Finance Director Jason Al-Imam reviewed the mid-year budget for 2017-18, the Measure HH Revenue for the first 3 quarters of 2017, the project expenditures for 2017-18 and a review of the strategic plan goals. Margie Drilling, Co-Chair of the Measure HH Advisory Committee gave the committee’s review of how the proceeds of the Measure HH Tax Revenue was being spent compared to the City Council’s Responsible Spending Pledge. The Committee concluded that everything the city has spent from proceeds resulting from Measure HH Tax revenue has been in line with what the City stated they would spend the money on.
The Fiscal year 2018-19 budget overview was then presented by the Finance Director, City Manager, and Public Works Department. They presented information about the forecasted revenues and expenditures, capital projects and a review of department budgets. In short, the general Fund Operating Budget for FY 2018-19 is balanced with a healthy surplus of $5.9 million.
City Council Regular Meeting
There was one presentation presented recognizing May 21 – 25 as Public Works Week. Mayor Vo thanked all of the Public Works Staff for their great work.
There were two Public Hearing items on the agenda. The first was a revision of the Purchasing Ordinance so that the city would remain consistent with federal guidelines. There was a lengthy discussion about this item and some of the proposed policies. In the end, the City Council voted to have this item be brought back at the June 4th meeting with their questions answered and some of the confusing language cleared up. The second item was approval of the 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. Housing Coordinator Ashlynn Newman presented the plan which was unanimously approved by the City Council.
There were two Consent Calendar items for consideration. The first item was the acceptance of and awarding of bid to Hardy and Harper for the Rehabilitation and Resurfacing of Euclid Street from Slater Avenue to Warner Avenue, Project No. TI271. The Minutes of the May 1st Meeting was the second item. Both items passed unanimously.
The only item for discussion on the Administrative items calendar was for council to consider and revise the parliamentary Procedures. The item garnered much discussion and after a lengthy debate over some language clarifications, the city council voted to continue this item as well to the June 4th City Council Meeting.