Questions

Department Name Request From Year Status  

No Department Requestor Year Question Status Answers
1 Financial Services - Budget Casar 2019
Received: 3/29/2018
Please provide the savings from recent approved public safety labor contract agreements and savings from public safety departments from operating without a contract, in a manner that does not harm the City’s negotiating position. Please provide potential options for use of these funds.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #1 Casar
Answered:  04/03/2018
2 Public Works/Fire Garza 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Please provide detailed explanation behind the construction costs, contingency, and cost escalation numbers included in the memo from March 30, 2018 for adding five new fire stations.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #2 Garza
Answered:  05/08/2018
3 Law Garza 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Can residents opt out of paying the Transportation User Fee (TUF)? Does anything prohibit the City of Austin from exempting other people from the TUF?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #3 Garza
Answered:  04/10/2018
4 Financial Services - Budget Flannigan 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
Concerning slide no. 14 of the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, please provide the current exemptions from non-AISD districts.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #4 Flannigan
Answered:  04/10/2018
5 Financial Services - Budget Flannigan 2019
Received: 4/10/2018
For the estimated new construction value of $3 billion in FY 2019, what would that represent in tax dollars? Are there departments that look at that $3 billion and assume an increase in costs?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #5 Flannigan
Answered:  04/24/2018
6 Fleet Services Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Please provide the status of the City’s transition to electric vehicles including any operational or fiscal impact it has on fuel costs.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #6 Kitchen
Answered:  04/18/2018
7 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
How much money would the Smart Cities paperless initiative save the City over the next 5 years? How much would all the Smart Cities projects save?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #7 Kitchen
Answered:  04/17/2018
8 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Based on the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, what is the cost to increase the senior homestead exemption so that the median senior’s tax bill remained unchanged from the previous year?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #8 Kitchen
Answered:  08/17/2018
9 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Concerning slide no. 19 of the FY 2019 Financial Forecast presentation, please provide funding by Strategic Outcome for FY 2018 by all funds.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #9 Kitchen
Answered:  04/10/2018
10 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
Please provide additional details concerning the cost drivers for the enterprise funds included in the FY 2019 Financial Forecast.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #10 Kitchen
Answered:  04/10/2018
11 Public Works and Transportation Kitchen 2019
Received: 4/11/2018
For the FY 2019 Financial Forecast, how many of the new positions for Public Works and the Austin Transportation Departments are affiliated with the mobility bond program?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #11 Kitchen
Answered:  05/03/2018
12 Transportation and Planning and Zoning Houston 2019
Received: 4/13/2018
Please provide the budget and expenditures for the Downtown Wayfinding Program for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #12 Houston
Answered:  04/19/2018
13 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please provide specifics on the overtime spend for the Austin Fire Department for FY 2018 and include details on how this overtime spend was covered. Please indicate the delta between the prior year overtime spend and how a lower overtime spend in 2018 will impact the general fund for FY 2019.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #13 Alter
Answered:  05/10/2018
14 Human Resources Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please provide the factors behind how the City is forecasting zero increase in employee health insurance for FY 2019 as opposed to a 4% increase in FY 2018.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #14 Alter
Answered:  05/17/2018
15 Austin Resource Recovery Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain why Austin Resource Recovery is proposing weekly recycling.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #15 Alter
Answered:  05/01/2018
16 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain how the City accounted for potential retirements in from slide no. 7 in the FY 2019 Financial Forecast presentation.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #16 Alter
Answered:  05/10/2018
17 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 4/26/2018
Please explain the projected impact of current debt service requirements to the tax rate. Please also provide specific detail on the impact of debt service requirements from the 2016 Mobility Bond on the tax rate.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #17 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
18 Financial Services – Budget and Building Services Alter 2019
Received: 5/9/2018
Please provide a copy of the City’s financial policy(ies) regarding deferred maintenance. Please indicate when the City fell out of compliance with this policy and what deferred maintenance needs exist for the City. Please explain what efforts are underway in order to regain compliance and what resources are needed to regain compliance.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #18 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
19 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
Please provide any fee schedule changes to the Parkland Dedication fee and the revenue performance to date.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #19 Pool
Answered:  07/18/2018
20 Convention Center Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
How many new hotels were added in FY 2018? Can we delineate the impact to Hotel Occupancy tax (HOT) revenue from these new hotels alone?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #20 Pool
Answered:  07/03/2018
21 Convention Center Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
During the April 4th Budget Work Session, to the Convention Center temporarily staffing up for what was described as the “Superbowl of Conventions” in 2017. Are these temporary employees leaving as part of the Convention Center’s staffing projections for FY 2019?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #21 Pool
Answered:  07/10/2018
22 Management Services Pool 2019
Received: 6/12/2018
What level of staffing do Austin Transportation, Public Works, and any other departments need in order to completely implement the 2016 mobility bond projects in the original projected 6-8 year timeframe? Are additional resources needed to meet this level of staffing/timeframe? If so, please identify those resources.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #22 Pool
Answered:  06/12/2018
23 Transportation Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please discuss the main funding sources for the pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB) and traffic signals that rank for funding and describe how many of these lights are funded each year. Additionally, please provide the estimated cost for implementing one PHB and one traffic signal that have already been ranked for funding.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #23 Pool
Answered:  06/22/2018
24 Communications and Public Information Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please describe any unmet staffing needs associated with managing the city’s ongoing Spirit of East Austin effort. Please include a cost estimate for any identified needs, as well as a description of what those positions would entail, with the response.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #24 Pool
Answered:  07/05/2018
25 Police Pool 2019
Received: 6/13/2018
Please provide information on Victims Services Counselor staffing levels over the past five years, including any current unmet staffing needs and the level of service that could be provided if those unmet needs were met.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #25 Pool
Answered:  09/04/2018
26 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 7/5/2018
Please provide by pay period the Austin Fire Department sworn overtime expenditures and the number of vacancies from FY 2017 to FY 2018 year-to-date.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #26 Alter
Answered:  07/18/2018
27 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 7/5/2018
Please provide the number of sworn Austin Fire Department positions redeployed from staff assignments to operations in an effort to reduce overtime expenditures from FY 2017 to FY 2018 year-to-date. Also, please include how long this strategy will continue in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #27 Alter
Answered:  07/18/2018
28 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 7/26/2018
What programs has the City stopped doing from FY 2014-2018 year-to-date? Please provide the name of the program, department, and the dollar amount that the ceased activity represents.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #28 Alter
Answered:  08/22/2018
29 EMS Alter 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
Please provide by pay period the Emergency Medical Services sworn overtime expenditures and the number of vacancies from FY 2017 to FY 2018 year-to-date.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #29 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
30 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
Please provide by pay period the Austin Police Department sworn overtime expenditures and the number of vacancies from FY 2017 to FY 2018 year-to-date.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #30 Alter
Answered:  08/22/2018
31 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
Please provide the number of sworn Austin Police Department positions redeployed from staff assignments to operations in an effort to reduce overtime expenditures from FY 2017 to FY 2018 year-to-date. Also, please include how long this strategy will continue in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #31 Alter
Answered:  08/20/2018
32 Development Services Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
Please provide a breakdown of the FY 2018 to FY 2019 Proposed Budget permitting fees to clarify changes in the number and types of permits and their fees in the schedule, as well as changes in cost and formula for determining cost of service.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #32 Kitchen
Answered:  08/21/2018
33 Fire Garza 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
What would be the FY 2018-19 budget impact to staff and renovate a toll booth on SH 130 to temporarily provide fire service to Del Valle and the surrounding areas?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #33 Garza
Answered:  09/05/2018
34 Fire Garza 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
What would the timeframe be to get this toll booth fully renovated and operational?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #34 Garza
Answered:  08/22/2018
35 Fire Garza 2019
Received: 8/14/2018
Assuming the FY 2018-19 budget stays where it is now and we add the temporary fire station for Del Valle, what would the impact on the tax rate be?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #35 Garza
Answered:  08/22/2018
36 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/15/2018
In the FY 2019 proposed budget, are there any city programs that have been scaled back, or defunded?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #36 Troxclair
Answered:  09/07/2018
37 Public Health/Emergency Medical Services/Police/Municipal Court Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/15/2018
Please provide data since the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST) program has been created - including but not limited to, the effectiveness of the program concerning the number of city assets (people and cost) provided and amount of homeless helped; the metrics in which the program is evaluated; and, financial sustainability/cost of the program in the event the city implemented a second HOST team?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #37 Troxclair
Answered:  09/05/2018
38 Housing Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/15/2018
What is being done for tenant and homeowner protection as a means of avoiding homelessness in the FY 2019 budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #38 Kitchen
Answered:  09/08/2018
39 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/15/2018
What is the difference in total projected General Fund revenue at the effective tax rate in comparison with the prior year?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #39 Troxclair
Answered:  09/08/2018
40 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2019
Received: 8/15/2018
Please provide a list of one-time expenditures that were eliminated in the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #40 Tovo
Answered:  08/15/2018
41 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Please provide fee waiver data for all departments for FY 2018.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #41 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
42 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What is the Housing Trust Fund transfer amount from only the Grove property?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #42 Alter
Answered:  08/16/2018
43 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Are any federal or state funds provided to the City being cut in the FY 2019 budget? Are there any at risk of being cut?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #43 Alter
Answered:  08/22/2018
44 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What is the FY 2019 overtime budget for the Austin Fire Department? How and why is it changing from FY 2018? Does the overtime budget account for the opening of any new stations? Please explain how the overtime need for the upcoming year tracks back to new stations and vacancies. Is there any plan to reduce the OT expenditure by redeploying fire fighters from office work to field work? If so, please provide specifics as to what positions this is planned for?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #44 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
45 Public Works and Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Please provide how funding provided by Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is reflected in the FY 2019 budget and where it is located. Additionally, please provide detail on any CAMPO funding augmenting Austin Transportation Department/Public Works Department activities?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #45 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
46 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What is the total increase in PARD’s budget broken out by built-in cost drivers and new investments? How much is being offset by increased fees and offsets from Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #46 Alter
Answered:  08/22/2018
47 Financial Services – Controller’s Office/Law Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Are there any cost savings to be achieved by having Austin Energy, Austin Water, and Aviation contribute to the Liability Reserve Fund instead of their current practice of covering claims independently? Please also discuss any non-fiscal implications at stake if this practice is changed.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #47 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2018
48 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Does the Sustainability Fund still exist? What departments are proposed to contribute to the Sustainability Fund or to the General Fund for what the scope of the Sustainability Fund covered? (Please explain the current scope). How much (percentage and dollar amount) are they contributing? Is this the maximum amount they can contribute?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #48 Alter
Answered:  08/17/2018
49 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
Please provide an update to the vacancy report provided to Council on 7/18/18 that includes that status in the hiring process of each position in the report (i.e., posted, not yet posted, estimated posting date, in interview process, pulled down from posting, etc.). Please also provide a benefits column to show associated benefits costs for each vacant position and explain how these dollars impact the vacancy savings calculation described in the memo.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #49 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2018
50 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Regarding Austin Police Department non-sworn vacancies, please verify the cumulative total for salaries for non-payroll related positions that have "administrative" in their job title. Additionally, please also provide how many positions this represents.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #50 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
51 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What if any additions are built into the budget to expand recycling in city parks?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #51 Alter
Answered:  08/24/2018
52 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Beyond Aquatics, does the FY 2019 proposed Parks and Recreation Department budget include any increase for addressing our parks maintenance backlog? If so, what is the increase and how will the money be used?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #52 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
53 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Please specify which outstanding Council resolution directives were newly addressed in the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #53 Troxclair
Answered:  09/05/2018
54 Austin Public Health Garza 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
In a FY 2017 Budget Rider, the council voted to include a Healthy Food Access Coordinator with the main goal of leveraging all public and private sources to fund a full service Grocery Store. There has been no update to council on what progress this position has made to accomplish this goal. What would be the cost of supplementing this position to in fact be able to gain some progress on leveraging all public and private sources to fund a full service Grocery Store?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #54 Garza
Answered:  09/07/2018
55 Development Services Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
How much has Development Services Department’s budget increased since the delivery of the Zucker report? Please outline the improvements made since FY 2015.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #55 Troxclair
Answered:  09/10/2018
56 Housing Troxclair 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Is the funding for the Matched Savings Account program within Neighborhood Housing and Community Development still in the FY 2019 proposed budget? If so, what steps are being taken to address the recent audit findings?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #56 Troxclair
Answered:  08/30/2018
57 Public Works and Transportation Tovo 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Please provide an accounting of all public restroom funding that has been appropriated by the City Council and how those funds have been expended.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #57 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
58 Development Services Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What is this customer assistance program for low-income homeowners within the Development Services Department?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #58 Kitchen
Answered:  08/27/2018
59 Austin Public Health Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
What is the scope of the role for the age friendly action plan position within the Austin Public Health Department?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #59 Kitchen
Answered:  09/05/2018
60 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2019
Received: 8/16/2018
Please provide a reconciliation on what was done with the “Continuing Conversations” included in the April 4, 2018 budget work session presentation, as well as Items from Council approved after this work session, for the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #60 Garza
Answered:  08/29/2018
61 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
Do we have a final list of qualified projects in order of priority for the Historic Preservation Fund?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #61 Pool
Answered:  08/22/2018
62 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
What was the amount in reserves over the past five fiscal years in amount and percentage? What was the potential for reserves for FY 2019 in amount and percentage, and was that changed?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #62 Pool
Answered:  08/17/2018
63 Public Works and Watershed Protection Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
What is the amount that the Public Works and Watershed Protection Departments are contributing to the homeless camp cleanup effort? Please describe those funds as an annual amount, not multi-year. Are there current cleanup efforts that are already funded to clean up homeless camps in and around our waterways for FY 2019?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #63 Pool
Answered:  08/27/2018
64 Development Services Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
Why was the Development Services Department ombudsperson position to assist small business not proposed to be funded in the FY 2019 budget? Also, is the availability of the ombudsperson service tied to the size of project or cost of permit?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #64 Pool
Answered:  08/27/2018
65 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
What amount and percentage of total cost is Central Health proposing to pay for the Integral Care EMCOT service? Or, is the Integral Care service only proposed to be funded by the City of Austin and Travis County? If so, please explain why.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #65 Pool
Answered:  09/08/2018
66 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
How many playground surfaces will be replaced or repaired annually with the proposed $200,000 in ongoing funds?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #66 Pool
Answered:  08/21/2018
67 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
How many playgrounds will be moved into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance under the FY 2019 budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #67 Pool
Answered:  08/21/2018
68 EMS Houston 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
Is Austin Travis County Integral Care a partner in the HOST program? Will the enhancement to the HOST program in the FY 2019 budget allow the program to serve areas of the City outside of downtown?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #68 Houston
Answered:  09/06/2018
69 Transportation Houston 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
What are the sources of funding for citywide pedestrian devices described on page 85 of the FY 2019 budget document?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #69 Houston
Answered:  08/21/2018
70 Transportation Houston 2019
Received: 8/17/2018
What projects are included in the “Other” category listed on page 226 within of the FY 2019 budget document for the Austin Transportation Department?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #70 Houston
Answered:  09/05/2018
71 Development Services/Planning and Zoning Alter 2019
Received: 8/20/2018
How much funding is included in the FY 2019 proposed budget for CodeNext? What will happen to the team that were working on CodeNEXT?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #71 Alter
Answered:  08/28/2018
72 Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
What is included in the capital budget for funding from Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG)? Is there any reductions from the prior year?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #72 Alter
Answered:  08/24/2018
73 Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
What funding is included in the FY 2019 proposed budget for the Clean Air Force?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #73 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
74 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
What is the total cost for the Human Capital Management System?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #74 Alter
Answered:  08/23/2018
75 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
Please provide additional information regarding the proposed fee increases for aquatic facilities. How much will the fee increase, and at which facilities, and when will the fee take affect?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #75 Alter
Answered:  08/24/2018
77 Aviation Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
Please provide additional information regarding the proposed increase to the vendor contract for the expanded airport parking including the funding source of the contract.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #77 Alter
Answered:  08/27/2018
78 Office of Real Estate Services/Building Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/21/2018
Please provide information regarding the City’s long-term plans for the One Texas Center (OTC) building. When will the existing employees move to the new consolidated building and what will happen that OTC?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #78 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
79 Austin Public Health Houston 2019
Received: 8/22/2018
Please provide the amount of 1115 Medicaid waiver funding across the following jurisdictions: City of Austin, Travis County, Central Health, Austin-Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), Austin Independent School District (AISD), and other independent school districts. What funding is being cut in FY 2019 for each of these entities?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #79 Houston
Answered:  09/07/2018
80 Public Works Houston 2019
Received: 8/22/2018
What are the costs and funding sources for the Public Works Child Safety Fund for the past 5 fiscal years? What is the service territory of the program? Does the program cover all public schools in the City of Austin?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #80 Houston
Answered:  09/05/2018
81 Management Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
What is the staffing for the Office of the Police Monitor for the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #81 Alter
Answered:  08/31/2018
82 Law Alter 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
How much does the Law Department spend defending the City of Austin against law suits?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #82 Alter
Answered:  09/07/2018
83 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
Concerning the Austin Police Department, how many victim services counselor positions are temporaries after the temporary-to-permanent conversion included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #83 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
84 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
What are the ranks and duties of the 15 new police officers being added to the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #84 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
85 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
What costs did the Austin Police Department (APD) incur as a result of the bombings this year and how did they cover those costs?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #85 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
86 Public Works and Transportation Tovo 2019
Received: 8/23/2018
What is the increase in the Transportation User Fee (TUF) paying for?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #86 Tovo
Answered:  08/23/2018
87 Emergency Medical Services/Municipal Court Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please clarify the dollar amount added for the Homeless Outreach Street Team (HOST) program in the FY 2019 proposed budget. Please explain if these funds are for new activities and/or positions or if this funding is for the same activities occurring in FY 2018 for the HOST team.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #87 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
88 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please clarify what funding, if any, was added for census activities in this year’s base budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #88 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
89 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please provide a list of new one-time funding items that were included in the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #89 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
90 Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please provide a copy of the Right of Way Management Program’s policies.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #90 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
91 Fleet Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please clarify what percentage of Austin Police Department’s fleet are electric vehicles and if new vehicles to be purchased by the funding proposed in the base budget are for electric vehicles. If not for electric vehicles, please explain why not.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #91 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
92 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please provide detail on what the Austin Police Department added to the base budget for mental training activities for the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #92 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
93 Fire Alter 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
Please provide the breakdown of the $823,000 requested for fire inspection activities on page 105 of the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #93 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
94 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
What is the amount of annual funding dedicated to providing additional lighting in Austin’s parks and how many projects can be completed per year with that funding?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #94 Pool
Answered:  08/28/2018
95 Housing Pool 2019
Received: 8/25/2018
What is the city’s contribution to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Projects initiative from 2017? Are there funds dedicated to assisting with youth homelessness in the proposed FY 2019 budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #95 Pool
Answered:  08/30/2018
96 Austin Public Health/Building Services Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
How much money is currently proposed in the General Fund and the capital budget for the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH)?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #96 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
97 Austin Public Health/Municipal Court Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
How much funding for Rapid Rehousing is currently within the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #97 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
98 Austin Public Health/Municipal Court Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
If the City were to provide a 2.5% cost of living increase to the City’s social services contracts, what is that estimated amount?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #98 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
99 Planning and Zoning Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
How much does the City currently have in Great Streets funds? What is the estimated expenditure amount for FY 2018?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #99 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
100 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
What is the “Rifle Class Fund” and are there any parameters for how it is used?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #100 Tovo
Answered:  08/29/2018
101 Development Services Adler 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
Please provide some scenarios showing impact of Development Services Department (DSD) fee increases on small businesses and residential homeowners.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #101 Adler
Answered:  08/27/2018
102 Development Services Garza 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
Please provide the impact that setting Development Services Department (DSD) fees at Cost of Service will have on homeowners. Please also prepare analysis of how fee increases will impact the cost of common residential permits.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #102 Garza
Answered:  08/27/2018
103 Development Services Casar 2019
Received: 8/24/2018
What is the projected FY 2018 Development Services Department (DSD) cost of service surplus/deficit? What was it for the prior two fiscal years?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #103 Casar
Answered:  09/08/2018
104 Animal Services Houston 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
What was the funding from Maddie’s fund used for that was supposed to be used for dog walkers? Does the $25,000 included in the FY 2019 proposed budget pay the dog walkers $15 per hour for this activity?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #104 Houston
Answered:  08/30/2018
105 Animal Services Houston 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
What restrictions, if any, exist that may prevent the use of donation funds for spayed and neuter vouchers?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #105 Houston
Answered:  08/30/2018
106 Animal Services Houston 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
What do peer cities do regarding dog walking, if known? What actions have been taken by Animal Services to seek volunteers to walk dogs?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #106 Houston
Answered:  08/30/2018
107 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Is funding for an eviction counseling program (Resolution No. 20180614-064) included in the proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #107 Tovo
Answered:  08/30/2018
108 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Is funding for a mortgage assistance program for low-income households (Resolution No. 20180524-040) included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #108 Tovo
Answered:  08/30/2018
109 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Is financial assistance for residential cooperatives (Resolution No. 20180215-050) included in the proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #109 Tovo
Answered:  08/30/2018
110 Austin Public Health Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Is funding for a tenants’ rights education and awareness campaign in areas of high student concentration (West Campus, E. Riverside) discussed in Resolution No. 20171005-030 included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #110 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
111 Economic Development Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Are improvements for the Red River Cultural District from (Resolution No. 20170608-033) included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #111 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
112 Communications and Technology Management Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Is a centralized Public Information Request staffing model (Resolution No. 20180628-066) included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #112 Tovo
Answered:  08/28/2018
113 Austin Public Health Tovo 2019
Received: 8/28/2018
Does the FY 2019 proposed budget include funding for the areas of critical need related to opioid abuse identified in Resolution No. 20180524-038?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #113 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
114 Convention Center Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
What is the Convention Center Capital Fund and why was it created? Does this new fund make assumptions about expanding the Convention Center?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #114 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
115 Convention Center Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide additional information regarding the rental car tax used to finance the Palmer Events Center. Is that tax able to be put toward other uses?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #115 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
116 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain the reasons we are not collecting delinquent taxes and why these have increased, if known, as referenced on page 149 of the FY 2019 proposed budget. Please also provide detail on planned activity for recuperation of delinquent taxes.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #116 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2018
117 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
What dollar amount and portion of city property tax revenue is being diverted from the General Fund through a Tax Increment Financing district for FY 2019?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #117 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2018
118 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
For what use was the Parks Special Events Fund and is the fund continuing in FY 2019?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #118 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
119 Austin Energy Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain the drop in fund balance in FY 2021 for Austin Energy illustrated on on page 170 of the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #119 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
120 Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain why the Transportation User Fee is paying for mobility corridor staff and lease costs.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #120 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
121 Austin Water Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide additional information regarding Austin Water’s recent debt history and what effect, if any, changes to the impact fees had on their ability to manage their debt.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #121 Alter
Answered:  09/07/2018
122 Convention Center Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Concerning the performance measure “Number of days of operating and maintenance expense sustained with combined operating ending balances”, please explain why the FY 2019 Goal is lower than the previous years listed on page 202 of the FY 2019 proposed budget.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #122 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
123 Austin Public Health Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Concerning page 210 of the FY 2019 proposed budget, please explain why no money is budgeted for the “Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health” program. Please explain what programs are being stopped or funded by other sources, if any.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #123 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
124 Financial Services - Controllers Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain the reason for the increase in the Controller’s Office budget from FY 2018 to FY 2019 proposed
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DocumentImage  FY19 #124 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
125 Management Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide detailed information of the Innovation Office’s FY 2019 proposed budget.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #125 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
126 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide how much of Parks and Recreation Department’s budget, operating and/or capital, is related to Waller Creek in FY 2019?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #126 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
127 Economic Development Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide additional information regarding the Seaholm Tax Increment Financing Fund beyond the details included on page 351 of the FY 2019 proposed budget.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #127 Alter
Answered:  09/09/2018
128 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide additional information regarding the Parks and Recreation Department’s FY 2019 actual pool fees and proposed revenue from pools, including where it is located in the FY 2019 proposed budget document, if applicable.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #128 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
129 Building Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Why is the ending balance of the City Hall Fund negative beginning in FY 2016?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #129 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
130 Communications and Technology Management Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain why the Combined Transportation, Emergency & Communications Center (CTECC) Fund listed on page 389 of the FY 2019 proposed budget has a negative ending balance for FY 2016-2019.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #130 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
131 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Why is the Community Development Incentives Fund have a zero ending balance in FY 2019?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #131 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
132 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Are property taxes from Seaholm and Mueller Tax Increment Financing (TIF) areas diverted outside of the General Fund? If so, please provide additional details as to what these property taxes are diverted to and for what purpose.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #132 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2018
133 Transportation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain why the Parking Management Fund has a deficiency of total available funds over total requirements for FY 2018 and the FY 2019 proposed budget.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #133 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
134 Police Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Why is the FY 2019 proposed budget lower than FY 2018 for the Police Federal Department of Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund as illustrated on page 448?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #134 Alter
Answered:  09/05/2018
135 Fleet Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Why is there a zero ending balance for the Vehicle Acquisition Fund in FY 2018? Is this Fund going away?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #135 Alter
Answered:  09/06/2018
136 Parks and Recreation Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
What is the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program grant as discussed on page 467 in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #136 Alter
Answered:  09/04/2018
137 Management Services Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please explain why there is no proposed dollars authorized for Innovation Team grant, but 5 positions listed in the FY 2019 proposed budget. Is this a pending grant that has yet to be awarded?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #137 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
138 Financial Services - Budget Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
On Page 477 of the FY 2019 proposed budget, funding is listed for the Human Capital Management System (HCMS) in the amount of $6.0 million. Are there additional funds in FY 2019 for HCMS and if so, where and how much?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #138 Alter
Answered:  08/30/2018
139 General Fund/Major Enterprises Alter 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Concerning 2012 bond funding on page 153 of the proposed budget, please explain why 31% of the $306.6 million of the total voter approved funding remains unobligated to date.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #139 Alter
Answered:  09/10/2018
140 Financial Services - Budget Pool 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
If parks recycling infrastructure is funded by contractual obligations (KOs) debt in the amount of $800,000 for dual trash/recycling receptacles, what is the annual fiscal impact (principal and interest) for the payments? Also, does the amount of this debt issuance conform to our financial policies?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #140 Pool
Answered:  09/07/2018
141 Austin Public Health Casar 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide the total amount of funding included for immigrant legal services in FY 2016, 2017, 2018, and the FY 2019 proposed budget. Additionally, please highlight the amount of new funding proposed in FY 2019 and indicate whether it is ongoing or one-time funds.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #141 Casar
Answered:  09/04/2018
142 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide different scenarios showing the year-over-year property tax bill impact to the typical non-senior and senior/disabled homeowners at the proposed tax rate (4.9% above effective M&O rate) and at the maximum proposed tax rate (6% above effective M&O rate), and at various of levels of increase in the senior/disabled exemption.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #142 Adler
Answered:  09/05/2018
143 Austin Public Health Adler 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide the details behind the $500,000 for enhanced mental health and healthcare outreach on slide 13 from the August 29, 2018 budget work session.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #143 Adler
Answered:  09/06/2018
144 Fire/Parks and Recreation/Transportation Adler 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Does the FY 2019 proposed budget include adding staff needed to address permit backlog in departments other than Development Services?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #144 Adler
Answered:  09/06/2018
145 Parks and Recreation Adler 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
What was timeline for the commercial kitchen put in at the Asian American Resource Center (AARC)?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #145 Adler
Answered:  09/07/2018
146 Austin Public Health Adler 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide a comprehensive list of projects funded by the Federal 1115 Medicaid waiver program across the City of Austin, Travis and Williamson County, Austin Travis County Integral Care, and Central Health. Please also detail any preparation taken by the City of Austin or other regional entities to address the loss of federal funding for continuing operations.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #146 Adler
Answered:  09/07/2018
147 Library/Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
How much funding is estimated to be required to bring the Asian American Resource Center library into the library system?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #147 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
148 Parks and Recreation Pool 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Does the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center recover fees for parking?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #148 Pool
Answered:  09/05/2018
149 Economic Development Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide the details of the $1.6 million for the “Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus” item on presentation slide #9 at the August 29, 2018 budget works session.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #149 Kitchen
Answered:  09/05/2018
150 Communications and Technology Management Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Please provide additional specifics on the $362,000 included in the FY 2019 proposed budget for the new Public Information Request system in response to Resolution No. 20180628-066.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #150 Kitchen
Answered:  09/05/2018
151 Austin Public Health Kitchen 2019
Received: 8/30/2018
Is the pilot program or recommendations from results of the program offer temporary work opportunities to those experiencing homelessness in response to Resolution No. 20170831-054 require funding for the FY 2019 budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #151 Kitchen
Answered:  09/06/2018
152 Austin Public Health Houston 2019
Received: 8/31/2018
Please provide more information on the youth services coordinator position in the FY 2019 proposed budget to implement a pilot program with Eastside Memorial High School. How does the work that this position will do relate to the City of Austin? Is this a new request for a new program?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #152 Houston
Answered:  09/04/2018
153 Austin Public Health Casar 2019
Received: 8/31/2018
Please provide details concerning the $600,000 for homelessness and alternatives to panhandling services from slide #11 from the August 29, 2018 budget work session.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #153 Casar
Answered:  09/07/2018
154 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
For all amounts listed in the Budget Highlights document, please provide descriptions of whether the entirety of these amounts are slated for this fiscal year or whether the proposed amounts are intended to spread out over the course of several fiscal years. If some of these budget highlight allocations fall into the latter category, please provide detailed descriptions about the amount intended to be expended this year and any subsequent years.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #154 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
155 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide additional detail regarding the $500,000 for implementation of the Strategic Housing Blueprint. Please provide details about how much the City funded for the implementation of the Strategic Housing Blueprint last year. Please provide details about what implementation of the Blueprint entails and whether this funding is intended to come from the Housing Trust Fund.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #155 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
156 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Is the homeowner educational campaign a recurring or one-time allocation?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #156 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
157 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide additional details regarding the $150,000 allocated for compliance and third party monitoring. Please provide details about how much the City funded for monitoring and compliance in last year's budget. Previous conversations explored capturing the cost of monitoring and compliance in permit fees. Please explain if this practice is captured in the proposed fee schedule.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #157 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
158 Watershed Protection Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide a descriptive plan regarding how Watershed will be responding to encampments. Will this work be done in tandem with case workers or other social service providers? Can this funding amount be used to invest in public restrooms, as well?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #158 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
159 Austin Public Health Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide more information about the proposed three positions to coordinate homeless services citywide. What do these positions entail? In the City's organizational chart, where would these positions be housed? Would these positions be involved in providing direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness? Please provide information for how the City Manager determined that three positions are required to accomplish this work.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #159 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
160 Economic Development Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide greater detail surrounding the $1.4 million allocated for building renovations and rehabilitation of Austin Studios' space. What is the nature of the renovations? When was Austin Studios last renovated?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #160 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
161 Development Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide greater detail surrounding the $307,000 investment in the urban forestry program. What will this $307,000 be used for within the urban forestry program? How much is currently in the Urban Forest Replenishment Fund? Could this increase to the urban forestry program be funded through the Urban Forest Replenishment fund?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #161 Tovo
Answered:  09/10/2018
162 Management Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide greater detail about the need for an Equity Academy to roll out the Equity Assessment Tool. Please provide details regarding what is encompassed in the proposed $257,000 allocation?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #162 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
163 Management Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide greater detail surrounding the Equity Office Neighborhood Liaison for the Quality of Life Commissions and what this position is intended to accomplish. Would this liaison be tasked with engagement or work outside of the Quality of Life Commissions?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #163 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
