My Spokane Budget Proposal - 2017

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Thank you for visiting MySpokaneBudget.org. The 2017 Program Budget proposal directs critical resources to your priorities to deliver a high level of service. Our budget philosophy is to be accountable and aligned to what matters most as we build a safer, stronger, smarter Spokane, and we need your help.

The Program Budget below is a working draft. It represents a commitment to live within our means while providing affordable services, and includes integrated approaches whenever possible to make your investment go further. You will see continued investments in police and fire services – both citizen priority areas – to meet changing needs. Investments in long-term street improvements and maintenance are again a major component as is the first major renovation of Riverfront Park in more than four decades. Greater emphasis has also been placed on supporting job and economic growth and decreasing homelessness.

Community input over several months guided development of this budget. Now we need your help again. We invite additional feedback as we refine the proposal, work with the City Council to finalize next year's budget and remain accountable to the community we all serve.

We are also looking for feedback to the 6-Year Capital Improvement Plan, which is available at right. It is the roadmap to larger strategic investments that help us deliver the best, most affordable City services.

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Community, Health, and Environment

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$61.33M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$91.99M
Suggested Budget
$61.33M

Capital Improvements 2015
Parks

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$26.57M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$39.86M
Suggested Budget
$26.57M

The Riverfront Park Bond was passed by the citizens of Spokane for the purpose of renovating Riverfront Park. $63MM in Bond funds were received in 2015 to be utilized for capital projects within the park (An additional estimated $2MM in interest income is expected to be earned, totaling $65MM in bonds funds).

Golf Fund

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$3.44M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$5.16M
Suggested Budget
$3.44M

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department operates four championship municipal golf courses: Downriver, Esmerelda, Indian Canyon and the Creek at Qualchan. For decades, these golf courses have been recognized nationally for their maintenance and operation as well as low greens fees.

Library

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$9.79M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$14.68M
Suggested Budget
$9.79M

High-quality public education is provided through the downtown library, five neighborhood locations, digital branch as well as an outreach program to the business, nonprofit, senior and youth communities. We serve the educational needs of everybody in the city, regardless of age, means, or background.

Park Cumulative Reserve
Fund

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$980.37K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.47M
Suggested Budget
$980.37K

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

Parks & Recreation

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$20.55M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$30.82M
Suggested Budget
$20.55M

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. In addition Parks & Recreation coordinates classes, events and athletic opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Finance & Technology

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$81.92M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$122.87M
Suggested Budget
$81.92M

Accounting

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$4.20M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.30M
Suggested Budget
$4.20M

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

Asset Management

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$2.71M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$4.07M
Suggested Budget
$2.71M

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

Asset Management Fund
Capital

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$9.45M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$14.17M
Suggested Budget
$9.45M

This department is responsible for the evaluation, management, acquisition, trading and monetization of all real estate assets owned by the City. Its role is to ensure the City's real assets are responsibly managed.

Employee Benefits

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$38.51M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$57.77M
Suggested Budget
$38.51M

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

Finance

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$1.32M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.99M
Suggested Budget
$1.32M

Finance guides the strategic direction and execution of the City's financial activities. As a Division Director, the Director of Finance & Administration oversees all aspects of Accounting, Budget, Taxes & Licensing, Purchasing, Treasury, Grants Management, Auditing, and Asset Management. The CFO handles all investment activity and debt management.

Grants Management

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$480.08K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$720.12K
Suggested Budget
$480.08K

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.

Human Resources

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$846.28K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.27M
Suggested Budget
$846.28K

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.

Information Technology (IT)

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$10.18M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$15.27M
Suggested Budget
$10.18M

IT provides information technology services and support to all City departments, and other governmental agencies within the region. IT delivers effective information technology resources and tools so City government can deliver services to the citizens and businesses of the City of Spokane.

IT Capital Replacement Fund

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$1.60M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.40M
Suggested Budget
$1.60M

Capital replacement funds is a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the City has the ability to replace failed or end-of-life assets thus reducing the need for emergency funding through loans, bonds, or other financial mechanisms.

Risk Management

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$5.80M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$8.70M
Suggested Budget
$5.80M

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.

Unemployment

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$687.68K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.03M
Suggested Budget
$687.68K

Human Resources 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 Compensation

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$6.12M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.18M
Suggested Budget
$6.12M

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.

Planning and Economic Development

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$39.01M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$58.51M
Suggested Budget
$39.01M

Code Enforcement

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$1.90M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.85M
Suggested Budget
$1.90M

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 Division

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$353.18K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$529.77K
Suggested Budget
$353.18K

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). Our focus is empowering citizens to engage in government, providing support for Spokane's very-low-to-moderate income citizens, and creating excellent customer experiences across City services.

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 Center operators leverage this contribution to seek outside funding and provide community services like healthcare, food security, job training, childcare and elder services.

Community Development
& Human Services

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$17.56M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$26.34M
Suggested Budget
$17.56M

This bid covers various state and federal grants that assist the homeless, enhance low-to-moderate income neighborhoods, foster economic development, create and sustain affordable housing, provide public services and education, and mitigate lead hazards in low-to-moderate income households. Community engagement is a key requirement in the implementation of these grants.

Development Services Center

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$6.23M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.35M
Suggested Budget
$6.23M

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. The DSC manages the enhanced permitting website including online permitting and electronic document review.

Economic Development

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$657.10K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$985.66K
Suggested Budget
$657.10K

The Economic Development department includes administrative support for Planning Services, Developer Services Center, Historic Preservation, Parking Services and other City programs that make Spokane an excellent place to live and do business.

Historic Preservation

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$170.02K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$255.04K
Suggested Budget
$170.02K

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. The program facilitates stewardship of historic properties to preserve character, as well as urban revitalization, building adaptive reuse, job creation, and increased tax base.

Intermodal Facility

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$528.86K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$793.28K
Suggested Budget
$528.86K

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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$102K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$153K
Suggested Budget
$102K

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

Miscellaneous Grants Fund

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$1.04M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.56M
Suggested Budget
$1.04M

Economic Growth and Development grant funding such as EPA Brownfields funding

My Spokane

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$908.27K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.36M
Suggested Budget
$908.27K

My Spokane-311 is the City's centralized customer service program, serving as the main point of contact for citizens to engage with the City. Providing simple access to services, My Spokane connects our community with knowledgeable, friendly, and quality service with one call, one click, or one visit.

Office of Neighborhood
Services (ONS)

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$348.74K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$523.11K
Suggested Budget
$348.74K

Neighborhood Services provides a key link between the City and its citizens. empowers citizens to make their neighborhood a better place by facilitating communication between citizens, departments, and elected officials. This communication is essential to creating a transparent and responsive City to its citizen’s needs. This engagement leads to policy development and impacts government decision making.

Office of Youth

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$50K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$75K
Suggested Budget
$50K

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

Parking Fund

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$4.38M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.57M
Suggested Budget
$4.38M

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.

Planning Services

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$1.91M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.86M
Suggested Budget
$1.91M

PDS role is to provide guidance for the growth, preservation, and development of the City in order to maintain a community of lasting value. This includes the economic development strategy and public infrastructure system plans found in the Comprehensive Plan and the continual improvement of the Unified Development Code.

Traffic Calming Measures

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$1.90M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.84M
Suggested Budget
$1.90M

Traffic Calming is funded through the Photo Red program and provides annual traffic calming measures and infrastructure. It supports camera operations from violation imaging to issuance of civil infractions, and invests significant resources into traffic calming infrastructure through a competitive bid process between neighborhood councils in each council district.

Under Freeway Parking

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$138.10K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$207.15K
Suggested Budget
$138.10K

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.

University 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.

West Quadrant TIF

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$36.80K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$55.20K
Suggested Budget
$36.80K

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

Public Safety

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$113.33M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$169.99M
Suggested Budget
$113.33M

Combined Communications
Building

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$1.93M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$2.90M
Suggested Budget
$1.93M

The Combined Communications Building (CCB) is an essential facility to coordinating the response of public safety agencies to calls within Spokane County. The CCB is home to Spokane County 9-1-1 and Crime Check, Spokane Police Dispatch, Spokane Sheriff Dispatch and the Combined Communications Center (CCC) which dispatches Fire/EMS.

Combined Communications
Center

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$4M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$5.99M
Suggested Budget
$4M

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. Agencies pay for service through a "cost per call" arrangement that is overseen by the CCC Board.

Fire/EMS

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$48.77M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$73.16M
Suggested Budget
$48.77M

The Fire Department is an innovative organization that provides “Service and Protection Through Excellence” every day. SFD’s Goal is to serve Spokane by protecting life, property and the environment. SFD strives to provide excellent service through prevention, education, preparedness, and mitigation, recognizing that our people are the key to success.

Forfeitures & Contributions

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$774.55K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.16M
Suggested Budget
$774.55K

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.

Local Law Enforcement Block
Grants

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$71.97K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$107.96K
Suggested Budget
$71.97K

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

Police

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$56.80M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$85.21M
Suggested Budget
$56.80M

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.

Public Safety & Judicial
Grant

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$976.14K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.46M
Suggested Budget
$976.14K

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. They also support two detectives’ positions in TCU and SVU, and portions of 6 positions with DOJ's COPS Hiring program.

Public Works

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$455.21M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$682.81M
Suggested Budget
$455.21M

2004 UTGO Street Bonds

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$9.70M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$14.55M
Suggested Budget
$9.70M

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

Arterial Street Fund

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$43.88M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$65.82M
Suggested Budget
$43.88M

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

Engineering Services

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$6.16M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$9.24M
Suggested Budget
$6.16M

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. Engineering services is the primary design and construction management steward for the basic street, sewer, water, pedestrian, bikeway, sanitary and storm sewer systems.

Environmental Programs

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$396.15K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$594.23K
Suggested Budget
$396.15K

Environmental Programs helps the City understand and comply with environmental regulations through data gathering, review, maintenance, and reporting activities. We promote an open dialogue with local, state, and federal agencies and environmental advocates, and we support the City’s perspective in regional environmental processes. We host the City's climate protection program.

Fleet Services

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$12.20M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$18.31M
Suggested Budget
$12.20M

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. Fleet Services is organized as an internal services fund and functions like a small business within City government.

Integrated Capital
Management

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$65.95M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$98.92M
Suggested Budget
$65.95M

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. This program also holds the funding for all water and wastewater infrastructure capital design and construction.

Paths and Trails

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$10K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$15K
Suggested Budget
$10K

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

Public Works and Utilities

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$5.26M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$7.89M
Suggested Budget
$5.26M

The Public Works & Utilities Division includes the City's major utility enterprises, including Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste collection and disposal, along with Streets, Engineering Services, and Integrated Capital Management. Our Division provides services that are critical to our citizens' daily lives.

Real Estate Excise Tax Fund

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$4.67M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$7.01M
Suggested Budget
$4.67M

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.

Sewer Construction

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$757.34K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.14M
Suggested Budget
$757.34K

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.

Solid Waste Collection

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$44.72M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$67.08M
Suggested Budget
$44.72M

Solid Waste Collection operates and manages one of the most efficient solid waste collection systems in the state. We strive to provide exceptional service at reasonable, competitive rates. We utilize new technologies, optimize collection and disposal strategies and always keep the needs of our customers in mind.

Solid Waste Disposal

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$27.85M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$41.77M
Suggested Budget
$27.85M

The City maintains and operates the Waste to Energy Facility to maximize processing of municipal solid waste in compliance with all environmental permits to minimize the quantity of raw solid waste being landfilled and maximize the generation of electricity and recovery of ferrous metals.

Street Department

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$21.54M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$32.31M
Suggested Budget
$21.54M

The Street Department manages the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on City streets. Nine functional activities are coordinated under a single department: Roadway Maintenance, Bridge Maintenance, Traffic Eningeering/Planning and Operations, Signs and Markings, Signals and Lighting, Street Cleaning, Street Lighting, Ice/Snow Removal and Street Administration.

Vehicle 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. The funds are then available to purchase replacements when the useful life has ended.

Wastewater Collections and
Maintenance

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$24.72M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$37.09M
Suggested Budget
$24.72M

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). We also operate and maintain stormwater infrastructure throughout the City, including catch basins, separated storm sewers, drywells and swales.

Wastewater Management
RPWRF

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$23.29M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$34.93M
Suggested Budget
$23.29M

The Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility (RPWRF) recycles approximately 34 million gallons of wastewater per day, removing pollutants and returning the cleaned effluent to the Spokane River.

Water & Hydroelectrical
Services

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$41.12M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$61.69M
Suggested Budget
$41.12M

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 wellhead 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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$107.18M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$160.77M
Suggested Budget
$107.18M

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. The bonds were designated as "green" bonds because they will be used to pay for "green" projects that provide environmental benefits. The work will improve water quality, protect water resources, and save energy, among other things. The money raised through the bond sale, in large part, will help the City implement its Integrated Clean Water Plan. The plan includes work to manage overflows from combined sanitary and stormwater sewers, address untreated stormwater going to the river, and to add an additional level of wastewater treatment at the City's Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility.

Stand Alone Departments

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$160.46M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$240.69M
Suggested Budget
$160.46M

457 Deferred Compensation
Fund

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$78.04K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$117.06K
Suggested Budget
$78.04K

The Retirement Department administers three defined benefit plans and one defined contribution plan. This budget is for the optional 457 defined contribution plan. The plan’s record keeper is ICMA-RC.

Channel 5 / PEG Capital

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$265.23K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$397.85K
Suggested Budget
$265.23K

This bid allocates funding for capital expenditures for public, education, and government access (PEG) cable television channels. Funding is received from cable operator Comcast as part of the City's franchise. Subscribers pay 50 cents per month for PEG support.

City Clerk

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$583.04K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$874.56K
Suggested Budget
$583.04K

The Department: is repository for the City's official records; supports both the legislative and administrative branches by providing records maintenance and management services; and works in partnership with all City departments to ensure transparency and accessibility to information and services.

City Council

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

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. Together they constitute a legislative body which is given authority by the Washington State Constitution and State law to make local law.

