Summary of Decisions from the Final Add/Delete Work Session
The attached worksheet reflects the decisions made by City Council at the Monday, April 29, 2019, final add/delete budget work session. As detailed in the table below, the result of these decisions is a General Fund budget of $761,542,268 to be adopted at the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 special legislative meeting. A full list of all Add/Delete decisions can be found in Attachment 1, FY 2020 Final Add/Delete Worksheet.
General Fund expenditures increase $13.1 million or 1.75% over the FY 2019 Approved Budget and $0.5 million compared to the City Manager’s FY 2020 Proposed Budget. The $0.5 million increase in City Operations includes additional funding for the following items: an additional $77,605 in the ACPS operating transfer, $200,000 for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) local grant match, and $17,400 for an additional three months of King Street corridor lighting.
Final Add/Delete decisions includes funding for the following items in Contingent Reserves: $75,000 for C-PACE startup costs, $200,000 for early childhood capacity expansion, $100,000 for a universal representation access program, $62,600 for SNAP outreach and the double dollar SNAP dollar program expansion, and $330,000 for the Sheriff’s Department pay and benefit contingency. Funding for one half the of INOVA Alexandria Hospital ($490,575) allocation and a new Zoning Inspector in Planning and Zoning ($83,595) are moved to Contingent Reserves for further review. In all Contingent Reserve allocations staff will prepare a docket item with recommendations for Council consideration.
Special Revenue Funds
Final Add/Delete decisions increase the Residential Refuse fee from $406 in the City Manager’s Proposed Budget to $411 annually. The additional $5.00 increase will generate $102,846 for WasteSmart initiatives. This item will also be held in contingency until City Council receives and approves a docket item with recommendation for implementation.
Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
Additionally, the final add/delete work session decisions have an impact on the Capital Budget. As detailed in the table below, the result of the decisions is an FY 2020 Capital Budget of $140.0 million, an increase of $0.9 million or 0.6% from the City Manager’s Proposed CIP. This increase reflects the transfer of $708,750 from the ACPS operating transfer to the CIP for textbook replacement. Also included are two technical adjustments: $100,000 transfer from the equipment replacement fund balance to the Energy Management CIP project for the community electric vehicle infrastructure strategy as well as an increase of $46,200 in the transfer from the Affordable Housing Fund to the CIP to reflect the additional portion of the restaurant meals tax revenue re-estimate.
The FY 2020 to 2029 CIP totals $1.6 billion, an increase of $0.9 million from the City Manager’s Proposed CIP. This increase assumes the funding for year one of the ACPS text book replacement schedule and staff will develop a future year plan next year. The FY 2020 Capital Budget and FY 2020 to 2029 Capital Improvement Program will also be adopted at the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 special legislative meeting.