Proposed FY18 Budget Review Department Questions

May 10, 2017

Please seethe questions below regarding the FY18 proposed budget discussed at the BudgetReview Committee on May 8th, 9th & 10th.

·     Please provide a list of contracts, including cost/value, that the City has entered into for FY18 and beyond

 Commission for Arts & Culture/Special PromotionalPrograms:

·      Have all the Creative Communities San Diego andOrganizational Support Program applications been fully funded and received funding to the full amount eligible based on allocated funding for theCommission for Arts & Culture?

Library:

Park & Recreation:

·      Pools

o  How many pools are managed by Park &Recreation staff?

o  Why do we have more Swimming Pool Managers1, 2, and 3 than pools?

o  Do the employees in these positions rotate throughout the various municipal pool sites in the City?

·      StaffPositions

o  Were the Grounds Maintenance Worker 1 and2 positions reclassified? If so, please explain what the previous classification and associated salary was as compared to the reclassification and new salary and whether the positions will be filled with existing or newly hired employees.

o  In FY17 the addition of 7 FTE positions were a priority for the Department to improve citywide maintenance, but now these positions are being reduced in FY18. How will these reductions impact thepriority citywide maintenance identified in FY17?

o  Please provide a description of the duties and responsibilities of the Biologist II and Ground Maintenance Managers positions.

 

·      TreeTrimming

o  There is a proposed reduction of $163K for tree trimming services, how long will this reduction delay/impact the current services levels?

 

City Attorney:

 

Fleet Operations:

·      With the new gas tax likely to increase the cost of gas, what are the revised estimates for fuel costs?

·      What were the FY17performance levels for the KPIs included in last year’s budget?

·      What vehicles are being replaced via the Fleet Services Replacement Plan?

·      Are any employees in the department being reclassified? If so please explain what the previous classification and associated salary was as compared to the reclassification and new salary and whether the positions will be filled with existing or newly hired employees.

 

Purchasing & Contracting:

·      With the reduction of the Senior Management Analyst position for the Living Wage Program, we are reducing staffing, while the other positions are vacant. What has been the work product of this program in FY17 and how will the new employees be able to perform the work with the third position being reduced?

 

·      What positions within the department will implement the Equal Pay Ordinance if it is passed by the City Council?

 

Department of Information Technology:

 

Human Resources:

 

·      What are the classifications for the 10 new positions being transferred?

 

·      Are any employees in the department being reclassified? If so please explain what the previous classification and associated salary was as compared to the reclassification and new salary and whether the positions will be filled with existing or newly hired employees.

 

Personnel:

·     The reduction of the AssociatePersonnel Analyst position in FY18 has an impact on the department’s ability to issue certifications to hiring departments and the timeline to complete classification and compensation studies. What is the associated financial impact related to the delay in the above activities?

 

Development Services:

Planning:

·      Please provide a list of all the anticipated expenditures for the $600,000 allocated for the Parks Master Plan?

 

Economic Development:

·     Please provide a complete list of outside contracts the department has budgeted or will utilize in FY18, including the associated cost/value of each contract/service.

 

·      If the CDB Gallocation is reduced for FY18, will funding for the reinvestment initiative be directed towards other CDBG eligible programs? If so, what level of funding can be redirected and how will specific CDBG projects/activities be chosen to receive this funding?

 

Civic San Diego:

·      What is the status of the former central library site and what potential future uses for the building exist? Is there a timeframe for issuance of an RFP?

 

·      Please provide a complete list of outside contracts that will be utilized in FY18.

 

Real Estate Assets:

·     As requested at the Budget ReviewCommittee hearing, please provide an update on the PETCO Park JUMA.

Qualcomm Stadium:

 

·     Is there a contingency plan for the use of Qualcomm Stadium in case soccer proposal currently being discussed does not move forward?

 

SanDiego Housing Commission:

 

SanDiego Convention Center:

 

Communications:

·     Why has actual revenue decreased the past several years than what has been projected?

 

·     What were the charges the department made to each city department, including enterprise funds, in FY17and what is the projection for charges to each department in FY18?

 

·     Why has a new Senior ManagementAnalyst position ($59,363) been added in FY18?

 

·     What are the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Director position (Job Number 20001168)?

 

·     Please provide a breakdown of the $156,809listed under Contracts, in the Expenditures by Category section.

 

·     What are the responsibilities of theProgram Manager position added to support police & fire activities?

 

·     What is the viewership, user ship and other associated stats for InsideSanDiego.Org?

 

·      Are any employees in the department being reclassified? If so please explain what the previous classification and associated salary was as compared to the reclassification and new salary and whether the positions will be filled with existing or newly hired employees.

 

Thank you for your prompt response.

 

Proposed FY18 Budget Review Department Questions
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