BUDGET PROGRAM REQUEST JUSTIFICATION: BM4703
DETAIL OF BUDGET PROGRAMS REQUESTS Copy and use the format below for each budget request. This proposal should explain why funding is needed in order to meet or exceed the current level of service. Proposals must include specific numerical evidence where possible. If you have any questions on how to present your request in this format, please feel free to contact your CAO analyst or the Mayor’s Office. Use the Budget Request letter included in the Excel template (A, B, C, etc) when referencing each Budget Request. New Request: Departmental Liaison for Various Programs (including Homelessness) 1. Description of Request: Coordinate Neighborhood Council Board of Public Works Liaisons, Animal Services Liaisons, and other liaisons as implemented. In particular, work with the Homelessness Liaisons to integrate into the citywide Homelessness plan per Mayor’s Executive Directive and City Council action. Coordinate Neighborhood Council leaders in the yearly Congress of Neighborhoods, partner with the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates for the Mayor’s Budget Day and during the yearly budget process and plan the second Spring Congress, which includes the EmpowerLA Awards →→ 1 Project Coordinator ($50,513) →→ Transportation ($2,100) →→ Office and Admin ($30,000 - $10,000 for the Congress of Neighborhoods, $10,000 for Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates and $10,000 for 2nd Congress/EmpowerLA Awards) 2. Justification: →→ Issue / Problem: Through Mayoral Executive Directives and City Council action, the Department staff has been tasked with ensuring collaboration on a number of citywide issues from Clean Streets to Homelessness. The Department’s Field staff have been pulled from their Neighborhood Council meeting operations support functions to carry this workload. As a result, Neighborhood Councils are not receiving assistance to help them carry out basic functions, such as meeting quorum, which defeats the purpose of trying to conduct the outreach required by the directives. →→ Alignment with strategic documents:
□ Mayor’s Expectations Letter
□ Comprehensive Homeless Strategy
□ Equitable Workforce and Service Restoration Plan
□ Sustainable City pLAn □ Strategic Plan(s)
As indicated above. Further, the Mayor’s Expectations Letter expects consistent support Neighborhood Councils with Field staff attending 100% of Neighborhood Council monthly board meetings. This is not possible with the level of support expected for Neighborhood Council liaisons, Civic University, Congress and Budget Advocates work. →→ Impact on Performance Metrics: Field staff will be able to attend 100% of Neighborhood Council meetings. The Department will be able to conduct at a minimum, quarterly meetings, with all Neighborhood Council City liaisons. →→ Operational improvement(s): This request is to allow Field staff to focus on their Neighborhood Council meeting operations work, which is necessary for a healthy Neighborhood Council. Currently, the Congress of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates meet year long each month, and staff are needed to support these meetings and logistics of the events. Again, this takes away from the Field staff ’s ability to attend 100% of Neighborhood Council meetings.
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal