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File #: 18-7936    Name: Resolutions to Establish FY 2020 Budget Guidance
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/7/2018 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Resolution to Establish the FY 2020 Budget Guidance. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Sponsors: Morgan Routt
Attachments: 1. 18-7936_Budget Guidance FY 2020 Draft, 2. 18-7936_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2018

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

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

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Consideration of the Resolution to Establish the FY 2020 Budget Guidance. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of the Resolution to Establish the FY 2020 Budget Guidance.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt the FY 2020 Budget Guidance Resolution (Attachment). This resolution will provide guidance to the City Manager to be used in his preparation of the Proposed FY 2020 Operating Budget and FY 2020 to FY 2029 Capital Improvement Program to be presented for Council consideration on February 19, 2019.

BACKGROUND: The attachment in this docket reflects guidance adopted in prior resolutions, updated with FY 2020 Budget Development information. The City Council Retreat is scheduled for November 10, 2018 at which time the attached budget resolution will be discussed. An adjusted version will be presented at the City Council meeting if changes come out of the Retreat discussions.

BUDGET GUIDANCE RESOLUTION (Attachment 1): Council has for some time annually adopted a resolution that provides the City Manager with guidance for the preparation of the forthcoming budget and multi-year Capital Improvement Program. The proposed Budget Guidance Resolution for the FY 2020 Operating budget and FY 2020 to FY 2029 Capital Improvement Program reflects the same principles and features as the FY 2019 Council adopted Budget Guidance Resolution with the following changes:

1. The whereas section recognizes Priority Based Budgeting as a tool to help set budget priorities and funding levels.

2. Section (b) Taxes, Fees, Fines and Services Charges, incorporates general language that allows the City Manager the flexibility to consider changes to tax rates, tax designations/reservations, and other fees as p...

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