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Budget-Audit-Board of Review Committee Meeting

June 17, 2024 10:00 AM

City Council Chamber

1.  Roll Call 

2.  Approval of the Budget Committee meeting minutes of May 23, 2024.

3.  Update on the status of the FY2023 Annual Audit and Resolution re "Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire":

a)  Resolution No. R-24-266 (Introduced June 20, 2024)

By:  Councilmember Giarrusso (By Request)

In this Resolution, the City Council retained the audit firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors (“CRI”) to conduct the City of New Orleans’ (“City”) 2023 comprehensive annual financial audit, and the Louisiana Legislative Auditor requires the City to submit a completed Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire that must be adopted by resolution of the governing authority.

To Present: Becky Hammond, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs, Freda Richardson, Deputy Finance Director

4.  Civil Service Pay Plan Amendments Approved by the Civil Service Commission

By:  Councilmembers Giarrusso, Moreno, Morrell, Green and Thomas - For Discussion and Vote

a)  M-24-256 – City Council – Council Public Information Officer - New Classification

b)  M-24-257 – Office of the Inspector - Intelligence Analyst (OIG) - New Classification

c)  M-24-258 – S&WB - Utility Fleet Manager (Non-Exempt) - New Classification

d)  M-24-259 – N.O. Public Library - Library Security Coordinator (Non-Exempt) and Librarian II, Lead (Exempt) - New Classification

e)  M-24-260 – S&WB - Hiring Rates and Special Rate of Pay for Attorneys and Legal Support Positions

5.  Ord. Cal. No. 34,703 (Introduced June 6, 2024)

By:  Councilmembers Giarrusso, Moreno, Green and Thomas (By Request) - For Discussion and Vote

This Ordinance amends Ordinance No. 29,736 M.C.S., as amended, entitled “An Ordinance Providing an Operating Budget of Expenditures for the City of New Orleans for the Year 2024”, to move funds from appropriation 200-Other Operating to 100-Personal Services for a full-time Code Enforcement Officer in the French Quarter Development District; and otherwise to provide with respect thereto.

Description:  This Ordinance transfers $82,000 from the French Quarter Development District (Fund 5128) – Chief Administrative Office in Other Operating (200), to the Department of Code Enforcement in Personal Services (100).

6.  Ord. Cal. No. 34,704 (Introduced June 6, 2024)

By:  Councilmember Giarrusso - For Discussion and Vote

This Ordinance amends Ordinance No. 29,736 M.C.S., as amended, entitled “An Ordinance providing an Operating Budget of Expenditures for the City of New Orleans for the Year 2024” to transfer appropriation within the City Council from the Board of Review to the Council Central Office for the cost of an additional Attorney position; and otherwise to provide with respect thereto.

Description:  This Ordinance transfers $200,000 from the General Fund (Fund 1000) – City Council Board of Review (2060) and Other Operating (100), to the Council Central Office (2010) and in Personal Services (100).

7.  Motion No. M-24-273 (Introduced June 20, 2024)

By: Councilmember Giarrusso (By Request)

This Motion adds the President of the Council as a signatory to the contract between the City of New Orleans and OpenGov, Inc. for delivery and implementation of a cloud-based enterprise asset management solution. The duration is two years at a cost of $1,623,010.

8.  Motion No. M-24-274 (Introduced June 20, 2024)

By: Councilmember Thomas (By Request)

This Motion adds the President of the Council as a signatory to the Professional Services Agreement between the City of New Orleans and Mark43, Inc., and authorizing the President of the Council to sign the Agreement. The duration is three years at a cost of $4,590,464, which is Federally funded (ARPA).

9.  Presentation from the CAO regarding the Mid-Year Budget Adjustments.

*Note:  The Ordinance will be discussed and introduced at the City Council meeting of June 20, 2024.

10.  Budget Reports Period Ending April 30, 2024 - CAO/Finance:

a)  Revenue Collections Report

b)  Personnel Spending Forecast

c)  Operating Expenses – Available Balances by Department

d)  Staffing Report

e)  Reports on Citywide FTEs

      i.  Filled vs. Vacant FTEs

     ii.  Budget: Filled vs. Vacant FTEs

f)  Fund Balances Report

11.  Adjournment

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