Legislative Public Meetings

File #: 23-0564   
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 5/22/2023
Title: Review Planning Program Budget and Fees for FY 2023-2024
Attachments: 1. FY 2023-2024 Recommended Budget Volume 1 - Summary and Operating Budget, 2. FY 2023-2024 Recommended Budget Volume 2 - Projects Budget
Review Planning Program Budget and Fees for FY 2023-2024

Boards and Commissions are asked to provide comments to the City Council on the recommended City budget where it could affect the Commission's work. Staff recommends that the Commission review the following sections of the FY 2023-2024 Recommended Budget (see link in Attachment 1):

* City Manager's Memorandum, pages 8-12
* Budget Summary Highlights, pages 16-28
* Community Development Department (CDD) Budget Summary, pages 320-340

The recommendation of the Planning Commission on the budget is not subject to environmental review because it is a fiscal or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect changes to the physical environment (CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), (5)).

Sunnyvale's budget process alternates each year between the operating budget and the projects budget. This year is focused on the projects budget. While the last two budget cycles were reflective of uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the current projects budget reflects a balanced budget in the short and long term. As described in the City Manager's Memorandum, the City's finances are "moving in the right direction as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic subside".

Budget Summary Highlights
The 2023/24 operating budget for all funds totals $334.5 million, up $26.1 million from FY 2022/23. Additionally, the FY 2023/24 Recommended Budget includes several budget Supplements. Budget Supplements are proposals to supplement services or add new initiatives that require specific Council approval. There are 11 Study Issues included in Budget Supplement No.1 totaling $1,188,000 to be considered for funding. Nine of the 11 Study Issues are funded by the General Fund for a total impact of $990,000, with the remaining two funded by the Technology and Communications Services Sub-Fund of the General Services Internal...

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