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FY 2009 Budget Memoranda
Budget Memoranda are used to respond to City Council questions and requests during the budget deliberation process. Budget Memoranda for the Fiscal Year 2009 budget process are listed in the table of contents below, sorted by the date the memoranda were delivered.


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DELIVERED FEBRUARY 14, 2008

  1. Proposed Schedule and Add/Delete Process for the FY 2009 Budget Deliberations 
  2. Calendar Year 2008 Real Property Assessment Report

DELIVERED FEBRUARY 15, 2008

  1. Compensation Review Project Overview
  2. Funding of Post-Retirement Benefits Liabilities 

DELIVERED FEBRUARY 25, 2008

  1. Additional Information on CY 2008 Residential Assessment and Commercial Assessments by Classification 
  2. Public Safety Emergency Communications Equipment in the FY 2009-2014 CIP 
  3. NVTA Revenues in the Proposed FY 2009 Budget and FY 2009-2014 CIP 
  4. Impact of Proposed Homestead Exemption Constitutional Amendment

DELIVERED FEBRUARY 28, 2008

  1. School Board’s Approved FY 2009 Operating Budget
  2. Cost of Expansion to 7 Day Per Week Schedule for City’s Neighborhood Pools

DELIVERED FEBRUARY 29, 2008

  1. Add-On Commercial Real Estate Tax for Transportation Purposes – Arlington County and Fairfax County Proposed Plans 
  2. Comparator Jurisdictions Real Property Tax Rates 
  3. Average Salary Increases

DELIVERED MARCH 3, 2008

  1. Potential Impact of the Loss of NVTA Revenues in the Proposed FY 2009 Budget and FY 2009-2014 CIP 

DELIVERED MARCH 7, 2008

  1. Location of Meter Rate Increases 
  2. Restaurant Meals Tax 
  3. YMCA Discount
  4. New Proposed Permit Center
  5. Frequently Used Service Hours for Personal Property and the Treasury Division
  6. Background Information for Work Session with the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association
  7. Homes Sales and Recordation Tax Revenues
  8. An Assessment of the Effect of the Governor’s Proposed Cuts on Alexandria’s Revenues
  9. Comparison of Assessment Changes in Northern Virginia Jurisdictions
  10. Residential Land Assessments
DELIVERED MARCH 10, 2008
  1. Tax Alternatives

DELIVERED MARCH 14, 2008

  1. Citywide Transportation Funding Sources and Uses 
  2. Prioritization of Lost NVTA/VDOT Revenue in FY 2009 
  3. Proposed Lotus Notes Migration Project 
  4. Personal Property Tax Options 

DELIVERED MARCH 15, 2008

  1. Real Estate Tax Rate Options for Advertising Purposes 
  2. Estimated FY 2009 Impact of Final State Budget Decisions

DELIVERED MARCH 18, 2008

  1. Report on the 2008 Regular Session and 2008 Special Sessions of the General Assembly 
  2. Impact of Raising Business License Tax Limits 

DELIVERED MARCH 20, 2008

  1. Six-Year Summary of Real Estate Tax Relief Programs Offered by the City of Alexandria 
  2. Staff and Cost Impact of a Consolidated Emergency Communications Center 
  3. Planned Security Elements for the New Alexandria Police Facility 
  4. Proposed Increase in the Number of Copies and the Impact of Reducing the Number of Copies 
  5. Response to Questions Requesting Information on Potential Changes to Employee Pension Plan Contributions 

DELIVERED MARCH 25, 2008

  1. Plans for Future Expansion Space at the New Alexandria Police Facility
  2. Enforcement of Vehicle Registration
  3. Response to Questions Requesting Information on Potential Changes to Retiree Life Insurance
  4. Additional Debt Service Costs of Borrowing $8.5 Million for Crystal City/Potomac Yard Transit Corridor
  5. Planned Binding Projects for FY 2009

DELIVERED MARCH 28, 2008

  1. Use Funds Originally Planned for Site Acquisition for the New APD Facility
  2. Revisiting Implementation of a Red Light Camera Program
  3. The Gridlock Reduction Intervention Program (GRIP)
  4. Deferral of Real Estate Taxes through the Affordable Homeownership Preservation (AHOP) Grant Program
  5. Addition of Three Fire Department Safety Officers for FY 2009
  6. Estimated Fire Station 203 (Cameron Mills) and Fire Station 210 (Eisenhower Valley), FY 2009-2014 Capital Improvement Program Costs and Operating Budget Impact
  7. Planning Considerations for Implementing Recommendations from the 6101 Edsall Road (Alexandria Knolls West) Incident Analysis
  8. City-Wide Workers’ Compensation Costs
  9. Revised Administrative Regulation 7-3 Use of City Vehicles

DELIVERED APRIL 1, 2008

  1. Preliminary Add-Delete Spreadsheet and Procedural Requirements
  2. FY 2009 Budget Recommendations from the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission
  3. Payday Lending Taxation
  4. Estimated Local Income Tax Revenue

DELIVERED APRIL 4, 2008

  1. FY 2009 DASH Discretionary Supplemental Budget Requests
  2. Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
  3. Pay Increase and Bonus Options
  4. Costs and Benefits of Arts and Cultural Districts
  5. City of Alexandria Online Fee Compendium Launch
  6. Cost of RFP for Concessions Vendors at City Pools
  7. Response to Hopkins House Letter Re: Childcare Assistance
  8. FY 2009 Budget Recommendations from the Alexandria Commission on Aging Regarding the Needs of Alexandria’s Senior Citizens and Creating a Livable Community For All
  9. Annual Appropriations to Non-Profit Hospitals
  10. The Prescription Discount Card Programs
  11. The Increased Use of Credit Cards for Online City Transactions
  12. Lighting Conditions at Simpson Field
  13. Response to March 20, 2008 Letter from Alexandria Park and Recreation Commission RE: New Potomac Yard Athletic Fields
  14. Uses of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds

DELIVERED APRIL 5, 2008

  1. Comparator Jurisdiction Pay Raises
  2. FY 2009 Budget Recommendations Regarding of Increase of $50,000 to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

DELIVERED APRIL 10, 2008

  1. Budget Questions and Answers #1
  2. Options for Wayfinding Sinage Funding
  3. Planning Commission Comments on the Proposed FY 2009 – FY 2014 Capital Improvement Program
  4. Status of Housing Trust Fund and Housing Opportunities Fund Monies
  5. Historic Preservation Planning Positions and Board of Architectual Review Fee Increases
  6. Revised Add/Delete Worksheet
  7. FY 2008 and FY 2009 Final Revenue Projections and Adjustments
  8. Status of Dedicated Tax Revenues and Bonds for Affordable Housing
  9. Code Activity Measures Relating to the Complaint Processing and Phone Call Processing Activities

DELIVERED APRIL 11, 2008

  1. Deputy Sheriff/EMT/Fire Marshall Pension Plan Employer Contribution Rate
  2. Pay Increase and Bonus Options for School Employees
  3. Fund for CIP Prioritization Process
  4. Voter Turnout and Outreach Programs

DELIVERED APRIL 12, 2008

  1. FY 2009 Budget Recommendations from the Alexandria Commission of Aging Regarding The Needs of Alexandria’s Senior Citizens and Creating a Livable Community for All (Revised)
  2. Parent Leadership Training Institute Funding History
  3. Other Health Insurance Issues
  4. Add/Delete list Change in Funding Needs for Eisenhower Avenue Widening
  5. Preschool Experience & Free and Reduced Price Lunch Data
  6. Enforcement/Penalty Provisions for City Employees
  7. CIP Prioritization of Projects by Tier

DELIVERED APRIL 14, 2008

  1. Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (BFAAC) Review of the FY 2009 Proposed Budget
  2. Retiree Health Subsidy

DELIVERED APRIL 16, 2008

  1. Alexandria Health Department Request for Director of Emergency Preparedness 

DELIVERED APRIL 18, 2008

  1. Cost to City for Providing a Vehicle License Fee Exemption for Certain Public Safety Officers
  2. City Leave Accrual Policy
  3. Regional Marketing Initiative
  4. List of Current Vacant Positions
  5. Information in Response to City Employee Group Requesting a 5% Market Rate Adjustment
  6. The Need to Focus on Future Budget Challenges and Expenditure Reductions
  7. Tax Options Available for FY 209 Add/Delete Process
  8. Status of City Running Track
  9. Impact of Adding DASH as an Eligible Employer Under the Employee Homeownership Incentive Program (EHIP)
  10. T&ES Solid Waste Questions & Answers #2
  11. Chinquapin Fee Increase to Cover Cost of Two RPCA Aquatics Positions
  12. Little Simpson field, Scoreboard, & Public Address System Conditions
  13. Additional Information on the Implementation of a Red Light Camera Program
  14. Expenditure Reduction and revenue Increase Options Not Included in the Proposed Budget
  15. Expansion of the Existing Mill Road Police Communications Center
DELIVERED APRIL 22, 2008
  1. Technical Adjustments to FY 2009 Proposed General Fund Expenditures
  2. Cost of Having JobLink Perform Criminal Background Checks for Candidates Recommended to Fill Vacant City and/or Quasi City (i.e., ACVA) Agency Vacancies
  3. Green Energy

DELIVERED APRIL 24, 2008

  1. Cost for Establishing and Running a PM 2.5 air Quality Monitoring Station
  2. T&ES Additional Solid Waste Questions & Answers
  3. Alexandria City Public Schools Staff Recommended Adjustments to the FY 2009 School Board Approved Budget
  4. Technical Adjustments to FY 2009 General Fund Expenditures for Sheriff’s Department
  5. Proposal to Enter Into a Self-Funding Arrangement with the Schools for Health Care Benefits Provided by MAMSI/United Health Care

DELIVERED APRIL 25, 2008

  1. Transmittal of Report on the Proposed FY 2009 Information Technology Plan by The Commission on Information Technology
  2. Cost to Produce and Air Television Advertisements Aimed at the Greater Washington Region (DC/MD/VA), Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  3. Potential Budget Additions in Response to Proposed Revisions in Department of Planning and Zoning FY 2008 and FY 2009 Work Program
  4. Questions on the FY 2009 – FY 2014 Proposed IT Plan
  5. Preliminary Add/Delete List for Discussion at the April 28, 2008 Budget Work Session
  6. Fund Raising for the All City Sports Facility
  7. Potential Funding Reallocations
  8. Methods Used to Inform the Public About The Affordable Homeownership Preservation (AHOP) Grant Program

DELIVERED MAY 2, 2008

  1. Technical Adjustments to the out Years of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
    Related to Lost NVTA Funding
  2. Final Add/Delete List for Discussion at the May 5, 2008 Budget Work Session
  3. Transient Occupancy Tax
  4. Traffic Calming
  5. Pay Increase A Options
  6. Ambulance Fees Ordinance

DELIVERED MAY 15, 2008

  1. Final Add/Delete List 

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