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Delgaudio's Proposed $77 Million in Operating 2012 Budget Reductions

March 4, 2012

Loudoun County Government FY 2013 Proposed Fiscal Plan

Delgaudio's Proposed $77 Million in Operating 2012 Budget Reductions

These are draft proposals to reduce the operating budget by $50,000,000 at a minimum and add an additional $27,000,000 to the reductions in the county and school board budgets.

These are some of the details in the proposed reduction as outlined in the "5 per cent reduction options" which include "Briefly, a -5% reduction, equivelent to $50 million in property tax revenues would widen the funding gap on the schools side by about $33 million..." (page E-7 of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, The Transmittal Letter)

This is keeping with the 65%-35% ratio adopted by the county with most tax revenues going to the schools.

I have added significantly to the proposed $13 million on the county government side in reductions with another $27 million listed below in reductions. I also propose additional sacrifices on the school side to match these equally on a fifty- fifty ratio.

DRAFT NUMBERS

General Government Administration

Construction & Waste Management Dept.

Courts Project Liaison

1. I move to eliminate 0.77 FTEs, the Courts Project Liaison, from the Construction & Waste Management Department, for a savings of $100,000 to go to the balance. Page 1-21 FY 13 Budget.

2. I move to eliminate 1.00 FTE, the Energy Specialist, from the Department of Construction and Waste Management, for a savings of $154,405 to go to the balance. Page 1-21 FY 13 Budget.

3. I move to pass the Elimination of the County-wide Energy Program from the Department of Construction & Waste Management, specifically 2.00 FTEs, a savings of $284,740 to go back to the balance. Page 1-22 FY 2013 Budget.

(construction and waste management department total: 3.77 FTEs; $539,145)

County Administrator's Office

4. I move to eliminate 0.22 FTEs, the Board of Supervisors Broadcast Support, from the Office of the County Administrator, for a savings of $141,320 to go to the balance. Page 1-39 FY 13 Budget.

(county administrator's office total: 0.22 FTEs; $141,320)

Management & Financial Services Dept.

5. I move to eliminate 1.00 FTE, the Retirement Benefits / Pension Coordinator, from the Department of Management and Financial Services, for a savings of $62,082 to go to the balance. Page 1-95 FY 13 Budget.

(management & financial services department total: 1.00 FTE; $62,082)

General Government Administration Total: 4.99 FTEs; $742,547.

Public Safety and Judicial Administration

Department of Animal Services

6. I move to eliminate 1.00 FTE, the Administrative Assistant, from the Department of Animal Services, for a savings of $58,423 to go to the balance. Page 2-7 FY 13 Budget.

(animal services department total: 1.00 FTE; $58,423)

Loudoun County Circuit Court

7. I move to pass the Elimination of County Drug Court Program, specifically the Program Coordinator ($97,658), Probation Officer ($99,000), Clinician ($7,870), and Deputy ($79,880) positions, from the Loudoun County Circuit Court, for a total of 4.12 FTEs, a savings of$284,408 to go to the balance. Page 2-31 FY 13 Budget.

Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management

8. I move to pass the Reduction to FY 2013 Proposed Base Budget Adjustments from the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, for a savings of $379,298 to go to the balance. Page 2-45 FY 13 Budget.

9. I move to pass the Reduction to Contribution Funding to Volunteer Companies from the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, a savings of $121,000 to go back to the balance. Page 2-45 FY 13 Budget.

10. I move to pass the Reduction to Fire and Life Safety Public Education Program from the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, including 1.00 FTE, a savings of $113,265 to go to the Budget. Page 2-45 FY 13 Budget.

(fire, rescue and emergency management total: 1.00 FTE; $613,563)

Sheriff's Office

11. I move to eliminate $1,000,000 (no fte) from the Sheriff's Office, for a savings of $1,000,000 to go to the balance. Page 2-78 FY 13 Budget.

(sheriff's office total: $1,000,000)

Public Safety and Judicial Administration total: 6.12 FTEs; $1,956,394.

Health and Welfare

Extension Services

12. I move to pass the Elimination of the Family & Consumer Science Program, including the elimination of 1.00 FTE, from Extension Services, for a savings of $92,812 to go to the balance. Page 3-8 FY 13 Budget.

13. I move to pass the Elimination of the Urban Horticulture Program, including the elimination of 1.00 FTE, from Extension Services, for a savings of $88,377 to go to the balance. Page 3-8 FY 13 Budget.

(extension services total: 2.00 FTEs; $181,189)

Department of Family Services

14. I move to eliminate 1.00 FTE, the Benefits Specialist, from the Department of Family Services, for a savings of $83,075 to go to the balance. Page 3-20 FY 13 Budget.

15. I move to eliminate 1.00 FTE, the Child Protective Services Case Assistant, from the Department of Family Services, for a savings of $70,717 to go to the balance. Page 3-20 FY 13 Budget.

(family services total: 2.00 FTEs; $153,792)

Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services

16. I move to pass the Elimination of Community Outreach, including 1.00 FTE, from the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services, for a savings of $97,980 to go to the balance. Page 3-51 FY 13 Budget.

17. I move to pass the Elimination of the Substance Abuse Services Supervised Apartment Program, including 1.00 FTE, from the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services, for a savings of $110,394 to go to the balance. Page 3-52 FY 13 Budget.

(mental health, substance abuse and dvlpmtl. svcs. total: 2.00 FTEs; $208,374)

Regional Organization

18. I move to pass the Reduction of the Regional Organization Contribution, a savings of $69,822 to go to the balance.

Health and Welfare total: 6.00 FTEs; $613,177.

Parks, Recreation and Culture

Department of Library Services

19. I move to eliminate 27.14 FTEs, the Gum Spring Library Branch, from the Department of Library Services, for a savings of $1,713,612 to go to the balance. Page 4-7 FY 13 Budget.

(library services total: 27.14 FTEs; $1,713,612)

Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services

20. I move to eliminate 2.00 FTEs, the Leesburg Senior Center Manager and Center Assistant, from the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, for a savings of $154,097 to go to the balance. Page 4-20 FY 13 Budget.

21. I move to pass the Reduction of Athletic Field Game Preparation, including 2.42 FTEs, for the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, for a savings of $104,484 to go to the balance. Page 4-20 FY 13 Budget.

22. I move to Reduce the Facility & Athletic Field Maintenance, including 4.62 FTEs, for the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, for a savings of $147,985 to go to the balance. Page 4-21 FY 13 Budget.

(parks, recreation & community services total: 9.04 FTEs; $406,566)

Parks, Recreation and Culture total: 36.18 FTEs; $2,120,178.

Community Development

Department of Building and Development

23. I move to pass the Reduction of the Water Resources Management Program, including 2.00 FTEs, for the Department of Building and Development, for a savings of $163,833 to go to the balance. Page 5-8 FY 13 Budget.

24. I move to pass the Reduction of the Environmental Review Program, including 0.53 FTEs, for the Department of Building and Development, for a savings of $43,416 to go to the balance. Page 5-8 FY 13 Budget.

(building and development total: 2.53 FTEs; $207,249)

Department of Economic Development

25. I move to eliminate 2.00 FTEs, the Business Development Team Expansion, from the Department of Economic Development, for a savings of $499,248 to go to the balance. Page 5-24 FY 13 Budget.

(economic development total: 2.00 FTEs; $499,248)

Community Development total: 4.53 FTEs; $706,497.

Inter-Agency Efforts

26. I move to pass the Elimination of the County Post Dispositional Program, specifically the Probation Officer ($82,293), Clinician ($89,170), and Social Worker ($93,269) positions, for a total of 3.07 FTEs, a savings of $264,732 to go to the balance. Page reference needed&

(inter-agency efforts total: 3.07 FTEs; $264,732)

Non-Departmental Expenditures

27. I move to pass the Elimination of County-wide VRS Plan 2 Employee Contribution, for a savings of $158,330 to go to the balance. Page reference needed&

(non-departmental expenditures total: $158,330)

REDUCTION IN PROPOSED ENHANCEMENTS AND EXISTING PROGRAMS GRAND TOTAL: 60.89 FTEs; $6,561,855.

Supervisor Delgaudio's Reductions for an Alternative Budget for March 5, 2012

DRAFT DRAFT

KEEP THE SAVINGS IN THE BUDGET

I move that the Board automatically table any amendment to the budget that increases the use of Local Tax Funding.

PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES

Animal Services

28 I move to eliminate ________ FTEs (of _____ FTEs) from the Dept. of Animal Services (one each from the Animal Shelter and Animal Control respectively) for a savings of $_______ to go to the balance. Page 2-6 FY 12 Budget.
(estimate $100,000)

Clerk of The Court

29 The FY 12 Plan asks for increase of $_______ in local tax funding therefore, I move to eliminate ________ (of _____ FTEs) from the Clerk of the Circuit Court, at the discretion of the Clerk in coordination with the county administrator, for a savings of $_______ to go to the balance. (estimate $100,000)

Courts

30. I move to eliminate the existing position for Courts for a Staff Attorney for Circuit Court for savings of $_____ to go to the balance. Page reference needed. (estimate $100,000)

Sheriff's Office

DARE PROGRAM

31. I move to reduce the expenditure of tax dollars and return to the balance $_______ to eliminate the DARE program from the Sheriff's budget. Page reference needed. (estimate $400,000)

Dulles Town Center

32 I move to eliminate the Dulles Town Center Deputy patrol and return to the balance $_______. Page reference needed. (estimate $500,000)

SRO

33 I move to eliminate all SROs at 11 Middle Schools for savings of $_________ to go to the balance. This includes the contribution to the Town of Leesburg for Middle School SROs. (estimate $800,000)

HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES

Extension Services

34 I move to reduce expenditures by _____$588,457 by eliminating Extension Services. Page reference needed.

Family Services

35 I move to eliminate Multi-lingual program and return to the balance $_______ (page reference needed). (estimate $100,000)

subtotal $2,700,000 estimate


Regional Organizations

36 I move to eliminate the County contribution to Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments for a savings of $228,426.

37 I move to eliminate the County contribution to Northern Virginia Community College for a savings of $581,309.

38. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for a savings of $1,291,555.

39. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Northern Virginia Regional Commission for a savings of $187,606.

40 I move to eliminate the County contribution to Loudoun Small Business Development Center for a savings of $170,000.

41 I move to eliminate the County contribution to Legal Services of Northern Virginia for a savings of $80,031.

42. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Bluemont Concert Series for a savings of $25,000.

43. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Loudoun Museum for a savings of $67,500.

44. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Round Hill Arts Center for a savings of $6,000.

45. I move to eliminate the County contribution to Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum for a savings of $137,178.

subtotal $2,772,000 estimate

PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURE

Library Services

46. I move to recommend to the Library Board of Trustees to double the Libraries Overdue Fines from $0.10 per item per day to $0.20 per item per day and increase the maximum per overdue fines occurrence per item from $5 to $10. This will increase Libraries' Overdue Fines revenue by 100% for the FY 13 budget from $_______ to $_______.
(estimate $100,000)

Parks, Recreation and Community Services

47. I move to eliminate the enhancement for Parks, Recreation and Community Services To Keep Open Eastern Loudoun Adult Day Center for expenditure of $_______ and ____ FTEs and to not open Western Loudoun Adult Day center (estimate $1,000,000)

48. I move to eliminate the enhancement for Parks, Recreation and Community Services for completion of Brambleton District Park for expenditure of $_______ and ____ FTEs.(estimate $100,000)

