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R-11126 approving the 2020-21 Financial Plan Supplement and Budget Appropriations.docxR 11126 RESOLUTION NO. 11126 (2020 SERIES) A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA APPROVING THE 2020-21 FINANCIAL PLAN SUPPLEMENT AND BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS WHEREAS, in accordance with San Luis Obispo Charter Section 802, the City Manager submitted the 2019-21 Financial Plan to the Council for review and consideration consistent with budget policies and objectives established by the Council; and WHEREAS, the City Council adopted the 2019-21 Financial Plan on June 4, 2019 and appropriated the budget for 2019-20; and WHEREAS, the City Council adopted the 2019-20 and 2020-21 water and sewer rates on June 16, 2019: and WHEREAS, City staff prepared the 2020-21 budget with appropriate revisions and adjustments from the adopted budget to address changes in revenue assumptions, work program needs, and community priorities; and WHEREAS, based on public input, the City Council directed staff to augment the funding allocation for diversity and inclusivity; and WHEREAS, the 2020-21 Budget is now ready for consideration and appropriation: and WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 10616 on May 19, 2015 requiring annual prepayment of industrial users permit fees for the City Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems; and WHEREAS, on June 18, 2019, the City Council approved a two-year increase for water and sewer rates in accordance with Proposition 218; and WHEREAS, more transactions are occurring electronically, and the City’s fee schedules do not currently recover the roughly proportional costs associated with Credit Card transactions and the City General Fund has incurred substantial costs for this service; and WHEREAS, the City desires to include in the applicable fees for the reimbursement of credit card cost; and WHEREAS, the City of San Luis Obispo also adjusts its fee schedule annually to include increases per the consumer price index; and WHEREAS, staffing costs make up a significant portion of the City’s budget and short and long-term savings may be realized through voluntary turnover allowing thoughtful reorganization and reassessment of staffing needs. Resolution No. 11126 (2020 Series) Page 2 R 11126 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the City of San Luis Obispo as follows: SECTION 1. The 2020-21 Financial Plan Supplement and budget is hereby approved and that the operating, debt service, and capital improvement plan budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021 is hereby appropriated as presented in the 2019-20 Financial Plan Supplement – 2020-21 Budget. SECTION 2. The City Manager is hereby delegated authority to allocate funds from assigned fund balances where assignment of funds for an intended use was previously approved by the Council. SECTION 3. The City’s adopted fee schedule is hereby adjusted by 0.7%1 which reflects the All Urban Consumer Price Index, Los Angeles area from April 201 9-April 2020 and by fee increases to recover applicable credit card fees. SECTION 4. The City Council authorizes the Utilities Director to defer approved water and sewer rate increases for 2020-21 to be reconsidered in October 2020. SECTION 5. The City Council approves suspending Class 1 and Class 2 industrial user permit fees in 20-21. SECTION 6. The City Council approves allocating an additional $140,000 for a total of $160,000 to the Human Relations program to support diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. 1 https://www.bls.gov/regions/west/news-release/consumerpriceindex_losangeles.htm#chart1 Resolution No. 11126 (2020 Series) Page 3 R 11126 SECTION 6. Council authorizes the City Manager to adopt and implement a limited duration Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program with authority to modify as necessary to complete the meet and confer process while achieving budgetary savings. Upon motion of Council Member Pease, seconded by City Council Member Christianson, and on the following roll call vote: AYES: Council Member Christianson, Pease, Stewart, Vice Mayor Gomez and Mayor Harmon NOES: None ABSENT: None The foregoing resolution was adopted this 2nd day of June 2020. ______________________________ Mayor Heidi Harmon ATTEST: Teresa Purrington, City Clerk APPROVED: Christine Dietrick, City Attorney IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, on _____________________. ____________________________________ Teresa Purrington City Clerk