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					November 22, 2000


Chairman Paul Caruso
Supervisor Pat Paul
Supervisor Tom Mayfield
Supervisor Nick Blom
Supervisor Ray Simon


SUBJECT:            FINAL BUDGET FOR YEAR 2000 - 2001


Dear Supervisors:


This year the budget process was significantly different from the past few years. In the
past the County has rolled over (allowing interim spending authority), the previous
year’s budget until the Final Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors. This
year we requested and the departments submitted a “real” Proposed Budget. The
Proposed Budget represented the departments requested spending authority for the
year; the Proposed Budget was then modified as additional requests were considered
and authorized. The Final Budget contains the Proposed Budget, the Final Addendum
to the Proposed Budget and changes adopted by the Board at the Final Budget Hearing
on September 12, 2000. The previously mentioned methodology allows the reader to
see the changes to the budget as it moved to final adoption on September 12, 2000.
Immediately following this introductory section the reader will find the budget messages
from the Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget and the Proposed Budget.

There were a number of significant endeavors outlined in this year’s budget; issues that
have a major impact on the County, such as: Proposition 10 – California Children and
Families First, the Tobacco Settlement, Family Support legislation and the Parks Master
Plan. All of these items are discussed in detail in this document. The County continues
on its journey to be the BEST!

Subsequent to the adoption of the Final Budget, the Board also approved the County’s
Technology Strategy. The Technology Strategy has four key principles that will help
guide the County’s future technology decisions, they are: a new classification system, a
new billing model, a project management methodology and formal policies that will help
guide decision making. With its adoption, the County takes a major step towards
BUDGET FOR YEAR 2000 – 2001


e-government.      Readers are encouraged to visit the County’s website at
www.co.stanislaus.ca.us/stanco. the website contains links to County Departments,
Economic Development endeavors, the County’s Personnel Department, the County’s
Vision/Mission Statement as well as links to other government websites.


Respectfully submitted,




Reagan M. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer




Patricia Hill Thomas
Assistant Executive Officer
August 22, 2000

Chairman Paul Caruso
Supervisor Pat Paul
Supervisor Tom Mayfield
Supervisor Nick Blom
Supervisor Ray Simon

SUBJECT:      FINAL BUDGET ADDENDUM FOR YEAR 2000-2001

Dear Supervisors:

I am pleased to present to you the Final Budget Addendum for Fiscal Year 2000-2001. This
Addendum represents a compilation of recommended changes for the Final Budget, which
have occurred since the adoption of the Proposed Budget. These recommendations will be
considered at a Public Hearing on September 12, 2000. The detail of each budget unit
where a change is recommended is included in the document in the areas of Fiscal/General
Services, Criminal Justice/Public Protection, Public Resources and Human Services.
Based upon the actions taken during the Final Budget hearing, we will prepare and publish
a Final Budget document for circulation to departments, the public and the State Controller.

Fiscal Year 1999-2000 closed out on a very positive note with the General Fund Balance
coming in at approximately $8,450,000. We transferred at year-end a total of $8 million
dollars to Designation for Contingencies from Tobacco Settlement funds and the net
proceeds from the sale of the County Administration Building in an effort to return our
reserves to prior levels.

The total recommended Final Budget is $638 million, which is a two percent increase over
the adopted Proposed Budget and seven percent increase over the 1999-2000 Final
Budget. The General Fund totals $171,170,038 and is funded by Discretionary revenue of
$102,089,173, Departmental revenue of $57,829,265 Fund Balance savings from the 1999-
2000 fiscal year of $8,113,000 and tobacco settlement funds of $3,138,600. The Debt
Service Reserve is recommended to be increased by $344,203 funded by prior year fund
balance. The net increase in the utilization of fund balance and reserves between the
Proposed and Final budgets is $4.3 million. The fund balance and tobacco funds are used
primarily to support capital and other one-time costs of increasing reserves and recreational
activities.


              Discretionary Revenue                      $102,089,173
              Department Revenue                         $ 57,829,265
              Fund Balance                               $ 8,457,203
              Reserves / Tobacco Settlement Funds        $ 3,138,600
              Less General Fund Appropriations          ($171,170,038)
              Increase Debt Service Reserve             ($    344,203)
              Total                                      $ 0
FINAL BUDGET ADDENDUM FOR YEAR 2000-2001
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The 2000-2001 Proposed Budget, which you adopted on June 27, 2000, assumed a Fund
Balance of $5,900,000 and the use of $1,400,000 from reserves. This Final Budget
Addendum continues that assumption and recommends that the remaining $2.6 million of
Fund Balance be used to increase the debt service reserve, fund salary shortfalls related to
Worker’s Compensation issues, and offset a portion of the deficit in Management
Information Systems retained earnings due to DOVE staffing costs.

We are also able to recommend to you approximately $2.6 million dollars in base budget
adjustments in the General Fund due to estimated increases in discretionary revenue as
well as reduced county match requirements for Community Services Agency. For the most
part, these recommendations attempt to fund the top priorities of Unmet Needs as identified
by Department Heads and those priorities set by your Board. Included will be a number of
improvements to address needs for the Animal Services Department, match for Juvenile
Drug Court, an increase to the LAFCO budget, and increased Jail Medical contract
expenses to name a few. Public Safety will further benefit from additional increased
estimates in Prop 172 revenue of approximately $548,000.

Tobacco Settlement funds of $1.7 million were earmarked for one time expenditure
requests, many of which are for parks and recreational opportunities in the County.
Funding is also recommended for the County share of construction costs for the Juvenile
Hall Special Needs Housing Unit.

The Addendum includes a reduction to the Family Support Division budget of $3.5 million.
The State elected to not approve funding for the planned Document Imaging System that
was included as part of the Proposed Budget.

Sixty (60) new positions are being added with 20 in the General Fund departments, 38 in
the Special Revenue Funds and two in the Enterprise Funds. Two positions are being
deleted in the General Fund for a net increase in new positions of 58.

There are a number of issues that are not funded in this budget that pose potential financial
exposure to the County during fiscal year 2000-2001. These issues include a potential
funding shortfall in retirement rates, increased rates for Worker’s Compensation Insurance
and health insurance, increased fuel costs, vacation and retirement cash-outs and salary
shortfalls related to Pay for Performance increases. Labor contracts with many of our
bargaining units will expire this fiscal year as well, which may pose some additional
exposure. It is our intent to keep a close eye on these issues and address them in our mid-
year budget adjustments if necessary.

The Health Services Agency continues to focus on their financial recovery process. While
much of the information reported in June remains accurate, the Agency continues to
improve their performance in those areas in which they can control and continues to pursue
those funding sources lost with the inpatient closure. This budget update reflects the fact
that if the Agency were able to capture the $6.8 million lost as a result of the inpatient
closure, the Agency would be reporting a positive fund balance today and could begin to
address prior years deficits. As it is, the current projected deficit of $6.4 million has the real
potential to be less at year end, with the continued improvement in the billing and accounts
receivable functions, the success of the other operational modifications and potential
revenue sources identified.
FINAL BUDGET ADDENDUM FOR YEAR 2000-2001
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Recent changes in Federal regulations may significantly impact revenues and the financial
stability of Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center. The amount and impact of the changes will
depend on how successful negotiations are with Tenet and the Federal government.
Stanislaus Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (formerly Mental Health) will continue
to keep the Board informed of the status of this situation and will report back with
recommendations in the near future.

A report will be brought to you shortly regarding the Technology Strategy being prepared by
ThirdWave Corp. That report will make recommendations on a number of issues that will
have budget implications that are currently not in this budget addendum. The report is
expected to include, among other things, recommendations concerning a new Management
Information Systems billing model, departmental Information Technology staffing levels and
efficiency improvements the County can make. It is our intent to return to you with a
proposal on funding and implementing their recommendations.

I am proud to be able to present you with a Final Budget for the 2000-2001 fiscal year
totaling $639 million that is fiscally sound, reflective of the County vision and the Board’s
priorities for our community. The strong economy with higher than anticipated discretionary
revenue receipts and first year of Tobacco Tax settlement funds has contributed to the
County’s ability to meet many needs of departments and demands of our community.
Department heads and the entire County workforce are to be commended for their strong
financial management, leadership and dedication to County government this past fiscal
year. The Final Budget recommends a number of improvements and strategies that
represent a significant contribution to the quality of life in Stanislaus County.

Respectfully Submitted,



Reagan M. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer



Patricia Hill Thomas
Assistant Executive Officer
STANISLAUS COUNTY



                                    Pat Paul
                                  Supervisor
                                   District 1

    Ray Simon
    Supervisor
    District 4



   Nick W. Blom
   Supervisor
   District 3




                                                Thomas W. Mayfield
                                                Supervisor
                                                District 2




                         Board Priorities
      Paul W. Caruso
      Supervisor              Ensure a safe, healthy community
      District 5             Facilitate economic development
                           Deliver excellent community services
                       Promote efficient government operations
                         Achieve multi-jurisdictional cooperation
                                   Model community leadership
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FUND    ORG       AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT                       PAGE

                  AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER
0100    0010000   Agricultural Commissioner                         231

                  ANIMAL SERVICES
0100    0011000   Animal Services                                   121

                  AREA AGENCY ON AGING
1050    0031000   Area Agency on Aging

                  ASSESSOR
0100    0012000   Assessor                                          01

                  AUDITOR CONTROLLER
0100    0013000   Auditor Controller                                05

                  BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES
1500    6000000   Mental Health                                     363
1513    6030000   Public Guardian                                   369
1512    6500001   Alcohol & Drug Program                            371
4040    6600001   Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center               375
1514    6400001   BH & RS Managed Care                              379
1505    6700100   Stanislaus Recovery Center                        383

                  BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
0100    0014000   Board of Supervisors                              09

                  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE
0100    0015100   Operations and Services                            13
0100    0015400   C.A.R.E Unit                                       17
0100    0015700   Special Projects                                   19
0100    0015300   Purchasing Agency                                  21
0100    0015600   Risk Management                                    23
0100    0015200   Economic Development                               27
5080    0018000   Workers' Compensation                              31
5050    0018000   General Liability Self Insurance                   33
5070    0018000   Unemployment Self Insurance                        35
5110    0018000   Vision Self Insurance                              37
5100    0018000   Dental Self Insurance                              39
5090    0018000   Purchased Insurance                                41
5060    0018000   Professional Liability Self Insurance              43
5021    0018500   Fleet Services                                     45
5001    0018200   Central Services                                   49
0100    0015500   Office of Emergency Services/Fire Warden          127




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FUND    ORG       AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT                       PAGE

                  COUNTY OPERATIONS - CEO
0100    0016020   Capital Improvement Finance Authority             67
0100    0016090   County Facilities                                 69
0100    0016080   Debt Service                                      71
0100    0016030   Plant Acquisition                                 73
0100    0016040   Airport                                           77
0100    0016070   Appropriations for Contingencies                  79
                  Prop 10                                           81
1726    0017200   DOJ Alcohol & Drug                                83
1725    0017100   County Fire Service Fund                          85
0100    0016060   General Fund Match/Support                        87
0100    0016050   General Fund Match (VLF)                          91
0100    0016120   County Court Funding                              93
0100    0017400   CEO - Jail Medical                                97

                  CLERK/RECORDER
0100    0020001   Recorder Division                                 53
0100    0020299   Elections Division                                55
1723    0020500   Clerk/Recorder Automation                         59

                  COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
1631    0045050   Services & Support                                385
1632    0045800   Public Economic Assistance                        393
1634    0045850   Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children          397
1633    0045900   General Assistance                                399
1635    0045050   Foster Care Incentive                             401

                  COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
0100    0021000   Cooperative Extension                             235

                  COUNTY COUNSEL
0100    0022000   County Counsel                                    61
0100    0022210   Small Claims Advisor                              65

                  DISTRICT ATTORNEY
0100    0023100   Criminal Division                                 131
0715    0023200   Vehicle Theft Unit                                137
0712    0023200   Automobile Fraud Prosecution                      139
0713    0023200   Workers' Compensation Prosecution                 141
0711    0023200   Child Abduction Unit                              143
1070    0240000   Family Support                                    147
0741    0023200   Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program                155
0714    0023200   Victim Witness                                    157
0705    0023200   Major Narcotic Vendor Grant                       159
0709    0023200   Statutory Rape Prosecution                        161
0708    0023200   Career Criminal Prosecution                       163
0704    0023200   Violence Against Women                            165
0706    0023200   Elder Abuse                                       167
0716    0023200   Rural Crimes                                      169

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FUND    ORG       AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT                    PAGE

0710    0023200   State Board of Corrections                     171

                  EMERGENCY DISPATCH
4010    0046000   Emergency Dispatch                             173
5040    0046000   County-Wide Radio Maintenance                  177

                  EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
1300    0033100   Administration                                 311
1300    0033200   Marketing                                      315
1300    0033300   Contracts                                      317
1300    0033400   Client Pool                                    319
1300    0033700   OJT/IR/WXP                                     321
1300    0033800   Welfare to Work                                323
1300    0033900   StanWorks                                      325

                  ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
1001    0034100   Environmental Resources                        239
1044    0034200   AB939 - Source Reduction & Recycle             243
1047    0034200   Household Hazardous Waste                      245
1046    0034200   UST Pilot Program                              247
1043    0034200   VRF Surcharge                                  249
4060    0034800   Waste-To-Energy                                251

                  GRAND JURY
0100    0052000   Grand Jury                                     179

                  HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY
1401    1301000   HSA - Administration                           327
1442    1201000   Public Health                                  331
1404    1501000   Indigent Health Care Program                   335
1417    1501000   IHCP - County Hospital                         339
1418    1501000   IHCP - Non County Hospital                     341
1419    1501000   IHCP - Emergency Services                      343
1420    1501000   IHCP - Physician Services                      345
1421    1501000   IHCP - Other                                   347
1403    1401000   Managed Care                                   349
4050    1011000   Clinics and Ancillary Services                 351
1405    1200001   HSA - Public Health Tobacco Education          361

                  LIBRARY
1650    0037100   Library                                         99
1650    0037900   Library Literacy Program                       103

                  MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
5030    0048000   Management Information Services                105
5010    0048299   Telecommunications                             109




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FUND      ORG       AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT                PAGE

                    PARKS & RECREATION
0100      0035100   Parks & Recreation                         253
0100      0035100   20 Year Master Plan                        257
0100      0035170   Forced Cleanup                             259
0702      0035550   Off-Highway Vehicle Fund                   261
0727      0035550   Fish & Wildlife                            263
0100      0035415   Tuolumne River Regional Park               265
0728      0035550   Modesto Reservoir Patrol                   267

                    PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
0100      0025100   Planning & Community Development           269
2060      0025700   Redevelopment                              273
2063      0025780   RDA - Housing Set-Aside                    275
0100      0025200   LAFCO                                      277
1717      0025300   Special Revenue Grants                     279

                    PROBATION
0100      0026100   Probation - Casework Services              183
0100      0026200   Probation - Juvenile Institutions          189
1732      0026300   Adult Drug Court                           193
0100      0026259   Office of Graffiti Abatement               195
1733      0026329   Challenge Grant - Idea Program             197

                    PUBLIC DEFENDER
0100      0027000   Public Defender                            199
0100      0027500   Indigent Defense                           203
1740      0027000   Vertical Defense of Indigents              207

                    PUBLIC WORKS
1200      0040001   Public Works Administration                281
0104      0043100   General Fund Operations                    285
1200      0040249   Engineering                                289
0101      0043200   Development Services                       291
4000      0041500   Local Transit System                       293
1100      0040399   Road & Bridge                              295
4020&30   0041000   Public Works Landfills                     299
5120      0042000   Public Works Morgan Shop                   301

                    SHERIFF
0100      0028100   Sheriff's Administration                   209
0100&02   0028200   Sheriff's Operations                       213
0100      0028300   Sheriff's Detention                        217
0100      0028379   Court Security                             221
1731      0028829   STC Detention Training                     223
1703      0028600   Cal ID Program                             225
4071      0028500   Ray Simon CJTC                             227
6450      0064500   Drug Enforcement                           229



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FUND    ORG       AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT      PAGE

                  TREASURER/TAX COLLECTOR
0100    0030001   Tax Collector                    111
0100    0030002   T/TC - Revenue Recovery          115
0100    0030004   Treasury Division                117
1734    0030500   Retirement Board                 119

                  VETERANS' SERVICES
0100    0032000   Veterans' Services               307




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Revenue Summary
                                       GENERAL FUND
                                  DISCRETIONARY REVENUE
                                    FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001

                                                             Actual             Adopted           Adopted
                                                             As of          Proposed Budget     Final Budget
DESCRIPTION                                                 06/30/00           Fiscal Year       Fiscal Year
                                                                               2000-2001         2000-2001
Taxes
            10000   PT - Current Secured                      $21,063,069         $22,357,440       $22,357,440
            10210   RDA Pass Thru Increment                       167,360             107,800           107,800
            10400   PT - Current Unsecured                      1,311,539           1,423,695         1,423,695
            11000   PT - Prior Unsecured                           42,394              60,304            60,304
            11400   PT - Supplemental, Current                    426,904              38,500            38,500
            11600   PT - Supplemental, Prior                        3,188             143,300           143,300
            11800   Sales Tax                                  14,128,289          14,133,211        15,258,552
            12650   Other Tax - Transfer                        1,165,941             936,851           936,851
            12750   FHA Tax Apportionment                          30,168              29,000            29,000
                                                   Total    $38,338,852         $39,230,101       $40,355,442
Penalties
            16500 Fines, Forfeitures & Penalties                  26,361             118,089           118,089
                                                   Total        $26,361            $118,089          $118,089

Licenses, Permits, & Franchises
            14000 Franchises                                     827,117             740,332           740,332
                                                   Total       $827,117            $740,332          $740,332
Revenue from Use of Money
           17000 Interest                                       3,870,711           5,000,000         4,500,000
           18000 Rents & Concessions                                    0             400,000           400,000
           18070 U S Postal Rent                                  190,571             166,592           166,592
           18080 U S D A                                          117,660             100,874           100,874
                                                   Total     $4,178,942          $5,667,466        $5,167,466
Intergovernmental Revenues
            20400 Vehicle License Fee-Discretionary            25,163,648          25,810,523        26,605,603
            24400 State-Property Tax Relief                       604,774             609,000           609,000
            24800 Public Safety (Prop 172)                     24,140,647          24,518,334        25,066,672
            25090 Open Space Subvention                         1,528,941           1,723,110         1,723,110
            25310 Transportation Redevelopment Funds              625,700             312,850           312,850
            25850 State-Other Mandated Costs                       18,609              18,609            18,609
            25360 State-Other ERAF                                769,203                   0                 0
            28810 Federal Entitlement                                   0               3,000             3,000
                                                   Total    $52,851,522         $52,995,426       $54,338,844
Charges for Services
            36990 SB813-Admin Cost                               194,464             146,000           146,000
            38021 Gov't Interfund Revenue                         23,271             132,000           132,000
            39901 A-87 Carry Forward                              60,391                   0                 0
            39900 Rollforward                                          0                   0                 0
                                                   Total       $278,126            $278,000          $278,000
Miscellaneous
           40560 Canceled Warrants                                52,547             106,000           106,000
           40400 Miscellaneous Revenues                            2,183              63,000            63,000
                                                   Total        $54,730            $169,000          $169,000
Other Financing Sources
            46670 Stabilization-AB650 to Realignment             922,000             922,000           922,000
                                                   Total       $922,000            $922,000          $922,000
TOTAL DISCRETIONARY REVENUE                                $97,477,650        $100,120,414      $102,089,173

Growth from Year End Actuals for Sales Tax 8%, VLF 6% & Prop 172 4%
Appropriation Summary
                           STANISLAUS COUNTY
                                          GENERAL FUND
                                         NET COUNTY COST
                                         FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001
                                                    TOTAL                  TOTAL                   TOTAL NET
                BUDGET UNIT                     APPROPRIATIONS            REVENUE                 COUNTY COST
Sheriff - Operations                        $            22,985,786   $         4,684,950     $          18,300,836
Sheriff - Detention                         $            20,982,012   $         2,990,226     $          17,991,786
Community Services Agency                   $             7,171,336   $                 -     $           7,171,336
District Attornery & Grants                 $             6,945,307   $             877,221   $           6,068,086
Juvenile Hall                               $             6,302,999   $             390,700   $           5,912,299
Debt Service                                $            10,291,802   $         4,467,063     $           5,824,739
Plant Acquisition                           $             5,490,759   $                 -     $           5,490,759
Probation                                   $             6,958,569   $         2,666,004     $           4,292,565
Appropriations for Contingencies            $             4,273,484   $                 -     $           4,273,484
Public Defender                             $             3,753,853   $             441,915   $           3,311,938
Assessor                                    $             3,458,161   $             502,600   $           2,955,561
Public Works - Building Maintenance         $             5,602,913   $         2,758,030     $           2,844,883
Indigent Health Care - All                  $             7,885,900   $         5,458,000     $           2,427,900
Chief Executive Office - Operations         $             3,229,385   $         1,034,649     $           2,194,736
County Operations-Courts Funding            $             6,468,040   $         4,495,943     $           1,972,097
Jail Medical                                $             3,502,304   $         2,012,487     $           1,489,817
CEO - Special Projects                      $             1,930,367   $             500,000   $           1,430,367
Parks & Recreation                          $             3,939,992   $         2,538,094     $           1,401,898
Public Defender - Indigent Defense          $             1,340,150   $              70,720   $           1,269,430
Sheriff - Administration                    $             1,363,981   $             194,800   $           1,169,181
Board of Supervisors                        $             1,171,049   $              32,930   $           1,138,119
Auditor-Controller                          $             3,199,195   $         2,066,100     $           1,133,095
Planning & Community Development            $             1,323,049   $             204,000   $           1,119,049
Mental Health                               $             3,080,647   $         2,062,775     $           1,017,872
Clerk-Elections                             $             1,350,138   $             350,000   $           1,000,138
Public Health                               $             3,105,680   $         2,196,825     $            908,855
Library                                     $              863,630    $                 -     $            863,630
County Counsel                              $             1,258,732   $             513,320   $            745,412
Agricultural Commissioner                   $             2,214,632   $         1,507,544     $            707,088
County Facilities                           $              600,000    $                 -     $            600,000
CEO-Office of Emerg. Svs/Fire Warden        $              728,093    $             130,981   $            597,112
Chief Executive Office - C.A.R.E. Unit      $              570,896    $                 -     $            570,896
Treasurer/Tax Collector - Tax Collector     $             1,086,010   $             552,000   $            534,010
Mental Health - Public Guardian             $              518,345    $                 -     $            518,345
Animal Services                             $             1,798,904   $         1,298,698     $            500,206
Probation - Adult Drug Court                $              354,591    $                 -     $            354,591
Cooperative Extension                       $              357,393    $               4,400   $            352,993
                           STANISLAUS COUNTY
                                          GENERAL FUND
                                         NET COUNTY COST
                                         FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001
                                                      TOTAL                  TOTAL                   TOTAL NET
              BUDGET UNIT                         APPROPRIATIONS            REVENUE                 COUNTY COST
Capital Improvement Financing Authority       $              334,388    $                 -     $            334,388
Environmental Resouces                        $              967,392    $             663,981   $            303,411
CEO - Economic Development                    $              253,179    $                 -     $            253,179
Parks - Tuolumne Regional River Park          $              221,391    $                 -     $            221,391
CEO - Risk Management                         $              943,966    $             754,790   $            189,176
CEO - Purchasing Agent                        $              499,155    $             332,904   $            166,251
Stanislaus Medical Center                     $              597,528    $             433,878   $            163,650
Probation - Graffiti Abatement                $              148,783    $                 -     $            148,783
Airport                                       $              273,216    $             141,706   $            131,510
Veterans Services                             $              262,062    $             139,500   $            122,562
Public Works - Engineering                    $              119,352    $                 -     $            119,352
Sheriff - Court Security                      $             2,319,771   $         2,201,921     $            117,850
Grand Jury                                    $              110,966    $                 -     $            110,966
Mental Health - Drug & Alcohol Programs       $              102,468    $                 -     $            102,468
Sheriff - grants                              $               89,010    $                 -     $             89,010
Area Agency on Aging                          $               87,949    $                 -     $             87,949
Clerk-Recorder                                $             1,251,068   $         1,201,068     $             50,000
Employee Assistance Program                   $               43,913    $                 -     $             43,913
CEO - DOJ Alcohol & Drug                      $               42,450    $                 -     $             42,450
Public Works - Development Service            $             1,614,000   $         1,576,000     $             38,000
Planning - LAFCO                              $               57,240    $              28,000   $             29,240
Arts Commission                               $                 8,616   $                 -     $               8,616
Cal ID Program                                $                 6,614   $                 -     $               6,614
SAAG Contribution                             $                 4,935   $                 -     $               4,935
Treasurer/Tax Collector - Collections         $              781,718    $             781,718   $                 -
Treasurer/Tax Collector - Treasury            $              508,201    $             508,201   $                 -
Small Claims Advisor                          $               30,136    $              30,136   $                 -
Parks - Forced Cleanup                        $               20,000    $              20,000   $                 -
                                        TOTAL $           169,157,551   $        55,816,778     $         113,340,773
Fiscal/General Service
                                                             Final Budget
                                                              2000-2001
ASSESSOR                                                         $3,458,161
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0012000   Assessor                                   $3,458,161

AUDITOR/CONTROLLER                                              $3,199,195
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0013000   Auditor/Controller                         $3,199,195

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                            $1,171,049
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0014000   Board of Supervisors                       $1,171,049

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE                                         $40,782,405
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0015100   Chief Executive Office                     $3,229,385
    0100   0015400   C.A.R.E. Unit                                $570,896
    0100   0015700   Special Projects/Efficiency Studies        $1,930,367
    0100   0015300   Purchasing Agent                             $499,155
    0100   0015600   Risk Management                              $943,966
    0100   0015200   Economic Development                         $253,179
    5080   0018000   Worker's Compensation                      $6,164,600
    5050   0018000   General Liability Self Insurance           $1,911,596
    5070   0018000   Unemployment Self Insurance                  $280,635
    5110   0018000   Vision Care Self Insurance                   $907,622
    5100   0018000   Dental Self Insurance                      $2,848,038
    5090   0018000   Purchased Insurance                       $15,265,555
    5060   0018000   Professional Liability Self Insurance        $888,098
    5021   0018500   Fleet Services                             $2,715,327
    5001   0018210   Central Services                           $2,373,986

CLERK/RECORDER                                                  $3,582,653
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0020001   Recorder Division                          $1,251,068
    0100   0020299   Elections Division                         $1,350,138
    1723   0020500   Clerk/Recorder Automation                    $981,447
COUNTY COUNSEL                                                             $1,288,868
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0022000   County Counsel                                        $1,258,732
    0100   0022210   Small Claims Advisor                                     $30,136

COUNTY OPERATIONS                                                         $59,167,434
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0016020   Capital Improvement Financing Authority                 $334,388
    0100   0016090   County Facilities                                       $600,000
    0100   0016080   Debt Service                                         $10,291,802
    0100   0016030   Plant Acquisition                                     $5,490,759
    0100   0016040   Airport                                                 $273,216
    0100   0016070   Appropriation for Contingencies                       $4,273,484
                     Prop 10                                                       $0
    1726   0017200   DOJ Alcohol & Drug                                      $125,000
    1725   0017100   Fire Service Fund                                       $604,550
    0100   0016060   General Fund Match (Fund 11)/General Fund Support    $14,375,945
    0100   0016050   General Fund Match - Vehicles License Fees           $12,827,946
    0100   0016120   Courts Funding & Support                              $6,468,040
    0100   0017400   CEO - Jail Medical                                    $3,502,304

LIBRARY                                                                    $8,902,195
   FUND    ORG
    1650   0037100   Library                                               $8,763,706
    1650   0037900   Library Literacy Program                                $138,489

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES                                           $10,973,657
   FUND    ORG
    5030   0048000   Management Information Services                       $6,464,595
    5010   0048299   Telecommunications                                    $4,509,062


TREASURER                                                                  $3,377,152
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0030001   Tax Collector                                         $1,086,010
    0100   0030002   Revenue Recovery                                        $781,718
    0100   0030004   Treasury                                                $508,201
    1734   0030500   Retirement Board                                      $1,001,223

                                                TOTAL                    $135,902,769
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001

 FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
 General Fund

 ASSESSOR
 Legal Budget Unit 0012000


MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office is to produce a fair, accurate and timely
   assessment roll while providing excellent service to our customers.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Facilitate Economic Development
   To deliver the annual assessment and supplemental tax rolls in a timely manner. These tax rolls
   provide the basis for the collection of property taxes.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the preparation of the annual assessment tax roll from
   which the property tax revenues are generated. The revenue generated supports public entities
   including the County (12%), Schools (74%), Cities (7%), Redevelopment Agencies (3%), and
   Special Districts (4%).

   Functions performed by the Assessors Office funded in this base budget include: reappraisal of all
   qualified transfers of ownership and valuation of newly constructed property; annual revaluation of
   certain properties subject to Land Conservation Act contracts; appraisal of all business and
   agricultural equipment, aircraft, boats and possessory interests; discovery and assessment of
   properties which have suffered from a decline in value; enrollment of escaped property and
   penalties where applicable; correction of assessments that were erroneously or illegally collected;
   mandatory audits; processing of all exemptions in the County; maintenance of the Assessor’s map
   system for location of property; valuation of properties in a disaster as required by Revenue and
   Taxation Code Section 170 and local ordinance; and review of Applications for Changed
   Assessment filed with the Assessment Appeals Board and subsequent defense or adjustment
   before the Board as required. Additionally, all new construction will be appraised for both the
   Supplemental and Regular rolls in a timely manner. Public service contact and response time will
   continue at its current level at this level of funding.

   The major source of revenue identified is from Property Tax Administration fees authorized by
   SB2557. The revenue projection for these fees was not yet available due to the fact that the
   1999/2000 roll will not be completed until late June, so last year’s revenue projection is being
   utilized at this time. This number will be updated with the final budget. All other revenue projection
   is based upon historical patterns of the past few years.

   The department is requesting a classification study be conducted on one position of Senior
   Appraiser, which in addition to typical appraisal responsibility, is involved in the development,
   training and maintenance of computer applications that enable the office staff to perform their
   respective duties in a more timely and professional manner.

Unmet Needs
   The Assessor’s Office is faced with several critical unmet needs totaling $55,906. Of this amount,
   $15,836 is requested to fund pay for performance and step increases; $7,500 for a retirement cash

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    out anticipated in September 2000; $15,500 to fund increases in Management Information Services
    charges; $1,500 to fund the new security service; and $15,570 for the office supplies, postage
    charges and training.

    The Assessor’s Office is also faced with an additional unmet need totaling $99,420 for the two
    vacant, unfunded Appraiser III positions that were not funded last year. This need is not
    considered critical at this time, due to the State funding from the AB 719 program, but if the AB 719
    funds were not available this would become a critical need.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base budget funding level be approved. At this level,
   however, staffing levels may be jeopardized if the unmet needs are not funded. Processing of the
   annual assessment tax roll upon which the property tax revenues are generated in a timely manner,
   would be difficult.

    It is recommended that a classification study be conducted of the Senior Appraiser position, in
    conjunction with other technology positions in the Technology Strategic Planning effort.

Unmet Needs
   It is further recommended that the funding for the remaining unmet needs be considered as part of
   the Final Budget process. The $17,070 is requested to cover $1,500 of the new security costs,
   $15,570 for office supplies, postage charges and training expense (training was previously included
   in travel expenses).

    The request for additional funding for Management Information Services (MIS) charges of $15,500
    and the increase of $23,336 for pay for performance, step increases and the retirement cash out is
    not recommended at this time. If the need for this funding materializes, it will be reviewed at mid-
    year.

    The request for additional funding of $99,420 for the two vacant authorized Appraiser III positions
    that were not funded last year is not recommended at this time.

POLICY ISSUES

    If the Assessor’s Office is forced to use existing appropriations to fund the unmet needs, the
    department would need to reduce staff expenses. A reduction in base staffing would in turn cause
    the Assessor’s Office to be ineligible for the AB 719 loan program. It is recommended that we
    closely monitor this budget unit to ensure that we do not lose the AB 719 funding.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this time. The one position of Senior Appraiser is recommended
    for a classification study, to be included in the technology review currently being conducted
    countywide.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    The Assessor requested $23,336 to cover promotions, step increases, overtime and Pay for
    Performance increases. Of this amount, it is recommended that $8,336 be approved.

        Salaries & Benefits: Increase appropriations by $8,336 to address the salary shortfalls due to
                             promotions, overtime costs and salary-related benefits.

        Funding Source(s): The recommended increase in expenditures will result in an increased Net
                           County Cost to General Fund of $8,336.


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   The other $15,000 requested to cover pay for performance increases is not recommended at this
   time. It is recommended that the remaining unmet needs, identified during the Proposed Budget
   process, which include $15,000 for office supplies, postage and training, $1,500 for security
   services, and $15,500 for Management Information Services charges be monitored and reviewed at
   mid-year.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                             ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED           ADDITIONAL         FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET             FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $2,686,834       $2,646,570         $2,958,465          $8,336        $2,966,801
 Services/Supplies            $70,884          $77,972           $76,100                  $0       $76,100
 Other Charges               $365,628         $570,355          $381,160                  $0      $381,160
 Fixed Assets                   $193                 $0                $0                 $0             $0
 Other Financing             $223,575         $133,912                 $0                 $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
 Intrafund                    $49,346          $28,289           $34,100                  $0       $34,100
 Contracts                          $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0


 Gross Costs               $3,396,460       $3,457,098         $3,449,825          $8,336        $3,458,161
 Less Revenue                $525,676         $661,497          $502,600                  $0      $502,600
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0


 Net County Cost           $2,870,784       $2,795,601         $2,947,225          $8,336        $2,955,561




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

The Assessor’s Office does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW...

   The first Stanislaus County Assessor was E. B. Beard. He took office in 1854.

   In the 146 years since 1854 there have been 14 different Assessors.

   The Assessor with the longest time in office was K. V. Broadwell. Mr. Broadwell served 31 years
   from 1947 to 1978.

   The current Assessor is Mike DeFerrari.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
Legal Budget Unit 0013000



MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Auditor-Controller’s Office is to provide accurate financial and accounting
    information to all customers.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Produce the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the County of Stanislaus. This report is
    designed to meet the needs of both public and private sector interests.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Continue to review and refine the County’s Financial Management System and Human
   Resources/Payroll System operations to address customer needs. Evaluate and, where possible,
   utilize new technology to optimize the delivery of services to customers. Participate in cross-
   functional Total Quality Management projects as required to address and resolve common issues.
   Use the Malcolm Baldrige criteria as a method for improving operations and enhancing customer
   service. Continue the learning process through enrollment in Institute classes, such as 4MAT and
   Leadership 2000. Support the Institute programs through direct participation in facilitator roles.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Work with other agencies as necessary to address common issues that develop as a result of
   mandates; and monitor legislation that could have multi-jurisdictional financial implications.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continuing maintenance of the County’s fiscal records
   which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, County payroll, property tax, cost
   accounting, general ledger, capital project accounting and auditing, as well as responding to
   specific projects and individual customer related issues.

    The Auditor-Controller is requesting classification studies be conducted on nine various positions.
    Additionally, it is requested that two Systems Analyst positions assigned to the payroll division be
    designated confidential.

Unmet Needs
   As part of the 1999-2000 Final Budget Hearing, the Auditor-Controller was granted two new
   positions: one Accounting Technician and one Systems Analyst. The Auditor-Controller is
   requesting that his budget be increased by $114,074 to fund these two new positions. Additionally,
   it is requested that one Accountant III position responsible for capital project accounting be funded
   through the Capital Improvement Funds Authority (CIFA) budget, which would reduce salary
   appropriations in the Auditor-Controller's base budget by $47,664.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base budget funding level be approved which provides for
   the current level of services. This level includes the continued support to the Oracle Financial
   Management System and the PeopleSoft Human Resources/Payroll System.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that funding for the two new positions added during the 1999-2000 Final Budget
   be considered with the Final Budget. During the budget hearings, the Auditor-Controller indicated
   that a portion of these salaries would be off-set by the reduction in the cost of consultants being
   used to perform these duties. The use of Consultants has been reduced and may be totally
   eliminated in the fiscal year. Funding for the PeopleSoft consultants, however, was included in the
   DOVE Budget and not the Auditor-Controller’s budget, so there is not a corresponding reduction in
   the Auditor-Controller's budget to cover this request.

    During the 1999-2000 budget process, approval was received to fund the Accountant III assigned
    to CIFA through the CIFA Budget. A technical adjustment is recommended to implement this
    action.

    It is further recommended that a classification study of the following nine positions be conducted:
    four positions of Accounting Supervisor, Confidential Asst. IV, two positions of Accountant II; and
    Accountant III. It is recommended that the classification study of the one Confidential Assistant V
    be included in the technology review being conducted Countywide. Finally, it is recommended that
    the two Systems Analyst positions be reviewed to determine if designation to Confidential status is
    appropriate.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    The classification study of the following will be conducted during the 2000–2001 fiscal year. Four
    positions of Accounting Supervisor; Confidential Assistant IV; two positions of Accountant II; and
    Accountant III; one Confidential Assistant; two Systems Analyst positions be reviewed to determine
    if designation to Confidential status is appropriate.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    The Auditor-Controller requested an additional $114,074 to fund two previously authorized
    positions (one Systems Analyst and one Accounting Technician) which were added, with no
    corresponding funding, during the 1999-2000 budget hearings. It is recommended that the two
    positions be funded at this time.

    Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations by $114,074.

    Funding Source(s):           The recommended increase will result in an increased Net County
                                 Cost to the General Fund of $114,074.

    The funding of these positions will provide the Auditor-Controller with the full amount of money
    necessary to cover all existing allocated positions within the department.

    The Auditor-Controller has no other outstanding unmet needs.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.

                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $1,929,153      $2,237,697      $2,344,916         $114,074      $2,458,990
 Services/Supplies        $333,468        $274,990        $286,225                 $0      $286,225
 Other Charges            $442,127        $263,036        $446,380                 $0      $446,380
 Fixed Assets                $5,387        $14,125                $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing          $158,848        $125,170                $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                    $194          -$7,043         $7,600                 $0        $7,600
 Contracts                        $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs             $2,869,177      $2,907,975      $3,085,121         $114,074      $3,199,195
 Less Revenue            $1,894,441      $1,995,389      $2,066,100                $0     $2,066,100
 Plus Fund Balance                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost          $974,736        $912,587       $1,019,021         $114,074      $1,133,095



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   The Auditor-Controller’s office does not have an automated phone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   Over 100,000 County payroll checks are produced by the Auditor-Controller’s Office each year.

   The Auditor-Controller’s Office has received the Government Finance Officers Association Award
   for Excellence in Financial Reporting in each of the last twelve years.

   In fiscal 1999-2000, employees in the Auditor-Controller’s Office received the Gold Award from
   United Way of Stanislaus County. Auditor-Controller staff has supported the United Way program
   for many years.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Legal Budget Unit 0014000


MISSION STATEMENT
    Serve the public interest in an efficient, cost effective manner.
    Promote the public health, safety, welfare and local economy.
    Provide excellent customer service.
    Explore and create new possibilities and partnerships.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Completion, implementation, and training of the Public Records Scanning Project. Due to the loss
   of Watermark software support, new compatible software must be located and implemented.
   Estimated time would be summer of 2000.

    Completion, implementation, and training of the Agenda Management Automation Project. This
    project was put on hold during the move to Tenth St. Place and is expected to be implemented in
    late summer or early fall of 2000.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Continue to develop processes for sharing functions with the Modesto City Clerk.

    Develop with the Modesto City Clerk the sharing of the Agenda Management Automation Project.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of the State-mandated responsibilities of
   the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, and remains consistent with the Board's goals to service the
   public interest in an efficient cost-effective manner. Current functions include the agenda process,
   assessment appeals process, special audits and filing official statements for the Fair Political
   Practices Commission. The agenda process will be greatly enhanced this year with the
   implementation of the automated Agenda Management Automation Project. The base budget
   request is essentially the same level as last year with additional funding for the two new
   Confidential Assistant positions (approved in the mid-year budget) and negotiated salary increases.
   Adjustments have also been made for retirement and health insurance changes.

    It is also requested that a Manager II position be reclassified.

Unmet Needs
   The Clerk of the Board is requesting an additional $2,170 in unmet needs for the additional cost
   associated with storing the Board's records at the Ceres storage facility.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Clerk of the Board of Supervisors will be able to meet State-mandated responsibilities.
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  It is further recommended that a classification study be conducted on the Manager II position.

STAFFING IMPACTS
  A classification study will be conducted on the Manager II position.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the Proposed Budget process the Clerk of the Board requested $2,170 in unmet needs for
  the additional cost associated with storing the Board’s records at the Ceres storage facility.
  Additional appropriations are also needed for a Confidential Assistant II position approved during
  the 1999-2000 fiscal year. These unmet needs have now been considered during this Final Budget
  process and as a result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $33,599 to fund the
                               Confidential Assistant II position. This position was approved by the
                               Board during the 1999-2000 fiscal year and has an annual cost of
                               approximately $36,580.

  Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $2,170 to cover the
                               additional costs associated with storing the Board’s records at the
                               Ceres storage facility.

  Funding Source(s):           The recommended expenditure appropriations will result in an increase
                               in Net County Cost to the General Fund of $35,769.

  This increased funding will provide resources necessary to fund the previously approved
  Confidential Assistant II position as well as cover the increase in storage costs. This request is
  consistent with the Board’s priority of promoting efficient government operations.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                         ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $721,686        $825,866         $905,361           $33,599         $938,960
Services/Supplies          $162,629        $153,725         $164,559            $2,170         $166,729
Other Charges               $61,843          $55,667         $46,510                   $0       $46,510
Fixed Assets                      $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing             $47,067          $42,548                $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers            $25,769                $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                         $0         $14,410         $18,850                   $0       $18,850
Contracts                         $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                     $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs              $1,018,994       $1,092,217       $1,135,280          $35,769        $1,171,049
Less Revenue                $26,728          $42,935         $32,930                   $0       $32,930
Plus Fund Balance                 $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost            $992,265       $1,049,282       $1,102,350          $35,769        $1,138,119




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Board of Supervisors does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
    That the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is one of the longest serving Boards in the state.
    Our newest Board member will complete his 8th year of service on the Board in December and our
    longest serving member is completing his 26th year of service. Our Supervisors will have a total of
    75 years of service as of December 31, 2000.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – OPERATIONS &
SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0015100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Chief Executive Office is to provide the leadership, management, administration,
    and coordination of all County government operations, personnel and employee relations, and
    other activities as specified by Federal, State and local laws, and as directed by the Board of
    Supervisors and to incorporate the county-wide “vision” into all County processes.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Provide leadership and encourage collaboration within the organization and community to pursue
   prevention strategies and programs in public protection, health, environment, social services and
   other areas through partnerships with other agencies

Facilitate Economic Development
   Promote economic, geographic and community based strengths, provide greater job opportunities
   and advancement to residents, while pursuing a regional economic perspective.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Develop with departments, communities and other Human Services Agencies problem solving
    solutions in health and human services, job readiness preparation, crisis response, law
    enforcement, and transportation, through innovative collaboratives, delivery system process
    improvements, and the expansion of community based service centers.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Cultivate efficiency improvements in the delivery of service to our citizens by partnering with other
   agencies at common locations including Tenth Street Place, the Emergency Dispatch Center, the
   Stanislaus Recovery Center, and One-Stop Centers; develop a comprehensive, user-friendly
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   human resources system that provides flexibility to develop the County workforce for the 21
   century; continue to update the County’ s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP); improve project
   management of management information services to create a seamless information sharing
   environment; maintain strong fiscal stewardship of County resources to meet the Boards of
   Supervisor’s goals and priorities; and continue to improve organizational performance through
   implementation of process management, leadership development, Strategic Planning, human
   resource management, better customer service, benchmarking, performance measurement, and
   better business results.

Achieve Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
   Facilitate multi-jurisdictional cooperation through participation in the County-wide Visioning Project
   with City and County government officials, local business leaders and educators; support
   collaboration with federal, state, city and other agencies to assure prevention of loss of agriculture
   land; foster new opportunities for research and study with higher education, including Stanislaus
   State University and University of California at Merced; continue efforts with the cities and
   municipal advisory councils toward a shared network of sports facilities; and work with the State to
   re-align property tax funds to ensure fiscal stability for local government.


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Model Community Leadership
   Provide leadership to community agencies and County residents by: maintaining a presence in the
   community through participation in community groups, Developing leaders in the County workforce
   through enhanced training and education programs that provide the County a skill base to meet the
   challenges of the new millennium; commit to addressing the county-wide vision into all of our
   activities; continually striving to be a County that is respected for its service in the community and is
   known as the best in America.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the funding of all existing positions in the Chief Executive
   Office (CEO) to maintain the current level of services. Continuing work in the areas of economic
   development, implementing the Baldrige criteria and monitoring legislation to assist the department
   in implementation of significant public policy and program changes.

    The CEO staff will continue to be responsible for financial, debt, budget, human resources,
    departmental relations, labor relations, economic development, legislative and departmental
    training functions as well as capital projects. In addition, the Chief Executive Office will continue to
    manage its various divisions, including Risk Management, Purchasing, Central Services and Fleet
    Services.

    The CEO's office is currently preparing a comprehensive CEO Strategic Plan based on the
    Strategic Priorities adopted by the Board of Supervisors. In addition, the staff continues to
    implement recommendations based on customer feedback received through surveys conducted
    throughout the County. The CEO is focosed on meeting custmer needs through this process.

    The County capital project work list currently includes over twenty projects in various stages of
    construction, design or planning. A number of these projects are related to expanding existing
    facilitites, remodels and demolition. The County's remaining portion of the downtown plan will be
    implemented this fiscal year.

    The internal planning effort continues on the City Hall Block by examining the Courthouse Reuse
    and Expansion Plan and the Downtown City Hall Plan along with anticipating the potential of the
    Westlands Development project.

    The Juvenile Justice Master Plan continues with design to begin on a second new housing unit, the
    Juvenile Hall Special Needs Housing unit.

    CEO staff is also leading a number of collaborative efforts for County Department’s joint service
    delivery sites in Salida, Waterford, and West Modesto.

    The CEO staff is dedicating considerable time to developing the departments’ internal balanced
    scorecard along with strategic planning.

    The CEO staff is still functioning as the primary staff on behalf of Tenth Street Place.

