(DISCUSSION/ACTION) Continued review of proposed Dept FY ‘05-‘06 budget, with possibility of modifications
Chief Siffermann prefaced M. Lui’s recap of the budget by saying that he will be trying to ‘re engineer’ the operations of the dept to bring out the message that the dept is about rehabilitation, 2nd chances, accountability. He wants to enhance performance by enhancing evaluations of performance to allow for correction and direction. He wants to develop advancement opportunities in the dept.
He is proposing no cuts in CBO contracts, while he uses this year to review each one for effectiveness and continued relevance.
Changes since Monday the 9th.
They increased their estimated title IV-e $400K, by hiring additional supervising POs and line POs. they have increased budgeted JH OT by $41K.
They are deleting an accounting service work order of $52K; they were going to borrow a half time accountant from the controller’s office to replace the one in the Dept that retired a couple years ago. They will not do this now.
There were other increases in amounts, totaling $968K. that puts the dept $921K over the target, but the Mayor’s budget office has said it will try to allow the dept to waive having to do those reductions.
Comm Rodriguez noted that this revised document does not contain the layoffs that were in the May 9 document. Lui thanked the Mayor’s office for allowing this.
Comm Rodriguez moved, seconded by Comm Stiglich. The question was called and upon roll call vote, the motion carried, 4-0.
Alfredo Bojorquez, Co-chair of the juvenile justice providers association, thanked the commission on their quick action on the budget. He said they support the Chief in his efforts, and invited all interested parties to attend their monthly meetings (next on May 26, 11am-12pm at the Precita Ctr).
He stated that as providers they are still concerned for the tentativeness of annual contracts vs multiple year contracts, for continuity and stability.
Roberto Vargas, RAP Collaborative, supported this budget and thanked the Chief and Commission for no cuts.
M. Lui added that there has been an increase of $300K for facilities maintenance ($85K to replace YGC’s elevator), $120K to fix the roadway at LCRS, and $100K for general maintenance at YGC.