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File #: 21-4334   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 6/16/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on the FY 2022 Trial Budget. [Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager; Scott Huizenga, Director, Management and Budget]
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DEPARTMENT: Office of Management and Budget


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Scott Huizenga


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

FY 2022 Trial Budget


SUMMARY:

City Council will be provided with an informational briefing on the City's FY 2022 Trial Budget for the General Fund and some restricted funds including the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Trial Budget is a step in the Budget Development Process that was introduced last year as staff prepared alternatives to balance the budget in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic for City Council consideration. The process was useful for the City Council and Staff to deliberate on alternatives to balance the budget and the FY 2022 Budget Development Process continues with this practice.
The Trial Budget is a preliminary allocation of resources for the next fiscal year and serves as a beginning point of discussion leading to a more refined proposal in August which is the Proposed Budget. The Trial Budget is an important step in the Budget process that allows the City Council and the Community to provide input that culminates with the policy direction provided to the City Manager at the City Council Budget Goal Setting Session.
The financial forecast presented to the City Council on May 12 will be the basis for the Trial Budget and will reflect the most up-to-date revenue and expense projections.
COVID-19 caused a dramatic impact to the local economy resulting in significant revenue losses to the General Fund, Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund, and other restricted funds. Over the past year, the City Council approved measures to keep the budget in balance including canceling or suspending programs and projects including street maintenance, economic development incentives, no civilian pay increases, and instituting a civilian hiring freeze. Economic uncertainty remains even while several sectors of the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Trial Budget will provide a two-year balanced plan ...

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