DATE:

 

03/24/03

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-071

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s Full-Time Equivalent Positions by creating one (1) part-time with no benefits (.48 FTE) Community Service Aides positions at 19.21 hours each per week 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 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 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 PSHIP 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 amendment shall increase the City of Laredo’s FTE positions from 2.15 FTEs to 2.63 FTEs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL:    The salaries for the Community Service Aide position, Gr. 23, will be  provided by making an appropriate transfer in the amount of $7,991 within the  HIV grant (226-6075) from the contractual line item to personnel line item. 

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE   NO. 2003-O-071

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s Full-Time Equivalent Positions by creating one (1) part-time with no benefits (.48 FTE) Community Service Aides positions at 19.21 hours each per week 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 PSHIP 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

 

            WHEREAS,  this amendment shall increase the City of Laredo’s FTE positions from 2.15 FTEs to 2.63 FTEs.

 

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

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is hereby authorized to amend the City of Laredo’s FTE Positions to One (1) part-time with no benefits Community Service Aides position (.48 FTE).

                       

Section 2:        Section 2:        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 Health and Human Services Commission 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:

 

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JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY