Questions

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1 Financial Services Troxclair 2017
Received: 4/28/2016
From the “Developing and Funding Transportation Projects” presentation made to the Mobility Committee, it stated that from 1998-2014, the City approved $638 million in transportation and mobility bonds. Please provide a report breaking this down into road, bicycle, and sidewalk projects, along with other major categories.
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2 Austin Water Utility Gallo 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide an update to the chart on slide 32 (titled Austin Water Rates – 2016 National Water Bill Survey) of the May 4th Policy Work Session presentation (“Tax Rates, Utility Rates and Fees”) to include only Texas cities, specifically cities in Central Texas, (LCRA customers, City of Georgetown, City of Round Rock, City of San Antonio, etc.). *Please use colors that are more distinguishable
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3 Austin Water Utility Gallo 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide historical data on the rate structure/tiered rates by gallons for the previous 5 years.
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4 Austin Water Utility Troxclair 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide data showing how the tiered rate structure impacts water usage/conservation.
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5 Austin Water Utility Zimmerman 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
As depicted on slide #29 of the May 4, 2016 “Tax Rates, Utility Rates and Fees” presentation, how does Austin Water’s base fee compare to other utilities?
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6 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide a report of the last five years of bonus payout programs for employees of the Convention Center and Aviation Department. If any other enterprise department provides gain-sharing or bonus programs, please advise which ones they are and give us the same info for them.
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7 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide information over the last five years on attrition/retention rates and what types of positions have high turn-over for the Convention Center and Aviation Department.
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8 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
I understand the summer intern programs for the Convention Center and Aviation Department will kick off soon. Please provide a report on the status of the program, an overview of the students, and summary of the program crafted.
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9 Austin Resource Recovery Gallo 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide historical data on the rate structure (including base rate) by cart size for the previous 5 years.
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10 Human Resources Houston 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Approximately how many persons in each department were excluded from living wage eligibility (summer seasonal/summer youth) and earn less than the $13.03 living wage? What is the cost to bring those employees up to $13.03 per hour?
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11 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide data detailing to what extent comparison cities referenced in the Wages and Benefits presentation on slide #10 to Council on May 4, 2016, incorporate a performance based component to their respective wage increases.
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12 Human Resources Houston 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide information on the existing policy for determining pay for retired employees returning to work for the City.
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13 Human Resources Kitchen 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
Please provide data showing how the City’s healthcare incentive programs are contributing to reducing the rate of increase in healthcare costs.
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14 Austin Energy Zimmerman 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
What are the residential base charges and usage charges for Austin Energy? Please provide your answer in a similar tiered structure format used in slide #31 from the May 4, 2016 presentation to Council titled “Tax Rates, Utility Rates and Fees”.
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15 Financial Services - Budget Gallo 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
What was the change in the tax bill in the categories listed on the “Monthly Fiscal Impact to ‘Typical’ Residential Rate Payer” chart slide from the May 4, 2016 presentation on “Tax Rates, Utility Rates and Fees”?
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16 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
What has the increase been in the beverage tax over the last few years?
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17 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
How much is the bingo tax? Do nonprofits pay it?
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18 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
What is the impact of the homestead exemption on the median taxable home value and the tax bill?
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19 Financial Services - Budget Gallo 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
What would be the impact of a 6% increase in the general homestead exemption in terms of lost revenue and the average tax bill?
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20 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
Can the senior homestead exemption be passed on to heirs?
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21 Financial Services - Budget Gallo 2017
Received: 5/12/2016
Please provide the legal framework for the setting of fees. Also explain how the cost of service for fees are developed.
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22 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2017
Received: 5/11/2016
What was the source for the cost of child care statistic used on slide #8 of the “Tax Rates, Utility Rates and Fees” presentation on May 4, 2016?
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23 Austin Resource Recovery Zimmerman 2017
Received: 5/18/2016
If Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) no longer provided residential curbside collection services, what costs would the City of Austin still have to pay (i.e. additional liabilities such as the landfill closures)?
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24 Fire Garza 2017
Received: 5/18/2016
Please provide an update to the FY 2016 Council Budget Question No. 83 for FY 2017. It stated, “Please provide a status update regarding which fire stations have comparable restroom and locker room facilities for men and women, and an expected timeline for when equal facilities will be added to any remaining fire stations that have yet to be updated. Please provide a description of any processes in place to ensure quality control including a history of inspections and reports regarding conditions of existing equal facilities.”
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25 Austin Resource Recovery Houston 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
Please provide the numbers of people that responded to the non-town hall survey that match the percentages.
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26 Austin Resource Recovery Tovo 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
What would be the implementation costs for rolling out the organics program in three years as opposed to five years?
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27 Austin Resource Recovery Gallo 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
Please provide a cash flow analysis of the organics program for the five-year implementation period provided to Council in the at the May 18th work session.
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28 Financial Services - Budget Renteria 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
What are the programs funded by the Community Development Incentives Fund?
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29 Health and Human Services Gallo 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
Please provide the population and graphic data included in the May 18th Health and Social Services presentation to Council for the City of Austin as opposed to only Travis County.
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30 Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
Currently, there are three traffic engineer positions within the Transportation Engineering unit. How much would it cost to add an additional traffic engineer to this unit?
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31 Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 5/20/2016
How much would it cost to fund half of the eligible, unfunded Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) projects, in addition to its ongoing funding? How much for one-quarter of the eligible, unfunded LATM projects?
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32 Public Works and Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 5/31/2016
Please provide a brief history of the Transportation User Fee (TUF) and why it was adopted. Please provide the amount of revenue realized from the TUF each of the past five fiscal years (only if there was an increase or decrease to the fee during a year over this same period) and include what was funded from the TUF in the Public Works and Austin Transportation Departments (i.e. capital improvements, operating expenses, etc.).
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33 Public Works and Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 5/31/2016
Please provide a breakdown of how much of the city’s Transportation User Fee revenue comes from each revenue source included in each of the residential and commercial fees over the last five fiscal years (i.e. single-family home, Garage Apartment, Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex, Townhouse/Condominium, Mobile Home, Five or More Units, and Commercial).
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34 Health and Human Services Pool 2017
Received: 5/24/2016
Please provide a comprehensive overview of the different graffiti programs run by the city and different departments, including (but not limited to): the Health and Human Services Department, contractors, and any departments that handle graffiti on their property. Please describe what types of requests each of these programs responds to, such as private property abatement, public property, parks, etc.
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35 Health and Human Services Pool 2017
Received: 5/24/2016
Please also provide estimates for how much graffiti requests were made to each of these programs for the past five years, how much graffiti was removed for each of these programs over the past five years, and how large backlogs for each of these programs are. Please estimate the budget for each of these graffiti programs and activities.
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36 Health and Human Services Pool 2017
Received: 5/24/2016
Please provide an overview of the Health and Human Service’s Graffiti Abatement program at a high level. What is this program’s current staffing level and how long has it been at this staffing level? Please provide program workload data over the past five years and any current backlog. Please provide a cost estimate to add an additional graffiti abatement team to this program. Please also estimate how many additional workers it would take to provide a seven-day turnaround on each graffiti abatement request made.
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37 Parks and Recreation Pool 2017
Received: 5/24/2016
What is the estimated cost to do a master plan for Northwest Park?
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38 General Fund and Major Enterprises/Utilities Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/22/2016
How does the City budget for maintenance? How does the City budget for future large-scale renewal projects (i.e. roof replacement, chillers, etc.)?
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39 General Fund and Major Enterprises/Utilities Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/22/2016
What is the current amount budgeted for maintenance in each department? How much has the city budgeted and actually spent for maintenance in each department for each of the past 5 years?
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40 Building Services Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/2/2016
What is the total outstanding deferred maintenance by department as of FY 2016?
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41 Housing/Parks and Recreation Gallo 2017
Received: 5/31/2016
Please provide a line item breakdown on funding for programs listed on pages 10-20, 22-24 in staff’s presentation to Council on May 25th titled “Affordability and Equity”. For each line item, include what other partners (private or non-profit) the City of Austin contributes funds to and those associated amounts.
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44 Austin Energy/Austin Water Utility Troxclair 2017
Received: 6/2/2016
For both Austin Water and Austin Energy, please provide a report for the last three fiscal years of all expenditures and transfers out excluding those directly related to the supply of water and energy. This should include a breakdown by utility of funding for support services, general fund transfers and other transfers (i.e. CTM, Economic Development, etc.).
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45 Austin Energy/Austin Water Utility Troxclair 2017
Received: 6/2/2016
Please provide all payments for memberships, subscriptions, conservation programs and marketing for the last three fiscal years for Austin Energy and Austin Water.
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46 Public Works Gallo 2017
Received: 6/7/2016
What is the total amount of missing or sidewalks in need of repair in miles by district? Of that amount, how many (number of miles and percent of total) by district are rated “Very High” or “High” priority based on the Sidewalk Master Plan prioritization matrix?
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47 Parks and Recreation Houston 2017
Received: 6/7/2016
Please provide the Health Service’s clinic hours at the Turner Roberts Recreation Center.
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48 Parks and Recreation Houston 2017
Received: 6/7/2016
Please provide a list of the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) sites where Kid’s Café program is located or available.
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49 Health and Human Services/Library/Parks and Recreation/Police Houston 2017
Received: 6/7/2016
Please provide the amount of the funding the City of Austin spends on afterschool programs.
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50 Economic Development Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/9/2016
Please provide the duration and time remaining for all active Chapter 380 agreements.
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51 Economic Development Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/9/2016
Please provide a list of all Chapter 380 agreement payments not made due to failure to meet the conditions of the agreement.
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52 Health and Human Services Garza 2017
Received: 6/10/2016
The Health and Human Services' presentation at the May 18, 2016 Budget Work Session, slide no. 13, references national studies that show a return on investment in social services funding. Please provide a breakdown of the studies referenced.
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53 Health and Human Services Garza 2017
Received: 6/10/2016
Please describe the benefits achieved by supporting through City of Austin funding "Parent Support Specialists” and “Prime Time after-school programing" on Austin Independent School District campuses.
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54 Police Garza 2017
Received: 6/10/2016
Please provide a numerical and chronological breakdown of future Police Cadet graduation classes from the Austin Police Academy. Also include how those graduation rates will impact current staffing levels within the Austin Police Department (APD).
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55 Police Garza 2017
Received: 6/10/2016
Please provide a description of Austin Police Department (APD) response to burglar alarms (separating residential from commercial) and include the number of alarms to which APD responded in FY 2015-16, the number of arrests resulting from responding to burglar alarms, the number of "false alarms," and the number of staff hours expended responding to alarms.
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56 Police Garza 2017
Received: 6/10/2016
Please provide a breakdown of the activity and cost of the Austin Police Department's Mounted Patrol unit.
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57 Transportation Garza 2017
Received: 6/14/2016
Please outline the past projects and corresponding costs associated with improvements along Airport Boulevard and East Riverside. Please also include a description of the planning efforts and any associated costs for these corridors including land use and transportation studies in the response.
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59 Financial Services - Treasury Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/15/2016
What was the total outstanding debt of the City before the new 10-1 Council took office (i.e. Dec 31, 2014)? What is the current total outstanding debt of the City to date? Please provide a breakdown by department, enterprise and major utilities, Tax Increment Financing Zones, etc.
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60 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
Please provide a breakdown of where City of Austin employees live using the following three categories: corporate city limits, limited purpose area, and all other areas.
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61 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
As of the FY 2017 Financial Forecast, how many employees are below market pay? What is the current total pay for all of these employees? Also, how much additional money would it take to bring all of these people to market pay?
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62 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
Please provide how much Service Incentive Pay has been paid out to all non-sworn, eligible employees and how many of the same employees received it in each of the last 5 fiscal years (FY 2012-2016). Also, please include how much is expected to be paid out in FY 2016-17.
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63 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
For all non-sworn full time employees provide information for the past 10 years for the following departments (Police, Fire, EMS, Economic Development, Austin Energy, Austin Water Utility and Aviation): 1. Number of employees in the department 2. Number of employees with wages over $100,000 a year 3. For the employees with a base wage over $100,000 a year, please provide the sum of the total compensation (including base wages, retirement and insurance benefits) and for the group (so if there were 5 employees making over $100,000; the sum of the total compensation might be $700,000).
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64 Municipal Court Garza 2017
Received: 6/15/2016
Please describe any "diversion programs" the City operates or participates in to direct individuals who have been arrested (or may be subject to arrest) into social services programming to address substance abuse, mental health, or other related concerns. Additionally, please include any budgetary information related to these programs.
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65 Austin Code Garza 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
With regard to the Austin Code Department, please provide a description of its activities regarding residential properties, including: (1) the number of investigators who respond to complaints regarding residential properties; (2) the average caseloads of those investigators; (3) data describing the outcomes of complaints they receive.
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66 Parks and Recreation/Health and Human Services Pool 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
Please provide the figures for how many children are currently being served at each city-run after-school program location (recreation centers and other city-owned locations) and how many other children are on waiting lists for each?
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67 Development Services Pool 2017
Received: 6/22/2016
How many Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) identified projects are there across the city where developers provide funding for a portion of the project costs but have not yet been implemented? Please provide a breakdown of project by type (i.e. pedestrian beacon, signal, etc.) and the average age of these projects (i.e. how many years have these projects been on a waiting list). Please also provide the cumulative amount of developer financial contributions for these projects as well as the amount that the city would have to invest in order to fully fund these projects.
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68 Public Works Pool 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
Please provide the Neighborhood Partnering Program (NPP) funding level per year for the past five years and the number of projects funded over the same period. Additionally, please discuss NPP’s funding sources and expected future funding levels. Also include the different ways communities can match city funding, as well as the amounts of matching “sweat equity,” funding, and any other sources from neighborhoods per year for the past five years. Lastly, provide a map of past and current NPP projects and discuss any NPP efforts toward equity and serving underserved communities.
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69 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
Regarding the City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System (COAERS): • If the City of Austin increased the Employer Contribution Rate to 22%, based on the assumptions outlined in the COAERS 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, how many years until the current unfunded liability would be fully amortized? • If the City of Austin decreased the Employer Contribution Rate to 16%, based on the assumptions outlined in the COAERS 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, how many years until the current unfunded liability would be fully amortized?
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70 Development Services Pool 2017
Received: 6/16/2016
How much would it cost to add one Engineer C position at the Development Services Department (DSD) to help expand staff’s capacity to review the transportation aspects of development projects? Additionally, please include the cost to add one intern to help expand the capacity of DSD’s transportation engineers to review the transportation aspects of development projects.
