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File #: 14-3154    Name: Monthly Financial Report
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/10/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/10/2015 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending April 30, 2015.
Attachments: 1. 14-3154_ Apr 15 Monthly Financial Report
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 3, 2015

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending April 30, 2015.
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ISSUE: Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending April 30, 2015.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receives the Monthly Financial Report (Attachment 1).

BACKGROUND: The following discussion is a summary of the Monthly Financial Report for this period. The complete report is attached.

Both General Fund revenues and expenditures track similarly to previous months in the 2015 fiscal year. Slow revenue growth due to the regional economic slowdown continues to be a concern that staff carefully monitors. At the end of April, with two remaining months in the 2015 fiscal year, City General Fund revenues are still projected to come in below the amount budgeted. However, the amount of expenditure savings currently projected for year-end is expected to be sufficient to keep expenditures below projected revenues and therefore the City's budget is in balance. Staff will continue to monitor this and adjust expenditures as necessary. In the attached statements of revenues and expenditures, bond refunding proceeds and expenses are included in April, however they have been excluded from the body of the report in the current year and prior years due to amounts and timing varying from year-to-year and therefore distort revenue and expenditure analysis.

As of April 30, 2015, ten months into the fiscal year, General Fund revenues totaled $432.9 million, or 66.8% of the budgeted revenue which is 2.9% above the four-year average of revenue received. After adjusting to exclude debt proceeds received through the bond refinancing, the City revenues are 2.4% below the four year average. Pr...

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