    This budget provides funding for all CEO Staff and the CEO divisions. See the individual write-ups
    for Risk Management, Purchasing, Central Services and Fleet Services.

Unmet Needs
   The Chief Executive Office is requesting unmet needs for staffing in capital projects, clerical
   support. As the number of capital projects continues to grow, existing staff continues to take on
   more tasks. On a short-term basis the Public Works Department has temporarily loaned the CEO
   staff support in the absence of available staff to handle the increased workload in this area.




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    Due to the CEO increased emphasis in Economic Development and participation in a number of
    organizations, committees, and diversity of the projects, clerical support for this unit has been
    provided by full time temporary/extra-help staff. The addition of one Confidential Assistant III
    position will provide stability towards the clerical resources to this unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved.       At this funding level the Chief
   Executive Office will provide the leadership, management, administration and coordination of all
   County government. Within this funding level funded staff will be able to manage the necessary
   building improvement and remodels necessary to meet County Departments immediate space
   needs.

Unmet Needs
   The Chief Executive Officer is currently reviewing staffing and resource needs as it relates to the
   strategic plan and the CEO's project list and will prepare staffing recommendations to be presented
   to the Board of Supervisors.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget, the Chief Executive Office (CEO) requested unmet needs for staffing
    in capital projects and clerical support as it relates to the Departments strategic plan and project
    list.

    It is recommended the Board approve a reorganization of the office in order to better serve the
    needs of the operating departments, the Board and our community partners. Over the past year we
    have surveyed the Board, the departments and others and determined we are lacking in resources
    in some critical areas; budget, finance, long term planning for capital projects and technology,
    community support to our unincorporated communities and more timely evaluation, progress
    reporting and better Board information on the status of more than 80 major projects.

    Salary & Benefits:           Increase appropriations for expenditures by $259,090 to fund the
                                 reorganization of the CEO office in order to better serve our customers.

    Funding Source:              The increase will be funded by project revenues and the General Fund.

    The requested positions are two Deputy Executive Officers, two Assistant / Associate Management
    Consultants, three Confidential Assistant III’s, and block budget three Confidential Assistant II
    positions to Confidential Assistant III’s. These positions when filled will provide for substantially
    more support in the on-going operations and help the CEO better meet the needs of our customers.
    Much of the cost of these positions $ 259,090, prorated as of November 1, will be paid for out of
    project revenues, productivity savings, improved TQM process management and timely completion
    of major projects.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    The addition of the following positions is recommended: (2) Deputy Executive Officers, (2)
    Assistant/Associate Management Consultant, (3) Confidential Assistant III, and block budget (3)
    Confidential Assistant II to Confidential Assistant III.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding


                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $1,469,786      $2,341,952       $2,485,853        $259,090      $2,744,943
 Services/Supplies          $167,942        $207,099        $300,000                $0       $300,000
 Other Charges              $206,582        $201,750        $163,942                $0       $163,942
 Fixed Assets                      $0        $14,575         $20,000                $0        $20,000
 Other Financing            $141,303        $147,956               $0               $0              $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0              $0              $0               $0              $0
 Intrafund                    $5,659         -$7,679            $500                $0            $500
 Contracts                         $0              $0              $0               $0              $0
 Contingencies                     $0              $0              $0               $0              $0


 Gross Costs              $1,991,271      $2,905,653       $2,970,295        $259,090      $3,229,385
 Less Revenue             $1,033,168      $1,339,649       $1,034,649               $0     $1,034,649
 Plus Fund Balance                 $0              $0              $0               $0              $0


 Net County Cost            $958,103      $1,566,004       $1,935,646        $259,090      $2,194,736




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Chief Executive Office has staff assigned to answer all incoming calls. There are no plans to
  add a phone tree or any automated system at this time. The Personnel division also has a 24- hour
  job line that lists available job opportunities.

DID YOU KNOW…
  In 1993-94, the title of the executive officer was changed from Chief Administrative Officer to Chief
  Executive Officer. It was also the same year that the CEO became the Clerk to the Board of
  Supervisors.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001

 FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
 General Fund

 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – C.A.R.E. UNIT
 Legal Budget Unit 0015400


MISSION STATEMENT
    To develop a culture that embodies the C.A.R.E. Credo: Customers Are the Real Emphasis.

    To instill in every employee throughout the organization the personal commitment to meet/exceed
    the needs of our customers.

    To create a learning environment whereby each individual can achieve their highest level of
    performance by developing the skills necessary to meet/exceed needs of our customers.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Establish and market collaborative training and development programs with cities, special districts
    and other community agencies. Measure and report the level of service to the community.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   To assist the leadership of the organization to pursue excellence in performance: Provide Baldrige
   Criteria training in six three-day sessions for staff. Provide 50 Balanced Scorecard coaching
   sessions. Implement Board of Supervisors Balanced Scorecard. Continue to introduce Total
   Quality Management (TQM)/Baldrige to individual departments. Providing a series of Quality
   Leadership courses to staff-at-large including Introduction to TQM, Voice of the Customer, Strategic
   Planning and Process Management.

    To enhance the culture of the organization: Certifying instructors and facilitators--sixteen
    Leadership 2000 Instructors and forty-five Meeting Facilitators. Provide ten Fundamentals of 4MAT
    courses and four 4MAT for Trainers courses. Provide 234 Institute/CEO classes for Stanislaus
    County employees. Communicate customer service initiatives in twelve C.A.R.E. newsletters and
    four “The Journey” newsletter for the leadership team. Host and facilitate planning retreats for
    C.A.R.E. teams (Institute, certified instructors, and C.A.R.E. Ambassadors).

Model Community Leadership
   Benchmark practices with the Conference Board Business Excellence Council a minimum of three
   times per year; CCQS, ASTD, ASQC a minimum of once per year; five learning organizations.
   Provide facilitation services for community-wide projects as needed.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   During this fiscal year, the C.A.R.E. Unit will continue to focus its direction on Baldrige Criteria
   training, Balanced Scorecard training, establishing a system for measuring overall effectiveness of
   the organization, continuing the introduction of TQM to individual County departments, assessing
   the culture of the organization, providing training to employees on Leadership 2000, 4MAT, and
   other courses offered by the Institute. These services will be provided to all County departments.
   There will be no redirection or major changes in our priorities for the coming year.

    The C.A.R.E. Unit conducts customer needs assessments on a biannual basis. Based on the

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   feedback we have received from our customers, we are providing a modified Baldrige course, a
   modified 4MAT course, a modified New Employee Orientation and other specific quality courses.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   At this funding level the C.A.R.E. Unit will continue to provide a learning environment for County
   employees that develops skills to meet and exceed the need of our customers.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                             ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL             PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $266,843          $28,231                  $0               $0             $0
 Services/Supplies           $542,288         $392,028          $535,706                 $0      $535,706
 Other Charges                $17,076          $10,461           $23,690                 $0       $23,690
 Fixed Assets                  $6,617                $0                 $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing              $23,049            $1,681                 $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                    $11,743            $8,622          $11,500                 $0       $11,500
 Contracts                          $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs                 $867,616         $441,023          $570,896                 $0      $570,896
 Less Revenue                       $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost             $867,616         $441,023          $570,896                 $0      $570,896



DID YOU KNOW ...
   Stanislaus County is the first County in the nation to design and implement a County case study as
   a training tool in a Baldrige class.

   Author Mark Graham Brown, a former Baldrige Examiner and nationally recognized expert in the
   balanced scorecard cites Stanislaus County in his new book for the County’s development of a
   public sector balanced scorecard and its commitment to learning styles.

   An article on how Stanislaus County understands and honors diverse learning styles throughout the
   organization appeared in the Bureau of Nation Affairs Workforce Strategies Report.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – SPECIAL PROJECTS
Legal Budget Unit 0015700


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for unanticipated special projects and on-going expenses.
   The ongoing costs include allocations for the Counties lobbyist, financial advisors, sales tax auditor
   and various annual contributions to community organizations. Also included is $20,000 to continue
   free public transportation for County employees under our local transportation (StaRT and MAX)
   systems. A portion of this budget is funded from tobacco settlement funds to address immediate
   needs in the community.

Unmet Needs
   An additional $4,000 is requested to maintain the Denair Amtrak station.

    Throughout the fiscal year, the County receives requests for participation in funding for local
    projects and programs. Currently the amount of requests totals approximately $500,000. The
    requests include participation in a park, athletic event and annual community festivals.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding the
   budget will continue to fund various special projects and on-going expenses.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the additional funding of $4,000 for the Denair Amtrak station be approved.
   The remaining $500,000 for participation in community projects will be considered as part of the
   final budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    In the Proposed Budget $395,600 was requested for a variety of outside requests for County
    participation in local projects and programs. Two additional requests have recently been made for
    the Patterson Pool Project, ($300,000), and the Jacob Meyers Park Project, Riverbank, ($98,000).
    The funding will support a number of projects that are supported by the Board of Supervisors,
    including a park for the city of Oakdale, the city of Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, the International
    Festival, support for the Modesto Relays, and support for the Community Can Tree.

    Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations by $793,600 for various projects.

    Funding Source:                Funding for this budget unit will come from first year tobacco tax
                                   monies, already received.


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   This increase in the Special Projects budget unit will have a General Fund impact of $793,600 and
   there are no additional unmet needs for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                             ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED           ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Services/Supplies         $1,616,733       $1,151,908         $1,065,767        $793,600      $1,859,367
 Other Charges                $77,156          $71,536           $71,000                $0       $71,000
 Fixed Assets                $121,329           $6,098                 $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs               $1,815,218       $1,229,542         $1,136,767        $793,600      $1,930,367
 Less Revenue              $1,114,554                $0         $500,000                $0      $500,000
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost             $700,664       $1,229,542          $636,767         $793,600      $1,430,367




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – PURCHASING
Legal Budget Unit 0015300


MISSION STATEMENT
    The CEO-Purchasing Division is responsible for providing internal controls for managing and
    coordinating County purchasing activities, and for leasing property/equipment to maximize the
    value of tax dollars. Utilizing ethical and effective practices, the Purchasing Agent provides
    centralized procurement services for the County and its departments in an open, competitive, and
    fair manner, and is also responsible for leasing County property and/or equipment as required.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Promote efficient government operations
   To continue expanding the number of procurements and contracts through the competitive bid
   process; to continue administering real property and equipment leasing transactions as required; to
   continue utilizing and refining the new on-line electronic purchasing system that includes electronic
   requisitioning, bidding, requisition tracking, cataloging and electronic purchase order generation;
   and to continue providing excellent customer service to County departments.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides internal controls to manage and coordinate County
   purchasing activities, and provides centralized procurement services to the County and its offices.
   The requested base is essentially the same level as last year with adjustments for negotiated salary
   increases, retirement and health insurance.

    The Chief Executive Officer recently filled the Purchasing Agent position on a full time basis and
    increased emphasis on providing staff development opportunities for Division staff. Customers
    have indicated the need for improved turnaround with respect to procurement related services. In
    this regard, Purchasing staff is diligently involved in reviewing its processes and procedures to
    more effectively provide needed services to County departments and outside service providers.

Unmet Needs
   The department is requesting $37,022 of additional funding for the costs associated with the filling
   of the full time Purchasing Agent position.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Purchasing Agent will provide internal controls to manage and coordinate County purchasing
   activities and provide centralized procurement services to the County and its offices.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the requested unmet needs be approved, which includes $37,022 for the
   filling of the full time Purchasing Agent position.


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STAFFING IMPACTS
    Funding of the recommended unmet needs will allow for the filling of the full time Purchasing Agent
    position.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                            ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL              PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00             BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $350,692        $308,774            $447,146            $0       $447,146
Services/Supplies           $12,843         $10,614             $16,999            $0        $16,999
Other Charges               $22,550         $26,450             $22,410            $0        $22,410
Fixed Assets                     $0              $0                  $0            $0             $0
Other Financing             $22,418         $17,019                  $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0                  $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                   $13,349         $10,122             $12,600            $0        $12,600
Contracts                        $0              $0                  $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0                  $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs                $421,853        $372,979            $499,155            $0       $499,155
Less Revenue               $316,123        $282,475            $332,904            $0       $332,904
Plus Fund Balance                $0              $0                  $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost            $105,729         $90,505            $166,251            $0       $166,251



DID YOU KNOW ...
    In fiscal year 1936/37:
    - The Purchasing Department had a staff of three full time employees, as compared to eight
         today.
    - The budget for Purchasing was $5,970 as compared to the 99/00 budget of $462,671.
    - Telephone and postage related expenses were $445, as compared to $12,000 in 99/00.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE - RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION
Legal Budget Unit 0015600



MISSION STATEMENT
    Serve as a resource for the health, safety and well being of Stanislaus County employees by
    managing risks and associated cost of claims, through continuous education, participation and
    communication.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Annually, plan and implement a Wellness and Safety Fair for County employees and all public and
   private sector employers within and outside of Stanislaus County.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Improve the delivery of service to County employees by focusing on safety and wellness programs
   related to industrial and non-industrial accident causation factors.

    Improve the Division’s performance by attending specific education and training seminars and
    implementing measures associated with the Baldrige Criteria.

    Continue to define and refine essential processes and process measures based on customer
    requirements and feedback by developing a Division Balanced Scorecard.

    Identify the program and customer requirements of selected benchmarking partners and
    incorporate appropriate best practices into current and new County programs.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Pursue partnerships with public and private sector organizations whose interests and philosophies
   are similar with those of Stanislaus County and the CEO-Risk Management Division.

Model Community Leadership
   Participate in community organizations and provide leadership through involvement and
   presentations, which promote the Vision, Mission, Values and Guiding Priorities of Stanislaus
   County and those of the CEO-Risk Management Division.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget funds the personnel and operational requirements of the CEO-Risk Management
   Division. The Division has five specific functional areas of responsibility, which are referred to as
   Units as follows: Administration, Disability Management, Employee Benefits, Liability
   Claims/Insurance and Safety. The Division seeks to provide optimum levels of service in all
   programs identified above through the respective Division Units. This includes utilization of risk
   financing and control techniques, disability management strategies, development of wellness and
   benefit programs and communication to County departments and all employees via newsletters,

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   payroll inserts, memorandums, notices and periodic reports. Specific major programs provided
   through the Division are: workers' compensation, return to work, medical case management, health,
   dental and vision plans, unemployment insurance, life insurance, long term disability, voluntary
   benefit programs, property and casualty insurance, general and auto liability insurance, medical
   malpractice insurance, certificates of insurance tracking, safety training, Department of
   Transportation (DOT) drug screening, ergonomic assessments, legislative advocacy and tracking
   and the annual Wellness and Safety Fair.

   The Division expects major changes in operating practices in several areas.            The full
   implementation of the Disability Management Program, which includes the Return to Work and
   Medical Case Management components, is expected to yield positive results in reduced severity of
   claims, increased customer satisfaction and improved employee morale. Another major change will
   be to fully develop and implement a program for County departments to help bring them into
   compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements..

   The Division is currently seeking quotations for claims administration services for the General
   Liability and Worker's Compensation Programs as well as for property and casualty insurance
   coverage. Changes may result as this process unfolds in the upcoming months.

   The Division and its respective Units have surveyed customers and will be making improvements to
   meet their demands. The results of the customer survey for the Wellness and Safety Fair 2000 will
   provide additional ways to improve this event in 2001. The Division's Multi-year Strategic Plan and
   the development of Annual Business Plans will more effectively direct the planning and priorities for
   the next 2-5 years. This process established last fiscal year will continue for specific planned
   projects as well as the development of the Division's Balanced Scorecard.

Unmet Needs
   The Department is requesting an additional $73,000 to fund unmet needs. Pay for Performance
   adjustments are an estimated $21,000. Funding for Extra Help requires an additional $12,000.
   Extra Help previously financed from internal service funds is required to support the Employee
   Benefits Unit and should be included in the operating budget. Funding of $40,000 for membership
   in the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) previously financed from internal service funds for
   the past several years is also requested to be funded.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will maintain the
   current level of service.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs request of $73,000 not be funded at this time. The funding
   for the Extra-Help is recommended to be funded from the Dental Self-Insurance budget, as it has
   been for the previous three fiscal years. The self insurance fund can absorb this cost in its base
   budget. As new rates are negotiated for the County’s cafeteria plan the cost of this extra-help
   employee will be funded from all the self-insurance funds. Traditionally departments have funded
   Pay for Performance incentives from their base budget. Should the Department not be able to fund
   Pay for Performance incentives, this issue can be reviewed during the fiscal year. The request for
   funding for Pacific Business Group on Health membership is not recommended at this time. It will
   be considered as part of the Final Budget in the event that the Purchased Insurance Fund
   remaining retained earnings at year-end is not sufficient to cover this additional cost. The
   Department should spread the cost of this membership among all county departments through the
   Purchased Insurance Fund.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.


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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   During the Proposed Budget process, Risk Management had two remaining unmet needs that had
   not been resolved.     One was the cost for Pacific Business Group on Health membership of
   $40,000.     The cost will be funded by the Purchased Self-Insurance fund year-end retained
   earnings, which equaled $356,326, as of June 30, 2000. We will review the Purchased Self-
   Insurance fund budget unit at mid-year in case we have to adjust budgeted appropriations to
   absorb this cost. Also, the department identified Pay for Performance increases estimated at
   $21,000. The impact of these increases will be reviewed at mid-year in the event the department is
   unable to fund the costs within there existing base budget.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                              ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL             PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $574,024         $722,722           $864,216             $0         $864,216
 Services/Supplies            $26,628          $34,590            $33,200             $0          $33,200
 Other Charges                $61,501          $43,704            $47,940             $0          $47,940
 Fixed Assets                      $0               $0                  $0            $0               $0
 Other Financing              $45,621          $41,462                  $0            $0               $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0                  $0            $0               $0
 Intrafund                      -$963          -$1,376             -$1,390            $0          -$1,390
 Contracts                         $0               $0                  $0            $0               $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0                  $0            $0               $0

 Gross Costs                 $706,810         $841,102           $943,966              $0         $943,966
 Less Revenue                $622,516         $802,634           $754,790              $0         $754,790
 Plus Fund Balance                 $0               $0                 $0              $0               $0

 Net County Cost              $84,294          $38,468           $189,176              $0         $189,176




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The CEO-Risk Management Division implemented a phone tree system approximately three (3)
   years ago. This was implemented to streamline access to appropriate personnel. Once contact is
   made the customer is given the appropriate staff person's direct number. This system assists staff
   in expediting calls to and from customers. It also allows clerical support staff more time to perform
   essential high priority tasks without being interrupted on a frequent basis. It was initiated primarily
   to reduce the time previously taken to handle incoming calls. The estimated savings are difficult to
   measure. However, clerical staff productivity has increased and greater flexibility is enjoyed in
   staffing levels within the Division. If the Division were to return to a non-automated system, the
   workload would be delayed and the potential would exist for an increased error rate. Employee
   morale would be adversely affected and high priority projects could require overtime. At this time,
   based on the level of activity within the five Units in the Division, a full time telephone receptionist
   may be required without the current automated telephone system.



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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Board of Supervisors formally established the Stanislaus County CEO –Risk Management
  Division July 1, 1993.

  The Wellness and Safety Fair attendance has risen from 2,800 in 1997, the first year, to 3,800 in
  2000, a 26 percent increase. In 2000, 4,358 individuals were trained.

  This year the CEO –Risk Management Division trained 263 employees in Cardiopulmonary
  resuscitation.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Legal Budget Unit 0015200


MISSION STATEMENT
    To develop an environment that provides an economic advantage to existing and new businesses,
    improves quality of place, and enables the creation of high skill job opportunities.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Facilitate Economic Development
   Work with the Cities, Chambers and the Stanislaus County Economic Development Corporation
   (SCEDCO) to improve our global access and relationships through effective use of the Internet. By
   improving and expanding our Internet accessibility and sophistication we will continue to expand
   our ability to share information and communicate the many dimensions of Stanislaus County’s
   development opportunities.

    Work with the Management Information System Division, County Assessor, Planning and Public
    Works departments to establish a standardized Geographic Information System (GIS) with the
    capacity to map areas based on the latest and most relevant information available.

    Through an existing dialogue with the Cities, SCEDCO and the County library system, analyze the
    possibilities and potential for business centers and quarterly business roundtable presentations at
    the various branch library sites to promote learning and information sharing about business
    practices and opportunities in Stanislaus County.

    Working with the appropriate city and community leaders, we continue to develop
    recommendations and promote business park development including the Crows Landing Air
    Facility, the Salida Community Plan Area and the I-5 Corridor.

    Through a partnership with the cities, community collaboratives and healthy start sites continue to
    promote community leadership and the economic development possibilities of each community; to
    include job creation activities, integrated service delivery and capital assessment and inventory.
    Help facilitate business and individual access to the world wide information network through the
    development of a digital information resource guide, infrastructure assessment and the distribution
    of available multi media material designed to bridge the digital divide for business and the general
    population.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Renew an agreement with SCEDCO to provide for business targeting, retention, expansion and
   development. Collaborate with all nine cities and the business community on the implementation of
   the visioning statements including but not limited to transportation improvement, telecommunication
   assessment and increase use strategies and revenues sharing agreement(s) with the goal of
   regional economic development.




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    Continue to work with all nine cities, chambers and the business community in the development of
    travel and tourism marketing strategies. Develop tools for the measurement of promotional
    impacts. In a roundtable forum, bring community members together to discuss a focused, regional
    approach to travel and tourism in Stanislaus County.

Model Community Leadership
   Collaborate with other jurisdictions and agencies in preserving the county's economic base while
   identifying and supporting economic innovation and diversity. Work with the Center for Public
   Policies Studies and the Great Valley Center in the collection, analysis, and sharing of information
   regarding our economy, both local and regional. Participate with Central Valley and neighboring
   counties in the formulation of policy regarding regional issues of water management,
   telecommunication infrastructure, land use, agricultural conservation and a job/housing balance.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base provides for the County’s economic development efforts which include training,
   research/analysis, public relations activities, (including Chamber of Commerce events), marketing
   tools such as brochures and various interactive presentations that further customer awareness and
   understanding of Stanislaus County’s unique economic and cultural opportunities. The base also
   includes funding for professional services as needed to advance infrastructure improvements
   including telecommunications.

    The requested base budget includes a $178,000 appropriation for several contractual/development
    agreements. These include: a contract with Stanislaus County Economic Development Corporation
    (SCEDCO) in the amount of $ 115,360 for business targeting, retention and expansion services; an
    annual contribution to Stanislaus County Partners in Education (SPIE) in the amount of $15,000;
    an appropriation to fund the development agreement with City of Patterson. Funds are also
    included for the county's contribution to the San Joaquin Water Coalition ($10,000) and for
    professional services as it relates to special studies, planning and conceptual design of business
    parks including the Crows Landing Air Base.

    The CEO Economic Development Unit has identified several initiatives and action plans for fiscal
    year 2000/2001.      A priority is to identify an adequate funding source for transportation
    improvements designed to improve the movements of goods. A telecommunication infrastructure
    assessment is being conducted in collaboration with the cities within the county. Action plans will be
    developed for the improvement of this vital economic tool. A resource document for information
    technology will be produced to facilitate greater public and business access to the internet, and a
    five-year implementation plan for Geographic Information System will be developed.

    Marketing the County remains a top priority as does business park development. Specifically, title
    transfer of the Crows Landing Air Facility from the Federal Government to the County is being
    aggressively pursued as is a general aviation permit to operated the air base. A concept design is
    being developed for an air and ground distribution center.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level this unit
   of the Chief Executive Office will continue to provide an economic advantage to existing and new
   businesses.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                          REQUESTED         RECOMMENDED RECOMMENDED
                        ACTUAL          ESTIMATED           BASE               UNMET        PROPOSED
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET              NEEDS         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $407,765                $0                 $0              $0              $0
Services/Supplies           $303,945         $255,424         $253,179                 $0       $253,179
Other Charges                $11,537          $11,200                  $0              $0              $0
Fixed Assets                       $0         $21,417                  $0              $0              $0
Other Financing              $41,075                $0                 $0              $0              $0
Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                 $0              $0              $0
Intrafund                          $0               $0                 $0              $0              $0
Contracts                          $0               $0                 $0              $0              $0
Contingencies                      $0               $0                 $0              $0              $0


Gross Costs                 $764,322         $288,042         $253,179                 $0       $253,179
Less Revenue                       $0         $82,443                  $0              $0              $0
Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                 $0              $0              $0


Net County Cost             $764,322         $205,599         $253,179                 $0       $253,179



DID YOU KNOW ...

    The Modesto area is ranked number fifteen out of the nations one hundred twenty five largest cities
    in job creation and one hundred twenty one in unemployment.

    Stanislaus County is one of the largest agricultural providers in the world with an annual agricultural
    economy of more than $4 billion dollars. Total industrial output for Stanislaus County is over $14
    billion dollars annually.

    There are 3.6 million people visiting Stanislaus County annually with a direct expenditure of over
    $300 million a year.

    Within a 100-mile radius of the County live nine million people.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – WORKER’S COMPENSATION
Legal Budget Unit 0018000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This level of funding will provide Worker’s Compensation coverage and administration for all
   existing and future claims during 2000-2001. This budget also finances costs for claims losses,
   excess insurance coverage, actuarial service, legal defense and general County overhead.

    Benefit payments are expected to increase a minimum of 10 percent effective in January 2001,
    subject to current legislation being approved by the Governor. The driving factors for increased
    Worker’s Compensation costs are Temporary Disability Payments, Permanent Disability Payments
    and medical procedures without standardized payment guidelines. The Department will continue to
    closely monitor pending Worker’s Compensation legislation and report on its fiscal impact.

    A major program included in this budget is associated with the implementation of the Disability
    Management Program. Increased attention will be given to accident prevention and wellness
    programs in an effort to further reduce claim frequency and severity. This will include a greater
    focus on returning injured/ill employees back to work in far less time than it has taken previously.

    Another major program includes loss prevention and control which funds ergonomic training,
    automated external defibrillator training, defensive driver training, CPR-First Aid training and the
    annual Wellness and Safety Fair.

    The CEO-Risk Management Division continuously seeks feedback from customers who have
    unfortunately become disabled as a result of an on-the-job injury. Customers are requested to
    complete questionnaires regarding their treatment from occupational physicians and other
    processes associated with a claimant. Information sharing with benchmarking partners and
    disability management groups will provide opportunities for incorporating best practices into current
    programs.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. For three fiscal years, this
   budget unit used retained earning to offset costs and subsidize the rates charged to departments.
   In those years some departments received a sizable benefit from this subsidy giving the
   departments the flexibility to appropriate this savings in other areas of their operating budget, i.e.
   Sheriff, Public Works, Mental Health, and Community Services Agency. The Final Budget for fiscal
   year, 1999-2000, authorized the use of $1,750,000 in retained earnings. In fiscal year 2000-2001,
   departments will be funding the full cost of Worker’s Compensation without the benefit of the
   retained earnings from the fund. There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.


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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits        $11,797          $4,328                $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies     $5,513,491      $5,982,066       $5,984,600                $0     $5,984,600
Other Charges           $119,479       $240,769         $150,000                 $0      $150,000
Fixed Assets             $25,309          $9,732          $5,000                 $0        $5,000
Other Financing          $11,003           $749          $25,000                 $0       $25,000
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs           $5,681,078      $6,237,644       $6,164,600                $0     $6,164,600
Less Revenue          $3,508,844      $4,048,811       $6,164,600                $0     $6,164,600
Plus Fund Balance     $2,172,235      $2,188,833                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – GENERAL LIABILITY SELF INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget provides funds to litigate General Liability cases brought against Stanislaus County.
   The current level of service will provide for funding of property, casualty, surety, fiduciary and
   excess insurance; claim losses; self-insured retention; legal defense; actuarial services; and,
   operations/general County overhead. Currently there are 17 cases (14 liability, 3 auto) pending.
   Additional funding is provided for unexpected/unknown litigation that may occur in fiscal year 2000-
   2001.

    This caseload has decreased from last year with only two-(2) cases valued at/over $100,000.
    During the past fiscal year, the County successfully defended or settled cases estimated at a cost
    of $750,000 saving $250,000 in estimated costs. This budget is approximately $250,000 less than
    the prior year (1999-2000) and $300,000, less than fiscal year 1998-1999.

    Property insurance and third party claims administration are currently in the bidding/quotation
    process and changes may be made in these programs for fiscal year 2000-2001. No other major
    changes are expected to occur that will affect this budget in fiscal year 2000-2001.

    Formal and informal discussions and surveys are routinely conducted to determine responsiveness,
    turn around, fairness and equitability of claims processed in-house. Although customer demands
    are difficult to measure because claimant's expectations differ, claims processing is expedited in a
    fair, equitable manner on a case by case basis.

    A priority during fiscal year 2000-2001 will be to complete the development of an automated
    certificate of insurance tracking program. All other claims handling processes, litigation efforts and
    insurance renewals will continue to be aggressively pursued.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. There are no unmet needs
   associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



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                                                    ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies     $1,881,992      $1,034,163      $1,835,600                $0     $1,835,600
Other Charges          $103,636          $88,611        $75,996                 $0       $75,996
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs           $1,985,628      $1,122,774      $1,911,596                $0     $1,911,596
Less Revenue          $1,039,695      $2,336,810      $1,911,596                $0     $1,911,596
Plus Fund Balance      $945,932      -$1,214,036               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – UNEMPLOYMENT SELF INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget provides funds for unemployment insurance administration, payment of unemployment
   insurance claims/losses, and general County overhead. The level of funding fluctuates yearly due
   to the increase or decrease in the number of employees in the County. There are no major losses
   projected for fiscal year 2000-2001.

   The Board of Supervisors approved the contract for claims administration for an additional three
   years with the consortium of Counties through CPAAC - Gates McDonald. The County will continue
   to take an aggressive stance in claims handling in conjunction with its third party administrator,
   CPAAC - Gates McDonald to maintain the low cost this budget continues to experience.

   Retained earnings will continue to be utilized to finance the majority of this budget for the entire
   fiscal year. An amount of $170,635 in retained earnings with anticipated interest of $110,000 for a
   total of $280,635 would meet the funding requirements in fiscal year 2000-2001. This is the second
   full year (in fiscal year 1998-99 premiums were charged for the first half of the fiscal year) of not
   charging departments for unemployment insurance.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. The Department will use
   $170,635 of retained earning to fund the base budget, leaving retained earnings balance of
   approximately $700,000 to cover any unanticipated needs. There are no unmet needs associated
   with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                    ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies       -$37,408       $210,930        $278,040                 $0      $278,040
Other Charges             $2,044           $425          $2,595                 $0        $2,595
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs             -$35,364       $211,355        $280,635                 $0      $280,635
Less Revenue           $230,723        $321,130        $110,000                 $0      $110,000
Plus Fund Balance      -$266,087       -$109,775       $170,635                 $0      $170,635


Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – VISION SELF INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget provides for vision coverage for all eligible employees and their dependents. The
   County continues to use Vision Service Plan (VSP) to administer this program at the current benefit
   level. This coverage will continue to be funded at the current premium level. The priority for fiscal
   year 2000-2001 will be to maintain focus on core business and continue to monitor this fund to
   assure customers receive full value for their premium dollar and service levels remain high.

      VSP continues to provide County employees and their dependents excellent customer service
      including access to on-line benefit and eligibility information at www.VSP.com.

      Even though the network administrator and benefit level remains constant for fiscal year 2000-
      2001, the fund balance, estimated at $187,000, will be monitored closely to insure fiscal
      soundness.

      Surveys are planned for fiscal year 2000-2001 to give customers an opportunity to share their ideas
      concerning this County benefit.

      The break down of vision coverage for fiscal year 1999-2000 was as follows:


No Coverage              Employee                Employee + 1           Employee + Family

739                      1,328                   1,020                  1,155


SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. There are no unmet needs
   associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
      There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
      The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
      September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
      therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies      $671,041        $738,033         $885,969                 $0      $885,969
Other Charges            $10,182        $12,045          $21,653                 $0       $21,653
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $681,223        $750,078         $907,622                 $0      $907,622
Less Revenue           $715,306        $805,246         $907,622                 $0      $907,622
Plus Fund Balance       -$34,083        -$55,168                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – DENTAL SELF INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget provides funds for the payment of dental claims/losses, claims administration, general
   County overhead and operational requirements. The level of funding is based on the number of
   enrollees, their dependents and total usage. The County has experienced an increase in the
   number of enrollees and usage this past year, therefore, this budget considers these traditional
   growth factors. The level of service provided within this budget will allow the County to continue
   offering a negotiated benefit to all eligible employees and their dependents with no benefit changes.

    The Dental Self Insurance program continues to be administrated by the Stanislaus Dental
    Foundation. The Foundation anticipates implementing a new computerized eligibility and account
    payable system during fiscal year 2000-2001. This will be the first step in the move to a paperless
    dental benefit. The County will work closely with the Foundation to ensure a smooth transition for
    our customers.

    Funding for an Extra-Help employee to assist with enrollment, at a cost of $12,000 is included in
    the base budget.

    No anticipated changes will occur during fiscal year 2000-2001 and staff will continue to monitor the
    Dental fund while maintaining MOU commitments.

    The break down of dental coverage for fiscal year 1999-2000 was as follows:

No Coverage               Employee                  Employee + 1            Employee + Family
739                       1,254                     999                     1,257

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. The fund will use $200,000
   from its retained earnings to fund the base budget. The base budget includes funding of $12,000
   for the Extra-Help position. There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



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                                                     ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies     $2,588,260      $2,546,389      $2,818,802               $0     $2,818,802
Other Charges            $24,788         $16,323         $29,236               $0        $29,236
Fixed Assets              $1,743              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Financing               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                     $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contracts                     $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0              $0              $0               $0             $0

Gross Costs           $2,614,792      $2,562,712      $2,848,038               $0     $2,848,038
Less Revenue          $2,317,107      $2,565,690      $2,648,038               $0     $2,648,038
Plus Fund Balance       $297,685         -$2,978        $200,000               $0       $200,000

Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0              $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION - PURCHASED INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   This budget provides funds for health and life insurance for all eligible employees and their
   dependents. The County's health benefits are provided through National Health, Blue Cross,
   Kaiser and PacifiCare. The coverage is funded at 100 percent of the lowest cost Health Plan. The
   increase for fiscal year 2000-2001 is approximately 13.15 percent beginning in January 1, 2001.
   Premium increases nationwide are predicted to average from 12 - 13%. Analysis shows that the
   major force driving the County's rate increases is tied to rising prescription drug costs. The
   County's life insurance continues with Lincoln at the current premium level.

    The funding approach implemented in fiscal year 1999-2000 using a three-tier rate structure funded
    at 100 percent for the lowest cost HMO, will continue into fiscal year 2000-2001. Employees
    choosing a higher cost alternative health plan will be responsible for the difference in premium.
    Recent trends in the benefit industry indicate an increase in voluntary programs being offered to
    employees.

    Departmental salary projections include a 6 percent increase for one half of fiscal year 2000-2001.
    The revised rates will be known at or about the end of the calendar year 2000. Additional
    information will be reviewed at the time it becomes available.



                                      Stanislaus County
                                 Provider Enrollment for 2000

           1000
            900
                                                      796
            800
                                              571
            700
            600                                 552
                                                                                                             EE
   Total




            500                                                                                              EE+1
            400         341                                                                                  Family
            300   231
                     170       122      114
            200
                                     102                         65        55                103        86
            100                                                       47                31         42
                                                                                13 11
              0
                  Blue Cross    Kaiser        NHPHMO             NHPPOS          OE-3        PacifiCare




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 SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
 Base Budget
    It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. There are no unmet needs
    associated with this budget unit.

 STAFFING IMPACTS
      There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

 SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
      The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
      September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
      therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                                ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL            ACTUAL               PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99          FY 99-00              BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                   $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies         $11,408,562       $13,085,928          $15,179,950                $0    $15,179,950
Other Charges                 $76,418          $167,107             $85,605                 $0       $85,605
Fixed Assets                        $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                     $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                           $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Contracts                           $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs               $11,484,980       $13,253,035          $15,265,555                $0    $15,265,555
Less Revenue              $11,450,362       $13,561,806          $15,265,555                $0    $15,265,555
Plus Fund Balance             $34,618         -$308,771                    $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                     $0                $0                   $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE RISK MANAGEMENT
DIVISION – PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY SELF INSURANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0018000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The current level of service will provide funding for self-insured retention, claim losses, legal
   defense, claims administration, actuarial services and administration/general County overhead.
   This caseload has decreased from last year, from nine to six, with one case valued at over
   $150,000. During the past fiscal year, the County defended or settled cases estimated at a cost of
   $420,000, which exceeded the projected incurred value of $265,000 and required an increase in
   appropriations at the third quarter.

   This budget will also fund an additional insurance premium of $150,000 for the Health Services
   Agency Residency Program. This budget is higher than the prior year's Final Budget, with
   adjustments, by $21,745. There is no anticipated redirection of priorities for the budget for fiscal
   year 2000-2001. All litigated cases will be handled aggressively and claimants will be dealt with
   fairly and equitably on a case by case basis. Funding is provided for unexpected/unknown litigation
   that may occur during the year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. There are no unmet needs
   associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                    ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies      $126,288        $784,445        $870,835                 $0      $870,835
Other Charges           $11,755           $8,916        $17,263                 $0       $17,263
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $138,043        $793,361        $888,098                 $0      $888,098
Less Revenue           $559,467        $675,180        $888,098                 $0      $888,098
Plus Fund Balance      -$421,424       $118,181                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – FLEET SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0018500


MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Chief Executive Office – Fleet Services Division, is to provide high-quality,
   efficient and cost effective services by offering safe, reliable, economical and environmentally
   sound transportation and related support services that are responsive to the needs of Stanislaus
   County.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Fleet Services will ensure that all County vehicles are serviced, repaired, and maintained in the
   most cost-effective manner. This will ensure their useful life expectancy and usage while
   minimizing the amount of disruption to the customer.

   Fleet Services will strive to match the proper type of vehicle to the task being performed.

   Fleet Services will monitor the utilization of the fleet to ensure maximum usage of all assets in a
   safe and economical manner.

   To provide excellent customer service to County departments.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget of $2,715,327 provides for preventive and prescriptive maintenance
   and operations costs for all Fleet Services vehicles. Fleet Services employs a comprehensive
   preventive maintenance program that minimizes costly repairs, while lengthening the life
   expectancy of vehicles, due to systematic care. Additionally, this program will improve vehicle
   availability while reducing downtime and inconvenience to our customers.

   This funding level also provides for the replacement of older vehicles that have outlived their
   usefulness. Some of the replacements will be pickup trucks, a 4x4 Sheriff's patrol vehicle,
   passenger and cargo vans, four door sedans, and the replacement of approximately fifteen Sheriff's
   patrol sedans. Over the next few months, 29 of the County's oldest vehicles will be replaced with
   Compressed Natural Gas vehicles. This is being accomplished through a state grant in conjunction
   with Public Works.

   A request is being submitted to add the Confidential designation to an Account Clerk III position.
   This designation could be funded within the base level appropriations.

   Fleet Services recently moved to a new facility, which was completed on time and under budget.
   This facility will enhance the services that Fleet Services provides.




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Unmet Needs
   The department is requesting $90,000 of additional funding to cover the increased costs of fuel.
   The County's fuel costs have escalated approximately 45% over the past year. The County
   vehicles use about 420,000 gallons per year.
   In addition, $10,000 is requested to make adjustments, additions, and modifications to the new
   shop. These items include additional lighting, receptacles, roll-up door switches, and an exhaust
   vent pipe for the pressure washer.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   division will provide for preventive and prescriptive maintenance and operations costs for all Fleet
   Services vehicles. This level of funding will also provide for the replacement of 20-25 County
   vehicles in addition to the Compressed Natural Gas vehicles.

    It is further recommended that a study of the Account Clerk III position be conducted to determine if
    a Confidential designation is appropriate.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the Chief Executive Office monitor the Fleet Services budget throughout the
   year to see if additional funding for fuel costs is necessary.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    A study will be completed to determine if a Confidential designation is appropriate for the Account
    Clerk III position.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                         ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL        FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $451,531         $529,714         $558,864                $0       $558,864
Services/Supplies          $751,966        $1,064,320      $1,090,040                $0      $1,090,040
Other Charges              $773,280         $587,126         $546,423                $0       $546,423
Fixed Assets               -$197,246         $28,509         $520,000                $0       $520,000
Other Financing              $31,734         $27,199                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                          $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                          $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs               $1,811,266       $2,236,868      $2,715,327                $0      $2,715,327
Less Revenue              $2,045,880       $1,919,267      $2,715,327                $0      $2,715,327
Plus Fund Balance          -$234,614        $317,601                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  Fleet Services does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
  Fleet Services maintains over 650 vehicles. These vehicles use over 420,000 gallons of fuel
  annually and travel nearly 8,000,000 miles. Fleet Services has seven Equipment Mechanics with a
  combined total of 156 years of experience.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – CENTRAL SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0018200


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Chief Executive Office – Central Services Division is to provide all County
    departments and associated agencies with quality goods and services in the most timely, efficient
    and cost effective manner possible.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Central Services will continue to provide service to the County and its departments by way of mail
   courier and mail distribution, supply purchases, storage and distribution as well as in-house
   printing. They will continue to focus on the needs of their customers and are making great efforts in
   satisfying those needs.

    Central Services established on-line ordering of office supplies via the Internet. This met three
    departmental criteria: time efficient, cost effective, and the ability to better manage budgets by
    seeing the real cost of goods up-front. Approximately 80% of County departments are trained and
    currently using this system. Central Services' goal this year is to train 100% of County departments
    in using the system.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Central Services has established a contract for office supplies working with San Diego County. By
   this partnering, they are able to offer County departments contract pricing on over 10,000 items
   while enabling them to order on-line via the Internet.

    Central Services plans to contact non-County agencies to offer printing services at more affordable
    rates. They have submitted an unmet needs request that would enhance their ability to offer these
    services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for most of the services required by County departments.
   Central Services budget request is $2,373,986 and will be fully funded by departmental revenue.
   This budget amount is notably down from last year's final adopted figure of $4,182,808. This
   difference is attributable to changes in the way Stores inventory is reflected for accounting
   purposes.

    A request is being submitted to add the Confidential designation to the Account Clerk III position.
    This designation could be funded within the base level appropriations.

    A request is also being submitted to add a full time Account Clerk II position and delete a
    Stock/Delivery Clerk II position. This will allow the department to respond to the significant amount
    of clerical work associated with the current financial system. This change could be funded within
    the base level appropriations.



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Unmet Needs
   Central Services is requesting $380,000 to lease three copiers. Central Services is hard pressed to
   meet customer needs with their current aging equipment. The camera on the main Quick Copy
   press is about to go out. This request would fund the first year payment on a five year lease for a
   high speed high volume digital copier, a digital color copier, and a smaller digital black and white
   copier, all with network capability. They anticipate being able to drop costs on color copying from
   the current $1.00 per color copy (outsourced) to 28 cents per color copy.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   division will provide service to the County and its departments by way of mail courier and mail
   distribution, supply purchases, storage and distribution as well as in-house printing.

    It is further recommended that a full time Account Clerk II position be added and a full time
    Stock/Delivery Clerk II position be deleted. These positions have identical pay rates and this
    change will have no additional cost to the County.

    It is also recommended that a study be completed to determine whether a Confidential designation
    should be added to one position.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the copier requests be considered as part of the final budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    A study will be done to determine whether a Confidential designation should be added to one
    position of Account Clerk III.

    Delete one Stock/Delivery Clerk II position and add an Account Clerk II position.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, Central Services requested $380,000 for a new
    copier/printer. Additional staff work is necessary to make a final decision on the purchase. Central
    Services is very eager to regain their customer base back in the color copy arena. Staff will return
    to the Board with a cost benefit analysis and recommendations on the purchase at a later date.
    There are no more unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $576,062        $590,191        $777,296                 $0      $777,296
Services/Supplies        $1,402,126     $1,381,947       $1,519,580                $0     $1,519,580
Other Charges             $155,857        $148,011        $113,210                 $0      $113,210
Fixed Assets               $41,496               $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                  $0        $26,855                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                  $13,424         $25,725         -$36,100                $0       -$36,100
Contracts                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs              $2,188,965     $2,172,729       $2,373,986                $0     $2,373,986
Less Revenue             $1,819,593     $2,201,585       $2,543,986                $0     $2,543,986
Plus Fund Balance         $369,372        -$28,856        -$170,000                $0      -$170,000


Net County Cost                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    Central Services does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW …
    The Central Services Mail Room processed approximately 2,425,000 pieces of mail this year. On a
    busy day, the Mail Room can expect to process between 20,000 – 25,000 pieces of mail.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CLERK-RECORDER
Legal Budget Unit 0020100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Clerk-Recorder is to process documents and records and report all manner of
    business related to marriage licenses, certified copies of vital statistic records, document filings,
    and recordings of real property.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the processing of all documents and records as required
   by law, including marriage licenses, certified copies of vital statistic records, document filings and
   recordings of real property.

    During this fiscal year, the Clerk-Recorder will be offering a new service to customers – passport
    photos. The Clerk–Recorders Office is the only local office that provides passport processing and
    the addition of this new service will provide “one-stop” access for those applying for passports.

Unmet Needs
   The Clerk-Recorder has requested a one-time contribution from the General Fund of $30,000 to
   relocate the Clerk-Recorder automation equipment to the third floor of their current facility. The
   current space housing the computer equipment is inadequate.

    Security services currently provided to the Clerk-Recorder, at a cost of approximately $50,000 per
    year, have been provided for in the past in the Sheriff’s budget. During this budget cycle, it is
    recommended that the cost be transferred to the Clerk-Recorder, where the services are being
    provided. A General Fund contribution of $50,000 will be necessary to fund the transfer of the
    security service to this budget and is included as an unmet need.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will continue to
   provide for the current level of services for the processing of all documents and records, including
   the new passport photo service.

Unmet Needs
   The $30,000 to fund the automation move is not recommended at this time. The move of the
   equipment is estimated to be approximately $80,000. This funding is available and has been
   identified for this project in the Clerk-Recorder’s Automation budget. The pending finalization of the
   relocation of remaining departments located in downtown Modesto will resolve any remaining
   facility issues.

    It is recommended that the cost for security services for the Clerk-Recorder be transferred to this
    budget unit. Additionally, it is recommended that a General Fund contribution of $50,000 be
    approved to fund these services.



