Questions

Department Name Request From Year Status  

No Department Requestor Year Question Status Answers
1 Austin Code Tovo 2021
Received: 7/13/2020
Please provide the amount of money budgeted to short term rental enforcement and repeat offender enforcement programs for both FY20 and FY21.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #1 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
2 Austin Code Tovo 2021
Received: 7/13/2020
Please provide the Code Department’s expenditures by major category, i.e.; Personnel, Contractuals, Commodities, Indirect Costs, Expense Refunds, Non-CIP Capital, and Transfers for both FY20 and FY21.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #2 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
3 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/13/2020
Please provide a list of all professional organizations the City of Austin and/or City of Austin employees have memberships and the total amount of the memberships in FY 2019-20.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #3 Tovo
Answered:  07/30/2020
4 Library Kitchen 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
How much revenue would be lost if all late fees were waived for adults in addition to children?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #4 Kitchen
Answered:  07/22/2020
5 Parks and Recreation Ellis 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please detail the necessary resources needed in order to begin renovations to add an ADA-accessible restroom and changing table in Zilker Park. Please indicate if those resources are available in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #5 Ellis
Answered:  07/21/2020
7 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What additional revenue would be realized if the City opted to go to the following tax rates: 5%, 6%, 7%, 8%?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #7 Tovo
Answered:  08/06/2020
8 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
In response to Resolution No. 20190620-089, does the City Manager’s proposed budget invest any of the collected taxes for the Lake Austin properties in any of the following areas: Emergency shelter operations and services, rapid re-housing and emergency rental assistance, permanent supportive housing services, mental health and addiction support services, child care services, and early childcare education? If so, please provide additional details.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY21 #8 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
9 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What is the total amount of the homestead exemption this year?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #9 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
10 Public Health/Emergency Medical Services/Police/Municipal Court Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please describe how the proposed increase to the EMCOT contract will be used.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #10 Tovo
Answered:  07/27/2020
11 Human Resources Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Will the proposed infusion of funds from APD to the Civil Rights Office expand the scope of the Civil Rights Office to include public safety? If so, please provide details as to the Civil Rights Office’s role and how it would interact with the Office of Police Oversight, the Equity Office, etc.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #11 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
12 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a detailed account of how the Austin Police Department intends to deploy the Asset Forfeiture funds by use and amount.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #12 Tovo
Answered:  07/20/2020
13 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the proposed budget include information for anti-human trafficking community awareness, education, and prevention? Does the proposed budget include funds for COA employee training per the 2014 resolution?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #13 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
14 Public Health/Emergency Medical Services/Police/Municipal Court Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
For the Homelessness Outreach Street Team (HOST), please break down the proposed amount by personnel and other expenses. How does the proposed funding compare to last year’s funding?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #14 Tovo
Answered:  07/22/2020
15 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please compare the proposed FY21 budget for homelessness to FY20. Specify allocations by program and amount and personnel associated, indicate which were previously categorized as one-time expenses. Please indicated which are capital-related or operating-related.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #15 Tovo
Answered:  08/04/2020
17 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
If the tenant relocation nexus study has not yet been completed, please confirm that the full funding for this study is included in the proposed budget and provide a timeline for when we can expect that study to be completed and when the corresponding ordinance will be updated to reflect the study’s findings.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #17 Tovo
Answered:  07/25/2020
18 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What is the FY 2019-20 Amended and FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO) Housing Trust Fund and what are the projected expenditures my major category type associated with the fund in the upcoming fiscal year?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #18 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
19 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget for the Waller Creek TIF. Please provide the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the Waller Creek TIF.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #19 Tovo
Answered:  07/17/2020
20 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the budget include any funding for anti-displacement mitigation associated with Project Connect? If so, at what amount?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #20 Tovo
Answered:  08/10/2020
21 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a detailed breakdown of NHCD’s budget by program and activity. In the response, please cover topics related to programs and services such as eviction counseling, rental assistance, mortgage assistance, etc. Please indicate amounts and funding sources.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #21 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
22 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the Housing Trust Fund.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #22 Tovo
Answered:  07/30/2020
23 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What is the current total revenue projections for FY 2019-20 from the Downtown Density Bonus fee-in-lieu in the Neighborhood Housing University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO) Fund? What is the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the fund?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #23 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
24 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Resolution No. 20200409-032 directed staff to explore viable funding mechanisms for the creation of an ADU loan program. While the report back date is after the adoption of the budget, please verify if any funds have been proactively allocated for such a program in the proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #24 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
25 Austin Energy Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What was the budgeted amount for the weatherization program, weatherization assistance program, and multi-family weatherization program last year? How much is proposed for each of these programs this upcoming fiscal year? How many properties were weatherized last year? Please provide a breakdown of both single-family and multi-family units in the response.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #25 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
26 Austin Energy Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
How will the proposed Austin Energy FY 2020-21 budget get us closer to our Generation Plan goals? Please provide specific details surrounding proposed investments and their correlation to the Generation Plan goals.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #26 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
27 Austin Energy Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 proposed budget include funding for the additional lighting projects identified in the West Campus lighting survey? If so, at what amount? When will the recommendations from the survey be fully completed?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #27 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
28 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the proposed budget include full funding for the Passages Program that provides childcare for caregivers in emergency shelter?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #28 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
29 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget include funding for Parent Support Specialists, afterschool programming at area schools, and Family Resource Centers? If so, in at what amounts?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #29 Tovo
Answered:  07/21/2020
30 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 proposed budget include the Early Childhood Council and United Way budget request for an APH full-time position to collaborate with the Pritzker Children’s Learning Grant?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #30 Tovo
Answered:  07/20/2020
31 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please detail investments in the proposed budget related to early childhood development initiatives and childcare center stabilization.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #31 Tovo
Answered:  07/20/2020
32 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 proposed budget include any funds for harm reduction, and if so, how much?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #32 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
33 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a list of all investments in the FY 2020-21 proposed budget relating to food access and food security.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #33 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
34 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the budget contain funding for the extension of funds for caregiver meals at AISD, DVISD, and other ISDs that may wish to participate in a partnership with the City? If so, please provide a detailed breakdown of the allocation by ISD, as well as the anticipated duration of the caregiver meals program. For example, at what point for each ISD will the caregiver meals program end?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #34 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
35 Economic Development Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please detail the amounts budgeted for the Historic Preservation Fund in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget. Organize the response by project and category identified in Council Resolution 20181004-033.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #35 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
36 Economic Development Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please list all projects receiving funding through the HOT in the FY 2020-21 proposed budget along with the corresponding amounts. Provide a list of any other projects deemed eligible for Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funding.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #36 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
37 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 proposed budget include funding for 24/7 security at Brush Square? If so, please provide the amount and funding source.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #37 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
38 Human Resources Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the proposed budget include funding for a third-party appeals process for anti-discrimination and anti-harassment cases in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #38 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
39 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a list of one-time expenditures eliminated in the FY 2020-21 proposed budget. Were any of these eliminations used to help fund new expenditures or programs? If so, please provide the details and corresponding amounts.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #39 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
40 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a list and brief description of all major reductions to programs in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for each department.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #40 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
41 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
What Boards and Commissions recommendations were incorporated into the FY 2020-21 proposed budget? Please detail the recommendations by Board or Commission and include the proposed versus recommended amount and signify which Department will oversee the investment.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #41 Tovo
Answered:  08/09/2020
42 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a list of proposed travel budgets for each department by Program in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #42 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
43 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a list of all temporary employees laid off or furloughed since March 2020, indicating the number of employees and their title by department. Please also indicate the number of employees and their title eliminated in the FY 2020-21 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #43 Tovo
Answered:  08/06/2020
44 Development Services Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 proposed budget include any budget for event fee waivers?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #44 Tovo
Answered:  08/03/2020
45 Economic Development Tovo 2021
Received: 7/14/2020
Please provide a breakdown of all Red River Cultural District improvements included in the FY 2020-21 proposed budget by amount, department, and activity.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #45 Tovo
Answered:  07/24/2020
46 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Tovo 2021
Received: 7/15/2020
Please provide a breakdown of all budgeted amounts for memberships for all City Departments by Program included in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #46 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
47 Human Resources Tovo 2021
Received: 7/16/2020
Are temporary and seasonal employees included in the proposed COVID-19 Enhancement Pay program in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #47 Tovo
Answered:  07/23/2020
48 Housing and Planning Tovo 2021
Received: 7/16/2020
Over the past five years, how many non-residential applications has the City received for the Downtown Density Bonus, University Neighborhood Overlay (UNO), and Rainey Street Density Programs? Of those received, how many applications were approved?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #48 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
49 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
How much of Austin Police Department’s (APD) FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget is allocated for salaries, retirement, and health insurance for sworn positions (please list by category in your response)? How much of Austin Police Department’s (APD) FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget is allocated for salaries, retirement, and health insurance for civilian positions (please list by category in your response)? Of APD’s entire FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget are accounted for by these categories (please differentiate between sworn and civilian)?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #49 Tovo
Answered:  07/30/2020
50 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
What percentage of Austin Police Department’s FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget includes funding for the terms of the 2018 meet and confer agreement, such as salary, stipends, etc.? Please provide a breakdown of these elements in the Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #50 Tovo
Answered:  07/22/2020
51 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Please detail any proposed equipment purchases included within the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget. Please specify the type of equipment as well as any costs associated with its storage.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #51 Tovo
Answered:  07/28/2020
52 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget include funding for a “community-led, equity-focused participatory budget process for FY 2022 to decide what Austin’s public safety systems should look like in the future and how funds should be allocated” as described in Resolution No. 20200611-096?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #52 Tovo
Answered:  07/22/2020
53 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget reassign any positions or roles from the Austin Police Department to other city departments such as Austin Code or the Austin Transportation Department?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #53 Tovo
Answered:  07/28/2020
54 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Does the FY 2020-21 Proposed identify any options for reallocating positions and roles currently assigned to the Austin Police Department to outside partner entities? Please provide context and rationale for the response.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #54 Tovo
Answered:  07/28/2020
55 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Please provide the total FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the victim services and sex crimes units broken breakdown by major category (Personnel, Contractuals, Commodities, Indirect Costs, Expense Refunds, Non-CIP Capital, and Transfers). Please provide the past five fiscal years’ allocations to these units (FY 2014-15 through FY 2019-20 Amended Budgets).
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DocumentImage  FY21 #55 Tovo
Answered:  07/28/2020
56 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Does the proposed initiative included in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for trauma-informed, anti-racism, and Naloxone training include training for existing officers, future cadet classes, or both? Is this a one-time budget or ongoing?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #56 Tovo
Answered:  07/28/2020
57 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
What amount and percentage of Austin Police Department’s FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget is accounted for by the 2% sworn wage increases? How much and what percentage for the 2% civilian wage increases?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #57 Tovo
Answered:  07/21/2020
58 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
: Regarding Austin Police Department’s District Representative (DR) Program in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget, please provide the following information: • Is the DR budget contained within the Neighborhood Patrol budget, or is it a separate program? • What items are budgeted in the Neighborhood Patrol budget (e.g. personnel costs/count, equipment, lease costs, etc.)? • What is the total budget included in the Proposed Budget for the DR program? Please provide a breakdown of costs by major category type (Personnel, Contractuals, Commodities, Indirect Costs, Expense Refunds, Non-CIP Capital, and Transfers). • How many officers are assigned to each District in the program? • How much space geographically (estimated) does each District contain? • What is the tenure of each officer’s service within the department? How long has each officer worked within the DR program specifically? How long has each officer worked within the DR District to which they are assigned currently? • What additional training do District Representatives receive? • How often are District Representatives moved to new areas?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #58 Tovo
Answered:  08/03/2020
59 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
How much year-to-date has Austin Police Department (APD) expended in overtime for FY 2019-20? What is APD’s overtime current year estimate for FY 2019-20?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #59 Tovo
Answered:  08/06/2020
60 Police Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Please provide the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget by line item for the Austin Police Department.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #60 Tovo
Answered:  07/21/2020
61 Transportation/Austin Resource Recovery/Watershed/Parks and Recreation Tovo 2021
Received: 7/20/2020
Are any of the components of the “Trash in Creeks: Program Inventory, Analysis, and Outcomes” report included in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #61 Tovo
Answered:  08/03/2020
62 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2021
Received: 7/21/2020
Do savings for General Fund departments revert back to the General Fund ending balance if not expended?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #62 Tovo
Answered:  07/22/2020
63 Police Harper-Madison 2021
Received: 7/27/2020
Please provide more justification and details for the records management system. Is the system required to be in Austin Police Department? Could the system be administered by Office of Police Oversight?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #63 Harper-Madison
Answered:  07/27/2020
64 Police Casar 2021
Received: 7/27/2020
What savings would be realized in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget from delaying one, two, or all three cadet classes? How many additional sworn positions could be removed in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget under these scenarios?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #64 Casar
Answered:  08/10/2020
65 Austin Public Health Tovo 2021
Received: 7/27/2020
Please provide the amount of funding in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the Austin Sobering Center.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #65 Tovo
Answered:  07/29/2020
67 Human Resources Garza 2021
Received: 7/28/2020
What would be the associated cost of each of the options for establishing Let Texas Vote Day as a city holiday presented in the staff response to Resolution No. 20191017-033?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #67 Garza
Answered:  08/04/2020
68 Police Kitchen 2021
Received: 7/28/2020
Please detail equipment budget and costs in the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget. Please specify the budget available for equipment as well as the amount estimated to be expended in FY 2019-20.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #68 Kitchen
Answered:  08/06/2020
69 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
Please provide the average call volume before the “Stay at Home – Work Safe” order was issued on March 24 this year in response to the Corona virus and the call volume after the order was put in place.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #69 Pool
Answered:  07/29/2020
70 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
Please provide breakdown and count for each category of 911 call type (e.g., robbery, assault, homelessness, mental health crises, etc.) from March 24 to present since the Stay at Home order was put in place.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #70 Pool
Answered:  07/29/2020
71 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
Please provide breakdown of traffic stops (stop by council district, race & ethnicity of person stopped, reason for stop, outcome of stop) over the past two years.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #71 Pool
Answered:  08/03/2020
72 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
Please provide response times across council districts, by sector, and by individual neighborhood areas as detailed as the Austin Police Department’s tracking data permits.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #72 Pool
Answered:  07/30/2020
73 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
What is the annual attrition rate for patrol officers, meaning generally how many retire, resign, or otherwise cease employment at the Austin Police Department?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #73 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
74 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
What is the purpose of the “Community Partnerships”, or section 11A2, in the Austin Police Department’s FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget? How does this section of the police department integrate their work into the patrol officers’ experience/relationship with the community?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #74 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
75 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
What is the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the Austin Police Department’s cadet academy?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #75 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
76 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
What is the metric we currently use for measuring how many officers we should have?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #76 Pool
Answered:  08/07/2020
77 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
Does the Austin Police Department use any form of “predictive policing” software or programs? If not, are there currently plane to implement any such software or programs?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #77 Pool
Answered:  07/29/2020
78 Police Pool 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
How much overtime budget is include in the Austin Police Department’s FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #78 Pool
Answered:  07/29/2020
79 Police Kitchen 2021
Received: 7/29/2020
How is the Airport Police unit funded?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #79 Kitchen
Answered:  07/29/2020
80 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What staffing metric(s) are used for determining how many officers are on a patrol shift, both for more intense sectors such as downtown compared to other sectors like residential neighborhoods? Are there different staffing models for different times of day, different days of the week, etc.? What are those determining factors? Are these metrics supported by recognized national best practices, national studies, national association recommendations, or any other research body?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #80 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
81 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please describe the responsibilities and functions of the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) and the Fusion Center within the ARIC. Please describe how the Threat Liaison Program functions, the FY 2020-21 budget for the program, and if there are any specifics in the current Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the 21 other ARIC participating regional jurisdictions that require the City of Austin to have the Threat Liaison Program.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #81 Pool
Answered:  08/06/2020
82 Human Resources Harper-Madison 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What would be the associated cost of establishing the Juneteenth Holiday passed by Council for FY 2020-21?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #82 Harper-Madison
Answered:  08/04/2020
83 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What is the difference between “Region Patrol” and “Neighborhood Patrol”?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #83 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
84 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
On an average hourly basis, how much does the city spend for a police officer to perform event security during his or her normal hours? How much per hour if it is overtime?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #84 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
85 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How many sworn officers are currently working administrative duties and could be moved to police patrol, and how many cannot be moved to patrol?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #85 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
86 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How much is budgeted to manage the Austin Police Department’s social media presence?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #86 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
87 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How much is expended on military-type equipment maintenance and training, including on helicopters? Please break out equipment purchases, equipment maintenance, and training costs.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #87 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
88 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How much money do we spend on the horses for the mounted patrol, including the stables?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #88 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
89 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please explain the 7,000 hours of Union Time that is allocated and describe the total cost of that time.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #89 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
90 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What activities are included in the “Special Events – Non-reimbursed” unit?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #90 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
91 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Where is SXSW overtime money reflected in the budget and what is being budgeted for next year’s festival?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #91 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
92 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What activities/roles are included in the three narcotics units within the Organized Crime division (Narcotics Support 1, Narcotics Support 2, and Narcotics Conspiracy)?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #92 Pool
Answered:  08/04/2020
93 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please explain how the different Narcotics units within APD divisions interact, overlap, and work collaboratively to achieve their stated mission(s).
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DocumentImage  FY21 #93 Pool
Answered:  08/04/2020
94 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How did the changes in state law regarding marijuana/hemp affect the activities of these Narcotics units?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #94 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
95 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Do patrol officers who are not in these Narcotics units participate in narcotics investigations? If so, where is that expense located in the budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #95 Pool
Answered:  08/04/2020
96 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What activities are included in the “Gang Suppression” unit? Are any of these activities related to narcotics interdiction?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #96 Pool
Answered:  08/04/2020
97 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What is included in the “Administrative Support” line ($22.7 million) in the FY 2020-21 Austin Police Department Proposed Budget and does that include services from other departments?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #97 Pool
Answered:  08/06/2020
98 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please explain the additional amounts allocated for Departmental Support Services. What service does this provide that are not available under Administrative Support?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #98 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
99 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How many officers take their City-owned vehicles home?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #99 Pool
Answered:  08/07/2020
100 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How many of the officers who take home department vehicles live outside of the City of Austin? What are the associated expenses of allowing officers to take Police vehicles home (increased wear-and-tear, gas, maintenance, etc.)?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #100 Pool
Answered:  08/07/2020
101 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
“Explosives/Blasting” was budgeted at over $780k for FY 2019-20 in the Neighborhood Policing, Operations, and Professional Standards divisions. What is item(s) are covered by this line item in the various units?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #101 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
102 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please explain the difference between the Explosives/Blasting budget items and the Explosive Ordnance Team unit.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #102 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
103 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
How many bombs has the Explosive Ordnance Team dismantled or addressed in FY 2019-20? What are the team’s activities when not activated for bomb threats or explosive emergencies? Is there any requirement that the team members be sworn officers?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #103 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
104 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
When there are regional bomb threats, is the State and/or FBI activated to assist? Which entity is in command of the response to the incident in those cases?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #104 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
105 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please answer the following regarding “Accident Pay”: • Please provide a definition for “Accident Pay”? • How does “Accident Pay” differ from sick leave and other types of leave and compensation (including workers’ compensation)? • What is the process for controlling accidents and the associated “Accident Pay” for the incident? • Why are expenditures for accident pay over $1.3 million this year (FY 2019-20) so far even though the budget is less than $148,000? • Is accident pay covered by city insurance?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #105 Pool
Answered:  08/12/2020
106 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Regarding jail booking, currently, the contract stipulates $214 per person booked, with a total minimum reimbursement of $6.9 million per year. We have only spent $1.2 million so far in FY 2019-20. If the contract is renegotiated based on reduced arrests and jail bookings, are there potential savings on that contract?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #106 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
107 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please explain the cell phone budget for Police officers for FY 2020-21. How does the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget compared with the FY 2019-20 Approved Budget for the same item? To date, how much of the cell phone budget has been expended in FY 2019-20? Please also describe any requirements for those cell phones expenses (e.g. additional software or platforms) that may be associated with these costs.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #107 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
108 Law Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What are the legal stipulations and limitations around acceptable expenditures for the Asset Forfeiture funds?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #108 Pool
Answered:  08/12/2020
109 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What is the annual ammunition cost for cadet training?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #109 Pool
Answered:  08/11/2020
110 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Regarding the License Plate Reader system: o Please describe the general purpose of the License Plate Reader system for a patrol unit, and the purpose to which is it most frequently applied. o Please describe how information gathered by the License Plate Reader system is shared across law enforcement or other entities. o What is the success rate for the License Plate Reader system on Amber Alert and Silver Alert events?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #110 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
111 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What is the revenue offset for the Alarm Permits program?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #111 Pool
Answered:  08/05/2020
112 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What is the purpose of Interdiction K-9 Patrol vs other Austin Police Department K-9 divisions?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #112 Pool
Answered:  08/04/2020
113 Police Pool 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
With schools planning to operate at less than full capacity or moving to 100% virtual learning as needed this year, will the Explorers program (a recruiting/education tool at high schools) be put on hold for FY 2020-21?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #113 Pool
Answered:  08/09/2020
114 Law Alter 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What aspects of traffic enforcement must be done by sworn personnel? What can be outsourced to civilian staff (i.e. does an officer legally need to respond to fender benders? Is a sworn officer required for writing speeding tickets?)?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #114 Alter
Answered:  08/06/2020
115 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What are the daily duties of the Explosives Unit? How often are they deployed? What aspects of bomb situations are done in tandem with federal agents and what is done by APD personnel (e.g. the Austin bomber situation)?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #115 Alter
Answered:  08/09/2020
116 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
What are the daily duties of Mounted Patrol? How many officers are assigned to that unit?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #116 Alter
Answered:  08/09/2020
118 Law Alter 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Which divisions within the Austin Police Department could be shifted to civilian personnel roles?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #118 Alter
Answered:  08/06/2020
119 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/3/2020
Please provide the following information related to burglar alarms: • What percent are fake? • What percent are actual break ins? • What is the current fee schedule for false alarms?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #119 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
120 Housing and Planning Harper-Madison 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please provide a list of all planned city-led housing initiatives currently slated for the upcoming fiscal year, as well as all housing related support, with associated costs.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #120 Harper-Madison
Answered:  08/11/2020
121 Human Resources Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
The Employee Benefits Fund includes several proactive and preventive health programs available to City employees. What are the expected long-term healthcare cost savings associated with investing in these programs?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #121 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
122 General Fund and Major Enterprises/Utilities Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please describe and provide fiscal details for wildfire mitigation efforts undertaken by departments other than Austin Fire Department, including but limited to Austin Energy, Austin Water, Watershed Protection, and Parks and Recreation.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #122 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
123 Fire Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What is the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for the Wildfire Division within the Austin Fire Department, and how does that compare to the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget? What wildfire mitigation activities will the Wildfire Division pursue in FY 2020-21?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #123 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
124 Austin Energy Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What is Austin Energy's budget for line clearance in FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21? Please provide details on projected uses.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #124 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
125 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
In light of COVID-19 and the associated volatility in revenue sources for the City, what measures are included in the budget to promote the long-term resiliency and fiscal health of Austin?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #125 Alter
Answered:  08/07/2020
126 Austin Water Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What is the anticipated impact on water usage and water bills from the increase in single-family residential water fees?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #126 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2020
127 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What portion and amount of our $60.9 million FY 2020-21 allocation towards homelessness in our budget comes from non-City funds, such as grants, federal dollars or other similar funding sources?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #127 Alter
Answered:  08/06/2020
128 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What new efficiencies are included in the FY 2020-21 Pudget, apart from merging Neighborhood Housing and Community Development and Planning & Zoning into a new department?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #128 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
129 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How does the Federal CARES Act funding and the City’s COVID-19 spending framework interact with the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #129 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2020
130 Housing and Planning Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Page 61 of the budget states: "… the merger will provide additional regulatory interventions and processes to strengthen the activities described in the Displacement Mitigation Strategy, which guides and identifies actions that prevent the displacement of vulnerable low-income households and communities of color, including tenant stabilization services. This includes allocating additional staff to displacement prevention activities, enhanced engagement with communities of color, and planning practices and regulations focused on the prevention of displacement of communities of color". Please provide additional details. How many additional staff will be assigned to displacement prevention activities, and what is the funding source of those additional positions? Please clarify whether these will be new positions to the department or whether it represents a reassignment of existing FTEs and what activities would be impacted to allow reassignment to these strategies.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #130 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
131 Economic Development Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How does $3.1M from EDD for Workforce Development compare to the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget funding for both EDD and Workforce Development? What does this change regarding the programming offered?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #131 Alter
Answered:  08/09/2020
132 Parks and Recreation/Austin Public Health Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What new spending in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget has been allocated towards programs for seniors?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #132 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2020
133 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Describe any grants and the programs those grants fund that your department expects to expire within FY 2020-21, which do not have a renewal option and may result in the reduction of services.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #133 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
134 Austin Public Health Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
By how much is the contract for The Sobering Center increasing? How much has its budget increased compared to FY 2019-20?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #134 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2020
135 Parks and Recreation Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
With the increase to the Parks and Recreation Department’s (PARD) lighting budget, how many lights are expected to be installed in FY 2020-21?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #135 Alter
Answered:  08/10/2020
136 Austin Public Health Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How much does the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget include for ongoing funds related to Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Primetime After School, Parent Support Services, family service centers, Victory Tutoring Program)? How does that compare to the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget for ongoing funds? How much did the City provide to AISD in one-time funding in FY 2019-20? How does that compare to the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #136 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
137 Financial Services – TARA/Library/CTM Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How much is included in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget for digital equity and related programs? How does that compare to the FY 2019-20 Amended Budget? What are the City's FY 2020-21 planned activities to expand access to residential internet and devices for Austin's residents?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #137 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
138 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
The following questions pertain to the unit "Motors" within the Austin Police Department (APD). The unit has an FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget amount of roughly $7.41M: • Is this the APD motorcycle unit? How many personnel positions are under "Motors"? Please list the number of personnel in the Motors unit by rank. • What are the primary functions of the officers funded in the unit “Motors” within APD? Does this unit exist predominantly for traffic enforcement, like speeding? What traffic enforcement functions do they carry out? • How many new motorcycles are budgeted in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget? Please specify the types, cost per motorcycle, and quantity of new motorcycles.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #138 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
139 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How much is budgeted for new vehicles for the Austin Police Department in the FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget? Please specify the kind of vehicle, cost of vehicle, and number of each vehicle. How many vehicles are needed for each new graduating cadet class? How much money is budgeted for each cadet class to receive new vehicles? Are there any vehicles budgeted for vacant positions?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #139 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
140 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please provide a detailed list of the functions and services included under the line items categorized as "Services-Other" in the APD budget and their corresponding cost.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #140 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
141 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please provide a detailed list of the functions and services included in Austin Police Department’s (APD) unit “Personnel Services” within the Support Services program. The budget for this unit is roughly $1.58 million.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #141 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
142 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How much is the Austin Police Department’s (APD) total proposed overtime budget for FY 2020-21? What portion of Overtime is covered by special event fees paid by non-City payors? What portion of the overtime involve city payments for special event services? Please specify which events receive City-paid overtime support. How much of the overtime budget is projected to be spent on backfilling vacant shift positions? Please provide scenarios of the projected overtime budget expenditures for each of the following: 1. All FY 2020-21 cadet classes proceed; 2. All FY21 cadet classes are cancelled; 3. Only the November FY 2020-21 cadet class is cancelled.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #142 Alter
Answered:  08/12/2020
143 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please provide data on the number of burglar alarm calls APD responded to over each of the last three fiscal years and year-to-date numbers, i.e. FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, FY 2018-19, and year-to-date for FY 2019-20. In this data, please include the number of false alarms, the number of staff hours dedicated to false alarms, and the number of resulting arrests.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #143 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
144 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How does the Austin Police Department (APD) track burglar alarms? Please provide details on how APD tracks burglar alarms, including data on residential vs. commercial, and information on how APD tracks repeat offenders for false burglar alarms.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #144 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
145 Austin Code Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please provide additional details about the portion of the Code Department budget that is for Short-Term Rental (STR) licensing and enforcement. The previous Director had indicated anticipating external contracts to assist with enforcement. What, if any, portion of the budget is for external contracts for entities such as Host Compliance or similar entities? If any contracts with external entities for STR enforcement are contemplated, please provide details on what the scope of those contracts will include. If those external contracts are not anticipated, please provide additional detail as to why those external contracts are not being advanced.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #145 Alter
Answered:  08/07/2020
146 Transportation/Convention Center/Aviation Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Which specific projects have been postponed for the Aviation, Austin Transportation Department, and the Austin Convention Center within the Capital Improvement Plan?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #146 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
147 Management Services Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
What is the proposed FY21 allocation for the implementation of the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps? Please provide a breakdown on funding sources across participating departments, and details on initial projects.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #147 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
148 General Fund/Major Enterprises Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
As people continue to social distance, how will expected decreases in parking fees and other fees related to recreational and social activities impact the FY21 budget for ATD and other departments?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #148 Alter
Answered:  08/13/2020
149 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
Please expand upon the need of a new Austin Police Department’s (APD) records management system, including but not limited to, the following questions: What functionality will it have that we don't currently have? Will this system integrate with other data systems to improve data reporting and analysis? What is the timeline for getting it up and running?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #149 Alter
Answered:  08/09/2020
150 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/5/2020
How much overtime was used for various tasks, including, but not limited to, backfill, special events, investigations, administrative tasks (e.g. report completion), callback, etc.? How much backfill was used for various reasons, including but not limited to vacancy staffing, vacation leave, sick leave, etc. For the vacancy backfill pay, please include data on the services/functions being backfilled (e.g. traffic enforcement, patrol, investigations, special events, etc.). Please include year-to-date for FY 2019-20 and full-year data for FY 2018-19, FY 2017-18, and FY 2016-17.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #150 Alter
Answered:  08/12/2020
151 Police Alter 2021
Received: 8/10/2020
Please provide a chart with the authorized staffing levels in each APD division (e.g. Mounted Unit, Sex Crimes Unit, Community Outreach, Motors, etc.) broken out by sworn and civilian positions per unit to include titles and count. Please include in the chart a separate row/column with current vacant positions in each unit broken down by sworn or civilian.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #151 Alter
Answered:  08/13/2020
152 Transportation Alter 2021
Received: 8/10/2020
What are the legally allowable uses of right of way fee revenues, how are the fee levels determined, and what amount of ROW revenue is projected for FY 2020-21?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #152 Alter
Answered:  08/11/2020
153 Development Services Tovo 2021
Received: 8/10/2020
Is there $5 million remaining in the CodeNext budget, and if so, please list the planned expenses.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #153 Tovo
Answered:  08/11/2020
154 Public Health/Emergency Medical Services/Police/Municipal Court Kitchen 2021
Received: 8/11/2020
Page 91 of the budget states “The FY 2020-21 budget includes an increase of $2.7 million for full-scale implementation of the Mental Health Diversion Initiative, including $1.6 million in funding to expand EMCOT [Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach Team] services and community outreach and program development efforts…” Please confirm that the $1.6 million referenced includes $800,000 for additional EMCOT clinical positions, $200,000 for Advance Practice Nurses, $150,000 for contracted physician oversight time $200,000 for telehealth equipment/software, etc., $25,000 for Outreach to underserved communities and areas with information about diversion options and $200,000 for an Outside expert to oversee cross-agency program implementation.
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DocumentImage  FY21 #154 Kitchen
Answered:  08/11/2020
155 Police Adler 2021
Received: 8/11/2020
If Police were to remove $3,150,000 in contractuals and commodities, where would staff propose the reductions come from within those budgets?
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DocumentImage  FY21 #155 Adler
Answered:  08/11/2020