
Also Thursday, the Seaside council will consider:
· Approving an additional $37,884 to the six-city Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority. This would bring Seaside's total contribution to the Peninsula mayors' water agency to $94,838.
· Adopting fees and fines for an abandoned residential property ordinance that was adopted in February 2011 but never had the penalties
The ordinance is intended to allow the city to address the blight of abandoned residential units.
· Approving the city's local coastal program, on which the city has been working for the past four years with the state Coastal Commission.
Larry Parsons can be reached at 646-4379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.