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STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                           ADOPTED          RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99          FY 99-00            BUDGET          FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $673,136          $771,897          $944,081                $0        $944,081
Services/Supplies           $165,953          $108,092          $158,107                $0        $158,107
Other Charges                $74,713           $86,021           $80,950                  $0       $80,950
Fixed Assets                 $37,139           $10,426                 $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing              $22,611           $38,712                 $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                   $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                          $0          $16,782           $67,930                  $0       $67,930
Contracts                          $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                      $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                 $973,552        $1,031,930         $1,251,068               $0       $1,251,068
Less Revenue               $1,128,629       $1,090,507         $1,201,068               $0       $1,201,068
Plus Fund Balance                  $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost             -$155,076         -$58,577           $50,000                  $0       $50,000




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

    An automated telephone system was implemented in the clerk and Recorder Divisions in August,
    1998. The system was necessary to handle the increased volume of calls resulting from meeting
    all mandated programs.

    The greeting and narratives give callers general information regarding hours, fees and services.
    This encompasses 80 percent of the daily telephone inquiries. As a result, staff is able to provide
    uninterrupted quality to each customer, either in person or on the telephone. It also allows for daily
    mandated deadlines to be met, minimizing overtime.

    The Elections Division's automated system was installed before the March 7, 2000, primary
    election. Approximately 3000 telephone calls are made to the Elections Division on an Election
    Day. More than 70 percent of the voters were assisted by the automated system without the need
    to speak with someone. On past election days, because of the volume of calls, a voter could not
    get through, receiving only busy signals. The volume far exceeds the capacity to receive them.
    This primary election was the first election wherein not one complaint was lodged by a voter who
    was unable to receive the voting information they needed via the telephone.

    It is the experience of the Clerk-Recorder and Elections divisions that the telephone automation
    systems have increased the efficiency and quality of the service to our ever-increasing populace.


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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CLERK-RECORDER – ELECTIONS DIVISION
Legal Budget Unit 0020299


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Clerk-Recorder Elections Division is to assure that all qualified/interested
    citizens are given the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in lawfully conducted elections; and
    to conduct all manner of business related to elections. This year includes the major project of
    Reapportionment that must occur every ten years which is the redistricting that occurs at the State
    level.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Conduct the November 1999 Schools, Special Districts, Cities, the December 1999, Modesto City
   Runoff, and March 2000, Presidential Primary Elections in the most cost effective manner; enlist
   the help of community groups and schools to assist at the polls on election day; continue efforts to
   locate newer technology for ballot counting; and install a telephone polling locator system by the
   November 1999, election.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the current level of service and will fund the expenses of
   November, 2000 Presidential General Election. Included in this base budget is the purchase of
   two ballot card readers ($4,000 each), three free standing work stations ($15,000), a software
   update to an NT Windows Operating System ( $29,000) and a server and tape drive ($35,000).
   The NT change is required for all counties using this software to stay on the system, and will
   provide many features to aid election administration including faster ballot counting.

    The Elections Division will be involved in the reapportionment effort this fiscal year.
    Reapportionment is required every 10 years for local, state and federal legislative boundary lines.
    Indicators suggest that Stanislaus County will be split with new legislative boundary lines in several
    areas. Any boundary change requires all voting precincts to be redrawn. This will result in
    tremendous ancillary work to the Elections staff this year.

    The division is anticipating two retirements in the coming year and is requesting one new position of
    Administrative Clerk IV at a cost of $36,000 to train and eventually replace one of the impending
    retirees. This position would train in the handling of candidate filings, Fair Political Practice
    Commission laws and issues, nomination documents, petition requirements and the myriad of laws
    pertaining to absentee ballots.

Unmet Needs
   The Elections Division is currently sharing computer space with the Clerk-Recorder. This space is
   currently too small and is impacting the Division’s ability to rely on equipment, especially during
   crucial elections. Interim action has been taken to alleviate this problem short-term.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that requested base funding level be approved which provides for the
   November, 2000 Presidential General Election (a portion of which is reimbursable). Included in this
   recommendation is the purchase of two ballot card readers ($4,000 each), three free standing work
   stations ($15,000), a software update to an NT Windows Operating System ($29,000) and a server
   and tape drive ($35,000).

    It is recommended that one new position of Administrative Clerk IV be considered as part of the
    final budget.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the Election Division computer room issues be coordinated with the Clerk-
   Recorder’s division of the office. No additional funds were requested nor are they recommended.

POLICY ISSUES
    The sale of County Center III will have a significant impact on the Elections Division. The
    Auditorium at County Center III has been utilized for election officer training each election. Election
    officer training is required by law and Stanislaus County typically trains approximately 1,4000
    citizens to conduct elections, two to four times a year. The location of the auditorium was
    important, because once the training was completed, the election officers were sent to the Elections
    warehouse, also located at County Center III, to receive cumbersome election supplies, ballots, and
    five ballot box cases each. If training were offsite, it would require paying mileage to all the election
    officers to pick up the supplies at the warehouse and would require additional staff to coordinate the
    effort. Elections is currently working with the Chief Executive Office to reserve space in the newly
    remodeled training facility at County Center III for the November election, until a permanent solution
    is identified.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    The Clerk-Recorder has requested $36,000 to fund a new Administrative Clerk IV. It is
    recommended that the Clerk-Recorder be allowed to double fill the position during this fiscal year,
    until such time the incumbent retires. This will allow the necessary time to adequately train the new
    employee in election laws and procedures. This unmet need has been considered during the Final
    Budget process and the following is included in the Final Budget Addendum:

    Salaries & Benefits:          No adjustment is necessary at this time.

    The Clerk-Recorder has no other outstanding unmet needs.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    Double fill one Administrative Clerk IV.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



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                                                    ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $306,299       $368,914        $487,798             $0       $487,798
Services/Supplies       $898,897     $1,073,998        $779,340             $0       $779,340
Other Charges            $32,303        $44,775         $35,060             $0        $35,060
Fixed Assets             $32,837        $40,266         $37,000             $0        $37,000
Other Financing          $23,799        $19,988              $0             $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                $20,474        $12,016         $10,940             $0        $10,940
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs           $1,314,610     $1,559,955       $1,350,138            $0     $1,350,138
Less Revenue            $487,606       $774,228         $350,000            $0       $350,000
Plus Fund Balance             $0             $0               $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost        $827,004       $785,727        $1,000,138            $0     $1,000,138




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

CLERK-RECORDER - AUTOMATION
Legal Budget Unit 0020500


MISSION STATEMENT
    To maintain and upgrade the Recorder’s records and automation system with trust funds as
    provided by law.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Remodel public access area to allow easier access to all recorded documents; Install touch-screen
    personal computers intended to save the public time when transacting business in the office.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for all mandated functions that are funded from three trust
   funds dedicated to automation-specific operation costs as provided by law. During this fiscal year,
   this budget unit will fund the following projects: rebinding and restoration of vital records;
   replacement of two laser printers; replacement of one microfilm reader printer and the addition of
   one microfilm reader printer.

    Additionally, the automation fund will pay for a fee study through Government Finance Research to
    evaluate if the existing fee structure and fee levels are appropriate to be conducted during this
    fiscal year.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base budget funding level be approved which will provide for the
   automation projects outlined above.

POLICY ISSUES

    Current computer space is not adequate to house all systems for the Clerk, Recorder and
    Elections. During the past year, the Clerk has experienced breakdowns due to lack of space and
    adequate air conditioning. The current air conditioning system cannot maintain the room in a
    “technologically cool” atmosphere, which results in the systems shutting down due to the intense
    heat. Due to the fact that the Office of the Clerk-Recorder may be relocating, it is necessary to
    address this issue on a short term basis. The Chief Executive Office is working with the Clerk-
    Recorder to provide a solution prior to the November election.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                        ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $242,577        $316,312        $444,347            $0         $444,347
 Services/Supplies         $349,345        $264,797        $409,100            $0         $409,100
 Other Charges              $10,427         -$6,002         $12,000            $0          $12,000
 Fixed Assets              $122,246         $88,745        $116,000            $0         $116,000
 Other Financing            $18,920         $16,027              $0            $0               $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0            $0               $0
 Intrafund                       $0              $0              $0            $0               $0
 Contracts                       $0              $0              $0            $0               $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0            $0               $0

 Gross Costs               $743,515        $679,880        $981,447             $0        $981,447
 Less Revenue              $937,000        $650,000        $981,447             $0        $981,447
 Plus Fund Balance        -$193,485         $29,880              $0             $0              $0

 Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0              $0              $0




DID YOU KNOW ...
   In 1996, the Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder's office was the first to automate the public records
   to a single screen computer format. This enables clients to check the records index on one side of
   the screen, and show the document image on the other side.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

COUNTY COUNSEL
Legal Budget Unit 0022000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the County Counsel’s Office is to provide effective legal services to the Board of
    Supervisors, County elective offices, and to all departments within the County of Stanislaus and to
    perform all mandated legal services and duties as required by federal, state and local laws. All
    legal services shall be provided in the most efficient and beneficial manner possible, with the goal
    beings to assist clients in adhering to applicable laws and regulations in the performance of their
    respective duties and functions and to provide guidance in responding to emerging legal trends and
    changes in law, in order to reduce exposure to liability.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   To improve the efficiency and operation of the office to better provide County departments with
   legal advice and assistance to enable each department to implement the Board of Supervisor’s
   goals and priorities in a lawful manner.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for effective and timely legal advice to County departments
   focused only on the County’s top priorities. The base budget is substantially the same except for
   additional funding for the final year of previously negotiated salary increases and the full salary of a
   new Deputy Counsel position added to the departments allocation in December of 1999.

Unmet Needs
   The Department of County Counsel base budget may not be sufficient to meet the Departments
   objective to implement its Strategic Plan for continuous improvement and to support the Boards of
   Supervisors’ goals and priorities. County Counsel has identified $146,557, in unmet needs.

    $72,531 for the addition of two new positions: one Confidential Assistant III; and one Paralegal I.
    The Confidential Assistant III position would support the new attorney position and offset the loss of
    clerical staff that is now dedicated for receptionist services. The Paralegal I position will perform
    legal research for the attorneys and would promote efficiency and increase customer service.

    Other requests include: $27,656 for employee vacation cash-outs, the Assistant County Counsel
    will retire in two years and the Department must cash-out his vacation time either at that time or
    incrementally over several years. $25,000 for performance based pay, $16,370 for salary benefits
    associated with vacation cash-outs and performance based pay, $5,000 for replacement of a 12-
    year old dictation equipment which is offset by revenue from the County CARE unit for County
    Counsel’s teaching of sexual harassment training.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved.

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Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet need be approved in the amount of $5,000 for the dictation
   equipment with the offsetting funding source from the CARE unit. The remaining $141,557 in
   unmet needs will be considered as part of the Final budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The Department of County Counsel requested a variety of salary related increases, along with a
   request for two new positions totaling $146,557, as unmet needs during the Proposed Budget
   process. These unmet needs have now been considered during the Final Budget process and as
   a result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

   Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $44,953, for base salary
                                adjustments, the incremental vacation cashout of a long-term
                                employee and the funding for extra-help staff. The extra-help funding
                                will give the department some flexibility in addressing their legal
                                research assistance and clerical support.       Funding for pay for
                                performance increases will be reviewed at mid-year.

   Funding Sources(s):          This recommended increase has a General Fund impact of $44,953.
                                It will be funded by additional revenue increases in Discretionary
                                Revenue recommended as part of the Final Budget.

   The recommended increased funding for County Counsel for fiscal year 2000-2001 will enable the
   department to meet their base salary obligations and provide additional legal research assistance
   and clerical support. The remaining unmet needs are not recommended.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                           ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL              PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00             BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $913,749      $1,025,516           $1,092,739        $44,953     $1,137,692
Services/Supplies          $55,281         $62,110              $74,850             $0        $74,850
Other Charges              $34,683         $45,933              $42,430             $0        $42,430
Fixed Assets                    $0              $0                   $0             $0             $0
Other Financing            $76,183         $62,888                   $0             $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0          $2,570                   $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                   $8,491              $0               $3,760             $0         $3,760
Contracts                       $0              $0                   $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0                   $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs             $1,088,387      $1,199,017           $1,213,779        $44,953     $1,258,732
Less Revenue              $560,878        $599,430             $513,320             $0       $513,320
Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0                   $0             $0             $0

Net County Cost           $527,509       $599,587             $700,459         $44,953       $745,412



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    County Counsel’s office does not use an automated phone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
    Did you know that many people call the Office of County Counsel to obtain “counseling services,”
    such as, mental health, legal, personal and marital matters?

    Did you know that customers who call the Office of County Counsel are surprised and happy to talk
    to a real person, rather than a phone tree?

    Did you know that the combined service years for all of the County Counsel staff totals over 152
    years?




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

COUNTY COUNSEL – SMALL CLAIMS ADVISOR
Legal Budget Unit 0022210


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The proposed 2000-2001 baseline budget will fund the State-mandated Small Claims Advisor
   Program, pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure, Sections 116.910 and 116.940. The law
   requires a fixed part of every Small Claims Court filing fee be allocated to fund the Small Claims
   Advisor program. The Stanislaus County Superior Court has arranged with the County Counsel’s
   Office for the provision of these services. The County Counsel’s Office employs a part-time
   contract attorney to manage the program and advise customers.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will maintain the
   current level of service. There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                             ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                            ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
      CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
    Salaries/Benefits              $24,647        $20,105        $27,731                   $0       $27,731
    Services/Supplies               $1,345         $1,356         $2,035                   $0        $2,035
    Other Charges                    $993           -$496          $370                    $0            $370
    Fixed Assets                       $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0
    Other Financing                    $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0
    Equity Transfers                   $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0
    Intrafund                          $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0
    Contracts                          $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0
    Contingencies                      $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0


    Gross Costs                    $26,985        $20,964        $30,136                   $0       $30,136
    Less Revenue                   $24,507        $17,776        $30,136                   $0       $30,136
    Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0              $0                 $0             $0


    Net County Cost                 $2,478         $3,188               $0                 $0             $0


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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Small Claims Advisor held approximately 1500 litigant counseling sessions in fiscal year 1999-
  2000. The Small Claims Advisor's contract allows her to work a total of 416 hours per year. That
  would allow her to counsel approximately 3.5 litigants per hour!




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Legal Budget Unit 0016020


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funds to cover certain financial borrowing charges and other
   professional staff services costs. These expenses will provide the services needed by the Debt
   Advisory Committee.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved.               At this funding level
   financial borrowing charges and professional staff services will be covered.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                              ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED            ADDITIONAL        FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                   $0         $55,938                  $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies             $71,713          $61,574           $334,388                $0       $334,388
Other Charges                       $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                        $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                     $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                           $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Contracts                           $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs                   $71,713         $117,512           $334,388                $0       $334,388
Less Revenue                  $15,024                $0                 $0               $0             $0
Plus Fund Balance                   $0               $0                 $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost               $56,689         $117,512           $334,388                $0       $334,388




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – COUNTY FACILITIES
Legal Budget Unit 0016090


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The base budget allocation for County Facilities generally provides funding for various facility
   improvements. It is anticipated that a portion of this funding will be used for the City Hall block,
   minor modifications to the Bank of America building and some facility related costs associated with
   Tenth Street Place.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level funds
   will be available for County facility needs.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET

    During the Proposed Budget process the Public Works department identified $2,601,600 in
    deferred maintenance needs that included a range of repairs from re-roofs to replacing cell doors at
    the downtown Men’s Jail. The County currently has over 1,100,000 square feet of building space
    over 10 years old. These buildings are located in every corner of the County. It is important to
    recognize that in addition to building facilities we also take steps to protect and fund the
    investments we have made in our existing buildings. We are recommending $400,000 as part of
    the Final Budget to begin an effort to address these deferred maintenance items.

    Services and Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $400,000 to begin to
                                   address deferred maintenance items.

    Funding Source:                This increased appropriation will be a direct net county cost to the
                                   General Fund.

    This increased funding will allow the Public Works department to begin to address deferred
    maintenance issues in County owned buildings.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Services/Supplies           $7,389       $158,132        $100,000          $400,000         $500,000
Other Charges                    $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Fixed Assets               $30,595       $608,703        $100,000                   $0      $100,000
Other Financing                  $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                        $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                $37,984       $766,835        $200,000          $400,000         $600,000
Less Revenue                 $800           $4,145               $0                 $0             $0
Plus Fund Balance                $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost            $37,184       $762,690        $200,000          $400,000         $600,000




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – DEBT SERVICE
Legal Budget Unit 0016080


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The annual base budget provides for all debt obligations for the current fiscal year. The current
   gross debt totals $9,791,802. A small portion of the debt ($130,910) is also budgeted in the
   Agricultural Commissioner’s budget to capture gas tax reimbursement. Also, Public Facility Fees
   (PFF) of $828,173 funds 58% of the debt for the Public Safety Center. This budget unit includes an
   increase of $244,861 over last year’s budget. This budget includes debt for the County’s
   Kitchen/Laundry Facility, Social Services Building, Public Safety Center, Minimum Security Facility,
   Sheriff Operation Center, CHAFFA, Bank of America Building, Agricultural Center (less the Ag
   Commissioner Space), Ray Simon Regional Training Center and the new Public Administration
   Center (Tenth Street Place). This is the first year of debt service for the Tenth Street Place
   borrowing that is funded from the General Fund. Last year capitalized interest set aside from the
   original borrowing funded 100% of the payment.

                                         Gross debt            Less Rent &           Net debt
                                         Obligation            Interest Earnings     Obligation
Social Services Building                 $3,093,124            $2,512,715            $580,409
Public Safety Center                     $1,423,002            $898,173              $524,829
Ag Center & Training Center              $1,048,386            $613,831              $434,555
Tenth Street Place                       $1,775,325            $80,000               $1,695,325

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level current
   debt obligation for the County will be fully budgeted.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    An increase of $500,000 is recommended for the Debt Service budget unit to cover any additional
    debt the County may incur as a result of increased borrowing and provide an enhanced base
    budget for pending debt obligations. The additional fund will ensure that sufficient funding exists
    should the County wish to finance additional projects.

    Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations by $500,000 to provide additional debt service
                                   capacity.

    Funding Source:                Fund balance generated from fiscal year 1999-2000.

    There are no other unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

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STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                          REQUESTED        RECOMMENDED RECOMMENDED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL             BASE             UNMET      PROPOSED
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET            NEEDS       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0                $0              $0            $0
Services/Supplies                  $0               $0                $0              $0            $0
Other Charges                 $15,693               $0                $0              $0            $0
Fixed Assets                       $0               $0                $0              $0            $0
Other Financing            $7,140,954       $7,711,070        $9,925,103        $500,000   $10,425,103
Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0              $0            $0
Intrafund                   -$223,244        -$249,997         -$133,301              $0     -$133,301
Contracts                          $0               $0                $0              $0            $0
Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0              $0            $0

Gross Costs                $6,933,403       $7,461,073        $9,791,802         $500,000    $10,291,802
Less Revenue               $3,507,686       $3,488,475        $4,467,063               $0     $4,467,063
Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0

Net County Cost            $3,425,717       $3,972,598        $5,324,739         $500,000     $5,824,739




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – PLANT ACQUISITION
Legal Budget Unit 0016030


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The annual base budget provides for capital expenditures and one-time expenditures related to
   capital improvements or major acquisitions.

   As previously planned for the third year a portion of the costs for General Fund departments for the
   Oracle Financial and Peoplesoft payroll systems are funded in this budget. The amount available
   at the base level of funding is $1,292,855. The amount anticipated to be allocated to the General
   Fund for DOVE costs for fiscal year 2000-2001 totals $1,834,090. The increase in DOVE costs
   from fiscal year 1999-2000 to 2000-2001 is included as an unmet need.

   As stated when the Board contributed the first $1,000,000 to the City of Turlock for a
   recreation/sports complex, they desire to continue the collaboration with the cities. The Board has
   included $1,000,000 in the General Fund base budget designated as a contribution to the City of
   Salida to develop a recreation/sports complex. This amount is funded from a transfer from General
   Fund reserves.

   A transfer of $400,000 from General Fund reserves is included in the base budget as a
   reimbursement to the General Fund for the initial funds contributed towards the Juvenile Justice
   Project.

Unmet Needs
   Also requested to be funded in this budget is an additional $541,235 for the balance of the
   anticipated costs related to the new accounting and payroll systems.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   unanticipated capital expenditures and improvements will be budgeted for the new fiscal year.

Unmet Needs
   The requested unmet needs are not recommended at this time but will be considered as part of the
   Final Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   As part of the Proposed Budget process, an unmet need of $541,235 was identified as the General
   Fund shortfall for DOVE costs related to the new accounting and payroll systems. This amount
   was above the $1,292,855 in the base budget. Recently, the Board approved a revised recovery
   plan reducing the total General Fund recapture cost to $1,199,448. This revised amount leaves
   savings of $93,407.
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  As a result of the proposed new billing structure for Management Information Services (MIS), the
  General Fund is estimated to incur an additional $279,314 above that amount in the Proposed
  Budget. It is recommended that the savings of $93,407, from the new DOVE recovery plan be used
  to offset this cost, leaving a balance of $185,907, recommended to be funded from increases in
  Discretionary Revenue.

  During fiscal year 1999-2000, MIS incurred labor costs of $463,000, related to ongoing project
  support and maintenance of the County’s new accounting and payroll systems. These additional
  costs contributed to the year-end deficit in MIS. It is recommended that the recovery of these
  costs be charged to Plant Acquisition and funded by fund balance generated in the 1999-2000
  fiscal year.

  In addition, the Proposed Budget identified the need to fund the remainder of the County’s
  obligation for the Special Needs Housing Unit at Juvenile Hall. The Proposed Budget funded
  $400,000 of the $1,345,000 obligation. It was recommended that a one-time funding source be
  identified to fund the additional $945,000 cost. This item has not been considered during the Final
  Budget process and as a result funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Other Charges:       Increase appropriations by $648,907, to fund increased billing to the General
                       Fund for MIS services and recover staffing costs related to the County’s new
                       accounting and payroll systems.

  Interfund:           Increase appropriations by $945,000 to fund the remaining portion of the
                       County’s match obligation for the Special Needs Housing Unit at Juvenile Hall.
                       This funding will eventually be transferred to the Capital Project budget once
                       the full budget appropriation for the project is established.

  Funding Source:      This increase for MIS costs will be funded by increases in Discretionary
                       Revenue and fund balance. The $945,000 for the Special Needs Housing unit
                       will be funded by Tobacco Tax settlement funds.

  This increase in the Plant Acquisition budget unit will have a General Fund impact of $1,593,907,
  and there are no additional unmet needs for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                    ADOPTED       RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL          PROPOSED        ADDITIONAL        FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $0             $0              $0               $0              $0
Services/Supplies       $116,629       $106,067      $1,080,100               $0      $1,080,100
Other Charges           $707,729     $2,589,965      $1,292,855         $648,907      $1,941,762
Fixed Assets          $2,355,301     $5,748,920        $523,897               $0        $523,897
Other Financing         $478,540     $1,109,338              $0               $0              $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0      $1,000,000               $0      $1,000,000
Intrafund                     $0             $0              $0         $945,000        $945,000
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0               $0              $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0               $0              $0

Gross Costs           $3,658,199     $9,554,290      $3,896,852        $1,593,907     $5,490,759
Less Revenue          $2,264,460     $8,220,070              $0                $0             $0
Plus Fund Balance             $0             $0      $1,400,000                $0     $1,400,000

Net County Cost       $1,393,739     $1,334,220      $2,496,852        $1,593,907     $4,090,759




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – AIRPORT
Legal Budget Unit 0016040


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The City of Modesto and the County both recognize the need for general aviation improvements at
   the City/County Airport. To facilitate this mutually desired goal, the City and County have entered
   into an agreement to share revenue. Monies generated from the County's share of aircraft
   personal property taxes are now transferred to the City of Modesto for improving the airport
   facilities. A total of $141,706 was collected in fiscal year 1999/2000 and this amount is being
   recommended for fiscal year 2000/2001. This level of funding, which was generated from property
   taxes on airplanes based at the City/County Airport, is $10,196 more than the funding level
   approved in last year's budget.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level general
   aviation improvements at the City/County Airport will occur.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    As part of last year’s 1999-2000 Final Budget, the Board appropriated $131,510 of aircraft personal
    property tax monies to be transferred to the City of Modesto for improving the airport facilities. This
    is consistent with an agreement entered into between the City and County to share revenue to
    improve the airport facilities. This transfer of monies did not occur during the 1999-2000 fiscal year
    because the required accounting had not been received from the City of Modesto. It is now being
    requested to increase the 2000-2001 appropriations to cover this transfer in anticipation that the
    accounting will be delivered to the County this fiscal year.

    Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations for expenditures by $131,510 to cover the
                                   budgeted transfer amount originally allocated in the 1999-2000 Final
                                   Budget.

    Funding Source(s):             Since the budgeted transfer did not occur last year, the offsetting
                                   revenue went directly into the General Fund contributing to our fund
                                   balance. Re-appropriating this expenditure in the 2000-2001 budget
                                   will be a direct Net County Cost to the General Fund.

    This increases in appropriations will further the Board’s priority of “Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation”
    by facilitating the mutually desired goal of general aviation improvements at the City/County Airport.

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 STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
     There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

 SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
     The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
     September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
     the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
     Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
     Department’s Recommended Additional Funds.



                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                  $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Services/Supplies                  $0                $0        $141,706          $131,510      $273,216
Other Charges                      $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Fixed Assets                       $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Other Financing                    $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Equity Transfers                   $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Intrafund                          $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Contracts                          $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Contingencies                      $0                $0              $0                $0            $0

Gross Costs                        $0               $0         $141,706          $131,510      $273,216
Less Revenue                 $131,510         $131,510         $141,706                $0      $141,706
Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0               $0                $0            $0

Net County Cost             -$131,510         -$131,510               $0         $131,510      $131,510




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE -
APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONTINGENCIES
Legal Budget Unit 0016070


MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Appropriations for Contingencies fund is to provide for the Stanislaus County
   Contingency fund, which can be transferred by a 4/5 vote of the Board of Supervisors to the
   operations budget for emergencies and other unanticipated expenses.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The Appropriations for Contingencies fund serves as the fund in the County budget for
   unanticipated or emergency expenses that may occur during the fiscal year. The base request for
   this year is $2,023,484, which is less than 2% of the total recommended General Fund budget. It is
   projected that by the end of the 1999-2000 fiscal year, $1,764,875 of last year’s budget will have
   been used.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This will allow funding to
    provide Stanislaus County with designated contingency monies available to meet unanticipated
    and emergency needs. Funds may be transferred by a 4/5 vote of the Board of Supervisors.

   It is also recommended that any additions or changes the Board of Supervisors wishes to make as
   a result of the public hearings on the Proposed Budget be funded from the Appropriation for
   Contingencies budget unit. One of the Chief Executive Officer's goals will be to increase the
   contingency fund in upcoming budgets to further strengthen the County fiscal position.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The Appropriations for Contingencies fund serves as the fund in the County budget for
   unanticipated or emergency expenses that may occur during the fiscal year. It is recommended
   that Appropriations for Contingencies be increased by $2,250,000 for additional costs in Worker’s
   Compensation rates for those departments that are unable to absorb these increases in their base
   budget.

   For the past three fiscal years, the Worker’s Compensation Fund used retained earnings to offset
   costs and subsidize the rates charged to departments. Some departments received a substantial
   benefit from the subsidy, giving them the flexibility to appropriate these savings in other areas. In
   the 2000-2001 fiscal year retained earnings will no longer be used to subsidize the Worker’s
   Compensation rates which will pose a significant impact to some departments. There will be a
   major effort this year to sharpen our focus on safety and the continuous improvement of our safety

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   program. To that end it is recommended that $1,750,000 be set aside in contingencies to address
   department salary shortfalls directly related to Worker’s Compensation charges for those
   departments which can demonstrate a concerted effort to address safety issues.

   Appropriations for Contingencies:     Increase expenditure appropriations by $2,250,000 which
                                         includes $1,750,000 for Worker’s Compensation and $500,000
                                         for unanticipated expenses.

   Funding Source(s):                    This increased appropriation will be a direct net county cost to
                                         General Fund.

   The increased funding for Appropriations for Contingencies will insure that departments have
   adequate funding in the event they are unable to fund Worker’s Compensation costs within their
   existing base budgets, provided they have demonstrated a concerted effort as a department to
   address their safety issues. This recommendation is consistent with the Board’s priority of “efficient
   government operations”.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                          REQUESTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL              BASE          ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Services/Supplies                  $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Other Charges                      $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Fixed Assets                       $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing                    $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                          $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                          $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies             $1,877,345       $1,769,647        $2,023,484       $2,250,000     $4,273,484


 Gross Costs               $1,877,345       $1,769,647        $2,023,484       $2,250,000     $4,273,484
 Less Revenue                       $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0               $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost           $1,877,345       $1,769,647        $2,023,484       $2,250,000     $4,273,484




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE - TOBACCO
SETTLEMENT, EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
(Proposition 10) AND FEDERAL WELFARE REFORM
FUNDS

This budget unit is created for information purposes only. These funds will be tracked in the Legal
Budget Unit of the Chief Executive Office –Special Projects.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   During the next ten years, it is anticipated that Stanislaus County will receive an estimated
   $200,000,000 in new funds tied to Welfare Reform, Proposition 10 and the Tobacco Lawsuit
   Settlement. These funds have different levels of discretion in terms of their use with the Tobacco
   Lawsuit Settlement funds totally discretionary.

   These new funds provide a unique opportunity to evaluate where we are as a County and
   community and to develop a comprehensive strategy on how to best utilize these new monies. On
   July 13, 1999, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the Renaissance Group that
   provides for professional assistance in developing a strategy for the community development of
   new programs, partnerships and expenditure plans. The result of these services will be a strategy
   that will provide a well-planned concept for use of these new funds over the course of the next ten
   years that is consistent with the Board of Supervisors goals and objectives and integrates existing
   programs and plans into these new opportunities.

   The consultants have been actively working with the community and have conducted over 80
   presentations during the last 10 months, compiling information, gathering idea forms and educating
   the public on the revenue streams. Information gathered from these meetings will be developed
   into strategic plans for both the Proposition 10 Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

   The Proposition 10 funds are tracked in a specific Trust Account, which is under the jurisdiction of
   the Proposition 10 Commission. During 1999, Stanislaus County received over $5 million and it is
   anticipated that a similar amount will be received annually. It is anticipated that the Proposition 10
   strategic plan will be submitted by August, 2000, at which time funds can be released based upon
   the strategic process.

   The Renaissance Consulting Group will be recommending a strategic plan to the Board of
   Supervisors, which will assist the Board in making wise investments and/or allocation of funds from
   Tobacco Settlement Funds and Welfare-to-Work Incentive Funds, in late summer. This process
   represents an extraordinary opportunity to significantly influence the quality of life for future
   generations of Stanislaus County residents, based upon the input of County residents.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget

   This narrative is included for information purposes only.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

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82
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE DRUG AND ALCOHOL
Legal Budget Unit 0017200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides the resources required to continue blood and alcohol analysis
   for Stanislaus County law enforcement. Effort in the coming fiscal year will be necessary to insure
   the agencies responsible for incurring the cost of the test provide sufficient reimbursement for those
   tests.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   resources will be provided to continue blood and alcohol analysis for Stanislaus County law
   enforcement. No unmet needs are associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                           ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Services/Supplies            $60,018         $111,821         $125,000                   $0      $125,000
Other Charges                      $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Fixed Assets                       $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing                    $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                          $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                          $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                  $60,018         $111,821         $125,000                   $0      $125,000
Less Revenue                $117,760         $135,109          $82,550                   $0       $82,550
Plus Fund Balance          -$100,192          -$65,738                $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost              $42,450          $42,450          $42,450                   $0       $42,450


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84
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
 Special Revenue Fund

 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE - COUNTY FIRE
 SERVICE FUND
 Legal Budget Unit 0017100


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget would provide for the anticipated revenue from the less-than-county-
   wide property taxes (also referred to as the County Fire Service Fund) collected from throughout
   the County with the exception of the cities of Modesto and Turlock. This amount, by agreement, is
   forwarded to the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District for the provision of “traditional”
   County Fire Service activities to districts and cities in Stanislaus County (except Modesto and
   Turlock). The Stanislaus County Fire Safety Department (Fire Warden’s Office), in 1995, was one
   of four agencies involved in a consolidation that resulted in the formation of the Stanislaus
   Consolidated Fire Protection District. The agreement between Consolidated Fire and Stanislaus
   County was to assure the continuation of these “non-emergency” services. Funding for these
   services is provided by the County Fire Service Fund and forwarded to Consolidated Fire.

    These specific “non-emergency” services encompass fire prevention activities, including fire
    prevention inspections, plan review, public and school fire safety programs, and state required
    inspections.

    The contract with Consolidated Fire also provides for fire and arson investigation activities
    throughout the County and management of the Stanislaus County Arson Task Force. This includes
    scene processing, handling of criminal evidence, interview, case preparation, felony arrests and
    court testimony.

    Through the contract, Consolidated Fire provides any and all requested training to rural fire
    districts, in a wide variety of subjects. Instruction is provided on site for many requesting
    departments and at the Regional Fire Training Center.

    Finally, the contract requires the provision of assistance in coordination and support for
    administrative issues at the request of fire districts. Consolidated Fire staff members provide the
    resources to assist the fire districts upon request, in many technical areas.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There is no staffing allocated to this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL           ACTUAL             PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits               $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies               $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Other Charges          $582,345         $584,078           $604,550                 $0      $604,550
Fixed Assets                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                 $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                       $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contracts                       $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $582,345         $584,078           $604,550                 $0      $604,550
Less Revenue           $582,267         $584,155           $604,550                 $0      $604,550
Plus Fund Balance              $78              -$78               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                 $0               $0                $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – GENERAL FUND
MATCH/SUPPORT
Legal Budget Unit 0016060


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The General Fund Match represents the amount of local funds used to leverage Federal and State
   funding for a variety of programs and functions. The requested base budget for the County Match
   budget unit funds County match amounts for various departments and programs including the
   Community Services Agency and the Library. The most significant programs requiring match are
   the Community Services Agency ($8,374,346), Health Services Agency ($4,855,222), the Library
   ($863,630), and the required maintenance of effort for realignment revenue in Behavioral Health
   and Drug and Alcohol programs ($1,091,157). County departments receiving a direct general fund
   contribution in this budget are: Public Works Engineering, Public Guardian, Indigent Health Care,
   District Attorney, Environmental Resources, Adult Drug Court, Stanislaus Medical Center, Public
   Health, Sheriff grant programs, Area Agency on Aging and the Community Services Agency.

   Of particular significance in this budget is the increase in Jail Medical Costs. The Indigent Health
   Care Funds have been contributing to the medical services of incarcerated individuals in both the
   County jails and juvenile facilities. These are funds that would otherwise be directed back to the
   Health Services Agency. As part of the 1999-2000 Final Budget a plan was implemented to start
   reducing their contribution by 25% yearly until elimination of the contribution. This plan increases
   the burden on General Fund and Proposition 172 funds proportionally. The increase for this year is
   $660,000 for a total general fund contribution of $1,354,817 for fiscal year 2000-01.

Unmet Needs
   In addition to the plan that shifts current Jail Medical costs back to the general fund, there is
   additional funding requested of $135,000 for the contractual increase with California Forensic
   Medical Group (CFMG) for this fiscal year. The increase in the base contract will bring the total
   general fund contribution to $1,489,817 for fiscal year 2000-2001. The $135,000 allows for a
   contingency to meet the per diem variance in population, which may occur during the year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding represents the
   amount of local funds used to leverage Federal and State funding for a variety of programs and
   functions.

Unmet Needs
   It is further recommended that the contractual increase to Jail Medical be addressed in the Final
   Budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  The General Fund Match represents the amount of local funds used to leverage Federal and State
  funding for a variety of programs and functions. It is recommended that the General Fund Match
  be reduced by over $2.5 million in County discretionary dollars. This recommendation includes a
  $1.2 million dollar reduction to aid programs operated by the Community Services Agency and the
  transfer of Jail Medical ($1.3 million dollars) to the General Fund. As part of the Final Budget
  process changes in the amount of requested County Match are recommended in these areas:

          Behavioral Health & Recovery Services – Alcohol and Drug Program is requesting an
          increase of $29,183 in required match for a new Juvenile Drug Court grant and for Federal
          and State budget modifications which occurred after the submission of the Proposed
          Budget.
          Community Services Agency – Services and Support has submitted a reduction of
          $894,903 due to increased realignment revenue based on the State Controller’s Office
          projections.
          Community Services Agency – Public Economic Assistance has submitted a reduction of
          $308,105 due to increased realignment revenue based on the State Controller’s Office
          projections.
          District Attorney – Major Narcotic Vendor is requesting an increase of $15,160 to cover
          anticipated salary shortfalls within the Major Narcotic Vendor Prosecution grant budget.
          Sheriff, District Attorney, Probation – 1999 LLEBG has submitted a reduction ($14,990) to
          the match requirement ($44,000) to budget the remaining County match for the second
          year of the two-year grant in the amount of $29,010.
          It is recommended that District Attorney – Career Criminal is added to the County Match
          with a request of $25,752 to cover anticipated salary shortfalls within the Career Criminal
          Prosecution Program grant budget.
          Jail Medical – Remove Jail Medical budget unit from the Special Revenue Fund and
          transfer it to the General Fund CEO County Operations. Additional information can be
          found in the Chief Executive Office – Jail Medical narrative.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies              $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Charges        -$1,241,386          $8,614         $13,549                 $0       $13,549
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing      $18,629,435     $14,002,574      $16,865,116       -$2,502,720    $14,362,396
Equity Transfers       $122,000                $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs          $17,510,049     $14,011,188      $16,878,665       -$2,502,720    $14,375,945
Less Revenue                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Plus Fund Balance              $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost      $17,510,049     $14,011,188      $16,878,665       -$2,502,720    $14,375,945




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                                         STANISLAUS COUNTY
                                FINAL BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000-2001
                                      SUMMARY OF COUNTY MATCH


                                               ADOPTED                               RECOMMENDED

                                            PROPOSED BUDGET       RECOMMENDED        FINAL BUDGET

             FUND/DEPARTMENT                   2000-2001          ADJUSTMENTS          2000-2001

Public Works-Engineering                               $119,352                             $119,352
DOJ Alcohol & Drug                                      $42,450                              $42,450
DA-Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program                   $28,282                              $28,282
Drug Court                                             $354,591                             $354,591
Cal ID Program                                           $6,614                               $6,614
DA-Career Criminal Prosecution Program                      $0           $25,752             $25,752
DA-Victim Witness                                        $3,504                               $3,504
DA-Major Narcotics Vendor                               $40,908          $15,160             $56,068
DA-Violence Against Women Program                       $27,442                              $27,442
Environmental Resources                                $303,411                             $303,411
Public Health Administration                           $908,855                             $908,855
Mental Health                                      $1,017,872                             $1,017,872
Public Guardian                                        $518,345                             $518,345
Drug & Alcohol                                          $73,285          $29,183            $102,468
CSA-Services & Support                             $3,998,209          ($894,903)         $3,103,306
CSA-Public Economic Assistance                     $3,436,831          ($308,105)         $3,128,726
Area Agency on Aging                                    $87,949                              $87,949
CSA-Aid to Children - SED                              $260,000                             $260,000
CSA-General Assistance                                 $679,304                             $679,304
Indigent Health Care                               $2,427,900                             $2,427,900
Indigent Health Care - Jail Medical                $1,354,817         ($1,354,817)                  $0
Library                                                $863,630                             $863,630
Stanislaus Medical Center                              $163,650                             $163,650
Employee Assistance                                     $43,913                              $43,913
Arts Commission                                          $8,616                               $8,616
Stanislaus Area Assn Governments                         $4,935                               $4,935
Sheriff-Mentally Ill Offender Grant                     $60,000                              $60,000
Sheriff & Probation-99 LLBG Grant                       $44,000         ($14,990)            $29,010
                  COUNTY MATCH TOTAL             $16,878,665         ($2,502,720)       $14,375,945
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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – GENERAL FUND
MATCH VEHICLE LICENSE FEE
Legal Budget Unit 0016050


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for funding equal to the amount of dedicated Vehicle License
   Fee revenue projected for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. Vehicle License Fees constitute a portion
   (60%) of the Realignment Trust and are a major funding source for County health programs. This
   budget unit provides for the transfer of Vehicle License Fee general fund monies received by the
   County to the programs within the Realignment Health Trust Funds. There are essentially three
   types of Realignment Trusts that pass through this budget unit: Public Health, Mental Health and
   Social Services.

   Public Health Realignment Funds are apportioned according to the following formula set by the
   Board of Supervisors: Indigent Health Care Program – 64%, Public Health – 26%, Environmental
   Resources – 6%, and Stanislaus Medical Center – 4%. Funding is projected for 2000-2001 at
   $10,765,171, almost 18% higher than that of the 1999-2000 Final Budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                    ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Charges                  $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Other Financing      $12,056,596     $13,774,267     $12,827,946                $0    $12,827,946
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs          $12,056,596     $13,774,267     $12,827,946                $0    $12,827,946
Less Revenue         $12,056,596     $13,774,267     $12,827,946                $0    $12,827,946
Plus Fund Balance              $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE - COUNTY COURT
FUNDING
Legal Budget Unit 0016120


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The Lockyer-Isenberg Trial Court funding Act (AB 233) as amended, legislated the financial
   separation between the Court and the County. The Court budget process is approved directly by
   the State, with no approval required by the County Board of Supervisors. The Presiding Judge, has
   the ultimate authority for Court finances at the local level. The Court consolidated all operations
   into one Superior Court effective August 1, 1998. Effective July 1, 2000 the grant funded Family
   Support Commissioner and Family Law Facilitator Programs will also be removed from the County
   budget process and are included now as part of the Superior Court budget.

    The requested base budget would provide funding sufficient to cover the maintenance of effort
    obligation (MOE) to the State as provided by law. Legislation authorized a 10% reduction in the
    County’s share of the expense side of the maintenance of effort obligation. The total maintenance
    of effort obligation for this fiscal year, including both the expense and revenue portion will be
    $4,817,839.

    The base level of funding continues to fund the third and final year of the $543,084 pre-paid
    expense established for the payback to the State for its action delaying implementation of the 1997-
    1998 maintenance of effort reduction from fiscal year 1997-1998 to 1998-1999. The budget reflects
    this as an expense obligation, even though the cash was transferred to the State in fiscal year
    1998-1999. This establishment of a pre-paid expense was reviewed by the Auditor-Controller and
    the outside audit firm. In fiscal year 2001-2002 the County will no longer have the expense
    obligation, however, the state payment can no longer be reduced by the $543,084 obligation either.
    As a result the base budget obligation will require that the $543,084 be added to the maintenance
    of effort payment amount.

    Also funded would be the facility lease, building maintenance, utilities and a portion of the issued
    collection costs. AB 233 provides that the County is responsible for all facility costs. This includes
    lease costs for Traffic Court and 5% of the lease cost for the Family Support Commissioner
    Program. AB 233 also mandates County funding for collections, court utilities, grounds and
    building maintenance costs, excluding janitorial costs. Due to a decrease in projected building
    maintenance costs, increased utilities, grounds and some increased collections costs are funded at
    the base level.

    AB 233 also provided that the County would retain fine and forfeiture revenue formerly kept by the
    State. The maintenance of effort obligation on the revenue side is $1,855,169. Any revenue
    received for fines and forfeitures returned to the County, above the maintenance of effort must be
    shared with the State on an equal basis. It is projected that for fiscal year 2000-2001 revenue will
    exceed the MOE obligation by approximately $327,162, of which $163,581 must be returned to the
    State. The revenue estimates assume this transfer.

    Revenue projections continue to present challenges. Included in the base budget is $571,499 in
    Civil Assessment fees. In fiscal year 1999-2000 the Court did not transfer the full share of this
    revenue to the County, however, the revenue projection for fiscal year 2000-2001 assumes
    resolution to the issue. The amount transferred from Courthouse Construction Trust funds was not
    increased and is proposed to continue to fund the rent costs.
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Unmet Needs
   The projected cost for collections in this fiscal year is $600,000. This represents a 25% increase
   over the issued collections cost for fiscal year 1999-2000. This is a substantial increase and has
   resulted in an unmet need of $139,765.                Additional unmet needs for potential building
   maintenance costs were also requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This level will fund the
   County maintenance of effort obligation and obligated expenses as required under AB 233

Unmet Needs
   The unmet needs requested are not recommended at this time.

POLICY ISSUES

    The County has been unsuccessful in appealing the state’s decision to delay the MOE reduction. It
    is the intent that legislation be pursued to include Stanislaus County on the list of “buyout” counties.
    Counties with lower maintenance of effort obligations than ours no longer have the maintenance of
    effort obligation to be paid to the state on the expense side only. If we were included in new
    legislation it would mean that $3,506,297 of the cost of the total MOE obligation in fiscal year 2001-
    2002 would be assumed by the state. It is probable that we would continue to retain the revenue
    formerly kept by the state as well as maintain the $1.8 revenue portion of the MOE. Court
    associated costs currently funded in this budget would also likely remain a County obligation.
    Finally if not solved, the Court’s failure to transfer the Civil Assessment Fees may present a general
    fund shortfall.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Chief Executive Office identified a potential shortfall in
    collections and building maintenance costs of $263,870. These unmet needs have been
    considered as part of the Final Budget process and as a result, no change is recommended at this
    time.

    Each year at year-end the County must return half of the revenue to the State, received in excess
    of the revenue portion of the Maintenance of Effort (MOE). This includes fine and forfeiture
    revenue formerly retained by the State that is now retained by the County. However, once the
    MOE is reached, half of all the revenue in excess of the $1.8 million MOE must be returned to the
    State. In the past two years this cost has been recorded as an expense to the County Court
    Funding budget unit. It is recommended that the budget be adjusted this year by the anticipated
    amount of revenue that will materialize and which must be returned to the State. Based on Fiscal
    Year 1999-2000, including a 4% growth factor, the budget increase, including both revenue and
    expenditures would be $184,808. As a result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget
    Addendum.

    Other Charges:       Increase appropriations by $184,808 to fund the projected fiscal year-end
                         payment to the State of revenue received in excess of the MOE amount during
                         the 2000-2001 fiscal year.




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    Funding Source:      Increase Fine and Forfeiture revenue projections to include the full amount of
                         revenue anticipated to be received by the County during fiscal year 2000-2001.
                         This revenue was intentionally not budgeted during the proposed budget
                         process, however, it is now included as an offset to the cost of the payment to
                         the State for the revenue that must be shared with the State.

