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File #: 19-6139   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the Workforce Solutions Alamo Operating Budget for FY 2019 - 2020 as recommended by the Committee of 6 on August 28, 2019 for submission to the Texas Workforce Commission. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Alejandra Lopez, Interim Director, Economic Development]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. WSA Budget FY2019-2020 - updated Sept 5, 2019, 3. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0721
DEPARTMENT: Economic Development


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Alejandra Lopez


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide


SUBJECT:

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) Board Budget FY 2019-2020

SUMMARY:

An Ordinance approving the Workforce Solutions Alamo Annual Operating Budget for FY 2019-2020 as recommended by the Committee of Six on August 28, 2019, for submission to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The WSA Partnership Agreement requires approval by the City Council, Bexar County Commissioner's Court, and the Area Judges. The WSA Board of Directors recommended approving the proposed 2019-2020 Operating Budget on August 23, 2019, and the Committee of 6 recommended approval on August 28, 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state agency that oversees and provides workforce development funding for services to employers and job seekers in Texas. TWC provides funding and services through 28 regional workforce boards, including the locally created Workforce Solutions Alamo. WSA serves Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson counties (the "WSA Service Area").

The WSA Board is a group of 25 individuals appointed by the City, Bexar County and judges from the 12 other counties (the "Area Judges") within the WSA Service Area (collectively, the "Principals"), who represent business, education, economic development, community organizations, and government. Board members are appointed to three-year terms and may serve unlimited terms. The primary role of the WSA Board is to align, focus, and set direction for workforce activities in the WSA Service Area and manage an annual budget of approximately $105 million in federal and state funding.

The Principals are parties to an Interlocal Agreement through the Chief Elected Officials (the "CEOs") of the WSA Service Area and a Partnership Agreement with WSA, whereby they oversee the planning, budgeting, administration, a...

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