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File #: 20-0344   
Type: Report to Council Status: Public Hearing/General Business
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/9/2020
Title: Annual City Council Public Hearing on FY 2020/21 Budget and Resource Allocation Plan and Establishment of Appropriations Limit and Sunnyvale Financing Authority Public Hearing on FY 2020/21 Budget
Attachments: 1. FY 2020/21 Appropriations Limit, 2. Responses to Council Questions From Budget Workshop, 3. Revised General Fund Long-Term Financial Plan, 4. Draft Board and Commission Meeting Minutes for the FY 2020/21 Recommended Budget
REPORT TO COUNCIL AND SUNNYVALE FINANCING AUTHORITY
SUBJECT
Title
Annual City Council Public Hearing on FY 2020/21 Budget and Resource Allocation Plan and Establishment of Appropriations Limit and Sunnyvale Financing Authority Public Hearing on FY 2020/21 Budget

Report
BACKGROUND
The City Charter requires a Public Hearing be held prior to the adoption of the City's budget and resource allocation plan.

Additionally, Article XIIIB of the California Constitution established appropriations limits on government agencies within California. Originally enacted by Proposition 4 in 1979, the appropriations limit creates a ceiling for the appropriations of tax proceeds that can be made by the state, school districts, and local governments in California. The limit uses 1978-79 as the "base" year and is adjusted annually for population growth and cost of living factors. The purpose of the appropriations limit is to preclude state and local governments from retaining excess revenues, which are required to be redistributed back to taxpayers and schools. To date, the City has not exceeded its appropriations limit in any year. Section 7910 of the Government Code requires that the City annually adopt an appropriations limit for the coming year. The supporting documentation for the establishment of the limit must be available for public review at least 15 days prior to the adoption of the appropriations limit resolution. The required material that provides detailed information on the City's appropriations limit has been available for public review since May 11, included in Volume I of the FY 2020/21 Recommended Budget. It is also provided as Attachment 1 to this report.

The FY 2020/21 Recommended Budget also includes the annual budget for the Sunnyvale Financing Authority, the governing body established to provide the debt service for the Sunnyvale Office Center. The only appropriation for the Financing Authority is the annual debt service payment for the Sunnyvale Office Cen...

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