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71 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2017
Received: 6/17/2016
Presentations during the Budget Work Sessions on May 3 and May 25 calculated the average percentage of income that families spend on their mortgages (21.1% for a family at 100% MFI; 30.8% for a family at 70% MFI; and 69.1% for a family at 30% MFI). Please provide an annual breakdown of the proportion of income Austin families spent on their mortgages in the last 10 years.
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72 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/22/2016
Please provide a comparison of the debt service tax rate as a percentage of the entire tax rate for Austin and the five biggest Texas cities for the past 5 years.
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73 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 6/22/2016
For the City’s share of sales tax, which is 1%, what is the cost in revenue for reducing this share to 0.75%?
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74 Financial Services - Budget Renteria 2017
Received: 6/23/2016
Please list the items funded in FY 2016 from the Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund that were for programs which have an on-going need for funding.
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75 Human Resources Gallo 2017
Received: 6/30/2016
With regards to the Human Resources Department’s (HRD) presentation to Council on May 4, 2016, staff indicated they expected a large increase in healthcare costs. What cost containment actions has HRD undergone to help mitigate increases in healthcare costs? As a comparison, please provide the healthcare increases for other major cities in Texas and what, if any, cost containment processes have been deployed.
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76 Human Resources Gallo 2017
Received: 6/30/2016
What has the year over year increase been for healthcare costs for the past five fiscal years? How does that compare with the national average for other major municipalities?
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77 Fleet Services Gallo 2017
Received: 6/30/2016
Please provide the year over year vehicle insurance, repair, and maintenance cost increases for Fleet Services for the past five fiscal years.
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78 Fleet Services Gallo 2017
Received: 6/30/2016
Please provide the policies used by the City of Austin regarding how often we purchase replacement vehicles, what the process is to request new vehicles that are not replacements, and how vehicle types are determined and assigned to a position.
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79 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2017
Received: 7/8/2016
Please provide the total revenue budgeted in FY 2016 for the mixed beverage tax and where the revenue is placed.
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80 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Troxclair 2017
Received: 7/12/2016
Please compile and provide a report of all active City plans or projects, such as Corridor Plans, Master Plans, Task Force reports, facilities, and other reports, plans, and projects that have been approved or adopted by the City Council. Also, please include the estimated total cost to the City for implementation of each plan, which department(s) is responsible for implementation, and how many years the City anticipates implementation will take. The response should include, but not be limited to, the Bicycle Master Plan, New Central Library Project, Waller Creek Tunnel Project, Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, Flood Mitigation Task Force Report, Sidewalk Master Plan, Vision Zero Task Force plan, Austin Generation Plan, Community Climate Plan, Lamar Beach Master Plan, Barton Springs Master Plan, South Lamar Corridor Plan, etc.
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81 Health and Human Services Gallo 2017
Received: 7/18/2016
In the FY 2015 Amended Budget, the Health and Human Services Department (HHSD) and Social Services Contracts constitute $31.5 million and $22.1 million of General Fund total requirements. Please provide a breakdown for each of these by program and include an explanation of how budget items are categorized as either HHSD or in Social Services Contracts in your response.
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82 Economic Development Gallo 2017
Received: 7/18/2016
Was it a Council directive to begin a transfer to Economic Development Department (EDD) in FY 2014 from the General Fund? Also, what is the reason for this transfer increasing by $2.1 million from FY 2014 to FY 2016?
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83 Austin Resource Recovery Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
Over the last four fiscal years, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) total expenses have exceeded total revenues. Over this period, ARR has also added 16 positions while residential and commercial customer’s fees and services have increased. Please explain how the ending balance in FY 2012 of $21.1 million was drawn down to $3.2 million in FY 2015 and what is driving the excess of expenditures over revenues over this period?
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84 Economic Development Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
In the FY 2016 Approved Budget, what does the $9.9 million in Cultural Arts and Contracts (a list of who or what program receives funding and associated amounts)? Why did this fund’s expenses exceed revenues in FY 2014 and 2015? Are each of the Cultural Arts contracts in compliance with the use of the Hotel Occupancy Tax (the revenue source for this fund)?
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85 Economic Development Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
What is the criteria used to fund a contract or project for the Cultural Arts Fund?
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86 Economic Development Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
Please explain the increase of $3.0 million for the “Grants to others/subrecipients” Other Requirement within the Economic Development Fund from FY 2014 to FY 2015.
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87 Convention Center Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
Please detail the $12.7 million transfer in from Other Funds to the Tourism and Promotion Fund included in the FY 2016 Approved Budget.
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88 Transportation Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
Is the Mobility Fund an operating budget fund managed by ATD in addition to the Transportation Fund?
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89 Fleet Services Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
In the FY 2015-16 Approved Budget, the Fleet Services Department budgeted $24.6 million in the Service Center program and $22.4 million to Vehicle Support Services program. Please provide how these two programs are different. Additionally, please include how many vehicles were serviced and the number of FTEs working at service centers in FY 2015.
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90 Transportation Gallo 2017
Received: 7/19/2016
What is the purpose of the transfer out of $0.7 million in the FY 2016 budget from the Parking Management Fund to the Planning and Zoning CIP?
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91 Convention Center Gallo 2017
Received: 7/21/2016
Concerning the FY 2016 budget of the Tourism and Promotion Fund, please provide details for the $14.5 million in total requirements for the tourism and promotion contracts.
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92 Financial Services - Budget Gallo 2017
Received: 7/22/2016
Why were Budget Stabilization Reserve funds of $10.7 million transferred in to the Vehicle Acquisition Fund in the FY 2016 Approved Budget as opposed to using Critical One-time funding?
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93 Austin Water Utility Gallo 2017
Received: 7/22/2016
In the FY 2015 Approved Budget, the Austin Wastewater Operating Fund had an ending balance of $37.8 million and included a transfer of $18.8 million to the General Fund. Please explain the details behind the ending balance and transfer.
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94 Austin Water Utility Gallo 2017
Received: 7/22/2016
What is the purpose of the transfer from Austin Water and Austin Wastewater Operating Funds to the Economic Development Fund?
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95 Communications and Technology Management Gallo 2017
Received: 7/25/2016
In FY 2013, the transfer to the Communications and Technology Management (CTM) CIP from the Wireless Communication Services Fund was $1.3 million. In FY 2015, the amount of the transfer has increased to $5.7 million. Please explain the reasons for the increase over this period.
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96 Austin Energy Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Is the Nacogdoches Biomass Plant included in the Power Supply Adjustment (PSA) costs? If it is, what percentage of the PSA in FY 2016-17 does the Nacogdoches Biomass Plant represent? If not, where in the budget is the Nacogdoches Biomass Plant included and what percentage of the FY 2016-17 budget does the biomass plant represent?
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97 Police Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
What vacancy rate is the Austin Police Department estimating for FY 2016-17 for cadets, uniformed, and non-uniformed positions?
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98 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide the amounts for FY 2014-2017 for vacancy savings, temporary employees, and overtime, including sworn and non-sworn positions, by department. Include in your response the Budget, Actual, and year-to-date amounts for each category by each fiscal year.
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99 Economic Development Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide a listing of the various Chambers of Commerce as well as the Downtown Austin Alliance and include FY 2015-16 and proposed FY 2016-17 funding from the City of Austin.
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100 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
How many employees are at least 5% above market pay? What is the current total pay for all of these employees? How much money would be removed to bring all of these employees to market pay?
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101 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
How many employees are in a range of at market pay to 5% above market pay? What is the current total pay for all these employees?
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102 Human Resources Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide the hourly wage bands for each of the non-sworn City of Austin employees as well as the estimated annual total wages (not including overtime and benefits) for each wage band. Hourly Wage Bands: • Under $13.50/hour • Between $13.51-$14.99/hour • Between $15-$19.99/hour • Between $20-$24.99/hour • Between $25-$49.99/ hour • Over $50/hour
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103 Parks and Recreation Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide a Fee Schedule for the Parks and Recreation Department – Cemetery Fund for the past 5 years along with the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget.
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104 Parks and Recreation Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
For each of the past 4 years and then for the proposed FY 2016-17 budget: • How many employees did PARD employ dedicated to the cemeteries? • How many temporary employees did PARD hire dedicated to maintain the City cemeteries? • How many grounds people were caring for the cemeteries and how many office employees were assigned to the cemeteries? • Which City accounting fund were the cemetery revenues recorded in these five years? • How much did the City pay or reimburse InterCare Corporation and Interment Services Inc.?.
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105 Public Works and Transportation Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide specific CIP projects and funding details of the Austin Transportation and Public Works Departments, as well as any other departments, allocated for roadway congestion relief.
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106 Public Works and Transportation Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/28/2016
Please provide detailed project descriptions for the Public Works and Austin Transportation Departments spending plan and new appropriations for FY 2017 by district.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #106 Zimmerman
107 Housing/Health Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please explain why the following City of Austin Dashboard Measures were changed in FY 2017 when compared to FY 2016. Additionally, please include in your response if Boards and Commissions or public input were factors for these changes. • FY 2016: “Total number of households/persons assisted through all services provided by Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: FY 2017: “Total number of services provided to beneficiaries through all housing and community development activities” • FY 2016: “Percent of households served through City of Austin social service contracts that maintain housing or transition into housing from homelessness” FY 2017: “Percent of homeless clients residing in shelters that receive case management services” • FY 2016: “Number of client visits at the Shots for Tots Clinics for Vaccines for Children (VFC) eligible children ages 0?18” FY 2017: “The incidence rate per 100,000 population of reported cases of Measles, Pertussis, Mumps, and Rubella in community served”
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DocumentImage  FY17 #107 Zimmerman
108 Police Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please explain why the performance measure “Total police response time for emergency and urgent calls” increased from 7:45 in FY 2016 to 8:04 in FY 2017.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #108 Zimmerman
109 Development Services Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please explain why the performance measure “Percent of building inspections performed within 24 hours of request” decreased to 90% in FY 2017 when compared to 95% in FY 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #109 Zimmerman
110 Public Works Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please explain why the performance measure “Percent of lane miles in fair to excellent condition” decreased to 76.6% in FY 2017 when compared to 79.6% in FY 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #110 Zimmerman
111 Transportation Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please explain why the performance measure “Percent of residents "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with traffic flow on major streets” decreased to 20% in FY 2017 when compared to 30% in FY 2016.
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112 Watershed Protection Kitchen 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
How does the FY 2017 Proposed Budget for the Watershed Protection Department align with the Flood Mitigation Task Force recommendations?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #112 Kitchen
113 Austin Code Tovo 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
Please provide an estimate of the number of hours Austin Code staff has spent during FY 2015 and 2016 working on abatement and other issues related to homelessness.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #113 Tovo
114 Austin Water Utility Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
The 2016-17 Proposed Budget, on page 575, shows $418,793 in requirements for the Reclaimed Water Utility Operating Fund under the Reclaimed Water Services program. However, Page 584 shows $4,469,080 in requirements for the Reclaimed Water Utility Operating Fund under the Transfers and Other Requirements program. What is the total amount needed by Austin Water for operating Reclaimed Water in FY 2016-17?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #114 Zimmerman
115 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 7/29/2016
On Page 22 of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, it states, “Second, the Budget includes the potential for each employee to earn an additional 2% wage increase based on the results of their annual performance evaluation. Employees demonstrating satisfactory or above performance will be eligible to receive the performance?based wage increase, while those exhibiting unacceptable performance or performance in need of improvement will not.” When will the performance-based increases for civilian employees start going into paychecks? How much does the FY 2017 Proposed Budget assume for the performance-based increases in civilian employee wages?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #115 Zimmerman
116 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
From the “Major Rate and Fee Changes” slide no. 16 in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget presentation made to Council on July 27th, how much of a decrease in expenditures would be required in order to keep the average fee or tax at the same level as FY 2016? Please include the following in your response: Austin Energy, Austin Water, Austin Resource Recovery, Clean Community Fee, Transportation User Fee, Drainage User Fee, and the property tax bill.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #116 Troxclair
117 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
How much additional tax revenue is the City including in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget from newly annexed properties that were not on the City of Austin tax rolls in FY 2016?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #117 Troxclair
118 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
How much of the City of Austin’s proposed expenditure increase in FY 2017 is directly related to providing services, such as public safety, street maintenance, public works, and parks, to these newly annexed properties?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #118 Troxclair
119 Financial Services - Treasury Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
Where is the legal authority for the City (or its Enterprise Funds/Departments) to issue commercial paper? Where in the City Charter does the finance officer have the power to allow for commercial paper? If the commercial paper defaulted, where would the creditors get their relief?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #119 Zimmerman
120 Austin Water and Financial Services - Treasury Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
According to FY 2017 Budget Question No. 59, Austin Water (AW) has $2.4 billion in debt. Assuming no refinancing or accelerated payoff, how much is required to pay off existing debt (with interest)? How much existing debt was approved by voters per Article 7, Sections 10, 11, and 12 of the City Charter? What legal authority is claimed, outside of Article 7, for short or long term borrowing?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #120 Zimmerman
121 Financial Services - Budget Gallo 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
Please provide the FY 2017 Proposed Budget transfer amounts from all utility funds into Economic Development Fund.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #121 Gallo
122 Financial Services - Purchasing Kitchen 2017
Received: 8/2/2016
Please provide a list of contract staffing vendors and what department and enterprise fund they work. Please also include the vendor’s total number of employees and specifically the number of employees the vendor supplies to each City of Austin department and enterprise fund in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #122 Kitchen
123 Economic Development Pool 2017
Received: 8/3/2016
The Music and Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations report identified potential economic development tools, incentives, and loans for supporting local cultural assets. Please provide possible funding options for the creation of a Cultural Asset Rebate Pilot Program to assist music venues and art spaces with a history of contributing to Austin’s cultural landscape.
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124 Housing Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
In the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development budget (pg. 156), Housing First units and Permanent Support Housing units are identified separately in the performance measures for Renter Assistance activities within the department. Please explain how these units are differentiated and how funds were allocated within the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #124 Casar
125 Health and Human Services Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a breakdown of Health and Human Services Department funding, if any, related to sex work diversion included in the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #125 Casar
126 Health and Human Services Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
In FY 2016, which City of Austin funds, if any, were dedicated to Housing First? How much funding for Housing First is included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #126 Casar
127 Health and Human Services Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a breakdown of Health and Human Services Department funds related to services for those suffering from addiction included in the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #127 Casar
128 Health and Human Services Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a breakdown of Health and Human Services Department funds related to related to addressing homelessness included in the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #128 Casar
129 Health and Human Services Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a breakdown of Health and Human Services Department funds related to addressing mental health issues other than addiction and/or substance issues included in the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #129 Casar
130 Police/Health Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a breakdown of Health and Human Services Department funds related to juvenile crime diversion included in the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed Budgets. Additionally, please provide the same breakdown for the Police Department over the same period.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #130 Casar
131 Police/Health Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
In FY 2016, what were the costs related to the Homelessness Outreach Team (HOST)? Please provide a breakdown of costs by department. If the HOST team were to expand outreach to homeless camps outside the city’s core, what would the cost be for that expanded capacity?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #131 Casar
132 Health and Human Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
What funds are available in the FY 2017 Health and Human Services Department Proposed Budget that support or could be allocated to enhancing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) care delivery?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #132 Tovo
133 Austin Code Tovo 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
How much is allocated annually in the Austin Code FY 2017 Proposed Budget for education, outreach and marketing?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #133 Tovo
134 Austin Code Tovo 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide the amount of funding and number of positions that have been added annually in the Austin Code budget for the past three fiscal years and the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, for education, outreach and marketing.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #134 Tovo
135 Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
The response to Budget Question No. 31 mentions 41 Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) projects that are currently funded by LATM and Quarter Cent funds. What is the projected timeline for completing all of these projects? If these projects are not projected to be completed within FY 2017, what would be the estimated cost for using temporary employees and/or contractors to fully complete these projects within FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #135 Pool
136 Public Works Pool 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
How many repair requests did the Public Works Department (PWD) receive from Austin Water to date in FY 2016 for utility cuts to sidewalks and streets? What is the current backlog for making these repairs? What resources does the City Manager’s FY 2017 Proposed Budget include for making these repairs? At this level and the current rate of repairs, how long will it take to eliminate the existing backlog? What is the estimated cost to eliminate the existing backlog in FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #136 Pool
137 Police Pool 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please identify the current strategies the Austin Police Department (APD) uses to recruit officers and fill cadet classes. Are there any positions with the main role of recruitment? If so, how many? If not, how much would one cost? How much does APD currently spend on marketing and recruitment?
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138 Communications and Public Information Pool 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Are any of the items recommended for funding by the Community Engagement Task Force included in the City Manager’s FY 2017 Proposed Budget? If so, please provide those items.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #138 Pool
139 Aviation/Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
In FY 2016, Aviation and the Austin Convention Center funded internships for 20 students in each department (Related to Budget Questions No. 8). Does the City Manager’s FY 2017 Proposed Budget continue to fund these internships in next year’s budget?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #139 Pool
140 Austin Code Casar 2017
Received: 8/4/2016
Please provide a detailed breakdown of the approximately $1.4 million increase in funding for the Support Services program of the Austin Code Department in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget. Please include what the additional funds will be utilized for in your response.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #140 Casar
141 Health and Human Services Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
Please compile a list of any expenditures in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that would be directed to independent school districts.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #141 Troxclair
142 Police Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
For FY 2014-2017, please provide a report and schedule of Austin Police Department (APD) cadet classes, how many cadets completed each class, and how many cadets were hired from each class.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #142 Troxclair
143 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
For each department, please provide the total savings from vacant positions in the FY 2016 Approved Budget compared to FY 2016 year-to-date and the amount included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #143 Troxclair
144 Financial Services - Budget Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
Please provide how much funding is included in the FY 2016 Operating Budget for one-time expenditures by department.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #144 Troxclair
145 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
In FY 2015, how much was spent in marketing by Communications and Public Information? What is the FY 2015 budget for all the departments in marketing and advertising?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #145 Houston
146 Health and Human Services Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
In FY 2015, the Affordable Healthcare Act contract cost 300,000 (related to the Hispanic Quality of Life Commission). Please provide details of the contract service agreement.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #146 Houston
147 Health and Human Services Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
In FY 2015, the service contract for the Restore Rundberg project was $175,000. What are the metrics related to the contract? How long has this contract been in place?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #147 Houston
148 Economic Development Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
What cultural arts contracts ended in the FY 2015 budget and what was the amount of each? Are there cultural arts contracts which are being funded with no agreement with City of Austin? What are the criteria to fund a contract or project?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #148 Houston
149 Transportation Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
How much revenue did parking meters generate in FY 2015 downtown during festivals, specifically Friday- Sunday at midnight? Where do the funds go?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #149 Houston
150 Health and Human Services Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
How much did the City of Austin spending on social services contracts in FY 2015? How many contracts fulfilled their agreement during the same fiscal year? Please provide a list of those contracts.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #150 Houston
151 Economic Development Houston 2017
Received: 8/8/2016
Please provide the list of the chambers of commerce and the Downtown Austin Alliance that received funding in FY 2015 FY 2016 from the City of Austin by name and amount for each fiscal year.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #151 Houston
152 Fleet Services Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Please provide, in general, the type of metrics Fleet Services uses in determining to purchase a vehicle citywide.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #152 Houston
153 Fleet Services Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
How many positions work during normal business hours at Fleet’s service centers? Do service centers operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week? In FY 2015, how much overtime was used weekly by staff at service centers?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #153 Houston
154 Convention Center Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
In the FY 2015 Approved Budget, what makes up the Tourism and Promotion Fund’s transfer in of $11.1 million for “Other Funds”?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #154 Houston
155 Convention Center Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Concerning the Tourism and Promotion Fund, what is the tourism and promotion contracts awarded the last three fiscal years (FY 2014-2016)? How many of will fulfill their agreement in FY 2016? What is the amount of expenses estimated in FY 2016 for this fund compared to what was budgeted in the same year?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #155 Houston
156 Economic Development Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
In the FY 2016 Approved Budget, the Economic Development Fund has $994,026 budgeted for the Global Business Recruitment and Expansion program while the Economic Incentives Reserve Fund has the same program budgeted for $14.4 million. What are the differences between these programs residing in two different funds? Is this funding for providing contracts to other entities and/or groups? Please detail what each of these programs are budgeting for in FY 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #156 Houston
157 Economic Development Houston 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
In the FY 2016 Approved Budget, the Economic Development Fund budgeted $4.5 million in Other Requirements to “Grants to others/subrecipients”. What is this funding for and who receives it?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #157 Houston
158 Parks and Recreation Pool 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Please provide a status update on the Parkland Dedication Fee and include information on how much has been collected since the implementation of the new ordinance on January 28, 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #158 Pool
159 Financial Services - Budget Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/5/2016
Concerning slide No. 47 from the Proposed Budget Overview: Fiscal Year 2016-17 presentation, please provide the annexation plan used for the 5 Year Outlook of Expenditures and Revenue.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #159 Zimmerman
160 Library Pool 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Please provide a critical-needs priority list of libraries in need of renovation with repairs and/or improvements, as well as their costs and estimated timelines to complete the work.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #160 Pool
161 Development Services Pool 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
What is the timeframe, if available, associated with making the Development Services Department an enterprise department?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #161 Pool
162 Convention Center/Economic Development Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Please provide a report of all cultural or historic grants and other cultural or historic expenditures, including administrative costs and salaries, in the last three fiscal years years for the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ACVB) and Economic Development Department (EDD).
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DocumentImage  FY17 #162 Troxclair
163 Austin Energy Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Can Austin Energy provide the calculation, including specific data related to revenue requirements and the Power Supply Adjustment (PSA), for the General Fund transfer for both the FY 2016 Approved and FY 2017 Proposed budgets?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #163 Troxclair
164 Development Services Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/10/2016
Concerning the 39 new positions included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget for the Development Services Department, which positions are the highest priority need?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #164 Troxclair
165 Economic Development Pool 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please explain the history and reasoning behind Council action directing the City to support the Downtown Austin Alliance with $150,000 from Austin Water and Austin Convention Center (related to Council Budget Concept item UT2.01).
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DocumentImage  FY17 #165 Pool
166 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
During the budget work session, staff noted that the 2015 fees totaling 80% of the total revenue were updated to FY 2017 costs. What was the overall percentage increase? What was the lowest percentage increase? What was the average percent increase?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #166 Tovo
167 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Concerning the increases resulting from the cost of service shift from FY 2015 to 2017, please provide a conservative estimate that could be used to increase the FY 2012 fees to reflect figures closer to the FY 2017 fees.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #167 Tovo
168 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please identify the change to revenue as a result of the updated tax rolls from the Travis Central Appraisal District.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #168 Tovo
169 Office of Real Estate Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please provide more information about the increased workload that is prompting the hire of two new positions for the Office of Real Estate Services.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #169 Tovo
170 Office of Real Estate Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
When was the Home Depot along St. John’s constructed?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #170 Tovo
171 Police Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please identify the source of funds for the $762,000 for smart phones/wireless phone service noted on page 449 of Volume I of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #171 Tovo
172 Police Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please identify the proposed uses of funds for FY 2017 and information from federal sources describing the allowable uses of these funds for the following: • Police Federal Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund • Police Federal Department of Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund • Police State Contraband Asset Forfeiture Fund
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DocumentImage  FY17 #172 Tovo
173 Health and Human Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
What is the Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing initiative mentioned on page 111 of Volume I of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #173 Tovo
174 Health and Human Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please provide total costs of the six job fairs mentioned on page 111 of Volume I of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget. In FY 2015, how many such job fairs were held? Where were they held? Which employers attended? How many job-seekers attended? How many obtained employment as a result?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #174 Tovo
175 Housing Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Please identify the total revenue and projected spending in the Housing Trust Fund for FY 2017. Please list the projects expected to receive this funding in FY 2017.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #175 Tovo
176 Planning and Zoning Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
Does the FY 2017 Proposed Budget include a membership fee for Lone Star Rail? If so, what is the proposed amount and proposed funding source?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #176 Tovo
177 Fire Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
How many calls per day does the Shady Hollow Fire Department field? How many staff serve out of this location and are they dedicated to this station?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #177 Tovo
178 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
After meeting FY 2017 requirements, the Economic Incentives Reserve Fund will have a balance of $14,391,955 for FY 2018 payments. What is the total amount estimated for FY 2018 payments?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #178 Tovo
179 Planning and Zoning Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
Over fiscal years 2013-2017, how much money and from which funds has gone to the Waller Creek Conservancy?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #179 Zimmerman
180 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
Please outline any design changes proposed for the City of Austin’s health insurance plan included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #180 Tovo
181 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
In 2015, how many employees (and what percentage) did not receive a performance rating of Satisfactory or higher? What would be the total cost of the pay increase if all employees were included?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #181 Tovo
182 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2017
Received: 8/17/2016
Last year, the City Council allocated $500,000 for an affordability study, and a later agreement directed the City Auditor to perform the initial work. Please indicate how much of that funding is left (if any) and where any excess resides.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #182 Tovo
183 Animal Services Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Does the Animal Services Office FY 2017 Proposed Budget include funding for Travis County regarding coyotes? If so, how much?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #183 Zimmerman
184 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
On page 228 of Volume I of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, it notes the FY 2016 amended requirements of the Music Venue Assistance Program Fund are $200,000 but the estimated requirements are $34,725. Please explain the difference between these amounts.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #184 Tovo
185 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/16/2016
Why is the African American Cultural Heritage funding being transferred from the Convention Center?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #185 Tovo
186 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Does the FY 2017 Proposed Budget include funding for the Austin Technology Council?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #186 Tovo
187 Financial Services - Budget Casar 2017
Received: 8/22/2016
Please provide in detail where funds from the White Lodging settlement with the City of Austin— which were previously housed in the Business Retention and Enhancement Fund— are now allocated within the City’s General Fund.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #187 Casar
188 Financial Services - Budget Tovo 2017
Received: 8/22/2016
What was the total amount budgeted and the total amount spent on fee waivers initiated by Council Members in FY 2015-2016 year-to-date? Of those waivers approved by Council, how many could have been eligible for hotel/motel tax support? Please break down the total fee waivers by department and distinguish the actual costs the City incurred from fees waived or reimbursed that resulted in lost revenue.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #188 Tovo
189 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
In the past, the General Fund and then Palmer Events Center Revenue made transfers to the Tourism and Promotion Fund. The last date for which I have information is FY 2014 (through a budget question). Was there such a transfer in FY 2015 and FY 2016? What is proposed for FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #189 Tovo
190 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Please provide the total amount of hotel/motel tax revenue for last 5 years, the total amount of hotel/motel tax funding for cultural arts for last 5 years, and the total amount of Tourism and Promotion Fund for last 5 years.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #190 Tovo
191 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
What is the projected balance in the Tourism/Promotion Fund for FY 2017?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #191 Tovo
192 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Please provide the total contract payment to Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau for last 5 years.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #192 Tovo
193 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Since the contract payment to Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is contingent on Council’s annual appropriation, what happens if Council changes the amount available during the budget process?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #193 Tovo
194 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
When will the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) present its marketing plan and proposed budget to the Council?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #194 Tovo
195 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Does Council have the legal ability to approve the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) contract at the FY 2016 amount?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #195 Tovo
196 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
The Tourism and Promotion Fund can also be used for heritage tourism. How much has been spent on heritage tourism for last five years and how has it been spent?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #196 Tovo
197 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
The language in budget question #163 from FY 2014 indicates “the ordinance states” that up to .25 cents of the 1.45 can be used for heritage tourism. Is this upper limit established by City ordinance or state law?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #197 Tovo
198 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
The amount and percentage of hotel/motel tax dollars spent on heritage tourism have steadily decreased over the years. Why?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #198 Tovo
199 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Do the figures for heritage tourism noted in previous budget questions include the preservation grants?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #199 Tovo
200 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Which projects have received preservation grants through the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (ACVB) program over the 10 years (by year)?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #200 Tovo
201 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
How does the Convention Center Marketing and Promotion Fund derive its revenue? Are there restrictions on how that money can be used? And if so, which entity imposes those restrictions (i.e. state law or local ordinance)?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #201 Tovo
202 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
How is the music venue assistance program funded? In 2015-2016, how has it been spent (or how is it proposed to be spent)? Are there restrictions on how this money can be spent, and if so, what are they?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #202 Tovo
203 Transportation Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
When did the Austin Transportation Department last perform a cost of service study?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #203 Tovo
204 Transportation Tovo 2017
Received: 8/18/2016
Please detail whether and/or how much actual costs may have increased since the Austin Transportation Department cost of service survey was completed.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #204 Tovo
205 Police Gallo 2017
Received: 8/22/2016
Please provide the total cost for 66 new police officers – including salary and benefits, equipment, vehicles, etc. – based on the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #205 Gallo
206 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/22/2016
Has the Economic Development Department (EDD) earmarked the $150,000 for any contracts in the FY 2017 proposed budget?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #206 Tovo
207 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/23/2016
On page 203 of Volume I of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, it states that the costs of adding 18 positions for the expedited permit review program will be offset by revenue. Please provide detailed estimates to support this statement.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #207 Tovo
208 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/23/2016
Does the estimated increase in revenue of $2,695,287 include potential revenue from an expedited review program? If so, how much? Please break this total figure down into specific areas of anticipated revenue.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #208 Tovo
209 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/23/2016
Please provide job descriptions for the proposed Community Information and Planning Manager and Planning Officer positions noted on Volume 1, page 200 and 203 of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget. Additionally, please identify how these positions will be funded and at what amounts. How many employees will the proposed Planning Manager supervise? Who is currently supervising these employees?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #209 Tovo
210 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/23/2016
Concerning the $450,000 for Third Party Plan Review listed in Volume I, page 202 of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, please describe who will be conducting these third party reviews. Can the overflow in demand be managed more cost effectively with existing city staff?
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211 Development Services Tovo 2017
Received: 8/23/2016
Please explain how long the Community Forestry Division staff have been working together and provide the rationale for adding additional staff so soon after the transfer of this program to Development Services from the Parks and Recreation Department in the FY 2016 budget.
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212 Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Concerning the $150,000 in funding for the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA), $75,000 from Austin Water and $75,000 from Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD), can ACCD provide the entire $150,000 to the DAA?
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213 Communications and Technology Management Pool 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
What is the cost of data storage for body cameras? Can Communications and Technology Management (CTM) provide that data storage instead of contracting out for it?
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214 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Please update budget question #197 from FY 2014, which asked for the Hotel Occupancy Tax late fees and fines through FY 2013. Are fees and fines associated with the Hotel Occupancy Tax subject to the same requirements governing the use of the tax revenue itself?
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215 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Have any companies currently participating in Chapter 380 agreements appealed their property valuations in 2016? If so, please provide the details about (1) which companies (2) the number and valuation of parcels and (3) whether TCAD has resolved these challenges, and if so, how (3) any resulting differences in property tax totals to all taxing entities. For context, please also provide the information contained in the memo dated October 9, 2015, for companies appealing their property taxes in 2014 and 2015.
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216 Economic Development Troxclair 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Regarding the Chapter 380 agreement with Samsung, please provide an estimate of the total payments that would be made to Samsung beginning in FY 2017 through the final year of the agreement in 2026.
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217 Police Casar 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Please provide the following statistics for the police reporting areas (PRAs) that cover the Restore Rundberg grant area, the downtown area and the Dove Springs area, from the year 2011 to the most recent year available: • Violent crime rate per 1,000 population • Property crime rate per 1,000 population
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218 Police Casar 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Please detail the expenditures planned for FY 2015-16 and the expenditures proposed for FY 2016-17 related to purchasing body worn cameras for APD officers, including which Funds the expenditures would come from. Please include any relevant grant funding. Please detail how many cameras will be purchased in FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17, and how these purchases fit within the initial three-year plan to fully equip APD with body-worn cameras that was initiated last year.
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219 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Please identify the new positions included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget which are proposed to be funded for less than the full fiscal year, including the cost and duration of each position for FY 2017. Please list what the projected costs would be to annualize those positions in Fiscal Year 2018 by each position.
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220 Austin Water Utility Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/19/2016
From FY 2012 through the 2017 Proposed Budget, how many gallons of water; wastewater; and reclaimed water were processed and sold by Austin Water (AW)?
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221 Financial Services - Budget Casar 2017
Received: 8/26/2016
Please provide a cost estimate if the 2% pay for performance for City employees were to go into effect on October 1, 2016 instead of in January 1, 2017.
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222 Police Casar 2017
Received: 8/26/2016
As a follow up to Budget Question No. 172, please detail the proposed uses of funds for FY 2017 for the Police Federal Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund, the Police Federal Department of Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund, and the Police State Contraband Asset Forfeiture Fund. Please include a detailed account of what expenditures are planned. If specific expenditures have not been planned, then please provide a detailed account of what purposes are planned for the budgeted categories (capital purchases, police commodities, contractual agreements).
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223 Police Casar 2017
Received: 8/26/2016
Please detail the FY 2016 budget for the Police Federal Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund, the Police Federal Department of Treasury Asset Forfeiture Fund, and the Police State Contraband Asset Forfeiture Fund. Please include what was budgeted, what expenditures were actually made, and what was purchased. Please detail what happens to the funds that remain in those funds at the end of FY 2016.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #223 Casar
224 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2017
Received: 8/26/2016
With respect to new positions in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that are assigned partial-year funding, please list each position; the potential savings for the City if each position were budgeted for 6 months, 5 months, or 4 months; as well as the total potential savings.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #224 Garza
225 Communications and Technology Management Garza 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
In Volume II, page 16, of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, it states there is a $3,316,655 increase for prioritized IT governance projects. Please provide the following information related to this increase for these projects: • List all the projects individually with their current or projected timeline (start and completion dates) • Total funding for each project and how much of this funding is for ongoing expenses and one-time costs • Whether any portion of each of these projects could be funded through debt or the Capital Budget instead of the Operating Budget while ensuring compliance with City financial policies
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226 Communications and Technology Management Garza 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
In Volume II, page 16, of the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, it states relocating the City's data center requires an increase of $3,182,108. Please provide the following information related to this proposed increase: • How much of this funding is for ongoing expenses and one-time costs • Whether any portion of each of these projects could be funded through debt or the Capital Budget instead of the Operating Budget while ensuring compliance with City financial policies
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227 Aviation Tovo 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
Does the Aviation Department receive financial remuneration from Boingo for allowing wireless access through the facility? If so, how much? What would be the projected cost of Aviation providing free wireless service to travelers through the airport
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228 Austin Convention Center/Law Casar 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
Please describe what is currently paid through the City’s General Fund that could be paid using the City’s Hotel Occupancy Tax.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #228 Casar
229 Communications and Public Information Casar 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
Please provide cost estimates for implementing recommendations from the City’s Language Access Audit.
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230 General Fund/Support Services Fund/Major Enterprises/Utilities Zimmerman 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
Please name and list all non-profits, excluding professional membership organizations, which received City funding in FY 2016 and are included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #230 Zimmerman
231 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 8/30/2016
Regarding Concept Menu item QoL1.12, $150,000 for Cultural Contracts: Did they establish criteria for the applications? Where does that live online? How many applicants did they receive? How did they promote the program?
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232 Parks and Recreation Gallo 2017
Received: 9/1/2016
Please list the all the Parks and Recreation Department’s recreation centers by Council district and their current hours of operation.
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233 Library Gallo 2017
Received: 8/31/2016
What are the total expenses year-to-date related to the New Central Library separated by bond funds and non-bond funding? Please summarize and list the FY 2016 year-to-date expenses for the New Central Library, excluding any bond funding.
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234 Library Gallo 2017
Received: 8/31/2016
During the Library Department FY 2017 Proposed Budget presentation made to the Library Commission, six libraries were listed for CIP budget consideration. Of those, only Little Walnut Creek Branch Library ADA Ramp Improvements Project and the Faulk Central Library Roof Replacement Project were included from this slide. What was the criteria used to determine which libraries were included for funding?
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235 Austin Resource Recovery Casar 2017
Received: 8/25/2016
Are there any funding requests from Austin Resource Recovery related to improving employee safety that are not included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget?
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236 EMS/Fire/Police Garza 2017
Received: 8/26/2016
Please review specified FY 2016 public safety budget lines against year-to-date expenditures and justify whether funds might be made available to Council and/or the impact of reducing these fund balances.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #236 Garza
237 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 9/1/2016
Please provide a list of the cultural contracts and the amount of funding for each included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget of the Community Development Incentives Fund. Additionally, please provide the details and criteria used to select these contracts.