49. I move to direct the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services' to find fee increases of $_______ for the FY 13 Budget in admissions, events and corporate sponsors. This represents an increase of ___%.(estimate $100,000)

50. I move to reduce all expenditures for the Franklin Performing Arts reducing Local Tax Funding by $_______ and eliminating ____ FTEs.(estimate $300,000)

51. I move to reduce all expenditures for the Heritage Farm Museum reducing Local Tax Funding $137,178.
(duplicate)

52. I move to reduce local tax funding by $________ using one day per week closings of all Parks, community centers, and senior centers to achieve this in an equitable manner.

(estimate $300,000)

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

Building and Development

53, I move to direct the Department of Building and Development to find fee increases of $_______ for the FY 13 Budget. (estimate $100,000)

54, I move to reduce __ additional FTE(s) from Building and Development to achieve a saving of $______. Page reference needed.(estimate $100,000)

Economic Development

55. I move to reduce by $_________ the budget for the Economic Development office. Page reference needed.
$500,000

Transportation and Website (IT)

56. I move to increase the amount of revenue projected through advertisement revenue and other non-fare or non-fee methods that provide service or vending opportunity and from signs or banner ads on properties or websites owned by Loudoun County used for public commuter lots for the Loudoun commuter bus, buildings and other uses with a goal to generate revenue of(estimate $100,000) to the balance Page reference needed.

subtotal 2,700,000

GENERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Boards and Commissions

57.. I move to completely reduce by $_________ from the Board of Supervisors to eliminate all Supervisor staff from the total budget to leave the balance for supervisor payroll and audit costs. Page reference needed.
$900,000 estimate

Or, if that fails

58. I move to reduce the Supervisors District budgets by another five per cent for a total of a ten per cent reduction or $______ from the chairman and $10,785 from the 8 respective Supervisor District budgets for $______ to add to the balance. (estimate $100,000)

Or, if that fails

59. I move to reject the enhancement of the District Budgets of $_______.

Construction and Solid Waste

60. I move to eliminate Recycling Drop-off Centers and return to the balance $_______. Page reference needed.
$300,000 estimate

61. I move to eliminate one non-fee offset FTEs from Construction and Waste Management (of _____ FTEs) for savings of $_______ to go to the balance. Page reference needed.(estimate $100,000)

County Assessor

62 I move to eliminate one FTE (of 20 FTEs) from the County Assessor's Office for a savings of $______ to go to the balance. Page reference needed.(estimate $100,000)

County Attorney

63. I move to eliminate one FTE(s) from the County Attorney's Office for a savings of $______ to go to the balance. Page reference needed.(estimate $100,000)

General Services

64. I move to eliminate 2 FTE(s) from the office of General Services, Facilities Support (of __ FTEs) at the discretion of the county administrator to decide, for a savings of $_______ to go to the balance. Page reference needed.

(estimate $200,000)

65. I move to reduce Expenditures of Operations and Maintenance by $________ ($_________) proportionally over each department within General Services (Public Works, Facilities Support, Field Management) Page reference needed.

(estimate $100,000)

subtotal $1,900,000

NON-DEPARTMENTAL

66. I move to require all county employees to pay the employee share of their VRS (retirement) pay for a savings of $_________ and add this amount to the budget $2,000,000 estimate

67. I move to eliminate Tax Exemptions for all non profit organizations to add revenue exempted by Board of Supervisor action in the amount of $_________ to the balance $4,000,000 estimate

68. I motion to sell access county land that is not planned for any fire, safety or education use in the current CIP for the amount of $_________ to go to the balance. $1,000,000 estimate

Reference: county sold two small parcels of land recently. And there is a county report on land parcels that fit this category.

69. I move to further reduce the amount to the county by $_________ by providing no pay increase of __ per cent for employees of the county. $2,000,000 million

SCHOOLS

70. I move to reduce the transfer to the school board by $__________ and endorse the recommendations of the School administrator in his FY 2013 Superintendents Proposed Operating Budget for reductions $2 million estimate

71. I move to further reduce the transfer to the county school board by $__________ with the request from the Board of Supervisors that there be no pay increase of __ per cent for employees of the school board. $6 million estimate

72.+ more ideas

subtotal $17,000,000

DARE Reduction Rationale follows: 2 pages

Why Eliminate DARE?

DARE PROGRAM CITED IN DOZENS OF STUDIES AS WASTEFUL

For years, in study after study, the DARE program does not prove out its effectiveness, although it is popular with some adults who want some official reaction from the law enforcement community to the drug epedemic. There are better programs, such as intervention and dedicated counseling.

Here's what a major study says (see full abstract from study from the University of Illinois at Chicago at end of this ) "The results indicate that D.A.R.E. had no long-term effects on a wide range of drug use measures"

The latest commentary by Reason magazine Jacob Sullum states bluntly: One study after another has found that students who complete DARE (a.k.a. Drug Abuse Resistance Education) are just as likely to use drugs as students who don't.

HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH JOURNAL SAYS "DARE IS WASTE"

A study in the latest issue of the journal Health Education Research concludes that many schools use -heavily marketed curricula that have not been evaluated, have been evaluated inadequately or have been shown to be ineffective in reducing substance abuse." The lead researcher, Denise Hallfors of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, does not mince words in her evaluation of DARE. "There's no scientific rationale whatsoever for maintaining DARE in the schools," she says.

For entire article and other studies, visit http://reason.com/links/links080602.shtml

(abstract source of study summarizing wastefulness of DARE)

ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF SCHOOL-BASED DRUG EDUCATION: A SIX-YEAR MULTI-LEVEL ANALYSIS OF PROJECT D.A.R.E.

by Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Ph.D. Professor and Head and Gordon S. Hanson, Ph.D.

Research Associate Department of Criminal Justice and Center for Research in Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago April 6, 1998

ABSTRACT Summary on DARE

A randomized longitudinal field experiment was conducted to estimate the short- and long-term effects of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.) on students' attitudes, beliefs, social skills, and drug use behaviors. Students from urban, suburban, and rural schools (N=1798) were followed for more than six years, with surveys administered each year from 6th through 12th grades. Teachers were also surveyed annually to measure students' cumulative exposure to supplemental (post-D.A.R.E.) drug education. Multi-level analyses (random-effects ordinal regression) were conducted on seven waves of post-treatment data.

The results indicate that D.A.R.E. had no long-term effects on a wide range of drug use measures, nor did it show a lasting impact on hypothesized mediating variables, with one exception.

Previously documented short-terms effects had dissipated by the conclusion of the study.

D.A.R.E., although ineffective by itself over the long haul, appears to inoculate students against the apparent negative aspects of supplemental drug education. Some D.A.R.E.-by-Community interactions were observed: urban and rural communities showed some benefits, while suburban areas experienced small adverse effects from participation.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is the nation's most popular school-based drug education program it is administered in approximately 70% of the nation's school districts, reaching 25 million students in 1996, and has been adopted in 44 foreign countries (Law Enforcement News 1996). Its effectiveness in combating drug usage, however, has been a matter of bitter controversy, and this debate is taking place in the context of rising drug use among our nation's youth. After experiencing large declines in drug use in the 1980s, the national trend began to reverse in the early 1990s: the percentage of high school seniors who reported using illegal drugs "during the past year" increased from 22 percent in 1992 to 35 percent in 1995 ¬ a 59 percent increase (Johnston et al. 1996). Marijuana is one drug where dramatic increases were observed. The number of eighth graders who reported using marijuana during their lifetime jumped from 10.2 percent in 1991 to 19.9 percent in 1995 ¬ a 92 percent increase.

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