Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: MARCH 30, 2004

SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE REGIONAL ALLIANCE

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2004- XX, amending Resolution 2003-42, the budget appropriation for FY 03-04, for a budget adjustment to the City’s General Fund.

BACKGROUND

Chapter 3.32 of Title 3 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code sets forth guidelines to the City’s budget administration. Section 3.32.070 of the Code requires that all expenditures in excess of a program/function’s budgeted allocation must be approved by supplemental appropriation by the City Council.

DISCUSSION

As requested by Council member Steve Wolowicz, representatives of the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance presented an overview of the multi-jurisdictional effort to retain the Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) in El Segundo at the March 16th City Council meeting. The LAAFB plays a critical role in the regional economy as well as in America’s military technology. The Palos Verdes Peninsula News reported that according to the County Chief Administrative Office "The projects overseen by the LAAFB currently total $60 billion in value, with $8.5 billion in new contracts awarded annually. About 70 percent of this work goes to 350 aerospace companies and their suppliers in the Los Angeles region, generating employment for more than 67,000 persons." The Space and Missile Systems Center at LAAFB is responsible for the development and acquisition of Defense Satellite Communications Systems, which allow our military to use high speed, secure lines of communication to connect defense officials with battlefield commanders. LAAFB’s other programs include the Global Positioning System satellite navigation project, space-based radars, infrared satellites used to track enemy missiles and some of the nation’s most secretive space weapons systems.

On March 16th, the City Council authorized a $5,000 contribution to support the LAAFB Regional Alliance efforts. The $5,000 LAAFB campaign contribution is an unbudgeted expense and therefore a supplemental appropriation to the FY 03-04 General Fund budget is necessary to satisfy budgetary compliance. Staff requests a budget adjustment in the amount of $5,000 from the General Fund Reserve.

FISCAL IMPACT

The requested $5,000 budget adjustment to the General Fund budget program Community Outreach—City Grants will be transferred from the General Fund Reserve. Thus the estimated General Fund reserve is $3,428,071.

At the beginning of the fiscal year, the FY03-04 estimated General fund revenues in excess of adopted expenditures were $83,510. The calculation of available anticipated revenues is presented below. Appropriations that cannot be funded within this year’s available anticipated revenues will have to be drawn from the General fund reserve. The calculation of the projected General fund reserve available for appropriation is also presented below.

Estimated General fund revenues in excess of adopted expenditures, FY03-04

83,510

 

 

Less additional appropriations:

 

7/1/2003

Student & The Law

(20,406)

7/15/2003

CORE Deputies

(61,500)

 

 

 

Estimated available General fund revenues, FY03-04

1,604

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual General fund reserve, 6/30/03

9,606,644

 

 

Less:

Policy Reserve Level

(5,859,703)

9/16/2003

Temporary Full-Time Engineer

(64,000)

11/18/2003

Draft EIR for South Coast County Golf Course

(5,000)

11/18/2003

South Eastview Traffic Calming Study

(9,870)

12/16/2003

NCCP Lobbyist

(5,000)

12/16/2003

Extraordinary Park & Open Space Repairs

(30,000)

2/3/2004

Girls Softball Field Locations Study

(15,000)

2/3/2004

Planning Commission Conference Attendance

(5,000)

2/17/2004

Proposed Cable Franchise Modifications - Legal Fees

(50,000)

2/17/2004

Indian Ridge Crest Gardens Lawsuit - Legal Fees

(100,000)

2/17/2004

Accounting Software License Fees

(9,000)

2/17/2004

Custodial Services - PVIC Trailers & Cable Studio

(6,000)

3/16/2004

NCCP Lobbyist - April 2004 through June 2004

(15,000)

  3/30/2004

 Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance-contribution

(5,000) 

Estimated General fund reserve available, 7/1/03

3,428,071

 

PREPARED BY

Gina Park

Assistant to the City Manager

APPROVED BY

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachment: Draft Resolution

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2004-xx

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES,

AMENDING RESOLUTION 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND

WHEREAS, Section 3.32 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code provides that all expenditures in excess of budgeted allocations must be by supplemental appropriation of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, on June 3, 2003, the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes adopted Resolution 2003-42 approving a spending plan and authorizing a budget appropriation for the 2003-2004 fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to join the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance in protest of potential military base closure; and

WHEREAS, the City Council authorized a monetary campaign contribution in support of the Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires that the FY 03-04 General Fund budget be increased by $5,000 from the General Fund Reserve to assure budgetary compliance.

BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF The CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

The following adjustments be made to the FY 03-04 budget:

Increase the General Fund budget as follows:

City Administration, Community Outreach #001.105.68 $5,000.00

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THE 30TH DAY OF MARCH 2004.

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Mayor

ATTEST:

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City Clerk

State of California )

County of Los Angeles ) ss

City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, JO PURCELL, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2004-XX was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at a regular meeting thereof held on March 30, 2004.

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City Clerk