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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL FY 2017-2018 FUNDING ALLOCATION The Department has submitted two (2) versions of the Special Funds – Schedule 18 document. The versions vary in the amount of funding appropriated for the Neighborhood Empowerment Fund for the yearly allocation for 100 Neighborhood Councils: →→ Version 1 reflects a restoration of funding for each Neighborhood Council to the original yearly allocation of $50,000. Total Neighborhood Empowerment Fund Appropriation: $5,000,000 →→ Version 2 continues the funding for each Neighborhood Council at the current yearly allocation of $42,000. Total Neighborhood Empowerment Fund Appropriation: $4,200,000 The Department highly recommends a portion of unspent Neighborhood Council funds from the current fiscal year (25%) be reinvested in the Neighborhood Council system by setting up separate accounts for capacity building and translation for Neighborhood Councils. These funds can be available to the Neighborhood Councils requiring funding for these services via an application process. Currently, Neighborhood Councils requiring capacity building and translation/interpretation for their communities are unfairly disadvantaged in the yearly allocation they can spend in their communities. This fund would provide equity to such Neighborhood Councils compared to other Neighborhood Councils who do not require such services. Respectfully submitted,

GRAYCE LIU - GENERAL MANAGER

GRAYCE LIU General Manager

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal

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2017-18 Budget Proposal  
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