    Funding this expense will insure that this budget will not exceed appropriations at year-end due to
    this required payment and that the County will remain in compliance with AB 233. The overall
    revenue projection for this budget continues to anticipate $571,499 in Civil Assessment fee
    revenue. As has been pointed out previously, the Court continues to withhold the Traffic portion of
    the Civil Assessment fees, however, this budget projection assumes resolution to this issue. The
    remaining unmet needs and the overall revenue projections will be reviewed at mid-year.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                              ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED            ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET              FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                   $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Services/Supplies            $160,142         $160,142           $168,061                  $0      $168,061
Other Charges              $6,387,501        $5,614,864         $5,361,466        $184,808        $5,546,274
Fixed Assets                        $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing                     $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                    $866,379         $766,104           $753,705                  $0      $753,705
Contracts                           $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                $7,414,022        $6,541,109         $6,283,232        $184,808        $6,468,040
Less Revenue               $5,140,877        $4,311,078         $4,311,135        $184,808        $4,495,943
Plus Fund Balance                   $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost            $2,273,145        $2,230,031         $1,972,097                 $0     $1,972,097




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – JAIL MEDICAL PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0017400


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for a continuation of medical services to the adult and juvenile
   detention populations, including the provision of mental heath services. The contract for these
   services is between the County and California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG). The base contract
   cost is $3,407,279 and serves an average population of up to 1,125 adult and juvenile inmates.

    The Probation Department has expanded its juvenile facility. The thirty-bed expansion at Juvenile
    Hall was dedicated June 6, 2000. It is anticipated that all thirty beds will be occupied this fiscal
    year. The additional cost of the thirty-bed expansion has been incorporated in the total budget.

Unmet Need
   The Department’s requested unmet need of $135,000 is for the contractual increase with California
   Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) for this fiscal year. The increase in the base contract will bring the
   general fund contribution to $1,489,817. This allows for a contingency to meet the per diem
   variance in population, which may occur during this fiscal year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. The requested level of
   funding allows for medical and mental health services to be provided to jail and juvenile hall
   inmates.

Unmet Needs
   The contract with CFMG was renewed for an additional year; the new contract amount includes a
   cost of living increase of 3.7% and a $0.14 per inmate increase in the per diem amount. The
   contract and the budget include an increase that has no direct funding source. For this reason, an
   additional appropriation of $135,000 should be considered with the adoption of the Final Budget.
   The increase will cover costs associated with the thirty-bed expansion at Juvenile Hall.

POLICY ISSUES
    In the past, the Health Services Agency funded the majority of this budget ($2.6 million) through its
    Indigent Health Care and Public Health programs. As the Health Services Agency continues to
    suffer from reduced state funding, the Board of Supervisors authorized a plan to move funding from
    the Health Services Agency to the General Fund. The Board adopted a plan that reduces the
    Health Services Agency’s contribution by 25 percent each year until the total cost is shifted to the
    General Fund. This is the first year of the transfer and $660,000 of additional cost has been
    absorbed by the General Fund.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    It is recommended that the Jail Medical Program be moved from the Health Services Agency to the
    Chief Executive Office - County Operations. This move will also change the fund type from a
    Special Revenue Fund to a General Fund. As the budget provides funding for pass through
    services (services provided by an outside contractor), the movement of this budget unit will more
    accurately reflect the nature of service provided.

    It is recommended this budget unit be increased by an additional $135,000 in funding. Funding will
    cover costs associated with the contract renewal with California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG).
    On June 20, 2000, the Board of Supervisors authorized a one-year contract extension with CFMG.
    The contract extension included a cost of living increase of 3.7 percent and a $0.14 per inmate
    increase in the per diem amount for incarcerated adult and juvenile medical care. The increase is
    necessary to cover the full cost of the contract including a reserve amount of $ 95,025 for increases
    in inmate populations. There are no other unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

    Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations by $135,000 for the increased contract cost
                                   with California Forensic Medical Group.

    Funding Source:                Funds for this increase is recommended to come from the General
                                   Fund.

    There are no additional unmet needs for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.
                                                           ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL          PROPOSED          ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00         BUDGET             FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies          $3,233,518       $3,294,351        $3,367,304         $135,000     $3,502,304
Other Charges                      $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                       $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contracts                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0               $0             $0

Gross Costs                 $3,233,518      $3,294,351        $3,367,304         $135,000     $3,502,304
Less Revenue                $3,563,578      $3,597,304        $2,012,487               $0     $2,012,487
Plus Fund Balance          -$1,221,151       -$997,770                $0               $0             $0

Net County Cost              $891,091         $694,817        $1,354,817         $135,000     $1,489,817




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

LIBRARY
Legal Budget Unit 0037100


MISSION STATEMENT
    With information and knowledge for all.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Provide a minimum of two staff for each library stand-alone facility for all hours open to the public.
   Up-grade library facilities to accommodate today’s technology and customers in a safe
   environment.
   Implement a continuing education program for staff with emphasis on safety, health, and service to
   the community.

Facilitate Economic Development
   In partnership with SCEDCO open the new Business Library in Tenth Street Place.
   Each branch library location will participate with government, business and civic groups within the
   community.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Establish staff development training to ensure quality levels of customer service.
    Develop customer service feedback methods to evaluate programs of service.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Develop a system-wide library building program to address the critical need for expanded library
   facilities and service levels.
   Implement a new self-supporting “Best Seller’s” rental book program.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Continue to encourage staff to actively participate in community partnerships (business,
   government, and civic).
   Continue to participate in the newly formed Sierra Valley Library Network.
    Initiate the benchmarking process.

Model Community Leadership
   Continue to keep positive and informative information about the library system in the media.
   Encouraging library staff to take an active role in their communities.
   Continue to partner with other organizations to provide improved library services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of the current level of services, due in
   large part to the one-eighth cent sales tax revenue ($5,754,000). The County match funds of
   $863,630 have remained constant over the past six years. Public Library fund monies ($729,503)
   provided by the State is based on a per capita formula.

    Approximately $300,000 of the library system’s revenue comes from fines and the sale of surplus
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    books. It is anticipated that additional revenue will be needed in the future for the library system to
    grow to meet the demands of our growing communities.

    During this fiscal year, $725,000 of the Public Facilities Fee account will be used to plan, expand
    and enhance library services.

    The Waterford Library will be moved and expanded in a collaborative effort with the Sheriff’s
    Department, the City of Waterford and a private property owner. The business Library at Tenth
    Street Place, a cooperative partnership with the Stanislaus County Economic Development
    Corporation will be opening during this fiscal year. Previously approved Public Facilities Fees will
    be used to purchase material, furniture and equipment for both facilities.

    At mid-year, the department requested three new positions, two Librarian II’s to provide
    professional staff for the Ceres and Patterson branches and a conversion of a contract position to
    Manager II to perform public information services and marketing with the results to be included in
    this budget.

    The Library is requesting a classification study be conducted of one Librarian II who will be
    responsible for overseeing the new technology lab at the main library. Additionally, also requested
    is the of two part time positions to two full time allocated positions of Administrative Clerk II, and the
    conversion of two part time Library Assistant positions to two full time allocated Library Assistant II
    positions.

    The Library is also requesting that a currently unfunded position of Librarian IV be funded at a cost
    of $70,766. This position will be responsible for overseeing Children’s Services countywide.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

Capital Improvement Projects

    The Library will be returning to the Board during the fiscal year to discuss relocation, remodel
    and/or expansion of the Modesto Library, Salida Library, Turlock Library and, potentially, a new
    northeast Library. No cost estimates have been identified at this time for these projects.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides funding for
   two new facilities (Waterford and Tenth Street Place) and will improve public access. It is further
   recommended that the three new positions requested at mid-year, two Librarian II positions and
   one Manager II, be approved. The cost of the two Librarian II positions is approximately $91,120
   and the cost of the conversion of a contract position to Manager II is $14,352 per year. These
   funds are available in this base budget.

    It is recommended that a classification study be conducted on the Librarian II who will be
    responsible for overseeing the new technology lab at the main library.              Additionally, it is
    recommended that the part time conversions be approved, resulting in two new full time
    Administrative Clerk II positions at an additional cost of $23,595 and two new full time Library
    Assistant II positions at an additional cost of $23,190, which are funded in this budget.

    The funding of the unfunded Librarian IV position is recommended at a cost of $70,766, which is
    also available in this base budget.

POLICY ISSUES

    The County contribution to the Library’s base budget has remained constant at $863,630 since the
    passage of the Library tax by the voters. Costs for service continues to rise, the librarian would like
    to explore the possibility of increasing the County’s base contribution.
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STAFFING IMPACTS
   Add two Librarian II and one Manager II positions.

   Convert two Administrative Clerk II and two Library Assistant II positions to full time allocated
   positions.

   Conduct a classification study of one Librarian II.

   Fund one unfunded Librarian IV.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                            ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL            PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $3,336,154       $3,477,173         $4,584,616            $0     $4,584,616
 Services/Supplies        $2,324,211       $2,885,926         $3,161,919            $0     $3,161,919
 Other Charges              $579,877         $683,272         $1,017,171            $0     $1,017,171
 Fixed Assets               $212,352         $299,070                 $0            $0             $0
 Other Financing            $395,107         $145,598                 $0            $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0               $0                 $0            $0             $0
 Intrafund                        $0               $0                 $0            $0             $0
 Contracts                        $0               $0                 $0            $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0               $0                 $0            $0             $0

 Gross Costs               $6,847,701       $7,491,039        $8,763,706           $0      $8,763,706
 Less Revenue              $7,707,335       $7,903,950        $7,556,239           $0      $7,556,239
 Plus Fund Balance        -$1,723,264      -$1,276,541          $343,837           $0        $343,837

 Net County Cost            $863,630         $863,630          $863,630            $0        $863,630




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   The library system currently uses an automated telephone system on only one phone line at the
   Modesto Library. The system was implemented five years ago due to the amount of calls received.
   Rather than a customer repeating a request several times and being transferred, the automated
   telephone system gives the customer options to directly connect to the right department. Our
   automated telephone system saves our customers’ time. To return to a non-automated,
   switchboard system would require the addition of 2.5 staff to man the switchboard all the hours the
   library is open.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   In 1966 Stanislaus County had 18 libraries and a bookmobile.

   In 1922 the salary of a branch librarian was $20 a month.

   In 1974 the Modesto Library was featured on the cover of the Pacific Bell Telephone Directory for
   Stanislaus County.
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On September 8, 1911, Stanislaus County Libraries and the City of Modesto Libraries merged,
beginning a relationship that has lasted almost 90 years.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

LIBRARY - LITERACY PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0037900


STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Provide basic literacy tutoring to County residents with limited reading and writing skills.
   Provide tutoring for persons with special challenges and learning differences in settings throughout
   the county.
   Expand Families for Literacy programs for enrolled students and their families using the new
   Proposition 10, Families for Literacy grant funds.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Provide study circles and individual tutoring in basic literacy, job readiness and job search skills,
   and Families for Literacy in the low-income area of West Modesto through our collaboration with
   the West Modesto Project. Individual tutors will be trained to offer these materials to meet the
   needs of unemployed and underemployed residents and will market the value of a literate
   workforce to local businesses.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Recruit, train, and match tutors and students in all areas served by the Stanislaus County Library
    and promote the use of our multi-media literacy centers and literacy services in all branch libraries.
    Develop the Literacy Advisory Committee, composed of tutors, students, literacy and library staff,
    and other community representatives. The Literacy Advisory Committee will seek funding
    opportunities and promote public awareness throughout the county.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Administer Literacy Grant funds to maximize literacy opportunities throughout the county; increase
   volunteer participation in all facets of program operations; provide literacy training and orientation
   for library staff to build understanding and acceptance; and develop ways to integrate literacy
   services into regular library services.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Expand collaborative efforts with various County organizations and agencies, such as the
   Community Services Agency, the Probation Department, the West Modesto Project, the Literacy
   Network, and various Healthy Start Partnerships. We will continue the development of coalitions
   with local, regional, and national literacy providers, such as the Future Factory, Stanislaus Literacy
   Center, Modesto Junior College, California Literacy, the California State Library Literacy Campaign,
   and Laubach Literacy Action.

Model Community Leadership
   Develop an ongoing public awareness campaign regarding the Stanislaus County Free Library
   Literacy Services; encourage local business involvement in workforce literacy activities; and
   develop a Speakers Bureau using volunteers and students to promote literacy through speaking
   engagements, radio, and cable TV public service announcements.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Library Literacy Program operation. The Literacy
   Program is grant funded through the California State Library for a five-year period. The program is
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    now entering its fifth and final year of funding. Funding this year will be 50% of the original amount
    funded by the grant. The Library will fund the remaining portion of the literacy budget with fund
    balance revenues.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved, which provides for continuing literacy
   services to County residents.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                            ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $96,279           $80,589         $109,247             $0         $109,247
Services/Supplies            $25,371           $12,635          $27,742             $0          $27,742
Other Charges                   $392            $3,207           $1,500             $0           $1,500
Fixed Assets                      $0                $0               $0             $0               $0
Other Financing               $2,012            $1,804               $0             $0               $0
Equity Transfers                  $0                $0               $0             $0               $0
Intrafund                         $0                $0               $0             $0               $0
Contracts                         $0                $0               $0             $0               $0
Contingencies                     $0                $0               $0             $0               $0

Gross Costs                 $124,054           $98,235         $138,489             $0         $138,489
Less Revenue                $126,263           $94,697          $59,047             $0          $59,047
Plus Fund Balance            -$2,209            $3,538          $79,442             $0          $79,442

Net County Cost                   $0                $0               $0             $0               $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0048000


MISSION STATEMENT
     Our mission is to improve economic impact on community stakeholders by committing to a high
     standard of technical leadership and direction; connecting the process and communication
     relationships throughout Stanislaus County; building and enhancing high performance and cost
     effective products, maximizing customer service and technical competency; exploring and
     developing potential technologies and tools that will meet the future needs of the County systems
     architectural vision.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Quality Assurance/Communication: (Quality Assurance) An additional need has been identified to
   collect and analyze customer satisfaction as required in the Baldrige Criteria as Customer
   Satisfaction Determination to define measures of success. Specifically, to poll customers, track
   and follow-up on customer complaints and compliments, determine customer satisfaction levels
   and compare to the industry averages, provide ongoing awareness and open communication to
   customers. This program is intended to improve customer service, satisfaction, troubleshooting,
   and county-wide perception.

   Professional Development/Accountability: Additional and ongoing technical, business, interpersonal
   skills, management development and training are required. In accordance with the Baldrige
   Criteria, the MIS department will perform systematic need analysis to determine training for all MIS
   employees; as well as, County department staff for computer hardware and software
   implementation training needs. Tracking and matching of MIS staff to specific project activity will
   identify staff hours and time accounting to provide a clear picture of where time and dollars are
   spent.

   Process Management: The MIS department will closely focus on project management, processes
   improvement and service coordination, and product delivery improvement. Measuring customer
   satisfaction will set this process in motion by measuring customer satisfaction and project/process
   time delivery analysis.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget would provide for computer services and data processing support for
   Stanislaus County departments, and other tax-supported agencies.

   Application development planned for fiscal year 2000-2001 is for additional phases of the Courts,
   District Attorney, Sheriff, and the Assessor automated system, but funding has not been finalized,
   but is estimated at $300,000.

   There are 165 custom applications, 53 software tools, and 3600+ users housed on the County’s
   primary computing platform. Last year all software tools were upgraded and three major
   applications were rewritten. The computer is now too small to handle the current workload. An
   upgrade of the County’s hardware is needed to effectively operate the system. Slow response time

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    is affecting the public and County departments while conducting business. The upgrade cost is not
    budgeted, but is estimated between $1.0 million and $1.5 million. The Department has budgeted
    $2.5 million to operate and maintain this system.

    DOVE financial applications and GIS applications reside on 9 integrated computers called the
    RS6000 complex, $1.0 million is budgeted to operate and maintain this system.

    There is an Information Technology Infrastructure, which ties together information systems in
    County departments with the external world. This includes wide area network support, help desk
    support, intranet/internet server support, network printing on different computers, and virus
    protection, $1.9 million is budgeted to operate and maintain this technology.

Unmet Needs
   As a result of new applications, PeopleSoft payroll, Oracle Financial management system, new
   computers, operating systems and new databases, new security requirements were created without
   support staff. The department is requesting a Systems Analyst position for the functions of Security
   Administrator. Also the department is requesting three additional positions to support DOVE, a
   Database Coordinator, one Systems Analyst and a Systems Programmer for UNIX Administration
   at a cost of $285,877.

    Deficiencies in billing and service methods have been an issue for years. As part of the Technology
    Strategy effort currently underway a new billing methodology will be evaluated. A Communication
    Supervisor/Grant Development and Office System Specialist ($113,802) are requested to set up
    and implement this methodology and work with departments to answer questions, improve
    customer service, research and write grant proposals to offset County technology costs.

    The County’s e-mail systems have grown. Timely delivery of mail is critical to all departments. The
    Department is requesting a Systems Programmer position to administer E-Mail at a cost of
    $68,400.

    The Department is requesting a Senior Systems Analyst position ($73,549) to serve as a
    Webmaster for countywide communications Intranet/Internet server infrastructure. It provides
    public information, communicates Board vision and direction, and supports emergency operations.
    A GIS systems analyst ($55,219) is needed to develop, update and support County mapping, which
    includes: parcel locations, property boundaries, water and sewer lines, roads, County base map,
    and census track information.

    As a result of the year 2000 census update an additional $100,000 is requested for re-district
    mapping.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level.
    Management Information Services will continue to provide computer services and data processing
    support for Stanislaus County departments and other tax supported agencies.

Unmet Needs
   The requested unmet needs are not recommended at this time. The requested new positions will
   be evaluated once the County’s Technology Strategic Plan is approved by the Board. The
   additional $100,000 for the re-district mapping will be considered as part of the Final Budget.

    Currently underway is a County-wide effort to evaluate the County’s existing technology,
    information services and to prepare a strategic plan for technology. The anticipated outcome of this
    evaluation is a set of policies, priorities and guidelines for technology acquisition as well as on-
    going operations. Expect significant changes in this Department and budget during 2000-2001, as
    the county moves its business focus to improving the delivery of technology systems and support.

    It is projected that Management Information Services budget for 1999-2000 will end the year in a

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  deficit as a result of staff charges that were applied to the DOVE project without sufficient funding.
  A separate item will be going to the Board that will address an operations budget for the Oracle
  financial system and PeopleSoft payroll system. As part of the item MIS will include a plan on how
  the deficit for the 1999-2000 fiscal year will be recovered.

STAFFING IMPACTS
  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  As part of the Proposed Budget the Department of Management Information Services (MIS)
  requested a total of $696,847 in unmet needs. Included in these unmet needs were nine new
  positions and costs associated with re-district mapping as a result of the year 2000 census update.
  None of these unmet needs are recommended at this time due to the pending completion of the
  County’s strategic plan for technology. A series of recommendations will accompany the County’s
  plan outlining funding priorities for technology. As part of those funding priorities we will realign the
  MIS budget consistent with those priorities.

  As stated in the Proposed Budget, the Department of Management Information Services did end
  fiscal year 1999-2000 with a deficit. The deficit totaled $1,879,402. Included in this amount was
  $463,000 in MIS staffing costs that exceeded the DOVE budget and is recommended to be funded
  by one-time funds through the Plant Acquisition budget in the current fiscal year. Also, in the deficit
  is an amount the Courts are disputing of $477,419 in MIS charges for fiscal year 1999-2000. The
  remaining balance of $952,448, is an over expenditure of MIS operating expenses uncaptured as
  part of the monthly billing process.

  It is recommended that MIS staff defer non-essential enhancements and improvements on General
  Fund systems until a strategy is developed to address both the current operating deficit and
  resource deployment. A proposed new billing model should assist us in developing these
  strategies by allowing us to see exactly how much different services cost. Also, it is recommended
  that a portion of last year’s deficit be recovered through departmental charges. To accomplish this,
  the MIS department will have to closely monitor operating expenses and end the year below
  approved appropriations.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There is the potential that a staffing impact may occur at this funding level, due to the strategy
  developed to address the Departments operating deficit from prior year.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
  therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                          ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $2,574,022       $4,287,485       $3,392,397                  $0     $3,392,397
 Services/Supplies        $1,739,887       $1,808,391       $2,136,370                  $0     $2,136,370
 Other Charges            $1,375,010         $982,843         $364,744                  $0      $364,744
 Fixed Assets               $529,310         $315,485         $571,084                  $0      $571,084
 Other Financing            $386,701         $192,170                $0                 $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Intrafund                         $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Contracts                         $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0


 Gross Costs              $6,604,930       $7,586,374       $6,464,595                  $0     $6,464,595
 Less Revenue             $5,662,506       $5,753,913       $6,464,595                  $0     $6,464,595
 Plus Fund Balance          $942,424       $1,832,461                $0                 $0             $0


 Net County Cost                   $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   Management Information Services does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW...
   Ensuring a safe and healthy community is the Board of Supervisor’s top priority and the primary
   focus of development within County MIS. The integration of computer systems helps the criminal
   justice department’s work together on public safety. Stanislaus County is recognized as having the
   leading installed criminal justice system in the state, which has attracted the attention of numerous
   other counties and government agencies.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Internal Service Fund

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES –
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Legal Budget Unit 0048299


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for telecommunications support for Stanislaus County
   Departments and Agencies. These services include managing departmental moves, additions,
   wiring/service of telephones to all County facilities, maintaining the County voice mail system,
   analysis of current and future technologies, managing all cellular telephones, negotiating rates for
   local and long distance services with vendors, and maintaining accurate billing.

    It is anticipated that there will be a 15% increase in staff overtime due to the shortage of staff to
    meet demanding deadlines. The increase in projects and moves has required Telecommunications
    to utilize three “extra help” employees, resulting in lower costs versus contracting with Pac Bell or
    other local Telecommunications Companies.

    The number of Centrex lines and usage has gone up by 33% ($90 per line plus $20 per month per
    line). There has also been an increase in the minutes of usage along with increase in lines and
    phones.

    The addition of data and voice lines (T1’s) Countywide has increased by 45 lines ($1,590 per line
    plus $172 per month plus $6 per mile, per month). This has been needed to continue the use of
    the five-digit dialing and networking data lines. Also, we have increased the number of PBX’s
    ($50,000 refurbished, $150,000 new) from six to thirteen. An additional two more PBX’s are
    forecasted in fiscal 2000/2001.

    Cellular phones have increased from 600 to 1300 phones. Nextel radios have increased from zero
    to 640 radio/phones (direct bill to County departments). We may see a decrease in the cellular
    phone usage as department’s switch over to Nextel for their business needs. We are continually
    working with each of the vendors to get the most cost-effective means of communications for our
    customers.

    The Telecommunications Division has been doing approximately 10 percent of the County’s moves,
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    adds, and changes for 10 street place with an anticipated 20% increase budgeted for fiscal year
    2000-2001.

Unmet Needs
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   The division is requesting $75,000 for telecommunication support at 10 Street Place. Currently,
   services are being provided for both City and County staff with no additional appropriations. This
   support includes troubleshooting calls, guidance calls, problems and questions. In the event
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   Telecommunications division handles adds, moves, and changes for 10 Street Place on a
   permanent basis an additional $50,000 would be required for additional staff for a total of $125,000.

    The division is requesting $150,000 for the “retention operation” of the (209) area code. County
    Counsel has retained a consultant for this operation, and is looking to retain a second consultant to
    focus on retaining the (209) area code for Stanislaus County.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Telecommunications division will continue to provide telecommunications support for County
   Departments and Agencies.

Unmet Needs
   The requested unmet needs are not recommended at this time. The division will be monitored in
   the event additional funds are needed for the second consultant.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                              ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL               FINAL          ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $132,622         $289,684           $193,613                  $0      $193,613
Services/Supplies          $2,953,252        $3,804,462         $3,916,808                 $0     $3,916,808
Other Charges                $241,316         $196,686           $201,750                  $0      $201,750
Fixed Assets                  $88,192          $16,481           $156,891                  $0      $156,891
Other Financing               $11,706            $9,084                 $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                           $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                           $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0               $0           $40,000                  $0       $40,000


Gross Costs                $3,427,088        $4,316,397         $4,509,062                 $0     $4,509,062
Less Revenue               $3,143,939        $4,253,485         $4,509,062                 $0     $4,509,062
Plus Fund Balance            $283,149          $62,912                  $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost                     $0               $0                 $0                 $0             $0




DID YOU KNOW.....

    The Telecommunications department handles the communication needs for the entire County in the
    areas of voice/data networks, wire line phones, PBX’s, (with the exception of the Sheriff’s
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    department and currently 10 Street Place), cellular phones, Nextel radio/cellular phones, local and
    long distance contracts, any adds, moves and changes needed, and major department moves.
    The department has managed to stay within budget for the last five years and continues to provide
    service to all customers.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

TREASURER - TAX COLLECTOR
Legal Budget Unit 0030001


MISSION STATEMENT

    We serve the citizens of Stanislaus County by collecting property tax and other revenues, investing
    public funds and administering employee retirement plans for a variety of public agencies, helping
    all of our customers to meet their financial goals.

STRATEGIC PLAN

    To aid in Efficient Government Operations and provide Excellent Customer Service:

    We will complete a few minor changes to make the office more efficient and ergonomically viable.

    We will further investigate (with Treasury) the automation of the remittance process including
    automated equipment for stub/check remittance as well as electronic payments through Internet
    and telecommunications networks.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for administration of the Treasurer/Tax Collector’s office, and
   the duties of the Tax Division. Included in these duties are the following: billing and collecting
   secured and unsecured taxes; unincorporated area business licenses/peddler’s permits and other
   licenses; mobile home taxes; transient occupancy taxes and the preparation and execution of
   property sales at public auction for delinquent secured taxes.
   Property tax collection includes over $200,000,000 in secured and unsecured property taxes (both
   regular and supplemental billings as well as hundreds of thousand of dollars in variety of licenses.

Unmet Needs
   The Tax Collector is requesting unmet needs in the amount of $25,000 for revenue recovery
   services. It is anticipated that sufficient revenue in the Transient Occupancy Tax will be available to
   off-set these additional expenditures.

    It is requested that one new position of Account Clerk III be added at a cost of approximately
    $36,000 the first year. This position would allow for the processing of permits and licenses in a
    timely manner and to improve customer service to the community. Funding for this position is
    requested from the General Fund.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Tax Collector will provide all services including the administration of the Treasurer/Tax Collector’s
   office and the duties of the Tax Division.




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Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the requested unmet needs be approved in the amount of $25,000, which
   will provide for the continued level of revenue recovery services. The department anticipates that
   there will be sufficient revenue in the Transient Occupancy Tax to offset these expenditures, so
   there will be no impact to the General Fund.

    The new position of Account Clerk III, to be funded by the General Fund, is not recommended at
    this time. It is recommended that the classification level of the position be reviewed along with the
    possibility of the Tax Collector being able to fund this position through increased revenue that is
    anticipated to be received through the Occupancy Tax. Findings and further recommendations will
    be presented as part of the Final Budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Review the duties of the new position requested of Account Clerk III to determine appropriate
    classification level and to determine if the Tax Collector will receive additional revenues to fund this
    position. Recommendations will be returned as part of the Final Budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    The Treasurer-Tax Collector identified a new position of Account Clerk III, at a cost of $38,000, to
    assist in the processing of permits and licenses, as an unmet need as part of this budget process.
    The Treasurer-Tax Collector has indicated that revenue may be received through the Occupancy
    Tax that could cover the cost of this new position. It is recommended that this request be reviewed
    at mid-year to determine if the revenue materializes and if so, submitted for approval at that time.

    The Treasurer-Tax Collector has no other outstanding unmet needs.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                            ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED         ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL          FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $334,861          $321,525         $588,530            $0           $588,530
Services/Supplies           $101,953           $85,270          $68,820            $0            $68,820
Other Charges                $65,624           $39,222         $303,610            $0           $303,610
Fixed Assets                  $2,850                $0               $0            $0                 $0
Other Financing                   $0           $16,847               $0            $0                 $0
Equity Transfers                  $0                $0               $0            $0                 $0
Intrafund                         $5            $8,383         $125,050            $0           $125,050
Contracts                         $0                $0               $0            $0                 $0
Contingencies                     $0                $0               $0            $0                 $0

Gross Costs                 $505,293          $471,249        $1,086,010              $0       $1,086,010
Less Revenue                $413,390          $607,063          $552,000              $0         $552,000
Plus Fund Balance                 $0                $0                $0              $0               $0

Net County Cost              $91,903         -$135,814         $534,010               $0         $534,010




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TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Tax Collector does not have an automated phone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
  Did you know that…Although many residents of Stanislaus County may remember F.L. DeCamp as
  Treasurer/Tax Collector (due to his 31 years in that Office) the person who served in the Office the
  longest was Mr. DeCamp’s predecessor, Ed Whitmore, who completed thirty-five (35) years of
  service from 1919 to 1954.




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114
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

TREASURER - REVENUE RECOVERY
Legal Budget Unit 0030002


MISSION STATEMENT
    To provide a centralized collection effort to bill and recover debts owed to the County in the most
    economical manner. To provide these services to the County departments as a means of
    increasing collected revenue to the benefit of each department and the County.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Continue to study automated systems that provide cost and performance benefits.

    Partner with user departments to develop automated transfers of data to increase efficiency and
    reduce the cost of the present manual data transfers.

    Support continued employee Institute training.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Promote multi-jurisdictional agreements to become more efficient and provide better customer
   services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued collection services to over 20 County
   departments. The major source of accounts for collection is from the Courts, Health Services
   Agency, and the Tax Collector. It is anticipated that over 50,000 accounts will be processed in the
   upcoming year. All revenue collected by Revenue Recovery is returned to the department
   assigning the account. Revenue Recovery charges each department the actual cost of collecting
   their accounts based on actual hours times a fully weighted labor rate (includes overhead).

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   Revenue Recovery will continue to provide collection services to over 20 County departments.

    It is further recommended that the Chief Executive Office work with Revenue Recovery to review
    their current technology usage to determine if more cost effective options are available.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                          ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $567,193         $652,793         $836,485                $0      $836,485
Services/Supplies           $115,305          $92,992          $85,353                $0       $85,353
Other Charges               $509,929         $590,043         $523,370                $0      $523,370
Fixed Assets                 $43,803           $9,097         $144,000                $0      $144,000
Other Financing              $42,176          $36,951                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                   $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                  -$533,386        -$556,542        -$807,490                $0      -$807,490
Contracts                          $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                      $0               $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs                 $745,021         $825,334         $781,718                $0      $781,718
Less Revenue                $726,096         $790,239         $781,718                $0      $781,718
Plus Fund Balance            $18,924          $35,095                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                    $0               $0               $0               $0             $0



DID YOU KNOW ...

    The Collections Division changed its name to “Revenue Recovery” this past year.

    Revenue Recovery contracts with several cities to collect debts owed to the cities.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

TREASURER - TREASURY DIVISION
Legal Budget Unit 0030004


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for
   continuation of current services. These services include the processing of over $1 billion in
   deposits annually, the processing of over $1 billion in paid checks annually, the generation of over
   $20 million in interest income for Pool participants annually and the processing of Modesto City
   Schools cafeteria deposits.

    During this fiscal year, the Treasury will be purchasing a remittance processor to aid in the
    processing of property tax bills at a cost of $120,000, which is available in this base budget.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.



SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved which provides for the
   continuation of services including receiving, counting and balancing daily deposits into the treasury
   performing daily check reconciliation; and the investment of idle funds in a bank account. This level
   of funding also provides for the purchase of a remittance processor at a cost of $120,000.


STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                         ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $143,150        $152,539         $195,707            $0       $195,707
 Services/Supplies          $78,389        $135,887         $106,204            $0       $106,204
 Other Charges              $23,002         $30,129          $30,340            $0        $30,340
 Fixed Assets                   -$80        $25,997         $120,000            $0       $120,000
 Other Financing            $11,448          $8,826               $0            $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0             $0               $0            $0             $0
 Intrafund                  $48,317         $52,355          $55,950            $0        $55,950
 Contracts                        $0             $0               $0            $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0             $0               $0            $0             $0

 Gross Costs               $304,227       $405,734          $508,201            $0        $508,201
 Less Revenue              $161,601       $393,551          $508,201            $0        $508,201
 Plus Fund Balance         $142,626        $12,182                $0            $0              $0

 Net County Cost                 $0             $0               $0             $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   The Treasury Division does not have an automated phone system.

DID YOU KNOW....

   …that while the Treasury balances have grown from $250 million to over $450 million in the last 7
   years, Treasury has only added one position in all that time? In fiscal 99/00 Treasury finally added
   one additional person, bringing the total staff to four.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
FISCAL GENERAL SERVICES
General Fund

TREASURER - RETIREMENT BOARD
Legal Budget Unit 0030500


STRATEGIC PLAN
Deliver Excellent Community Services
    To decrease and minimize the use of part time help and overtime by adding two full time positions;
    and to implement a new payroll processing system, document imaging system, and web site
    information design.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the administration of employee retirement benefits for the
   County, the City of Ceres and five special districts. This includes the determination of benefits,
   fund accounting investment and overall record management. The Stanislaus County Employee’s
   Retirement Association (StanCERA), at this level of funding, will continue to direct its’ priorities to
   increasing efficiency through the use of technology, increasing customer service through education
   and increasing benefits through fiscal prudence.

    StanCERA’s budget will fund continuing administration and improvement of the operations of the
    Association, a multi-agency public employees’ retirement plan. The division oversees retiree
    pensions, health insurance, burial allowances and active member death benefits. Also provided are
    information and continuing education to members through individual and group counseling, pre-
    retirement seminars, employee benefit fairs and member newsletter, “The Golden Years”. Stan
    CERA has nearly $1 billion in retirement assets.

    One classification study is requested of a Confidential Assistant II. The request for this
    classification study is based upon this position performing comparable duties to the other
    Confidential Assistant III assigned to the Division.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for the
   administration of employee retirement benefits for the County, City of Ceres and five special
   districts. It is further recommended that a classification study be conducted of the Confidential
   Assistant II.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Conduct classification study of the Confidential Assistant II.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                       ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99       FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $302,127       $325,936         $444,729            $0       $444,729
Services/Supplies         $161,254       $173,332         $334,000            $0       $334,000
Other Charges             $154,326       $184,713         $212,494            $0       $212,494
Fixed Assets               $32,842        $40,759          $10,000            $0        $10,000
Other Financing            $13,481        $66,665               $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0             $0               $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                       $0             $0               $0            $0             $0
Contracts                       $0             $0               $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0             $0               $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs              $664,030        $791,406         $1,001,223          $0     $1,001,223
Less Revenue             $666,283        $789,219         $1,001,223          $0     $1,001,223
Plus Fund Balance         -$2,253          $2,187                 $0          $0             $0

Net County Cost                $0             $0                 $0           $0            $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

    The Retirement Division does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
    Did you know that in 1999, StanCERA paid out $4,785,000 in health insurance allowances to
    retirees? This allowance, paid for entirely out of earnings on assets of the retirement system
    amounted to a monthly average of $232 per retiree.




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Criminal Justice/Public Protection
                                                                     Final Budget
                                                                      2000-2001
ANIMAL SERVICES                                                         $1,798,904
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0011000   Animal Services                                    $1,798,904

CEO - OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES                                        $728,093
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0015500   CEO - Office of Emergency Service/Fire Warden        $728,093


DISTRICT ATTORNEY                                                      $26,041,149
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0023100   Criminal Division                                  $7,014,900
    0715   0023200   Vehicle Theft Unit                                   $420,879
    0712   0023200   Automobile Fraud Prosecution                         $175,000
    0713   0023200   Worker's Compensation Prosecution Program            $258,000
    0711   0023200   Child Abduction Unit                                 $945,576
    1070   0240000   Family Support                                    $15,617,541
    0741   0023200   Spousal Abuser Prosecution Program                   $136,282
    0714   0023200   Victim Witness - Year 21                             $347,086
    0705   0023200   Major Narcotic Vendor Grant                          $174,135
    0709   0023200   Statutory Rape Prosecution                           $150,000
    0708   0023200   Career Criminal Prosecution                          $176,251
    0704   0023200   Violence Against Women Grant                         $203,703
    0706   0023200   Elder Abuse Advocate & Outreach                       $75,895
    0716   0023200   Rural Crimes                                         $292,625
    0710   0023200   State Board of Corrections                            $53,276

EMERGENCY DISPATCH                                                      $4,685,908
   FUND    ORG
    4010   0046000   Emergency Dispatch                                 $4,551,490
    5040   0046000   County-Wide Radio Maintenance                        $134,418

GRAND JURY                                                                $110,966
   FUND    ORG
    0100   0052000   Grand Jury                                           $110,966
PROBATION                                                           $14,594,804
   FUND     ORG
    0100    0026100   Probation - Casework Services                  $6,958,569
    0100    0026200   Probation - Juvenile Institutions              $6,302,999
    1732    0026300   Adult Drug Court                                 $664,242
    0100    0026259   Office of Graffiti Abatement                     $148,783
    1733    0026329   Challenge Grant                                  $520,211
                      Public Health Tobacco Tax Education
PUBLIC DEFENDER                                                      $5,192,860
   FUND     ORG
    0100    0027000   Public Defender                                $3,753,853
    0100    0027500   Indigent Defense                               $1,340,150
    1740    0027000   Vertical Defense of Indigents                     $98,857

SHERIFF                                                             $48,624,527
   FUND     ORG
     0100   0028100   Sheriff's Administration                       $1,363,981
  0100/02   0028200   Sheriff's Operations                          $22,985,786
     0100   0028300   Detention                                     $20,982,012
     0100   0028379   Court Security                                 $2,319,771
     1731   0028829   STC Detention Training                           $115,250
     1703   0028600   CAL ID Program                                   $113,325
     4071   0028500   Ray Simon Criminal Justice Training Center       $247,900
     6450   0064500   Drug Enforcement                                 $496,502

                                               TOTAL               $101,777,211
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

ANIMAL SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0011000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Department of Animal Services is to strive for community compliance of State
    and local laws. The Department shall provide a professional level of service, along with promoting
    responsible pet ownership.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   The Department had its second annual Strategic Plan meeting, benchmarking with the public and
   animal-interest groups. From this meeting came a roadmap for the Department's future. It is
   believed that this input is vital for the on-going success of the Department and its programs.
   Education remains our best avenue to improve citizen awareness and decrease all animal related
   problems.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Customer service has become a focus of the Department over the past two years. Through the
    strategic planning process, it has been able to identify its customers and their needs.

Facilitate Economic Development
   The Department promotes this goal through our education programs. Working with educators and
   the animal profession community allows us to help the public become more aware of what
   responsible pet ownership looks like, and stimulate business.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Reorganization and restructuring of this Department is on-going as customer needs are identified.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   The Department is continuing to actively seek a partnership agreement with the City of Modesto
   regarding a joint licensure program. This will provide an easy access license purchasing system to
   more county residents regardless of address. We are continuing to meet in hopes of creating one
   system.

    The Strategic Planning committee would like to see this expanded to include the entire County,
    including the Cities of Oakdale and Turlock.

Model Community Leadership
   The Stanislaus County Animal Services Department will continue to provide education to local
   schools and promote responsible pet ownership. This will be accomplished with our Ascot the
   Mascot Program.

    The Department continues its partnership with the Sheriff's Department for the use and training of
    Honor Farm inmates, as well as the Alternative Work Program. It will continue to provide a
    partnership with Community Services Program by training for dispatch, shelter and clerical
    services. The Department hopes to expand into field operations in the upcoming year creating a
    future workforce and community development.


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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued administration, shelter care, field services and
   education and compliance program components on behalf of the citizens and contract cities of
   Stanislaus County.

   Field Services will continue to maintain services for the city contracts, along with patrol time for the
   unincorporated areas.

   While the County veterinarian will have the ability to neuter all male dogs and cats that are adopted
   from the shelter, spaying of female dogs and cats cannot be performed at the facility because the
   facility does not meet required standards for the performance of this more invasive type procedure.

   The Four-Footed Fun Faire has proven to be an educational community event. Education has also
   been provided to local school children and the public at safety fairs and County events, furthering
   the County’s commitment to responsible pet ownership.

   The Department has completed its second annual strategic planning community meeting. The
   implementation of this process will continue to allow it to focus on customer needs.

   The Department has recently opened a new adoption ward, increasing ability to house more
   animals and meet a portion of the new California State mandates.

   The expansion of the Education and Compliance Team has increased vaccination clinics from six
   to twenty-four annually. Recently, two vaccination clinics produced over $10,000 in revenue.

Unmet Needs
   The Department continues to experience positive change. However there is a significant challenge
   to meeting all new California State mandates, including policies to expand holding periods of
   animals, spaying and neutering of all dogs and cats placed for adoption, and specific detailed
   tracking of animals.

   The Department is requesting funding of a spay and neuter program to meet the State-mandated
   Hayden law, which requires that all dogs and cats be altered prior to adoption. A spay and neuter
   program could bring expanded partnership with the Northern San Joaquin Veterinarian Medical
   Association. Requested is a mobile veterinarian clinic at a total cost of $160,000, $120,000 of
   which would be a one-time cost for the purchase of a fully equipped vehicle. It is anticipated that
   mobile licensing, altering and microchipping will improve pet identification, as well as increase the
   number of animals spayed and neutered. The anticipated $40,000 per year for material and
   equipment will be offset by approximately $45,000 in fees estimated to be generated by adopting
   an ordinance complying with the State Food and Agriculture law 31751.7.

   The Department, as well as the Northern San Joaquin Veterinarian Medical Association, is
   requesting that dog licenses be sold at local veterinarian hospitals, to enhance licensing revenue
   and develop a beneficial partnership for the County and community.

   The Department is also requesting a simplification of the adoption process, proposing a flat fee for
   adoptions that will include vaccinations, microchipping, and spaying or neutering. The proposed
   cost of adopting a dog would be $65, and $35 for adopting a cat. This proposal would eliminate
   confusion for the customer, provide extensive tracking and resources for the Department, and be a
   more responsible way to adopt a new pet. With approval of the spay and neuter program, along
   with the simplification of the adoption process, it is projected that adoption revenue could increase
   by approximately $64,000 a year.

   The State of California now mandates specific detailed tracking of animals. In order to comply, the
   Department will have to replace its software to meet requirements and expedite service to their
   customers at a cost of $27,680.


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The Department is also proposing the adoption of a new local ordinance that will meet compliance
of State Food and Agriculture law 31751.7. This ordinance will allow Animal Services to collect
fees for unaltered loose dogs. The fund could be used in the future for the above spay and neuter
program as a revenue offset. This matter is set for public hearing on July 11, 2000.

An additional source of revenue can be projected with the increase of dog license fees. It is
requested that dog license fees be increased to $8 for neutered dogs and $22 for non-neutered
dogs.    Dog license fees have not increased for over 10 years, and the Department projects
additional revenue of approximately $150,000 per fiscal year with the approval of this increase.
This matter is set for public hearing on July 11, 2000.

Dog licenses have increased by 6,000 due to the expanded vaccination clinics. Additional license
revenue, with approval of the proposed dog license fee increase, is expected to increase by
$72,000 per fiscal year.

Animal Services continues to experience problems with field services and is requesting the
replacement of two vans with the traditional truck and animal utility bed, at a total net cost of
$50,000. Also, the Department’s current livestock trailer poses serious safety problems due to age
and design. The Department is requesting a replacement of the trailer at a cost of approximately
$16,000. Animal Services is dedicated to the community-wide need of education on responsible
pet ownership. The needs to promote education have fallen short due to a lack of computers. The
Department is requesting one additional computer and one laptop computer, which would allow it to
continue to promote the newsletter Paw Prints, to continue to assist field services in cruelty and
vicious dog cases, in training events and marketing of the annual Four-Footed Fun Faire. The
costs of the computers is projected at $3,000.

The Department is requesting the funding of one allocated Staff Services Coordinator to enhance
its ability to work more closely with the community, to enhance safety and training in the
Department, to assume special assignments, and to apply for grant funding. Over $50 million in
grant funding is available to animal agencies across the nation. The estimated cost of this position
is $53,043, including benefits.

The Department is requesting reclassification of an Account Clerk III to Confidential Assistant II.
The position currently handles legal documents, such as affidavits for search warrants, and
misdemeanor and felony cruelty investigations. The projected cost for this reclassification is
$2,072. The Department is also requesting the conversion of three positions on the Education and
Compliance Team from extra help to fulltime at a cost of $24,194 for benefits only.

The Department is requesting three new positions to comply, by July 2000, with the new State
mandates regarding extended holding periods for incoming animals. Currently, the Department
receives over 20,000 animals per fiscal year and is, in addition, requesting to open its doors on
Sundays. This will reduce overcrowding of animals, increase animal adoptions, increase revenue
and better meet customers’ needs. The three new positions are: an additional field service team
member, an animal care specialist and an administrative clerk. The Department is requesting
$107,726 to fund these new positions and projects the costs to be recaptured through additional
revenue generated from opening on Sundays and SB90 funding.

The Department continues to experience problems with its current facility due to its age and
condition. Approximately $200,000 will be required for an initial study of siting and constructing a
new facility.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will provide continued administration, shelter care, field services and education and
   compliance services for the citizens and contract cities of Stanislaus County.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that dog licenses be allowed to be sold at local veterinarian hospitals. It is also
   recommended that the Department simplify the adoption process by charging a flat fee that will
   include vaccinations, microchipping and spay or neutering. This fee will be $65 for dogs and $35
   for cats.

    The remaining $443,715 in unmet needs will be considered as part of the Final Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    A classification study will be conducted on the Account Clerk III position.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Department of Animal Services made a series of requests
    to comply with and implement the Hayden Bill, including funding for a spay and neuter program,
    software to enable a detailed tracking of animals, as well as personnel resources and fixed assets
    to manage field safety issues. The Department also requested funding for an initial study of siting
    and constructing a new facility.

    Also, on July 11, 2000, a public hearing was held to approve changes and additions to the County
    Code increasing dog license fees, mandatory microchipping of impounded vicious dogs, and
    collecting additional fines for unaltered, impounded dogs pursuant to State law. These actions are
    expected to increase revenue in fiscal year 2000-2001.

    The unmet needs have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the
    following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

    Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total amount of $82,008.
                                 Of this increase $53,863 will fund the addition of three new positions
                                 effective January 2001 necessary to expand office coverage to
                                 Sundays. Also recommended is $18,145 to fund conversions of extra-
                                 help positions effective October 1, 2000 and $10,000 in one-time extra
                                 help funding to provide additional administrative support.        This
                                 recommendation would provide additional support in lieu of funding the
                                 Staff Services Coordinator position.

    Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $43,000 to fund $40,000 in
                                 supply costs required for operation of a mobile veterinarian clinic and
                                 $3,000 for the purchase of computer and related equipment.

    Fixed Assets:                Increase appropriations for expenditures in the total amount of
                                 $203,680 for the purchase of field vehicles, including two vans with
                                 the traditional truck and animal utility bed at a net cost of $50,000, a
                                 livestock trailer at a cost of $6,000, software to enable more accurate
                                 tracking of dogs at a cost of $27,680 and finally $120,000 to purchase
                                 a mobile veterinarian clinic in order to establish a spay and neuter
                                 program to comply with the Hayden Bill.



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    Plant Acquisition:              The amount of $200,000 has been set aside in the Plant Acquisition
                                    budget unit to fund an initial site and construction study for a new
                                    facility.

    Funding Source(s):              Increase appropriations for estimated revenue in the amount of
                                    $287,008 anticipated from the increase in dog license fees, increase in
                                    adoption revenue pursuant to implementing a flat fee, and an
                                    anticipated increase in fees by compliance with a State law regarding
                                    the altering of animals prior to their adoption. The remaining $41,680
                                    of the cost not anticipated to be funded by Department revenue will be
                                    funded by the General Fund.

    This increased funding for the Animal Services Department for fiscal year 2000-2001 will enable it
    to comply more fully with the mandates of the Hayden Bill, to better provide the community with
    necessary field and educational services and to fulfill the Board of Supervisors priority of a safe and
    healthy community. The increases will also enable the Department to continue its mission of
    educating the public in responsible pet ownership, to improve citizen awareness and decrease
    animal-related problems.

    There are no remaining unmet needs requested by Animal Services at this time.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    It is recommended that three part-time positions be converted to full-time, regular Animal Care
    Specialist I/II and that one Animal Control Officer I/II, one Animal Care Specialist I/II and one
    Administrative Clerk III position be added. The Account Clerk III position has not yet been
    evaluated but will be studied for consideration of a reclassification.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                             ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL             ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99           FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $978,573          $1,115,154       $1,181,169          $82,008      $1,263,177
Services/Supplies           $178,887            $173,011         $150,797          $43,000        $193,797
Other Charges               $135,503            $129,425         $136,920                $0       $136,920
Fixed Assets                   $9,383             $6,242                $0        $203,680        $203,680
Other Financing               $59,728            $49,314                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                     $0                $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                       $770                $748           $1,330                $0         $1,330
Contracts                            $0                $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                        $0                $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs                $1,362,845         $1,473,894       $1,470,216         $328,688      $1,798,904
Less Revenue                $770,373            $782,847       $1,011,690         $287,008      $1,298,698
Plus Fund Balance                    $0                $0               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost             $592,472            $691,047         $458,526          $41,680        $500,206



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TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Department of Animal Services is currently using a phone tree system to assist customers.
  Customers are directed to specific pathways to answer the problems they may be having, from the
  need for field service to general operating information such as hours and location of the Shelter.
  We have a very heavy incoming call department. The phone tree does offer the customer answers
  to general questions they by have about the Shelter without having to be on hold. Using the phone
  tree system does help reduce incoming calls to a small degree. However, we still have such a high
  number of calls, the one dispatcher is often overwhelmed. Returning to a non-automated system
  would be very difficult without increasing the staff needed to handle the phones.

DID YOU KNOW . . .

  According to a 1999-2000 survey compiled by American Pet Products Manufacturing Association,
  there are approximately 126,650,000 dogs and cats owned in the United States. Last year,
  Stanislaus County Animal Services received 20,154.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE – OFFICE OF
EMERGENCY SERVICES/FIRE WARDEN
Legal Budget Unit 0015500


STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   The Office of Emergency Services will continue to refine the Emergency Action Plan for the County
   throughout the 2000-2001 fiscal year, as well as assisting the cities in meeting planning criteria, in
   order to prepare the community for response to man-made or natural disasters. The plan will be
   built on, and comply with, the Standardized Emergency Management System – SEMS, the
   management system for dealing with emergencies adopted by the County.

Achieve Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
   The Stanislaus Operational Area Council, chaired by the Office of Emergency Services, continues
   to function as the focal point in developing plans and procedures for dealing with disasters or large
   scale emergencies. The Council effectively brings together the County and all nine cities to
   accomplish these objectives. During 2000-2001 the Council will integrate other essential
   governmental agencies into the process including; utility districts, school districts and fire districts,
   etc. The goal is to develop Operational Area effectiveness through a cooperative effort, including
   all partner agencies.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding support for both the Office of Emergency Services
   and the County Fire Warden. This fiscal year the former two legal budget units of Office of
   Emergency Services (OES) and Fire Safety have been collapsed into one budget unit. Funding for
   OES will include the continued development, printing and distribution of the Emergency Action
   Plan, disaster training needs and local programs to comply with SEMS as adopted by Stanislaus
   County. OES participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program.
   Revenue from this program should equal the 1999-2000 amount, however, the exact amount is
   unavailable from the State or Federal system at this time. Additional revenue is generated from
   contractual agreements with seven of the nine cities in Stanislaus County for OES-related services,
   including planning, support, coordination and assistance, and guidance in response, recovery and
   mitigation of disasters. The OES program will assist cities under contract in upgrading their city
   emergency plan and provide training in the form of tabletop and functional exercises. SEMS
   training will continue to be conducted in and for the cities during the fiscal year 2000-2001.

    The requested base budget will provide for the contractual obligations provided by the Stanislaus
    Consolidated Fire Protection District pursuant to the contract between Stanislaus County and the
    District. The District provides certain traditional fire services such as automatic aid for fire, rescue
    and emergency medical services. Additional services will include standby and move up emergency
    services to districts and departments and coordination of multi-agency operations and simulation
    exercises. Staff support is also provided for the Regional Fire Training Center. On scene
    coordination of the Arson Task Force and special services to fire agencies are contracted services.
    Funding in this budget implements the original contractual reduction in payment to the Stanislaus
    Consolidated Fire Protection District in the reduced amount of $300,000 for fiscal year 2000-2001
    from the former $456,386.



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    Funded in fiscal year 1998-1999 budget was a contractual obligation with Consolidated Fire for the
    cash out costs of former management employees that transferred from the County to Consolidated
    Fire. The cash out for only one employee, the Fire Warden, remains as an obligation to the
    County. Funding for this obligation is not included in this budget as it is anticipated to occur after
    the 2000-2001 fiscal year.

    This budget unit also funds the Yosemite Community College District contract for maintenance and
    construction costs of the Regional Fire Training Center. The anticipated costs for fiscal year 2000-
    2001 are $44,083. Additionally, the annual payment for emergency dispatch services on behalf of
    all fire protection districts and the City of Ceres is reflected in this budget.

    Finally, the budget unit funds $35,000 for the Weed Abatement Program for the County. Funds are
    used for forced cleaning of property under County ordinance code. After forced cleaning liens are
    applied to the specific property tax rolls, weed abatement funding, including an administrative
    charge is recovered at a future date.

    The emphasis for fiscal year 2000-2001 will be to complete the County emergency plan and
    present it for adoption by the Board of Supervisors. Additionally, the emergency plans for the cities
    should be completed and presented to the city councils for their adoption. These actions will
    include copying, printing and binding hard copies for each jurisdiction in addition to production of
    CD-ROM copies of their plan for reference. In addition, a major highlight for this fiscal year will be
    the permanent location of a County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Final plans are
    underway in anticipation of the relocation of this function to the jointly owned City/County facility
    located on Oakdale Road. The consolidated facility will not only house the EOC, but will also be
    the new location for Emergency Dispatch and currently houses Stanislaus Consolidated Fire
    Protection District and the Modesto Police North Area Command Station. Since November of
    1999, the EOC location has been designated in the City of Ceres Public Protection building through
    contract. Once the permanent location is occupied, Ceres will become the alternate EOC for the
    County.

Unmet Needs
   Unmet needs in the amount of $12,808 are projected for increased dispatch costs as well as costs
   associated with the move of the office to the new consolidated center. While the actual amount is
   unknown, it is anticipated that operations and maintenance costs, to be shared by all tenants in the
   new center, will represent an increased cost to this budget. A close review of this budget will be
   conducted at mid year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding
   County Office of Emergency Services and Fire Warden Services will continue consistent with the
   Board’s goals of a safe and healthy community and multi-jurisdictional cooperation.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that this budget be reviewed at mid year to determine the actual increased costs
   for the move of the dispatch office, and any increase in funding be considered at that time.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $113,853        $117,541         $144,854                 $0      $144,854
 Services/Supplies        $24,441         $80,226          $24,000                 $0       $24,000
 Other Charges           $655,826        $694,994         $559,239                 $0      $559,239
 Fixed Assets             $44,488           $7,887                $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing          $10,728         $12,750                 $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs             $849,336        $913,398         $728,093                 $0      $728,093
 Less Revenue            $158,979        $197,178         $130,981                 $0      $130,981
 Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost         $690,357        $716,220         $597,112                 $0      $597,112



DID YOU KNOW ...
   The combined Emergency Operations (EOC) concept between Stanislaus County and the City of
   Modesto is only the second County-City cooperative EOC in the State of California.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION
Legal Budget Unit 0023100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The Mission of the Office of the District Attorney is to vigorously and effectively seek justice by
    providing exemplary legal services and by treating all people in a professional, ethical, honest,
    courteous and respectful manner. Above all, the Office of the District Attorney is dedicated to
    keeping Stanislaus County a safe community.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community/Promote Efficient Government Operations
   The improvements to the Investigations Unit requested in the District Attorney’s organization
   improvement Plan or “Project 2000”, will help insure a safe, healthy community for all residents of
   Stanislaus County by providing for sufficient investigative support for the prosecution of
   perpetrators of serious crimes, insuring that they are kept off the streets and no further threat to
   society.
   The aggressive prosecution of environmental crimes will continue to be a priority for the District
   Attorney’s Office, to help keep our environment clean and safe for our children and our children’s
   children.
   The ergonomics improvement project will insure the safety and well being of the staff members of
   the District Attorney’s Office by providing an appropriate workplace.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation/Promote Efficient Government Operations/Deliver
Excellent Community Service/ Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   The Arson Task Force Joint Powers Agreement has been renewed, allowing for mutual cooperation
   by numerous agencies in the detection, investigation and prosecution of arson related crimes.
   The new Rural Crimes Prevention Program is getting underway; a joint project of the Sheriff’s
   Department, the Agricultural Commissioner, and the District Attorney’s Office.
   The Vehicle Theft Unit, working with several law enforcement agencies under the umbrella of
   STANCATT (Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force) continues to be an effective force against
   auto-related crimes.
   A new joint project with the State Board of Control, to expedite the process of victim restitution, was
   instituted in the second half of fiscal 1999-2000 and is already promising to be a valuable customer
   service.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Improvements to the Witness Services Unit and the Juvenile Unit are planned in “Project 2000”
    which will significantly enhance customer/community service.
    Several of the department’s grants, in particular the Elder Abuse Prevention and Statutory Rape
    Prosecution programs, perform extensive community outreach that is anticipated to be enhanced
    even further in fiscal 2000-2001.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Modern technology can greatly improve productivity and efficiency of operations. The hardware
   and software enhancements to the District Attorney’s Office computer network installed in fiscal
   1999-2000 are but one step in meeting this goal; the technology staff requested in Project 2000 are
   the ongoing essential ingredients to continue this process of improvement.


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    The Discovery process improvements of “Project 2000” will help promote efficient government
    operations by streamlining and properly documenting the dissemination of discovery materials to
    the appropriate individuals.
    Extensive training is anticipated for District Attorney staff, to enhance their abilities and make the
    office more efficient.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide for the continued prosecution of criminal matters, through
   the representation of the people of the State of California by holding offenders accountable for their
   criminal conduct. The base budget includes the negotiated salary adjustments and health insurance
   increase. The budget allocated for services and supplies remains at the same level budget two
   years ago for fiscal year 1998-1999. The “Other charges/Intra-fund” costs such as MIS Services
   continue to be a challenge for this Department. A portion of these costs has been identified as an
   Unmet Need.

    Revenues for 2000-2001 are anticipated to be comparable to those estimated for 1999-2000, with
    the exception of environmental fraud recovery. Revenue in this category is expected to increase
    significantly.

Unmet Needs
   As mentioned previously, the Department’s mission and focus is on increased customer services
   through appropriate levels of staffing while putting modern technology to good purpose and in the
   most efficient manner possible as identified in “Project 2000, A Continuous Improvement Project”.
   This project entailed an extensive review of all functions of the Criminal Division. The District
   Attorney continues to refine the recommendations contained in the report. Once finalized they will
   be submitted to the Board of Supervisors in a separate action for information prior to adoption of
   the final budget. Some of the changes recommended in Project 2000 have been implemented
   using existing resources; the others have been addressed outside of this budget process. An
   overview of the project findings include:

    1. Funding in the amount of $600,796 is requested in this fiscal year to implement the first phase
       of the Department’s Project 2000, A Continuous Improvement Plan. This includes $425,352 in
       ongoing salary costs and $175,44 in one time costs.

    2. The proposed additions will allow the Department to devote staff dedicated to the Witness
       Services Unit and the Discovery Unit, and provide for support to victims of crimes specifically
       committed by gang members and crimes associated with domestic violence and serious felony
       property offenses. It would increase investigations staffing at mid-year, to increase investigative
       support for homicide cases.

    3. Staff additions are anticipated to decrease the number of continuances of court hearings, which
       should increase the overall efficiency of and reduce costs to the justice system and better meet
       customer needs.

    4. Also requested is the installation and use of an imaging system to greatly enhance Department
       efficiency and address space issues. The Department plans to use Asset Forfeiture Trust
       funds to purchase an imaging system. The final assessment is awaiting the report of the
       Countywide Technology Strategy Plan. Once needs are assessed, a request will be made to
       transfer funds for this purpose, and increase appropriations.

    5. For funding reasons and to insure outcomes are measured and in fact occur, the District
       Attorney recommended implementing Project 2000 over the next four-year period. Total cost of
       the recommendations will be $1,076,753 in increased base budget costs and an additional
       $291,480 in one time costs. Project 2000 will be presented to the Board of Supervisors prior to
       the adoption of the final budget.



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   The Department is also requesting $40,000 in cash out costs for a long-term employee who will be
   retiring in August 2000.

   The Department is requesting $50,000 to bring office workstations to minimum ergonomic
   standards. An increased number of repetitive stress injuries have necessitated the Department’s
   review of it current workstations for all staff.

   The Department’s criminal investigators must attend mandatory training periodically. The cost of
   the training is reimbursed by POST. Requested is an increase in appropriations of $29,000 and
   that $26,000 of the revenue for this training be included in the Department’s budget.

   The Department is anticipating that several high-profile, high cost cases will go to trial this fiscal
   year. The Department is requesting $78,800 to cover these extraordinary costs.

   The Department is requesting $85,463 in MIS costs. Should the Technology Strategy effort result
   in cost savings for the Department, this unmet need could be decreased accordingly.

   It is anticipated that several new projects and programs will be initiated in fiscal year 2000-2001.
   These include the Elder Abuse Prosecution Program; the Multi-disciplinary Interview Center
   (MDIC), a center used for the forensic interview and medical examination of victims of suspected
   child abuse; and the High Tech Crimes Prosecution Program. While outside funding is anticipated
   and being actively sought for these projects, there may be some cost-sharing component to some
   of these activities that is unknown at this time.

   The District Attorney has a personnel manager position authorized that is partially funded by Family
   Support. The Family Support Division is requesting their own full-time position. As a result the
   Criminal Division is requesting funding in the amount of $40,537 for the portion of the salary and
   benefits cost previously funded by Family Support.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Department will be able to continue to provide prosecution of criminal matters, through the
   representation of the people of the State of California.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that $629,796 in unmet needs for Project 2000 and the investigators training be
   considered as part of the Final Budget process. The cost of the cash-out and experts should be
   evaluated as part of the mid-year or third quarter budget review to evaluate whether Department
   salary savings could fund these costs. The requested increase in MIS costs should also be tied to
   the results of the Technology Strategy effort expected to be finalized in August 2000.

   The requested $50,000 unmet need for ergonomic furniture and $40,537 for the personnel
   manager is not recommended at this time.

POLICY ISSUES

   It is anticipated that by fiscal year 2001-2002 the Family Support Division will need to be
   established as a County department as a result of the legislative changes separating Family
   Support Divisions throughout California from the management of the district attorney. This will
   present funding and potential staffing issues for the District Attorney’s Office. Loss of overhead
   revenue and funding for the personnel manager position will occur. The County is required to
   establish a transition team in advance of the change. These issues as well as reduction-in-force
   matters will need to be considered by the transition team, prior to the change.

STAFFING IMPACTS

   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.
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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the Proposed Budget process, the District Attorney (DA) requested unmet needs in the
  amount of $924,596. A total of $629,796 in unmet needs for Project 2000 (DA reorganization
  effort) and the investigators training was recommended to be considered as part of the Final
  Budget process. Other issues such as cash-out costs and expert expenses would be evaluated as
  part of the mid-year or third quarter budget review. The additional Management Information (MIS)
  costs are anticipated to be resolved once the Third Wave recommendations are implemented. The
  Department requested $50,000 in ergonomic furniture for the office. Since the Proposed Budget,
  one additional item occurred when District Attorney Asset Forfeiture funds were not carried over
  from the prior year. As a result, $28,221 in available revenue would be used to complete the
  purchase of personal computer hardware and software for the office. The unmet needs and the use
  of Asset Forfeiture revenue have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a
  result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $26,000 to cover the cost
                               of criminal investigator mandatory training that is reimbursed by POST.

  Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures on a one time basis by
                               $78,221 to cover $28,221 of computer hardware and software
                               purchases and $50,000 for the purchase of ergonomically correct
                               furniture for the Department.

  Funding Source:              Departmental revenue would be increased by $26,000 to reflect POST
                               reimbursement for this expense. Asset Forfeiture Revenue would be
                               increased to fund the $28,221 in computer software/hardware costs.
                               Finally, increased Proposition 172 revenue would fund the cost of the
                               furniture purchase.

  The increased funding with offsetting revenue will provide adequate reimbursement for the
  Department’s mandatory training requirements of Criminal Investigators, continue the efforts to
  upgrade Department personal computer equipment and software and upgrade existing office
  furniture consistent with the directive of the Safety Officer to avoid employee work related injuries.
  There is no recommendation to increase appropriations for Project 2000 (DA reorganization effort)
  costs at this time. The Board will consider the District Attorney’s request upon adoption of the final
  budget. Any funding change approved will be included in the final budget and funded from
  unbudgeted Proposition 172 growth.


STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.


STAFFING ADDED AT THE FINAL BUDGET HEARING
  During the Final Budget hearing on September 12, 2000, the Board authorized the following
  positions :

      Two Victim Witness Assistance;
      Two Criminal Investigators;
      Five Administrative Clerks.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                      ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $4,975,557      $5,397,071      $5,822,971       $210,641     $6,033,612
Services/Supplies         $280,672        $234,417        $246,000       $104,221       $350,221
Other Charges             $808,946        $997,492        $603,767             $0       $603,767
Fixed Assets                    $0         $34,217              $0             $0             $0
Other Financing           $409,741        $383,581              $0             $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                  $47,732         $44,334         $27,300             $0        $27,300
Contracts                       $0              $0              $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs             $6,522,649      $7,091,113      $6,700,038       $314,862     $7,014,900
Less Revenue              $845,015        $713,951        $823,000        $54,221       $877,221
Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0              $0             $0             $0

Net County Cost         $5,677,634      $6,377,162      $5,877,038       $260,641     $6,137,679



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Criminal Division does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
 Special Revenue Fund

 DISTRICT ATTORNEY - VEHICLE THEFT UNIT
 Legal Budget Unit 0023200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the full funding of program costs. The Vehicle Theft Unit,
   in place and run successfully for several years, focuses on all vehicle-related cases including
   carjackings, attempted murders and murders during an auto theft and kidnapping during
   carjackings. The focus is on obtaining felony convictions for first-time offenders or offenders with
   minimal previous convictions, and longer prison sentences for repeat offenders and offenders with
   extensive criminal history. This is carried out through multi-jurisdictional cooperation with law
   enforcement agencies throughout the State and constant contact with the Stanislaus County Auto
   Theft Task Force. The goals of the program are achieved by continuous vigorous auto theft
   prosecution, increased public education and continual case investigation. The budget funds the
   cost of one Deputy District Attorney in support of vehicle theft prosecution efforts. The budget also
   covers the costs associated with the revolving fund used for “buy” money for covert procurements
   of stolen vehicles. The objective is to tag and arrest offenders who steal vehicles. The budget also
   covers the personnel costs for other agencies that provide manpower for this unit.

    The proposed base budget is an estimate at this time, based on the funding levels from 1999-2000;
    funding comes from vehicle fees that may vary from year to year and the figures for 2000-2001 are
    not yet confirmed. Additionally, fund balance in this special revenue fund is rolled forward from
    year to year to enhance the program. During the final budget process the budget will be revised to
    reflect actual funding available for 2000-2001.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   unit will continue to vigorously pursue auto theft-related offenders. The budget will be revised
   during the Final Budget process to accurately reflect available funding for 2000-2001.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits        $71,969          $73,687         $82,829               $0           $82,829
Services/Supplies      $256,566         $178,350         $338,050               $0          $338,050
Other Charges                  $40              $0               $0             $0                 $0
Fixed Assets                    $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0
Other Financing           $6,513           $5,629                $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0
Intrafund                       $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0
Contracts                       $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0


Gross Costs            $335,088         $257,666         $420,879               $0          $420,879
Less Revenue           $359,094         $369,873         $354,700               $0          $354,700
Plus Fund Balance       -$24,006        -$112,207         $66,179               $0           $66,179


Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0             $0                 $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - AUTO FRAUD PROSECUTION
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued efforts toward the deterrence, investigation and
   prosecution of fraudulent auto accident/theft claims. The unit engages in outreach to insurers, the
   National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Department of Insurance, the Stanislaus County Auto
   Theft Task Force, and the Bureau of Automotive Repair and local law enforcement agencies. The
   unit also provides training on various aspects of auto insurance fraud detection and investigation.
   The program is funded by the State through a fee imposed on each automobile insurance policy
   sold in California. This program is fully funded by this revenue, granted by the Department of
   Insurance.

    The level of funding proposed for this year is slightly increased over last year’s funding. It is
    expected that full funding for both authorized positions plus travel, training and operating funds will
    be granted. The grant renewal process has not yet begun so it is unknown at this time if there are
    any possibilities for further augmentation in fiscal 2000-2001. Any such augmentation will be
    known and addressed during the final budget process.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue efforts toward deterrence, investigation and prosecution of fraudulent auto
   accident/theft claims.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Due to the fact that the grant renewal process has not yet begun, it is unknown if there will be any
    staffing impacts. If funding is available, a new paralegal position will be requested during the final
    budget process. This position would be fully funded by the grant and have no impact on the
    General Fund.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the District Attorney Auto Fraud Prosecution budget
    requested one new paralegal position when the grant funding renewal process was completed. At
    the time of the Final Budget Addendum process, the grant renewal is still in process, and the
    following is recommended at this time:




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    Salaries & Benefits:            There are no adjustments to Salaries & Benefits at this time. If and
                                    when funding becomes available through the grant, a new paralegal
                                    position will be considered during the Mid Year budget review.
                                    However, should the funding materialize prior to the Mid Year review,
                                    the District Attorney can go before the Board of Supervisors for
                                    approval of the position.

    Funding Source(s):              When the grant funding materializes and the position is filled, the
                                    source of funding will be the State of California, Auto Fraud
                                    Prosecution Grant Program.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                             ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                           ACTUAL          ACTUAL            PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99          FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $84,901          $144,646         $168,728                 $0        $168,728
Services/Supplies              $3,942           $29,700           $6,272                   $0        $6,272
Other Charges                    $191                 $61               $0                 $0             $0
Fixed Assets                        $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing                $7,980           $11,303                 $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                           $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                           $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                   $97,014          $185,710         $175,000                 $0        $175,000
Less Revenue                 $103,113          $171,217         $175,000                 $0        $175,000
Plus Fund Balance              -$6,099          $14,493                 $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost                     $0                $0                $0                 $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - WORKER'S COMPENSATION
FRAUD PROSECUTION
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for aggressive prosecution of those who knowingly commit
   fraud against the worker’s compensation system whether they be County or private employees,
   professional, medical and legal providers, employers or insurance company representatives. The
   grant is awarded pursuant to the Department of Insurance Welfare Fraud Prosecution Program,
   and is fully funded by the State. In fiscal year 1999-2000, augmentations were received that
   allowed the program to utilize the most modern technology in the criminal investigation process of
   these cases.

   The budget request is based on funding levels from fiscal year 1999-2000, as the renewal process
   for 2000-2001 has not yet started, and funding levels for the new grant year are not yet confirmed.
   All indications are that the funding will be continued at or above the current levels. The renewal
   process will be completed prior to the Final Budget process figures will be adjusted at that time.

   In 1997, the District Attorney's Worker's Compensation Fraud Unit received and reviewed 33
   suspected fraud cases, investigated 30 cases, filed charges on seven of eight defendants and had
   one conviction. In 1998-99, the unit referred 32 cases, investigated 26 cases, and had seven filings
   and eight convictions. During the first six months of the 1999-2000 fiscal year, the unit referred 31
   fraud cases, filed five cases and had three convictions. Twenty-six of the 31 cases were received
   and reviewed after January 1, 2000.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET

Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to aggressively prosecute those who knowingly commit fraud against the
   worker’s compensation system.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $172,371        $193,771         $244,135                 $0      $244,135
Services/Supplies         $5,592        $35,634          $13,865                 $0       $13,865
Other Charges                  $0          $136                 $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing         $15,600         $16,805                 $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
                                                                                                 0
Gross Costs            $193,563        $246,346         $258,000                 $0      $258,000
Less Revenue           $104,606        $260,381         $258,000                 $0      $258,000
Plus Fund Balance       $88,957         -$14,035                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - CHILD ABDUCTION UNIT
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Child Abduction Unit (CAU) is to provide the safe return of the child; to train law
    enforcement regarding custody orders, applicable law involving child abduction, and handling
    custody situations; and to act in the best interests of the child.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Deliver Excellent Community Service

    In fiscal year 2000-2001, the CAU will meet with all law enforcement agencies in Stanislaus County
    to train officers and deputies to handle child abduction calls. This type of training will help ensure a
    safe community and also provide a community service by having CAU focus on the victim-parent’s
    needs and allow law enforcement to focus on other crimes. This will also promote efficient
    government operations utilizing CAU’s expertise and resources as intended to prevent local
    agencies from expending valuable resources in situations that would be more appropriately and
    efficiently handled by the Child Abduction Unit.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   The CAU’s mission is to ensure the safe return of children. This is achieved in several ways, the
   most desirable being voluntary recovery, where the abducting parent is contacted and advised to
   return the child. If a voluntary return is not successful, CAU will obtain multi-jurisdictional
   cooperation. Such cooperation promotes efficient government operations by using outside law
   enforcement resources, in appropriate cases at little or not cost to the County. This also aids in the
   safe return of the child while acting in the best interests of the child.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the State-mandated functions required by the District
   Attorney to take all actions, both civil and criminal, to locate and return concealed and abducted
   children and enforce child custody/visitation orders. The unit’s caseload has grown exponentially,
   from 100 cases in 1978 to 1200 in 1999. The unit has increased public presentations, training and
   participation in governmental and community organizations and coordinating counsels involved in
   issues relating to child abduction.

    In 1999 the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) was revised and the Uniform Child
    Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) adopted by numerous states, including
    California. For recoveries in sister states that have adopted the UCCJEA, the CAU will see
    additional expenses due to the fact that recovery in a UCCJEA state now requires a noticed
    hearing in that state before the child can be returned to California. The CAU must file paperwork in
    the Sister State to be allowed to appear or the unit must hire a local attorney in that state to
    represent CAU at the hearing. This will increase CAU staff workload, including additional
    investigator and deputy district attorney involvement.



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   An additional financial burden will occur in international recoveries. In fiscal year 1999-2000, the
   unit traveled to Canada to recover two children. International recoveries are a financial burden on
   the unit due to increased costs inherently associated with traveling to another country.

   The proposed budget is based on historical practice, the authorized positions and anticipated cost
   increases. All costs in support of the mandate are fully reimbursable by the State, and there is no
   County cost associated with this budget unit.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   unit will continue to vigorously locate and return abducted or concealed children.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                             ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $434,636         $480,656          $631,931                $0      $631,931
 Services/Supplies           $264,668         $242,097          $255,086                $0      $255,086
 Other Charges                $62,107          $59,931           $58,559                $0       $58,559
 Fixed Assets                  $6,153                $0                $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing              $35,076          $37,611                 $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs                 $802,640         $820,295          $945,576                $0      $945,576
 Less Revenue                $747,395       $1,870,146          $945,576                $0      $945,576
 Plus Fund Balance            $55,245      -$1,049,851                 $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   CAU does utilize an automated telephone system that is in both English and Spanish.
   The system has information on CAU’s business hours, advises the caller if this is an
   emergency to dial 911, and has an answering machine for after-hour calls.

   This system aids in assisting external customers who are calling only to find out the
   business hours or who call after-hours and would like to leave a message.


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  If the automated system were discontinued, this would cause a direct impact on
  employee workload by answering questions that are already contained on the
  automated telephone system. This increased workload would take the CAU employee
  away from customers who require further assistance involving more complex matters.

  Of course the public may bypass the automated system and speak with a CAU
  employee to answer more involved questions or problems during normal business
  hours.

DID YOU KNOW . . .

  California is the only state in the union that has a unit of the District Attorney’s Office dedicated to
  and funded for the recovery of abducted children.




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146
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - FAMILY SUPPORT
Legal Budget Unit 0240000



MISSION STATEMENT
   To establish and enforce paternity and support orders, in compliance with federal and state law,
   while providing the excellent level of service our customers expect and require.

STRATEGIC PLAN

   The Child Support Enforcement Program seeks to ensure that parents meet their mutual
   responsibilities to provide support to their children. The Family Support Division’s services are
   mandatory for families receiving public assistance and optional for all others. Collections reimburse
   County, State and Federal costs for public assistance.

   The Department’s programs and plans are consistent with the Board of Supervisors’ Goals and
   Priorities as follows:

Safe and Healthy Community
   Efforts will continue to maintain an environment, which creates heightened awareness of customer
   needs. Measurement will be by the number of written complaints and compliments received from
   any source to the Family Support Division. The time certain will be fiscal year 2000-2001.

   The community includes the employees at the Family Support Division. Efforts will continue to
   maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Measurement will be the number of reported
   injuries. The time certain will be fiscal year 2000-2001.

Economic Development
   Compliance with Federal and State mandates will increase support collections, increase program
   generated revenue, and reduce dependency on public assistance. Plan measurement will be by
   the amount of aided and non-aided collections. The time certain will be fiscal year 2000-2001.

Community Service Delivery
   Compliance with Federal and State mandates will increase the number of children who have
   paternity established and the number of children who have a support order. The establishment of
   paternity allows a child to inherit, receive benefits, obtain health information, and obtain child
   support. The successful implementation of an automated Integrated Voice Response (IVR) unit
   now allows customers access to case related information 24 hours per day, seven days a week,
   except for two hours on Sunday.

   This plan will be measured as follows: The percent of children who have paternity established and
   the percent of children who have a support order established. The time certain is fiscal year 2000-
   2001.




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Efficient Government Operations
    Providing technical resources, including more efficient use of the Best Enforcement Support
    Technology (BEST) computer system. Additional staff training will increase employee potential and
    morale, enhance staff proficiency and efficiency, and elevate customer service. Maintaining
    compliance with federal and state mandates for program operation will insure continued revenues
    necessary to operate the program at no cost to the County General Fund.

    This plan will be measured by the Division’s cost to collection ratio. The time certain will be fiscal
    year 2000-2001.

Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   The Division will continue to interact with the Community Services Agency to help our customers
   receive assistance from both departments. The Division has invited other County departments, and
   other California Counties to partake in our training. The Division is a member of a consortium
   consisting of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Division will also continue to cooperate with
   other interstate and intrastate child support agencies.

    Cooperation is relevant since our mission requires cooperation for success. The time certain is
    fiscal year 2000-2001.

Community Leadership
   The Division will continue to inform the public that services are available, free of charge, whether or
   not the individuals are receiving any form of public assistance.

    This plan can be measured by the increase in the number of non-assistance cases opened, the
    number of public assistance cases opened where paternity has already been established, and the
    number of cases opened in which the child support obligation is being met and enforcement of the
    medical support order only is necessary.

    The Family Support Division will achieve this as follows:

    •   By displaying the State Department of Child Support Services Poster depicting a telephone
        number and/or postal address in appropriate areas of other governmental offices and private
        businesses;
    •   Make the Child Support Information Booklet available in public areas of the county.
    •   Holding Saturday information sessions in communities throughout the county;

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding to promptly and effectively establish, modify and
   enforce child support obligations, including medical, enforcing appropriate spousal support orders
   and determining paternity in cases in which children are born out of wedlock. The District Attorney
   must take appropriate action, both civil and criminal, to locate absent parents to establish, modify,
   and enforce child and, if appropriate, spousal support orders for children receiving public
   assistance and to take the same actions on behalf of children who are not receiving public
   assistance at the request of either parent. Federal and State revenue will fully fund this program
   with no anticipated cost to the General Fund this fiscal year.

    The Division increased collections by 13.59% last year, meeting its 8% goal. Increasing collections
    continues to be an annual goal for the division to better serve all customers. Under the new
    incentive structure, counties compete against each other. The Division plans to increase
    collections 8% in fiscal year 2000-2001 through employer education days, enhancements to the
    BEST system to eliminate some manual tasks required of staff, and by developing an outreach
    program to bring in more non-Welfare cases.

    Automation continues to be an issue statewide for all Family Support Programs. With the
    termination of the State Automated Child Support System (SACSS) the State endorsed a seven-

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system consortium approach to replace SACSS. These systems were to be electronically linked to
a statewide index that would provide “state-wideness” for the child support enforcement program.
Family Support joined the Alameda County BEST system and converted to this system in the 1998-
1999 fiscal year. While initially the Federal government only selected four systems, and the
Alameda system was not one of the four selected, the State issued a waiver to those counties like
Stanislaus using the BEST system. The single statewide computer system is still required and the
Division will convert to it when it is available. At this point the state intends to pay Federal penalties
for the lack of a single statewide system.

Funding is planned in this budget to pursue enhancements to the existing BEST application, along
with strengthening network capabilities. The Division has requested funding for anticipated
licensing costs for the upgraded network. In addition, the Division has contracted with a firm for
network management.        A three phased approach to document imaging, electronic data
management and automated workflow is in progress. Equipment to perform this work has been
included in the budget. Finally, the BEST system upgrades will finally establish a true welfare
interface with the Community Services Agency that has not existed previously.

The Division’s automated Voice Response Center has been operational since September 1999.
This system is able to give account information to callers and a variety of other information through
a menu of options the caller can select. The system averages over 28,700 calls a month. This is in
addition to the 17,000 calls received on average each month that do not go through the system, but
call directly to speak with an individual. The Division was able to improve the Voice Response
Center, as well as fully staff the phone room. Additional staff is requested in this budget to provide
additional support for the high volume of calls received.

The assigned space at the Community Services Facility has been fully utilized. The Division plans
to coordinate with the other departments at the Community Services Facility and the Chief
Executive Office to determine the most efficient methods to provide additional space. The cost will
be dependent upon the amount of increased space eventually agreed to.

Federal and State mandates and new legislation continue to present challenges and potential
change. Senate Bill 542 and Assembly Bill 196, transfer responsibility away from the District
Attorney for oversight of Family Support to a new County agency. This will occur no later than
December 31, 2002. The new State Department of Child Support Services is to allocate sufficient
resources to each local child support agency to cover the administrative costs that have been
approved by the Department.

Assembly Bill 1111 defines appropriated funds for Child Support Incentives. In addition, Federal
Law 3130, established an incentive structure based on paternity establishment order establishment,
current support collections, arrearage payments and cost effectiveness. The performance
achieved in each of the measures determines the percentage rate. Also, penalties are being
imposed on States, like California, who have failed to meet the requirement for a statewide
automated child support system by the October 1, 1997 deadline. The State is paying these
penalties.

In order to meet new legislative changes, increase collections and address customer concerns over
the accuracy of information and the telephone system, the Division is requesting the following
staffing changes:

    Fund the personnel manager position in Family Support once the transition from the District
    Attorney’s Office occurs at a cost of $41,500.

    Add two Administrative Clerk I positions to replace temporary agency staff for the file room and
    to assist with billing statement mail returns at a cost of $52,446 a year.

    Add one Legal Clerk III position to replace temporary agency staff for needed additional clerical
    support in the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act unit at a cost of $31,639 a year.

    Add four Legal Clerk IV positions and four Family Support Officer II positions to expand the
    existing two person training unit team to ten at a cost of $318,272. It is the intent that each of
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       the major units would be staffed with a two person training team to train staff on new
       procedures, forms and/or state directives. Particularly with the reorganization at the state level,
       new directives appear to be constant and common place.

       Two additional Legal Clerk IV positions to be assigned to the Public Service Unit to handle
       customer calls related to information requests and complaints. One additional Legal Clerk IV
       position is requested to provide additional support in the Enforcement Public Service Unit to
       handle non-service files, in place of current Family Support Officers who are picking up this
       task. The cost for these three positions will be $109,032.

       Add one additional Family Support Officer II position to provide additional staff support to the
       Pending/Locate unit. The projected cost for the position will be $43,224.

       Block Budget 4 Deputy District Attorney IV positions to Deputy District Attorney V at a cost of
       $31,504.

       Conduct classification study on one Data Processor; one Systems and Procedures Analyst II
       and one Office Systems Specialist; and four Legal Clerk III positions.

Unmet Needs
   There were no unmet needs identified that could not be funded within the Division’s current
   available funding sources.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Family Support Division will be able to establish and enforce paternity and support orders in
   compliance with federal and state laws. This level of funding will support the addition of fifteen
   positions requested as detailed in the Staffing Impact section as well as the purchase of fixed
   assets to implement the imaging project. It is also recommended that the reclassification requests
   be studied and if completed in time, included as part of the final budget. Recommendation to block
   budget the attorney positions is deferred until the final budget. Funding the personnel manager
   position is not recommended at this time.

POLICY ISSUES
   By the end of the calendar year 2002, Family Support will be transferred from the District Attorney’s
   Office and will become a separate County department. This transition will require planning and
   complete communication to insure employee questions and concerns are addressed as this change
   takes place. In addition, there are many questions over what the future relationship will be between
   the State, Family Support and the County. The newly formed State Department of Child Support
   continues to issue many new directives for Family Support. The future includes caseload
   standards, which dictate the number of staff the division must have in order to provide services. A
   transition team will begin meeting in the next few months to begin the process. Family Support
   public complaints continue to be a concern for Board members. A great deal of effort has been
   made by the Division to improve its phone and information system, which indicates that 3% of the
   complaints are actually related to the phone system. In an effort to address customer information
   needs additional staff is being requested. An objective of the Division in this budget request is to
   increase staff training. The goal is that a better-trained and knowledgeable staff will make fewer
   mistakes, with an outcome of reducing customer complaints and frustration.




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STAFFING IMPACTS
  Add two Administrative Clerk I; seven Legal Clerk IV; five Family Support Officer II; and one Legal
  Clerk III.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the Proposed Budget process, the Family Support Division requested numerous positions
  and fixed assets. Fifteen new positions were added, as well as fixed assets to enhance a three-
  phased approach to electronic data management. Since the adoption of the Proposed Budget, the
  State has declined funding approval of the proposed Document Imaging Systems. As a result, the
  Division requests a reduction in the Proposed Budget to reflect this change. Also requested were
  classification studies of information technology positions as well as the block budgeting of the
  Deputy District Attorney positions to Deputy District Attorney V. These requests have now been
  considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following is included in the Final
  Budget Addendum:

  Salaries & Benefits:         It is recommended that the four Deputy District Attorney I-IV positions
                               be block-budgeted to Deputy District Attorney I-V. Funding exists in
                               the Division's budget to meet the cost of this change. Reclassification
                               of the four Legal Clerk III positions are being studied.            It is
                               recommended that the study of the information systems positions be
                               studied in light of the outcome of the technology study. Funding exists
                               in the Division’s budget to meet the cost of the requested classification
                               changes if recommended this fiscal year.

  Fixed Assets:                Reduce appropriations for expenditures $3,595,975 to reflect State
                               action declining funding approval for the requested Document Imaging
                               System.

  Funding Source:              Departmental revenue would be correspondingly               reduced   by
                               $3,595,975 to reflect this budget change.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Block budget four Deputy District Attorney I-IV positions to Deputy District Attorney I-V.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                         ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET          FUNDING         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits        $6,551,713       $7,378,569       $9,486,307               $0     $9,486,307
Services/Supplies        $1,440,935       $1,741,552       $2,394,372               $0     $2,394,372
Other Charges            $2,048,138       $1,929,245       $2,347,718               $0     $2,347,718
Fixed Assets               $494,170       $1,140,593       $4,985,119      -$3,595,975     $1,389,144
Other Financing            $619,876         $435,901               $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0               $0               $0               $0             $0

Gross Costs              $11,154,832     $12,625,860      $19,213,516      -$3,595,975     $15,617,541
Less Revenue             $10,819,731     $10,517,276      $19,213,516      -$3,595,975     $15,617,541
Plus Fund Balance           $335,101      $2,108,584               $0               $0              $0

Net County Cost                  $0               $0               $0              $0              $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    Implement the results of the Technology Strategic planning effort related to the Data Processor,
    Office Systems Specialist, Systems and Procedures Analyst II, and Legal Clerk classification
    studies upon completion of their work. Study the three Legal Clerk III positions and evaluate the
    block budgeting of the Deputy District Attorney IV positions, if possible for inclusion in the final
    budget.

    In keeping with the mission’s and vision’s of Stanislaus County and the Family Support Division, to
    provide quality external customer service, the USAudiotex Interactive Voice Response Unit (IVR) was
    installed on April 6, 1999, to address an enormous incoming telephone call situation. April 2000
    statistical information indicates eight (8) PSU staff members personally handled 3,809 phone calls.
    Based on an approximate workday of nine (9) hours, 34 calls on average per day were handled per
    PSU employee with little delay between the call and response.

    During the period of September 1999 through April 2000, 230,162 callers connected with the IVR at
    the main telephone number, 558-3000. Of these, 118,054 utilized the automated option of accessing
    the Payment/Balance Inquiry. 45,181 callers accessed other automated options. 66,927 callers
    chose not to utilize any automated options. These 66,927 callers were directly transferred to an
    operator. From September 1999 through April 2000, an average of 28,770 callers per month
    connected through the Division’s main telephone number.

    The overall utilization of the automated IVR by the external customer reflects a significant
    improvement in service. To return to a non-automated system would present a drastic impact on
    staffing increases, facilities, communications equipment, and skyrocketing costs. The number of
    additional staff necessary to adequately address the incoming calls remains to be established. The
    30,187 square feet of space occupied by the Family Support Division within the Community Services
    Facility was designed to accommodate 120 personnel. Current staffing allocations are 194
    personnel.      A separate sophisticated communications complex equipped with the latest
    communications technology would be required to provide the level of personal service desired.

    With the current legislative issues surrounding caseload standards, there is a possibility that
    mandates will exist that will force the Division into seeking additional building space and locations.
    Under these circumstances, with considerable costs for increasing building spaced forced upon us,
    the Division would incorporate the sophisticated communications complex into its strategic plan.


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  With existing planned FY 00/01 automated child support system enhancements, imaging, electronic
  document management, and automated office workflow, issues currently confronting our external
  customers should begin to dissipate. Thus providing the efficiency and customer service desired by
  all.

DID YOU KNOW ...

  There are 32,000 linear inches of files in the DAFSD file room for active files.

  The mailroom processes over 4,000 pieces of mail each week.

  In the past 12 months DAFSD served 6,577 wage assignments, which is an average of 548 per
  month.




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154
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - SPOUSAL ABUSER
PROSECUTION PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
  The requested budget provides the District Attorney with the ability to investigate and vertically
  prosecute domestic violence cases. The cases vertically prosecuted in the past ensured a greater
  degree of cooperation from spousal abuse victims, increased convictions and appropriate
  sentencing of offenders. This Department of Justice grant-funded program is now in it sixth year of
  successful operation.

   This proposed budget is based on historical funding granted by the Department of Justice, and the
   authorized level of County match funding. The renewal process has not begun for the 2000-2001
   fiscal year; however, the assumption is that levels will be at or above the previous fiscal year.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding, the
   unit will continue to prosecute domestic violence cases.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits        $87,481       $122,716         $133,118                 $0      $133,118
Services/Supplies         $2,417        $13,406           $3,164                 $0        $3,164
Other Charges                  $0          -$495                $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing           $6,607          $9,316                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs              $96,505       $144,943         $136,282                 $0      $136,282
Less Revenue           $121,809        $155,137         $108,000                 $0      $108,000
Plus Fund Balance       -$48,550        -$38,299                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost          $23,246        $28,105          $28,282                 $0       $28,282




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - VICTIM WITNESS YEAR 21
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of services to crime victims in Stanislaus
   County. The program is funded through a grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Planning and is
   designed to deliver all mandated and many optional services as required under the grant.
   Mandated services include crisis intervention, emergency assistance, resource and referral
   assistance, counseling, property return, orientation to the criminal justice system, court support,
   restitution assistance, submission of victim of crime claims and community outreach activities.
   Special services and programs pertaining to child abuse victims, domestic violence victims, victims
   of gang violence and families of homicide victims will continue at the present level. This unit works
   closely with other related units within the Criminal Division, most notably the Spousal Abuser
   Program and the Violence Against Women Program. The unit is also responsible for the planning,
   implementation and ongoing support for the Victims’ Garden, a place of healing and meditation for
   victims of crime and their families, located on the grounds of the courthouse. Included in the base
   budget is the request to upgrade one Interviewer I position to Interviewer II.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to provide services to crime victims in Stanislaus County. The upgrade of
   the Interview position is recommended.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Reclassify one Interviewer I to Interviewer II.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $260,825        $303,733         $336,465                 $0        $336,465
Services/Supplies        $12,447         $48,750          $9,421                 $0          $9,421
Other Charges              $722           $3,990          $1,200                 $0          $1,200
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing          $15,277         $14,621                $0               $0               $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs            $289,271        $371,094         $347,086                 $0        $347,086
Less Revenue           $293,649        $338,084         $343,582                 $0        $343,582
Plus Fund Balance        -$7,800         $29,554                $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost           $3,422          $3,456          $3,504                 $0          $3,504




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - MAJOR NARCOTIC VENDOR
PROSECUTION GRANT
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued deterrence, investigation and prosecution of
   major narcotic distribution, vending, manufacture and other associated crimes. This program was
   established in 1982 to reduce major illegal drug activity by convicting and incarcerating the
   offenders who commit serious felony violations of the California Health and Safety Code. The
   Central Valley is a high intensity drug trafficking and manufacturing area and vertical prosecution of
   these crimes is one successful way of providing continued deterrence. The program is funded
   through a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Criminal Justice Planning.
   The grant renewal process has not yet begun in this program; therefore, the requested proposed
   budget is based on grant funding levels remaining static.

