Administration Responses to Budget Proposals and Questions FY 2019-21

During the Budget Process the Administration responds to questions raised by Councilmembers and, on occasion to budget proposals submitted to for consideration. This is a compilation of these responses.


Response to Council President’s Proposed Budget Amendments (PDF)

Council President Rebecca Kaplan published proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-21 Proposed Budget on May 31, 2019. The Council President’s Proposed Budget is scheduled to be heard at a Special Session of the City Council on June 10, 2019. The Council President did not provide this document to the Finance Department prior to making it public, as required by Ordinance No. 13487 C.M.S., also known as the Consolidated Fiscal Policy (CFP)1. Thus, the Council President’s Budget Proposal has numerous technical errors, misuses restricted funds, and violates various City and State laws. This memorandum summarizes the significant deficiencies that the Finance Department identified in the Council President’s Proposed Budget amendments.