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File #: 19-1608    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Study Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/29/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action:
Title: Joint Study Session to Review Proposed FY 2019/20 and FY 2020/21 Biennial Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program Budget Adjustments
Attachments: 1. FY 2019/20 and 2020/21 Proposed Biennial Operating Budget, 2. FY 2019/20 Capital Improvement Program Budget Amendments, 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL
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Joint Study Session to Review Proposed FY 2019/20 and FY 2020/21 Biennial Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program Budget Adjustments

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BACKGROUND
City Charter Section 1302 Budget - Submission to City Council requires that at least thirty-five days prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, or at such prior date thereto determined by the City Council, the City Manager shall submit to the City Council the proposed budget.

On January 31 and February 1, the City Council held a City Council Operational and Strategic Priority Setting Session (Council Priority Setting), in which the City Council Strategic Pillars were adopted. The pillars are as follows and all have a direct impact on the City's Operating Budget.

1. Promote and Enhance Economic and Housing Development
2. Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure
3. Enhance Community Sports and Recreational Assets
4. Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency
5. Ensure Compliance with Measure J and Manage Levi's Stadium
6. Manage Strategically our Workforce Capacity and Resources (previously Maintain Adequate Staffing Levels)
7. Sustainability (new)

In addition, the City Council approved the Budget Principles at the Council Priority Setting which have been included in the proposed budget document http://santaclaraca.gov/home/showdocument?id=63911 (Page 28). The proposed budget as submitted was developed in accordance with these guiding principles. As was proposed by staff and approved by the City Council at the prior year Council Priority Setting, this budget moves from an annual budget to a two-year (biennial) budget.

DISCUSSION
The annual budget serves as a financial plan and operational guide that reflects the policies, goals, and priorities of the City Council and community while at the same time maintaining fiscal stability. The budget incorporates a balanced and responsible approach to meeting the City's short and long-ter...

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