Unmet Needs
   Over the years in several grants, funding has remained static or decreased, while the granting
   agency continues to require a certain staffing level to be met. Cost of living increases, step
   increases and promotions, increases in benefits costs and other uncontrolled cost have pushed
   salaries over the amounts authorized in the grant. Funding in this budget unit has been insufficient,
   despite the authorized County match amount; to cover the positions required by the granting
   agency. It is estimated that there will be a shortfall of $15,160 to cover the necessary payroll and
   benefits. The District Attorney’s Office Major Narcotic Vendors Prosecution unit is requesting this
   amount as an unmet need.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to prosecute major narcotic vendors.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that unmet needs in the amount of $15,160 be addressed during the Final
   Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the District Attorney requested an increase to cover expected
    salary shortfalls due to uncontrolled costs that have caused an increase in salaries and benefits
    expenses over the amount authorized in the Major Narcotics Vendor prosecution grant. This unmet
    need has now been considered during this Final Budget process, and as a result, the following
    funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum:



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    Salaries & Benefits:              Increase appropriations for expenditures by $15,160 to meet
                                      anticipated salary and benefits needs during fiscal year 2000-2001.

    Funding Source:                   This increase will be funded by the General Fund through the use of
                                      Proposition 172 growth.

    The increase in funding for the Major Narcotic Vendor Prosecution Grant budget will enable the
    District Attorney's Office to continue to provide adequate personnel to investigate major narcotic
    distribution and prosecute major narcotic vendors in efforts to reduce major illegal drug activity by
    convicting and incarcerating these offenders. This budget supports the Board of Supervisor's
    priority of a safe and healthy community.

    There are no remaining unmet needs requested for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                              ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                           ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION            FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $161,093          $159,966         $156,335           $15,160         $171,495
Services/Supplies                $1,438            $1,057          $2,640                   $0        $2,640
Other Charges                         $5            -$533                $0                 $0             $0
Fixed Assets                    $14,462           $13,860                $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing                       $0                $0               $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                      $0                $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                             $0                $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                             $0                $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                         $0                $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                   $176,998          $174,350         $158,975           $15,160         $174,135
Less Revenue                  $168,422          $159,088         $118,067                   $0      $118,067
Plus Fund Balance              -$30,405          -$23,719                $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost                 $38,981           $38,981         $40,908           $15,160          $56,068




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - STATUTORY RAPE
PROSECUTION GRANT
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The base budget provides for the continued prosecution of adults who have participated in unlawful
   sexual intercourse with a minor. In addition, the Unit is dedicated to the deterrence of such
   incidents of statutory rape by communication with social services agencies and promotion of public
   awareness of this social problem. Extensive outreach programs have been initiated to reach the
   community, in particular high school students, and this outreach has been supported by
   augmentation to this grant for additional equipment by the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, the
   granting agency. The program also provides public safety support through monitoring of offenders
   placed on probation and victim counseling services.

    A number of staffing changes have been made within the structure of this grant. The paralegal
    position is being split between two units, and the interviewer position was converted from extra-help
    to full time. Investigations services are being provided on a part-time basis by a criminal
    investigator who is split between two grants and the general fund. These changes have resulted in
    better utilization of the resources available, and all costs should be fully funded by the granting
    agency, providing that the funding levels remain as anticipated. Since the grant renewal is in
    process, the proposed budget is based on the funds requested from the agency.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to provide services

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $128,921        $127,787         $140,180                 $0        $140,180
Services/Supplies        $10,206         $10,721          $8,820                 $0          $8,820
Other Charges                  $0          -$356          $1,000                 $0          $1,000
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0               $0               $0
Other Financing           $9,754          $8,191                $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0               $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0               $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0               $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0               $0


Gross Costs            $148,881        $146,343         $150,000                 $0        $150,000
Less Revenue           $167,101        $130,028         $150,000                 $0        $150,000
Plus Fund Balance       -$18,220         $16,315                $0               $0               $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0               $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - CAREER CRIMINAL
PROSECUTION PROGRAM
Legal Budget 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides intense prosecutorial efforts on a relatively small number of
   repeat offenders, commonly referred to as career criminals, who continue to threaten public safety.
   The work includes intensive investigation and preparation from time of arrest through trial. With
   magnified efforts on a concentrated caseload, the Career Criminal Prosecution Unit is able to
   ensure a better conviction rate and longer incarceration periods. This is not an issue of deterrence;
   the offenders targeted by this unit are professional criminals. The efforts of this grant are directed
   at helping to ensure the public safety by keeping these habitual, career offenders in custody for the
   longest period mandated by law. This program is funded by the United States Department of
   Justice, Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Unmet Needs
   Over the years, in several grants, funding has remained static or decreased, while the granting
   agency continues to require a certain staffing level be maintained. Meanwhile, cost of living
   increases, step increases and promotions, increased benefits costs and other uncontrolled costs
   have propelled salaries over the grant amount. Funding in this budget unit has been insufficient to
   cover the positions required by the granting agency. Assuming that funding remains at the same
   level as in previous years, this budget unit anticipates a shortfall of $25,752 in salaries and benefits.
   The Career Criminal Prosecution unit of the District Attorney’s Office is, therefore, requesting
   $25,752 in unmet needs to cover the costs of increased salaries. This amount will need to be
   revisited should the funding level decrease.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will provide intense prosecutorial efforts on career criminals.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that unmet needs in the amount of $25,752 be addressed during the Final
   Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the District Attorney Career Criminal Prosecution Program
    requested an increase in Salaries/Benefits in a total amount of $25,752. This amount was
    requested to cover uncontrollable costs anticipated during fiscal year 2000-2001 for salaries and
    benefits. This unmet need has now been considered during this final budget process and as a
    result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum:

        Salaries & Benefits:        Increase appropriations in the amount of $25,752 to meet anticipated
                                    salary and benefits needs during fiscal year 2000-2001.

        Funding Source:             This increase will be funded by the General Fund through the use of
                                    Proposition 172 growth.

    The increase in funding for the Career Criminal Prosecution Program grant budget will enable the
    District Attorney's Office to continue to provide adequate personnel to investigate and prosecute
    repeat offenders who threaten public safety. This budget supports the Board of Supervisors'
    priority of a safe and healthy community by continuing to ensure that habitual, career offenders are
    in custody for the longest period mandated by law.

    There are no remaining unmet needs requested for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                              ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL             ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99           FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $142,703        $166,241          $150,499          $25,752      $176,251
Services/Supplies                $1,174                $6               $0             $0              $0
Other Charges                   $12,656            -$533                $0             $0              $0
Fixed Assets                         $0                $0               $0             $0              $0
Other Financing                      $0         $15,184                 $0             $0              $0
Equity Transfers                     $0                $0               $0             $0              $0
Intrafund                            $0                $0               $0             $0              $0
Contracts                            $0                $0               $0             $0              $0
Contingencies                        $0                $0               $0             $0              $0


Gross Costs                    $156,533        $180,898          $150,499          $25,752      $176,251
Less Revenue                   $191,231        $165,917          $150,499              $0       $150,499
Plus Fund Balance              -$34,698         $14,981                 $0             $0              $0


Net County Cost                      $0                $0               $0         $25,752       $25,752




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - VIOLENCE AGAINST
WOMEN PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0023200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the vertical prosecution and investigation of serious crimes
   against women, including sexual assault and homicide. This program is currently in its third year of
   operation and is funded through the Office of Criminal Justice Planning. The grant year of this
                                                     th
   program runs off cycle (March 1 to February 28 ) and as a result the proposed budget anticipates
   that the grant will renew in its next cycle. A full fiscal year’s funding is included in the proposal.
   Augmentation funds received in grant year two which have been approved for reallocation into
   grant year three, which overlaps the County fiscal year, are also included in the proposed budget.
   These estimated figures will be revised for the Final Budget process.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will provide vertical prosecution and investigation of serious crimes against women.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $149,645        $156,605         $187,746                 $0      $187,746
Services/Supplies          $457         $30,530          $15,957                 $0       $15,957
Other Charges            $13,401           -$533                $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                   $0       $22,467                 $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                $0       $13,621                 $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $163,503        $222,690         $203,703                 $0      $203,703
Less Revenue           $101,140        $181,570         $176,261                 $0      $176,261
Plus Fund Balance        $36,113        $14,143                 $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost          $26,250        $26,977          $27,442                 $0       $27,442




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY - ELDER ABUSE
PROSECUTION
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget for this program provides for the continuance of the Elder Abuse
   Advocacy Outreach Program. This program represents Stanislaus County’s policy of providing
   total quality, comprehensive and coordinated multi-agency services to its customers. The purpose
   of this grant is to reduce elder abuse, assist victims and hold criminal wrongdoers responsible for
   their actions. The program was initiated in June 1999, and has had some difficulties in startup due
   to changes in volunteer agencies and the coordination of various parties. The Department
   anticipates these problems will be solved and a new cycle of this program will be as successful as
   anticipated.

    The grant is currently in the process of renewal as it follows a grant year of June 1 – May 31, which
    does not match the County fiscal year. The proposed budget anticipates a full fiscal year of
    funding, assuming the program continues into the third grant year. The match requirements are
    provided as in-kind costs from other agencies and there is no cash match burden on the County
    General fund.

    It is requested that the advocate position, currently an extra help Social Worker I, be converted to a
    fulltime-benefited position. There will be no cost to the County General Fund by this action, as the
    grant will fully fund the additional costs. It is anticipated that the extra help Administrative Clerk I
    position will not be utilized in the next grant year. The Coordinator/Interviewer I position remains a
    60 percent time extra help position.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to provide for elder abuse outreach programs. It is recommended that the
   advocate position be converted to a regular, full-time social Worker I position.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Add one Social Worker I position

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL            PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0        $21,554          $59,303                   $0       $59,303
Services/Supplies              $0         $7,641          $14,912                   $0       $14,912
Other Charges                  $0              $30         $1,680                   $0        $1,680
Fixed Assets                   $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing                $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                      $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                    $0        $29,225          $75,895                   $0       $75,895
Less Revenue                   $0        $12,115          $75,895                   $0       $75,895
Plus Fund Balance              $0        $17,110                 $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY – RURAL CRIMES
PREVENTION PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The Rural Crimes Prevention Program, which began in September, 1999 provides for funding for
   the protection and safety of the State’s agricultural industry by creating statewide standards and
   methods of detecting and tracking agrarian crime. It provides for a multi-jurisdictional task force
   and seed funding for each county to begin the process of detection, tracking, prosecution and
   prevention of such crimes.

    Although these funds were released in late 1999, internal difficulties within the State agency
    prevented the request of application to be distributed to authorized counties until late March, 2000.
    As a result, this application is still in process, but it is anticipated that funds will be received as
    requested. The Legislative act mandating this program dictated the funds administered by the
    District Attorney’s office in each county, however, the bulk of the expenditures will be made for the
    Sheriff’s Department.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department can continue to provide for the protection and safety of the State’s agricultural industry.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Two Deputy Sheriff Coroner positions were added based on Board approval of June 6, 2000. No
    positions are requested at this time for the District Attorney’s Office.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                    ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0      $136,855                   $0      $136,855
Services/Supplies              $0              $0       $32,225                   $0       $32,225
Other Charges                  $0              $0       $23,790                   $0       $23,790
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0       $99,755                   $0       $99,755
Other Financing                $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                    $0              $0      $292,625                   $0      $292,625
Less Revenue                   $0              $0      $292,625                   $0      $292,625
Plus Fund Balance              $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0              $0                 $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

DISTRICT ATTORNEY – STATE BOARD OF
CONTROL RESTITUTION PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0023200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The reqeusted base budget provides for the Restitution Program funded by the State Board of
   Control which is designed to help counties collect restitution and fines from convicted offenders.
   The program has been in place in Stanislaus County for less than six months, but is already
   showing signs of being a very successful program. The program is fully funded by the State Board
   of Control and covers the costs of a paralegal, equipment, office supplies, etc. Renewal paperwork
   has been submitted for fiscal year 2000-2001, which includes funds to again fully cover all
   expenses associated with this program. It is anticipated that this program will be renewed.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Restitution Program will continue to aid counties in collecting restitution and fines from convicted
   offenders.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOM M ENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0        $23,127         $51,976                   $0       $51,976
Services/Supplies              $0          $136           $1,000                   $0        $1,000
Other Charges                  $0               $0         $300                    $0            $300
Fixed Assets                   $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0
Other Financing                $0         $1,318                $0                 $0              $0
Equity Transfers               $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0
Intrafund                      $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0
Contracts                      $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0
Contingencies                  $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0


Gross Costs                    $0        $24,581         $53,276                   $0       $53,276
Less Revenue                   $0               $0       $53,276                   $0       $53,276
Plus Fund Balance              $0        $24,581                $0                 $0              $0


Net County Cost                $0               $0              $0                 $0              $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Enterprise Fund

EMERGENCY DISPATCH
Legal Budget Unit 0046000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of Emergency Dispatch 9-1-1 is to save lives and preserves property. Through
    expedient and professional service, we provide the vital link between the emergency needs of the
    community and the public safety responders.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Continue working successfully to fill all existing vacancies to become a fully staffed Department in
   this fiscal year. Ensure a smooth transition with the move to the new dispatch facility and not
   interrupt public safety.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Technology committees continue to analyze the best equipment for the move to the new
   emergency dispatch center; staff a third full-time dispatch position for the Modesto Police
   Department; potential for assuming the ambulance dispatch services contractually with the largest,
   local ambulance provider; expansion of the fire dispatch positions; continued cross-training of
   dispatchers on other positions to benefit from the newly instituted incentive pay program; and
   provide crime statistics to other agencies and businesses.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    To provide the most efficient, expedient and professional emergency service to the community.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Collaborate with the Joint Powers Agency (JPA) for Emergency Dispatch services to ensure
   enhanced efficiency for smooth government operations.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Continue to work toward standardized policy and procedures with regard to dispatch directives;
   provide training for the Modesto Police and Sheriff’s Department sponsored Citizen’s Academy;
   provide dispatch services for Command Posts for several community events; provide statistical
   reports for the user agencies and Dispatch Policy Board; and work with AMR to reduce the
   response time of emergency medical calls.

Model Community Leadership
   Continue to provide presentations to schools and civic groups providing information on protection
   and the 9-1-1 procedures, and continue with the benchmarking process related to customer needs
   and the employee evaluation process pilot program.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The Joint Powers Agency Commission (JPA) approved budget is maintained as part of the County
   budget pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement Between the City of Modesto and the
   County of Stanislaus for Emergency Dispatch Services. The County share of costs for funding
   within this budget is actually contained in the Sheriff’s Department and Office of Emergency
   Services/Fire Warden budgets that in turn reimburse this budget and the Dispatch Capital Project
   budget for costs incurred.

    The requested base budget provides for continued emergency dispatch assistance between the
    public and the emergency services of fire, law enforcement and medical providers as required by
    law. Emergency Dispatch will continue to serve as the 9-1-1 public safety answering point for the
    entire County and the cities of Modesto, Hughson, Riverbank, Patterson, Newman and Waterford.
    The Department will continue to dispatch and screen over two hundred forty three thousand calls a
    year for all twenty-two departments and districts; maintain the 9-1-1 master street address guide;
    maintain the dispatch/CLETS computer system and provide computer access to other departments,
    the nine cities and state agencies.

    Since September 1, 1999 Emergency Dispatch has been under the governance of the newly
    formed City/County Joint Powers Agency (JPA). Under the direction of the JPA decisions will be
    made about the inclusion of other agencies within Dispatch, including ambulance dispatch, as well
    as overall operation of the service. An Advisory Board meets quarterly to consider operational
    matters. Through an agreement the JPA contracts with the County to provide dispatch services.
    The employees remain County employees with the Director appointed by the JPA Commission.

    The Department continues the planning efforts toward the relocation of the operation to the jointly
    owned City/County facility located on Oakdale Road. As the Fall 2000 move approaches, the goal
    for the Department is to insure a smooth transition into the new facility without hampering
    emergency service to the public. This will entail working closely with the vendors to insure the new
    radio, telephone and updated computer aided dispatch (CAD) system is working properly and
    interfaced to provide enhanced services to the public.

    The Advisory Board directed the Department to create an office manager (Manager I) position. The
    work to be assigned includes budgeting, building security for the new facility, recruitment, and
    finance including cost sharing responsibilities. The Department currently has a Manager II position
    authorized that was previously unfunded. Based upon the direction of the Advisory Board that
    position has now been funded at the level of Manager I.

    Discussions continue with American Medical Response concerning joining the Agency, either as a
    partner or under contract. Space is available to accommodate medical dispatching.

Unmet Needs
   There were no unmet needs identified in this budget request.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level all major
   programs, levels of service, customer service and redirection of priorities as determined by the JPA
   Commission will be accomplished. It is recommended that the Manager II position be established
   as a Manager I.




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POLICY ISSUES

   One objective of the JPA and the City of Modesto and the County is to revise the current cost
   sharing formula. This work will be finalized in this fiscal year. This action incorporates the
   Emergency Dispatch budget into the County budget; however, approval is required by the JPA
   Commission. Any changes made by the Commission will be reflected in the final budget

STAFFING IMPACTS
   Reclassify downward the Manager II position to Manager I.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                         ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED          ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL            FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99         FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING            BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $3,097,092       $3,185,930      $3,640,168            $0           $3,640,168
 Services/Supplies          $282,519         $221,860        $557,121            $0             $557,121
 Other Charges              $266,959         $325,816        $354,201            $0             $354,201
 Fixed Assets                $97,084               $0              $0            $0                   $0
 Other Financing          $2,036,405         $191,424              $0            $0                   $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0               $0              $0            $0                   $0
 Intrafund                        $0               $0              $0            $0                   $0
 Contracts                        $0               $0              $0            $0                   $0
 Contingencies                    $0               $0              $0            $0                   $0

 Gross Costs               $5,780,059      $3,925,030       $4,551,490               $0       $4,551,490
 Less Revenue              $4,350,074      $3,483,382       $4,551,490               $0       $4,551,490
 Plus Fund Balance         $1,429,985        $441,648               $0               $0               $0

 Net County Cost                  $0               $0               $0               $0              $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   Since the Department is a 24-hour operation, seven days a week, we are available to our
   customers at all times. The front office has the usual business hours where telephones are
   answered by support clerical staff and transferred to the person being requested. We do not use
   phone trees, nor do we plan to in our new center. Normally, there are many calls for service for our
   system coordinators relating to problems with the CAD system. Should this occur, they need to be
   reached immediately, which is good reason to have clerical staff answer the calls and transfer that
   call to the support staff responsible for the computer. After hours, those calls are referred to the
   dispatch center that answers 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. They, in turn, page the on call
   system coordinator to respond.




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DID YOU KNOW ...

  9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch will provide a 9-1-1 presentation upon request to anyone. We
  continually provide presentations to the public, civic groups, schools and anyone that makes a
  request. We also provide radio and telephone technique classes on proper telephone and radio
  procedures for those agencies that handle difficult callers and departments who utilize radios. We
  handle approximately 400 dispatch calls per year to citizens in Stanislaus County.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Internal Service Fund

EMERGENCY DISPATCH - COUNTY WIDE RADIO
MAINTENANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0046000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued funding of County departments’ radio
   maintenance and parts replacement. The costs associated with this budget unit include
   Department costs, which are not part of the Consolidated Emergency Dispatch Center operations.

Unmet Needs
   No unmet needs are associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   Department radio maintenance expenses, excluding Emergency Dispatch, will be paid through this
   budget unit and charged back to those departments.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Services/Supplies      $137,331        $137,921         $132,321                $0      $132,321
Other Charges              $564            $258           $2,097                $0        $2,097
Fixed Assets                 $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Other Financing              $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Equity Transfers             $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Intrafund                    $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Contracts                    $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
Contingencies                $0              $0               $0                $0            $0

Gross Costs            $137,895        $138,179         $134,418                $0      $134,418
Less Revenue           $103,679        $100,369         $134,418                $0      $134,418
Plus Fund Balance       $34,216         $37,810               $0                $0            $0

Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0              $0             $0




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 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
 General Fund

 CIVIL AND CRIMINAL GRAND JURY
 Legal Budget Unit 0052000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The primary function of the Grand Jury is to provide an unbiased oversight to investigate
    complaints from citizens about the operations of County and City government, school districts and
    special districts, as required by law. The Grand Jury assures citizens that government is operating
    efficiently and in an ethical honest manner. The Grand Jury investigates policies and procedures
    and makes recommendations to improve local government operations.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   The Civil Grand Jury provides an outlet for the public to air grievances regarding the health and
   safety of the community that they feel are not being properly addressed.

Facilitate Economic Development
   The Grand Jury provides oversight to ensure that budgets and regulations are being properly
   adhered to by local agencies; and to investigate and report on the operations, accounts and
   records of the officers, departments and functions of the county.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    The Civil Grand Jury is comprised of nineteen people from diverse backgrounds, representing a
    cross section of the population of Stanislaus County based on geographical location, skills, age,
    sex and ethnic background. Civil grand jurors volunteer to serve for one fiscal year, and they meet
    frequently and put in many hours for the benefit of local government. The Civil Grand Jury provides
    help to the community by acting as their spokesperson. The Grand Jury informs the community
    through the release of a final report that they are either doing an excellent job, or if there is a
    problem, making a recommendation to rectify the situation.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   The Grand Jury investigates inefficiencies in local government. When this objective body attests to
   acceptable performance, they are speaking for the citizens of the county. The citizens are our
   customers and we strive to make sure their complaints are investigated. The Grand Jury is an
   independent body that is free from political bias whom the citizens can turn to if they have concerns
   of wrongdoing. We are the watchdogs of the citizens to assure them that government is honest
   and ethical.

Achieve Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
   The Grand Jury receives cooperation from other agencies during the course of an investigation.

Model Community Leadership
   The stronger the Grand Jury, the more confidence there will be in local government. It shows that
   local government can stand up to scrutiny and is committed to excellence in government.

    To serve as the voice of the people and the conscience of the community. Provide leadership by
    inspiring trust and confidence in local government.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

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Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continuation of all functions of the Civil and Criminal Grand
   Jury. The major portion of the budgeted amount funds the Civil Grand Jury. The remaining budget
   funds the Criminal Grand Jury whose costs vary depending on the number of indictment hearings
   requested by the District Attorney.

Unmet Needs
   Legislation has been introduced to amend Section 890 of the Penal Code relating to Grand Juries.
   This bill would provide for jurors to receive $25.00 a day for each day’s attendance as a Grand
   Juror and the mileage reimbursement applicable to state employees for each mile actually traveled.
   Grand Jurors currently receive $10.00 per meeting and 15 cents a mile one way. If this bill passes,
   the amount currently budgeted for Civil and Criminal Grand Jury fees would be insufficient.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding level will
   provide for continuation of all functions of the Civil and Criminal Grand Jury. During 2000-01 a
   move will be planned for the Grand Jury as part of the County's downtown planning efforts.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the Chief Executive Office continue to monitor the status of the “Papan bill”
   and make any necessary adjustments as part of the final or mid-year budgets.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                        ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $40,092         $48,391         $64,992            $0           $64,992
Services/Supplies           $27,298         $37,328         $39,695            $0           $39,695
Other Charges                $3,147          $4,330          $4,779            $0            $4,779
Fixed Assets                   $860          $1,818              $0            $0                $0
Other Financing              $1,927              $0              $0            $0                $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0              $0            $0                $0
Intrafund                        $0            $763          $1,500            $0            $1,500
Contracts                        $0              $0              $0            $0                $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0              $0            $0                $0

Gross Costs                $73,324          $92,630        $110,966              $0         $110,966
Less Revenue                    $0               $0              $0              $0               $0
Plus Fund Balance               $0               $0              $0              $0               $0

Net County Cost            $73,324          $92,630        $110,966              $0         $110,966

  TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

     The Office of the Grand Jury does not have an automated telephone system.

 DID YOU KNOW ...
     The present Grand Jury system has evolved from the ecclesiastical courts of the Dark Ages,
     beginning in 1164 when Henry II of England impaneled the first sixteen man Grand Jury to remove
     criminal indictments from the hands of the Roman Church. In 1635, the Massachusetts Bay Colony
     impaneled the first American Grand Jury and by 1683, Grand Juries were present in all of the
     colonies.




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182
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
 General Fund

 PROBATION – CASEWORK SERVICES
 Legal Budget Unit 0026100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The Probation Department's mission is to enhance community safety and enforce the law through
    the criminal and juvenile justice systems by providing mandated correctional and probation
    services. The Probation Department is committed to carrying out its legal mandates and
    performing its sworn duties in the most ethical and efficient manner possible. The Department's
    prioritized goals are: 1) protect the public from criminal activity; 2) ensure the integrity of the justice
    system; 3) hold offenders accountable and assist offenders in improving their ability to lead a law-
    abiding life; and, 4) ensure staff safety.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Complete construction to add thirty beds to Juvenile Hall with State Board of Corrections grant
   awarded May 22, 1998, to reduce facility overcrowding; Implement Juvenile Gang Intervention
   supervision caseloads for South and West Modesto areas. Outstation officers with the Sheriff’s
   Office and Modesto Police Department (beginning September 1,1999); Implement Challenge Grant
   II demonstration project to provide services for two hundred eighty five adult probationers currently
   on banked caseloads, also serving children of probationers (beginning July 1, 1999).

Facilitate Economic Development
   Implement consistent Juvenile Hall billing system to increase collections from parents/legal
   guardians; Increase State Department of Transportation contract for services performed by
   Juvenile Work Program crews and; Explore increasing collections for court ordered fines, fees and
   restitution in partnership with the Collections Division of the Treasurer/Tax Collectors Department,
   utilizing wage garnishment and tax refund intercepts.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Outstation probation staff in community locations (schools, police departments, neighborhood
    service centers, etc.) throughout the County to provide better customer service; Develop and
    deliver at least one multi-disciplinary cross system training program with Community Services
    Agency, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Services and other public and private
    provider partners to reduce resource duplication, and better coordinate services to youth and
    families; Begin implementation of a five year plan to provide better services to the Court and
    probationers, and reduce adult and juvenile caseloads by seeking additional staff resources.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Develop and implement a Human Resources Office in the department to manage recruitment,
   hiring, retention; insure compliance with State training mandates; and complete annual staff
   performance evaluations; Complete development of case management automated information
   system in Adult Field Services and management/administration areas; continue to improve existing
   systems in Juvenile Hall and Juvenile Casework; Continue working with Management Information
   Services, Courts and Probation information system contractor (Synovation) to design and
   implement a common criminal justice information sharing system.




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Achieve Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation
   Continue to provide staff support and leadership to multi-agency collaborative including: Children's
   Council; Stanislaus County District Attorney's, Sheriff's and Police Chief's Association; Juvenile
   Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission; Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council; Adult and
   Juvenile Drug Courts; Juvenile diversion agencies; Memorial South Project; Families In Partnership
   (FIP) Collaborative; Development of Countywide neighborhood service centers; Criminal Justice
   Information System (CJIS); and Stanislaus Drug Enforcement (SDEA) Agency.

Model Community Leadership
   Review Juvenile Justice Master Plan to identify and prioritize needs and determine most effective
   use of TANF funds to implement new, "best practices" demonstration programs for juvenile
   offenders.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding to support all mandated casework services such as
   supervision, placement, intake and investigation on a limited basis. The base budget does not
   provide sufficient resources to provide the desired level of service to all clients. Over the past year
   the Probation Department has implemented Challenge Grant II, completed the first strategic
   planning process for the Department and participated in the planned implementation of the
   Domestic Violence Court. The Court, crime victims and offenders demand an increased number of
   probation officers to adequately respond to needs for service. Priorities remain to provide legally
   mandated services to customers and to focus additional resources on prevention, alternatives to
   incarceration and intensive supervision of high-risk offenders.

    Levels of service will remain essentially the same unless the additional staff positions requested as
    part of the Department’s unmet needs are approved.

Unmet Needs
   The Department identified a potential funding shortfall of $263,092 due to increased salary and
   retirement costs. The retirement adjustments made as part of the mid-year adjustment were based
   at the time on actual costs. Vacant positions may have artificially reduced the adjustment due to
   the large number of safety positions, if all the positions are filled this cost could be greater.

    The Department has requested the addition of a Staff Services Coordinator at a cost of $57,433 to
    provide additional administrative support. Currently all fiscal, information technology, building
    maintenance and purchasing matters for the Department are coordinated through and/or are the
    responsibility of the Department’s Administrative Services Manager with the assistance of two
    Accounting Technicians and a Systems and Procedures Analyst III. The goal is to provide
    enhanced effort in these areas to potentially increase revenues and better meet customer needs.

    Five probation officer positions are requested for backfill once the Challenge Grant I funding
    expires to supervise felony child molesters, to supervise convicted child abusers, and two positions
    to supervise domestic violence offenders. Currently one probation officer is assigned to supervise
    more than 200 convicted child molesters. One Deputy Probation Officer II position is requested to
    supervise a felony child abuser caseload of some seventy high-risk offenders. Two Deputy
    Probation Officer II positions are requested to supervise adult domestic violence offenders.
    Currently four probation officers supervise 450 felony domestic violence cases and 600
    misdemeanor domestic violence offenders as well as monitoring the treatment agencies who
    provide mandated counseling and response to victim calls for intervention. The anticipated cost for
    these five positions will be $210,188 this fiscal year.

    One Legal Clerk III position is requested to provide essential support services for the more than
    5,500 adult probationers at a cost of $35,882. This position will free up probation officers to work
    with high risk, minimally supervised offenders.



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    One Deputy Probation Officer III position and one Legal Clerk III position are requested to enforce
    and collect victim restitution, fines and fees. Adult felons owe approximately $3.8 million in
    restitution. Each probationer who pays off their restitution is then assessed fees payable to the
    County. The current contract with the state for restitution services demonstrates that given the
    resources, victim restitution as well as County revenue could be increased. It is projected that the
    cost of these two positions would be $96,237 with a corresponding $75,000 increase in Department
    revenue.

    Increased funding of $11,567 is requested for the cost of reclassifying one Systems and
    Procedures Analyst III; and two Accounting Technician positions.

    Funding to lease-purchase ergonomic furniture at a cost of $60,000 per year for four years is
    requested.

    Also requested is a $12,255 increase in the contract with Hutton House to fund the potential
    funding shortfall for this six-bed shelter facility. The Probation Department currently funds $98,496
    of the program cost and is considered core program funding used to leverage additional revenue,
    particularly federal funds. The Department also requests a $10,793 increase for the Center for
    Human Services contract to provide diversion programs for first-time juvenile offenders.

    While there is no immediate request for funding because of more critical budget issues, an update
    of the Juvenile Justice Master Plan will need to be pursued. Specifically, this would include a
    request for funding for consultant services to coordinate the plan update.

Capital Improvement Projects
   The Department requested $37,420 to paint the buildings at the Probation Department and $20,000
   for sidewalk repair.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding the
   Department will perform the same level of services, although there may be a shortfall in salaries if
   the base budget is not adjusted.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs be approved in the amount of $60,233 for the shortfall in
   probation officers salary costs.        Approximately $270,331 in unmet needs for additional
   administrative support, probation officers for Domestic Violence, staff to enforce and collect victim
   restitution, and the classification requests, if recommended, will be considered as part of the Final
   Budget process, in addition to any potential offsetting revenue. The remaining requested unmet
   needs are not recommended at this time.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Chief Probation Officer identified $757,447 in unmet
    needs. These unmet needs included additional administrative support, probation officers and staff
    to enforce and collect victim restitution, various reclassification requests and the purchase of
    ergonomically correct furniture. The requests were made to increase the overall administrative
    support in the Department, particularly in the area of revenue collection and grant accounting and
    to address the large probation officer workloads. These unmet needs have now been considered
    during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following funding is included in the Final
    Budget Addendum.


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    Salaries & Benefits:           Increase appropriations for expenditures for a total of $207,305 to fund
                                   the retirement salary shortfall ($149,872) and to fund the addition of a
                                   new Accountant II position ($57,433). The new position will insure that
                                   all possible revenue is retained by the Department and will provide
                                   additional administrative support for the Department. Funding for the
                                   reclassification of one Accounting Technician to Accountant I and one
                                   Account Clerk II to Account Clerk III at a total cost of $3,214 will be
                                   absorbed in the Department’s budget.

    Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations for expenditures $50,000 to fund ergonomic
                                   office furniture for the Department.

    Funding Source(s):             It is recommended that the additional costs of $257,305 be funded
                                   from Proposition 172 growth.

    The increased funding will insure that Department salaries are funded appropriately and include the
    full retirement costs associated with the change last year which charges a different and higher
    employer rate for safety retirement members. In addition, the Department will be able to meet
    contract management and revenue capturing demands to which current staff are not able to devote
    sufficient time. Both recommendations will further the Board of Supervisor’s goal and priority of a
    Safe and Healthy Community. Finally, the recommendations will fund a portion of the Department’s
    furniture needs consistent with the directive of the County Safety Officer.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    Add one position of Accountant II; reclassify one Accounting Technician to Accountant I and one
    Account Clerk II to Account Clerk III.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.

                                                           ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED         ADOPTED
                           ACTUAL         ACTUAL          PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL          FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION           FY 98-99       FY 99-00         BUDGET          FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $4,669,108     $4,857,754       $5,525,798       $207,305        $5,733,103
Services/Supplies              $707,793       $580,545        $699,886         $50,000          $749,886
Other Charges                  $288,384       $361,009        $282,580              $0          $282,580
Fixed Assets                   $276,504        $49,487        $125,000              $0          $125,000
Other Financing                $378,827       $428,077               $0             $0                $0
Equity Transfers                     $0             $0               $0             $0                $0
Intrafund                       $71,334        $77,081          $68,000             $0           $68,000
Contracts                            $0             $0               $0             $0                $0
Contingencies                        $0             $0               $0             $0                $0

Gross Costs                  $6,391,951      $6,353,953      $6,701,264         $257,305       $6,958,569
Less Revenue                 $2,725,506      $3,193,676      $2,666,004               $0       $2,666,004
Plus Fund Balance                    $0              $0              $0               $0               $0

Net County Cost              $3,666,445      $3,160,278      $4,035,260         $257,305       $4,292,565




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TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

  The telephone system at County Center V does not provide an efficient resource to the Probation
  Department or our customers. We have completed a preliminary study to evaluate the existing
  system and potential for upgrade as well as to determine alternatives and costs for replacement.
  Several problems impact the use of the existing system:
      1. The voice mail feature requires the user to manually activate the voice mail rather than the
          normal automatic response when “away” or “busy” that more current systems provide.
      2. The number of lines available on the existing switch has exceeded its capacity, and
          additional equipment has to be purchased and installed to enable the addition of new lines.
      3. The automated attendant provided on the current system is not responsive to our needs
          and is difficult to reprogram.

  Three options have been identified to correct these problems:
      1. Upgrade the existing switch
      2. Buy a Fugitsu PBX switch
      3. Convert the system to Centrex/Pacific Bell

DID YOU KNOW …

  Total Departmental collections increased from $446,159 in FY 97-98 to $647,976 in FY 98-99 for a
  45.2% increase in one year due to the implementation of the CASE management system
  (accounting module) and the outstanding efforts of the accounting staff.

  The Juvenile Kinship Program targets wards at extreme risk for out of home placement. Through
  the efforts of the probation officer, 25 wards did not go into foster home care, resulting in a cost
  avoidance of $42,000.




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188
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

PROBATION - JUVENILE INSTITUTIONS
Legal Budget Unit 0026200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the 118 bed rated Juvenile Hall Facility. The capacity of
   Juvenile Hall now includes the thirty-bed addition, which was recently dedicated. The 2000-2001
   base budget for Juvenile Hall was increased by $1,054,014 for additional staffing and operations
   costs associated with the new thirty bed units. The Proposed Budget recommends funding these
   additional costs with Proposition 172 funds.

   Also at the base level of funding the Day Commitment and Electronic Monitoring programs will
   continue at the current level of service. These programs have been extremely successful in
   alleviating Hall overcrowding, with both programs at capacity. The addition of an intake officer to
   work evenings and weekends in order to expedite the appropriate release from custody has
   positively impacted the Hall population. Challenge Grant I and Challenge Grant II provide many
   intervention services for youth and their families. These are two research grants that have provided
   additional services to children and families in specifically targeted groups.

   The base budget also reflects the reinstatement of state revenue for the School Lunch Program in
   the amount of $9,000.

   The Juvenile Justice Master Plan described the need for ninety additional Juvenile Hall beds.
   Construction was recently completed for the thirty bed expansion using a $2 million Violent
   Offender Grant. Planning is currently in process for a second, Special Needs Housing Unit. A
   $3.006 million grant was awarded to the County from the Board of Corrections for this expansion
   project. The total County cash match for the Special Needs Housing Unit is $1.345 million. In
   March 2000, the Board of Supervisors approved proceeding with design and construction of the
   Special Needs Housing Unit. Of the $1.345 million County cash match, $400,000 was transferred
   from the 1999-2000 budget. $945,000 will be included in the Final Budget, either recommended
   from the Reserve Fund, or if additional one time funding is provided to counties as part of the State
   Budget process.

Unmet Needs
   A number of unmet needs were identified, each consistent with the general directives of the
   Juvenile Justice Master Plan.

   One additional Senior Group Supervisor position is requested for a total cost of $66,791. This
   position is intended to address the high supervisor to staff ratio that currently exists. The
   Department requested an additional $3,000 to cover the cost of the upgrade of a vacant Group
   Supervisor II to Senior Group Supervisor approved by the Board during the 1999-2000 mid-year
   fiscal review.




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   Two Group Supervisor II positions and two caged vehicles ($140,960) are requested to improve the
   staffing of the Home Supervision Program. Currently the program is out of compliance with state
   law (WIC 841) which mandates a home supervision caseload of not more than 10 minors per
   officer. Electronic monitoring staff is trying to cover this caseload, which is difficult. This program is
   considerably less expensive than an in custody solution for these minors and, it also helps alleviate
   the overcrowding.

   The Department identified an unmet need of $49,855 in salary costs. This is for the increased
   funding for the new thirty-bed addition. Increased retirement costs were not factored into the base
   budget adjustment

   Also requested is consideration for an increase in two Juvenile Hall fees:

       1. Welfare and Institutions Code 903 empowers County Boards of Supervisors to set the
          amount charged to parents and legal guardians for food, clothing, medical and personal
          expenses of minors detained or committed to Juvenile Hall. The Department is currently
          authorized to bill $7.18 a day, however, the billing could be $18.77 a day. In order to
          recoup the maximum allowable costs of Juvenile Hall inmates, the Department requests
          the Board of Supervisors establish a public hearing to set the daily fee at $18.77. The
          potential increase in revenue is anticipated to be $25,000 annually.
       2. The second fee is the juvenile record sealing application fee. For some time the
          Department has used a sliding scale from $30 to $75 based on the petitioner’s monthly
          income with no verification of the applicant’s stated salary. Upon application, a probation
          officer is assigned to conduct criminal history checks as part of the investigation and then
          to prepare a court report. Only the court can seal a juvenile record. Over the last twenty-
          two months, one hundred seventy-eight persons applied for a record sealing. The
          Department collected $6,763 in revenue. The vast majority (one hundred twenty-four) paid
          only $30, which does not cover the costs for the probation investigation and processing.
          Assuming all applicants paid $75, the revenue would have been $9,806 an increase of
          $3,045. In the interest of equitable application fees and recouping costs for processing the
          requests, the Department is requesting the fee change.

Capital Improvement Projects
   The Department included the addition of the new 36 bed Special Needs Housing unit that will be
   funded through a $3.6 million grant from the Board of Corrections and an additional $1.345 million
   in General Fund contributions. This project has been approved by previous Board action and
   additional funding will be considered as part of the final budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET

Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base budget level be approved. At this funding level the 118
   bed rated capacity will be funded, this includes the increased staffing and operational costs
   associated with the new 30-bed unit. Also funded are the alternative to custody programs.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that unmet needs in the amount of $3,000 be approved for the upgrade of the
   Group Supervisor position to Senior Group Supervisor that was approved at mid-year. The
   remaining $257,606 in unmet needs will be considered as part of the Final Budget process.

   It's further recommended that the two fee increases be set for public hearing.




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POLICY ISSUES

  Juvenile crime continues to be a major concern not only for our community but nationwide. While
  the Juvenile Justice Master Plan presented a balanced approach to address crime, this budget
  already includes a major investment in resources to staff and operation of the new thirty-bed unit.
  The construction of the second Special Needs Unit requires a $1.345 million contribution from the
  County for the capital costs, however, the greater issue is the ongoing operational and staffing
  costs, which are projected to exceed $1.1 million. As a result a significant portion of local
  discretionary revenue, like Proposition 172 growth funds will need to be directed to Juvenile
  Justice.

STAFFING IMPACTS

  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the Proposed Budget process, it was recommended that $257,606 of the requested unmet
  needs for this budget be reviewed with the final budget. They include the addition of a Senior
  Group Supervisor position at a cost of $66,791, the addition of two Group Supervisors to staff the
  Home Supervision Program and two caged vehicles at a cost of $140,960 and $49,855 in salary
  costs related to the increased retirement rates that were not applied to the additional staff hired to
  house the new thirty bed addition.

  The Department also requested funding to insure the match obligation for the new 36-bed Special
  Needs Housing Unit (currently in the design process) would be included in the amount of
  $1,345,000. Four hundred thousand dollars of the costs was previously budgeted and is included
  in the capital project budget. The final budget identifies funding for the $945,000 remaining portion
  of the County cost in the Plant Acquisition budget.

  The remaining unmet needs have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a
  result, the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total amount of $16,782
                               to cover the impact of anticipated retirement costs.

  Plant Acquisition:           Increase appropriations for expenditures in the total amount of
                               $945,000 to fund the County match to the Board of Corrections funding
                               for the construction cost of the new 36-bed Special Needs Housing
                               Unit.

  Funding Source:              The increased salary shortfall cost will be funded by the General Fund
                               from Proposition 172 growth. The County share of the construction
                               cost will be funded by Tobacco Tax Settlement funds.

  The recommendation to fund the anticipated budget shortfall should enable the Department to
  remain within existing budget appropriations for staffing related costs and to ensure the Board’s
  stated goal and priority of a Safe and Healthy Community is reached. The remaining unmet needs
  will not be funded at this time. It is recognized that additional supervisory staff support may be
  necessary at Juvenile Hall and will be considered for possible Proposition 172 funding should
  additional growth materialize at mid-year. Finally the commitment of funds for the Special Needs
  Housing Unit is consistent with the Juvenile Justice Master Plan and will be an additional step in
  addressing juvenile justice needs in our community to further the Board’s goal of a Safe and
  Healthy Community.




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STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                          ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL         FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $3,251,595       $3,379,333      $4,534,884        $16,782       $4,551,666
 Services/Supplies           $491,471         $546,905        $639,003             $0         $639,003
 Other Charges               $655,942         $682,577        $688,590             $0         $688,590
 Fixed Assets                 $57,987          $34,150         $52,700             $0          $52,700
 Other Financing             $194,690         $250,760              $0             $0               $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0              $0             $0               $0
 Intrafund                   $425,329         $406,611        $371,040             $0         $371,040
 Contracts                         $0               $0              $0             $0               $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0              $0             $0               $0

 Gross Costs               $5,077,014       $5,300,336       $6,286,217       $16,782       $6,302,999
 Less Revenue                $436,649         $447,586         $390,700            $0         $390,700
 Plus Fund Balance                 $0               $0               $0            $0               $0

 Net County Cost           $4,640,364       $4,852,750       $5,895,517       $16,782       $5,912,299



DID YOU KNOW …

   There were a total of 40 days lost from on the job injuries in FY 98/99.

   There have been only 8 days lost from on the job injuries in FY 99/00 to date (April 25, 2000)




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

PROBATION - ADULT DRUG COURT
Legal Budget Unit 0026300


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Stanislaus County Drug Court Program is to hold accountable and treat non-
    violent substance abuse offenders through an intensive program that embraces the principles of
    personal and frequent judicial intervention, a highly structured treatment program, a system of
    graduated rewards and sanctions for participants with an emphasis on maintaining family structure.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the County Adult Drug Court Program, which has been in
   existence since June 1995. The Program was initially funded as a pilot project by the Board of
   Supervisors, to address pregnant, substance abusers involved in the criminal justice system for
   non-violent, generally drug related crimes. Upon Board direction, staff has actively sought out grant
   funding to expand the program so that it is able to serve a maximum caseload of 150 participants.
   In fiscal year 1998-1999, the Board agreed to continue funding for 1.5 positions, formerly funded
   under the exhausted 96 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant funding. At the end of fiscal year
   1998-1999, funding for the Federal Drug Court Implementation grant was exhausted although a
   two-year continuation grant has been awarded. This is the last year of funding for this grant. In
   addition, the Department of Mental Health successfully applied for and received funding through the
   Department of Alcohol and Drug for a three-year grant, in the amount of approximately $125,000 a
   year. This fiscal year represents the second year of funding for this grant. The Drug Enforcement
   Agency, through the Byrne Grant, has agreed to continue partial funding for a probation officer in
   the amount of $39,885 for fiscal year 2000-2001.

    Adult Drug Court continues to be an effective program in deterring crime and in improving the
    health and safety of the community. Since the program’s inception 706 participants have been
    admitted to the program with 209 successful discharges and 376 participants who have
    unsuccessfully terminated the program. To date 15 discharged participants have re-offended.
    There are currently 123 participants in the program. The greatest success continues to be the 26
    drug free babies born to Drug Court participants. If these mothers would have been abusing drugs
    at the time of their delivery, the potential cost to the community if only half of these children were
    born toxic would have been $6 million. The program contributed to the avoidance of these potential
    costs as well as the higher long-term costs associated with children born addicted to their mother’s
    drugs.

    Many Drug Court participants have been successful in getting their children back. Often their
    children are in foster care. Not only is reunification invaluable to all family members, but there is
    the added benefit of the potential cost avoidance by these children leaving placement to return to
    their family.

    Drug Court has also proven to be valuable in assisting participants return to the workforce. Of 209
    participants graduating from the program. 121 became employed and 52 maintained previous
    employment.

    Although over half of the Drug Court budget is funded by the General Fund, the program continues
    to be a cost effective, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of substance abuse and the

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    prevention of crime related to the abuse, while reuniting families and often returning participants to
    the workforce.

Unmet Needs
   The Department has identified a $16,277 in unmet needs as an increased contribution toward
   County Match. It appears that this is due to the increased safety retirement costs, the salary
   increases granted to the Deputy Probation Officers as well as an additional salary increase
   approved for the Substance Abuse Counselors.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   services will continue to be provided to current participants in the program as well as new enrollees.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet need be approved in the amount of $9,766 for the increased cost
   of safety retirement, and the salary increases not included in the base adjustment. The remaining
   portion of the unmet need is not recommended at this time.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                               ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED           ADOPTED
                          ACTUAL          ESTIMATED           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL            FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET         FUNDING            BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits            $456,429         $454,554           $516,199            $0             $516,199
 Services/Supplies             $87,581         $127,816           $128,500            $0             $128,500
 Other Charges                 $16,181          $17,529            $19,543            $0              $19,543
 Fixed Assets                   $8,332               $0                 $0            $0                   $0
 Other Financing               $30,744         -$63,337                 $0            $0                   $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                 $0            $0                   $0
 Intrafund                          $0               $0                 $0            $0                   $0
 Contracts                          $0               $0                 $0            $0                   $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                 $0            $0                   $0

 Gross Costs                  $599,266         $536,562           $664,242              $0           $664,242
 Less Revenue                 $317,657         $215,649           $299,885              $0           $299,885
 Plus Fund Balance            $104,109         -$30,542                 $0              $0                 $0

 Net County Cost              $177,500         $351,455           $364,357              $0           $364,357



DID YOU KNOW...
    Total jail bed days avoided in FY98-99 (last full year that figures are available): 36,730




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

PROBATION - OFFICE OF GRAFFITI ABATEMENT
Legal Budget Unit 0026259


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides sufficient funding to maintain the existing services including
   elimination of graffiti from public and private property in the unincorporated areas of the County.
   The Office provides graffiti removal, community outreach, ordinance enforcement and program
   development. During fiscal year 1999-2000, 1,682 cases of graffiti were identified and referred to
   the abatement program with 1,682 of those cases resulting in eradication of graffiti and zero still
   pending. While it is not possible to determine the number of incidents actually perpetrated by
   juveniles, the number of juvenile graffiti offenders referred to Probation are often referred to the
   CalTrans roadside cleanup project. Referrals by Supervisorial districts are as follows: District 1 -
   163; District 2 – 218; District 3 - 308; District 4 - 131; and District 5 - 862.

    Requested funding will continue the part-time painter to provide broader coverage of painting
    responsibilities and to allow the Graffiti Abatement Officer to continue to devote time to community
    awareness projects.

Unmet needs
   There are no unmet needs in this budget request.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   elimination of graffiti from public and private properties in the unincorporated areas of the County
   will continue in addition to community awareness services.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   REQUESTED       REQUESTED RECOMMENDED RECOMMENDED
                    ACTUAL         ESTIMATED          BASE           UNMET      UNMET      PROPOSED
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET          NEEDS      NEEDS       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits        $52,267         $97,903        $100,593            $0         $0      $100,593
Services/Supplies        $56,944         $30,914         $27,370            $0         $0       $27,370
Other Charges             $8,164         $10,340         $10,820            $0         $0       $10,820
Fixed Assets              $8,695         $11,400         $10,000            $0         $0       $10,000
Other Financing               $0              $0              $0            $0         $0            $0
Equity Transfers              $0              $0              $0            $0         $0            $0
Intrafund                     $0              $0              $0            $0         $0            $0
Contracts                     $0              $0              $0            $0         $0            $0
Contingencies                 $0              $0              $0            $0         $0            $0

Gross Costs            $126,070         $150,557        $148,783           $0           $0      $148,783
Less Revenue                $32               $0              $0           $0           $0            $0
Plus Fund Balance            $0               $0              $0           $0           $0            $0

Net County Cost        $126,038         $150,557        $148,783           $0           $0      $148,783



DID YOU KNOW
    1,708 graffiti cases were addressed last year, an increase of more than 400 over the 1,303 cases in
    FY97-98




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

PROBATION - CHALLENGE GRANT- IDEA PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0026329


MISSION STATEMENT
   While there is no required mission statement for this State grant, the goal is to determine, through
   the use of experimental and control groups of low risk juvenile offenders, whether enhanced
   interventions will deter entry into the juvenile justice system.

STRATEGIC PLAN
   The grant requires collection of 57 separate variables to determine if program goals are met.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides first time juvenile offenders with diversion, family counseling
   and recreational services in targeted areas of the County. The goal of this grant funded, research
   program is to reduce the number of minors who re-offend and to reduce the criminal justice system
   costs associated with repeated delinquent behavior. The State Board of Corrections grant was
   effective in May 1997. The hard match for this grant is supported by Temporary Assistance for
   Needy Families (TANF) revenues and provides a Supervising Probation Officer position to oversee
   the grant program and other related juvenile probation programs. Funding for this grant will be
   exhausted on June 30, 2001.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs in this budget request

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. This will continue this grant funded
   research program and its targeted services for another year.

POLICY ISSUES
   The Department has already begun to plan for the transition of positions and/or staff once grant
   funding is exhausted.

STAFFING IMPACTS

   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the Probation Department's Challenge Grant I budget was
    recommended at the base funding level of $297,626. Subsequently, the Department received
    notice from the Board of Corrections that it would be receiving additional funding from the
    Legislature to enable Stanislaus County to continue its Challenge Grant I program for an entire
    fourth year

    Salaries & Benefits:          Increase appropriations for expenditures in the amount of $110,468
                                  representing increases in salaries and benefits.

    Services & Supplies:          Increase appropriations for expenditures in the net amount of
                                  $111,911 for an increase in contract services.

    Other Charges:                Increase appropriations for expenditures in the amount of $206
                                  representing increases in Department billings and DOVE costs.

    Funding Source:               These increases will be funded by the State of California Board of
                                  Corrections, by action of the State Legislature.

    This will enable the Challenge Grant program to continue for a fourth year to determine whether
    enhanced interventions will deter entry into the juvenile justice system. This will fulfill the Board of
    Supervisor's priority of a safe, healthy community.

    There are no further changes to this budget unit at this time.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.
                                                            ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED          ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL            PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL           FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET         FUNDING           BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           $192,309         $186,450          $104,944       $110,468           $215,412
Services/Supplies           $213,437         $247,754          $185,388       $111,911           $297,299
Other Charges                 $4,747          $11,422            $7,294          $206              $7,500
Fixed Assets                      $0               $0                $0             $0                 $0
Other Financing              $14,059          $15,132                $0             $0                 $0
Equity Transfers                  $0               $0                $0             $0                 $0
Intrafund                         $0               $0                $0             $0                 $0
Contracts                         $0               $0                $0             $0                 $0
Contingencies                     $0               $0                $0             $0                 $0

Gross Costs                 $424,552         $460,758          $297,626         $222,585         $520,211
Less Revenue                $474,059         $394,612          $297,626         $222,585         $520,211
Plus Fund Balance           -$49,507          $66,146                $0               $0               $0

Net County Cost                   $0               $0                $0               $0               $0


DID YOU KNOW…
    480 youth have been served in this program since its inception.



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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

PUBLIC DEFENDER
Legal Budget Unit 0027000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Public Defender's Office is to provide vigorous and effective representation of
    indigents. The Public Defender's Office duties are mandated by the United States and State of
    California Constitutions and statutes enacted by the California Legislature. The Public Defender's
    Office represents clients accused of crimes, those involved in dependency matters, those accused
    of criminal contempt and people who are facing involuntarily mental health commitment.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   The County criminal justice system is principally responsible for the protection of our community
   from crime. The values of our society require that people accused of crime be afforded counsel.
   The Public Defender represents the vast majority of those people accused of crimes. In July 1999
   the office added a deputy public defender position dedicated to vertical representation of those
   clients being prosecuted under the District Attorney's career criminal grant.

Promote Economic Development
   The community's sense of how well the criminal justice system is operating directly effects their
   perception of how large a problem crime is in our County. This in turn helps people determine
   whether or not this is a desirable area in which to live. Our continued vigorous representation of
   our clients adds to the integrity of the justice system.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    One of the overriding goals of this office is to provide representation in a cost-effective yet service-
    oriented manner. Attention to the needs of the clients this office serves result in more cooperation
    from the clients, and with that comes a better level of representation. In March 2000 the office
    requested an increase in the number of staff assigned to represent juvenile defendants involved in
    juvenile justice.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   The overall efficiency of the criminal justice system is increased when all the agencies involved
   seek to cooperate to the fullest extent ethically possible. Open communication and cooperation
   with other agencies is in the best interests of the client and community. This office will continue to
   seek early resolution of criminal cases whenever it is possible.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   As one of the largest law offices in the County, the Public Defender has the responsibility and the
   experience to act as a leader within the legal community. This office will also act as a strong voice
   for the accused through our involvement with and support of programs like the Drug Court and
   other alternatives to simple incarceration. Representatives of the office will meet regularly with
   other members of the criminal justice system to head off problems and streamline procedures.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for continued legal representation of indigent persons in
   Stanislaus County. The Department does not anticipate any major change in overall operations for
   the upcoming fiscal year. The Department anticipates a possible shortfall in funding for Salaries,
   which could result in a limit on the number and frequency of Court appearances.

Unmet Needs
   Of the 29 attorneys on staff, 19 are currently compensated at the lower end of the salary range
   assigned to the attorney classification leaving a potential shortfall of up to $85,000 in unfunded step
   increases.

    During the 1999-2000 mid fiscal year review, authorization was granted to add a Deputy Public
    Defender IV position to be assigned to the Juvenile Court. The cost of the position for a full fiscal
    year is $65,000. The position is to be funded from revenue received by the Public Defender’s
    Office from the Superior Court for representation in child dependency cases. The base budget
    needs to be adjusted for both the revenue and expense of this new position.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding, the
   Department will continue to provide representation of indigent persons in Stanislaus County.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that unmet needs be approved in the amount of $78,926 with $65,000 in
   offsetting revenue to fund the additional attorney position as well as a portion of the potential salary
   shortfall. This budget will be reviewed at mid-year to evaluate whether the salary shortfall as
   predicted materializes.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Fund an existing Deputy Public Defender IV position previously approved by the Board.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the Public Defender expressed the need for additional
    personnel costs of $85,000 for anticipated shortfalls in unfunded salary costs. This unmet need
    has now been considered during this Final Budget. It is recommended that due to the fact the
    Department states this shortfall is largely due to step increases, and typically these are not funded
    in Department budgets, a review of the overall status of this budget be conducted at mid-year to
    determine if a shortfall will materialize at year-end.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET

    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $2,766,805      $2,937,361      $3,169,544            $0     $3,169,544
Services/Supplies        $319,056        $264,215        $404,859            $0       $404,859
Other Charges            $112,395        $121,615        $112,660            $0       $112,660
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0            $0             $0
Other Financing          $220,115        $197,070              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                $174,564        $171,165         $66,790            $0        $66,790
Contracts                      $0              $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs            $3,592,935      $3,691,428      $3,753,853            $0     $3,753,853
Less Revenue             $299,951        $305,962        $441,915            $0       $441,915
Plus Fund Balance              $0              $0              $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost        $3,292,984      $3,385,466      $3,311,938            $0     $3,311,938



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Public Defender does not have an automated phone system.




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202
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001

 CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
 General Fund

 PUBLIC DEFENDER - INDIGENT DEFENSE
 Legal Budget Unit 0027500


STRATEGIC PLAN

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   This fund pays for indigent defense services for those individuals who cannot be represented by the
   Public Defender. Discussions are continuing among the courts, conflicts firms, and the public
   defender to facilitate the Juvenile Court's needs for attorney services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for a continuation of legal defense services for those indigent
   individuals charged with a crime who cannot be represented by the Public Defender due to a legal
   conflict of interest. Approximately 58% of the budget is paid to two local law firms that are under
   contract with the County to represent indigents when the Public Defender is prevented from doing
   so due to a conflict. Approximately 10% of the funds are spent on the investigation of indigent
   cases handled by the private bar (excluding the two conflict firms). The remaining portion of the
   funding is used to pay expert costs and for attorney fees in those cases where private counsel is
   appointed because of a legal conflict of interest that bars the Public Defender and the two contract
   firms from representing the individual.

    The base budget was adjusted $7,080 to cover the increase to the contract cost for one of the two
    conflict firms, negotiated and approved by the Board in 1998.

Unmet Needs
   The current contract with the Conflicts I firm is due to expire on June 30, 2000. Due to the large
   increase approved for the private bar last fiscal year, the conflict firm requested a similar level of
   increase be granted for the services they provide. It was pointed out that private appointment to
   cases on an hourly basis would be more lucrative than the fixed rate contract. A review of the costs
   and related issues indicate that an 11% increase in the contract is warranted, covering a two-year
   extension. In order for both Conflict firms to have similar timing of their contracts, and to insure
   equity between both firms, it was determined that a similar level increase should be included for
   Conflicts II as well, with a corresponding extension to that contract. The increased costs for both
   contracts will be $77,800. The base budget already includes $7,080 of the cost, however, the
   budget would have to be increased to absorb the remaining $70,720 in increased contract costs. It
   is recommended that this cost be offset by budgeting $70,720 in revenue received from the
   Superior Court for dependency matters, which both of these firms handle as part of the contract.

    A second issue concerns a requirement by the court that increased attorney hours be supplied by
    these firms to cover juvenile matters by both firms five days a week. It is likely that eventually the
    court will receive additional funding to cover increased County costs associated with handling
    dependency matters, however, it is unlikely this would occur in the current fiscal year. Any budget
    adjustment would likely occur in fiscal year 2001-2002. While discussions have occurred with the
    Court, the Public Defender and the Conflict firms over this matter, it has not been resolved.
    Potentially this increase in services provided could represent an increased cost of $50,000 a year
    to the Indigent Defense fund.



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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level legal defense
   services for those indigent individuals charged with a crime who cannot be represented by the
   Public Defender due to a legal conflict of interest will continue.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs be approved in the amount of $70,720 with offsetting
   revenue for the increased cost of the conflict contracts. The remaining $50,000 in unmet needs will
   be considered as part of the Final Budget process.

POLICY ISSUES
    By the close of fiscal year 1999-2000 this budget may exceed appropriations by $100,000. In fiscal
    year 1998-1999 the budget was exceeded by $215,000 over the budgeted amount. In both fiscal
    years expenses for capital cases appointed to the private bar have had a direct impact on the
    expenditure of funds. The fund is driven by the type and number of criminal cases that are filed
    within the County and the type and number of cases that go to the private bar following a
    declaration of a legal conflict of interest. The Public Defender believes that the number of high
    profile and expensive cases should not be at the level equivalent to the past two years. This fund
    must be closely managed, and a review of the status of costs will be conducted as part of the mid-
    year review.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the Public Defender requested unmet needs in the amount of
    $50,000 in anticipated increases for additional coverage of juvenile matters by the conflicts law
    firms. Following a review at the Final Budget process, it is anticipated that this expense may be
    reduced to approximately $30,000. While it is likely that eventually the Superior Court may receive
    additional funding to cover this increased cost, it is unlikely that this will occur in this fiscal year.

    At the close of last fiscal year, this budget exceeded appropriations by approximately $90,000; at
    the close of the 1998-1999 fiscal year, budgeted appropriations were exceeded by $215,000.
    Expenses in this fund are driven by the kind and number of criminal matters defended, and for the
    past two fiscal years, the unanticipated and uncontrollable expenses for capital cases have had a
    direct impact on expenditure of funds.

    The Public Defender believes that high profile and thus expensive cases should not rise to the level
    of the last two years; however, this fund should be closely managed. During this Final Budget
    process, the following is recommended in the Final Budget Addendum:

    The amount of unmet needs, and the general status of expenditures should be reviewed and
    considered during the Mid Year Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                     ADOPTED       RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED        ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits           -$21             $0               $0              $0             $0
Services/Supplies     $1,407,676     $1,342,451       $1,340,150              $0     $1,340,150
Other Charges                 $0            $23               $0              $0             $0
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0               $0              $0             $0
Other Financing               $0             $0               $0              $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0               $0              $0             $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0               $0              $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0               $0              $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0               $0              $0             $0

Gross Costs           $1,407,656     $1,342,474       $1,340,150              $0     $1,340,150
Less Revenue             -$3,659             $0          $70,720              $0        $70,720
Plus Fund Balance             $0             $0               $0              $0             $0

Net County Cost       $1,411,315     $1,342,474       $1,269,430              $0     $1,269,430




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

PUBLIC DEFENDER - VERTICAL DEFENSE OF
INDIGENTS
Legal Budget Unit 0027000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for a grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, which
   was effective July 1, 1999. The grant funds a Deputy Public Defender in support of the program
   which provides vertical defense of indigents in cases in which the District Attorney files career
   criminal charges and the Court appoints the Public Defender to represent the individual charges.
   Stanislaus County was only one of six counties in California to be awarded funding.

   The Public Defender has applied for a renewal of the grant and it is anticipated to receive second
   year funding for the program.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET

Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to provide vertical defense of indigents.

STAFFING IMPACTS

   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0        $59,922         $94,956            $0        $94,956
Services/Supplies              $0            $62          $3,901            $0         $3,901
Other Charges                  $0            $20              $0            $0             $0
Fixed Assets                   $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Other Financing                $0         $1,444              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contracts                      $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs                    $0       $61,447          $98,857            $0        $98,857
Less Revenue                   $0       $15,955          $98,857            $0        $98,857
Plus Fund Balance              $0       $45,492               $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost                $0            $0              $0             $0            $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

SHERIFF - ADMINISTRATION
Legal Budget Unit 0028100


MISSION STATEMENT
    We the members of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, are dedicated to serve and protect
    the community through the highest standard of professionalism and ethical conduct by
    ENFORCEMENT, PREVENTION, and EDUCATION in partnership with our community.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Continue to provide and develop innovative crime prevention and interdiction programs.
   Establish a program to meet the law enforcement needs of Stanislaus County by promoting
   community involvement and partnerships.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Develop effective internal and external communications to fulfill obligations and accountability to the
   Department and the diverse community.
   Strive to provide the best recruitment, training and career development opportunities.
   Strive to effectively allocate resources to meet the law enforcement needs of our community.

Model Community Leadership
   Explore all new innovative ideas and concepts.
   In collaborations with community partners, we will provide the highest level of service to meet
   diverse community needs.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the major programs administered by the Sheriff’s
   Administration unit. The level of service will suffer due to the ongoing shortage of clerical support
   staff and the need to reduce training funds in order to meet the base budget amount. The
   Administration unit has supported the entire Department for fiscal information, training, payroll,
   recruitment, backgrounds and professional standards for all Sheriff’s Department employees.

    Upon adoption of the 1999-2000 fiscal year budget the Board approved an additional $630,000 in
    appropriations to the Sheriff’s Department, a portion of which was allocated to this budget. At mid-
    year an additional $12,000 was transferred from Appropriations for Contingencies to fund overtime
    costs associated with the Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center. The base budget
    for this fiscal year includes $19,660 for increased salary and health insurance costs. Also included
    is $25,500 for an additional Confidential Assistant II position approved at mid-year.




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    The Sheriff’s Department including Administration is comprised of eleven budget units including
    Operations, Detention, Court Security, Standards and Training-Corrections (STC), Ray Simon
    Regional Criminal Justice Training Center, CAL ID Program, Sheriff’s Dedicated Revenue budget,
    Education Life Skills (ELSE), HIDTA, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The HIDTA and Drug
    Enforcement Agency were established during fiscal year 1999-2000. The Sheriff’s Dedicated
    Revenue budget, the ELSE Program and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area grant (HIDTA)
    are funded with dedicated revenue, which is currently carried over from last year for this fiscal year.
    For this reason, these programs are not included as part of the budget document.

Unmet Needs
   A number of unmet needs were identified in this budget. Included is a request to increase
   appropriations and revenues in this budget for a previously authorized Accountant II position that is
   funded by the HIDTA federal grant. This amounts to $58,700 with a commensurate amount of
   revenue.

    A new position of Confidential Assistant II approved at mid-year reflected only nine months of
    salary and benefit costs. The Department is requesting an $8,500 adjustment to the base budget
    to reflect a full twelve months of salary and benefit costs.

    Funding is requested to cover increased workers compensation costs associated with management
    and confidential employee pay for performance, and $9,960 for cash out costs for long term
    employees.

    The Department is requesting a new Confidential Assistant II position at a cost of $24,200
    assuming nine months only of salary and benefit costs to assist with the training and backgrounds
    units and to provide clerical support for recruitment activities. Also requested is a new Accountant I
    position at a projected cost of $30,340 for nine months of the fiscal year, with an anticipated
    $20,000 in increased revenue. The position is requested to provide additional accounting support,
    primarily in the area SB 90 state mandated claims processing and to perform fiscal monitoring of
    several ongoing grants each year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level major
   programs administered by the unit will continue, although with difficulty due to the shortage of
   clerical support.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet need be approved in the amount of $58,700 with offsetting
   revenue to fund the previously approved Accountant II position for the HIDTA Grant. The
   remaining unmet needs will be considered as part of the Final Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    The Accountant II position was authorized by previous Board action. The recommendation
    allocates the revenue and appropriations for the position this fiscal year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Sheriff identified unmet needs in this budget unit totaling
    $213,221. At that time $58,700 with offsetting revenue to fund a previously approved position for
    the HIDTA Grant was approved. The remaining $154,521 in unmet needs were deferred for
    consideration as part of the final budget. These included an $8,500 base adjustment for a full
    twelve months of funding for a previously authorized Confidential Assistant position, increased
    workers compensation costs of $20,788, increased pay-for-performance costs of $18,733 and
    $9,960 in anticipated cash-out costs. The Department also requested $42,000 in education and
    training costs and a new Confidential Assistant II position at a cost of $24,200 and a new
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  Accountant I position at a total cost of $30,340 with $20,000 in offsetting revenue. These unmet
  needs have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following
  funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Salaries and Benefits:      Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total amount of $38,840
                              to fully fund the existing Confidential Assistant position and to add one
                              Accountant I position. The increased worker’s compensation costs as
                              well as the cashout and pay for performance costs would be funded
                              from Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid year or third quarter
                              budget review if these costs materialize as predicted. Staffing changes
                              of existing positions that do not have a fiscal impact are detailed in the
                              staffing impacts section.

  Funding Sources:            The recommended increases will be funded by a combination of
                              Proposition 172 funding, totaling $18,840 and increased Department
                              revenue resulting from SB 90 claiming totaling $20,000.

  The increased funding for Sheriff’s Administration will fully fund the additional position added last
  fiscal year and guarantee that salary shortfalls throughout the year related to increased workers
  compensation, cashout, and performance based pay related costs will be funded by a transfer from
  Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid-year or third quarter review. The additional staff
  position will enable the Sheriff to manage the overall organization while capturing available revenue
  for State mandated programs. This action supports the Board of Supervisor’s priorities and goals
  of a Safe and Healthy Community and Efficient Government Operations.

  The recommended changes have been reviewed with the Sheriff and are acceptable to him.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Add one Accountant I position.     In addition, transfer one position of Manager II (#6483) from
  Detention to Administration.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                       ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET         FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $633,881        $833,258       $888,711        $38,840       $927,551
 Services/Supplies         $411,915        $430,547       $351,230             $0       $351,230
 Other Charges              $48,059        $272,827        $61,190             $0        $61,190
 Fixed Assets               $45,955          $3,000             $0             $0             $0
 Other Financing            $59,364         $59,939             $0             $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0             $0             $0             $0
 Intrafund                   $5,766          $1,123        $24,010             $0        $24,010
 Contracts                       $0              $0             $0             $0             $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0             $0             $0             $0

 Gross Costs             $1,204,940      $1,600,694      $1,325,141       $38,840     $1,363,981
 Less Revenue              $178,902        $412,364       $174,800        $20,000       $194,800
 Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0              $0            $0             $0

 Net County Cost         $1,026,039      $1,188,331      $1,150,341       $18,840     $1,169,181




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Sheriff’s Department does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

SHERIFF - OPERATIONS
Legal Budget Unit 0028200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget includes Sheriff’s Patrol, Detectives, Records, and Coroners Bureau as
   well as the contracts for police services for the Cities of Riverbank, Patterson and Waterford. The
   base budget provides the resources for the Sheriff’s law enforcement responsibilities. The Sheriff
   is the primary source of law enforcement protection for the unincorporated area of the County as
   well as providing general law enforcement support and specific law enforcement responsibilities
   throughout the County. The community policing program, drug enforcement and rural crimes
   investigations are part of this Division. A Deputy Sheriff and Sergeant are supplied from this
   Division to the Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center as part of the training staff.

    Upon adoption of the 1999-2000 fiscal year final budget the Board approved an additional $630,000
    in appropriations to the Sheriff’s Department, a portion of which was allocated to the Operations
    Division and continues as a base appropriation in this budget. At mid-year an additional $70,000
    was transferred from Appropriations for Contingencies to fund overtime associated with the Ray
    Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center and for the purchase of an additional patrol
    vehicle. The base budget was increased $656,128 for future salary, retirement and health
    insurance increases. The base budget was also adjusted by $304,129 to include the cost of the
    upgrade of one deputy position to Sergeant and to include the General Fund portion of the cost for
    the new High Tech Crimes Detective approved in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 and the seven Deputy
    Sheriff positions and one Detective to be added if the Sheriff’s COPPS grant application is
    approved.

Unmet Needs
   The Sheriff has identified increased workers compensation costs, step increases and salary costs
   for management performance based pay increases. Increased costs for MIS are projected to occur
   in this budget, as well as increased dispatch costs. Now that Dispatch has completed its budget
   review the total actual increase in Dispatch costs for the Sheriff and contract cities will be
   approximately $39,540. Fleet Services costs are also anticipated to increase $60,000.

    The Department requested $41,728 to fund the lease cost of the Waterford IGA store for use by the
    Sheriff as the Waterford East Side Sub Station. The City of Waterford will share $16,000 of this
    cost.

    The Operations Division requested an increase in appropriations and revenue total $301,310 to
    cover increased salary, dispatch and other related costs associated with the three city contracts.
    An additional $41,000 with offsetting revenue for contract overtime and extra help costs for the
    cities of Riverbank and Waterford was requested.

    At mid-year the Board approved the addition of two Legal Clerk III positions and one Detective
    position. All three positions will have offsetting revenue to cover the cost and as a result the
    appropriations and revenue should be increased $118,000 to cover the cost of these three
    positions in the department’s budget.


    Although the County match has been included in the base budget, should the Sheriff be successful
    in obtaining the Federal COPS grant, the cost for the positions was calculated without taking into

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    consideration the workers compensation and salary increase costs for the three positions. As a
    result, the Sheriff is requesting a $14,340 additional contribution from the General fund for these
    positions.

    Finally, the Sheriff is requesting the addition of four Community Service Officers (CSO) at a cost of
    $178,480. These positions would be assigned to sub-stations in Denier, Salida, Keys and Empire.
    A CSO assigned to the sub-station would assist the area commander in several support areas
    including reports, minor clerical support, assisting the public by phone or in person. While attempts
    to staff this with S.T.A.R.S. volunteers have occurred it has not been as successful as regular staff
    assigned to these communities would be. The community would have a consistent point of contact
    at the sub-station with a greater knowledge of the Sheriff’s Department and the criminal justice
    system.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Department will continue Sheriff law enforcement services although without an additional
   adjustment to the base level of funding, current services may need to be reduced.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that unmet needs be approved in the amount of $419,310 with offsetting
   revenue for increased costs for the three contract cities of Waterford, Patterson and Riverbank
   ($301,310); to fund the two Legal Clerk positions added at mid-year for fingerprinting ($68,000);
   and to fund the detective position ($50,000) added in fiscal year 1999-2000. Unmet needs in the
   amount of $1,254,188 will be considered as part of the Final Budget process. The $41,728 of the
   unmet needs for the Waterford lease will be addressed at mid-year as that is the soonest that a
   lease agreement will be finalized. In addition, it is anticipated that the square footage costs initially
   estimated will be greater than anticipated. The requested $41,000 increase in revenue and
   appropriations for contract city overtime costs is not recommended at this time because the budget
   was adjusted for this cost last fiscal year.

POLICY ISSUES
    Salary shortfalls continue to be an issue in the Sheriff’s budget, including this Division, with workers
    compensation costs representing the most significant increase. As we proceed toward the final
    budget, these shortfalls will be evaluated.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Fund the previously authorized positions of two Legal Clerk III and Deputy Sheriff-Coroner.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Sheriff identified unmet needs in this budget unit totaling
    $1,741,886. At that time $419,310 of those requests with offsetting revenue were approved by the
    Board. With the exception of $41,000 to increase the city contracts which had been approved the
    prior fiscal year, the remaining unmet needs were deferred to the final budget. These included,
    increased Management Information Services, dispatch and fuel charges of $475,000, the addition
    of four Community Services Officer positions at a cost of $178,480, a salary shortfall of $74,368,
    services and supplies shortfall of $41,728, potential step increase shortfall of $106,000, and
    increased workers compensation costs of $406,000. Finally, the Department has just been
    informed that they will be receiving an additional $80,000 for the High Tech Crimes grant to fund
    equipment and salary costs. The unmet needs and the new grant funding have now been
    considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following funding is included in the
    Final Budget Addendum.



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  Salaries and Benefits:      Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total amount of $112,268
                              of which $74,368 would fund the potential general salary shortfall
                              identified by the Department and $37,900 would fund salary costs
                              associated with the High Tech Crimes grant. The increased worker’s
                              compensation costs would be funded from Appropriations for
                              Contingencies at the mid-year or third quarter budget review if these
                              costs materialize as predicted. Staffing changes of existing positions
                              that do not have a fiscal impact are detailed in the staffing impacts
                              section.

                              This increase funds the Sheriff's top priorities for unmet needs.

  Other Charges:              Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total of $37,539 to cover
                              increased dispatch costs. Since the time of the Sheriff’s estimate of
                              the budget shortfall, the JPA Commission has adopted a budget less
                              than originally distributed to County departments using these services.
                              Funding for increased fuel costs will be evaluated at mid-year. The
                              MIS increased costs will be addressed and resolved with the adoption
                              of the Third Wave report later this fiscal year.

  Fixed Assets:               Increase appropriations for expenditures $42,100 to fund equipment to
                              support the recently added Detective position added as part of the
                              High Tech Crimes grant.

  Funding Sources:            The recommended funding source for the anticipated salary shortfall
                              and increased dispatch costs will be funded by Proposition 172
                              revenue growth, totaling $111,907. Department revenue will also be
                              increased by $80,000 to reflect the additional High Tech Crimes Grant
                              funding.

  The increased funding for Sheriff’s Operations will fund the potential salary shortfall and increased
  dispatch costs. The remaining salary shortfalls identified by the Department related to increased
  workers compensation costs will be funded by a transfer from Appropriations for Contingencies at
  the mid-year or third quarter review once the predicted shortfall materializes. Consistent with past
  practice the requested funding to cover future step increases is not recommended. Traditionally
  these costs are able to be absorbed in the Department’s base budget due to salary savings
  resulting from staff turnover, but all salary issues will be considered at mid-year. The
  recommendations will ensure the Sheriff is able to continue to provide services at the level
  consistent with the Board of Supervisor’s goal and priority of a Safe and Healthy Community.

  Funding for the additional Community Services Officer position is not recommended at this time,
  however this will be reconsidered during the next budget cycle.

  The recommended changes have been reviewed with the Sheriff and are acceptable to him.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Transfer one Staff Services Analyst position (#116) from the Detention to the Operations legal
  budget unit.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                       ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL         ESTIMATED       PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL         FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET         FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits      $14,356,424     $15,234,096     $17,826,158       $112,268      $17,938,426
 Services/Supplies         $856,442        $890,586      $1,017,713              $0      $1,017,713
 Other Charges           $3,998,086      $4,018,974      $4,264,588         $37,539      $4,302,127
 Fixed Assets              $127,831        $123,329              $0         $42,100         $42,100
 Other Financing         $1,154,333      $1,331,224              $0              $0              $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0              $0              $0
 Intrafund                -$341,552       -$318,585       -$314,580              $0       -$314,580
 Contracts                       $0              $0              $0              $0              $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0              $0              $0

 Gross Costs            $20,151,563     $21,279,624     $22,793,879        $191,907     $22,985,786
 Less Revenue            $4,003,971      $4,572,111      $4,604,950         $80,000      $4,684,950
 Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0              $0              $0              $0

 Net County Cost        $16,147,592     $16,707,513     $18,188,929        $111,907     $18,300,836



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Operation’s division does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

SHERIFF - DETENTION
Legal Budget Unit 0028300


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget includes funding for the care, custody and control of incarcerated
   adults in Stanislaus County. The requested base budget provides for the basic requirements for
   three holding facilities consisting of the Main Men’s Jail, the Public Safety Center and the Honor
   Farm. Additionally, funding is included for the Alternative to Incarceration Unit that consists of
   Home Detention, Work Furlough and Alternative Work Program. The Department’s review of the
   base budget allocation leads them to believe that they will have a shortfall in funding for salary and
   benefit costs that will adversely impact the level of current operations.

    Upon adoption of the 1999-2000 fiscal year final budget the Board approved an additional $630,000
    in appropriations to the Sheriff’s Department, a portion of which was allocated to the Detention
    Division and continues as a base appropriation in this budget. At mid-year an additional $91,913
    was transferred from Appropriations for Contingencies to fund partial year salary costs of three new
    custodial officers in the Men’s Jail and overtime costs associated with the Ray Simon Regional
    Criminal Justice Training Center. The base budget for this year includes $644,768 for future salary,
    retirement and health insurance increased costs. This base budget was also adjusted by $173,739
    for fiscal year 2000-2001 to include the full year cost of the new positions. One-time costs in the
    Detention Division approved last year in the amount of $115,000 were reduced from this budget
    with a corresponding decrease in revenue.

    The Sheriff has adopted a program of education in the criminal justice system, which provides
    opportunities for inmate rehabilitation through the means of a federal education grant. The Sheriff
    has established the Education Life Skills Employment Program through special grant funding,
    which has resulted in substantial success in reducing inmate recidivism.

    The incarceration of adult offenders continues to focus on the most violent of the offender
    population. The Men’s Jail continues to be the maximum-security facility. Renovation of the waste
    water sewer line is currently underway to insure continued use of the facility.

    The base funding level for Detention was reduced by $689,812, including Department revenue, to
    reflect the loss of the contract with the Area Agency on Aging to provide both congregate and home
    delivered meals to community seniors. The Department was notified that Salvation Army would be
    responding to the competitive bid process for supplying senior meals. The Sheriff’s Department
    provided these meals in the past because there was no other viable vendor.

    The base level of funding includes the anticipated receipt of $450,000 in Federal Criminal Illegal
    Alien funding. This is federal reimbursement for housing illegal aliens in local jails.

Unmet Needs
   The Sheriff has identified a potential shortfall in the issued base budget due to increased workers
   compensation costs and unfunded step increase costs. The base budget would eliminate funding
   for two Food Service Worker positions, half of the Food Service Manager and 10% of a Custodial
   Lieutenant salary and benefit costs as a result of the transfer of the Senior Meals program. These
   positions, representing a total cost of $99,167, are considered necessary for the continued efficient
   functioning of the food service operation and to insure the safe and healthy preparation and service
   of approximately 1.461 million meals to Adult Detention inmates and the Juvenile Hall population.

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    The two Food Service Worker positions were added, at the time meals increased to 1.33 million
    served on a yearly basis as opposed to the projected 1.461 million meals to be served this fiscal
    year. The Detention Division plans to pursue inmate education through partnerships with Modesto
    Junior college and other potential funding services to provide certified food service workers for the
    restaurant community at large.

    The Sheriff successfully negotiated a contract for the provision of meals with Amador County. The
    $106,000 to be received from this contract, would fund the additional food costs for the contract as
    well as provide at least on an interim basis a funding source for the two Food Service Worker
    positions required at the base funding level. Catering revenue may also provide a future funding
    service for required food service positions.

    The Sheriff requests the contract for electronic monitoring services be increased $30,000 with an
    offsetting increase in revenue, funded by individuals interested in using this service.

    Also requested is the addition of two Stock/Delivery Clerks for the Inmate commissary. The total
    cost would be $65,472 and is offset by Inmate Welfare Funds revenue. The Department also
    requested funding for an anticipated retirement cash-out of $57,000.

    A dryer is needed for the Central Laundry at a cost of $10,000. There are currently six dryers in the
    inventory, five of which are six years old. An additional dryer is necessary to keep up with the
    volume during times that one or more of the dryers are being repaired.

    For several years the Sheriff’s Department has funded the cost of security for the County Clerk-
    Recorder at a cost of $50,000 a year. It is being recommended that funding for this cost be placed
    in the Clerk Recorder’s budget as part of this budget process.

Capital Improvement Projects
   $150,000 in repair costs was requested to restore flooring in the Central kitchen.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level basic
   requirements for the three holding facilities will be achieved.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs be approved in the amount of $201,472 with offsetting
   revenue for the addition of the two Stock Delivery Clerk II positions ($65,472), continued funding for
   the two Food Service Worker positions ($56,575), increased food costs ($49,425) and the
   expanded electronic monitoring program ($30,000). The remaining unmet needs will be considered
   as part of the Final Budget process.

POLICY ISSUES
    Salary shortfalls continue to be an issue in the Sheriff’s budget, including this Division, with workers
    compensation costs representing the most significant increase. As we proceed toward the final
    budget, these shortfalls will be evaluated and a determination will be made on the required level of
    increased funds.




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STAFFING IMPACTS
  Add two Stock Delivery Clerk II positions and continue the funding for two existing Food Service
  Worker positions.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the Proposed Budget process the Sheriff identified unmet needs in this budget unit totaling
  $1,329,114. At that time $201,472 of those requests with offsetting revenue were approved by the
  Board. It was recommended at that time that remaining unmet needs be deferred for consideration
  as part of the final budget. These included $42,592 for a portion of both the Food Service Manager
  and one Custodial Lieutenant salaries, food budget shortfall of $137,179, retirement cash out
  expense of $57,000, potential step increase shortfall of $199,600, increased workers compensation
  costs of $631,271 and $10,000 for the purchase of a new dryer. These unmet needs have now
  been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following funding is included
  in the Final Budget Addendum.

  Salaries and Benefits:      Increase appropriations for expenditures by a total amount of $42,592
                              to fund the cost of the unfunded portion of the Food Service Manager
                              and Custodial Lieutenant positions due to the transfer of the Senior
                              Meal Program. The increased worker’s compensation costs as well as
                              the cash-out and pay for performance costs would be funded from
                              Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid year or third quarter
                              budget review if these costs materialize as predicted. Position
                              changes that do not have any fiscal impact are included in the staffing
                              impacts section.

  Fixed Assets:               Approve the purchase of a new dryer and increase appropriations for
                              expenditures on a one-time basis by a total amount of $10,000.

  Funding Sources:            The recommended salary shortfall for the two positions and the fixed
                              asset will be funded by Proposition 172 revenue growth, totaling
                              $52,592.

  The increased funding for Sheriff’s Detention will fully fund the two positions where funding was
  decreased due to the loss of the Senior Meal Program this fiscal year. The salary shortfalls
  throughout the year related to increased workers compensation, cash-out, and performance based
  pay related costs will be funded by a transfer from Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid-year
  or third quarter review once the predicted shortfall materializes. Consistent with past practice, the
  requested funding to cover future step increases is not recommended. Traditionally these costs are
  able to be absorbed in the Department’s base budget due to salary savings resulting from staff
  turnover, however, all salary costs will be reviewed at mid-year. The recommendations will ensure
  the Sheriff is able to continue to provide services at the level consistent with the Board of
  Supervisors goal and priority of a Safe and Healthy Community.

  The recommended changes have been reviewed with the Sheriff and are acceptable to him.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  The Custodial Lieutenant and Food Service Manager positions would be fully funded based upon
  the changes recommended. In addition, it is recommended that one vacant Account Clerk III
  position (#7756) and one vacant Administrative Clerk II position (#7757) be deleted. The position
  of Staff Services Analyst (#116) would be transferred to Operations and the Manager II position
  (#6483) is recommended for transfer to Administration.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                       ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits      $13,982,687     $15,468,868     $17,235,593        $42,592     $17,278,185
 Services/Supplies       $2,212,365      $2,862,025      $2,465,987             $0      $2,465,987
 Other Charges           $1,257,684        $994,579        $821,280             $0        $821,280
 Fixed Assets               $95,385        $458,231              $0        $10,000         $10,000
 Other Financing         $1,114,020      $1,373,787              $0             $0              $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0             $0              $0
 Intrafund                 $509,724        $154,618        $406,560             $0        $406,560
 Contracts                       $0              $0              $0             $0              $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0             $0              $0

 Gross Costs            $19,171,864     $21,312,109     $20,929,420         $52,592    $20,982,012
 Less Revenue            $4,323,988      $4,067,208      $2,990,226              $0     $2,990,226
 Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0              $0              $0             $0

 Net County Cost        $14,847,876     $17,244,901     $17,939,194         $52,592    $17,991,786



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Sheriff’s Detention Division does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
General Fund

SHERIFF - COURT SECURITY
Legal Budget Unit 0028379


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for security services to the Stanislaus County Superior Court.
   Services provided include bailiff, court security, prisoner holding and transportation for the Superior
   Court. Additional services include training civilian staff, advice on general security matters and
   development of security plans. The Sheriff provides the level of security services required by the
   Court as recommended by the Court Security Committee, with final determination by the Court
   Executive Committee.

    Under the provisions of trial court funding, the court funds Court Security services. Due to the fact
    that the Court is required to submit its budget request to the state almost two years in advance of
    the actual budget year, the Court has been under funded by the state for actual court security
    costs. The Court was successful in fiscal year 1999-2000 in convincing the state to increase the
    Court’s allocation for court security. As a result the allocation was increased by $53,671 for
    negotiated salary increases, however this did not occur until April 2000.

    The Court and the Sheriff were able to successfully reach agreement on the provision of Court
    Security to the Courts, including funding of costs for any special security needs, required by the
    Court.

Unmet Needs
   The Sheriff’s Department identified a $151,445 shortfall in the base budget due to increased
   worker’s compensation costs. This level of unfunded liability, combined with the Court’s inability to
   seek timely funding for this kind of cost increase, jeopardize the Sheriff’s ability to maintain the
   current level of services to the Court.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this level of funding
   Court Security services will be provided to the Superior Court, although increased workers
   compensation costs may necessitate the reduction of services in order to fund the increased cost.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the $151,445 unmet needs be considered as part of the Final Budget
   process.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   During the Proposed Budget process the Sheriff identified unmet needs in this budget unit totaling
   $151,445 for increased worker’s compensation costs. This unmet need was deferred for
   consideration as part of the final budget. These unmet needs have now been considered during
   this Final Budget process and as a result, the following is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

   Salaries and Benefits:        The increased worker’s compensation costs would be funded from
                                 Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid year or third quarter
                                 budget review if the anticipated cost materializes as predicted.

   Funding Sources:              The recommended funding source for the anticipated workers
                                 compensation cost would be funded from Appropriations for
                                 Contingencies should this cost materialize.

   The salary shortfalls identified by the Department related to increased workers compensation costs
   will be funded by a transfer from Appropriations for Contingencies at the mid-year or third quarter
   review once the predicted shortfall materializes. The recommendation ensures the Sheriff will be
   able to continue to provide services at the level consistent with the Board of Supervisor’s goal and
   priority of a Safe and Healthy Community.

   The recommended changes have been reviewed with the Sheriff and are acceptable to him.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                          ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $1,957,319       $1,970,041      $2,247,249            $0      $2,247,249
 Services/Supplies             $7,630          -$4,312          $5,727            $0          $5,727
 Other Charges                $12,781          $26,610         $25,205            $0         $25,205
 Fixed Assets                      $0               $0              $0            $0              $0
 Other Financing             $167,212         $213,029              $0            $0              $0
 Equity Transfers             $38,464               $0              $0            $0              $0
 Intrafund                         $0          $67,410         $41,590            $0         $41,590
 Contracts                         $0               $0              $0            $0              $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0              $0            $0              $0

 Gross Costs                $2,183,406      $2,272,779       $2,319,771           $0       $2,319,771
 Less Revenue               $2,126,193      $2,208,297       $2,201,921           $0       $2,201,921
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0              $0               $0           $0               $0

 Net County Cost              $57,212          $64,482        $117,850            $0         $117,850




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

SHERIFF - STC DETENTION TRAINING
Legal Budget Unit 0028829


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Standards and Training-Corrections (STC) program,
   which is totally offset with dedicated revenues and provides a portion of the training costs for
   Detention Division personnel. The program enhances the ability of the Sheriff to train staff working
   in the corrections environment. STC funding helps to maintain staff proficiency and promotes
   efficiency and an effective training delivery system.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs in this program.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Standards and Training-Corrections (STC) program will be provided for Detention Division
   personnel.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL         ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99       FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $26,182        $29,073         $29,100            $0        $29,100
Services/Supplies          $66,167        $57,494         $86,150            $0        $86,150
Other Charges                   $0           $262              $0            $0             $0
Fixed Assets                    $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Other Financing                 $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                       $0            $48              $0            $0             $0
Contracts                       $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs               $92,349         $86,876        $115,250            $0       $115,250
Less Revenue              $70,020        $137,579        $115,250            $0       $115,250
Plus Fund Balance         $22,329        -$50,703              $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost                $0             $0              $0             $0            $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    STC Detention Training does not have an automated telephone system




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

SHERIFF - CAL ID PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0028600


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the California Identification Program (CAL-ID) which is a
   statewide fingerprint identification system that is monitored by the Department of Justice. A Joint
   Powers agreement between the County’s nine cities and the County is in place. The governing
   board is the Remote Access Network (RAN). The RAN Board is made up of law enforcement
   officials from each agency within the County. A transfer of $50,000 from the Automated Fingerprint
   fund will cover the costs for this fiscal year.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs in this budget request.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   statewide fingerprint identification system will continue to serve all members of the Joint Powers
   Agency.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                       ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0          $41,463            $0        $41,463
Services/Supplies         $48,191         $45,046          $70,581            $0       $70,581
Other Charges              $1,008            $592           $1,281            $0         $1,281
Fixed Assets              $20,913          $3,937               $0            $0             $0
Other Financing                $0              $0               $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0            $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs               $70,112         $49,575         $113,325            $0       $113,325
Less Revenue              $81,794         $97,162         $106,711            $0       $106,711
Plus Fund Balance        -$18,296        -$54,201               $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost            $6,614          $6,614           $6,614            $0         $6,614



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   Cal –ID does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

SHERIFF - RAY SIMON REGIONAL CRIMINAL
JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER
Legal Budget Unit 0028500


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Criminal Justice Training program under a Joint
   Powers Authority (JPA) between the city of Modesto, Yosemite Community College District and the
   County. At this level of funding the partners of the JPA will determine the levels of service during
   the budget year. The base budget covers the cost of instruction, the basic requirements of building
   maintenance, phone utilities, office supplies and book purchases. The focus will be training
   provided to students at and through the Center. The Sheriff continues to assign one Sergeant, a
   Deputy Sheriff-Coroner and a Deputy Sheriff-Custodial as part of the training staff.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs association with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   operating costs for the Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center and the criminal
   justice training programs conducted at the Training Center will be funded.

