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File #: R-22-18   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/4/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/22/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Creating A Pilot Program To Test And Review A Priority-Based Budgeting Approach In The Development Of The Annual Operating Budget (Sanchez, Lewis, Jones, Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-18.pdf, 2. R-18final
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-18 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Louie E. Sanchez, Dan Lewis, Trudy E. Jones, Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Creating A Pilot Program To Test And Review A Priority-Based Budgeting Approach In The Development Of The Annual Operating Budget (Sanchez, Lewis, Jones, Benton)
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CREATING A PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST AND REVIEW A PRIORITY-BASED BUDGETING APPROACH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET.
WHEREAS, Article IV, Section 10 (b) of the Charter specifies the Albuquerque City Council shall review, amend, and approve all budgets of the City and adopt policies, plans, programs, and legislation consistent with the goals and objectives established by the Council; and
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Charter specifies the Albuquerque City Council shall establish a procedure for formulation of the annual operating budget by ordinance and adopted by the Council, after consultation with the Mayor, consistent with the provisions of the City Charter; and
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 1 of the Charter specifies the Mayor shall formulate the City's operating budget and the biennial capital improvement budget in consultation with the Council; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 2, Article 11, Section 7(B) of the City Code of Ordinances specifies a full program budget will be prepared for all city departments each year, and shall include the projected costs of each program; and
WHEREAS, the definition of a program is not clearly defined in the Code of Ordinances; and
WHEREAS, a priority based budgeting approach could be a useful tool in better identifying the true cost of providing a given city service or program; and
WHEREAS, the current budget formulation process is incremental in that it begins with prior year budgeted expenditures, adjusts for projected year-over-year cost increases, and adds any additional programs in the form of iss...

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