DATE:

 

03/03/2003

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2002-O-043

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount $94,409 from the South Texas Development Council for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004.  

INITIATED BY:                                                           STAFF SOURCE:                

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

Asst. City Manager                                                         Health Director

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION: On February 18, 2003, Council held public hearing introducing ordinance and instructed staff to proceed with final reading.

BACKGROUND:

The Texas Department of Health began the reorganization of HIV Planning Areas and Administrative Agencies in 1999.  This reorganization included funds for administration, planning and evaluation services in ten planning areas including Texas, including South Texas (Laredo and Harlingen HSDAs).  The first step in this process was to develop a set of core competencies required of Administrative Agencies (AA).  As a result, the South Texas Development Council (STDC) was selected as the Administrative Agency for South Texas which includes Harlingen and Laredo HSDAs.

 

The primary role of the STDC, the AA,  is to apply for and manage TDH funds and programs for the provision of HIV services.  An administrative agency is authorized to receive funds from the TDH and distribute them according to the service priorities established in the HIV care plan.

 

The HIV/AIDS HOPWA Project provides housing rental assistance, and/or an emergency housing assistance program consisting of short-term rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments to meet the needs of low income individuals with AIDS.  These services will be provided to residents in the Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) which includes the counties of Jim Hogg, Starr, Webb and Zapata Counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET ON NEXT PAGE

 

 

 

FINANCIAL:   The City of Laredo will receive $94,409 for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. The revenue account is 226-0000-323-4058  and expenditure account is 226-6072.

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council introduce  ordinance.

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

ORDINANCE     NO. 2003-O-043

 

Amending the City of Laredo FY 2002-2003 annual budget by appropriating   revenues and expenditures in the amount $94,409 from the South Texas Development Council for the HIV/AIDS Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Project (HOPWA) of the City of Laredo Health Department for the period beginning February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004.  

 

            WHEREAS, the Texas Department of Health began the reorganization of HIV Planning Areas and Administrative Agencies in 1999.  This reorganization included funds for administration, planning and evaluation services in ten planning areas including Texas, including South Texas (Laredo and Harlingen HSDAs), and

 

            WHEREAS, the first step in this process was to develop a set of core competencies required of Administrative Agencies (AA).  As a result, the South Texas Development Council (STDC) was selected as the Administrative Agency for South Texas which includes Harlingen and Laredo HSDAs, and

 

            WHEREAS,  the primary role of the STDC, the AA,  is to apply for and manage TDH funds and programs for the provision of HIV services.  An administrative agency is authorized to receive funds from the TDH and distribute them according to the service priorities established in the HIV care plan, and

 

            WHEREAS,  HIV/AIDS HOPWA Project provides housing rental assistance, and/or an emergency housing assistance program consisting of short-term rent, mortgage, and/or utility payments to meet the needs of low income individuals with AIDS.  These services will be provided to residents in the Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) which includes the counties of 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 grants and their provisions as set forth by the STDC.

 

Section 2:        The City of Laredo accepts funds in the amount of $94,409 for the HIV/AIDS HOPWA Project of the City of Laredo Health Department.

 

Section 3:        Revenue line item 226-0000-323-4058  funded by the STDC  be increased from $0 to $94,409.

 

Section 4:        Expenditure line item 226-6072  be increased from $0 to $94,409.

 

Section 5:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to make transfers within the budget as allowable under the Special Contract Provisions and General Provisions of the contract with  STDC 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