DATE:

 

03/24/2003

SUBJECT:FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-070

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredoís Full-Time Equivalent Positions by creating three (3) part-time with no benefits (1.44 FTE) Community Service Aides positions at 19.21 hours each per week in the HIV Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department, funded by the Texas Department of Health.†††††

INITIATED BY:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† STAFF SOURCE:†††††††††††††††

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

Asst. City Manager†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Health Director

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION: On March 3, 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 according to the HIV Prevention Area Action Plan (AAP) for the qualifying counties.

 

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

 

In addition, the City of Laredoís FTE positions will be amended from 3.32 FTEs to 4.76 FTEs. These CSA position will be responsible to carry out HIV prevention activities such as community outreach contacts with high risk populations, educational presentations, and HIV counseling and testing services.Also, they will participate in weekly strategic planning meetings as well as staff development sessions.These positions are being created to provide essential assistance to the grant in order to achieve programmatic goals.

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FINANCIAL:†† The salaries for the Community Service Aide positions, Gr. 23, will beprovided by making an appropriate transfer in the amount of $23,974 within theHIV grant (226-6070 ) from the contractual line item to personnel line item.

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

 

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ORDINANCE†† NO. 2003-O-070

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredoís Full-Time Equivalent Positions by creating three (3) part-time with no benefits (1.44 FTE) Community Service Aides positions at 19.21 hours each per week in the HIV Prevention Project of the City of Laredo Health Department, funded by the Texas Department of Health.†††††

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††††††††††† WHEREAS, theTexas 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, and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, 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, and

 

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

 

 

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

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††††††††††† WHEREAS,in addition, the City of Laredoís FTE positions will be amended from 3.32 FTEs to 4.76 FTEs. These CSA position will be responsible to carry out HIV prevention activities such as community outreach contacts with high risk populations, educational presentations, and HIV counseling and testing services.Also, they will participate in weekly strategic planning meetings as well as staff development sessions.These positions are being created to provide essential assistance to the grant in order to achieve programmatic goals.

 

 

 

††††††††††† 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.

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Section 2:††††††† This amendment shall increase the City of Laredoís FTE positions by creating three (3) part-time, no benefits, Community Service Aide positions for a total of 1.44 FTEs (19.21 hours/wk each).

 

 

††††††††††† 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