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File #: 22-5278    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Office of Management and Budget to hold a public hearing for discussion and approval of the FY 2023 budgets for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District and Toll Road Authority.
Attachments: 1. 22-5278 2022 Calculated Tax Rates Final.pdf, 2. FY23 Proposed Budget Volume I 20220912.pdf
Department: Management and Budget
Department Head/Elected Official: Daniel Ramos, Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Public Hearing

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of Management and Budget to hold a public hearing for discussion and approval of the FY 2023 budgets for Harris County, the Harris County Flood Control District and Toll Road Authority.
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Background and Discussion:

The recommended General Fund operating budget is $2.24B, which supports increases for all law enforcement departments and includes additional investigators and detention officers for the Sheriff's Department. The budget also includes Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA's) for all County employees and maintains current employee benefits, despite increasing costs.

The proposed FCD budget is $137M, which includes, an additional $5M in sediment removal and channel erosion repairs and adds an additional $790K for other repair projects to maintain current levels of necessary maintenance to maintain the capacity on existing infrastructure. The budget covers the debt service for flood control projects approved by voters in the 2018 Bond Election.

The proposed HCTRA budget is $561M, which includes operating expenses, debt service, and PAYGO (Pay As You Go) Capital.

Expected Impact:

The proposed rate and budget:

* Maintains current level of service for County departments and strategically invests in law enforcement, infrastructure, and flood resiliency.

Alternative Options:

Commissioners Court can adopt a budget up to the Auditor's Preliminary Estimate of Available Resources.

If the fiscal year starts without Commissioners Court adoption of a budget, then the C...

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