COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

 

     DATE:

 

  

   3/03/03

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O- 045 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) positions by creating twenty-four (24) Firefighter/Cadet positions for Fire Station #14 located at the Cielito Lindo Subdivision.

 

INITIATED BY:

Larry Dovalina,

City Manager

 

STAFF SOURCE:

Luis F. Sosa, Jr.,

Fire Chief

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

At the February 18, 2003 City Council Meeting, Council directed staff to proceed with the proposed amendments.

BACKGROUND:  During the annual City Council Budget Workshops held August 12th-14th, 2002, City Council discussed in detail and specified that the increase in the property tax should be earmarked for Public Safety.  During this discussion, one of the Public Safety projects that City Council agreed to fund was Fire Station #14 at the Cielito Lindo Subdivision, as well as, fund the

twenty-four (24) Firefighter/Cadets needed for that particular station.

 

The following positions are proposed:

 

     Current Positions                                      Proposed Positions                               Increase/Decrease

                                                                 

 

1 Fire Chief

1 Fire Chief

0

1 Assistant Fire Chief

1 Assistant Fire Chief

0

1 Fire Marshal

1 Fire Marshal

0

2 Deputy Chiefs

2 Deputy Chiefs

0

14 District Chiefs

14 District Chiefs

0

58 Captains

58 Captains

0

49 Drivers

49 Drivers

0

48 Assistant Drivers

48 Assistant Drivers

0

134 Firefighters/Cadets

158 Firefighter/Cadets                                         

                    +24

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:   Funding for the twenty-four (24) Firefighter/Cadets is already appropriated in the FY 2002-2003 approved budget.  The twenty-four (24) firefighter/cadets are estimated to

begin in March 2003 at an estimated cost of $671,905.

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: 

 

 

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:  That City Council

approve this final reading as presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-045

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s FY 2002-2003 Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) positions by creating twenty-four (24) Firefighter/Cadet positions for Fire Station #14 located at the Cielito Lindo Subdivision.

 

            WHEREAS, during the annual City Council Budget Workshops held August 12th-14, 2002, the City Council discussed in detail and specified that the increase in the property tax should be earmarked for Public Safety; and,

 

            WHEREAS, during this discussion, one of the Public Safety projects that City Council agreed to fund was Fire Station #14 at the Cielito Lindo Subdivision, as well as, fund the twenty-four Firefighter/Cadets needed for that particular station; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council will hold a public hearing and introduction of this ordinance on February 18, 2003 and,

           

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

 

            The City of Laredo Fire Department FY 2002-2003 Budget authorized personnel are amended as follows:

     

         Current Positions                         Proposed Positions                       Increase/Decrease

1 Fire Chief

1 Fire Chief

0

1 Assistant Fire Chief

1 Assistant Fire Chief

0

1 Fire Marshal

1 Fire Marshal

0

2 Deputy Chiefs

2 Deputy Chiefs

0

14 District Chiefs

14 District Chiefs

0

58 Captains

58 Captains

0

49 Drivers

49 Drivers

0

48 Assistant Drivers

48 Assistant Drivers

0

134 Firefighters/Cadets

158 Firefighter/Cadets                                         

                    +24

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS

__________________DAY OF ___________________________2003.

 

 

                                                                                   ______________________________

                                                                                    ELIZABETH G. FLORES,

                                                                                    MAYOR

ATTEST:

 

 

______________________________

GUSTAVO G. GUEVARA, JR.,

CITY SECRETARY

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

______________________________

JAIME L. FLORES,

CITY ATTORNEY