The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to conduct a public hearing and approve an adjustment to the FY2019 Crime Control and Prevention District Budget to increase funding for capital projects and decrease the contribution to fund balance amount that was originally budgeted. The CCPD Board approved this budget change at its November 13 meeting.
Police Department facilities typically have two main funding sources for development and capital improvements: Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) capital funds and City of Fort Worth bond funds. Facility needs are generally broken out into the following categories to meet growth or to eliminate leased or uneconomical facilities: new facility improvements, expanding usable space in existing facility, general facility improvements for safety, and redundancy or efficiency purposes.
The Police Department has identified the FY2019 CCPD facility priorities and is proposing the following facility plan.
|New Project|| |
|1. Northwest Patrol Property Acquisition|
|2. Police Property Room Expansion and Fire Arson/Bomb Squad Evidence Room in Bob Bolen|
3. SWAT Vehicle Storage
|4. Facility Renovations (Programmable Project)|
Of the $500,000.00 programmable project, $300,000.00 is planned for allocation to improvements to the Bob Bolen Multi-Purpose Room and the remaining $200,000.00 to the Calvert Auditorium and Gymnasium project. In accordance with the delegated authority provided under Section 7 of the adopted budget (Ordinance 23382-09-2018), the City Manager or his designee has authority to set up these subprojects under the programmable and to make adjustments among the subprojects as needed so long as the total of all such projects remains within the total amount appropriated by the City Council.
Budget adjustments do not require public hearings under the CCPD's financial policies. However, the use of funds for capital improvements instead of a contribution to fund balance means that the amount of CCPD funds being expended in FY2019 is increasing. Therefore hearings were scheduled for both the Board and the City Council to allow ample opportunity for the public to weigh in.
The action in this M&C is not included in the FY2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Approval of this M&C will amend an existing project and create three new projects in the FY2019 CIP.
The Police Department also has substantial projected savings from current capital projects, and projects using that surplus will be brought forward to the Fort Worth City Council through separate M&Cs.
This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.