Attachment B

 

FY 05/06 Additional Budget Issues

 

Save the Fireworks

Issue: Dave Phillips, representing Save the Fireworks, spoke at the 04/06/2005 public hearing on the proposed budget and requested funding from the Board of Supervisors.  There was no specific amount requested, only a range from $10,000-$15,000 in recurring funds.  Per Leslie Beauregard, City Budget Manager, the City of Charlottesville does not provide direct support to Save the Fireworks, only indirect support such as transportation, parks and recreation personnel and services, etc.

 

Staff Recommendation: Staff has no recommendation for requested FY 05/06 funding.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will provide this organization a community agency application in future years. 

 

Action:  The Board will need to decide if Save the Fireworks will be funded in FY 05/06 and determine the amount of funding.

 

African-American Festival

Issue:  Lillie Williams, representing the African-American Festival, spoke at the 04/06/2005 public hearing on the proposed budget and requested funding from the Board of Supervisors.  There was no specific amount of funding requested.  The City of Charlottesville will contribute $3,000 to this festival in FY 05/06.  This amount was confirmed by Leslie Beauregard, City Budget Manager.

 

Staff Recommendation: Staff has no recommendation for requested FY 05/06 funding.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will provide this organization a community agency application in future years. 

 

Action: The Board will need to decide if the African-American Festival will be funded in FY 05/06 and determine the amount of funding.

 

Albemarle County Fair

Issue:  In FY 04/05, the Albemarle County Fair requested, and received, $10,000 in funding from the County.  In FY 05/06, the Albemarle County Fair requested $7,000 from the County, and $3,000 from the City of Charlottesville.  The City did not fund their request.  Due to some confusion regarding the community agency application, it has been determined that the Albemarle County Fair intended to request $10,000 from the County.

 

Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends allocating an additional $3,000 to the Albemarle County Fair in FY 05/06 to bring them back to their FY 04/05 funding level.  In addition, staff will work closely with the Albemarle County Fair in future years to ensure funding requests are fully understood.

 

Action: With the Board of Supervisors’ approval, an additional $3,000 will be included for the Albemarle County Fair in the FY 05/06 budget appropriation, funded from the Board’s contingency fund.

 

Office of the Public Defender

Issue: During the FY 05/06 budget work sessions, $35,000 was put into a contingency fund to supplement the Office of the Public Defender salaries.  It has been determined that there may be legal issues regarding allocating these funds, and funding cannot be distributed until the legal issues are resolved.

 

Staff Recommendation:  Staff recommends placing the $35,000 in the Board of Supervisors’ contingency fund.  When the legal issues are resolved, staff will again bring this issue before the Board.  It should be noted that the City of Charlottesville – before the legal issues were known – agreed to fund 25% of the Public Defender’s request of $104,708, which amounted to $26,000.  The County had reserved $35,000 or approximately 50% of the $69,805 requested from the County by the Public Defender’s Office.

 

Action: With Board approval the $35,000 will be moved to the Board of Supervisors’ contingency fund.

 

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