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02/25/1992196 City Council Minutes Page 2 Tuesday, February 25, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. City Staff Present: John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, Ken Hampian, Assistant City Administrative Officer, Jeff Jorgensen, City Attorney; Kim Condon, Assistant City Clerk; Arnold Jonas, Community Development Director, Bill Staffer, Finance Director, Bob Neumann, Fire Chief; Jim Gardiner, Police Chief; Jim Stockton, Recreation Director, Bill Hetiand, Utilities Director, Deb Hossli, Administrative Analyst PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Mayor Pro -tem Penny Rappa presiding. There was no public comment. CONSENT AGENDA C -1 PROMOTIONAL GRANT (File No. 1011) Moved by Roalman /Pinard (4-0-1, Mayor Dunin absent), approved a recommendation from the Promotional Coordinating Committee to award a $4,000 grant to the Economic Opportunity Commission on behalf of the Mystic Krewe of Karnival from their Grants -in -Aid reserve to help defray costs of the annual Mardi Gras Parade and authorized the Mayor to execute a grant agreement with the EOC on behalf of the Krewe of Karnival for $4,000 as recommended. Mayor Dunin arrived at the meeting at 7:04 p.m. - COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS There were no Council Liaison Reports. BUSINESS ITEM 1. MID -YEAR BUDGET REVIEW FOR 1991/92 (File No. 233) Council considered the Mid -Year Budget Review report which outlined the City's current financial condition. John Dunn, City Administrative Officer, gave a brief overview of the City's financial condition. Bill Statler, Finance Director, reviewed the specific cuts and expenditures including budget reductions of $875,800 in 1991 -92 and $841,700 in 1992 -93 for a total of $1,717,500. Mid -year budget requests for operating programs in the amount of $107,600 in 1991 -92 and $127,000 in 1992 -93 were also considered. General Fund revenues will fall short of what were modest revenue projections and this necessitated the significant expenditure reductions being recommended tonight. He explained that there are many uncertainties facing the city in the economic future and that the recovery of the State economy and the State's own budget difficulties might further impact the city's own Financial forecast. Councilman Reiss said he did not see significant "belt tightening" in operating programs and asked for a more specific rundown on those cuts. He also expressed concern that due to pending litigation, the $1,300,000 PERS refund might have to be returned. He reminded staff that many of the programs listed as savings would not have come to pass even if we were not making budget cuts. John Dunn reminded Council that the General Fund budget much leaner than it has been in the last several years. He said there could be further "belt - tightening" but not much before it would mean cutting services and personnel. 197 1 City Council Meeting Page 3 Tuesday, February 25, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. Mayor Dunin agreed with Councilman Reiss regarding "belt- tightening" and asked for examples of specific items reduced in operating budgets. Councilwoman Pinard felt the "belt- tightening" cuts were not proportionately significant to the overall operating budget of $30 million -plus. Councilman Roalman saw no reason to look for excess fat where there is none and commended staff for their efforts. After discussion, moved by Pinard /Roalman. (5 -0), Council received and filed the Mid -Year Budget Review for 1991 -92. Further, moved by Roalman /Pinard (5 -0) to approve reductions in currently budgeted expenditures of $875,000 in 1991 -92 and $841,700 In 1992 -93, and moved by Roalman /Reiss (5 -0) mid -year budget requests for operating programs in the amount of $107,600 in 1991 -92 and $127,000 in 1992 -93 approved as recommended. COMMUNICATIONS C -1. Councilman Roalman reported that Governor Wilson has proposed diverting 5(1746 of revenues received by the Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Program (D.A.T.E.) from the 25 -cents -per pack tax imposed by Proposition 99 to other state programs. Council directed staff to prepare a resolution opposing the diversion of Proposition 99 funds from anti- tobacco education for their consideration at a future meeting. There being no further business to come before the City Council, Mayor Dunin adjourned the meeting at 8:10 P.M. APPROVED BY COUNCIL: 3/17/92 :klc ROLL CALL Councilmembers MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1992 - 7:00 P.M. SAN LUIS OBISPO VETERAN'S MEMORIAL BUILDING 801 GRAND AVENUE, SAN LUIS OBISPO Present: Councilmembers Peg Pinard, Penny Rappa, Jerry Reiss, Bill Roalman and Mayor Dunin ' Absent: None