Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Questions & Answers

Budget Questions and Answers are used to respond to City Council questions and requests during the budget deliberation process. Budget Questions and Answers for the Fiscal Year 2021 budget process are listed and searchable below by subject.  Click the question's title to view the full question (which may have been abbreviated to fit the title character allotment) and response. You may also view, download and print PDF versions of each question by clicking the "Printable Version" link at the bottom of each question's response. For convenience, the “Printable Version” of every question and answer for the FY 2021 budget development process has also been combined into a single PDF.

5/4/2021 3:23:55 PMCompleteQuestion # 58: Please provide a memorandum for the FY 2022 Budget Final Add/Delete Results.
4/30/2021 4:21:33 PMCompleteQuestion # 57: Please provide a response to the follow up questions from City Council regarding the School Resource Officer Program in the April 27 2021 preliminary add/delete worksession.
4/29/2021 3:51:39 PMCompleteQuestion # 56: Please provide the FY 2022 Revised Add/Delete Memo for Consideration in the Final Add/Delete Worksession.
4/26/2021 4:12:35 PMCompleteQuestion # 55: Provide the FY 2022 Budget Technical Adjustments #2 Memo for Collective Bargaining, Community Policing Review Board, and ACPS/NVCC Concurrent Enrollment Contingencies.
4/16/2021 3:06:18 PMCompleteQuestion # 54: Please provide a memo summary of the Add/Delete Proposals from City Council.
4/14/2021 9:55:05 AMCompleteQuestion # 53: What are the costs and benefits of adding a Green Building staff position in Planning and Zoning, as recommended by the EAP 2040?
4/12/2021 10:42:42 AMCompleteQuestion # 52: What would be the costs and equity implications of eliminating fines for overdue library materials? What are surrounding jurisdictions doing?
4/9/2021 4:17:56 PMCompleteQuestion # 51: What is the scope of the mayoral and city council member positions being transitioned from part time positions to full time positions?
4/8/2021 8:17:42 PMCompleteQuestion # 50: Please provide a summary of revenue re-estimates and technical adjustments for add/delete and recommendations for use of additional revenues.
4/8/2021 10:04:46 AMCompleteQuestion # 49: How does ACPS propose to use the NVCC $400,000 contingent funded in the FY2022 budget?
4/8/2021 9:44:36 AMCompleteQuestion # 48: What is the possibility of starting a parent representation pilot program?
4/8/2021 9:24:46 AMCompleteQuestion # 47: What is staff’s response to the Alexandria Committee of Police’s employee bonus request?
4/8/2021 9:13:32 AMCompleteQuestion # 46: What would it cost to create a language access team to ramp up rapid response multilingual communications appropriate for different demographics such as Arabic, Amharic and Spanish?
4/1/2021 1:52:03 PMCompleteQuestion # 45: What would be the first step and cost for starting to implement the proposed Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Readiness Strategy?
3/25/2021 4:00:17 PMCompleteQuestion # 44: What would be the impact of extending beyond the non-profit residual receipt payment waiver for affordable housing beyond FY 2023?
3/23/2021 12:48:03 PMCompleteQuestion # 43: How much would it cost to purchase and plant 10,000 trees?
3/22/2021 5:44:30 PMCompleteQuestion # 42: How many properties received stormwater fee credits in FY20 and FY21 for improvements made to their properties? How many were residential & how many were commercial?
3/22/2021 5:41:37 PMCompleteQuestion # 41: During repaving in the past four years (2016-2020), what percentage of repaved streets received enhanced bicycle infrastructure as called for in the Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan?
3/22/2021 5:39:32 PMCompleteQuestion # 40: Withdrawn and answered as part of Question # 39.
3/22/2021 5:37:10 PMCompleteQuestion # 39: Please provide the number of days the Detox center was at total capacity, and at capacity for men or women for each CY 2018 and 2019.
3/22/2021 5:34:12 PMCompleteQuestion # 38: Please provide an update to FY21 budget question 44 to provide a memo regarding Council Aide compensation and benefits for City Council consideration.
3/22/2021 5:31:12 PMCompleteQuestion # 37: What is the capital cost and estimated staff time necessary for filling the bike lane gap on Commonwealth Ave between Oak St, Braddock Rd and Cliff St?
3/22/2021 5:30:15 PMCompleteQuestion # 36: How much has the Complete Streets staff spent on outside engineering consultants in each separate calendar year of 2019 and 2020?
3/22/2021 5:26:03 PMCompleteQuestion # 35: Please provide the funding amounts of what our comparator jurisdictions are providing to their local hospital(s) aside from any COVID-19 related expenses.
3/15/2021 9:40:58 AMCompleteQuestion # 34: What would be the estimated increase in the residential refuse fee to remove the necessity of this General Fund transfer?
3/11/2021 12:14:20 PMCompleteQuestion # 33: What are the details of the revised body worn camera implementation proposal?
3/11/2021 12:13:15 PMCompleteQuestion # 32: What is the status of the regional NVJDC use and alternatives study?
3/9/2021 10:58:26 AMCompleteQuestion # 31: What was the budget, staffing and role of the former Office on Women?
3/9/2021 10:55:52 AMCompleteQuestion # 30: What is the background of the 0.6 cent real estate tax dedication for Affordable Housing?
3/9/2021 10:52:08 AMCompleteQuestion # 29: What is the cost to reinstate the Workforce Development Center Program?
3/5/2021 4:17:51 PMCompleteQuestion # 28: Can you provide a revenue estimate for the proposed 5 cent tax on disposable plastic bags ordinance to be effective on October 1, 2021?
3/5/2021 4:10:03 PMCompleteQuestion # 27: Can you please provide an update of FY 2021 Budget Question 56: Update comparator information for Police, Fire, Sheriff and General Scale employee pay?
3/5/2021 4:07:18 PMCompleteQuestion # 26: What would be the fiscal impact of fare elimination for all day and off peak hours on DASH bus service and ridership for FY 2022?
3/5/2021 4:05:54 PMCompleteQuestion # 25: Can you please provide a detailing of the number of children served across the Early Childhood Program Area?
3/5/2021 4:02:25 PMCompleteQuestion # 24: Can you provide a fiscal impact of fully restoring the Pre-COVID CIP Cash Capital level? Please include estimated debt service impact.
3/5/2021 4:00:58 PMCompleteQuestion # 23: Is the City's OPEB Trust Fund proposed reduced contribution for this year informed by an updated actuarial study?
3/5/2021 3:58:34 PMCompleteQuestion # 22: Can you please provide the fiscal impact for the placement of the 5 cameras in school zones prioritized by T&ES in alignment with the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan?
3/5/2021 3:55:25 PMCompleteQuestion # 21: Can you provide the revenue impact of increasing ambulance transport fees to the level originally proposed in the City Manager’s FY 2021 Pre-COVID Operating Budget?
3/5/2021 3:52:59 PMCompleteQuestion # 20: Using existing staffing, what is the capacity for additional tree planting in FY 2022 if new cash capital resources were identified to supplement the $213,000 currently budgeted?
3/5/2021 3:51:24 PMCompleteQuestion # 19: Can you provide the cost breakdown of the individual components funded by the $13.5M budgeted in FY 2023 for the Athletic Field Improvements capital project?
3/5/2021 3:48:33 PMCompleteQuestion # 18: Is transitioning the Fire Vehicles & Apparatus project to cash financing still planned? If so, when?
3/2/2021 1:39:23 PMCompleteQuestion # 17: Can you determine what percentage of our local Sales Tax comes from Internet Sales as a result of the Wayfair legislation?
3/2/2021 11:32:42 AMCompleteQuestion # 16: What are the proposed tax rates, new or increased other taxes, and stormwater fee and tax changes of our neighboring jurisdictions?
2/26/2021 8:36:40 AMCompleteQuestion # 15: How has affordable housing CIP funds been spent to date? Please provide details of what projects are in the pipeline to be financed each year in the CIP?
2/24/2021 9:46:14 AMCompleteQuestion # 14: What would it cost to bring the King Street Trolley back in July and what would be the cost if it started in August?
2/23/2021 2:53:33 PMCompleteQuestion # 13: What are the key issues in the FY 2022 Metro budget?
2/23/2021 1:15:09 PMCompleteQuestion # 10: Can you provide a list of options for providing more flexibility for relief funds (ie elderly and disabled tax relief) and other revenues collection activities such as late fees?
2/23/2021 10:43:14 AMCompleteQuestion # 12: What would be the costs and timeline of implementing HB1103 legislation authority to rank choice voting for local elections?
2/23/2021 10:29:55 AMCompleteQuestion # 11:What are the alternative options to the Taylor Run Stream Restoration project in order to receive credits for our Chesapeake Bay mandate?
2/15/2021 9:56:39 AMCompleteQuestion # 09: Please produce a BFACC memo for Initial Reflections on the City's 2020 Pandemic Response and Context for the Manager's FY22 Budget.
2/15/2021 9:53:08 AMCompleteQuestion # 08: How will the minimum wage increase impact the Summer Youth Employment program and what are the costs to maintain the current number of participants?
2/15/2021 9:51:37 AMCompleteQuestion # 07: What would a renovation of Market Square entail and what would be a rough order of magnitude cost?
2/15/2021 9:50:00 AMCompleteQuestion # 06: What would be the cost and benefits associated with adding a second Therapist to the one included in the proposed budget for the ACORP?
2/15/2021 9:46:01 AMCompleteQuestion # 05: What would be the cost and benefits associated with creating a multi-lingual office or division of immigration affairs?
2/15/2021 9:44:01 AMCompleteQuestion # 04: How many streets are named after Confederate generals, soldiers or political figures in Alexandria, and what would it cost to rename each one?
2/15/2021 9:41:05 AMCompleteQuestion # 03: What resources would be necessary for the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) to create a more proactive or robust oral history program?
2/15/2021 9:37:50 AMCompleteQuestion # 02: What are some options for reallocating APD funding used for school resource officers to DCHS or other departments?
2/15/2021 9:22:41 AMCompleteQuestion # 01: What is the proposed schedule and add/delete process for FY 2022 Budget Deliberations?