Civil Service

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

Civil Service provides an efficient, effective, merit-based system of employment ensuring that the most qualified applicants are equitably selected and retained. The development of the Civil Service Merit System has been one of the most important factors in raising the standards of government service and of increasing the respect of all citizens for their public servants. Fundamentally, every citizen should.

Criminal Justice Assistance
Fund

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$5.61M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$8.41M
Suggested Budget
$5.61M

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

Firefighters Pension Fund

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$5.05M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$7.57M
Suggested Budget
$5.05M

The Retirement Department administers three defined benefit plans and one defined contribution plan. This budget is for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter (LEOFF I) Firefighters’ Plan, a closed defined benefit plan.

General Fund Allocations

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$77.67M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$116.51M
Suggested Budget
$77.67M

This function represents General Fund support to various departments/activities that rely on the General Fund for financial support

General Fund Internal
Service Charges

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$10.56M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$15.83M
Suggested Budget
$10.56M

This represents the majority of the charges to the General Fund for services provided by other City Departments such as Information Technology, Accounting, Insurance (Liability, Workers' Compensation, Unemployment), and Fleet/Vehicle Maintenance for General Fund vehicles.

Hearing Examiner

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$250.57K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$375.86K
Suggested Budget
$250.57K

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. The Hearing Examiner's Office conducts these hearings and renders decisions in accordance with state and local law.

Hotel/Motel Tax Fund

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$4.22M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.33M
Suggested Budget
$4.22M

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.

Legal

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$4.59M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.89M
Suggested Budget
$4.59M

The City Attorney - Civil Division provides a wide variety of legal services to the Mayor, the Administration, City Council, City Departments, and Boards and Commissions, including advice and consultation, document drafting and review, contracts, policies, ordinances, resolutions, procedures and project planning. City attorneys defend against claims and lawsuits, prosecute all City civil and administrative claims and represent the City in all judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative proceedings. Outside counsel may be hired on a case-by-case basis as approved by the City Attorney.

Mayor's Office

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$1.03M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.55M
Suggested Budget
$1.03M

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. The office ensures delivery of efficient and effective services, facilitation of economic opportunity, and enhancement to the quality of life for the citizens in our community.

Municipal Court

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$4.19M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.28M
Suggested Budget
$4.19M

In accordance with the provisions of section 3.50.020 of the Revised Code of Washington, Municipal Court maintains exclusive jurisdiction for the filing, processing, hearing, and adjudication of all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal offenses, civil infractions, photo enforcement, and parking infractions occurring within the boundaries of the City of Spokane.

Non-Departmental

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$3.39M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$5.08M
Suggested Budget
$3.39M

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

Police Ombudsman

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$198.71K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$298.06K
Suggested Budget
$198.71K

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.

Police Pension Fund

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$4.03M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$6.05M
Suggested Budget
$4.03M

The Retirement Department administers three defined benefit plans and one defined contribution plan. This budget is for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighters’ (LEOFF I) Police Pension Plan, a closed defined benefit plan.

Probation Services

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$1.25M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.87M
Suggested Budget
$1.25M

Probation promotes community safety through compliance monitoring of sentences promoting behavioral change. In 2017, the department plans to enhance its overall effectiveness via the implementation of innovative, evidence-based programming. A primary program driver will be a risk/needs tool to objectively determine the optimum level of offender supervision, education, and treatment.

Public Affairs &
Communications

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$888.37K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.33M
Suggested Budget
$888.37K

Our goal is to provide accurate, timely information about the City and its projects, events, and issues to the public and our employees. Our services are designed to engage citizens, neighborhoods, and stakeholders where they congregate.

Public Defender

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$2.96M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$4.43M
Suggested Budget
$2.96M

This is a compilation of all programs in the budget for the public defenders office. The public defenders represent indigent persons facing criminal charges under the Spokane Municipal Code. The public defenders also represent indigent persons persons in problem-solving courts (Community Court; Mental Health Court; Veteran's Court) and conflict cases.

Reprographics

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$680.78K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$1.02M
Suggested Budget
$680.78K

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

Retirement (SERS)

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$30.22M
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$45.33M
Suggested Budget
$30.22M

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 non-uniform employees of the City.

Spokane Regional Emergency
Communications System (LEIS)

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$222.93K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$334.40K
Suggested Budget
$222.93K

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.

Trial Court Improvement Fund

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$65.26K
Minimum Budget
$0
Maximum Budget
$97.90K
Suggested Budget
$65.26K

The Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provides funding to support the City's Municipal Court. These funds flow through the Trial Court Improvement Account to the Municipal Court in support of their activities.

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Suggested Budget

DEPARTMENT % $
Community, Health, and Environment 6.7 $61.33M
Finance & Technology 9 $81.92M
Planning and Economic Development 4.3 $39.01M
Public Safety 12.4 $113.33M
Public Works 50 $455.21M
Stand Alone Departments 17.6 $160.46M
TOTAL   $911.25M