City of Laredo, Texas

           Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2002-2003

 

                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

BUDGET MESSAGE

            City Manager’s Budget Message................................................................................. i

           

INTRODUCTION

            Budget Policy & Guidelines.......................................................................................... 1

            Budget Ordinance........................................................................................................ 9

            Tax Ordinance  ………………………………………………………………………11

 

BUDGET SUMMARY

 

            City Organizational Chart ............................................................................................ 13

            Graphs - Consolidated Budget..................................................................................... 14

            Consolidated Budget................................................................................................... 17

            Consolidated Capital Projects...................................................................................... 18

            Analysis of Property Tax Levy and Collections............................................................. 19

            Graph – Tax Rate History............................................................................................ 20

 

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS

 

GENERAL FUND     ………………………………………………………………………21

Graphs - General Fund Revenues & Expenditures.................................................................... 22

General Fund Summary………………………………………………………………………25

General Fund Revenues Summary............................................................................................ 26

General Fund Expenditures Summary....................................................................................... 31

Major Funding Changes........................................................................................................... 44

Capital Outlay………………………………………………………………………………. 47

Mayor & city council................................................................................................ 49

City Manager’s Office............................................................................................... 51

            Administration............................................................................................................. 52

            Internal Audit............................................................................................................... 53

            Public Information Office............................................................................................. 54

            Customer Service........................................................................................................ 55

            City Hall Maintenance.................................................................................................. 57

Budget Department..................................................................................................... 59

Municipal Court........................................................................................................... 63

Building Inspections Department....................................................................... 67

City Attorney’s Office.............................................................................................. 69

City Secretary’s Office............................................................................................. 73

Tax Department............................................................................................................. 77

Financial Services Department............................................................................ 81

            Accounting.................................................................................................................. 82

            Purchasing................................................................................................................... 88

            Accounts Payable........................................................................................................ 89

Administrative Services Department................................................................ 91

            Personnel ................................................................................................................... 92

            Civil Service................................................................................................................ 94

            Retirees....................................................................................................................... 96

            Training....................................................................................................................... 97

Planning Department................................................................................................ 99

            Planning....................................................................................................................... 100

            Section 112................................................................................................................. 103

Engineering Department.......................................................................................... 105

            Administration............................................................................................................. 106

            Design, Drafting & Surveying....................................................................................... 108

            Construction Inspection............................................................................................... 110

Police Department……………………………………………………………………113

            Police   ………………………………………………………………………………114

            Civilians....................................................................................................................... 116

            Autotheft Grant Match................................................................................................. 117

Fire Department............................................................................................................ 119

            Fire      ………………………………………………………………………………120

            EMS    ………………………………………………………………………………122

            Civilians....................................................................................................................... 124

            Prevention & Arson..................................................................................................... 126

            Airport Fire................................................................................................................. 128

            In-House Training........................................................................................................ 130

            International Training.................................................................................................... 131

Traffic Department.................................................................................................... 133

            Administration............................................................................................................. 134

            Street Lighting............................................................................................................. 137

PUBLIC WORKS.................................................................................................................. 139

            Administration............................................................................................................. 140

            Street Maintenance...................................................................................................... 142

            Street Construction...................................................................................................... 144

            Street Cleaning............................................................................................................ 145

            Creek Maintenance..................................................................................................... 147

            Building Rehabilitation.................................................................................................. 149

            Warehouse.................................................................................................................. 152

            City Hall Maintenance.................................................................................................. 153

Parks and Recreation Department..................................................................... 155

            Administration............................................................................................................. 156

            Parks   ………………………………………………………………………………157

            Recreation................................................................................................................... 159

            Recreation Centers...................................................................................................... 162

            Cemetery.................................................................................................................... 164

Library Department.................................................................................................... 167

                Library (3140)............................................................................................................. 168

            Non Profit Management & Volunteer Center (3141).................................................... 169

            Library (3510)............................................................................................................. 170

            Santo Nino.................................................................................................................. 173

            Bruni Plaza.................................................................................................................. 176

            Bookmobile................................................................................................................. 179

            Non Profit Management & Volunteer Center................................................................ 182

telecommunications department...................................................................... 185

Management Information Systems Department......................................... 187

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT...................................................................................... 191

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 192

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 198

            Administration............................................................................................................. 199

            Housing Rehabilitation.................................................................................................. 201

            Code Enforcement....................................................................................................... 203

            Graffiti Removal........................................................................................................... 205

Ladrillera Recreation Center ....................................................................................... 206

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 207

 

HOUSING REHABILITATION......................................................................................... 209

            Fund  Summary........................................................................................................... 210

            Administration............................................................................................................. 211

           

MINERAL LEASES............................................................................................................ 213

            Fund  Summary........................................................................................................... 214

           

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.................................................... 215

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 216

            Home Program............................................................................................................ 219

           

EMERGENCY SHELTER.................................................................................................. 221

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 222

 

AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE............................................................................................ 223

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 224

            Auto Theft Task Force................................................................................................ 226

           

FINANCIAL TASK FORCE............................................................................................... 229

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 230

            Financial Task Force................................................................................................... 232

 

NARCOTICS TASK FORCE.............................................................................................. 237

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 238

            Narcotics Task Force.................................................................................................. 240

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 241

 

HEALTH        ………………………………………………………………………………243

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 244

            Administration/Support Services.................................................................................. 247

            Health Education Services............................................................................................ 250

            Vital Statistics.............................................................................................................. 255

            Preventive Health Services/Maternal & Child Health .................................................... 257

            Preventive Health Services/Immunization Program........................................................ 260

            Preventive Health Services/Tuberculosis Elimination Program........................................ 262

            Preventive Health Services/Adult Health Program (La Familia)...................................... 266

            Preventive Health Services/Dental Health Services........................................................ 268

            Laboratory Services.................................................................................................... 272

            Health  Registration/Billing........................................................................................... 274

Environmental Health Services .................................................................................... 278

            Animal Control............................................................................................................ 281

            BCCCP...................................................................................................................... 283

            Preventive Health Services/WIC Program.................................................................... 285

            Health Education Services/HIV/AIDS Program............................................................ 289

            Child Health Insurance Pilot Program........................................................................... 292

            Mosquito Abatement................................................................................................... 294

 

SPECIAL POLICE PROGRAMS....................................................................................... 295

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 296

            Special Police Programs.............................................................................................. 298

           

LAREDO BORDER VIOLENCE....................................................................................... 301

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 302

 

INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE........................................................................... 303

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 304

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 305

            Infrastructure Maintenance........................................................................................... 306

 

STREET CLOSING............................................................................................................. 311

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 312

            Street Closing.............................................................................................................. 313

            Real Estate.................................................................................................................. 314

                Code Enforcement Non-CDBG................................................................................... 316

 

AIRPORT      ………………………………………………………………………………317

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 318

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 320

            Administration............................................................................................................. 322

            Building Maintenance................................................................................................... 324

            Ground Maintenance................................................................................................... 325

            Control Tower............................................................................................................. 326

            Aiport Police............................................................................................................... 327

            Foreign Trade Zone..................................................................................................... 328

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 329

 

CIVIC CENTER................................................................................................................... 331

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 332

            Civic Center Operation................................................................................................ 333

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 335

 

HOTEL-MOTEL.................................................................................................................. 337

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 338

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 340

            Hotel-Motel Legal Requirement................................................................................... 341

 

VETERAN’S FIELD............................................................................................................ 343

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 344

            Veteran’s Field  .......................................................................................................... 345

 

PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL............................................................................................ 347

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 348

            Public Access Channel................................................................................................. 349

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 351

           

MERCADO MANAGEMENT........................................................................................... 353

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 354

            Mercado Management................................................................................................. 355

           

RECREATION..................................................................................................................... 357

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 358

 

N.P.D.E.S       ………………………………………………………………………………359

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 360

            Environmental Engineering............................................................................................ 362

            Administration............................................................................................................. 364

            Storm Water............................................................................................................... 365

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 366

 

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU........................................................................... 367

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 368

            Administration............................................................................................................. 369

            Marketing.................................................................................................................... 370

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 372

 

PARKING METERS........................................................................................................... 373

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 374

            Parking Meters............................................................................................................ 375

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 377

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.............................................................................................. 379

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 380

            Hazardous Materials.................................................................................................... 381

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 384

 

SPORTS & COMMUNITY VENUE.................................................................................. 385

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 386

                Sales Tax Fund Summary        

 

NOISE ABATEMENT LEASE PROGRAM..................................................................... 387

                Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 388

            Noise Abatement......................................................................................................... 389

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 391

 

DEBT SERVICE.................................................................................................................. 393

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 394

            2002-2003 General Obligation & Tax Supported Debt Service Summary..................... 396

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 397

 

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.................................................................................... 399

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 400

 

PROPRIETARY FUNDS

 

BRIDGE SYSTEM.............................................................................................................. 403

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 404

            Bridge Debt Service.................................................................................................... 406

Major Funding Changes .............................................................................................. 407

            Bridge  Operations..................................................................................................... 408

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING..................................................................................................... 411

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 412

            Airport Housing (Jose Flores Apartments).................................................................... 414

            Housing West Laredo (Tomas Flores Apartments)....................................................... 414

            Lease Purchase Program............................................................................................. 415

            Condominium Complex............................................................................................... 416

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 418

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT..................................................................................... 419

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 420

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 422

            Administration............................................................................................................. 423

            Creek Cleaning............................................................................................................ 424

            Sanitation.................................................................................................................... 425

            Landfill ………………………………………………………………………………427

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 429

 

WATER SYSTEM................................................................................................................ 431

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 432

            Water Debt Service..................................................................................................... 435

            Water Minor Corrective Maintenance.......................................................................... 436

            Water Availability........................................................................................................ 437

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 438

            Administration............................................................................................................. 439

            Engineering.................................................................................................................. 440

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 442

 

SEWER SYSTEM................................................................................................................ 443

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 444

            Sewer Debt Service..................................................................................................... 446

            Sewer Minor Corrective Maintenance.......................................................................... 447

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 448

            Administration............................................................................................................. 449

            Wastewater Treatment................................................................................................. 450

            Wastewater Collection................................................................................................. 451

 

FLEET MANAGEMENT.................................................................................................... 453

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 454

            Maintenance ............................................................................................................... 455

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 457

 

RISK MANAGEMENT...................................................................................................... 459

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 460

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 461

            Risk Management........................................................................................................ 462

 

HEALTH AND BENEFITS................................................................................................. 465

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 466

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 467

            Self-Insurance ............................................................................................................ 468

            Employee Wellness...................................................................................................... 470

 

FIDUCIARY FUNDS

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY TRUST FUND................................................................. 473

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 474

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 475

 

POLICE HEALTH FUND................................................................................................... 477

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 478

 

POLICE TRUST FUND....................................................................................................... 479

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 480

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 481

 

CANSECO ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND...................................................................... 483

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 484

 

CITY ANNUITY................................................................................................................... 485

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 486

            Retirees....................................................................................................................... 487

 

OTHER FUNDS

 

TRANSIT       ………………………………………………………………………………491

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 492

            Building/Grounds Maintenance (5430)......................................................................... 501

            Transit Center Facility.................................................................................................. 502

            Operations – Fixed Route............................................................................................ 503

            Operations - Para Transit............................................................................................. 505

            El Lift - Para Transit.................................................................................................... 506

            Maintenance – Fixed Route......................................................................................... 507

            Maintenance – Para Transit.......................................................................................... 508

            Training & Safety......................................................................................................... 509

            Building/Grounds Maintenance (5830)......................................................................... 510

            Bus Stops/Shelters....................................................................................................... 511

            Vehicle Maintenance.................................................................................................... 512

            Non-Vehicle Maintenance........................................................................................... 513

            Administration............................................................................................................. 514

            Planning....................................................................................................................... 515

            Marketing.................................................................................................................... 516

            Customer Service........................................................................................................ 517

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 518

 

CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS

 

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS............................................................................. 519

            Noise Abatement......................................................................................................... 520

            Benavides-Herrera...................................................................................................... 522

            New Fire Stations........................................................................................................ 523

            Fire Training Facility.................................................................................................... 524

            2000 A Certificate of Obligation.................................................................................. 525

            1998 Certificate of Obligation...................................................................................... 526

            Colonias Project.......................................................................................................... 528

            Arena Construction...................................................................................................... 529

            Ryan St. Railroad Bridge Conversion........................................................................... 530

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND................................................................................ 531

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 532

           

OTHER CONSTRUCTION FUNDS.................................................................................. 537

            Airport Construction Fund........................................................................................... 538

            Bridge Construction..................................................................................................... 542

            Fourth Bridge Construction.......................................................................................... 543

            Water Operational Construction................................................................................... 545

            Water Bond Construction Projects............................................................................... 546

            Sewer Operational Construction.................................................................................. 551

            Sewer Bond Construction Projects.............................................................................. 552

           

CIP SUMMARY

 

            Introduction................................................................................................................. 557

            CIP FY2002-2003..................................................................................................... 561

            CIP FY2003-2007..................................................................................................... 575

           

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

               

            Full Time Equivalent Positions FY1998-00 to FY2002-03........................................... 581

            Approved New Positions, Deletions, Reclassifications & Transfers for FY2002-2003…………………611

            Approved New Positions, Deletions, Reclassifications & Transfers for FY2001-2002…………………621

                Employment History.................................................................................................... 625

            Statistics Table

                        Table 1-General Governmental Tax Revenues by Source.................................. 631

                        Table 2-Property Tax Levies and Collections................................................... 632

                        Table 3-Assessed & Estimated Actual Value of Taxable Property.................... 633

                        Table 4-Property Tax Rates-Direct & Overlapping Governments..................... 634

                        Table 5-Special Assessments Billings and Collections....................................... 635

                        Table 6-Computation of Legal Debt Margin..................................................... 636

                        Table 7-Computation of Direct & Overlapping Debt........................................ 637

                        Table 8-Demographic Statistics Last Three Census.......................................... 638

                        Table 9-Demographic Statistics ....................................................................... 639

                        Table 10-Demographic Statistics-Growth Indicators......................................... 640

                        Table 11-Principal Taxpayers.......................................................................... 641

                        Table 12-Principal Employers.......................................................................... 642

                        Table 13-Principal Water Consumers............................................................... 643

                        Table 14-Miscellaneous Statistics

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            Glossary...................................................................................................................... 649