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238 Financial Services - Budget Garza 2017
Received: 9/1/2016
Concerning new FTEs in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget, please list each position, including the budget and its duration (i.e. full or partial year funding). Additionally, please include the potential savings to the General fund or to fees if each department receives fewer new FTEs than included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget in reduction increments of 25%, 50%, and 100%.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #238 Garza
239 Communications and Technology Management Zimmerman 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
From FY 2012 through the 2017 Proposed Budget, how much has been budgeted for The State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracts for each fiscal year over this period? If money was budgeted and not used for DIR, what happens to those unspent funds?
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DocumentImage  FY17 #239 Zimmerman
240 Fire Adler 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Concerning the $1.3 million included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget to annualize personnel costs related to adding positions for the Shady Hollow fire station in FY 2016, what would be the effect to public safety in the Shady Hollow area, such as to response time, types of calls, and other service level impacts if this funding was repurposed for other General Fund uses?
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241 Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please detail the strategies that the relevant departments plan to use in FY 2017 to implement the city’s Vision Zero efforts. Please identify the resources included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that will be used to implement these efforts.
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242 Transportation Pool 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please detail the strategies that the Austin Transportation Department plans to use to address the City Auditor’s findings and recommendations in the Transportation Effectiveness Audit (AU15103). Please identify the resources included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that will be used to implement these efforts.
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243 Police Pool 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please detail the strategies that the Austin Police Department plans to use in FY 2017 to implement recommendations from the Matrix study. Please identify the resources included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that will be used to implement these efforts.
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244 Public Works Pool 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please detail the strategies that the Public Works Department plans to use to address the City Auditor’s findings and recommendations in the Bridge Safety Audit (AU15118). Please identify the resources included in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget that will be used to implement these efforts.
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245 Public Works Pool 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please provide the amount of new sidewalk, sidewalk repairs, and street preventive maintenance that Public Works projects it will be able to implement in FY 2017 given the resources available in the proposed budget. Please identify the resources in the FY 2017 Proposed Budget for implementing each of these efforts. Please provide comparable figures for the past five years.
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246 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Does the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) receive Hotel Occupancy Tax funding to produce the “Museums and Cultural Programs” brochure distributed at the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ACVB) welcome center?
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247 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please identify the recipients of Preservation Grants that are included on the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ACVB) walking tours.
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248 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please provide preservation grant applications, or links to the applications, for St. Edwards and the Neil Cochran House Museum.
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249 Convention Center Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
The Austin Insider Guide includes a 4-page list of Austin restaurants, stores, galleries, and attractions. At least several cultural contract and preservation grant recipients appear on this list. Please provide any other citations to the Austin Insider Guide and the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ACVB) website that illustrate how the ACVB is currently promoting cultural arts contract recipients and preservation grant recipients.
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250 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
What’s the cost of keeping the inpatient/outpatient copayment at 80% across all options?
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251 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
What’s the anticipated fiscal impact of rejecting the Step Therapy option for prescription drugs?
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252 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Budget Question No. 13 indicates that in 2015 there were $1.8 million in savings attributed to the City’s wellness incentive programs. How much funding would be saved by eliminating the non-medical incentives of the Healthy Rewards program?
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253 Austin Water Utility Gallo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
What is the FY 2016 marketing and advertising budget for Austin Water (AW) and Austin Resource Recovery (ARR)? What was the FY 2015 actual expenditure amount for the same categories?
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254 Health and Human Services Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
How much of the $400,000 allocated to the Healthy Corner Store Initiative in the FY 2016 budget has been expended?
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255 Communications and Technology Management Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
In the FY 2017 Proposed Budget for Communications and Technology Management (CTM), Volume II, page 13, it mentions $6.5 million in funding for resources for hardware and software to improve business processes. What cost savings in the current could be achieved through deferring or phasing the implementation of these upgrades/projects?
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256 Austin Energy Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Austin Energy indicates on its web page that the utility provides “affordable, maintenance-free Nightwatchman lighting services within the Austin Energy service area”. Are these lighting services available to city departments? Does the utility’s Distribution Design staff work with city departments on design, engineering, installation, and maintenance of lighting systems? Do city departments receive any discount for design, engineering, installation, and maintenance of lighting systems?
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257 Police Casar 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
How many pending cases related to sexual assault are waiting to be processed for DNA that will not be covered by the DANY grant funding? How many of these cases contain a SAFE Kit only and how many contain other kinds of evidence that needs DNA testing? Please estimate the cost associated if all of the pending evidence was sent to a private laboratory for testing. Additionally, please detail what year these cases came in and provide a breakdown of how many cases are waiting from each year.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #257 Casar
258 Police Casar 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
In your best estimation, how many cases related to sexual assault coming in each year only have SAFE Kits needing to be processed for DNA (and no other evidence that requires DNA testing)? How many cases come in with a SAFE Kit and additional evidence that requires DNA testing; and how many cases come in with other evidence (non-SAFE Kit) only? We understand that there will be some overlap between the cases that have SAFE Kits only and the cases that come in with SAFE Kits and additional evidence. Please detail your estimate of the differing costs of processing SAFE Kits and other kinds of evidence at a private lab.
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259 Police Casar 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
What was the caseload in FY 2016 for the Toxicology and Chemistry sections of the APD Forensic Science division? How many cases per month are the analysts in those labs able to process? What backlog exists in those labs if any?
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260 Economic Development Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Why do funding amounts for the Chambers of Commerce vary? What are the specific requirements of each Chamber?
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261 Health and Human Services Garza 2017
Received: 9/6/2016
Please list and describe the programs within Health and Human that would be funded with the $6,695,714 identified on the Council Budget Concept Menu, Item No. HS1.03. Please also list programs that could be funded with alternative, reduced levels of funding.
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262 Convention Center Pool 2017
Received: 9/1/2016
How has the allocation to the Cultural Arts Fund from the Hotel Occupancy Tax changed over time?
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263 Parks and Recreation Houston 2017
Received: 9/1/2016
Please provide information about the youth programs offered at the Umlauf Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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264 Human Resources Tovo 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
As a follow up to Budget Question No. 180 which stated “Employees will pay less for services when utilizing Tier 1 providers”, will reproductive services be covered under this Tier as well?
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265 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please provide the percentage by which the FY17 proposed tax rate and projected tax rates in the subsequent four years exceed the effective rate in each year.
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266 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2017
Received: 9/2/2016
Please provide a five-year history of the utility rates, fees, and property tax paid by the typical Austin resident.
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267 Financial Services - Budget Kitchen 2017
Received: 9/9/2016
In the June 16 vacancy report under the “Police Officer” classification, there were 66 vacant for over a year. Are we correct in assuming that those unfilled vacancies are funded? Also, in each of the last 2 years we’d like to know the number of authorized and funded sworn, those that were unfilled, and the amount of funding, if any, that was used for overtime.
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268 Financial Services - Budget Houston 2017
Received: 9/9/2016
Please provide the City of Austin’s payments for services to the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in FY 2016.
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269 Management Services Tovo 2017
Received: 9/7/2016
Please provide detailed information for proposed expenditures of $200,000 in the Innovation Office FY17 Proposed Budget for the “implementation of the Idea Accelerator which includes funding for staff, technology fellows and innovation micro-grants.” (FY 2017 Proposed Budget, Volume II, page 172).
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270 Financial Services - Budget Adler 2017
Received: 9/16/2016
Please update the 5-year tax and fee impact analysis to reflect the FY 2017 adopted budget. Please provide the tax bill data for both a ‘typical’ senior and non-senior household.
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DocumentImage  FY17 #270 Adler