City of Laredo, Texas

Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

 

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

            Consolidated Budget................................................................................................... 14

            Consolidated Revenues (graph).................................................................................... 16

            Consolidated Expenditures (graph)............................................................................... 17

            Consolidated Revenues by Fund Type (graph)............................................................. 18

            Consolidated Expenditures by Fund Type (graph)........................................................ 19

            Analysis of Property Tax Levy and Collections............................................................. 20

            Ten Year Tax Rate History (graph).............................................................................. 21

           

GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS

 

GENERAL FUND    ........................................................................................................... 25

General Fund Revenues (graph)............................................................................................... 26

General Fund Expenditures (graph).......................................................................................... 27

General Fund Revenues & Expenditures Summary (graph)....................................................... 28

General Fund Summary                                                                                                            29

General Fund Revenues........................................................................................................... 30

General Fund Expenditures...................................................................................................... 36

Major Funding Changes........................................................................................................... 53

Capital Outlay  ....................................................................................................................... 56

Mayor & city council................................................................................................ 57

City Manager’s Office............................................................................................... 59

            Administration............................................................................................................. 60

            Internal Audit............................................................................................................... 61

            Real Estate.................................................................................................................. 64

            Public Information Office............................................................................................. 66

            Customer Service........................................................................................................ 68

            City Hall Maintenance.................................................................................................. 70

Budget Department..................................................................................................... 73

Municipal Court........................................................................................................... 77

City Attorney’s Office.............................................................................................. 81

City Secretary’s Office............................................................................................. 85

Tax Department............................................................................................................. 89

Financial Services Department............................................................................ 93

            Accounting.................................................................................................................. 94

            Purchasing................................................................................................................... 100

            Accounts Payable........................................................................................................ 102

Administrative Services Department................................................................ 105

            Personnel ................................................................................................................... 106

            Civil Service................................................................................................................ 108

            Retirees....................................................................................................................... 110

            Training....................................................................................................................... 111

PLANNING/BUILDING Department............................................................................. 113

            Planning....................................................................................................................... 114

            Section 112................................................................................................................. 116

            Building....................................................................................................................... 118

Police Department....................................................................................................... 121

            Police   ....................................................................................................................... 122

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

            LISD SRO Program.................................................................................................... 126

Fire Department............................................................................................................ 127

            Fire      ....................................................................................................................... 128

            EMS    ....................................................................................................................... 130

            Civilians....................................................................................................................... 132

            Prevention & Arson..................................................................................................... 134

            Airport Fire................................................................................................................. 136

            In-House Training........................................................................................................ 138

            International Training.................................................................................................... 140

Traffic Department.................................................................................................... 143

            Administration............................................................................................................. 144

            Street Lighting............................................................................................................. 147

Engineering/PUBLIC WORKS Department............................................................ 149

            Engineering Administration........................................................................................... 150

            Design, Drafting & Surveying....................................................................................... 152

            Construction Inspection............................................................................................... 154

            PW Administration...................................................................................................... 156

            Street Maintenance...................................................................................................... 158

            Street Construction...................................................................................................... 160

            Street Cleaning............................................................................................................ 161

            Creek Maintenance..................................................................................................... 163

            Building Rehabilitation.................................................................................................. 165

            Warehouse.................................................................................................................. 167

            City Hall Maintenance.................................................................................................. 168

Parks and Recreation Department..................................................................... 169

            Administration............................................................................................................. 170

            Parks   ....................................................................................................................... 171

            Recreation................................................................................................................... 173

            Recreation Centers...................................................................................................... 174

            Cemetery.................................................................................................................... 176

 

           

Library Department................................................................................................................. 179

                Library ....................................................................................................................... 180

            Santo Nino.................................................................................................................. 183

            Bruni Plaza.................................................................................................................. 187

            Bookmobile................................................................................................................. 190

            Non Profit Management & Volunteer Center................................................................ 193

telecommunications department...................................................................... 195

Management Information Systems Department......................................... 199

 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS.......................................................................................... 203

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT...................................................................................... 205

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 206

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 211

            Performance Measures

                        Administration................................................................................................. 212

                        Housing Rehabilitation...................................................................................... 214

                        Code Enforcement........................................................................................... 216

                        Graffiti Removal............................................................................................... 218

            Affordable Housing-Home Grant..................................................................... 219

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 220

 

HOUSING REHABILITATION......................................................................................... 221

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 223

           

MINERAL LEASES............................................................................................................ 225

            Fund  Summary........................................................................................................... 226

           

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.................................................... 227

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 228

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 231

           

EMERGENCY SHELTER.................................................................................................. 233

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 234

 

