City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
21-R-3299

A RESOLUTION BY COUNCILMEMBER J.P. MATZIGKEIT AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HER DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO PERMIT THE CITY OF ATLANTA TO COORDINATE WITH THE ATLANTA POLICE FOUNDATION (“APF”) CONCERNING THE LOCATION AND POSITIONING OF CERTAIN LICENSE PLATE READER (“LPR”) CAMERAS TO WHICH APF HAS SECURED TITLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH FLOCK GROUP, INC. (“FLOCK”); AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HER DESIGNEE, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF THE ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO THE FLOCK CAMERAS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE UTILIZATION OF THE FLOCK LPR CAMERAS, FROM FLOCK PURSUANT TO THE CITY OF ATLANTA CHARTER, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 1- 102(C)(7); AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR HER DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE DONATION OF THE NECESSARY ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO THE FLOCK CAMERAS FROM FLOCK; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Department:Mayor's OfficeSponsors:Councilmember, District 8 J. P. Matzigkeit
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WHEREAS, the Atlanta Police Department (“APD”) operates and utilizes license plate reader (“LPR”) cameras which serve as an important tool supporting APD’s mission to reduce crime and ensure the safety of the residents and visitors to the City of Atlanta; and

WHEREAS, APD desires to utilize additional LPR cameras, and several of the LPR cameras currently utilized by APD are either in need of repair or use outdated technology; and

WHEREAS, the Atlanta Police Foundation (“APF”) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2003 to provide vital support to the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Atlanta Police Department and further the City of Atlanta’s public safety efforts in order to help ensure the safety of every citizen of Atlanta; and

WHEREAS, Flock Group, Inc. (“Flock”) designs and manufactures advanced LPR cameras; and

WHEREAS, Flock is a company based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia that builds both hardware and software designed specifically for use by law enforcement to prevent and solve crime; and

WHEREAS, Flock’s cameras are currently in use in more than 1,000 cities around the country; and

WHEREAS, APF has initiated a partnership with Flock pursuant to which it shall secure title to certain Flock LPR cameras and pay the associated maintenance costs for (3) three years at a set price for each camera purchased; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its partnership with Flock, during this three-year term APF shall be monetarily responsible for required replacement of or any damage to the cameras, except for normal wear and tear; and

WHEREAS, following the conclusion of three years, APF shall sell back each camera to Flock and thereafter, the cameras shall become the personal property of Flock; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire and intent of the APF that APD should have electronic access to these Flock cameras for law enforcement and other public safety purposes; and

WHEREAS, it is also the desire of APF to coordinate with APD concerning the location and positioning of any such cameras secured by APF to ensure the cameras shall be utilized in a manner to maximize their use as a law enforcement tool and to promote public safety; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Atlanta City Council to authorize the Mayor or her designee to coordinate with APF concerning the location and positioning of any such cameras secured by APF; and

WHEREAS, in order to properly utilize Flock cameras APD must have electronic access to the Flock cameras which must be provided through the execution of an agreement with Flock; and

WHEREAS, Flock has offered to give APD the necessary access to the Flock cameras at no cost to the City of Atlanta; and

WHEREAS, insofar as this access would be properly considered a donation of goods or services, it is the desire of the Atlanta City Council to accept this donation from Flock; and

WHEREAS, the Atlanta City Council hereby desires to authorize the City of Atlanta to accept the donation of the necessary electronic access to Flock cameras from Flock; and

WHEREAS, it is also the desire of the Atlanta City Council to authorize the Mayor or her designee to execute any agreements necessary to effectuate the donation of the necessary electronic access to the Flock cameras from Flock, and any agreements necessary to authorize the coordination with APF concerning the location and positioning of any such cameras secured by APF; and

WHEREAS, no such agreement shall in any way oblige, or shall be construed or interpreted to oblige the City of Atlanta to enter into any agreements with Flock concerning the future purchase or installation or access to any Flock cameras; and

WHEREAS, should the City of Atlanta desire to continue to utilize goods and services similar to those which are the subject of this Resolution following the conclusion of the three year partnership between APF and Flock, the City of Atlanta shall be required to separately procure and secure any such goods and services pursuant to the City’s procurement policies and processes.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES, that the Mayor or her designee shall hereby be authorized to execute any agreements necessary to permit the City of Atlanta to coordinate with the Atlanta Police Foundation (“APF”) concerning the location and positioning of certain License Plate Reader (“LPR”) Cameras to which APF has secured title in accordance with its three-year partnership with Flock Group, Inc. (“Flock”).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that pursuant to the City of Atlanta Charter, Article 1, Section 1- 102(c)(7), the Mayor, on behalf of the City, is also authorized to accept the donation of the electronic access to the Flock cameras necessary to effectuate the utilization of the Flock LPR cameras, from Flock.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor or her designee are hereby authorized to execute any agreements necessary to effectuate the donation of the necessary electronic access to the Flock cameras from Flock; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that no agreements executed in accordance with the authority granted pursuant to this Resolution shall, in any way oblige, or shall be construed or interpreted to oblige the City of Atlanta to enter into any agreements with Flock concerning the future purchase or installation or access to any Flock cameras.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the City of Atlanta desire to continue to utilize goods and services similar to those which are the subject of this Resolution following the conclusion of the three-year partnership between APF and Flock, the City of Atlanta shall be required to separately procure and secure any such goods and services pursuant to the City’s procurement policies and processes.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that no agreements executed in accordance with the authority granted pursuant to this Resolution shall become binding on the City of Atlanta and the City shall incur no obligation or liability thereunder until such agreement(s) shall be approved as to form by the City Attorney, executed by the Mayor or her designee, attested to by the Municipal Clerk, and delivered to the parties thereto.

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Meeting History

Apr 19, 2021 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Apr 26, 2021 2:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Michael Julian Bond, Post 1 At Large
SECONDER:Cleta Winslow, District 4
AYES:Joyce M Sheperd, Michael Julian Bond, Carla Smith, Cleta Winslow, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone
ABSENT:Amir R Farokhi
May 3, 2021 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A VOICE VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd