Questions

Department Name Request From Year Status  

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1 EMS Houston 2018
Received: 2/3/2017
Please provide both the number and percent of the following demographic information regarding the Emergency Medical Services Department’s sworn and civilian workforce: gender, ethnicity, job classification/title, city of residence, and length of service with the department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #1 Houston
Answered:  02/22/2017
2 EMS Houston 2018
Received: 2/10/2017
For 9-1-1 calls, is it possible to send only one unit as opposed to both Austin Fire Department (AFD) and Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS) units
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DocumentImage  FY18 #2 Houston
Answered:  02/21/2017
3 EMS Houston 2018
Received: 2/10/2017
How many motorcycles does Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS) use for medical services and what services are provided? Do any other cities use motorcycles for medical services?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #3 Houston
Answered:  02/21/2017
4 EMS Houston 2018
Received: 2/10/2017
Please provide the volume of calls per priority for FY 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #4 Houston
Answered:  02/21/2017
5 EMS Houston 2018
Received: 2/10/2017
Please provide the FY 2015 and 2016 actual salary and benefits expenditures of civilian and sworn staff in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department by job classification/title.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #5 Houston
Answered:  03/01/2017
6 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please discuss and list the Austin Fire Department’s (AFD) diversity recruitment methods, strategies, and assignment of resources. What is AFD doing to promote diversity within the ranks?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #6 Adler
Answered:  03/06/2017
7 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide a breakdown of calls for service received for each fire station by the following categories: emergency medical response, fire emergency response, other emergencies, non-emergencies. Also, please denote whether these are Priority 1, 2, or 3 calls.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #7 Adler
Answered:  03/06/2017
8 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide a list of each promotional opportunity over the last three years. For each opportunity, provide how many were qualified minority or female applicants and whether any opportunity was filled by a qualified minority or female applicant.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #8 Adler
Answered:  03/06/2017
9 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide the diversity breakout for the last three cadet classes.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #9 Adler
Answered:  03/06/2017
10 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
What is the Austin Fire Department (AFD) equivalent to the Emergency Medical Services Department’s (EMS) use of motorcycles? Are there instances where responding to a call with a fire apparatus with four-person staffing might not require that level of staffing or vehicle size? Would utilizing a smaller vehicle and fewer staff responding to certain types of lower priority calls be an effective deployment method? Would this have any cost savings or allow AFD greater flexibility for other response opportunities?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #10 Adler
Answered:  03/06/2017
11 Fire Adler 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide a comparison of the actual overtime versus vacancy costs and the delta between the two for FY 2016. What has the overtime budget been for the last 3 years and how much over each year did the department exceed budget? Where is this overtime primarily occurring?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #11 Adler
Answered:  03/01/2017
12 Fire Flannigan 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Concerning slide No. AFD-20 from the Austin Fire Department Review presentation on February 8th, “Other Call Types” are 24.1% of all calls received. Please provide a detailed breakdown of the type of these calls by percent and amount?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #12 Flannigan
Answered:  03/06/2017
13 Fire Flannigan 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide the number and type of structure fires that have occurred over the last ten fiscal years.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #13 Flannigan
Answered:  02/22/2017
14 Fire Flannigan 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
What is the reimbursement cost for dispatching Austin Fire Department (AFD) apparatus to the Emergency Service Districts (ESD)? Please provide this breakdown by city, county, and a combined total.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #14 Flannigan
Answered:  03/06/2017
15 Fire Pool 2018
Received: 2/15/2017
Please provide a map of your service area that includes the Emergency Service Districts.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #15 Pool
Answered:  02/22/2017
16 Parks and Recreation Houston 2018
Received: 3/27/2017
Please provide a history of funding for cultural programs at the Asian American Resource Center (AARC), George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, and at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #16 Houston
Answered:  08/07/2017
17 Parks and Recreation Adler 2018
Received: 3/27/2017
Please describe the level of cost recovery for various Parks and Recreation Department activities and how it compares with the department’s cost-recovery goals.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #17 Adler
Answered:  09/07/2017
19 Parks and Recreation Alter 2018
Received: 4/25/2017
What projects is the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) using 2012 bond funds? How much of the 2012 bond funding has been spent to date?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #19 Alter
Answered:  05/09/2017
20 Parks and Recreation Alter 2018
Received: 4/25/2017
How much money has been raised as a result of the new Parkland Dedication ordinance? Please provide detail on what areas these monies will cover and what amount will go to each area.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #20 Alter
Answered:  05/09/2017
21 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2018
Received: 4/28/2017
Relating to the “Notable FY17 One-time Funding Items” Slide No. 52 in the FY 2018 Financial Forecast presentation, how much is spent on translation and interpretation services citywide?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #21 Pool
Answered:  04/28/2017
22 Austin Water / Development Services Pool 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
Please provide information regarding the financial impact of waiving service extension costs for the General Fund and Austin Water.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #22 Pool
Answered:  06/20/2017
23 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
Concerning the pie chart on the “Current General Fund Expenditures” Slide No. 46 of the FY 2018 Financial Forecast presentation, please provide the personnel and operational costs for Police, Fire, and the Emergency Medical Services Departments, separated and categorized by each department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #23 Pool
Answered:  05/11/2017
24 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
Please explain the considerable number of unfilled full-time equivalents (FTEs) for the Austin Public Library Department, clarifying which and how many are driven by the new Central Library. Please also provide the same information for other City departments
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DocumentImage  FY18 #24 Alter
Answered:  05/08/2017
25 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
What is the citywide process for handling vacancies? Please provide data on how long vacancies stay open citywide and the factors that could impact the length of a vacancy staying open.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #25 Alter
Answered:  05/04/2017
26 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
Does the City of Austin have the ability to lower the General Homestead Exemption after it has been set?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #26 Tovo
Answered:  05/26/2017
27 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 5/1/2017
Does the City of Austin have the ability to lower the senior Homestead Exemption and the senior tax freeze after it has been set?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #27 Tovo
Answered:  05/26/2017
28 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2018
Received: 5/8/2017
Please provide the dollar amount necessary to increase the wages for all General Fund employees by 1%.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #28 Pool
Answered:  05/11/2017
29 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 5/11/2017
What are the increases in pay for public safety sworn personnel included in the contracts for Emergency Medical Services, Austin Fire, and Austin Police Departments? Please include, explain, and provide background on assignment and specialty pays (which includes educational and certification pays), step increases, longevity pay, and overtime in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #29 Alter
Answered:  05/25/2017
30 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
Please provide available data on sworn positions that have been vacant for at least 12 months with justification for continued funding.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #30 Alter
Answered:  08/29/2017
31 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
Concerning Slide No. 13 from the Four Person Staffing and Overtime presentation to Council on May 3, 2017, please provide how much of the overtime is related to special events.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #31 Alter
Answered:  05/12/2017
32 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
What other elements contribute to overtime besides vacation and/or productive time for the Austin Fire Department?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #32 Alter
Answered:  05/15/2017
33 Planning and Zoning Alter 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
Please provide information involving any potential peculiarities of CodeNEXT regarding what’s bordering cemeteries or how they are coded.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #33 Alter
Answered:  05/15/2017
34 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
For FY 2018, how much total additional revenue, including additional property tax revenue from new construction, will be raised at the effective tax rate?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #34 Troxclair
Answered:  05/10/2017
35 Fire Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
For the last complete year of data, please provide the following information for the Austin Fire Department: • Total number of runs – the number of times the frontline unit/apparatus leaves the station • Total number of incidents (requests for service) for each station territory • Break down the total number of incidents for each station territory into specific types - structure fires, other fires, HazMat, Rescues, Medical, and other • Response time for any unit to arrive at an incident within the station territory
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DocumentImage  FY18 #35 Troxclair
Answered:  05/12/2017
36 Parks and Recreation Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/10/2017
What is the FY 2017 operations and maintenance (O&M) budget and year-to-date expenditures for the following parks facilities: Elisabet Ney Museum, O. Henry Museum, Zilker Park, and Barton Springs? Please also provide projected capital spending and appropriation based on the FY 2018 financial forecast for each of the aforementioned facilities, with the addition of Oakwood Chapel and Mayfield Park.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #36 Troxclair
Answered:  06/20/2017
37 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/12/2017
As of the FY 2018 Five-Year Financial Forecast, how much total additional General Fund revenue, excluding revenue from property taxes, is projected in comparison with FY 2017 budgeted revenue?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #37 Troxclair
Answered:  05/25/2017
38 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 5/12/2017
Please explain how vacation as “productive” time impacts overtime. 1. What is the average total hours and overtime hours firefighters are working per week? 2. What is the average number of overtime hours worked by rank? 3. How many overtime hours year-to-date have been triggered by using leave time in the same pay period? What percentage of firefighters have used leave and overtime in the same pay period?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #38 Alter
Answered:  05/16/2017
39 Fire Flannigan 2018
Received: 5/12/2017
Please provide performance measure data between FY 2007 and FY 2016 (earlier when possible) for the measures found on slide nos. 8-10 from the May 3, 2017 work session presentation titled “Four-person Staffing and Overtime”. Please include data on the “number of fatalities per structure fire” and “number of incidents per 1,000”. Additionally, please include a chart with sworn vacancies from FY 2007-2016.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #39 Flannigan
Answered:  05/15/2017
40 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 5/13/2017
Regarding the $3.5 million budget amendment for the Austin Fire Department, what are we actually spending the $3.5 million on? Please provide responses to the following questions as well. 1. What is the total number of hours of overtime likely to be funded by this additional $3.5 million? 2. How many hours and how much money per person on the force does $3.5 million translate to? 3. How might we think of this budget amendment amount relative to the reserve fund? 4. How else might we think about the total number of overtime hours funded by the proposed $3.5 million budget amendment? 5. How many total overtime hours have been used year-to-date connected to this request? 6. How many overtime hours year-to-date have been triggered by using leave time in the same pay period? 7. What percentage of firefighters have used leave and overtime in the same pay period? 8. What is the current amount of terminal pay for FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #40 Alter
Answered:  05/16/2017
41 Fire/Financial Services/Budget Office Alter 2018
Received: 5/13/2017
Regarding the $3.5 million budget amendment for the Austin Fire Department (AFD), what are the opportunity costs of this decision? Please provide responses to the following questions as well. 1. Please provide a list of all the one-time items we funded last year and that we already are trying to include in next year’s budget (FY 2018). 2. Are these type of expenditures particularly likely to be precluded by using up reserves now? 3. Within the AFD budget, how might spending this money on overtime now impact our ability to make decisions that mitigate for wildfire preparedness at the budget cycle - or other desired AFD expenditures? 4. How might we impact future budgets in terms of likely overtime expenditures by agreeing to this budget amendment now? 5. Please verify that without the $5.8 million reserve added per the fiscal notes we would not be able to grant $3.5 million without dipping into our 12% reserve. 6. What would have happened had we arrived at this point in the year and our budget reconciliation had not yielded an extra $5.8 million? 7. If the extra reserves weren’t available, how would this have been covered within the existing AFD budget? 8. What would happen within the AFD budget and the larger City budget if we didn’t fund the $3.5 million?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #41 Alter
Answered:  05/16/2017
42 EMS/Fire/Police Alter 2018
Received: 5/13/2017
Regarding the $3.5 million budget amendment for the Austin Fire Department (AFD), why and how did we end up in a situation of relying on so much overtime to now be funded out of our reserves? Please provide responses to the following questions as well. 1. Since 2007 what have been our overtime costs incurred? 2. Please provide data or graphics on AFD overtime that would help us understand how long there has been a trend in increasing overtime expenditures? 3. Please provide data or graphics to help me better understand in real time how overtime expenditures map with the evolution of 4 person staffing (including its introduction and full implementation phases). 4. Please provide the same overtime mapping for the period extending from prior to and post the justice department’s consent decree. 5. Please provide detail as to when vacation was included in the contract as productive time and provide a graphic of vacancies to overtime for the last 10 years. 6. What portion of overtime comes from reimbursed special events for all public safety departments? 7. What portion comes from officers taking vacation as productive time for all public safety departments? 8. Which staff are taking overtime - thinking in terms of rank and pay for all public safety departments? 9. Broadly speaking how do special events contribute to overtime? 10. How much overtime do we pay that is driven by special events? 11. Please clarify how we calculate a given officer’s overtime in a given week if they work a special event. 12. Is there a trigger with respect to special events similar to the vacation productive pay example that leads us to have to pay overtime for the officer’s regular duties? 13. How much do we charge for overtime on special events and does that rate actually cover our costs? 14. What options do we have to alter that fee and when in the budget process might we address that? 15. Were there any unexpected, emergency or catastrophic events this year that drove overtime? 16. Provide the exact number of hours that were driven by these events and the percentage they represent of the overtime cost for this year. 17. How much overtime have we been incurring in order to spot vacancies? How many vacant positions are we spotting with overtime in this fiscal year?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #42 Alter
Answered:  05/16/2017
43 EMS/Fire/Police Alter 2018
Received: 5/13/2017
What are the structural elements in the contract that may be contributing to the use of overtime? What are the drivers in the various contracts that cause us to invest more in public safety than in other areas? Given that we spend over 67% of the General Fund budget on public safety, how do we measure our return on investment as compared to other cities’ expenditures and outcomes?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #43 Alter
Answered:  05/16/2017
44 Fire Flannigan 2018
Received: 5/11/2017
Regarding the $3.5 million budget amendment for the Austin Fire Department (AFD), how many total overtime hours have been used year-to-date connected to this request? How many overtime hours year-to-date have been triggered by using leave time in the same pay period? What percentage of firefighters have used leave and overtime in the same pay period? What is the current amount of terminal pay for FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #44 Flannigan
Answered:  05/16/2017
45 Fire Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/15/2017
Regarding the $3.5 million budget amendment for the Austin Fire Department (AFD), how much was budgeted specifically for overtime this year? How much has been spent this fiscal year on overtime to date by the Department? If this were approved, how much in overtime expenditures are projected for the fiscal year? At what level does this put the Budget Stabilization Fund?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #45 Troxclair
Answered:  05/16/2017
46 Economic Development / Austin Public Health Troxclair 2018
Received: 5/25/2017
What is the total amount that the City of Austin provides for Workforce Development in 2016? On the Performance Measures site, it mentioned the total approved amount as $3,298,446 by Austin Public Health. Is this the only Workforce Development funding source or are there other City departments that also provide workforce development funding? Please include fiscal year (from when to when) of when these funds were disbursed for 2016 (contract timeline/contract year period). What is the total number of workforce development programs/organizations funded by the City of Austin and what is the breakdown of each investment in these programs? Please provide a very brief description of each of the programs, their services/type of training and population/clients they serve. Please indicate how many clients (total number) are served through each program. Please indicate the number of clients who are enrolled in training programs for the given year and how many earn (if any) an industry-based and recognized credential/certification (what kind?).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #46 Troxclair
Answered:  09/06/2017
47 Financial Services - Budget Flannigan 2018
Received: 5/25/2017
How many times and in what amounts has the Austin Fire Department needed mid-year adjustments for overtime? Were those amounts then included in the proceeding year’s budget?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #47 Flannigan
Answered:  06/02/2017
48 Economic Development / Austin Public Health Houston 2018
Received: 5/26/2017
How much do the organizations that receive social services and cultural contracts from the City of Austin pay their Executive Director?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #48 Houston
Answered:  07/24/2017
49 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2018
Received: 6/1/2017
Please provide the City of Austin’s payments for services to the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in FY 2016 and FY 2017 year-to-date (YTD).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #49 Houston
Answered:  07/10/2017
50 Human Resources Houston 2018
Received: 6/12/2017
Please provide the number of retirees who have returned to work and what the City of Austin’s policy is on pay for retirees from the city who are returning back to work.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #50 Houston
Answered:  06/16/2017
51 Austin Public Health Garza 2018
Received: 6/13/2017
Please provide a list of all early childhood services provided through social service contracts or direct services, a summary of each program, the corresponding funding levels for each program for the past five years (FY 2013-2017), and the name of the entity that received the funds.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #51 Garza
Answered:  07/14/2017
52 Public Works Tovo 2018
Received: 6/23/2017
Please provide an update on the Red Bud Trail design. How much has been spent to date on this project? What are the deliverables thus far? Is the design phase completed? If so, can you please provide a link to the finished product? What are the next steps associated with the project?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #52 Tovo
Answered:  07/13/2017
53 Labor Relations Alter 2018
Received: 6/23/2017
Please provide the cost drivers for the current labor contracts for the three public safety departments related to base wage increases, step pay, and specialty pays.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #53 Alter
Answered:  07/10/2017
54 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 6/29/2017
Please provide outcome data for the Austin Fire Department’s recruitment and hiring processes from FY 2012-2017 year-to-date (YTD).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #54 Alter
Answered:  07/06/2017
55 Communications and Technology Management Alter 2018
Received: 7/6/2017
Please provide an analysis of the projected benefits for implementing a Human Capital Management (HCM) system.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #55 Alter
Answered:  07/06/2017
56 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 7/31/2017
Please provide the number of vacancies estimated to be filled over the next three fiscal years based on the current cadet class projections, highlighting any potential budgetary increases or decreases based on these projections and include the estimated number of retirements and/or attrition, the incorporation of ESD No. 4 firefighters, and any potential new sworn positions being added from FY 2018 – FY 2020?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #56 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2017
57 Police Alter 2018
Received: 7/31/2017
Please provide the number of vacancies estimated to be filled over the next three fiscal years based on the current cadet class projections, highlighting any potential budgetary increases or decreases based on these projections and include the estimated number of retirements and/or attrition, and any potential new sworn positions being added from FY 2018 – FY 2020?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #57 Alter
Answered:  08/17/2017
58 Library Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/1/2017
What is the total accounts receivable owed to the library in FY 2016? Please also provide the same information for late fees and replacement charges. Additionally, please include the age of these debts, if applicable.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #58 Kitchen
Answered:  08/07/2017
59 Library Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/1/2017
What is the FY 2016 Library revenue realized from late fines, broken down by assessed and collected? Also, what is the total percentage of late fine revenue compared to the Library Department’s total revenue for FY 2016? Lastly, what is the FY 2016 revenue realized from replacement costs, if any?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #59 Kitchen
Answered:  08/07/2017
60 Library Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/1/2017
Please provide the FY 2016 budget and actual cost for collections and the replacement of lost materials within the Library Department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #60 Kitchen
Answered:  08/07/2017
61 Library Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/1/2017
Are library services suspended for non-payment of fines by customers? If so, how many and what percentage of library card holders were unable to access services due to any delinquencies or having outstanding fines?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #61 Kitchen
Answered:  08/03/2017
62 Library Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/1/2017
Please provide details on the collections process within the Library Department. What was the FY 2016 recovery rate for unreturned items?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #62 Kitchen
Answered:  08/03/2017
63 Austin Public Health/Municipal Court/Parks and Recreation Casar 2018
Received: 8/3/2017
Please provide how much has been expended on graffiti abatement by the following parameters: FY 2013-2016 actuals, FY 2017 current year estimate (CYE), and the FY 2018 Proposed Budget. Also, please include any details on new expenditures and investments in graffiti abatement programs in FY 2017 (highlighting separately any expenditures on graffiti abatement consulting services) and if there are any new programs or investments planned for FY 2018.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #63 Casar
Answered:  08/10/2017
64 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/3/2017
What is the beginning balance, expected revenue, and total proposed expenditures for the Seaholm Tax Increment Finance District in FY 2017-18?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #64 Troxclair
Answered:  08/02/2017
65 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/3/2017
Please provide the total General Fund budgets included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget for the following venues, facilities, and districts: O. Henry Museum, Elisabet Ney Museum, Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Park, Zilker Botanical Gardens, Zilker Hillside Theater, Dougherty Arts Center, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Susanna Dickinson Museum, Austin Public Library, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Hancock Golf Course, Austin Fire Station No. 1, Sixth Street Historic District, and Red River Cultural District.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #65 Troxclair
Answered:  08/09/2017
66 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 8/3/2017
Please detail the cost of increasing the City’s living wage from $13.50 to $14 per to all City employees. Please include the cost to increase the living wage for temporary employees from $13.50 to $14 per hour. Lastly, please provide the current number of temporary employees at the City of Austin.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #66 Casar
Answered:  08/11/2017
67 Animal Services Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/4/2017
Please provide information of how Animal Services donation funds can be used and the budget included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #67 Kitchen
Answered:  08/09/2017
68 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 8/7/2017
For the FY 2018 Proposed Budget, what would the cost be to increase the senior homestead exemption so that the median senior’s tax bill remained unchanged from the previous year? What would that exemption dollar amount be for the median senior?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #68 Alter
Answered:  08/21/2017
69 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 8/7/2017
Please provide the previous five years of increases in property types by property type classified by appraisal districts.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #69 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
70 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please provide a comparison of Health and Human Services budgets, demographics, and performance benchmarks between Austin and other communities.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #70 Adler
Answered:  08/28/2017
71 Economic Development Pool 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please provide a description of the active Chapter 380 agreements and include the following for each agreement: the remaining duration, the value of incentives to date, and the projected value of incentives left.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #71 Pool
Answered:  09/05/2017
72 Parks and Recreation Pool 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please provide an update to Council Budget Question No. 304 from FY 2016 concerning the alternative funding for the executive director position for the Zilker Botanical Gardens Conservancy (ZBGC) and required deliverables. Please include in this update whether City funds are proposed for FY 2018 to support this executive director position or if ZBGC is providing that support.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #72 Pool
Answered:  08/14/2017
73 Development Services Pool 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please discuss the costs and funding associated with moving the Neighborhood Assistance Center from the Planning and Zoning Department to the Development Services Department as part of the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #73 Pool
Answered:  08/14/2017
74 Transportation Houston 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please outline any new positions and/or resources related to Vision Zero Action Plan included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget. Also, please identify all performance metrics and current outcomes related to the Vision Zero Action Plan.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #74 Houston
Answered:  08/24/2017
75 Economic Development Alter 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
How much money is included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget for Chapter 380 agreements? Please provide a breakdown of the components of this proposed budget. What portion of this budget is already committed to ongoing agreements?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #75 Alter
Answered:  08/15/2017
76 Economic Development Alter 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
How much funding is included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget for contributions to chambers of commerce, mercantile associations, and other similar entities? Please provide the amounts by entity and also include FY 2013-2017 year-to-date expenditures. Additionally, please provide the associated goals and outcomes related to this funding.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #76 Alter
Answered:  08/15/2017
77 Economic Development Alter 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
What amount is being transferred from the city owned utilities to the Economic Development Department for the FY 2018 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #77 Alter
Answered:  08/14/2017
78 Development Services Alter 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
Please provide a description for each of the 51 new positions proposed to be added to the Development Services Department. Please include what the expected outcomes are to be achieved for each of these positions and what the plan is to fund these positions should there be an economic downturn?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #78 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2017
79 Parks and Recreation Alter 2018
Received: 8/9/2017
What City of Austin pools are presently in emergency condition (i.e. rendered unable to function due to extreme leaks, large scale well issues, or on the verge of failure? What is the associated cost of each repair or replacement for these pools?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #79 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2017
80 Watershed Protection Alter 2018
Received: 8/11/2017
What is the estimated cost to exempt private roads owned by home owner associations from the impervious cover calculation for the drainage fee?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #80 Alter
Answered:  08/18/2017
81 Library Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/11/2017
Is the $4,000,000 for library collections and materials at the New Central Library, approved at the December 9, 2010 Council meeting, still included in the Austin Public Library’s Budget for the FY 2018 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #81 Troxclair
Answered:  08/29/2017
82 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/11/2017
For each department, please provide the total vacancy savings in the FY 2017 Approved Budget compared to FY 2017 year-to-date and the amount included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #82 Troxclair
Answered:  08/21/2017
83 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/11/2017
Please provide the total FY 2018 Proposed Budget for vacancy savings, cost of 2.5% civilian wage adjustment, marketing, outside legal services, services-other, and consulting services line-items by fund and department for the General Fund, Austin Energy, Austin Water, Austin Resource Recovery, Transportation Fund, Drainage Utility Fund, and the Austin Code Fund.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #83 Troxclair
Answered:  09/07/2017
84 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Please provide how much funding is included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget by fund and department for the following items: Chapter 380 agreements, chambers of commerce, South by Southwest public safety budgets, Housing Trust Fund, AISD Parent Support Specialists program, HIV/AIDS related contracts (grant and General Fund), home composting rebate program, commercial recycling rebate program, Austin Water total debt defeasance payment, Austin Energy non-nuclear decommissioning payments, transportation corridor memberships, Austin Police Department non-personnel budget, General Fund transfer to Golf Fund, MEEELJ Justice Center, SNAP Education and Outreach, Tenant Relocation Program, Affordable Care Act Outreach, Innovation Office funding, and the Downtown Austin Alliance.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #84 Troxclair
Answered:  08/18/2017
85 Police Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Please provide an update on the following budget rider included in the FY 2016-2017 budget: “It is the intent of the City Council that a team of experts should conduct a review of the operation of the Austin Police Department’s own DNA lab measured against the formation of an independent lab. Other feasible options in delivering forensic services should also be reviewed.”
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DocumentImage  FY18 #85 Casar
Answered:  08/17/2017
86 Police Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Please provide, both in terms of time and in cost related to staff time, the average amount of time it takes for an APD officer to put someone under arrest, transport them to booking, and for the officer to wait at booking, for that individual to be booked in the Travis County Jail. Please also provide the costs paid by the City to Travis County for each booking, as per the interlocal agreement between the City and the County.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #86 Casar
Answered:  09/06/2017
87 Police Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
For each police reporting area (PRA) in the Restore Rundberg grant area, each PRA adjacent to the Restore Rundberg grant area, and each PRA in the downtown area, the University area, and the Dove Springs area, from the year 2011 to the most recent year available, please provide the statistics listed below. Please use the same population figures for violent and for property crime. • Violent crime rate per 1,000 population • Property crime rate per 1,000 population
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DocumentImage  FY18 #87 Casar
Answered:  08/18/2017
88 Austin Code Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
For each quarter in FY 2015, FY 2016 and FY 2017 year-to-date, what are the number of cases sent to the Buildings and Standards Commission and the City Attorney. What are the amount of fines assessed and collected? How many complaints were closed with full compliance, non-compliance, future legal action, etc.?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #88 Casar
Answered:  09/01/2017
89 Austin Code Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
What is the potential for cost recovery using the repeat offender program registration fees? How many properties are registered on the repeat offender list right now? Is there significant variance projected in the future number of registrants? How many units are represented on the list right now? How many properties and units have been identified as repeat offender properties but have not paid the registration fee? How many units are in these repeat offender properties that have not paid the registration fee?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #89 Casar
Answered:  08/22/2017
90 Austin Code Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
What is required to change the fee structure for the repeat offender program registration? What action would be required to raise the amount repeat offender registrants pay per year? What action would be required to charge the registration fee per unit instead of per property?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #90 Casar
Answered:  08/22/2017
91 Austin Code Casar 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
What action would be required to base registration for the Repeat Offender Program on owner rather than address (i.e. the registration/violation criteria would be assessed across properties owned by the same person or entity, rather than only within each property)?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #91 Casar
Answered:  08/28/2017
92 Public Health/Emergency Medical Services/Police/Municipal Court Tovo 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Does the FY 2018 Proposed Budget include funding for the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST)?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #92 Tovo
Answered:  08/17/2017
93 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Does the FY 2018 Proposed Budget include any programs eliminated to help fund new expenditures or programs?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #93 Tovo
Answered:  08/21/2017
94 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
What extent is the short-term rental program paying for itself through fees assessed?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #94 Tovo
Answered:  08/22/2017
95 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
Please proved the history of staffing over the last five years in Austin Code by area.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #95 Tovo
Answered:  08/22/2017
96 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 8/15/2017
What are the number of short-term rental two (STR-2) properties that were suspended last year? Were these same properties allowed to operate as STR-2’s during their suspension period?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #96 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
97 Parks and Recreation Alter 2018
Received: 8/16/2017
Please provide information on how the $350,000 for additional temporary aquatics staff to meet legal requirements related to pool access points, including the number of employees and the expected number of work hours that this funding increase will pay for. Please explain whether additional money will be needed to cover the cost to meet this requirement, or if the $350,000 will cover the total costs of meeting this requirement. Please provide additional information on exactly what those legal requirements are and how peer cities meet those requirements.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #97 Alter
Answered:  08/18/2017
98 Human Resources Alter 2018
Received: 8/16/2017
What is the cost to increase the living wage to $14.50 per hour for all permanent, part-time, and temporary employees? Does the proposed living wage increase cover temporary employees? If not, what would the cost be to include those employees in the living wage increase?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #98 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2017
99 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2018
Received: 8/17/2017
Please update the report provided to Council in Budget Question No. 8 from FY 2017 on the internship programs for Aviation and the Austin Convention Center for the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #99 Pool
Answered:  08/29/2017
100 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2018
Received: 8/17/2017
Related to Budget Question No. 139 from FY 2017, does the City Manager’s FY 2018 Proposed Budget provide funding for internships?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #100 Pool
Answered:  08/29/2017
101 Austin Public Health/Municipal Court/Parks and Recreation Pool 2018
Received: 8/17/2017
Please provide an update to the response from Budget Question No. 35 from FY 2017 on graffiti abatement requests and removals through FY 2017 year-to-date.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #101 Pool
Answered:  08/28/2017
102 Parks and Recreation Houston 2018
Received: 8/17/2017
What happens to revenue received by the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center for space rental? Is this General Fund revenue or is it within another Fund?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #102 Houston
Answered:  08/18/2017
103 Financial Services - Budget Casar 2018
Received: 8/18/2017
What would be the cost per pay period for the proposed pay increase for all non-sworn City employees? What would be the cost to start the proposed pay increase for all non-sworn City employees on October 6th? Please provide these amounts by fund.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #103 Casar
Answered:  09/06/2017
104 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 8/18/2017
As a follow up to Budget Question No. 66, please detail the cost of increasing the City’s living wage from $13.50 to $14 per hour for all temporary employees who have worked for the City for more than 6 months and all temporary employees who have worked for the City for more than 12 months.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #104 Casar
Answered:  08/31/2017
105 Austin Energy Tovo 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Is the Energy Efficient Services budget embedded within the Demand Side Management budget or are they separate budgets?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #105 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
106 Austin Energy Tovo 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
What percentage, if any, of the weatherization budget is allocated towards identifying qualified candidates?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #106 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
107 Development Services Tovo 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide how the year-to-date FY 2017 actual revenue and expenditures related to new additions in the Development Services Department compare to budget?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #107 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2017
108 Development Services/Planning and Zoning Tovo 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide an organizational chart of the Development Services and Planning and Zoning Departments for FY 2015-2018.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #108 Tovo
Answered:  09/11/2017
109 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
What are the funding levels for the AISD Parent Support Specialists over the past four fiscal years?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #109 Tovo
Answered:  08/21/2017
110 Convention Center Pool 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide links to the last five years of 990 forms and annual audits for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #110 Pool
Answered:  08/29/2017
111 Convention Center / Law / Parks and Recreation Pool 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide a breakdown in both dollar figures and in percentages of what the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) currently funds. Please also discuss the legal requirements around the HOT and identify items currently paid through the General Fund that would be eligible to be funded through HOT.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #111 Pool
Answered:  08/29/2017
112 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide the total funding in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget the City included for homelessness.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #112 Kitchen
Answered:  08/25/2017
113 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 8/22/2017
For each of the last five years, please provide the total number of accidents and the total dollar amount incurred by the City for each accident due to driving accidents where the Austin Fire Department operations staff were involved.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #113 Alter
Answered:  08/29/2017
114 Parks and Recreation Pool 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide a list of all Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) properties that have been deemed and/or classified with a historic designation.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #114 Pool
Answered:  08/22/2017
115 Development Services/Planning and Zoning Alter 2018
Received: 8/22/2017
Please provide more details regarding the transfer of three positions from the Development Services Department to the Planning and Zoning Department. Does this result in any impact to the General Fund?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #115 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2017
116 Watershed Protection Kitchen 2018
Received: 8/23/2017
Please provide any updates to the Flood Mitigation Task Force report that the Watershed Protection Department has used for funding recommendations in the FY 2017-18 Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #116 Kitchen
Answered:  08/28/2017
117 Housing Tovo 2018
Received: 8/23/2017
How much in fee-in-lieu funds has the downtown density bonus program accrued since its inception?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #117 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
118 Housing Tovo 2018
Received: 8/23/2017
Please provide an annual breakdown of how and where the revenue from downtown density bonus program fees have been expended.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #118 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2017
119 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2018
Received: 8/23/2017
On average, what is the typical cost of a Master Plan for Parks and Recreation? What is the typical cost for an update to a Master Plan?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #119 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2017
120 Housing Tovo 2018
Received: 8/23/2017
Can you please provide a matrix of funding sources for the City’s home repair programs?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #120 Tovo
Answered:  08/29/2017
121 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide the average salary for the 51 new positions in the Development Services Department’s FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #121 Garza
Answered:  09/06/2017
122 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
How many employees in other Departments provide direct services that support the Development Services Department (DSD)? In what Departments are those positions located and what is the service provided?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #122 Garza
Answered:  09/13/2017
123 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Concerning the proposed 51 new positions, how many are temporary employees compared to permanent?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #123 Garza
Answered:  09/01/2017
124 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide an itemized summary of the ongoing and one-time costs associated with each of the new proposed DSD FTEs. Please also provide a description of the responsibilities for each position and information regarding how each position is expected to improve services, how services would be impacted if each position was deferred until FY 2018-19, and if any opportunities exist within each department to reclassify existing vacancies rather than create these new positions?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #124 Garza
Answered:  09/08/2017
125 Austin Public Health Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide a list of programs provided by the community and by the city targeted at improving infant mortality rates in Travis County including a brief program description, annual funding levels, and the number of clients served by each program. Please also provide a table of options for increasing the funds for these programs by 5% and the associated increase in clients that would be served by the additional funding.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #125 Garza
Answered:  08/31/2017
126 Austin Public Health Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide a list of programs provided by the community and by the city targeted at improving maternal mortality rates in the City of Austin and in Travis County for both the population generally and for women of color. Please also provide a table of options for increasing the funds for these programs by 5% and the associated increase in clients that would be served by the additional funding.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #126 Garza
Answered:  08/31/2017
127 Economic Development / Austin Public Health Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
According to the City’s Strategic Plan for Workforce Development, there will be almost 29,000 jobs available in middle-skill occupations that pay an average annual wage greater than $40,840 and over half of those are in the healthcare, information technology, or skilled trades occupational sectors. Please provide a list of programs provided by the community and by the city targeted at enrolling students into these courses of study and supporting students in persisting in these studies through academic support, childcare, stipends, the purchase of books, or work-training programs.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #127 Garza
Answered:  08/31/2017
128 Police Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
What does the law allow on cite and release cases? What is the current Austin Police Department (APD) policy related to practices for cite and release cases? Please provide 5 years of data on the number of cite and release cases. How does Austin's cite and release policy compare to other Texas metropolitan areas and how do their statistics for the past three years compare? Please provide a list of all types of infractions currently eligible for cite and release under current APD policy. Please also provide a breakdown for each of those categories for how many incidences resulted in cite and release versus arrest, along with demographic information in each category for each of the last 5 years.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #128 Garza
Answered:  09/10/2017
129 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide an update to Council Budget Question No. 6 from FY 2015 concerning the staffing level detail for internal and support services departments for the past three years and the FY 2018 Proposed Budget levels.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #129 Garza
Answered:  08/29/2017
130 Austin Resource Recovery/Austin Code Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please provide a five-year history of revenue and expenditures associated with the Clean Community Fee including a list of the programs and services funded.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #130 Garza
Answered:  09/08/2017
131 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
How much would it cost to raise the living wage for all temporary and seasonal employees who have worked, or who will work, for the City for at least 12 months in any 24 month period (whether they are on payroll or not for that entire 24 month period) to the same proposed wage ($14) as our permanent employees?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #131 Casar
Answered:  09/08/2017
132 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
How much would it cost to provide access to our healthcare plan to all temporary and seasonal employees who have worked, or who will work, for the City for at least 12 months in any 24 month period (whether they are on payroll or not for that entire 24 month period) at the same level of access as our permanent employees?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #132 Casar
Answered:  09/08/2017
133 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
How much would it cost to raise the living wage for all temporary and seasonal employees who have worked, or who will work, for the City for at least 12 consecutive months in the next fiscal year to the same proposed wage ($14) as our permanent employees?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #133 Casar
Answered:  09/08/2017
134 Parks and Recreation Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Since the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) FY 2018 Proposed Budget was complete prior to the release of the report from the Task Force on the PARD Aquatics Master Plan, please provide what pools were planned to be open, which pools were planned to be closed for repairs, and those planed for permanent closure for the summer of 2018.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #134 Garza
Answered:  08/29/2017
135 Parks and Recreation Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Are there plans to add any new pools? If so, where will they be located?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #135 Garza
Answered:  08/29/2017
136 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
In the August 11th presentation to the Resource Management Commission, Austin Energy staff stated they are creating a "Shared Solar" (or fractional billing) program that will enable multifamily properties with individually-metered units to install solar in a more cost-effective manner, and apportion the solar credits to tenants within a building in FY 2018. This approach will require some allocation of money in billing, system upgrades, and meter data systems. What is the total cost of these changes, and are those changes currently reflected in the proposed FY 2018 Proposed Budget submitted by Austin Energy? Can staff provide a timeline for this pilot? Will it be possible to credit multiple customers with bill credits resulting from production from a single solar array? Please provide any other relevant details about this pilot program?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #136 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
137 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Does Austin Energy's proposed budget on solar incentives/rebates include any money specifically dedicated to further expand incentive offerings to serve low-to-middle income customers and multifamily properties? What would be the budgetary impact of creating a solar incentive program for multifamily affordable housing with the following parameters: incentive shall start at $1 per watt and be periodically adjusted to ensure a simple payback of 10 years or less for at least 90 percent of affordable housing applications, with affordable housing defined as housing where at least 50 percent of residents fall at or below 80 percent of HUD median family income limits. Please provide a map of where all solar rebates were distributed in FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #137 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
138 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Does Austin Energy's budget for FY 2018 include new community solar projects? If so, how much and on which projects?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #138 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
139 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Does Austin Energy's budget for FY 2018 include an assessment and potential pilot for a no upfront-cost model for providing solar for low-to-middle income customers as called for in the most recent update to the Generation Plan? If not, what is the approximate cost needed to assess such a program? What would be the budgetary impact to establish a utility-managed rooftop solar program that requires no investment from customer participants to deliver direct benefit to low-income customers?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #139 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
140 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please describe how Austin Energy coordinates funding and resources for weatherizing homes with other City departments and nonprofit partner agencies. How many homes or units are expected to be weatherized in FY 2017? How many homes or units are expected to be weatherized in FY 2018 based on the proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #140 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
141 Austin Energy Casar 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
Please describe the decreases to the energy efficiency rebate programs in Austin Energy's budget for FY 2018.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #141 Casar
Answered:  08/30/2017
142 Office of Real Estate Services Garza 2018
Received: 8/24/2017
What are the options including associated costs and development steps for adding a childcare facility in the City's property at the Austin Community College Highland Campus? If needed as part of the process, what would be the cost and associated timeline to conduct a market analysis of the need for a childcare facility at the Austin Community College Highland Campus?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #142 Garza
Answered:  09/08/2017
143 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 8/28/2017
Please detail the impact of the following scenarios related to the FY 2018 Proposed Budget for each department: decrease consulting services by 7%; decrease commodities by 5%; and decrease non-CIP capital by 5%.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #143 Alter
Answered:  08/29/2017
144 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 8/25/2017
For each department adding new full-time equivalents (FTEs) this year which are not budgeted out as a full 12 month position in FY 2017, please provide the FY 2018 cost to be included for each position over the full 12 months. For the FY 2018 estimate, please account for any cost drivers we can reasonably anticipate in FY 2018. Additionally, please provide this dollar amount for each position by department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #144 Alter
Answered:  08/29/2017
145 Visit Austin Tovo 2018
Received: 8/25/2017
Concerning the Visit Austin presentation at the August 24 Council Budget Work Session, please provide a description of Visit Austin’s “Research” line item of $51,288 as it relates to Communications.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #145 Tovo
Answered:  08/29/2017
146 Visit Austin Tovo 2018
Received: 8/25/2017
Concerning the Visit Austin presentation at the August 24 Council Budget Work Session, please provide a breakdown of Visit Austin’s Employee Relations budget item of $46,500 as well as this item’s funding ratio between Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and private revenue.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #146 Tovo
Answered:  08/29/2017
147 Visit Austin Tovo 2018
Received: 8/25/2017
Concerning the Visit Austin presentation at the August 24 Council Budget Work Session, please provide a description and cost of Visit Austin’s Digital Meeting Planner Tool and an explanation for why it did not meet its viewing FY 2016-2017 goals. If this is not fully funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), please provide a breakdown of this item’s funding ratio between HOT and private revenue.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #147 Tovo
Answered:  08/29/2017
148 Austin Resource Recovery Garza 2018
Received: 8/30/2017
What specific purpose and function is intended by adding cameras and other technology to departmental vehicles? What is the cost per vehicle to add this technology and cameras?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #148 Garza
Answered:  08/31/2017
149 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2018
Received: 8/30/2017
Please provide different exemption scenarios listing the potential fiscal impact for increasing the senior exemption as part of the FY 2018 Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #149 Adler
Answered:  08/31/2017
150 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2018
Received: 8/28/2017
Please provide a list of all expenses paid for out of the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund and, for each item, provide the purpose and justification for each expense and describe how it is aligned with Council priorities.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #150 Garza
Answered:  09/01/2017
151 Economic Development Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
How much in general fund dollars does the City contribute to the Downtown Austin Alliance? How much does the Downtown PID generate for funding the Downtown Austin Alliance?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #151 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
152 Economic Development Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
What are the line item revenue details for the Cultural Arts Program?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #152 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
153 Economic Development Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
What are the requirements of the HUD Section 108 Family Business Loan Program?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #153 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
154 Human Resources Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a list of all City positions that were reclassified in FY 2017, including what the position classification was and what it was reclassified to. Please also include whether or not those positions were new positions or existing positions in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #154 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
155 Human Resources Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please explain the significant decrease in the ending balance for the Employee Benefits Fund from FY 2016 Actual to the FY 2017 Amended and FY 2018 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #155 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
156 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
How much in savings would there be if the City gave a 1% or 1.5% wage increase under the same timeline in the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget? Can the savings be broken out by fund, including: General Fund, Austin Energy Fund, Austin Water/Wastewater Combined Fund, Austin Resource Recovery Fund, Transportation Fund, Drainage Fund, and Austin Code Fund?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #156 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2017
158 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
What is the total funding, including salary and benefits, for the new employees included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget in the following departments: Fire, Law, Convention Center, Austin Energy, Austin Resource Recovery, Transportation, Austin Water, Public Works, and Watershed Protection?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #158 Troxclair
Answered:  09/05/2017
159 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
What is the source of revenue for the Waller Creek Tunnel Reserve Fund? Are there limits on how these dollars can be spent?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #159 Troxclair
Answered:  09/06/2017
160 Parks and Recreation Pool 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide cost estimates for hand-held remote monitors to obtain more accurate readings of chlorine levels in city swimming pools. Does Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) currently use remote monitors at city pools and if so, how many additional monitors are needed?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #160 Pool
Answered:  09/07/2017
161 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
What is the proposed annual cost for the Austin Code Department’s uniforms?
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DocumentImage  FY18 #161 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2017
162 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
As a follow up to the FY 2018 Budget Question No. 95, please provide more information about Austin Code’s five proposed “Education and Collaboration” FTEs. What is the estimated salary for each FTE? What are the specific duties and responsibilities for each FTE? How are these duties currently assigned and executed within Code’s existing communications and education budget? Additionally, please provide a line-item breakdown of Code’s communications and education budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #162 Tovo
Answered:  09/11/2017
163 Austin Energy Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a line item breakdown of Austin Energy’s proposed marketing budget expenditures (excluding the marketing budget that is directed towards promoting income-eligible programs).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #163 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2017
164 Austin Water Utility Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a line item breakdown of Austin Water’s proposed marketing budget expenditures (excluding the marketing budget that is directed towards promoting income-eligible programs).
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DocumentImage  FY18 #164 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2017
165 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a breakdown of the proposed expenditures for non-software subscriptions within each department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #165 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2017
166 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a breakdown of the proposed educational travel budget for each department.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #166 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2017
167 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a list of all the Quality of Life items included in the FY 2017 Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY18 #167 Pool
Answered:  09/05/2017
168 Economic Development Pool 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide an update to budget question No. 50 from FY 2017 for the Domain and include the amount of property and sales tax incentives remaining, the percent of sales and property tax for each incentive, and the length of time for each incentive based on the contract.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #168 Pool
Answered:  09/08/2017
169 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
For the major enterprise departments (Austin Energy, Austin Water, Austin Resource Recovery, Convention Center, and Watershed Protection) are all the proposed reserve levels for FY 2018 in compliance with the financial policies? If so, how much above, both as a percentage and dollars, are each of the proposed reserve levels?
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
170 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Concerning page 39 of Volume I of the FY 2018 Proposed Budget, please provide an explanation of the $3.9 million decrease in reserve levels relative to estimated FY 2016?17 results.
Posted
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Answered:  09/06/2017
171 Austin Resource Recovery Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
Please provide a line-item breakdown of Austin Resource Recovery’s proposed marketing budget expenditures.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
172 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
How much overtime is budgeted in the Austin Fire Department for FY 2018?
Posted
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Answered:  09/06/2017
173 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Within the Austin Fire Department (AFD), please provide data for the last three years on the number of personnel in staff assignments who worked overtime in operations, the total number of hours that they worked in that capacity, and the associated total cost. Please provide data for the same period on the number of personnel in operations assignments who worked overtime in operations, the total number of hours that they worked in that capacity and the associated total cost. Please clearly label individual classification of individuals (staff or operations) in this request.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
174 Fire Alter 2018
Received: 8/21/2017
Please provide the overtime spend for the last five years for the Austin Fire Department (AFD). Additionally, please also provide the overtime expenditures for the last five years for the five departments with the greatest use of overtime. Please provide information from each of the top five departments on the key drivers of the overtime use at each department.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
175 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
How much has the Repeat Offender Program collected in fees since the program’s inception?
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
176 Police Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/6/2017
The FY 2018 Proposed Budget of the Forensic Sciences Services activity indicates requirements are increasing from the General Fund by $882,565 and grants by $3,379,000. Please break those down by contract with external labs/services and internal expenses, particularly the General Fund increase.
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Answered:  09/08/2017
177 Police Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/6/2017
The FY 2018 Proposed Budget of the Departmental Support Services activity indicates Requirements increase from General Fund of $1,627,168 and a decrease in 8 FTEs, 4 sworn and 4 civilian. Please explain the increase costs and services provided while decreasing staffing.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
178 Police/Fire Alter 2018
Received: 9/6/2017
For the Austin Fire and Austin Police Departments, please provide the job classifications and corresponding positions with job duties which could be staffed by civilians but are currently staffed by sworn personnel. Please provide the savings for each department if those positions were filled by civilians rather than sworn personnel.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #178 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2017
179 Human Resources Tovo 2018
Received: 9/5/2017
How many employees are currently earning between $15.00 and $16.83 per hour?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #179 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2017
180 Human Resources Casar 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please detail the cost of increasing the City’s living wage from $13.50 to $13.84 per hour for all temporary employees who have worked for the City for more than 6 months, all temporary employees who have worked for the City for more than 12 months, and all temporary employees who have worked for the City for more than 18 months
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #180 Casar
Answered:  09/08/2017
181 Development Services Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
What is the impact from a FY 2018 budget reduction to the temporary employee line-item of $369,093 that will still allow for $1,000,000 in funding to help with customer demand in light of 51 new positions being requested by the department?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #181 Kitchen
Answered:  09/11/2017
182 Public Works Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Concerning the funding for utility excavation and repair services, please explain the source of these funds. Is this funding from an Austin Water transfer, Transportation User Fee, or another source?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #182 Kitchen
Answered:  09/08/2017
183 Public Works Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please explain the source of funds for the employee market study of $250,000 included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
Posted
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Answered:  09/12/2017
184 Police Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please explain the purpose of the line-item “trunked radio” in the amount of $2.2 million. Is this amount allocated per officer per vehicle? Can this amount be spread out over time?
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
185 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Can the $8.3 million budgeted for funding for the replacement of critical equipment including PCs, servers, storage, voice over internet protocol, a data load balancer, network and building security, and audio-visual equipment at City Hall be phased in and implemented over several years? If so, please provide a plan and amount needed to begin implementation in FY 2018.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #185 Kitchen
Answered:  09/08/2017
186 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please provide the source of funding for the line-items related to PC refresh for CTECC partners and for Austin Energy facilities management.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
187 Economic Development Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
For the Global Business Recruitment and Expansion program, what would be the fiscal and operational impact from keeping the program at FY 2017 funding levels while increasing funding for the City’s Small Business Program?
Posted
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Answered:  09/09/2017
188 Financial Services - Purchasing Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please explain the fiscal and performance impact for the increase of a 0.5 position included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
189 Communications and Public Information Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please explain the increase in the Departmental Support Services activity included in the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
Posted
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Answered:  09/08/2017
190 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2018
Received: 9/7/2017
Please provide the source of funding for the line-items related to one?year funding for the replacement of critical equipment including PCs, servers, storage, voice over internet protocol, a data load balancer, network and building security, and audio?visual equipment at City Hall.
Posted
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Answered:  09/11/2017
191 Convention Center Tovo 2018
Received: 9/11/2017
Please provide the total of the gap between the fees listed and the fees collected for the Convention Center. Please include the cumulative impact annually of the fee decreases as well as the methodology for the fee calculation in your response.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #191 Tovo
Answered:  09/13/2017
192 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 9/8/2017
Please provide the Development Services Department reports for temporary expenses and overtime incurred in FY 2016-17.
Posted
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Answered:  09/11/2017
193 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 9/11/2017
As a follow-up to Council Budget Question No. 161, what is the total cost for the six uniforms assigned to each Austin Code Department (ACD) employee?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #193 Tovo
Answered:  09/11/2017
194 Development Services Garza 2018
Received: 9/8/2017
Please provide the Development Services Department report on overtime incurred by employees in FY 2016-17.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #194 Garza
Answered:  09/11/2017
195 Austin Code Tovo 2018
Received: 9/12/2017
As a follow up to Budget Question No. 193, please provide the total cost of uniforms for the FY 2018 Proposed Budget.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY18 #195 Tovo
Answered:  09/12/2017