DATE:

 

03/24/2003

SUBJECT: FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-072

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s Full-Time Equivalent Positions by allocating one (.05 FTE) Chief of Public Health Education Division position and deleting one (.05 FTE) Public Health Technician position for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 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 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. 

 

The Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program is a partnership between the City of Laredo Health Department and the Laredo Independent School District, community leaders and community-based organizations to decrease the teen pregnancy rate in Laredo/Webb County and to positively affect the number of adolescent pregnancies in LISD.  The three major objectives of the Abstinence Education Program are:

 

1)      To educate the middle school and high school students in making the ideal choice of abstinence;

2)      To facilitate the students’ development of self responsibility in planning and managing their lives, and

3)      To underscore the influence of parents and other significant adults have in the lives of these youngsters.

 

The Health Department and the Laredo Independent School District continue to partner to reduce the number for teen pregnancies in Webb County by promoting abstinence education and other activities to students in the district’s five middle schools and three high schools.  Activities include classroom education, mentoring, counseling, and Mother/Daughter and Father/Son designated days.  The project activities are under the general supervision of LISD’s Director of Secondary Education.  The Health Department serves as the administrative agency responsible for the reporting requirements, data collection and technical assistance.

 

The Chief of Public Health Education position was previously budgeted 100% in 226-6088, however, since this position will oversee the activities for this project and assure that the goals and objectives are being achieved, it will be allocated .05% to the Abstinence Project.  This amendment will not affect the number of City of Laredo’s FTE positions as we are only allocating .05 FTE to this budget (226-6091) and deleting another .05 FTE (226-6091).  

 

 

FINANCIAL:   There are no financial adjustments needed for this amendment.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

STAFF:  Recommends that Council approve ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

 

 

ORDINANCE     NO. 2003-O-072

 

Authorizing the City Manager to amend the City of Laredo’s Full-Time Equivalent Positions by allocating one (.05 FTE) Chief of Public Health Education Division position and deleting one (.05 FTE) Public Health Technician position for the Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program of the City of Laredo Health Department from October 1, 2002, through September 30, 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 Mi Futuro (My Future) Abstinence Education Program is a partnership between the City of Laredo Health Department and the Laredo Independent School District, community leaders and community-based organizations to decrease the teen pregnancy rate in Laredo/Webb County and to positively affect the number of adolescent pregnancies in LISD.  The three major objectives of the Abstinence Education Program are:

 

4)      To educate the middle school and high school students in making the ideal choice of abstinence;

5)      To facilitate the students’ development of self responsibility in planning and managing their lives, and

6)      To underscore the influence of parents and other significant adults have in the lives of these youngsters;

 

            WHEREAS,  the Health Department and the Laredo Independent School District continue to partner to reduce the number for teen pregnancies in Webb County by promoting abstinence education and other activities to students in the district’s five middle schools and three high schools. Activities include classroom education, mentoring, counseling, and Mother/Daughter and Father/Son designated days.  The project activities are under the general supervision of LISD’s Director of Secondary Education.  The Health Department serves as the administrative agency responsible for the reporting requirements, data collection and technical assistance; and

 

                WHEREAS,   the Chief of Public Health Education position was previously budgeted 100% in 226-6088, however, since this position will oversee the activities for this project and assure that the goals and objectives are being achieved, it will be allocated .05% to the Abstinence Project.  This amendment will not affect the number of City of Laredo’s FTE positions as we are only allocating .05 FTE to this budget (226-6091) and deleting another .05 FTE (226-6091).  

 

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

 

 

Section 1:        The City Manager is authorized to amend the current full-time equivalents positions from .05 Public Health Technician position to a .05 Chief of Public Health Education position which will be funded by this grant.

 

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:

 

________________________

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY