The draft budget was heard and discussed at the April 28, 2022 meeting. The overall budget remains flat as compared to last year, but as mentioned last month agency costs are going up because there is less carryover fund balance available to offset costs. Following Commission approval, staff emailed the draft budget to the city/county managers and received no response or indication of concern.
Changes to the final budget from the draft budget presented include:
- The salary and benefits schedule provided by HR did not originally include a 10-year longevity pay increase of 2.5% for the Executive Officer effective December 2021. Staff recently caught the error and updated the budget accordingly.
- Mark Krummenacker, our financial analyst working as an Extra Hire employee, has resigned effective June 30, 2022 returning to the Yolo County Department of Financial Services (still working with special districts). LAFCo will require financial work for our MSRs, so the $22,500 of funding has been moved from Extra Hire under Salaries and Benefits (Account 500110) to Professional Services and Supplies (Account 501165) because LAFCo will likely contract for this service instead.
- The Department of Finance released new population projections on May 2, 2022, so the apportionment changed slightly for the cities.
The Final FY 2022/23 budget includes a total appropriation of $517,756 and total uses of $522,756. The $5,000 difference reflects the set aside for a future LAFCo audit (3-year cycle). The following itemizes the cost for each funding agency this year:
City of Davis - $74,043
City of West Sacramento - $78,983
City of Winters - $7,283
City of Woodland - $65,369
County of Yolo - $225,678