DATE:

 

02/03/03

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-025

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $112,280 from the Texas Department of Health  and amend the City of Laredo’s FTE positions from 2 FTEs to 2.15 FTEs for the Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003.  

INITIATED BY:                                                           STAFF SOURCE:               

Cynthia Collazo                                                              Hector F. Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.

Asst. City Manager                                                         Health Director

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:  On January 27, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.

BACKGROUND:

 

The Texas Department of Health has contracted with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

The mission of the  Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) is to provide effective prevention services to people who have multiple and complex needs which interfere with their ability to adopt and sustain behaviors promoting reduced risk for disease transmission.  The priority target populations to be served shall be (1) young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially men of color; (2) intravenous drug users (IDUs); and (3) sex and needle sharing partners of the populations as specified above.

 

The PHIPP shall utilize a range of activities including interventions to initiate and maintain behavior changes to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, and linkages to medical care and social services and support for remaining in and adhering to care.

 

This contract will amend the City of Laredo’s FTE positions from 2 FTEs to 2.15 FTEs

 

 

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FINANCIAL:   The City of Laredo will receive $112,280 for the Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003.  The revenue account is 226-0000-323-4088 and the expenditure account is 26-6075.

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

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ORDINANCE  NO. 2003-O-025

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $112,280 from the Texas Department of Health AND AMEND THE CITY OF LAREDO’S FTE POSITIONS FROM 2 FTES TO 2.15 FTES for the Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003.  

 

            WHEREAS, the Texas Department of Health (TDH) is contracting with the City of Laredo to provide public health services to residents of Laredo and Webb County through the City of Laredo Health Department, and

 

            WHEREAS, the mission of the  Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP) is to provide effective prevention services to people who have multiple and complex needs which interfere with their ability to adopt and sustain behaviors promoting reduced risk for disease transmission.  The priority target populations to be served shall be (1) young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially men of color; (2) intravenous drug users (IDUs); and (3) sex and needle sharing partners of the populations as specified above;  and

 

            WHEREAS, the PSHIPP shall utilize a range of activities including interventions to initiate and maintain behavior changes to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, and linkages to medical care and social services and support for remaining in and adhering to care; and

 

 

             NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute the contract and accept the grants and their provisions as set forth by the Texas Department of Health.

                       

Section 2:        The City of Laredo accepts additional funds in the amount of $112,280 in additional funds for the Prevention Services for HIV-Infected Persons Project (PSHIP)  of the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Section 3:        Revenue line item 226-0000-323-4088 funded by the Texas Department of

Health is increased from $0 to $112,280.

 

Section 4:        Expenditure line item 226-6075  is increased from $0 to $112,280.

 

Section 5:        The grant will amend the City of Laredo’s FTE positions from 2 FTEs to  2.15 FTEs:  .15 AIDS Program Coordinator, 1 Caseworker and 1 Health Educator Assistant.

 

Section 6:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within the

budget as allowable under the General Provisions of the existing general            

contract with the Texas Department of Health to meet the necessary costs

to accomplish the scope of work for the project.

 

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR

 

ON THIS _________________ DAY OF ________________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

_______________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

_______________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY