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File #: 09-1009    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/21/2009 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2009 Final action: 7/28/2009
Title: Public Defender recommending the Board approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $54,894 from contingency to cover budget overage in Fiscal Year 2008-2009 retroactively to June 30, 2009. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: Department 15 - Contingency.
Attachments: 1. 09-1009 A - Budget Transfer.PDF
Title
Public Defender recommending the Board approve Budget Transfer in the amount of $54,894 from contingency to cover budget overage in Fiscal Year 2008-2009 retroactively to June 30, 2009. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: Department 15 - Contingency.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $54,894

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $
Savings $
Other - Contingency $ 54,894
Total Funding Available $ 54,894
Change To Net County Cost $ -0-

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Contingency will be reduced and the Public Defender Operating budget will be increased by $54,894.

Background: The FY 2008-09 adopted budget for the Public Defender included operating appropriations of $3,028,495 and appropriations of $85K for costs associated with trial defense for total appropriations of $3,113,495. At mid-year, as part of the on-going need to reduce budgets the Public Defender's budget was reduced by $128,960 in order to achieve the required target reduction. Reduction to the Department budget at mid-year included
Salaries $ 61,228
5 day Furlough Value $ 35,930
Services & Supplies $ 28,202 ($18,000 of which was for defense)
Fixed Assets $ 2,700
Other $ 900
Total Mid-Year Reduction $128,960


A factor involved in the overage in salaries and benefits, in addition to the mid-year reduction, includes a retirement payoff of approximately $48,000 which was partially offset by filling the vacancy at a lower level.

On May 5, 2009 the Board approved a request for a contingency transfer of $37,000 to cover costs associated with the defense of a death penalty case.

Reason for Recommendation: This request should have been brought to the Board prior to June 30, 2009. Department projections were provided to the Ch...

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