My Spokane Budget Proposal - 2016

Suggested Budget

2016

If you've submitted your budget proposal, we'll review it along with all the others before presenting our final budget. In the meantime, you can take a look at our starting point, the budget proposal we presented at the start of this process.

Your budget is looking good, with a surplus of $86.35M.
Once you're finished making adjustments, please submit it using the form below.

Business & Developer Services

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$112.63M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$168.95M
Suggested Budget
$112.63M

Arterial Street Fund

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$44.91M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$67.36M
Suggested Budget
$44.91M

The Arterial Street Fund: 6-yr Street Program handles all the accounting transactions for the Six-Year Street Program

Asset Management

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$11.28M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$16.92M
Suggested Budget
$11.28M

This department is responsible for the strategic management of all City owned assets, leases, parking, real estate and facilitites.

Building Services

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$6.14M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.21M
Suggested Budget
$6.14M

The Development Services Center is the core facility where customers are provided creative and innovative solutions through plan review, project evaluation and assistance in permitting by multi-skilled staff and on-hand experts in all construction disciplines.

Business & Development
Services

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$593.42K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$890.13K
Suggested Budget
$593.42K

This fund covers the Division Director and two other division-wide positions.

Engineering Services

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$6.03M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.04M
Suggested Budget
$6.03M

The City of Spokane provides efficient and effective design and construction management services to facilitate economic opportunity and enhance the quality of life in Spokane.

Historic Preservation

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$160.75K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$241.12K
Suggested Budget
$160.75K

Historic Preservation enables the City to meet preservation objectives of the Comprehensive Plan and the Spokane Municipal Code, and to respond to state/federal historic preservation mandates.

Intermodal Facility

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$529.56K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$794.34K
Suggested Budget
$529.56K

The Intermodal Facility is a City-owned transportation center for interstate train service, local and interstate bus and taxi service.

Kendall Yards TIF

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$88.50K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$132.75K
Suggested Budget
$88.50K

The Kendall Yards TIF handles all the accounting transactions for the Kendall Yards sub-area of the West Quadrant Tax Increment Area.

Misc. Grants Funds

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$900K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.35M
Suggested Budget
$900K

Economic Growth and Development grant funding such as EPA Brownfields funding

Parking

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$4.52M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.78M
Suggested Budget
$4.52M

Currently City Parking meter operations include enforcement of Citywide parking ordinances with a focus on customer service, enforcement of disabled parking stalls, innovation, installation and maintenance of the parking system and it assets.

Paths & Trails Reserve Fund

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$192.79K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$289.18K
Suggested Budget
$192.79K

The Path and Trails Fund is the revenue stream for projects related to path and trail work.

Planning Services

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$1.73M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.59M
Suggested Budget
$1.73M

PDS role is to provide guidance for the growth, preservation, and development of the City in order to maintain a community of lasting value.

Real Estate Excise Tax Fund

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$4.34M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.51M
Suggested Budget
$4.34M

Approximately 50% of the Real Estate Excise Tax revenue is used to handle several needs from the 6-yr Street Program i.e.; the cash flow demands stemming from Street Program projects, the required matching funds to obtain federal/state grants and project expenditures not covered by other sources.

2004 UTGO Street Bonds

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$9.23M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$13.85M
Suggested Budget
$9.23M

The 2004 Street Bond Fund: 10-yr Street Bond Program handles all the accounting transactions for the 10-yr Street Bond Program.

Street Department

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$21.49M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$32.23M
Suggested Budget
$21.49M

The Street Department manages the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on the streets of the City of Spokane.

U District LRF

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$54K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$81K
Suggested Budget
$54K

The U District LRF fund handles all the accounting transactions for the University District Revitalization Area.

Under Freeway Parking

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$127.80K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$191.70K
Suggested Budget
$127.80K

Under Freeway Parking manages the parking and landscape areas under and adjacent to I-90. Negotiates leases and manages maintenance and improvements to the property.

West Quadrant TIF

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$317K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$475.50K
Suggested Budget
$317K

The West Quadrant TIF handles all the accounting transactions for the West Quadrant's Neighborhood Sub-area of the West Quadrant Tax Increment Area.

Community & Neighborhood Services

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$24.81M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$37.22M
Suggested Budget
$24.81M

Code Enforcement

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$1.80M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.70M
Suggested Budget
$1.80M

The primary contact for land use complaints, enforcing City health and safety codes and ordinances; helps the public understand its rights and obligations; works with other government agencies to promote community goals; and acts as a liaison on programs and policies to ensure improvement to quality of life and neighborhoods.

Community & Neighborhood
Services

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$324.57K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$486.86K
Suggested Budget
$324.57K

The division of Community and Neighborhood Services incorporates the City's citizen and community-oriented departments (ONS/Code, Human Services & Community Development, Community Centers and My Spokane).

Community Centers

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$747.45K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.12M
Suggested Budget
$747.45K

This funding represents the general fund allocations to our four primary community centers (East Central, Northeast and West Central & Peaceful Valley).

Community Development &
Human Services

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$19.38M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$29.06M
Suggested Budget
$19.38M

This bid covers various state and federal grants that enhance low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, foster economic development, create and sustain affordable housing, provide public services, fair housing education and awareness, and mitigate lead hazards in low-to-moderate income households.

My Spokane

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$494.90K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$742.35K
Suggested Budget
$494.90K

My Spokane is the City's customer service program, serving as the central point for citizens to engage with the City.

Neighborhood Services

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$314.77K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$472.16K
Suggested Budget
$314.77K

Neighborhood Services provides a key link between the City and its citizens.

Traffic Calming Measures

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$1.70M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.55M
Suggested Budget
$1.70M

Traffic Calming is funded through the Photo Red program and provides annual traffic calming measures and infrastructure.

Youth

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$54K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$81K
Suggested Budget
$54K

This summary represents the City's contribution to the Chase Youth Commission.

Finance

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$23.83M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$35.74M
Suggested Budget
$23.83M

Accounting

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$4.95M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$7.43M
Suggested Budget
$4.95M

The Accounting Services department provides accounting, treasury, payroll and purchasing services for all City departments.

Finance

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$1.12M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.68M
Suggested Budget
$1.12M

Finance guides the strategic direction and execution of the City's financial activities. Its functions include Management and Budget, Business Analytics, Internal Audit, and the Chief Financial Officer. As a Division Director, the CFO oversees all aspects of Accounting and Finance, Purchasing, Treasury, Investments and debt management.

Grants Management

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$364.82K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$547.23K
Suggested Budget
$364.82K

The purpose of the Grants Management And Financial Assistance Department is to establish, implement, and maintain meaningful oversight and coordination of grant and financial assistance awards throughout the entire award life cycle; thereby limiting the city's exposure to grant related liability and improving the impact of programs provided through awards.

Information Technology

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$11.19M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$16.78M
Suggested Budget
$11.19M

IT provides information technology services and support to all City departments, and other governmental agencies within the region.

Risk Management

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$6.20M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.30M
Suggested Budget
$6.20M

Risk Management manages and administrators the City's self-insured Property & Liability Fund. Emphasis is placed on early claims resolution through efficient management and analysis of claims data.

Fire

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$54.41M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$81.61M
Suggested Budget
$54.41M

Combined Communications
Building

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$2.03M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$3.04M
Suggested Budget
$2.03M

The Combined Communications Building (CCB) is an essential facility to coordinating the response of public safety agencies to calls within Spokane County.

Combined Communications
Center

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$4.15M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.23M
Suggested Budget
$4.15M

The CCC (Combined Communications Center) is the Fire/EMS dispatch operation within the Spokane Fire Department that dispatches for most fire agencies in Spokane County through an Interlocal Agreement/ contract arrangement.

Fire Department

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$48.23M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$72.34M
Suggested Budget
$48.23M

The Spokane Fire Department provides critical public safety services that make a difference in lives in Spokane every day.

Human Resources

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$45.90M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$68.84M
Suggested Budget
$45.90M

Employee Benefits

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$38.20M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$57.30M
Suggested Budget
$38.20M

Human Resources manages and administers the City's employee benefits, including the City's self-insured medical and dental plans, Group Health medical plan, LEOFF I medical benefits, Fire Trust medical plan, life insurance, and other voluntary benefits offered to employees.

Human Resources

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$821.84K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.23M
Suggested Budget
$821.84K

Human Resources oversees and manages employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits, employee development and training, personnel activity actions, performance management, investigations and disciplinary actions, and exempt recruitments.

Unemployment

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$887.56K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.33M
Suggested Budget
$887.56K

HR manages and administers the City's self-insured unemployment program. Management includes all aspects from policy development and financial management to premium payment and employee communication.

Workers' Compenstation

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$5.98M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$8.98M
Suggested Budget
$5.98M

Manages and administers the City's workers' compensation program. This includes all aspects from policy development and financial management to premium payment and employee communication. Loss Control is a critical component of cost containment.

Legal

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$4.49M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.74M
Suggested Budget
$4.49M

City Attorney

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$4.49M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.74M
Suggested Budget
$4.49M

The City Attorney's Office is responsible for oversight of the Civil Division and the Prosecutor's Office.

Library

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$9.59M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$14.38M
Suggested Budget
$9.59M

Library

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$9.59M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$14.38M
Suggested Budget
$9.59M

High-quality public education is provided through the downtown library, five neighborhood locations, a digital branch plus outreach to the business and nonprofit community, seniors and youth.

Parks

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$25.28M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$37.92M
Suggested Budget
$25.28M

Golf Fund

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$3.13M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$4.70M
Suggested Budget
$3.13M

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department operates four championship municipal golf courses: Downriver, Esmerelda, Indian Canyon and the Creek at Qualchan.

Parks & Rec Capital

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$1.08M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.63M
Suggested Budget
$1.08M

This program accounts for long term capital projects for the Parks & Recreation department and Golf, including but not limited to computer and fleet replacement.

Parksy & Recreation

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$21.06M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$31.59M
Suggested Budget
$21.06M

Parks & Recreation manages/operates and performs care taking on more than 3,100 acres, including developed parks, gardens, conservation lands, playgrounds, the arboretum, the amusement park, sports facilities, aquatic enters, splash pads and 40 miles of trails.

Police

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$56.77M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$85.15M
Suggested Budget
$56.77M

Law Enforcement Grants

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$1.09M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.64M
Suggested Budget
$1.09M

Grants dollars are used to enhance technology, sustain necessary equipment purchases, and support essential traffic programs such as Click-it-or-Ticket, x52 (DUI emphasis), Drive Hammered - Get Nailed, and others.

Local Law Enforcement
Block Grant Fund

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$152.96K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$229.44K
Suggested Budget
$152.96K

Department of Justice JAG grants fund in partnership with the county and other local jurisdictions to support Law Enforcement in special projects.

Police Department

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$54.77M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$82.16M
Suggested Budget
$54.77M

The mission of the Spokane Police Department is to demonstrate excellence in policing by working in partnership with the community we serve to prevent and reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors.

Forfietures & Contributions

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$748.92K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.12M
Suggested Budget
$748.92K

The Forfeitures and Contributions fund serves as a repository for funds received from drug investigations, donations made to the department, and auction proceeds from the Property Evidence Facility.

Stand Alone

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$153.13M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$229.69M
Suggested Budget
$153.13M

Allocations

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$77.15M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$115.72M
Suggested Budget
$77.15M

This budget summary represents the General Fund contribution to various funds that rely on the General Fund for financial support

City Clerk

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$557.11K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$835.66K
Suggested Budget
$557.11K

The Department is repository for the City's official records and is relied upon to: provide records maintenance/management services; prepare/post weekly Council agendas; keep legislative record of Council proceedings; track/respond to public records requests; publish/distribute weekly Gazette; update/maintain online Spokane Municipal Code; distribute/publish/post policies and procedures, and receive service of process.

