Information requests from City Council to Administration during budget hearingsPrepared by Sophie Bryan 05/04/2009Page 1
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ClarkeMDO3/25/2009Goode3/25/20094/29/2009GreenFinance3/25/20094/8/2009GreenFinance3/25/2009GreenFinance3/25/20094/8/2009Cite to PDF on City's website.Green3/25/20094/8/2009GreenDOT3/25/20094/8/2009GreenDOT3/25/20094/29/2009
Net savings of 311 after backing-out start-up costs.Total dollar value of contracts the Cityplans to issue during Five Year Plan (FYP)and percent of contracts (numerically anddollar-value) that it aims to allocate todisadvantaged businesses.Commerce/Finance/Chief of Staff Response indicates that OEO "does notmake a practice of projecting participationover the life of the Five-Year Plan."Base growth assumptions, by year, for different General Fund taxes (i.e.,supporting schedules for revenueprojections).
Base growth assumptions provided for wage tax only.
Detailed data re assumptions underlyingreal estate transfer tax projections,including both sales volume andtransaction price assumptions."Real Estate Transfer Tax assumptions inthe FY10-14 Five Year Plan include a 20%decline in prices and transactions will notrebound substantially."
No further detailprovided re sales volume/priceassumptions.
Breakdown of the efficiencies included inthe $39 million per year in efficiencies andrevenue enhancements included in theNovember re-balancing plan.Copies of all extenal consultant studiesregaring IT-related savings to the City.Division of Technology (DOT)Copy of Deloitte & Touche report from2002 provided.Copies of all internal studies regarding IT-related savings to the City.Response indicates that DOT only awareof one study -- the Deloitte one -- on theissue.Detail behind the savings assumptions for the items listed in the "Moving Forward"section on page 50 of the FYP.Response describes three areas in which"substantial savings" assumed --consolidation of common IT supportfunctions; IT sourcing; and technologyinfrastructure and communicationsnetwork refresh --
but does not put adollar figure on the savings either intoto or for the constituent parts of theinitiatives.