164 Austin Energy Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Does the proposed budget include funding for any additional lighting that may be required after the release of the West Campus lighting inventory study?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #164 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
165 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Does the funding for the O. Henry and Susanna Dickinson include funding for 24-hour security?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #165 Tovo
Answered:  09/10/2018
166 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
What is the current annual funding for the Carver Museum, Cultural Center, and Genealogy Center? Is the Genealogy Center eligible for hotel occupancy tax funds? Where is the Carver Museum and Cultural Center Master Plan located? What are the costs associated with funding Phase 2 and 3 of the Master Plan?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #166 Tovo
Answered:  09/10/2018
167 Municipal Court Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Page 57 of the proposed budget states that “an additional vehicle will be funded via the capital budget to accommodate the new staff. Also, funding for rehabilitative services will increase by $573,000, allowing for greater client support.” Is the vehicle intended to serve DACC employees or is it intended to serve HOST employees? Please describe in greater detail what constitutes rehabilitative services – does this amount include funding for rapid rehousing?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #167 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
168 Economic Development Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Page 58 of the proposed budget states: “The Economic Development Department will continue to focus on managing the redevelopment of City-owned land and offer professional expertise to redevelop more than a dozen City-owned tracts in various areas in Austin. In FY 2018-19, EDD will add $238,000 for redevelopment initiatives…” What will the $238,000 be specifically allocated for in relationship to redevelopment initiatives?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #168 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
169 Development Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Aside from the 28 Development Services Department (DSD) positions that will work to expedite permits for residential developments, please provide the position titles for the other 22 positions DSD is requesting.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #169 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
170 Fleet Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
On page 86 of the proposed budget, please provide greater detail regarding what the proposed ten positions for Fleet Services will accomplish and why the additional positions are required. Please also provide the total cost for these additional ten positions
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DocumentImage  FY19 #170 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
171 Transportation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide specific information why the Corridor Program Office requires a new lease as listed on page 85 of the proposed budget.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #171 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
172 Communications and Public Information Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide information regarding the proposed Community Engagement Online Platform (page 123 of the proposed budget) and how this differs from the City’s current online community engagement forum, SpeakUp.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #172 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
173 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide more information about the deliverables anticipated by adding four positions to the Lean Sigma Continuous Improvement Program.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #173 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
174 Management Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
What is the Austin Center for Community Engagement Contract for $85,000 on page 477 of the proposed budget? What are the terms, scope, and length of the contract?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #174 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
175 Police Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Can the Austin Regional Intelligence Center (ARIC) Sustainability Fund be used for the Combined Transportation, Emergency, and Communications (CTECC) security upgrades?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #175 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
176 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
How much is currently available (unallocated) within the Community Development Incentives Fund?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #176 Tovo
Answered:  09/04/2018
177 Municipal Court Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Has an amount been estimated for the cost associated with converting the Downtown Austin Community Court into a 24-hour facility?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #177 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
178 Economic Development Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
How much is included in the proposed budget for worker cooperatives?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #178 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
179 Development Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
How much is proposed within Development Services for logo, branding, and marketing materials? How much is proposed within Development Services for professional registrations and memberships?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #179 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
180 Development Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
For each new proposed Development Services position, what is the cost for the General Fund contribution for equipment for these new staff?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #180 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
181 Human Resources Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please confirm if there is funding in the proposed budget for a third-party appeals process for anti-discrimination and anti-harassment cases and at what amount.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #181 Tovo
Answered:  09/10/2018
182 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
What is the current amount in the University Neighborhood Overlay Housing Trust Fund?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #182 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
183 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
In the 2015-2016 Approved Budget, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development received $150,000 for a Housing Strike Fund from the Budget Stabilization Reserve. What is the status of these funds? Have they been expended and, if so, in what way?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #183 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
184 Transportation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide details surrounding how the valet permit costs are determined. When was the last time Ordinance No. 20121108-044’s fees were assessed or amended?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #184 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
185 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide a status update on the security lighting that was allocated for parks in the 78744 and 78745 zip codes. How much more is required to fully implement this Council directive? What park projects are “shovel ready” for additional light infrastructure?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #185 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
186 Police Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide a cost estimate for two full-time officers dedicated to security and safety in the Red River Cultural District.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #186 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
187 Police Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please confirm which of the various asset forfeiture funds can be used for the following: • A Community Gun Buyback Program: Estimate to be determined • Investment in early intervention relationship violence prevention programs: $353,000 • A 24-hour walk-in center for individuals suffering from opioid addiction or other substance abuse disorders: $125,000
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #187 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
189 Development Services Alter 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Based on the proposed budget fee structure, please provide a cost scenario for the enclosure of an existing carport on a residential property and the scenario to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on a residential property.
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #189 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2018
190 Development Services Alter 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
It appears the fee to talk to a residential reviewer is increasing to $253 per hour. How much does a commercial project get charged to talk to a reviewer?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #190 Alter
Answered:  09/10/2018
191 Development Services/Planning and Zoning Alter 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Please provide a breakdown of all fees charged to date for the Grove Planned Unit Development (PUD).
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DocumentImage  FY19 #191 Alter
Answered:  09/08/2018
192 Development Services Alter 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
It appears that the cost of a residential tree review is increasing to $460 and the commercial equivalent is only $515 (see Sec. 10 - 1.02 Tree Plan Review). Can these costs be dynamic in any way or adjusted by the size of the project?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #192 Alter
Answered:  09/10/2018
193 Housing Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
In a previous budget cycle, Neighborhood Housing & Community Development (NHCD) and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) was allocated $75,000 for the development of affordable live/work space on the Winnebago tract. Now that this tract is being utilized for an alternative use, please describe if this funding has been allocated for another objective.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #193 Tovo
Answered:  09/11/2018
194 Parks and Recreation Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Is the Committee on People with Disabilities budget recommendation for increased Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) funding for programming with people with intellectual disabilities included in the proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #194 Tovo
Answered:  09/07/2018
195 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2019
Received: 9/4/2018
Does the proposed budget include funding for lead remediation assistance for local public schools or childcare facilities?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #195 Tovo
Answered:  09/05/2018
196 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2019
Received: 9/5/2018
Concerning new full-time equivalents (FTEs) included in the FY 2019 proposed budget, how many of these positions are at the level of manager or above for both sworn and non-sworn? Please list each position meeting this criteria by department and include their classification and budgeted salary.
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DocumentImage  FY19 #196 Houston
Answered:  09/06/2018
197 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2019
Received: 9/5/2018
How many positions did the Office of Sustainability have in their FY 2017 budget? How many positions are included in the FY 2019 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #197 Kitchen
Answered:  09/06/2018
198 Management Services/Transportation Kitchen 2019
Received: 9/6/2018
Has the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) and the Office of Sustainability reviewed any and all potential benefits from combining the Air Quality Program with the Climate Protection Program related to improving air quality and finding efficiencies to reduce their overall budgets?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #198 Kitchen
Answered:  09/10/2018
199 Development Services Tovo 2019
Received: 9/5/2018
Is the direction provided in Resolution No. 20171214-066 captured in the Development Services Department’s (DSD) fee schedule?
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DocumentImage  FY19 #199 Tovo
Answered:  09/08/2018
200 Communications and Technology Management Tovo 2019
Received: 9/6/2018
On page 123 of the FY 2019 proposed budget, out of the $912,000 for Communications and Technology Management (CTM) to support technology implementations necessitated by the anticipated passage of new land development code, what is the cost for the proposed position?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #200 Tovo
Answered:  09/06/2018
201 Austin Energy Pool 2019
Received: 9/7/2018
What is Austin Energy’s FY 2019 allocation for the low-income and multi-family solar programs? Does this allocation match the $500,000 funds allocated for this purpose in FY 2018?
Posted
DocumentImage  FY19 #201 Pool
Answered:  09/10/2018
202 Development Services Kitchen 2019
Received: 9/7/2018
What is the viability of DSD phasing in the FY 2019 proposed site plan fee increases over multiple years and what would be the effects of doing so?
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Answered:  09/10/2018
203 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2019
Received: 9/8/2018
Please provide the impact to the typical senior and non-senior homeowner for the following tax rate scenarios: 4.9%, 5.5%, and 6% above the effective maintenance and operation rate. Please include in your response for each scenario the annual property tax dollar increase and General Fund revenue impact. Additionally, please show the impacts to a typical senior homeowner at the following senior exemption levels: $85,500, $88,000, and $90,000.
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Answered:  09/08/2018
204 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2019
Received: 9/10/2018
Are there any savings that will come from the delayed opening of the new Municipal Court facility? If so, of the items Council has identified for potential amendments, which one-time funding items would be appropriate to fund with the savings from the delayed courthouse opening?
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Answered:  09/10/2018
205 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2019
Received: 9/10/2018
Are there any items Council has identified as budget amendments that could be included in the budget with no impact on the General Fund property tax rate?
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Answered:  09/10/2018
206 Financial Services/Law Tovo 2019
Received: 9/6/2018
Can the City cash fund the following from Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ): a) Homeless Shelters; b) Transitional Housing for homeless people; c) Permanent supportive housing for homeless people; d) Affordable Housing Can the City issue non-voter approved debt to finance any of the above, either services or improvements?
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Answered:  09/10/2018
207 Financial Services - Budget Renteria 2019
Received: 9/10/2018
What is the level of senior exemption that can be done at a tax increase of less than 5.0%?
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Answered:  09/10/2018