It's budget time at City Hall. Between 70 and 78 percent of the . The final number will depend on the outcome of negotiations with employee unions.
But whither the remaining 30 to 22 percent? Below is an accounting of where the rest of the money goes after employees get paid. The list and text is taken directly from the draft budget.
This category includes projections of expenditures for postage, printing , memberships, publications and subscriptions and other miscellaneous expenditures. With the exception of fiscal year 2012/2013 expenditures are budgeted and forecast to be approximately $750,000 annually.
PROFESSIONAL AND CONTRACT SERVICES
This category includes projections of expenditures for contractual services for specialized services such as litigation, auditing, videotaping, contracted animal control services and minute taker services. The expenditures for this category are expected to range from approximately $714,000 to $769,000 during the budget and forecast period. The expenditures fluctuate each year depending upon the need for special services.
CONFERENCES AND TRAINING
This category includes projection of expenditures for conferences and training during the term of the budget and forecast. The expenditures for this category are expected to range from approximately $191,000 to $212,000 annually. Conferences and training include customer service training, technical training such as the Planners institute and California Public Employer Labor Relations Association.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
This category includes projection of expenditures for maintenance and repairs during the term of the budget and forecast. The expenditures for this category range from $211,000 to $234,000. Maintenance and repair expenditures are primarily budgeted for the City Hall, Police and Public Services buildings.
SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
This category includes projection of expenditures for supplies and materials and is projected to range from $244,000 to $269,000 during the term of the budget and forecast. Supplies include office supplies, computer supplies, landscape supplies, storm drain supplies, graffiti removal supplies, sign supplies as well as expenditures for small tools.
This category primarily includes projection of expenditures for utilities for City Hall, Police and Public Services building. Utilities expenditures are projected to range from $406,000 to $451,000 annually for fiscal years 2012/2013-2016/2017.
The City is a member of the Municipal Pooling Authority , a joint powers authority that is governed by a board of member municipalities. The City's deposits with the Municipal Pooling Authority are in accordance with formulas established by the Municipal Pooling Authority. We are projecting insurance costs will range from $468,000 to $516,000 during the term of the budget and forecast.
PROMOTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
This category is used by the Community Relations department to budget for City Council annual grants for programs such as Meals on Wheels, the Senior Nutrition Program at Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District, Friends of Rodgers Ranch and other programs. We are projecting expenditures will range from $90,000 to $97,000.
This category is used to estimate expenditures for furniture and equipment. We are projecting expenditures will range from $31,000 to $33,000 annually during the fiscal years 2012/2013-2016/2017.
This category includes expenditures for budgeted transfers to fund technology and vehicle replacements. Computer and vehicle replacements have been deferred for several years and critical replacements have been funded at a reduced rate. We have projected transfers of $53,000 during 2016/2017. This transfer does not fully fund projected vehicle replacements and staff is reviewing alternatives to determine how these needs can be met. We have projected transfers of $594,000 each year during fiscal years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 to fund computer technology and we have projected $904,000 each year during the remainder of the forecast.
This category also includes a General Fund transfer of $200,000 for street resurfacing program during 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. The Budget Committee has directed that all budget carryover should also be contributed to this program in the future. The General Fund is also transferring funds to Assessment District 20 and Assessment District 22 as required in the amounts of $97,947 and $3,325 respectively.