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1 1 1 Your 2010 DeKalb County Budget Delivering the Services You Expect and Deserve Making Wise Use of Your Tax Dollars

2 222 Budget Process: Important Dates Departments Submit RequestsAugust 28, 2009 CEO Submits Budget to BOCDecember 15, 2009 CEO Neighborhood Budget GatheringsJanuary – February 2010 BOC Budget Committee ReviewJanuary – February 2010 BOC Public HearingsFebruary 9 & 23, 2010 BOC Adopts BudgetFebruary 23, 2010 BOC sets Millage RatesJune 8, 2010 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

3 33 Challenging Economic Environment  Loss of Property Tax Digest by $1 Billion  HB 233 (Moratorium on Reassessments through 2011)  SB 55 (Consider Foreclosure Sales)  HB 595 (Freeze on Homestead Increases)  Loss of Sales Tax Receipts  2007$100.6 million  2008$ 95.3 million  2009$ 87.5 million  Loss of Revenue from Dunwoody & HB 264  Loss of $19+ Million  Loss of State Homeowner Tax Relief Grant in ’09 & ‘10  Loss of $16.3 Million  Loss of New Construction Activities  Loss of $7.5 million/year  27 th Payday: $13 million Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

4 4 Tax Funds Budget Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

5 555 Revenues Tax Funds 2010 Sales Tax (HOST)$88.3 Property Taxes (Residential & Commercial)348.9 Excise Taxes35.8 Licensing20.3 Federal, State and Local Government4.3 Fines32.3 Other39.9 Fund Balance12.8 Total* *Before prior year encumbrances. $582.7 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

6 6 DeKalb County Population (thousands) Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead`

7 77 Priorities in 2010 A Balanced Budget  Cut Spending  Increase Revenue Continue Our Advances in Public Safety Better Customer Service Fiscal Accountability Minimize Tax Burden on Citizens Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

8 888 Priorities in 2010 Balanced Budget Means Appropriations = Anticipated Revenues As Required by State Law Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

9 99 Priorities in 2010 Balanced Budget Spending Cuts 2009 Spending Cuts$17.9 million 2010 Spending Cuts Public Safety$4.6 million Courts & Jail$1.9 million Information Systems$4.3 million Facilities Management$2.5 million General Administration$3.2 million Human Services$2.7 million Public Works$3.9 million Parks & Libraries$2.8 million Debt Service$0.8 million Hospital$0.1 million Capital Projects$3.1 million Budgetary Reserves$4.2 million $52.0 Million Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

10 10 Tax Funds Expenditure Budget 2008 – 2010 By Major Category Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

11 11 Priorities in 2010 Balanced Budget Increase Revenue Fees Recorders Court$2.6 million Fire & Rescue$1.2 million Performing Arts / Golf$0.5 million Millage Increase 1.25 Public Safety$20.4 million 0.61 General$9.9 million Professional & Training$375 thousand Uncollected Revenue $3.9 million Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

12 12 Priorities in 2010 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

13 13 Priorities in 2010 Public Safety Institute Electronic Traffic Violation Ticketing Improve Recorder’s Court processes Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

14 14 Priorities in 2010 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead Better Customer Service 1% Merit Increment Additional Training to Downsized Workforce

15 15 Priorities in 2010 Fiscal Accountability Establish Office of Inspector General To Control Waste, Fraud, & Abuse Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

16 16 Priorities for 2010  Minimize Tax Burden on Citizens Utilize Homestead Exemption at 95% of HOST Receipts Continue suspension of Sick Leave Incentives Continue Monitoring of Overtime Continue suspension of Vehicle Replacements, except Public Safety Rebuild Your “Rainy Day” Fund Adjustment of Assessment Values Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

17 Revenues Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

18 Budget Components Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

19 19 Budget Changes from 2009 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

20 20 Operating Expenditure Trends (in millions) Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead *Does not include bond proceeds for capital projects.

21 21 Budget Summary Tax Funds Only Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead 2008 Adopted Budget$ Adopted Budget$ Requests from Departments $ Recommended Base Budget $582.7 In millions

22 22 DeKalb’s Contributions to Grady County advanced $5M in Debt Service is based upon ratio of indigent populations from DeKalb and Fulton. Average annual total is $22,187,527 for OperationsDebt Service Total ,911,0936,074,41621,985, ,867,0996,431,13827,298, ,867,0996,993,96417,861, ,011,5167,602,41523,613, ,885,0897,602,41523,487,504 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

23 23 Enterprise Funds Enterprise Fund is a self-sustaining fund primarily supported from user charges  Watershed Management has been impacted by conservation and rates  Sanitation revenues and expenses were reduced due to economic factors  Airport revenues remained level Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

24 24 Enterprise Funds Budget Summary Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead Watershed Management 2008$170,921, $161,373, $196,021,109 Positions 914 Sanitation 2008 $80,998, $71,303, $69,852,973 Positions 742 Airport 2008 $9,012, $11,942, $11,620,517 Positions 27

25 25 Local Government Comparison Cost of Water & Sewer, Sanitation and Taxes for a $200,000 Home Average Water Usage 7,000 gallons per month. Excludes State & School Taxes. *Before 2010 Millage Increases in other counties. Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

26 26 Tax Savings on $200,000 Home in 2010 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

27 27 Where Your Tax Dollar Is Spent Homestead property taxes. Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

28 28 Comparison of Homestead Taxes Unincorporated Areas  Average Home Value in 2008 of $222,284  County Tax equals $  Average Home Value in 2010 of $213,200  County Tax equals $  Adjust for State HTRC  Adjust for Dunwoody  Net After Adjustments $ Change from 2008 to 2010: $75.13 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead

29 29 Budget Process CEO Summary RevenuesExpendituresAnalysis HOST & Homestead After Standard Exemption and HOST Credit. Homestead Operating Taxes DeKalb: “The Best Deal in Town” Home ValueDeKalbCobbFultonGwinnett $200,000$ $656.60$1, $ $300, , , , $400,0001, , , , $500,0001, , , ,280.00

30 30 Summary 1. We Continue To Face Declining Revenue  Due to State & National economic recession  Due to incorporation of Dunwoody & HB 264  Due to State’s canceling of HTRG credit  Due to State legislation “freezing” residential and commercial values ( )

31 31 Summary 2. Priorities A Balanced Budget  Cut Spending  Increase Revenue Continue Our Advances in Public Safety Better Customer Service Fiscal Accountability Minimize Tax Burden on Citizens

32 32 Your 2010 DeKalb County Budget Delivering the Services You Expect and Deserve Making Wise Use of Your Tax Dollars 3. Questions and Comments

33 33 Notes

34 34 Your 2010 DeKalb County Budget Neighborhood Budget Gatherings 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. McNair Academy 2162 Second Ave Decatur 1/12/2010 Druid Hills HS 1798 Haygood Drive Atlanta 1/14/2010 Chapel Hill MS 3535 Dogwood Farms Rd Decatur 1/19/2010 East Lake YMCA 275 E. Lake Blvd Atlanta 1/21/2010 Arabia Mountain HS 6610 Brownsmill Rd Lithonia 1/25/2010 Montgomery Elementary 3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Atlanta 1/26/2010 Tucker Recreation Ctr 4898 La Vista Rd Tucker 1/2/2010 Cedar Grove HS 2360 River Rd Ellenwood 2/4/2010 Stephenson MS 922 Stephenson Rd Stone Mountain 2/9/2010 St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church 5365 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain 2/11/2010 Torah Day School 1985 La Vista Rd Atlanta 2/16/2010 Berean Church 2201 Young Rd Stone Mountain 2/18/2010

35 35 Your 2010 DeKalb County Budget Delivering the Services You Expect and Deserve Making Wise Use of Your Tax Dollars


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