AUTO THEFT TASK FORCE............................................................................................ 235

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 236

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 238

           

FINANCIAL TASK FORCE............................................................................................... 241

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 242

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 244

 

NARCOTICS TASK FORCE.............................................................................................. 249

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 250

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 252

 

 

HEALTH        ....................................................................................................................... 253

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 254

                Performance Measures

                        Administration/Support Services...................................................................... 257

                        Health Education Services................................................................................ 259

                        Vital Statistics.................................................................................................. 264

                        Health Registration/Billing................................................................................. 266

                        Preventive Health Services/Maternal & Child Health ........................................ 270

                        Preventive Health Services/Immunization Program............................................ 273

                        Preventive Health Services/Tuberculosis Elimination Program............................ 275

                        Preventive Health Services/Adult Health Program (La Familia).......................... 279

                        Preventive Health Services/Dental Health Services............................................ 281

                        Laboratory Services........................................................................................ 285

                        Environmental Health Services ........................................................................ 287

                        Animal Control................................................................................................ 290

                        Health Education Services/HIV/AIDS Program................................................ 292

                        Hepatitis C...................................................................................................... 295

                        Child Health Insurance Pilot Program............................................................... 296

                        BCCCP.......................................................................................................... 298

                        Preventive Health Services/WIC Program........................................................ 300

                        Mosquito Abatement....................................................................................... 304

                        Border Health/Bioterrorism.............................................................................. 305

 

SPECIAL POLICE PROGRAMS....................................................................................... 307

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 308

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 310

 

LAREDO BORDER VIOLENCE....................................................................................... 313

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 314

           

INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE........................................................................... 315

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 316

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 317

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 318

 

STREET CLOSING............................................................................................................. 323

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 324

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 325

                       

AIRPORT      ....................................................................................................................... 329

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 330

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 332

            Performance Measures

                        Administration................................................................................................. 334

                        Building Maintenance....................................................................................... 336

                        Ground Maintenance....................................................................................... 337

                        Control Tower................................................................................................. 339

                        Aiport Police................................................................................................... 341

                        Foreign Trade Zone......................................................................................... 343

           

CIVIC CENTER................................................................................................................... 345

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 346

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 347

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 349

 

HOTEL-MOTEL.................................................................................................................. 351

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 352

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 354

            Hotel-Motel Legal Requirement................................................................................... 355

 

VETERAN’S FIELD............................................................................................................ 357

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 359

 

PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL............................................................................................ 361

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 362

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 363

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 365

           

MERCADO MANAGEMENT........................................................................................... 367

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 369

           

RECREATION..................................................................................................................... 371

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 372

 

N.P.D.E.S       ....................................................................................................................... 373

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 375                             

                       

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU........................................................................... 379

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 382

                       

PARKING METERS........................................................................................................... 387

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

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 389

           

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.............................................................................................. 391

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 392

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 393

           

FAA NOISE ABATEMENT................................................................................................ 397

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 398

 

SPORTS & COMMUNITY VENUE.................................................................................. 401

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 402

 

SPORTS & COMMUNITY VENUE DEBT SERVICE.................................................... 403

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

 

NOISE ABATEMENT LEASE PROGRAM..................................................................... 405

                Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 406

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 407

               

POLICE TRUST FUND....................................................................................................... 409

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 410

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 411

 

DEBT SERVICE FUND .................................................................................................... 413

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 414

            2003-2004 General Obligation & Tax Supported Debt Service Summary..................... 416

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 417

 

PERMANENT FUND......................................................................................................... 419

CANSECO ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND...................................................................... 421

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 422

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND............................................................................................ 423

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.................................................................................... 425

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 426

 

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND................................................................................ 429

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 430

 

PASEO DEL ANTIGUO LAREDO.................................................................................... 437

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 438

 

BENAVIDES-HERRERA FUND....................................................................................... 439

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 440

 

AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION............................................................................................ 441

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 442

 

2000A CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION........................................................................ 447

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 448

 

1998 CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION........................................................................... 449

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 450

 

COLONIAS PROJECT....................................................................................................... 453

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

 

ARENA CONSTRUCTION................................................................................................ 455

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 456

 

RYAN ST. RAILROAD....................................................................................................... 457

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 458

 

STREETS OF LAREDO URBAN MALL.......................................................................... 459

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

 

2002 CERTIFICATE OF OBLIGATION........................................................................... 461

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 462

 

2003 CO ISSUE.................................................................................................................... 463

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 464

                       

PROPRIETARY FUNDS

 

ENTERPRISE FUNDS....................................................................................................... 465

BRIDGE SYSTEM.............................................................................................................. 467

            Fund Summary Operations.......................................................................................... 468

            Bridge Construction..................................................................................................... 470

            Bridge Construction 2002............................................................................................ 471

            Fourth Bridge Construction.......................................................................................... 472

            Bridge System Debt Service........................................................................................ 474

Major Funding Changes .............................................................................................. 475

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 476

 

TRANSIT       ....................................................................................................................... 479

            Sales Tax Summary..................................................................................................... 480

            Laredo Metro Summary.............................................................................................. 481

            Transit Center Facility.................................................................................................. 484

            Transit Capital Grants.................................................................................................. 485

            Performance Measures

                        Building/Grounds Maintenance (5430)............................................................. 489

                        Transit Center Facility...................................................................................... 490

                        Operations – Fixed Route................................................................................ 491

                        Operations - Para Transit................................................................................. 493

                        El Lift - Para Transit........................................................................................ 494

                        Maintenance – Fixed Route............................................................................. 495

                        Maintenance – Para Transit.............................................................................. 496

                        Training & Safety............................................................................................. 497

                        Building/Grounds Maintenance (5830)............................................................. 498

                        Bus Stops/Shelters........................................................................................... 499

                        General Administration..................................................................................... 500

                        Planning........................................................................................................... 501

                        Marketing........................................................................................................ 502

                        Customer Service............................................................................................ 503

                Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 504

 

MUNICIPAL HOUSING..................................................................................................... 505

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 506

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 508

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 512

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT..................................................................................... 513

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 514

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 516

            Performance Measures

                        Administration................................................................................................. 517

                        Creek Cleaning................................................................................................ 518

                        Sanitation........................................................................................................ 519

                        Landfill............................................................................................................ 521

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 523

 

WATER SYSTEM................................................................................................................ 525

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 526

            Operational Construction............................................................................................. 529

            Water Availability........................................................................................................ 530

            Major Corrective Maintenance.................................................................................... 531

            Water Debt Service..................................................................................................... 532

            Water Bonds............................................................................................................... 533

                        1993 Water Bond

                        1994 Water Bond

                        1997 Water Bond

                        1999 Water Bond

                        2000 Water Bond

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 539

            Performance Measures

                        Administration................................................................................................. 540

                        Engineering...................................................................................................... 541

                        Utility Compliance........................................................................................... 543

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 545

 

LAREDO WATER CORPORATION................................................................................ 547

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 548

           

SEWER SYSTEM................................................................................................................ 549

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 550

            Sewer Operational Construction.................................................................................. 552

            Major Corrective Maintenance.................................................................................... 553

            Sewer Debt Service..................................................................................................... 554

            Sewer Bonds............................................................................................................... 555

                        1992 Sewer Bond

                        1994 Sewer Bond

                        1998 Sewer Bond

                        2000 Sewer Bond

                        2003 Sewer Bond

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 561

            Performance Measures

                        Administration................................................................................................. 562

                        Wastewater Treatment..................................................................................... 563

                        Utility Compliance........................................................................................... 564

                        City Managed Employees................................................................................ 566

                        Wastewater Collection..................................................................................... 567

                Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 568

 

FIDUCIARY FUNDS

 

PENSION TRUST FUND.................................................................................................. 569

POLICE HEALTH FUND................................................................................................... 571

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 572

 

INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS......................................................................................... 573

FLEET MANAGEMENT.................................................................................................... 575

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 576

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 577

           

RISK MANAGEMENT...................................................................................................... 579

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 580

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 581

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 582

 

HEALTH AND BENEFITS................................................................................................. 585

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 586

            Major Funding Changes............................................................................................... 587

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 588

                       

PRIVATE-PURPOSE TRUST FUND............................................................................... 593

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY TRUST FUND................................................................. 595

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 596

            Capital Outlay............................................................................................................. 597

 

AGENCY FUND.................................................................................................................. 599

CITY ANNUITY................................................................................................................... 601

            Fund Summary............................................................................................................ 602

            Performance Measures................................................................................................ 603

           

CIP SUMMARY

 

            CIP FY2003-2004 Write Up...................................................................................... 607

                CIP FY2004-2008 Final Funding................................................................................ 621

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

 

            Approved FTE FY03-04............................................................................................ 627

            Approved New Positions, Deletions & Transfers FY03-04.......................................... 657

            Recap Position Changes FY02-03............................................................................... 662

            Employment History by Activity................................................................................... 665

            Statistic Tables............................................................................................................ 671

                        Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Table 4, Table 5, Table 6, Table 7, Table 8, Table 9,                                   

                        Table 10, Table 11, Table 12, Table 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 13-5

            Glossary  689