How do the proposed changes fit within the 2024 adopted budget?

The proposed changes fit well within the adopted budget. Here's the breakdown.  

Total amount of funding available for non-sanitation public works personnel in the 2024 General Fund = $681,402 

Proposed 2024 Public Works Personnel Costs

 $743,629 = Total costs to retain ten positions 

    - $  40,000 = Personnel costs allocated to Stormwater Fund to retain yard waste services

    - $150,000 = Personnel costs allocated to Sanitation fund

 $120,000 = estimated costs of potential landscaping contract 

TOTAL:   $673,629 (within the 2024 operating budget) 

   - $  23,000 (additional potential savings if eliminate facilities' janitorial services

          $650,629 (total impact on the General Fund)* 

 *NOTE: The total costs come to $30,773 under budget.



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1. Why is the city considering making changes to its public works program?
2. Why did the city issue a request for proposals (RFP) for solid waste management?
3. Will employees lose their jobs if the city moves to outsourced sanitation services?
4. How do the proposed changes fit within the 2024 adopted budget?
5. How will the changes in the public works program affect the sanitation and yard waste fees for residents?
6. How will the sanitation and recycling services change?
7. Who will manage bulk pickup requests?
8. Will residents who receive special assistance for backdoor sanitation pickup still receive this service?
9. That’s a great savings on sanitation fees. Did the city evaluate moving yard waste services to a contractor as well?
10. Why do we need to outsource landscaping services? Now that the Public Works team won’t be responsible for solid waste pickup, won’t they be able to handle landscaping?
11. What will Public Works staff focus on now that they don’t have to handle sanitation and recycling?
12. How will the changes in the public works program affect the sanitation fees for businesses?
13. What is the timeline for the change?
14. Will residents need to buy new trash or recycling bins if the sanitation and recycling services move to an outside vendor?
15. What is a tipping fee?
16. Why would it cost the city more than the contractor to provide the city's sanitation and recycling services?