City Council

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$1.19M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.79M
Suggested Budget
$1.19M

As provided in the City Charter a Council President and six Council Members (two Members for each of the three districts) comprise the Spokane City Council.

Civil Service

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$1.06M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.60M
Suggested Budget
$1.06M

Civil Service provides an efficient, effective, merit-based system of employment ensuring that the most qualified applicants are equitably selected and retained.

Communications

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$1.13M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.70M
Suggested Budget
$1.13M

Our goal is to provide accurate, timely information about the City and its projects, events, and issues to the public and our employees.

Criminal Justice
Assistance Fund

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$5.71M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$8.56M
Suggested Budget
$5.71M

This represents the City's costs related to incarceration of misdemeanants and the costs associated with Electronic Home Monitoring and other alternatives to incarceration.

Hearing Examiner

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$231.50K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$347.26K
Suggested Budget
$231.50K

The Office of the Hearing Examiner holds quasi-judicial hearings on behalf of the City in various matters, primarily related to Zoning, Land Use Regulation, and the Environment.

Hotel/Motel Tax Fund

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$4.10M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.15M
Suggested Budget
$4.10M

The Hotel/Motel fund accounts for all monies received from the transient accommodations tax levied by SMC 8.08.010, & received by the State. Lodging tax revenues may be used directly by any municipality for the marketing of tourism, special events/festivals, or tourism-related operations of the municipality or a public facilities district.

Internal Service Charges

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$10.49M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$15.74M
Suggested Budget
$10.49M

This represents the majority of the General Fund charges for services provided by other City Departments such as IT Support & IT Capital, Accounting Services, Insurance (Liability, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment), and Fleet/Vehicle Maintenance including fuel costs for General Fund vehicles.

Mayor's Office

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$997.11K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.50M
Suggested Budget
$997.11K

The Mayor is the City’s Chief Executive Officer, directing the activities of the City’s 2,000 employees and managing a $600 million annual budget.

Municipal Court

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$3.69M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$5.54M
Suggested Budget
$3.69M

Municipal Court is responsible for filing, processing, hearing, and adjudicating criminal cases (including domestic violence, traffic and non-traffic), civil infractions, photo red, and parking infractions in the Spokane Municipal Court.

Non-Departmental

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$3.44M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$5.17M
Suggested Budget
$3.44M

This item covers the cost of funding misc. expenditures in the Non-Departmental budget that are not aligned with any one specific department.

Ombudsman

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$202.28K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$303.42K
Suggested Budget
$202.28K

The Office of Police Ombudsman exists to promote public confidence in the professionalism and accountability of the members of the Spokane Police Department by providing independent review of police actions, thoughtful policy recommendations and ongoing community outreach.

Probation Services

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$1.27M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.91M
Suggested Budget
$1.27M

Supervises offenders placed on probation by Municipal Court. Enforces and monitors compliance with court ordered conditions, provides sentencing recommendations, provides alternatives to incarceration, refers offenders to community resources, conducts field visits, meet with offenders, collaborate/communicate with community and law enforcement partners, promote offender accountability, rehabilitation and victim / community safety

Public Defender

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$2.88M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$4.31M
Suggested Budget
$2.88M

This is a compilation of all programs in the budget for the public defenders office.

Reprographics

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$671.40K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.01M
Suggested Budget
$671.40K

Provides duplication and printing services to all City departments and includes management of the floor copiers in City Hall.

Retirement

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$37.12M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$55.68M
Suggested Budget
$37.12M

The Retirement Department administers three defined benefit plans and one defined contribution plan. This budget is for the Spokane Employees' Retirement System (SERS), a defined benefit plan for the City.

