FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

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Steve Adler
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FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Steve Adler »

Colleagues,
As we prepare for budget adoption next week (11th-13th, if needed), here is how I would anticipate managing the process during our meeting, subject to the will of the Council:

- Please post draft budget amendments to the message board on this thread and submit to Bard Sinclair in the Budget Office by close of business today (8/6) to allow colleagues, staff, and the public to review. Amendments posted later will still be eligible for consideration. [Note that later filed amendments and directions (riders) may be considered after consideration of those filed by today; and Staff indicates that later filed amendments possibly may be left out of any summary roll-up prepared by staff.] Please use the standard form that was distributed by the Budget office last week for your amendments.

- The meeting will begin with a presentation by City staff on any updates to the initial City Manager proposal based on their professional recommendations. This will be the base motion.

- Time will then be given for every council member to lay out their proposed amendments and budget riders.

- We will then discuss on the dais the various proposals, concepts and priorities.

- It would be helpful if staff’s roll-up summary separated revenue/source proposals from spending proposals, and if spending proposals could be grouped by SD23 priorities as above (as done before).

- We will then consider amendments or concepts for increasing revenue levels, including taxes and fees, as well as other revenue adjustments to establish a preliminary amount of one-time and on-going funding available for Council spending priorities.

- Then we will consider amendments and divide the question on any amendment that seeks to both find new monies and to spend those monies (to the degree that any revenue sourcing was not already handled, above). In other words, Council may accept an amendment that finds or frees up revenue and choose to spend that revenue differently than how it was proposed to be spent.

- S
Mayor
Ashley Richardson
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ashley Richardson »

On behalf of Council Member Tovo -

Dear colleagues,

I look forward to reviewing your proposals in the coming days. Below are the amendments I intend to put forth for consideration during the budget adoption process.

Amendment #1 – Austin Voices for Youth and Education Community Schools Coordinators
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145123.pdf
Summary Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140718.pdf
Supplemental Information: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140743.pdf

Amendment #2 – College Campus Food Insecurity Grant Program
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145155.pdf
College Student Commission recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140827.pdf

Amendment #3 – Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC) Clinical Case Managers
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150230.pdf
FY 20-21 Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114241.pdf
April 16, 2021 Homeless Outreach Street Team and Downtown Austin Community Court Resource Update memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140908.pdf

Amendment #4 – Healthcare for the Homeless Health and Wellness Center
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145232.pdf
Item from Council: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=350758
Resolution No. 20201203-048: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 141131.pdf
December 10, 2020 Health Care for the Homeless Health and Wellness Recommendation for Council Action: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 141150.pdf

Amendment #5 – Licensed Mental Health Professionals on the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST)
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150355.pdf
FY 20-21 Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114241.pdf
April 16, 2021 Homeless Outreach Street Team and Downtown Austin Community Court Resource Update memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140908.pdf

Amendment #6 – EMS Equipment for Downtown
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145320.pdf

Amendment #7 – Grackle Green Micropark Maintenance
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145356.pdf

As I review newly posted answers in the Q&A, confer with staff, and possibly identify new needs, I’ll be sure to post and circulate any new amendments as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend,

Kathie
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Office of Kathie Tovo, Council Member District 9
Jessica Coronado
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Jessica Coronado »

On behalf of Councilwoman Fuentes


Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Colleagues:

I have found our recent discussions on the FY 2021-2022 budget to be insightful and constructive. Together, I know we will approve funding for the upcoming fiscal year that meets the needs of the communities we have the privilege to serve. As you all know, my top priority remains building the City’s Community Health Worker (CHW) capacity.

Budget Amendment: Community Health Workers
Further discussions with public health officials and community partners since my July 1, 2021 message board post have further illuminated the dire need to fund a community-facing solution to the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and access issues, which have contributed to our City reentering the Stage 5 Risk Guidelines. The fight against the virus will continue for months to come. Increasing Austin Public Health’s (APH) CHW capacity is critical to provide our constituents with the resources needed to increase confidence and overall vaccination rates.

Community Health Workers are frontline agents of change, helping to reduce health disparities in underserved communities. These trusted essential workers have PhDs in their community and know best how to address the root causes of vaccine hesitancy, which varies depending on past experiences with health care providers and institutions. Ensuring a blended approach of building APH’s CHW capacity and expanding current contracts, or initiating new ones, with community partners who already employ trained CHWs will help establish trust in our public health institutions that will have both short and long-term benefits.

Misinformation similarly continues to be a barrier to increasing vaccinations rates. Studies show that employers believe health education and promotion to be the most important activity carried out by CHWs. The provision of accurate information by trusted members of the community is necessary to stem the tide of misinformation.

We cannot afford to miss an opportunity to meet the health care needs of the moment. The virus continues to plague all of our communities. Zip codes in my own district continue to see an alarming rise in cases and hospitalizations.

This is why I am bringing forth an amendment that will save lives and help us defeat the virus once-and-for-all. I propose we allocate an additional $1 million to the current $500,000 for CHWs in the proposed budget to increase the number of temporary CHWs for the next fiscal year, promote current Community Workers who are licensed CHWs to CHW positions, and expanding or initiating CHW contracts with community partners.

Budget Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 60624.xlsx

I want to thank APH staff, especially Director Sturrup, for bringing forth funding for CHW capacity building in the proposed budget and working with my office to identify how best to address the vaccine hesitancy and lack of access plaguing our communities.

Budget Rider: Pilot Displacement Prevention Navigator Program
Displacement in the midst of the City’s rapid growth, a global pandemic, and natural disasters is a consistent concern for Austinites. These impacts are being felt most severely by communities of color and working-class families. Indeed, the Median Family Income continues to rise to nearly triple digits ($97,600) across Austin. In total, 45% of renters and 22% of homeowners in Austin pay 30% or more of their income to housing costs.

Our hardworking Housing & Planning Department (H&P) have developed numerous programs and initiatives that help Austinites combat displacement. Unfortunately, many are unaware of these life-changing resources. This lack of awareness and access to these resources is a concern that must be addressed.

For this reason, I am bringing forth a budget rider that tasks one of the new full-time employees (FTEs) in the H&P Displacement & Prevention Division to develop and implement a Pilot Displacement Prevention Navigator Program through which the City would contract with community based organizations to work with and inform residents in impacted areas of the various housing resources that are available to them. This program would be broader than outreach, as it also provides education and one-on-one assistance for households to apply for services within the City to protect them from displacement.

Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 60703.xlsx

Funding for this pilot program should be procured from new funds or current funds in the General Fund, Housing and Trust Fund, or Project Connect Anti-Displacement funds—as decided by staff.

I want to thank H&P staff, especially Nefertitti Jackmon, for their tireless work on this important issue.

Policy Direction: Flood Resilience
In January, I authored a resolution dedicated to flood resilience to address impacts of major flood events for our community, especially those facing socio-economic challenges. In response, the Watershed Protection Department (WPD) has included two FTEs in the proposed budget dedicated to community engagement efforts as a step toward environmental, economic, and social resilience.

I am bringing forward a policy directive to ensure City staff can continue to direct support and resources to the community in the areas of resident support, increased communication, and additional tools needed for overall emergency preparedness.

Policy Direction: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 52129.xlsx

Thank you to City Manager Cronk and the Budget Office for their commitment to bring us a balanced budget. I look forward to our continued conversations and to working with you all to meet the needs of the upcoming fiscal year.

Yours in community,
Vanessa
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Steve Adler
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Steve Adler »

Please see below for three budget amendments and one budget rider.

Adler Budget Amendment 1: Homeless Strategy Office Staffing
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164756.pdf

Adler Budget Amendment 2: Vaccine Incentive
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164813.pdf

Adler Budget Amendment 3: Guaranteed Income Pilot
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164834.pdf

Adler Budget Rider 1: Direction for a Market Study of Council Member Compensation and Office Support
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 164851.pdf
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Jessica Coronado
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Jessica Coronado »

On behalf of Councilwoman Fuentes, please see below for PDF versions of:

Fuentes Budget Amendment: Community Health Workers
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170011.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider: Pilot Displacement Prevention Navigator Program
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170054.pdf

Fuentes Policy Direction: Flood Resilience
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170124.pdf
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Ann Kitchen
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

Mayor

I have sent my amendments to the staff before COB, but am having some technical challenges getting them posted here. I expect to post them shortly.

Best
Ann Kitchen
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Ann Kitchen
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Alison Alter
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Alison Alter »

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking forward to continuing our budget discussion next week. Below please find four amendments that I would like to offer. Note that I am preparing three budget riders that I will post early next week related to EMS staffing, the Victim Services and 911 Call Center Compensation Study, and likely one more.

ALTER 1: AFD/EMS Resilience -- Allocate $1.5 million savings realized as a result of the Loop 360/Davenport Fire & EMS station delay and use those funds for specific AFD and EMS training and equipment needs related to resilience (wildfire preparedness, active attacker situations, and generators).
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 173810.pdf
Memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 173728.pdf

ALTER 2: Investing in medical services and response within the OCMO and EMS.
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 173909.pdf
Memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 173952.pdf

ALTER 3: Victim Services -- Utilize funding in the Victim Services budget that has been freed up by new Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant money to fund new positions within the division, increase the amount in the Victim Services Emergency Assistance Fund, and expand emergency financial assistance for survivors as recommended by the RPS SSVVP Work Group.
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 170321.pdf

ALTER 4: Additional One-Time Stipend for sworn staff (amendment to Casar proposal)
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172936.pdf

Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10
Ann Kitchen
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

Colleagues

Below are my budget amendments/direction. I have spoken to each of these from the dais.

I also expect to be posting additional direction on the Message Board on Monday regarding staffing for Project Connect anti-displacement related strategies (budget neutral) and carrying through recommendations related to cadet curriculum review (budget neutral).

I may also have an amendment related to additional aspects of AustinCARES and am working with staff to understand/identify any additional needs to fully implement the program.

KITCHEN #1. DIRECTION TO BEGIN PHASE II OF HEAL INITIATIVE, FUNDED FROM ARPA:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 80006.xlsx

KITCHEN #2. EXTENTION OF MEADOWS CONTRACT FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF AUSTIN CARES:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 80046.xlsx

KITCHEN #3. NEXT INSTALLMENT ON ICONIC VENUE FUND, COUNCIL VOTED TO FUND IN DECEMBER:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 80200.xlsx

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
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Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
Mackenzie Kelly
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Mackenzie Kelly »

Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Colleagues,

I have enjoyed the discussions regarding the FY 2021-2022 budget. I look forward to reading your amendments and working with you in adopting a budget that best serves the community.

Amendment #1 - Fund a full-time Public Health Educator position that works directly with people experiencing homelessness to connect them with resources that enables them to keep their pets and help decrease shelter intake with co-sponsors Council Members Pool and Kitchen.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 190605.pdf

Budget Rider #1 – Monday, I intend to bring forward a budget rider with co-sponsors Council Members Alter, Pool and Kitchen.

I look forward to your input and working together towards improving our city.

Warmest,
-mk
Council Member, District 6
Paige Ellis
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Paige Ellis »

Colleagues,

After having discussed these items on the Message Board, on the dais, and with my colleagues, I plan to offer the following amendments with CMs Alter and Pool as cosponsors:

Parks and Recreation Department:
1) Park Ranger Program FTEs & affiliated costs: $1,632,932
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192828.pdf
a. 12 new FTEs (2 teams of 6): $847,932
b. Seasonal/Temporary Park Staff $200,000
c. Equipment (vehicles, radios, bikes, supplies): $490,000
d. De-escalation & equity-based training: $25,000
e. Overtime: $70,000
f. Office supplies, technology & uniforms: $35,500

2) 7.5 Facilities & Grounds Maintenance FTEs: $615,000
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192908.pdf
a. Facilities 4.5 FTEs: $315,000
b. Grounds 3.0 FTEs: $300,000

I look forward to our discussions and collaboration over the next week as we work to adopt a budget in this difficult year. I am proud to have cosponsored the Homestead and Senior/Disabled Exemption increases which will provide financial relief throughout the community.

With regard to my other priorities for this budget cycle- funding for increased EMS Staffing, PARD After School Programming, and Workforce First, I’d like to thank Council Members Alter and Pool for taking the lead on those particular items, and I am happy to cosponsor them. And I appreciate that the funding requests for CAPCOG’s Clean Air Coalition and the Parks and Recreation Department’s Capital Improvements needs as specified by the Austin Parks Foundation have been included in the City Manager’s Proposal.

Out of my conversations with the community recently I am working on 2 Future IFCs:
-Living Streets
-Expanded Youth Cadet Programs

Thank you,
Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
Council Member, District 8
Louisa Brinsmade
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Louisa Brinsmade »

On behalf of CM Pool:

Council Member Pool offers the following two budget amendments, and thanks her co-sponsors for their support.

Budget Amendment #1: Essential Child Care at City Rec Centers
$900,000 ongoing General Fund dollars to increase access to after-school and summer time programs at PARD's City recreation centers for young students in underserved areas with a high need for affordable and high quality child care; an additional $300,000 in "KO"s is needed for six vans to transport students from school to the rec centers, which provides savings compared to the current vehicle leasing costs: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 194640.pdf

Budget Amendment #2: Workforce First program
$141,167 of ongoing funds from Drainage Utility Fees within the Watershed Protection Department for a Workforce First increase to grow the employment and social services program for people experiencing homelessness with an additional work crew, along with a supervisor, a case manager, and an operations manager to support multiple crews: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 194133.pdf

Looking forward to the discussion.
Policy Advisor
Office of Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7
Greg Casar
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Greg Casar »

*Reposting into this thread:


Colleagues,

Please see my budget amendments below:

CASAR-1: Additional One-time Stipend
Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Kitchen, CM Renteria
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 183143.pdf

CASAR-2: Family Violence Shelter Contingency
Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Ellis, CM Tovo, Mayor Adler
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142503.pdf

CASAR-3: Anti-Displacement
Cosponsors: CM Fuentes, CM Renteria
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 182754.pdf

CASAR-BR1: Forensics/911
Cosponsors: CM Alter, CM Kitchen, Mayor Adler
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142735.pdf

-Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
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Mackenzie Kelly
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Mackenzie Kelly »

Colleagues,

Kelly Budget Rider 1: Direction for a Modified Police Cadet Academy in FY 2021-22.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 195256.pdf

As of August 9th, 2021, there are 168 APD police vacancies. In addition to vacancies, officers are leaving the department at a rate of 15 to 20 per month. Currently there is an average 9-minute response time to calls from Austin residents. The modified cadet class would help provide up to 30 new police cadets and help fill the vacancies, increase officer retention and shorten response time to critical emergency calls. In the event the City Manager moves forward with the modified cadet class, the cadet class must adhere to the requirements set forth in Resolution No. 20210325 related to the start of APD Academy 145th cadet class and the completion of the academy evaluator’s report, including the recommendations of the Academy Curriculum Review Committee. APD is directed to return to Council with a progress report detailing the status of recommendation implementation for a modified APD Academy. Recruiting for the modified class must follow the relevant recommendations from the process set forth in Resolution No. 20191205-066. A modified cadet class shall only commence in FY 2021-22 if funding is already available in APD’s budget.

Thank you to co-sponsors CM Pool and CM Kitchen for your support of this budget rider.

