Fiscal Year 17 Budget Memos

Budget Memoranda are used to respond to City Council questions and requests during the budget deliberation process. Budget Memoranda for the Fiscal Year 2017 budget process are listed and searchable below by subject.

You may also view PDFs of FY 2017 Budget Memoranda by date delivered to Alexandria City Council. 

5/3/2016 4:40:28 PMWhat were the decisions from the Final Add-Delete Work Session?
4/29/2016 5:20:47 PMCan you provide the updated Add-Delete List for the final Add/Delete Worksession?
4/29/2016 4:54:01 PMCan you provide some analysis regarding preventative fire hydrant maintenance?
4/29/2016 4:07:14 PMCan you provide a follow-up regarding Medic and Fire Pay?
4/28/2016 4:59:04 PMAre the kids receiving wrap around services while in NVJDC, and if so what are they? What are some outcomes of the Center in terms of social services/getting children on the right path?
4/28/2016 4:46:14 PMWhat is the cost of discounting City garage and parking lot fees for churches and other uses?
4/26/2016 10:39:51 AMWhat are the FY 2017 budget add/delete items that are eligible for consideration in the Preliminary Add/Delete work session on Tuesday, April 26, 2016?
4/22/2016 4:59:51 PMWhat is the process for Council to release ACPS funding from contingent reserves?
4/21/2016 4:09:40 PMWhat would be the cost for minimum staffing at the two Rec Centers that are going to have their centers closed at 6:00 pm?
4/21/2016 2:59:35 PMWhat information can be provided regarding the establishment of a parks foundation?
4/21/2016 2:53:55 PMWhat is the amount of non-designated funds available in Contingent Reserves after technical adjustments have been made?
4/21/2016 2:13:23 PMWhat resources would be necessary in the FY 2017 budget to support the efforts of small business owners in Old Town who want to establish a Business Improvement District?
4/21/2016 10:41:12 AMWhat are the revenue re-estimates and technical budget adjustments proposed by staff for add/delete?
4/21/2016 9:56:27 AMWhat would be the cost to operate holiday lights year-round?
4/21/2016 9:33:14 AMHow does the average Alexandria tax bill compare to other Northern Virginia jurisdictions?
4/20/2016 4:47:33 PMCan Staff please provide analysis of the potential consolidation of these capital efforts into a combined capital project advancing Complete Streets maintenance, construction and repair?
4/20/2016 4:02:48 PMWhat is the Staff response to questions included in the Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) letter to City Council?
4/20/2016 3:34:11 PMWhat are the recommended capital project investments for an additional second and third cent on the real property tax rate?
4/20/2016 10:44:30 AMShould the Medics receive a pay adjustment for market reasons?
4/19/2016 12:54:14 PMWhere would the recommended pay of 2.5% put Alexandria fire pay if we excluded jurisdictions like Loudoun and Prince William that work 42 hours vs the City's 56 hour work weeks?
4/19/2016 12:45:29 PMCan you please provide background on the dedicated penny for affordable housing - when was it started? How much money was generated? How was it used? Why was it discontinued?
4/19/2016 11:37:07 AMWhat would be the amount of money we would reduce in our contribution to State employees to equate to the increase that the General Assembly gave out?
4/18/2016 12:59:25 PMWhat is the status of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee (BFAAC) analysis for the FY 2017 City Manager's Proposed Budget?
4/18/2016 11:43:37 AMCan you please detail the implementation plan and schedule for the Fire Department Vehicles and Apparatus capital project? Does this include new apparatus, or only replacement of existing?
4/18/2016 10:24:59 AMWhat is the amount of ACPS funding included in the most recent State budget?
4/18/2016 10:20:23 AMHas the “City Hall Renovation & HVAC Replacement” project been re-scoped?
4/18/2016 10:15:30 AMWould an additional $50,000 of overtime (beyond what is already proposed) also be fully offset by ticket revenue? What is the break-even point?
4/18/2016 10:03:29 AMCan you provide some analysis regarding compensation and classification information?
4/14/2016 12:05:45 PMCan you please provide the operating budget impact for potential library hour expansion proposals?
4/14/2016 11:44:34 AMWhat are the specifics of the dental services reduction?
4/14/2016 8:40:04 AMWhat would it cost to install ADA compliant door operators on the Cameron Street entrance to City Hall?
4/14/2016 8:37:15 AMCan you give an update of the study on Council Aide salaries as well as an idea of the amount of funding needed to increase salaries based on this study?
4/13/2016 6:15:05 PMWhat budget reductions were considered but not recommended by the City Manager?
4/13/2016 6:08:11 PMWhat is the proposal to restore the senior congregate meals program at Charles Houston?
4/13/2016 5:45:14 PMWhat is the plan for operating the proposed centralized Pre-K facility?
4/13/2016 5:19:58 PMWhat would it cost to start the King Street Trolley at 7 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends assuming no other changes in hours?
4/13/2016 2:04:03 PMIn regards to General Schedule Employee Compensation, what would a 1% salary increase cost (with and without ACPS included)?
4/12/2016 11:38:21 AMWhy wasn't the new Health Department CFMP project, including large future renovations, anticipated prior to this year’s proposed CIP? What is the criticality of these efforts?
4/11/2016 5:34:54 PMCan you please provide a budget proposal outlining the use of contingent reserve funding set aside in the City Manager FY 2017 Proposed Budget for traffic enforcement initiatives?
4/11/2016 9:30:49 AMCan staff provide some analysis regarding the Health Care coverage gap and Health Fair/Clinic proposal presented to City Council at the March 14, 2016 budget public hearing?
4/8/2016 1:13:48 PMWhy does staff recommend overtime instead of over-hire positions within the Alexandria Fire Department?
4/8/2016 9:49:26 AMWhat would be the cost and program specifics of creating a Titans Lounge? What was the average daily or weekly attendance when the program was in operation?
4/6/2016 1:46:58 PMWhat is the history of the Cash/Bond Split for the CIP?
4/6/2016 11:55:18 AMHow many youth are served as walk-ins to the Charles Barrett and Nannie J. Lee recreation centers?
4/5/2016 6:15:14 PMWhat is the facility requirement and cost to completely eliminate the ACPS student capacity gap?
4/5/2016 5:09:27 PMWhat is total budgeted overtime for Fire Marshals if Council were to approve the additional $39,330 that is proposed?
4/5/2016 3:50:09 PMWhat staff support is currently being provided to the Commission on Women and what support is proposed with the elimination of two positions in DCHS?
4/5/2016 3:45:25 PMWhat MGM report initiatives were included in the proposed budget?
4/5/2016 2:46:09 PMCan you provide a refresh of Budget Memo 16 from FY 2016 regarding Early Childhood funding and capacity?
4/5/2016 1:01:03 PMWhat is the distribution of Pre-K students in ACPS?
4/5/2016 12:54:26 PMWhat is the estimated cost of the projected future maintenance of the Torpedo Factory (including roof replacement)?
4/5/2016 12:28:56 PMWhy does the proposed budget include an increase of the residential refuse fee to $353 (an increase of 5%) to maintain cost recovery of current services?
4/5/2016 10:59:55 AMCan you please provide a refresh of FY 2015 Budget Memo 18 (the section relating to courthouse safety and security)? Has the review and certification referenced in 2014 been completed?
4/1/2016 10:49:24 AMGiven the pace of development and the developer contributions, does the Seminary Road and Beauregard Street Ellipse project require delay in the CIP?
4/1/2016 10:44:40 AMThe proposed budget realizes savings of $46,945 from the reduction of the Turf Management Program. What increase in the Field Use fees could be adopted to fund restoration of current service levels?
4/1/2016 10:38:08 AMWhat is the remaining OPERATING sidewalk maintenance allocation? What sidewalk maintenance is performed as an operating expenditure that is not performed under the expanded CIP project?
3/31/2016 2:48:47 PMWhat policy alternatives are staff considering regarding the $174,806 that the proposed budget placed in contingent reserves to fund potential personnel increases to comply with PREA obligations?
3/30/2016 1:54:03 PMWhat do the applicable national standards advise for preventative fire hydrant work? Are there existing fees that can be increased to prevent this reduction?
3/30/2016 1:28:45 PMWhy invest in Health Department staffing?
3/30/2016 11:27:33 AMAre there any dependencies or opportunities with the planned Minnie Howard athletic facilities investments and the upcoming ACPS Minnie Howard capital investment?
3/30/2016 11:23:17 AMWhat is the financial impact on the Athletic Fields Improvement Capital Program if the City were to transition to natural infill alternatives for our artificial turf installations?
3/30/2016 11:20:28 AMCan we receive more detail on the implications of the reduction to Lighting Professional Services proposed?
3/30/2016 11:10:21 AMWhat would be the fiscal impact of offering a 50% abatement of the field use fee to a child meeting ACPS Free/Reduced Lunch Criteria who was offered a youth sports league registration scholarship?
3/30/2016 9:19:21 AMWhy is the addition of 0.4 FTE for administering the SNAP/EBT program at the Old Town Farmer’s Market not being funded by the vendor fees? What increase in the vendor fees would be necessary to do so?
3/28/2016 1:14:39 PMWhat has been the staffing history over the past several years (authorized versus actual) for the 2 vacant call taking positions within the 911 center that were eliminated from the proposed budget?
3/25/2016 4:26:03 PMThe proposed budget provided for 3 Emergency Therapist position to address an increase in emergency mental health calls. Can you provide call volume for recent years, and previous staffing levels?
3/25/2016 4:20:23 PMThe proposed budget realizes savings of $24,000 from the reduction of City Marina Security Services. What increase the marina fees could be adopted to fund restoration of current service levels?
3/24/2016 11:02:39 AMWhat is the overall budget for the Comprehensive Physicals for all Fire Department uniformed employees? How are these physicals sourced?
3/24/2016 10:51:10 AMWhat would be the required change in the Vehicular Personal Property Tax Rate in order to eliminate the Vehicle Decal Fee and remain revenue neutral?
3/23/2016 2:40:17 PMCan you please provide a breakdown of the $3.3 million of real estate tax relief programs currently provided by the City?
3/23/2016 2:17:09 PMCan further details be provided on the necessity of a proposed $61,080, 0.50 FTE, position in Historic Building and Artifact Preservation?
3/23/2016 12:31:57 PMWhat is the potential impact of the advertised maximum real estate property tax on the average residential tax bill?
3/23/2016 12:14:03 PMIs there a new practice of budgeting for vacancy factors within the departments?
3/22/2016 1:56:51 PMAre there other components of the remaining $889,839 of spending within the Pension Administration area that can instead be funded by the applicable pension funds?
3/14/2016 4:08:49 PMWhat information can be provided concerning the proposed establishment of a new Community Matching Fund to raise capital funds to improve the City’s parks?
3/14/2016 3:45:17 PMWhat is the consolidation of the Senior Congregate Meal Programs?
3/14/2016 2:58:28 PMWhat is the current estimated cost for the completion of the infrastructure portion of the City's broadband strategy?
3/11/2016 3:43:47 PMWhat is the Status of Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) Proposed Pre-K Center Funding and Planning?