The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to approve an adjustment to the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) budget to shift savings among existing initiatives and to approve a transfer of a portion of the reallocated funds to the General Fund.
Based on fiscal month 8 forecasts, staff is projecting total savings in various CCPD programs and initiatives totaling more than $1,900,000.00. Staff proposes that $1,900,000.00 of those projected savings be reallocated to increase the budgets in the Recruitment and Training Initiative as well as the Equipment, Technology and Infrastructure Initiative.
An increase of $1,700,000.00 is proposed in the Recruitment and Training Initiative to support a transfer to the General Fund to cover part of a projected FY2018 overage that is mainly attributable to the accelerated recruit class schedules that were used in the early part of the fiscal year to fully staff the Sixth Patrol Division. After the money is reallocated to this initiative, the funds will be transferred to the General Fund so that total costs can more easily be tracked by having them in a single location.
An increase of $200,000.00 is proposed in the Equipment, Technology and Infrastructure Initiative to provide funds for ramping up costs associated with City intake operations in the jail at 350 Belknap. The proposed FY2019 budgets include funding for the costs of ongoing intake operations beginning October 1, but funds are also needed to take action prior to the end of the current fiscal year in order to adequately prepare.
More detailed information about the savings that have occurred in the FY2018 CCPD budget will be presented to the District's Board of Directors at its November meeting, including data about final, adjusted FY2018 budget and actuals.This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.