DATE:

 

2/03/03

SUBJECT: FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-026

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $199,854 from the Texas Department of Health and amending the City of Laredoís FTE positions from 3.35 FTEs to 3.32 FTEs for theHIV Prevention Project 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 HIV Prevention Project will conduct human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention activities to ensure HIV prevention services are provided to persons at greatest risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection as identified through the HIV prevention community planning process.Strategies to accomplish the projectís goals shall demonstrate cost-effectiveness, innovation, coordination, and collaboration.

 

The purpose of the HIV Prevention Project is to assist to:

 

  • Prevent the transmission of HIV or reduce the number of new HIV infections;
  • Increase the number of persons who know their HIV status;
  • Reduce associated morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons and their partners by assuring referral to medical, social, and prevention services; and
  • Initiate needed HIV prevention services accordingto the HIV Prevention Area Action Plan (AAP) for the qualifying counties.

 

In addition, the City of Laredoís FTE positions will be amended from 3.35 FTEs to 3.32 FTEs.

 

The project will serve qualifying residents in the Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb and Zapata Counties.

 

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FINANCIAL:The City of Laredo will receive $199,854 in funds for the HIV Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department.The revenue account is 226-0000-323-4046and expenditure account is 226-6070.

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

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ORDINANCE†† NO. 2003-O-026

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating revenues and expenditures in the amount of $199,854 from the Texas Department of Health AND AMENDING THE CITY OF LAREDOíS FTE POSITIONS FROM 3.35 FTEs to 3.32 ftes††††††††††† for theHIV Prevention Project 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 HIV Prevention Project will conduct conduct human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention activities to ensure HIV prevention services are provided to persons at greatest risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection as identified through the HIV prevention community planning process.Strategies to accomplish the projectís goals shall demonstrate cost-effectiveness, innovation, coordination, and collaboration;and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS,†† the purpose of the HIV Prevention Project is to assist to:

 

 

 

WHEREAS,the project will serve qualifying residents in the Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb and Zapata Counties.

 

 

††††††††††† 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 grant and the provisions as set forth by the Texas Department of Health.

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Section 2:††††††† The City of Laredo accepts funds in the amount of $199,854 for the HIV Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Section 3:††††††† Revenue line item 226-0000-323-4046 funded by the Texas Department of

Health is increased from $0 to $199,854.

 

Section 4:††††††† Expenditure line item 226-6070 is increased from $0 to $199,854.

 

Section 5:††††††† This grant will amend the City of Laredoís FTE positions from 3.35 FTEs to 3.32 FTEs:2 Caseworkers, 1 Health Educator Assistant, and .32 AIDS Program Coordinator positions.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIZABETH G. FLORES

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

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JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY