Preliminary Budget Workshop

City of Lakeport Fiscal Year 2013-14

April 30, 2013
Margaret Silveira, City Manager Daniel Buffalo, Finance Director
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Agenda
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budget  City-wide goals (strategic planning session)  Council budget

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Budget Schedule, FY 2013-14
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March
◦ Develop budgetary approach and document format

April
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Distribute budget instructions and workbooks to departments Schedule first round of meetings between CM and departments Council input First round meetings

May
◦ Budget meetings ◦ Document draft ◦ Develop CM budget message

June
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Budget hearings Final revisions Document finalization adoption

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2013-14 Preliminary Budget Workshop

CIP

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CIP Budget
First official CIP budget  Collaborative effort

◦ Task force

5 year period  Planning Commission review possible  Council approval during regular budget process

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CIP (cont)
84 projects identified  Total costs:

◦ $15.9 million

Costs ranges from $2.2 million to $1,500  Median project cost:

◦ $30,000 ◦ 61 projects under $100K

Not all projects are budgetarily feasible
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CIP (cont)

Projects of note:
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Water (USDA) Sewer (USDA) Redevelopment project Dock replacement $3.9 million $4.2 million $2.0 million $800K

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CIP (cont)
Questions  Input

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2013-14 Preliminary Budget Workshop

CITY-WIDE GOALS

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City-wide goals
Developed during council-staff strategic planning session  Establishes the priorities for the City for the 2013-14 fiscal year  Departments considering goals when developing budgets

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City-wide goals (cont)
Goal #1:  Maintain strong Council/staff relations and encourage leadership development.
◦ Develop a succession plan for executive management members. ◦ Promote and foster leadership development throughout all ranks of management. ◦ Continue to promote and invest in training programs for staff. ◦ Maintain the highest possible standards for the recruitment, selection, and retention of staff.

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City-wide goals (cont)
Goal #2:  Strengthen community and regional involvement.
◦ Enhance promotion and readership of the community newsletter. ◦ Enhance marketing outreach. ◦ Strengthen relationship with the County and regional groups toward the promotion of engaging in regional projects that benefit the community as a whole.
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City-wide goals (cont)
Goal #3:  Establish and promote effective public outreach efforts.
◦ Develop social media presence and promote civic engagement. ◦ Assemble master list of community development partners and engage those entities on specific objectives. ◦ Increase community outreach through community policing and crime reduction initiatives. ◦ Complete development of marijuana ordinance through increased community involvement.

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City-wide goals (cont)
Goal #4:  Enhance activities and programs to support local and regional economic development.
◦ Promote, market, and brand our City. ◦ Look for alternatives to replace the economic development efforts of the former redevelopment agency. ◦ Revisit storefront ordinance. ◦ Focus resources and attention to improving the physical appearance of Main Street. ◦ Refocus efforts on event promotion and the development of recreation sites.
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City-wide goals (cont)
Goal #5:  Focus efforts on infrastructure improvements.
◦ Ensure a safe and sustainable Lakeport. ◦ Development and implement a capital improvement program (CIP). ◦ Capitalize on efficiencies provided through technology, including updating software and the City’s website. ◦ Increase focus on developing the lakefront and improving the quality of the Lake during the summer months.

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City-wide goals (cont)
Questions  Input

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2013-14 Preliminary Budget Workshop

COUNCIL BUDGET

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Council Budget

Typical appropriations:
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Salaries and benefits Special projects Special legal counsel Travel and training Fireworks

Includes costs for Planning Commission
◦ Primarily stipend and payroll taxes

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Council Budget (cont)

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Council Budget (cont)
Questions  Input

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