Question # 58: Please provide a memorandum for the FY 2022 Budget Final Add/Delete Results.

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Question # 58: Please provide a memorandum for the FY 2022 Budget Final Add/Delete Results. (City Manager Jinks)


Response:


MEMORANDUM

     

DATE:            MAY 4, 2021

 

TO:                 THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

 

FROM:          MORGAN ROUTT, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

 

SUBJECT:     FY 2022 BUDGET FINAL ADD/DELETE RESULTS


Please find attached a summary of decisions made in last night’s final add/delete budget work session (Attachment 1) and the add/delete proposals from City Council (Attachment 2). This summary of final decisions will be posted on the City’s website today, and the motions and resolutions to adopt the budget at tomorrow’s special legislative meeting will be prepared to reflect these decisions.

The result is an FY 2022 General Fund budget of $770,708,947, which is a $17,432,800 or 2.31% increase over the FY 2021 approved budget. 

058 Final Add Delete Table

 The final add/delete changes to the proposed budget include:

  • Revenue re-estimates in the amount of $2,566,034 as described in budget question #50.

  • An increase in the ambulance transportation fee resulting in a $180,000 increase in revenue as described in budget question #21.

  • The addition of $400,000 in Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP) revenue (a $100,000 increase over the original add/delete proposal) as described in budget question #26.

  • Technical adjustments #1 resulting in a net expenditure reduction of $369,518 as described in budget question #50.

  • Technical adjustments #2 to reallocate contingent reserves for the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) concurrent enrollment program ($400,000), collective bargaining ($850,000), and the Independent Community Police Review Board ($388,866) as described in budget question #55. The community police review board contingency was funded at $600,000 in the proposed budget and reduced by $211,134 to $388,866 in technical adjustments due to the receipt of State aid in FY 2021 to be carried over to fund the review board implementation in FY 2022.

  • Elimination of undesignated contingent reserves of $500,000.

  • A $1,000,000 one-time increase in affordable housing funding in the CIP.

  • An $1,470,000 increase in the General Fund transfer to the DASH bus system to fund fare elimination as described in budget question #26.

  • A $50,000 increase in the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA) budget for partial year funding of the oral history program as described in budget question #03.

  • A $45,600 increase in the Workforce Development Center (WDC) budget to increase the Experienced Worker position from part-time to full-time as described in budget question #29.

  • A $120,000 increase in the Planning & Zoning budget to add a green building staff position as recommended in Section 3 of the Energy and Climate Change Action Plan.

  • A $142,000 increase in the General Fund transfer to the Alexandria Library to fund the elimination of late fines for all patrons as described in budget question #52. This is a $72,000 increase over the original add/delete proposal to eliminate juvenile fines.

The reallocation of $789,909 from the Police Department budget for School Resource Officers to contingent reserves with direction (see budget question #54) that staff present a proposal with input from ACPS to City Council at the second legislative meeting in June for use of the funding for mental health resources for school age children, Teen Wellness Center, an additional Behavioral Health Specialist for the Alexandria Crisis Intervention and Co-responding Program (ACORP) pilot program, or other similar needs identified by staff. The School Resource Officer program is described in budget questions #02 and #57, and ACORP is described in budget question #06.

  • A one-time 1.0% base salary bonus for City employees and State employees of the Alexandria Health Department and the Public Defender Office with the following conditions at a cost of $1,692,603:
    • All active regular full-time and part-time employees will be eligible to receive a one-time 1% bonus.
    • The 1% one-time bonus will not be built into ongoing pay and will be paid as a lump sum.
    • Seasonal and temporary employees would be eligible for this bonus. 
    • Election day poll workers would not be eligible for this bonus. The Registrar’s other employees would eligible.
    • Per the City’s MOU with the Virginia Department of Health, all Alexandria Health Department (AHD) employees would be eligible for the 1% bonus/$500 minimum/prorated amounts (see below). AHD is determining whether VDH would allow temporary AHD workers to receive this bonus. The FEMA paid workers who have just started to work the vaccination PODs would not be eligible.
    • All courts employees and the Public Defender’s Office would be eligible, except for judges.
    • Minimum bonus amount paid will be $500 and pro-rated for part time workers ($125, $250, $375), if applicable.
    • Bonus is a percentage of regular full-time employees’ annualized base salary (“regular pay”) as of first day of FY 2022 first pay period (or 6/26/2021).
    • Bonus for regular part-time employees’ will be pro-rated and calculated based on employees’ base pay rate and their standard schedule as follows:
      • 0.25 FTE (25% of bonus)
      • 0.50 FTE (50% of bonus)
      • 0.75 FTE (75% of bonus)
      • 1.00 FTE (100% of bonus)
    • Bonuses will be paid the second pay period of July 2021. It will mean more to employees to get the money early in the year.

  • A $24.22 increase in the residential refuse collection fee, from $460.00 to $484.22, and a corresponding $500,000 reduction in the General Fund transfer to the residential refuse special revenue fund to fund new vehicles required to bring yard-waste collection and recycling in-house from the residential refuse collection fee instead of the General Fund as described in budget question #34.

  • A $4,651 reduction in Non-Departmental expenditures as described in budget question #56.

  • CIP municipal fiber project savings of $3,200,000 is reallocated to the Hensley Park renovation project in FY 2022 to accelerate phase 2 as described in budget question #19.

  • The $50,000 reduction in Police overhire funding originally proposed to fund the OHA oral history program was not included in the final add/delete decisions. The Police overhire budget remains at $500,000 as proposed.


Attachment 1 – Final Add/Delete Worksheet

Attachment 2 – Summary of FY 2022 General Fund Budget Add/Delete Proposals

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