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Legislation #: 090058 Introduction Date: 1/22/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Directing the City Manager to maintain the hiring freeze and other existing cost containment measures, limit certain discretionary expenditures, present recommendations to remediate the potential shortfall following the third quarter analysis and immediately begin the reduction in force proposed in the submitted budget.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/22/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/22/2009 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
1/28/2009 Hold On Agenda (2/4/2009)
2/4/2009 Hold On Agenda (2/11/2009)
2/11/2009 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
2/12/2009 Councilmember Hermann Move To Re-refer
2/12/2009 Re-Referred Finance and Audit Committee
2/18/2009 Hold On Agenda (2/25/2009)
2/25/2009 Hold On Agenda (3/4/2009)
3/4/2009 Hold On Agenda (3/11/2009)
3/11/2009 Hold On Agenda (3/18/2009)
3/18/2009 Hold On Agenda (3/25/2009)
4/8/2009 Hold Off Agenda
1/20/2010 Release
1/21/2010 Released

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 090058

 

Directing the City Manager to maintain the hiring freeze and other existing cost containment measures, limit certain discretionary expenditures, present recommendations to remediate the potential shortfall following the third quarter analysis and immediately begin the reduction in force proposed in the submitted budget.

 

WHEREAS, following a mid-year analysis of revenues and expenditures there is a projected potential budgetary shortfall of $13.6 million for the fiscal year that ends on April 30, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, the $13.6 million projected budgetary shortfall includes a projected $5.3 million overage in expenditures; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Managers Office is conducting an expedited third quarter analysis of revenues and expenditures, based the latest data available, further refining projected shortfalls for the year that ends on April 30, 2009; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires the City Manager to take additional proactive actions to ensure the City concludes the fiscal year with expenditures within collected revenues; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to maintain budgeted increases to the General Fund fund balance; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to maintain core services; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The City Manager is directed to maintain the hiring freeze and other existing cost containment measures plus further limit discretionary expenditures such as travel, local meetings, education and development, subscriptions, office supplies, minor equipment, and similar items, and to restrict other expenditures to mission critical and cost saving measures.

 

Section 2. Following the third quarter analysis, the City Manager is directed to present recommendations to the City Council outlining the actions necessary to remediate the potential shortfall.

 

Section 3. The City Manager is directed to immediately begin the reduction in force as proposed in the submitted FY 2009-10 Operating Budget.

 

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