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  ITEM 35.       
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019  
Submitted For: Lisette Camacho
Department: Budget and Finance  

Subject

RESOLUTION NO. R19-67
 
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GLENDALE, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA, ADOPTING THE FINAL BUDGET OF THE AMOUNTS REQUIRED FOR THE PUBLIC EXPENSE FOR THE CITY OF GLENDALE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020, SETTING FORTH THE REVENUE AND THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY DIRECT PROPERTY TAXATION, ADOPTING THE CITY COUNCIL’S FINANCIAL POLICIES, AND DESIGNATING THE CITY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AS THE INDIVIDUAL DESIGNATED TO SUBMIT THE CITY’S EXPENDITURE LIMITATION REPORT.
Presented by:  Lisette Camacho, Interim Director, Budget and Finance

Purpose and Recommended Action
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title, review the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 (FY19-20) final budget, conduct a public hearing on the final budget, and convene a special meeting to adopt a resolution formally approving the final operating, capital, debt service, and contingency appropriation budget.
Background

Arizona state law requires the governing board of cities, towns, and counties conduct a public hearing and then convene a special meeting to adopt a resolution approving the final annual budget. The regular voting meeting does not need to be adjourned to convene and conduct the special meeting required for the budget adoption.

Council approval of the tentative budget at the May 14, 2019 meeting set the maximum level of expenditure for FY19-20. Adjustments and reallocation of appropriation authority may be made after adoption of the tentative budget, although the total amount of appropriation cannot be increased.

The FY19-20 budget process included a five-year financial forecast of the operating funds, a review of the proposed ten-year Capital Improvement Plan, and a review of the detailed budget requests for each of the departments which included both operating funds and the capital outlay. To inform and deliberate on current budget issues, eight different Budget Workshops were held which focused on specific budget and financial strategies for FY19-20 and future fiscal years.

Analysis
The FY19-20 Final Budget request totals $736 million. This is a 6.8% increase over the prior year’s budget (FY18-19) of $689 million. The budget increase is mainly attributable to the capital plan, which includes a major expansion of the Pyramid Peak Water Treatment Plant being paid for by the neighboring city of Peoria. 

Overall, the goal of the FY19-20 budget is to align the city's budget with its strategic plan, to ensure resource allocation is aligned with City Council priorities throughout the entire organization. The budget includes the following initiatives in each of the city's four scorecard perspectives:
  • Our Community
    • Increased Parks Maintenance
    • Centerline District Arts and Cultural Initiative
    • Glendale Works Program
    • Heroes Regional Park Library
    • 2020 Census Outreach
  • Our Finances
    • Asset Management Programs
    • Real Estate Asset Evaluations
    • Targeted Capital Improvements
    • Alignment of Arts and Culture
    • Business Development and Attraction
  • Our Processes
    • Customer Relationship Management Software
    • Electronic Plan Review/Permitting
    • Independent Internal Audit Program
    • Development Services Improvements
  • Our Organization
    • Department of Organizational Performance
    • Chief Data and Analytics Officer
    • Technology Software and Resources
    • Facilities Assessments
    • Organizational Changes
Highlights of the proposed budget include:
  • Balanced budget with no increase to the Primary Property Tax Levy
    • Revenues remain strong
  • Meets regulatory and contractual obligations
    • Minimum wage increases
    • Ballistic vests
    • Safety programs
  • Addresses inflationary cost increases
    • Chemical costs
    • Court Interpreters
  • Improves and enhances productivity
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Right of Way Enhancements
The attached Exhibit A contains additional information regarding the budget including the schedules required to be adopted in accordance with state statute.
Previous Related Council Action
City Council adopted a resolution formally approving the tentative operating, capital, debt service, and contingency appropriation budget at the May 14, 2019 voting meeting. At that time, Council also gave notice of the date for the June 11, 2019 Public Hearing on:
  • The FY19-20 Final Budget,
  • The FY19-20 Property Tax Levy, and
  • The June 25, 2019 date the adoption of the FY19-20 Property Tax Levy.
On April 30, 2019, the final FY19-20 Budget Workshop, included follow up presentations on the city’s FY19-20 Department Operating budgets, as well as the 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

On April 18, 2019,  Council discussed and provided feedback on the operating budget requests.

On April 16, 2019,  Council discussed and provided feedback on the operating budget requests.

On April 2, 2019, Council discussed and provided feedback on the 10-year CIP and financial policies. 

On March 19, 2019,  Council discussed and provided feedback on the 10-year CIP and financial policies.

On March 5, 2019, Council discussed and provided feedback on the FY19-20 budget, water and wastewater rates, and the proposed General Obligation Bond funded program.

On February 19, 2019, Council discussed and provided feedback on the proposed General Obligation Bond projects.

On February 5, 2019, Council discussed and provided feedback on the FY19-20 budget and the primary property tax policy.

On December 11, 2018, the General Fund and Major Operating Funds Five-Year Financial Forecast was presented at Council Workshop and initiated the FY19-20 budget process.
 
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
The community benefit of the City’s budget process, policy direction, and budgetary decisions demonstrates sound financial decisions are made through a transparent and public process where ultimate budgetary decisions align with the strategic direction of the City and provide the public with information on service provided and Council priorities.
 
Attachments
R19-67


    

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