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Posted to City Manager's Blog on March 11, 2016 at 2:19 PM by grodericks grodericks
The Town of Atherton is beginning the annual process of developing its operating and capital budgets for FY 2016/17. There are primarily two separate aspects of the budget: Operations and Capital Improvements. The Town's General Operations Budget hovers around $11.8m. The Town's typical Capital Improvement Budget hovers around $3m-$4m.
The primary source(s) of revenue for the Operating Budget is the Town's General Fund. The General Fund includes revenues from proeprty taxes, sales taxes, franchise fees, business license taxes, planning permits, building permits, police revenue (tickets, fees, and grants), park program revenue (use fees, class fees, meeting fees), and other miscellaneous revenues. A portion of the Town's Parcel Tax is also allocated to the Operating Budget in support of Police Services. The Operating Budget encompasses the following departments and operations: City Council, Administration (City Manager, City Clerk, HR, etc.), City Attorney, Finance, Planning, Building, Police and Public Works. The total operations budget for FY 2015/16 is approximately $11.8m.
The Operations Budget for FY 2015/16 is distributed as follows (rounded):
The primary source(s) of revenue for the Capital Improvement Budget are the General Fund, the Town Parcel Tax, County Measure A, County Measure M, State Gas Tax Funds, Atherton Library Fund, Atherton Channel Fund, and Grants/Donations. The largest singular contributor to the Town's Capital Improvement Budget is the Town Parcel Tax. Excluding grants/donations and the Library Fund (both dedicated to the Civic Center Project), revenue to the Capital Improvement Budget hovers around $3.8m. The largest singlular contribution from the Town Parcel Tax at $1.65m
Join us on April 6 at 3 pm in the Atherton Council Chambers, 94 Ashfield Road to learn more about the Town's budget. The April 6 meeting is the first of five (5) City Council public meetings on the Town's Budget. The April 6 meeting is a budget overview. Subsequent meetings include:
If you would like additional information about the Town's budget, you can visit the Budget Archive on the Town's website as well as the archive of Audited Financial Statements. However, for an interactive perspective, visit the OpenGov Fiscal Transparency Portal.
The City Council has established six (6) over-arching policy priorities for the Town. These are:
Visit Open Town Hall to see a list of some of the many services and priorities addressed within the Town's operating and capital budgets. These areas all fit within one of the above policy priority areas. Based on your observations of current conditions and operations of the Town, how would you allocate an additional “theoretical” $500 to improve the Town? Remember, the options and choices may translate to a specific focus or a specific project area. You can distribute the funds evenly over all the choices, or you can spend all your ‘money’ toward just one area; but the dollars you distribute represent the priority you give to a particular issue.
Tag(s): Priorities, Open Town Hall, Budget, 2016/17
Posted to City Manager's Blog on August 12, 2015 at 11:21 AM by grodericks grodericks
Tag(s): utilities, storm, school, library, green building, fire district, fiber, FAQ, encroachments, ECR, cell towers, Caltrain, budget, agencies
Posted to City Manager's Blog on August 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM by grodericks grodericks
City Manager's Monthly Report - July 2015
Welcome to the newly formatted City Manager's Monthly Report! With the June 2015 Report, I moved to the Blog format. Instead of attaching all of the various bits of backup information (making for a rather large file) it includes them as links via the Town's website. Lastly, each sectional entry includes the date the information was provided to the City Council.
Please remember, the City Manager's Monthly Report is a consolidation of issues, communications, and Town activity during the prior month. As I review the information to include, I will remove duplicate updates in favor of the most recent, remove information regarding events that have already occurred, and edit information that requires update - hopefully to make it more useful. Overall, the information is generally the same as it was presented to the City Council in their weekly Council email.
I am moving to this new format in an effort to speed up the time it takes me to prepare the retrospective report and improve up-to-date transparency on relevant issues. Hopefully, it proves more functional, informative, and useful. Your feedback is appreciated!
The Report reads with the most recent first. As always, if you have any questions or comments regarding the Monthly Report, please feel free to contact me via email or phone.
Town of Atherton
As the Council is aware, the M-ALL Project was issued a 30-day extension to finalize the plan details. All work associated with the project has been finished and final turnovers complete.
Staff will be reviewing the facility for necessary modifications and/or additions consistent with our needs. Staff will be removing the right-field temporary fencing (beyond the bullpen) and storing it contiguous with the infield fence line.
2. Meeting with Menlo College / Menlo School
The Mayor and I met with representatives from Menlo College and Menlo School to discuss approaches and outlook for the Cartan Field Improvement Project as well as other use issues at the school and college campus. The primary issues addressed were the neighbor concerns raised by current camp uses as well as future development.
3. Knox Playschool Structure
Here is the link to the June Park Events and Revenue Logs.
2. Caltrain Cameras - Mark Simon
Next week I will be meeting with Mark Simon from Caltrain to discuss the installation of cameras at the rail intersections. On July 16, Transit Police will be doing an education and enforcement campaign at the crossings , including Atherton crossings, letting people know what they should and should not be doing around the rail. Warnings and/or citations may be issued.
Tag(s): Wireless, SFPUC, PG&E, ped, monthly report, M-ALL, iLobby, friday email, ConnectMenlo, Civic Center, Cameras, Budget, bike, animal services, ABAG