Warm Regards,

mk
Council Member, District 6
Ann Kitchen
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

Colleagues
Attached are my budget amendments and riders, with links to the documents. I have also summarized the budget impact of each, and the co-sponsors and welcome anyone else who would like to be shown as a co-sponsor

1) HEAL INITIATIVE PHASE TWO (Fuentes, Kelly, Pool). ARPA Funding Direction ($6 M) to implement Phase II of the Health Initiative and serve at least 200 people over the next year. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192108.pdf

2) AUSTIN CARES PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER (Casar, Kelly, Pool). Budget Amendment ($63,000). Extension of Program Implementation Manager for 3 months for Austin Cares Program: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192038.pdf

3) ICONIC VENUE FUND (Fuentes, Pool) Budget Amendment ($2.5 M) for the 2nd installment payment for the Iconic Venue Fund; Council passed resolution in December for additional payments over the next five years to reach full funding goals of $15 million: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 175749.pdf

4) APD CURRICULUM REVIEW PROCESS. (Alter, Casar, Kelly) Budget Rider (Budget Neutral). Direction for the APD Curriculum Review Process to follow requirements in Resolution 20210325-037 related to the start of the academy and the curriculum review process:http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 192137.pdf

5) ANTI-DISPLACEMENT/JPA RIDER. (Pool, Fuentes, Tovo) Budget Rider (Budget Neutral) Direction for negotiating administrative costs in the JPA to ensure use of $300 million entirely for programs and projects that address anti-displacement in alignment with the Contract with the Voters: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 175901.pdf

6. PARENTAL LEAVE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL (Casar, Ellis, Fuentes). Budget Rider (Budget Neutral). Direction to develop options to extend parental leave benefits to sworn personnel: 
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 210627.pdf

Best Regards

Ann Kitchen
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Ann Kitchen
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Natasha Harper-Madison
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Natasha Harper-Madison »

Colleagues,

I look forward to our continued budget discussions. Please see the attached amendment I intend to offer this week:

HARPER-MADISON 1: Allocate an additional $480,000 in one-time funds to Housing and Planning to develop the Northeast Austin District Plan (NEADP) as an attachment to Imagine Austin. With additional direction for staff to return at the mid-year with funding scenarios for additional district planning efforts based on the NEADP model for areas to be determined by Council.

Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 211622.pdf
Info Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 211540.pdf
Related Memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 212617.pdf

Thank you to my cosponsors, as well as staff for working with my office to identify the appropriate amount of funds needed to ensure this initiative is fully funded. I not only believe this vision plan will help guide the development of this area to create complete communities, but will ultimately be the model for equitable planning in the city as a whole and look forward to seeing it come to fruition.

Kind Regards,
Natasha
Natasha Harper-Madison
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Ann Kitchen
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

Colleagues

Attached is my revised HEAL amendment - which adds CM Tovo as a co-sponsor. The language is the same as I posted yesterday.

HEAL INITIATIVE PHASE TWO (Fuentes, Kelly, Pool, Tovo). ARPA Funding Direction ($6 M) to implement Phase II of the Health Initiative and serve at least 200 people over the next year

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104102.pdf

Best
Ann Kitchen
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Ann Kitchen
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Greg Casar
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Greg Casar »

Colleagues,

I have updates to my first and third amendment and will be proposing an additional amendment. I’ve posted them below:

*UPDATED* CASAR-1: Additional One-time Stipend
I’ve updated the stipend tiers to match the existing 3-tier structure and have updated the cost of stipends for temps. The cost associated with this shift is minimal.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150153.pdf

CASAR-2: Family Violence Shelter Contingency
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142503.pdf

*UPDATED* CASAR-3: Anti-Displacement
There are no changes to the total cost, but I have shifted $250,000 from housing subsidies in my original proposal to go towards the tenant stabilization program in the housing trust fund at the request of CM Fuentes who is a co-sponsor.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150224.pdf

*NEW* CASAR-4: Violence Intervention Programs
This amendment is budget neutral as it directs the City Manager to issue debt to fund equipment in the APD budget and shifting those freed up dollars towards gun violence prevention programs. I am happy to split this amendment up into two parts if it is the desire of Council. I believe that with an increase in gun violence, expanding these programs makes good sense.
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150704.pdf

CASAR-BR1: Forensics/911
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 142735.pdf

-Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4
Alison Alter
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Alison Alter »

Colleagues,

Below please find an updated ALTER 2 amendment, incorporating finalized numbers from the budget office, as well as my two budget riders:

ALTER Amendment 2 - UPDATED: EMS/OCMO
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 150022.pdf

ALTER Rider 1: Addressing EMS staffing, billing, and cost-of-service
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145819.pdf

ALTER Rider 2: Compensation Study for APD 911 Call Takers and for Victim Services
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 145359.pdf

Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10
Paige Ellis
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Paige Ellis »

Colleagues -

I look forward to tomorrow’s discussion of how to best balance our priorities with the potential funding options available after a tough year for so many in Austin. My overarching goal for the FY 2021-2022 budget is to reduce the tax burden for our residents and allow them to enjoy the needed relief provided by the new 20% homestead exemption we worked so hard to achieve earlier this summer.

After seeing all of your priorities, and given that my Park Ranger proposal was one of the higher line items initially, I am prepared to offer the following amendment that will change my request from 2 Park Ranger teams to 1 for the next Fiscal Year. Since there are currently 3 vacancies, there will still be that many more positions available than what is listed in this amendment.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 221810.pdf

I realize that now that we have additional responses from City Staff on some of the funding line items with previously unknown costs shared with us, we may need to discuss the financial impact of some of these items.

If we are able to find appropriate alternative funding sources for other amendments, having 2 new Park Ranger teams included in this year’s budget would be prudent given the expanding footprint of our Parkland Dedication land acquisition and needs within the community to advance environmental stewardship for our natural resources.

I hope that through this week’s budget adoption process, we can all be mindful of the funding sources we choose as we balance the priorities of our city departments along with our constituents' needs as they will be impacted financially by our decisions for years to come.

Paige Ellis
Paige Ellis
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Greg Casar
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Greg Casar »

Colleagues,

I’ve worked on the document linked below with Council Members Fuentes, Kitchen, and Ellis. This document compiles many of the budget amendments (not riders) proposed by Council. We believe that the items reflected in this document would represent a strong set of budget amendments that still result in an overall tax savings for the typical homeowner.

We can achieve many of our collective goals for the community while *saving the average homeowner more* on their tax bill than the projections in the City Manager’s July 9th budget presentation. At 5% above the No-New-Revenue-Rate (in addition to the increase in sales tax receipts), the Council can allocate an additional $17.6 million to community priorities.

Note:
- The document leaves open over $2 million in unallocated dollars to other priorities of council. (see: “Other”)
- I believe we should have a thorough discussion of recurring vs. one-time expenses, taking into consideration permanent needs as well as future deficit projections.
- I present this document to help move our conversations forward, with the full understanding that any and all amendments should be fully open to discussion.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 225107.pdf

-Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4
Greg Casar
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Greg Casar »

Colleagues,

Please see Version 2 of the compiled budget amendments:
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 093638.pdf

This version corrects the funding amount for Mayor Adler's vaccine incentive. Also, the Budget Office included some ARPA amendments as budget riders and some as budget amendments. We've included all ARPA items in this document for consistency. (See Kitchen HEAL item included.)

-Greg
Gregorio "Greg" Casar
Council Member District 4
Ann Kitchen
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Ann Kitchen »

All

I realized I had not posted our revision to the Austin Cares item. This item is budget neutral, but adds an additional item for training that we have determined was not completed last year.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 101239.pdf

Best
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5
Louisa Brinsmade
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Louisa Brinsmade »

On behalf of CM Pool, I am posting final versions of her two budget amendments; edits have been made to the text, but there are no substantive changes.