Spokane Regional Emergency
Communications System (LEIS)

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$1.23M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.84M
Suggested Budget
$1.23M

LEIS is a special revenue fund which provides computer support services for the Spokane Police and Sheriff's department for current legacy CAD RMS system and related applications, project management for new CAD RMS implementation and SREC support.

Utilities

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$313.84M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$470.76M
Suggested Budget
$313.84M

Environmental Programs

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$395.39K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$593.09K
Suggested Budget
$395.39K

Environmental Programs helps the City understand and comply with environmental regulations through data gathering, review, maintenance, and reporting activities.

Fleet Replacement Fund

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$2.25M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$3.38M
Suggested Budget
$2.25M

The Fleet Replacement Fund bills participating customer departments on a monthly basis for future replacement costs of vehicles and equipment, using appropriate schedules.

Fleet Services

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$11.69M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$17.54M
Suggested Budget
$11.69M

Fleet Services provides centralized fleet management, maintenance, procurement, disposal, and record keeping services for City of Spokane departments that utilize vehicles and equipment to fulfill their missions.

Integrated Capital
Management

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$56.67M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$85.01M
Suggested Budget
$56.67M

The Integrated Capital Management Department supports integrated and holistic capital planning for all infrastructure needs within the right of way, including streets, water, wastewater, stormwater and other needs.

Public Works & Utilities

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$5.24M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$7.86M
Suggested Budget
$5.24M

The Utilities Division includes the City's major utility enterprises, including Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste collection and disposal.

Solid Waste Collection

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$44.50M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$66.74M
Suggested Budget
$44.50M

Solid Waste Collection operates and manages one of the most efficient integrated solid waste systems in the state.

Solid Waste Disposal

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$28.11M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$42.16M
Suggested Budget
$28.11M

The City's Solid Waste Disposal Department provides comprehensive recycling and disposal services for all municipal solid waste generated in the City of Spokane.

Wastewater Capital Projects

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$1.37M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.06M
Suggested Budget
$1.37M

Wastewater Management has ongoing operational equipment and related needs provided for through this program. Larger capital construction projects for wastewater are funded and managed through the Integrated Capital Management Department.

Wastewater Collections &
Maintenance

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$23.52M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$35.28M
Suggested Budget
$23.52M

Wastewater Maintenance is responsible for the collection and conveyance of wastewater to the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility through sanitary sewer lines and combined sanitary and stormwater sewer lines (CSO).

Wastewater Management
RPWRF

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$23.13M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$34.70M
Suggested Budget
$23.13M

The City's Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility recycles approximately 34 million gallons of wastewater a day, removing a variety of pollutants to protect public health and the environment.

Water

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$39.70M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$59.54M
Suggested Budget
$39.70M

The City's Water and Hydroelectrical Services Department delivers up to 180 million gallons of clean, safe drinking water per day through the operation and maintenance of pumps, reservoirs, power generation, conservation programs and well head protection.

Water/Wastewater Debt
Service Fund

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$13.55M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$20.32M
Suggested Budget
$13.55M

This program will pay the annual debt service on $200 million in Water Wastewater Utility revenue bonds that were sold in the fall of 2014 to pay for a series of projects that are designed to improve the health of the Spokane River and protect drinking water.

Water/Wastewater Revenue
Bond Fund

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$63.71M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$95.57M
Suggested Budget
$63.71M

In November 2014, the City sold $200 million in Water Wastewater Utility revenue bonds to pay for a series of projects that are designed to improve the health of the Spokane River and to protect the aquifer that provides Spokane residents with their drinking water.

Suggested Budget

DEPARTMENT % $
Business & Developer Services 13.7 $112.63M
Community & Neighborhood Services 3 $24.81M
Finance 2.9 $23.83M
Fire 6.6 $54.41M
Human Resources 5.6 $45.90M
Legal 0.5 $4.49M
Library 1.2 $9.59M
Parks 3.1 $25.28M
Police 6.9 $56.77M
Stand Alone 18.6 $153.13M
Utilities 38.1 $313.84M
TOTAL   $824.67M