Questions

Department Name Request From Year Status  

No Department Requestor Year Question Status Answers
1 Financial Services - Budget Casar 2019
Received: 3/29/2018
Please provide the savings from recent approved public safety labor contract agreements and savings from public safety departments from operating without a contract, in a manner that does not harm the City’s negotiating position. Please provide potential options for use of these funds.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #1 Casar
Answered:  04/03/2018
2 Public Works/Fire Garza 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Please provide detailed explanation behind the construction costs, contingency, and cost escalation numbers included in the memo from March 30, 2018 for adding five new fire stations.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #2 Garza
Answered:  05/08/2018
3 Law Garza 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Can residents opt out of paying the Transportation User Fee (TUF)? Does anything prohibit the City of Austin from exempting other people from the TUF?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #3 Garza
Answered:  04/10/2018
4 Financial Services - Budget Flannigan 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Concerning slide no. 14 of the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, please provide the current exemptions from non-AISD districts.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #4 Flannigan
Answered:  04/10/2018
5 Financial Services - Budget Flannigan 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
For the estimated new construction value of $3 billion in FY 2019, what would that represent in tax dollars? Are there departments that look at that $3 billion and assume an increase in costs?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #5 Flannigan
Answered:  04/24/2018
6 Fleet Services Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Please provide the status of the City’s transition to electric vehicles including any operational or fiscal impact it has on fuel costs.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #6 Kitchen
Answered:  04/18/2018
7 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
How much money would the Smart Cities paperless initiative save the City over the next 5 years? How much would all the Smart Cities projects save?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #7 Kitchen
Answered:  04/17/2018
8 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Based on the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, what is the cost to increase the senior homestead exemption so that the median senior’s tax bill remained unchanged from the previous year?
Pending
 
9 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Concerning slide no. 19 of the FY 2019 Financial Forecast presentation, please provide funding by Strategic Outcome for FY 2018 by all funds.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #9 Kitchen
Answered:  04/10/2018
10 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Please provide additional details concerning the cost drivers for the enterprise funds included in the FY 2019 Financial Forecast.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #10 Kitchen
Answered:  04/10/2018
11 Public Works and Transportation Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
For the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, how many of the new positions for Public Works and the Austin Transportation Departments are affiliated with the mobility bond program?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #11 Kitchen
Answered:  05/03/2018
12 Transportation and Planning and Zoning Houston 2019
Received: 4/13/2018
Please provide the budget and expenditures for the Downtown Wayfinding Program for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #12 Houston
Answered:  04/19/2018
13 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please provide specifics on the overtime spend for the Austin Fire Department for FY 2018 and include details on how this overtime spend was covered. Please indicate the delta between the prior year overtime spend and how a lower overtime spend in 2018 will impact the general fund for FY 2019.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #13 Alter
Answered:  05/10/2018
14 Human Resources Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please provide the factors behind how the City is forecasting zero increase in employee health insurance for FY 2019 as opposed to a 4% increase in FY 2018.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #14 Alter
Answered:  05/17/2018
15 Austin Resource Recovery Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain why Austin Resource Recovery is proposing weekly recycling.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #15 Alter
Answered:  05/01/2018
16 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain how the City accounted for potential retirements in from slide no. 7 in the FY 2019 Financial Forecast presentation.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #16 Alter
Answered:  05/10/2018
17 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain the projected impact of current debt service requirements to the tax rate. Please also provide specific detail on the impact of debt service requirements from the 2016 Mobility Bond on the tax rate.
Pending
 
18 Financial Services – Budget and Building Services Alter 2019
Received: 5/9/2018
Please provide a copy of the City’s financial policy(ies) regarding deferred maintenance. Please indicate when the City fell out of compliance with this policy and what deferred maintenance needs exist for the City. Please explain what efforts are underway in order to regain compliance and what resources are needed to regain compliance.
Pending
 
19 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
Please provide any fee schedule changes to the Parkland Dedication fee and the revenue performance to date.
Pending
 
20 Convention Center Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
How many new hotels were added in FY 2018? Can we delineate the impact to Hotel Occupancy tax (HOT) revenue from these new hotels alone?
Pending
 
21 Convention Center Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
During the April 4th Budget Work Session, to the Convention Center temporarily staffing up for what was described as the “Superbowl of Conventions” in 2017. Are these temporary employees leaving as part of the Convention Center’s staffing projections for FY 2019?
Pending
 
22 Management Services Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
What level of staffing do Austin Transportation, Public Works, and any other departments need in order to completely implement the 2016 mobility bond projects in the original projected 6-8 year timeframe? Are additional resources needed to meet this level of staffing/timeframe? If so, please identify those resources.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #22 Pool
Answered:  06/12/2018
23 Transportation Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please discuss the main funding sources for the pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB) and traffic signals that rank for funding and describe how many of these lights are funded each year. Additionally, please provide the estimated cost for implementing one PHB and one traffic signal that have already been ranked for funding.
Pending
 
24 Communications and Public Information Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please describe any unmet staffing needs associated with managing the city’s ongoing Spirit of East Austin effort. Please include a cost estimate for any identified needs, as well as a description of what those positions would entail, with the response.
Pending
 
25 Police Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please provide information on Victims Services Counselor staffing levels over the past five years, including any current unmet staffing needs and the level of service that could be provided if those unmet needs were met.
Pending