City Commission

Study Session  


May 15, 2012

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

City Commission Chambers – City Hall





v  2011 General Fund Information

·         Fund balance history



v  2012 Budget Update

·         First Quarter Report

·         Revenue Overview

§  Assessed Valuation

§  Property Tax

§  Sales Tax

§  Comparison of Local Mill Levies


v  Legislative Update (hopefully)


v  2013 Budget Issues

·         Budget Goals - focus on priorities – public safety, infrastructure, economic development

·         City Departments Directed to prepare budgets at 2011 levels for non-personnel to the extent possible Staff Memo

·          2013 General Fund Forecast

·         Gas Tax Fund Memo

·         Employee Compensation and Healthcare

§  Compensation and Benefits History

§  Healthcare Plan and Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Memo

§  Supplemental pay for City employees on military leave

·         Other Issues

§  Additional funding requests continue to be received

§  Continued funding participation for County/City Sustainability Coordinator Memo

§  Economic Development funding

§  Solid Waste Division proposed changes for carts; no fee increase proposed Staff Memo

§  Police personnel, equipment, and facility needs

§  City costs for indigent defense (legal aid)

§  Capital debt budget

§  Radio Infrastructure Memo

§  Recreation facility infrastructure

§  31st Street/ K-10

§  Infrastructure Sales Tax plan


·         City Commission Goals

·         Commissioner Inquires

·          2013 Budget Calendar


v  Budget / Financial Policies

§  User Fee Policy    Memo  Policy  Checklist

§  Transfer Policy  Memo  Examples