CM Pool #1: Essential Child Care at City Rec Centers
Budget Amendment Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 121137.pdf
Information Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 115448.pdf

CM Pool #2: Workforce First program
Budget Amendment Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 115610.pdf
Information Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 115631.pdf

Thanks all,
Louisa
Policy Advisor
Office of Leslie Pool, Council Member District 7
Vanessa Fuentes
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Vanessa Fuentes »

Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Colleagues,

Please find an updated list of my budget amendments, riders, and directions below. Included are supporting documents. I believe these priorities will meet the needs of our communities for the upcoming fiscal year. I look forward to further discussion this afternoon.

Yours in community,
Vanessa

Fuentes Budget Amendment 1: Community Health Workers
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 101917.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Human Rights Commission Rec. No. No. 20210419-001a: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 103602.pdf
Commission on Immigrant Affairs Rec. No. 20210301-2b: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 103709.pdf
Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission’s Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 103802.pdf
Asian American Quality of Life Advisory Commission FY 2021 – 2022 Budget Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 103938.pdf
Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan (2018): http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104046.pdf
MMAC Staff Update: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104148.pdf
RPS Mid-Year Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104637.pdf

Fuentes Budget Amendment 2: Library Laptop Purchase
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 123540.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Library Commission Recommendation No. 20210426-5b http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 123509.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20140320-056: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112446.pdf
Commission on Seniors Recommendation No. 20210326-04Aii: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112500.pdf
Human Rights Commission Recommendation No. 20210419-001a: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112514.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider 1: Pilot Displacement Prevention Navigator Program
Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104420.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
African American Resource Advisory Commission Budget Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104901.pdf
Planning Our Communities (POC) 2021-22 Budget Recommendations: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105113.pdf
RPS Mid-Year Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104637.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider 2: Flood Resilience
Policy Directive: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 111158.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Flood Mitigation Task Force Report: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112537.pdf
Council Resolution No 20210127-056: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114609.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20131121-060: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114627.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20200507-022: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114640.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20190808-078: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114654.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20150604-044: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 114711.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider 3: Food Access/Co-OP
Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105337.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
ARPA Spending Framework: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105645.pdf
CM Fuentes ARPA Food Access Direction: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105530.pdf
RPS Mid-Year Recommendation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104637.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider 4: ETJ Youth Library Card Program
Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 111056.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Council Ordinance No. 20210506-064: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112223.pdf
Council RCA No. 20210506-064: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112157.pdf
Council RCA No. 20210127-024: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112239.pdf
Council RCA No. 20201029-018: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112252.pdf
Council RCA No. 20201029-017: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112304.pdf
Library Commission Recommendation No. 20201217-31: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112319.pdf

Fuentes Budget Rider 5: Digital Equity
Budget Rider: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 111138.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Council Resolution No. 20140320-056: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112446.pdf
Commission on Seniors Recommendation No. 20210326-04Aii: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112500.pdf
Human Rights Commission Recommendation No. 20210419-001a: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112514.pdf

Fuentes Policy Directive 1: Cultural Arts Budget
Budget Direction: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105858.pdf

*Supporting Documents:
Council Resolution No. 20210520-060: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 110640.pdf
Council Resolution No. 20210610-092: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 110927.pdf
Arts Commission Recommendation No. 20210315-5.a.i: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 113517.pdf
Music Commission Recommendation No. 20210405-4b: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 113722.pdf
Council Member, District 2
Natasha Harper-Madison
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Re: FY2021-22 Budget Process and Amendments

Post by Natasha Harper-Madison »

Colleagues,

Please see the attached updated budget amendment with revised direction language.

HARPER-MADISON 1 - revised: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 140324.pdf

Kind Regards,
Natasha
Natasha Harper-Madison
Council Member District 1
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