POLICY ISSUES
    Members of the JPA continue to work toward resolution of issues related to the true costs
    associated with the operation of the Training Center. Issues including the debt service for the
    Center, as well as the impact on the Sheriff’s budget for their contribution of staff support to the
    Center will be considered.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL         ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99       FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $99,491       $135,018        $131,779            $0       $131,779
Services/Supplies         $62,701        $46,861         $53,286            $0        $53,286
Other Charges             $64,808       $121,304         $55,835            $0        $55,835
Fixed Assets              $21,345             $0              $0            $0             $0
Other Financing              $696         $1,744              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0             $0          $7,000            $0         $7,000
Contracts                      $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs              $249,040       $304,928        $247,900            $0       $247,900
Less Revenue             $561,458       $307,442        $247,900            $0       $247,900
Plus Fund Balance       -$312,418        -$2,514              $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost               $0             $0              $0             $0            $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Ray Simon Regional Criminal Justice Training Center does not have an automated telephone
    system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PUBLIC PROTECTION
Special Revenue Fund

SHERIFF – DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
Legal Budget Unit 0064501


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the coordinated, multi-agency, specially trained police unit
   to assist each party to the Joint Powers Agency (JPA) to enforce drug laws. The Joint Powers
   Agreement for the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency was created in 1974. The contract parties
   to the agreement are Stanislaus County and the cities of Ceres, Modesto, Patterson, Oakdale,
   Waterford, Turlock, Hughson and Newman. The JPA formula requires annual contributions by
   each agency. Additional funding is also obtained from Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP)
   grant funds.

    In September 1999 the JPA governing committee voted to rotate the operations control of the drug
    unit from Modesto Police Department to the Sheriff’s Department. The transfer of the operations
    and fiscal control became effective on January 1, 2000. The funding included in this budget does
    not include the OCJP grant funds as they are not awarded as yet. The Sheriff will return to the
    Board to accept and allocate the funds when they are available from the State.

Unmet Needs.
    There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   operating costs for the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency to provide a coordinate, multi-agency
   specially trained police unit to assist each party to the agreement enforce drug laws.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                     ADOPTED         RECOM M ENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0      $325,755                 $0                 $0             $0
Services/Supplies              $0      $332,034         $452,302                   $0      $452,302
Other Charges                  $0              $0         $4,200                   $0        $4,200
Fixed Assets                   $0        $13,905         $40,000                   $0       $40,000
Other Financing                $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs                    $0      $671,694         $496,502                   $0      $496,502
Less Revenue                   $0      $654,893         $496,502                   $0      $496,502
Plus Fund Balance              $0       $16,801               $0                   $0            $0


Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0




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Public Resources
                                                                  Final Budget
                                                                   2000-2001
AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER                                              $2,214,632
  FUND      ORG
    0100    0010000   Agricultural Commissioner                       $2,214,632

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION                                                   $357,393
  FUND      ORG
    0100    0021000   Cooperative Extension                             $357,393

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES                                              $19,884,222
  FUND      ORG
    1001    0034100   Environmental Resources                         $5,040,577
    1044    0034200   AB 939 - Source Reduction & Recycle              $530,800
    1047    0034200   Household Hazardous Waste                        $800,230
    1046    0034200   Local Oversight (UST)                            $184,185
    1043    0034200   Environmental Resources - VRF Surcharge            $50,000
    4060    0034800   Waste-to-Energy Project                        $13,278,430

PARKS AND RECREATION                                                  $4,234,681
  FUND      ORG
    0100    0035100   Parks and Recreation                            $3,939,992
    0100    0035170   Forced Cleanup                                     $20,000
    0702    0035550   Off-Highway Vehicle Fund                            $5,800
    0727    0035550   Fish and Wildlife                                   $8,898
    0100    0035415   Tuolumne River Park                              $221,391
    0728    0035550   Modesto Reservoir Patrol                           $38,600

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT                                    $4,274,146
  FUND      ORG
    0100    0025100   Planning & Community Development                $1,323,049
    0100    0025200   Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)          $57,240
    1717    0025300   Planning - Special Revenue Grants                $883,205
    2060    0025700   Redevelopment Agency                            $1,625,652
    2063    0025780   RDA - Housing Set-Aside                          $385,000

PUBLIC WORKS                                                         $36,700,817
  FUND      ORG
     1201   0040001   Public Works - Administration                   $1,656,112
     0104   0043110   Public Works - General Fund Operations          $5,602,913
     1202   0040299   Public Works - Engineering                      $2,548,797
     0101   0043200   Development Services                            $1,614,000
     4001   0041500   Local Transit System                            $4,164,205
     1100   0042000   Public Works - Road & Bridge                   $11,644,782
  4020/30   0042500   Landfills                                       $8,284,278
     5120   0042100   Public Works - Morgan Shop                      $1,185,730

                                              TOTAL                  $67,665,891
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001

PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER
Legal Budget Unit 0010100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Agricultural Commissioner's Office is to protect and perpetuate agriculture, the
    number one industry in Stanislaus County, by ensuring a safe and healthy agricultural product; by
    promoting and providing confidence of buyers and sellers by ensuring fairness in local, national and
    international trade; and to protect and promote the well being of all our customers and our
    community through the fair, equitable application of standards, emphasizing education and
    cooperation, including the use of technology to enhance customer service.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Monitor the use of pesticides through field audits, application inspections and educating the public.
   Build partnerships with the California Air Resources Board and the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air
   Pollution Control District to conduct inspections of gasoline pumps.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Perform essential roles in insuring agricultural customers’ ability to market their products in
   compliance with importing countries’ standards; insures that every transaction customers engage in
   meet the standards of fair trade as outlined in the Business and Professions Code; tests weighing
   or measuring equipment to determine monetary value has been tested and is certified to be correct;
   evaluate new ways to meet customer needs and implement new services to better meet those
   needs.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Provide for community safety by monitoring pesticide use and ensuring that agricultural products
    meet minimum wholesomeness and quality standards; monitor vapor recovery equipment and
    ensure that the commercial devices as well as the transactions are correct, accurate and lawful.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Work in conjunction with other governmental agencies to prevent duplication of time and resources,
   including the contract with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District to perform
   petroleum inspections; Partnering with the Division of Measurement Standards in Sacramento for
   laboratory accreditation and using their procedures as a benchmark.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Interface and strive to cooperate with USDA, USEPA, California Department of Food and
   Agriculture, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Cal-EPA, U.C. Cooperative Extension,
   Environmental Resources, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District, Division of
   Measurement Standards and others; The systems coordinator travels to other counties to assist
   with their electronic data submission of pesticide use reports and notices; Weights and Measures
   personnel are relied upon by other counties for technical advice and leadership.




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Model Community Leadership
   Working cooperatively with our customers in implementing new laws and regulation; continuously
   improving our service by responding to customer needs with innovative solutions; communicating
   and celebrating the importance of agriculture to the local economy and to our quality of life.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   At the base level of funding, the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office will continue to monitor the use
   of pesticides and perform essential roles in agricultural customers’ ability to market their produce
   and ensure fair trade in accordance with the standards of fairness, as outlined in the Business and
   Professions Code. The Department will continue its pest detection, apiary, egg, nursery and seed
   inspections programs, fruit and vegetable quality control inspections, pesticide monitoring program,
   device inspection; vapor recovery, petroleum product and quality control inspections, advisory
   weighmaster services and statistical reporting, including the preparation of their Annual Crop and
   Livestock Report. The Department will continue to issue Phytosanitary Export certificates
   recovering an average of $113,000 revenue annually.

    At this level of funding, the Department is concerned that funding may not be available for two
    current positions that directly impact program effectiveness. If funding is not available for these
    positions, the Department may experience a budget shortfall at year-end. Also, one of the
    Department’s major programs is being evaluated under new criteria, the result of which would have
    a direct influence on the Pesticide Use Enforcement program, that annually generates
    approximately $119,000. The value of program effectiveness also influences the amount of State
    gas tax received. In fiscal year 1999-2000, the Department was reimbursed at the rate of 86
    percent of the net County costs for agricultural programs of the prior year. This resulted in a
    reimbursement of $358,000. Operating at the current level jeopardizes customer service, program
    effectiveness and lowers the potential level of revenue the Department is eligible to claim at year-
    end through the gas tax. This revenue generally materializes at over 70 percent of every dollar of
    Net County cost.

Unmet Needs
   The Base budget must be increased for the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Program, a program very
   essential to the agricultural community and economy of Stanislaus County. Requested is an
   increase in appropriations and estimated revenue in the amount of $241,136 in support of this
   program. Reimbursement from the State of California, will be received that will totally offset the
   anticipated costs of the program.

    Also Requested is:

    A Salaries and Benefits increase of $64,636 for overtime/comp time pay and management pay for
    performance; a communications upgrade of $12,820 for a data and voice lines (T1) to replace
    existing internet provider service, which is not able to meet the Oracle, PeopleSoft, browser and
    internet needs; an increase of $14,134 in Services and Supplies to cover increases in the costs of
    communication, printing, office supplies, and rents and leases of equipment; an increase in
    revenues and appropriations of $19,758 to continue the weighmaster contract and increased device
    registrations; an increase of $6,000 in appropriations and estimated revenue for panic hardware for
    the cafeteria exit doors, recommended by the fire inspector and building maintenance for the
    security of the building and compliance with safety regulations; an increase in budgeted
    expenditures and estimated revenue in the amount of $30,000 for a Geographical Information
    System contract with the state of California. This expenditure will be completely offset by funding
    from the State in the amount of $30,000.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will continue to perform its essential roles and continue its various programs.

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Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that $241,136 to continue the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Program be
   approved. This cost will be reimbursed by the State of California.

   It is recommended that unmet needs in the amount of $13,358 be approved to continue the
   weighmaster contract.

   It is recommended that expenditures and estimated revenue be increased by $30,000 for the
   Geographical Information Systems contract with the State of California.

   The remaining unmet needs in the total amount of $97,590 will be considered as part of the Final
   Budget process.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures identified unmet
   needs totaling $394,873. A total of $284,494 in expenditures and revenue was funded for the
   Glassy Wing Sharpshooter program, continuation of the weighmaster contract and to fund, as well,
   the State Geographical Information Systems contract. The remaining unmet needs that were not
   funded included estimated salary shortfall costs of $64,636, services and supplies shortfall of
   $14,134 and $12,820 to install a communications line dedicated for electronic processing of data.
   These unmet needs have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result,
   the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

   Salaries and Benefits:       Increase appropriations for expenditures by $50,960. This increase
                                will fund the anticipated salary shortfall due to promotions and overtime
                                costs that have accumulated over the years and would require the
                                department maintain a position vacancy this fiscal year as they did last
                                year. All resources are currently needed in this department to attack
                                the Glassy Wing Sharpshooter threat.

   Funding Sources:             This recommended increase will be funded by the General Fund.

   The increased funding will enable the department to fund salary costs anticipated this fiscal year
   insuring the required number of staff resources to address the Glassy Wing Sharpshooter threat.
   This action supports the Board of Supervisor’s priority of delivering excellent community service.
   The remaining unmet needs are not recommended for funding at this time.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                            ADOPTED       RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED        ADDITIONAL        FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET          FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $1,223,868       $1,383,999       $1,747,380          $50,960       $1,798,340
 Services/Supplies           $203,632         $160,992         $168,402               $0         $168,402
 Other Charges                $96,788          $82,214          $83,160               $0          $83,160
 Fixed Assets                 $28,338               $0               $0               $0               $0
 Other Financing              $93,948          $73,762               $0               $0               $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0               $0               $0               $0
 Intrafund                   $147,383         $175,279         $164,730               $0         $164,730
 Contracts                         $0               $0               $0               $0               $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0               $0               $0               $0


 Gross Costs               $1,793,957       $1,876,247       $2,163,672          $50,960       $2,214,632
 Less Revenue              $1,167,379       $1,389,630       $1,507,544               $0       $1,507,544
 Plus Fund Balance                 $0               $0               $0               $0               $0


 Net County Cost             $626,578         $486,617         $656,128          $50,960         $707,088



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Agricultural Commissioner’s office does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   According to the 1940 Crop Report the Stanislaus County Department of Agriculture won first place
   for their entry at the State Fair. After the state fair they “spent a week in doing over the exhibit to
   make it more attractive” and entered it in the Worlds Fair that was opening the same year in San
   Francisco.

   According to the annual financial statement, Mr. Milo Schrock, Agricultural Commissioner, earned
   $2,700 in 1940. He and his entire staff of one clerk and ten inspectors had a total salaries and
   wages budget of $16,395.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 PUBLIC RESOURCES
 General Fund

 COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
 Legal Budget Unit 0021000



MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Cooperative Extension is to provide non-formal education and applied research
   programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth, home economics and nutrition, and
   community resource development to the residents of Stanislaus County.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Cooperative Extension EFNEP (Extended Food and Nutrition Education Program) will provide
   education programs to low-income families with children, aimed at improving their diets through
   education. Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program will provide “learn by doing” projects that train
   young men and women to become good citizens and understand our capitalistic system.
   Cooperative Extension agricultural programs will continue to work towards producing and
   maintaining a high quality, low cost food supply.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Cooperative Extension will continue to provide programs to enhance and maintain our economic
   base, agriculture, with the goal of maintaining productivity with a minimal impact on the
   environment.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Cooperative Extension will continue to focus on rapidly responding to the needs of the community
    within our areas of expertise.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   As an occupant of the Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, “one-stop shopping” for the
   agricultural community is accomplished by enhanced communication, cooperation and coordination
   with co-located agencies.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   See Efficient Government Operations.

Model Community Leadership
   We will continue to provide research-based information that will assist policy makers in making
   sound decisions regarding resource allocation.

2000-2001 Strategic Plan Outcomes:

   Continue to develop the Stanislaus County Agricultural Center as a focal point in the community.
   Maintain a strong, viable agricultural economy that is in harmony with the environment.
   Provide educational experiences for youth through 4-H.
   Improve diets of low-income families.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget would provide for Cooperative Extension to continue to provide
   programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4H youth, family and consumer sciences and
   community resource development. The base budget also includes funds for a contract with the
   building of the State fair booth, a personal services contract for a student intern, and an extra help
   agricultural extension assistant. The base budget does not include adequate funds to cover the
   service contract with River City Communications Corporation for telephones, the janitorial contract,
   or the increased utility costs.

    The Cooperative Extension is continuing to develop the Stanislaus County Agricultural Center to
    provide an educational environment that is customer friendly, while promoting cooperation among
    local, state and federal agencies.

Unmet Needs
   The base budget does not fully fund increased maintenance costs to the department from operating
   the Agricultural Center meeting facilities. These costs include equipment repairs and replacement,
   and copy machine use and supplies.

    The Cooperative Extension is requesting total unmet needs of $13,644, to include, $4,050 for a
    service/maintenance contract with River City Communications, $5,594 for a shortfall for utilities,
    $4,000 for a shortfall in janitorial services.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is requested that the requested base budget funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Cooperative Extension would provide for programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4H youth,
   family and consumer sciences and community resource development. The base budget also
   includes funds for a contract with the building of the State fair booth, a personal service contract for
   a student intern, and an extra help agricultural extension assistant.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs of $13,644 be considered as part of the Final Budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Cooperative Extension requested total unmet needs in
    the amount of $13,644. This is comprised of $4,050 for a service/maintenance contract with River
    City Communications, a shortfall in utilities of $5,594 and a $4,000 shortfall in janitorial services.
    These unmet needs have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result,
    the following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum:

    Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $4,050 to fund the
                                 service/maintenance contract with River City Communications.

    Intrafund Transfers:         Increase appropriations for expenditures in the amount of $4,000 to
                                 cover anticipated shortfall in appropriations for janitorial expenses.

    Funding Source(s):           This increase in the amount of $8,050 will be funded by the General
                                 Fund.


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   This increased funding for the Cooperative Extension will enable the department to maintain its
   janitorial contract and telecommunications system, and to continue to operate efficiently to provide
   its various programs in fulfillment of the Board of Supervisors priorities of delivering excellent
   community service and promoting efficient government operations.

   The remaining unmet need of $5,594 for an anticipated shortfall in utilities will be reviewed during
   the mid year budget review process.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.

                                                          ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL         PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00        BUDGET         FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $205,671         $202,597       $224,627             $0        $224,627
 Services/Supplies            $49,646          $43,124        $34,100         $4,050         $38,150
 Other Charges                $45,796          $45,115        $56,150             $0         $56,150
 Fixed Assets                    $260               $0             $0             $0              $0
 Other Financing              $16,221          $10,601             $0             $0              $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0             $0             $0              $0
 Intrafund                    $47,580          $43,343        $34,466         $4,000         $38,466
 Contracts                         $0               $0             $0             $0              $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0             $0             $0              $0

 Gross Costs                 $365,175         $344,780       $349,343         $8,050         $357,393
 Less Revenue                 $21,384          $21,056         $4,400             $0           $4,400
 Plus Fund Balance                 $0               $0             $0             $0               $0

 Net County Cost             $343,791         $323,724       $344,943         $8,050         $352,993




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Cooperative Extension does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   What University of California Cooperative Extension staff are currently conducting educational and
   applied research program in fruit and nut crops, grapes, vegetable crops, field crops, ornamental
   horticulture, water quality and management, farm personnel management, integrated pest
   management, dairy, livestock, family and consumer sciences and community resource
   development. Cooperative Extension staff administers large and active programs in 4H youth
   development and nutrition education for low income families.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
Legal Budget Unit 0034100



MISSION STATEMENT
    The Department of Environmental Resources is committed to the protection of the health and
    safety of the community.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Continue to expand on our proactive education programs geared to community involvement.
   Incorporate an inspection program for tattoo/body piercing/permanent cosmetics facilities, which
   have recently come under our jurisdiction as the result of new legislation. The department will
   evaluate the local water vending machine program to ensure that the community’s health and
   safety needs are adequately being met.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Continue to participate in the Economic Development Committee, and assist businesses in their
   compliance needs. Continue to improve the refuse collection rate adjustment guidelines so that
   rates will be as low as possible while providing a reasonable rate of return to the franchised refuse
   collectors. Refinance the debt of the waste-to-energy project, if feasible, and in the interest of the
   public. This would stabilize tipping fees for the waste-to-energy facility, thus contributing to keeping
   down disposal costs and refuse collection rates, for the businesses and citizens of the County. Our
   goal in the Recycling Market Development Zone program is to complete our first successful state
   loan, this year.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Update the business community to ongoing TQM process. Improve the departments ability to
    administer and enforce solid waste management programs in the County by revising and updating
    the refuse control provisions of the County Ordinance and the regulations for franchised refuse
    collectors. Continue to work with the food processing industry, refuse haulers and the use sites, to
    ensure that food processing residue continues to be managed in ways which protect the health and
    safety of our citizens and the environment.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Consolidate multi-inspections for multiple units/programs at the same location as needed.

Multi-Jurisdiction Cooperation
   The County and its nine cities will evaluate the possibility of forming a regional agency this coming
   year for solid waste management planning. Continue to work with the City of Modesto to ensure
   the success of the waste-to-energy project.

Model Community Leadership
   Proactive involvement in community advisory committees. The department will convene a work
   group to re-evaluate our aerobic septic system inspection program to ensure that it meets the
   needs of the community as well as the intent of our local ordinance.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for education, investigation and inspection services provided
   by the Department of Environmental Resources. All mandates will be achieved in a manner that
   protects the environment and the health and safety of the citizens of Stanislaus County.

   The department is requesting to spend $116,000 for fixed assets, $21,000 of which is for office
   equipment, $75,000 for five vehicles and $20,000 for computer systems in development. These
   requests, if approved, will be funded by department fund balance reserves.

   The department is requesting two new positions this fiscal year. One new Staff Services
   Coordinator is requested to provide research, application development and project management of
   grants. With an annual cost of approximately $54,500. The second new position of Systems
   Programmer is requested to replace reliance on consultants and provide in-house support for the
   60 desktop computers, six servers, the Local Area Network and other computer related services
   utilized by the department. The cost of this position is approximately $62,100.

   The department is also requesting a classification study of the complete clerical division of the
   office. With the move to the new offices, the clerical responsibilities have become broader and
   technologically oriented so an evaluation to determine if the positions are appropriately classified is
   requested.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
   It is recommended that requested base funding level be approved, which will continue to provide for
   all mandated services ensuring the health and safety of our citizens. The department will continue
   working with the over four thousand, five hundred businesses within Stanislaus County and will
   continue to investigate over two thousand, two hundred complaints annually.

   It is recommended that the Staff Services Coordinator position to pursue grants and other funding
   be approved at a cost of $54,500, funded by departmental Special Revenue funds. It is
   recommended that the Systems Programmer position be included in the technology review being
   conducted Countywide and any recommendations regarding this position be made based upon
   those findings.

   Additionally, it is recommended that a study of the clerical division be conducted during the 2000-
   2001 fiscal year.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   Add one new position of Staff Services Coordinator.

   Refer new position request of Systems Programmer to include in technology study currently being
   conducted Countywide.

   Study the clerical division to determine appropriate classifications and structure during this fiscal
   year.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

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                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED    ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL     FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING      BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $2,619,463      $2,868,442       $3,376,334              $0     $3,376,334
 Services/Supplies       $1,475,690      $1,203,011       $1,148,500              $0     $1,148,500
 Other Charges             $307,547        $299,757        $399,743               $0       $399,743
 Fixed Assets              $136,572         $42,828        $116,000               $0       $116,000
 Other Financing           $195,554        $149,110                $0             $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0              $0               $0             $0             $0
 Intrafund                        $0              $0               $0             $0             $0
 Contracts                        $0              $0               $0             $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0              $0               $0             $0             $0


 Gross Costs             $4,734,827      $4,563,149       $5,040,577              $0     $5,040,577
 Less Revenue            $4,409,701      $4,434,691       $4,590,500              $0     $4,590,500
 Plus Fund Balance          $76,102       -$123,039        $146,666               $0       $146,666


 Net County Cost           $249,024        $251,497        $303,411               $0       $303,411




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   The Department of Environmental Resources does not have a automated telephone system. The
   Department is referenced on the Household Hazardous Collection Facility line as a reference and
   to provide information to their customers.

DID YOU KNOW ...

   Environmental Resources will be required to inspect tattoo facilities when the state adopts
   regulations for these facilities in the coming year.

   13,276 routine milk tests were run on 306 Stanislaus County dairy farms last year to ensure the
   quality of milk sold the consumer.

   2,310 inspections were done on 306 Stanislaus County dairies last year. Many were routine
   inspections but many were also random unannounced inspections. The dairy industry is one of the
   most regulated food industries in the United States. The producers, processors, and retailers want
   the consumer to be assured that dairy products are some of the safest food products in this
   country.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - AB939-SOURCE
REDUCTION AND RECYCLE
Legal Budget Unit 0034200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the AB939 Source Reduction and Recycle Program to
   continue through public education/information, solid waste management planning, required
   monitoring and reporting for the County and it’s MOU cities, as well as in-house County recycling
   services. All mandates for the County and its eight MOU cities will be achieved in the most cost
   effective manner possible.

   The department is also requesting $25,000 to purchase a new pick-up truck for the in-house
   recycling program. This request can be funded through the AB939 special revenue account.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   program will be able to provide for planning of integrated solid waste management through
   education and community outreach.

   It is further recommended that the request to purchase a new pick-up truck for the in-house
   recycling program be approved.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies        $233,247       $250,881         $349,790                 $0      $349,790
Other Charges            $137,446       $202,032           $2,410                 $0        $2,410
Fixed Assets                    $0              $0        $25,000                 $0       $25,000
Other Financing                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                       $0              $0       $153,600                 $0      $153,600
Contracts                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs              $370,692       $452,914         $530,800                 $0      $530,800
Less Revenue             $398,075       $407,149         $530,800                 $0      $530,800
Plus Fund Balance        -$27,383         $45,764                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



DID YOU KNOW….
  Stanislaus County is one of a small number of jurisdictions that has already exceeded the 50%
  recycling mandate required by the end of year 2000.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - HOUSEHOLD
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Legal Budget Unit 0034200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the operation of a permanent household hazardous waste
   station and mobile collection vehicle. It also allows for the continuation of increased public
   awareness of the risks of household hazardous chemicals through comprehensive public
   education programs. Household hazardous waste collection services will continue to be provided
   throughout the County to divert chemical wastes from sewer systems, landfills and open dumping.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base fund level be approved. At this funding level the
   operation of a permanent household hazardous waste station and mobile collection vehicle will
   continue as well as comprehensive public awareness and education programs.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                         ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
 Services/Supplies        $172,805        $158,524         $332,850                $0      $332,850
 Other Charges            $397,990        $429,556           $7,380                $0        $7,380
 Fixed Assets               $2,457              $0               $0                $0            $0
 Other Financing                $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
 Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
 Intrafund                      $0              $0         $460,000                $0      $460,000
 Contracts                      $0              $0               $0                $0            $0
 Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0                $0            $0

 Gross Costs              $573,252        $588,080         $800,230                $0      $800,230
 Less Revenue             $431,533        $430,910         $463,000                $0      $463,000
 Plus Fund Balance        $141,719        $157,170         $337,230                $0      $337,230

 Net County Cost                  $0              $0               $0              $0             $0



DID YOU KNOW ...
   This last year the Household Hazardous Waste program diverted 551,283 lbs. of hazardous waste
   from entering our air, water and soils; an increase of over 149,000 lbs. from the previous year.

   The program serviced almost 5,000 customers last year – an increase of 1,200 from the year
   before.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - UST PILOT
PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 0034200



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Underground Storage Tank Pilot Program and for
   continuation of countywide oversight in the investigation and remediation of underground storage
   tank petroleum release sites.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Underground Storage Tank Pilot program can continue as well as oversight in the investigation and
   remediation of underground storage tank petroleum release sites.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL            PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                 $0               $0               $0                $0            $0
Services/Supplies               $965             $175          $65,200                $0       $65,200
Other Charges                $56,794         $121,330             $250                $0          $250
Fixed Assets                      $0               $0               $0                $0            $0
Other Financing                   $0               $0               $0                $0            $0
Equity Transfers                  $0               $0               $0                $0            $0
Intrafund                         $0               $0         $118,735                $0      $118,735
Contracts                         $0               $0               $0                $0            $0
Contingencies                     $0               $0               $0                $0            $0

Gross Costs                  $57,759         $121,505         $184,185                $0      $184,185
Less Revenue                 $54,947         $121,722         $184,185                $0      $184,185
Plus Fund Balance             $2,812            -$217               $0                $0            $0

Net County Cost                    $0               $0                $0              $0             $0




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248
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - VRF SURCHARGE
Legal Budget Unit 0034200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides assistance in achieving reduction in air emissions from mobile
   sources to improve the entire community’s air quality and protect the health and safety of County
   residents.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level
   assistance will continue to be provided in achieving reductions in air emissions from mobile
   sources.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                           ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                 $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Services/Supplies                 $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Other Charges                 $8,560          $6,101              $0                $0            $0
 Fixed Assets                      $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Other Financing                   $0              $0         $50,000                $0       $50,000
 Equity Transfers                  $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Intrafund                         $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Contracts                         $0              $0              $0                $0            $0
 Contingencies                     $0              $0              $0                $0            $0

 Gross Costs                   $8,560          $6,101         $50,000                $0       $50,000
 Less Revenue                 $23,794         $20,162              $0                $0            $0
 Plus Fund Balance           -$15,234        -$14,061         $50,000                $0       $50,000

 Net County Cost                    $0              $0               $0              $0             $0




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250
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Enterprise Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES - WASTE TO
ENERGY
Legal Budget Unit 0034800



STRATEGIC PLAN
Facilitate Economic Development
   Continue to explore additional opportunities to stabilize or reduce tipping fees for the Waste to
   Energy plant as well as reduce operating costs.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the refuse generated by the County and it’s nine cities to
   be processed by the Waste-to-Energy Plant in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally
   sound manner. The facility is operated under the terms of a contract agreed upon by Ogden
   Martin Systems of Stanislaus, Stanislaus County and the City of Modesto. Electricity produced by
   the facility is sold to P.G.& E. under the terms of a Standard Offer Number 4-power purchase
   agreement. The facility incinerates approximately 300,000 tons of waste per year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Plant can continue to process refuse under the terms of the contract.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                          ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies        $9,842,637      $10,585,536      $12,301,198               $0    $12,301,198
Other Charges              $149,916         $179,295         $101,232               $0       $101,232
Fixed Assets                     $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing            $796,150         $814,298         $876,000               $0       $876,000
Equity Transfers                 $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0               $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0               $0               $0               $0             $0

Gross Costs             $10,788,703      $11,579,129      $13,278,430               $0    $13,278,430
Less Revenue            $11,064,892      $11,095,353      $13,278,430               $0    $13,278,430
Plus Fund Balance         -$276,189         $483,776               $0               $0             $0

Net County Cost                   $0               $0               $0              $0             $0




DID YOU KNOW ...
    Each time an Ogden waste-to-energy facility converts one million tons of trash into energy, usually
    within a 2 or 3 year period, it has:

        1) Preserved landfill space equivalent to 5,000 football fields, 15 foot high
        2) Conserved 1.67 million barrels of fuel oil.
        3) Powered nearly 100,000 homes for one year.
        4) Recover more than 20,000 tons of recyclable ferrous material.
        5) Preserved 1,660,000 cubic yards of landfill space, equal in measure to over 12,000
            acres of farmland.

    According to EPA calculations, if half of the trash produced annually in the U.S. was used to
    generate electricity, 1.1 billion fewer pounds of pollutants would be discharged in the atmosphere,
    compared to energy generation through coal or oil burning.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION
Legal Budget Unit 0035100



MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to implement the policies established by
    the Board of Supervisors pertaining to Parks which include acquiring, developing and maintaining
    recreation areas serving every segment of society, including the disabled and the economically
    disadvantaged; providing the leadership necessary to develop and manage parks and recreation
    facilities in ways that will provide the best possible experience for people to enjoy the out-of-doors
    at the most reasonable costs.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Reduce accidents and crime in County parks.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Continue to provide recreation and educational opportunities through the Police Activity League
    (PAL), and continue to provide multiple use activities throughout County parks.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Continue to provide total quality management training in order to enhance “customer service vision”
   among our staff.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of services at the current level, including
   the operation and maintenance of four regional parks, neighborhood and community parks,
   grounds maintenance of County buildings, maintenance of Salida Parks and Streetscapes and six
   fishing accesses within the County.

Unmet Needs
   The department has identified unmet needs totaling, $362,400, of which $92,400 is requested from
   the General Fund. The requests are:
   - $10,000 from the General Fund to continue funding of the Police Activity League (PAL)
       activities at the 100% level, for a total PAL contribution of $309,305. The increase is due to
       additional staffing costs for expanded programs and activities
   - $72,400, $48,400 of which comes from the General Fund, to cover staffing costs for one Park
       Maintenance Worker II at $32,400 and two Park Aides at $20,000 each per year. Approximately
       $24,000 of this amount will be recovered through a contract agreement with the Stanislaus
       County Office of Education. These positions are needed to provide increased services to
       additional facilities that have been acquired or leased by Stanislaus County due to expansions.
   - $20,000 from the General Fund for two Park Aides for the MTBE project for six months at a
       cost of $10,000 each.
   - $270,000 from Public Facility Fees for the purchase of fixed assets including: three dump
       trucks at $65,000 each, three 3/4 ton crew cab pickup at $25,000 each.
   - $4,000 to provide maintenance services at the Amtrak Station in Denair.

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   -   $10,000 from the General Fund for a hazardous tree maintenance program at the Kiwanis
       youth camp in La Grange.

   In addition to the above, the department is requesting four new positions. Three new positions of
   Park Maintenance Worker II are requested at a total estimated cost of $97,200 and one new Park
   Supervisor is requested at a cost of $43,300. These positions are requested to assist in staffing
   new parks and acquisitions recommended in the Master Plan.

Capital Improvement Projects

   $2,835,000 is requested for land acquisition, ADA compliance, additional development of existing
   parks, equipment, etc. Many of these items are included in the Parks Master Plan. The
   Department will be returning to the Board for specific approval as these projects are addressed
   during this fiscal year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will provide for the
   continuation of services at the current level, including the operation and maintenance of four
   regional parks, neighborhood and community parks, grounds maintenance of County buildings,
   maintenance of Salida Parks and Streetscapes and six fishing accesses within the County.

Unmet Needs
   It is also recommended that the $10,000 to maintain services for the Police Activity League (PAL)
   be funded by the General Fund. The $4,000 to provide maintenance services for the Amtrak
   Station in Denair is also recommended to be funded by Special Projects.

   The $270,000 requested from Public Facilities Fees for the purchase of three dump trucks and
   three ¾ ton crew cab pickups is recommended.

   It is recommended that the following outstanding issues be considered as part of the Final Budget
   process: $72,400, $48,400 of which comes from the General Fund, to cover staffing costs for one
   Park Maintenance Worker II at $32,400 and two Park Aids at $20,000 each per year; $20,000 from
   the General Fund for two Park Aids for the MTBE project for six months at a cost of $10,000 each;
   and $10,000 from the General Fund for a hazardous tree maintenance program at the Kiwanis
   youth camp in La Grange.

   The four new positions to assist with implementation of the Master Plan are not recommended at
   this time. Operational costs, such as new positions, will be required to operate any new or
   expanded parks consistent with the implementation of the Master Plan.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   It is recommended that the staffing requests identified in the unmet needs be addressed with the
   Final Budget and the four new positions to be funded by the Parks 20 Year Master Plan be
   considered when dedicated funding is identified and captured.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   During the Proposed Budget process, Parks and Recreation requested one new position of Park
   Maintenance Worker II, and two positions of Park Aide at a cost of $72,400. Of this amount, the
   Stanislaus County Office of Education would contribute $24,000 to contract for services provided at
   their new 1100 H Street site.   These unmet needs have now been considered during this Final
   Budget Addendum process and the following are recommended:

   Salaries & Benefits:        Increase appropriations and revenues by $72,400 to fund the three
                               new positions.


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   Funding Source(s):             The Stanislaus County Office of Education will contribute $24,000 and
                                  the remaining amount of $48,400 will be funded by the General Fund

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   Add the following positions:

   2 - Park Aide
   1 - Park Maintenance Worker II

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                            ADOPTED       RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED        ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $1,533,810        $1,738,703       $1,892,812         $72,400     $1,965,212
 Services/Supplies          $736,904          $931,692        $990,260               $0       $990,260
 Other Charges              $549,562          $406,546        $317,670               $0       $317,670
 Fixed Assets               $245,476          $188,314        $270,000               $0       $270,000
 Other Financing             $97,918           $76,830               $0              $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0                $0               $0              $0             $0
 Intrafund                  $381,758          $435,018        $396,850               $0       $396,850
 Contracts                        $0                $0               $0              $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0                $0               $0              $0             $0


 Gross Costs              $3,545,428        $3,777,104       $3,867,592         $72,400     $3,939,992
 Less Revenue             $2,138,485        $2,401,899       $2,514,094         $24,000     $2,538,094
 Plus Fund Balance                $0                $0               $0              $0             $0


 Net County Cost          $1,406,943        $1,375,205       $1,353,498         $48,400     $1,401,898



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Parks and Recreation Department does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   The Parks and Recreation Department has its own web site that a person can browse around on
   and learn about the activities the County Parks offer. (www.co.stanislaus.ca.us)

   Modesto Reservoir is only one of two locations in the Central Valley that MTBE-Free fuel is offered
   for sale. With the use of this fuel, drinking water quality is protected.

   A few years ago the Crows Landing swimming pool was closed for a summer due to lack of funding
   of the local schools. The pool was donated to the County and it has been open ever since.




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256
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION – 20 YEAR MASTER
PLAN
Legal Budget Unit 0035100



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the implementation of the Parks 20 Year Master Plan
   which addresses current deficiencies in neighborhood parks, recommends upgrades of existing
   parks and fishing accesses, provides for the acquisition and development of additional park sites
   and provides staffing to follow through with the plan. The Plan identifies a $3.2 million need to fund
   projects for the first two years of implementation. $405,000 was granted during the mid-year
   budget process through Public Facility Fees, which reduces the number to $2,795,000 for this fiscal
   year, which includes the un-addressed amount from last fiscal year.

    The Department is requesting to spend $2,795,000 to purchase land, provide onsite improvements,
    equipment, and reimbursement to Parks and Recreation for staffing costs.

    Various funding sources for the Plan have been identified, but it is uncertain when these funding
    sources may become available, and in some cases the extent of the funding. Proposition 12, which
    was passed by the voters in March of this year, provides $2,468,000 specifically to Stanislaus
    County on a per capita basis grant and should be received sometime this fiscal year. In addition to
    this funding, over 2 billion dollars in competitive grant funds is available on a competitive basis.
    The Tobacco Tax settlement dollars and Public Facility Fees are additional sources of potential
    revenue for the plan.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will provide for the
   implementation of the Parks 20-year Master Plan, when anticipated revenues are received.

    It is recommended that the department continue to pursue any available funding to assist in the
    implementation of the Plan while waiting for the State to forward the Proposition 12 funds. A loan
    from the General Fund is not recommended at this time, but will be reviewed as part of the Final
    Budget process.

POLICY ISSUE
    Due to the uncertainty of when the funding will be received by the State, the department is
    requesting a General Fund loan of $2,795,000. This loan would be repaid when Proposition 12
    funds and other revenues identified above, are received.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  The Parks and Recreation Department is requesting a loan from the General Fund of $2,795,000 to
  begin funding of the 20 Year Parks Master Plan.

  The Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Chief Executive Office (CEO) staff
  are working to develop a financial implementation plan to accompany the Master Plan efforts. The
  entire 20 year Plan anticipated a local match of $27 million over the 20 year period. The recently
  approved Proposition 12 statewide ballot initiative will provide funding, and the Public Facility Fee
  program collects a portion of its fee for new park development. These sources, along with the
  County's future contribution, will finance the Plan.

  The Plan envisions the acquisition, development and on-site improvements to existing parks, as
  well as new sites and equipment in various locations throughout the County.

  It is recommended that the CEO and the Parks Department return to the Board of Supervisors
  shortly after the adoption of the Final Budget for a financial implementation plan starting in 2000-
  2001. There are funds available in the designation for contingencies generated by first year
  tobacco tax settlement funding that would be an appropriate source for beginning the
  implementation in this fiscal year.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION - FORCED CLEAN-UP
Legal Budget Unit 0035179


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for clean up of property, debris, garbage and weeds in the
   community. At this level of funding the Parks and Recreation Department will initiate the clean-up
   of private properties in Stanislaus County where there is no other option for clean-up available.
   This program involves posting the property for fifteen days and notifying the last known property
   owner by certified mail of the pending forced clean-up. This process usually takes twenty to thirty
   days. There are occasions when no bids are received. In these cases, this index provides for the
   Parks and Recreation Department to initiate the clean up in a timely and safe manner.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Parks and Recreation Department will be able to provide for clean up of property, debris, garbage
   and weeds in the community.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.

                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                 $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Services/Supplies             $5,334               $0         $20,000                 $0       $20,000
 Other Charges                     $0              $37              $0                 $0            $0
 Fixed Assets                  $5,708          $19,155              $0                 $0            $0
 Other Financing                   $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Intrafund                         $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contracts                         $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0              $0                 $0            $0

 Gross Costs                  $11,042          $19,192         $20,000                 $0       $20,000
 Less Revenue                 $11,628          $11,060         $20,000                 $0       $20,000
 Plus Fund Balance              -$585           $8,132              $0                 $0            $0

 Net County Cost                    $0               $0               $0               $0             $0

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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Environmental Resources Department
  and the Consolidated Fire Department in several forced clean-ups this year. This made the
  communities safer and nicer to view, all at the same time.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION - OFF-HIGHWAY
VEHICLE FUND
Legal Budget Unit 0035550



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the development and activities of off-highway vehicle
   parks at designated sites within Stanislaus County, including Frank Raines and La Grange off-
   highway vehicle parks.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding level provides
   for the development and activities of the County’s off-highway vehicle parks.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED   ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL    FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING     BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                 $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Services/Supplies                 $0               $0          $5,800              $0        $5,800
 Other Charges                     $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Fixed Assets                  $5,000          $12,880              $0              $0            $0
 Other Financing                   $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Intrafund                         $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Contracts                         $0               $0              $0              $0            $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0              $0              $0            $0


 Gross Costs                    $5,000         $12,880          $5,800              $0        $5,800
 Less Revenue                   $7,814          $7,621          $5,800              $0        $5,800
 Plus Fund Balance             -$2,814          $5,259              $0              $0            $0


 Net County Cost                    $0                $0              $0            $0             $0




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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The county prides itself for the diversity of recreational opportunities it is able to provide to visitors.
  The off-road vehicle parks, with their moto-cross races and four-wheel drive jamborees are just one
  example of why Stanislaus County is the place to visit these days.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION - FISH AND WILDLIFE
Legal Budget Unit 0035550




SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for educational programs and enhanced wildlife. It assists in
   achieving the goals of the Fish and Wildlife Committee in providing educational programs and
   enhancing wildlife habitats.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding level provides
   for educational programs and enhanced wildlife habitats.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                              ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                          ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
     CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
   Salaries/Benefits                   $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Services/Supplies               $3,021         $3,310          $8,698                $0       $8,698
   Other Charges                      $58            $57            $200                $0         $200
   Fixed Assets                        $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Other Financing                     $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Equity Transfers                    $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Intrafund                           $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Contracts                           $0             $0              $0                $0           $0
   Contingencies                       $0             $0              $0                $0           $0

   Gross Costs                     $3,079         $3,367          $8,898                $0       $8,898
   Less Revenue                    $3,161         $6,402          $4,000                $0       $4,000
   Plus Fund Balance                 -$82        -$3,035          $4,898                $0       $4,898

   Net County Cost                    $0                $0              $0              $0             $0




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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Fish and Wildlife committee sponsors a “wood duck” program that places wood duck boxes on
  property around the County. The wood duck program provides a hands-on learning experience for
  those students and volunteers involved in the wood duck nest survey. The wood duck
  enhancement program has been successful in increasing the number of wood ducks that return to
  Stanislaus County.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION - TUOLUMNE RIVER
REGIONAL PARK
Legal Budget Unit 0035415


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget for the Tuolumne River Regional Park provides for the maintenance
   and preservation of the seven miles of river corridor, while at the same time allowing continued
   development in a manner that also allows for and creates positive recreational ventures.

Unmet Needs
   The Parks and Recreation Department is requesting $28,618 in unmet needs to fund the increase
   in the County’s portion of this budget. Tuolumne River Regional Park is part of a joint powers
   agreement between Stanislaus County (52.6%) $221,391, City of Modesto (40.87%) $171,917 and
   the City of Ceres (6.4%) $27,293.

    The $28,618 represents an increase over last year’s contribution of $192,773. While the
    percentages shared by each community were reduced this year (Stanislaus County was 52.9, now
    52.6%), the total overall cost of maintaining the park went up resulting in this unmet need.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for the
   maintenance and preservation of the seven miles of river corridor, while at the same time allowing
   continued development in a manner that also allows for and creates positive recreational ventures.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the unmet needs be approved in the amount of $28,618. This amount will
   continue the County’s full participation in the Tuolumne River Regional Parks joint powers project.
   It is recommended that this additional funding be covered by the General Fund.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                        ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Services/Supplies        $192,773        $192,773         $221,391              $0      $221,391
Other Charges                  $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Fixed Assets                   $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Other Financing                $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Equity Transfers               $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Intrafund                      $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Contracts                      $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Contingencies                  $0              $0               $0              $0            $0

Gross Costs              $192,773        $192,773         $221,391              $0      $221,391
Less Revenue                   $0              $0               $0              $0            $0
Plus Fund Balance              $0              $0               $0              $0            $0

Net County Cost          $192,773        $192,773         $221,391              $0      $221,391



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  There are no automated systems utilized.

DID YOU KNOW…
  The City of Modesto, the City of Ceres and Stanislaus County are working together to develop
  Tuolumne River Regional Park. These agencies are planning and preserving the river corridor so
  that generations to come may recreate and enjoy the many treasures the area has to offer.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PARKS AND RECREATION - MODESTO RESERVOIR
PATROL
Legal Budget Unit 0035550



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for enhanced services and equipment to protect Modesto
   Reservoir from contamination. The base budget request includes $35,000 for a gas dock and
   $3,500 for chemical toilets. Modesto Irrigation District provides the funding for this program.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding level provides
   for an enhanced services and equipment to protect Modesto Reservoir from contamination
   including a gas dock and new chemical toilets.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED   ADOPTED
                          ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL    FINAL
    CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING     BUDGET
   Salaries/Benefits                 $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Services/Supplies                 $0               $0        $3,600              $0        $3,600
   Other Charges                     $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Fixed Assets                      $0               $0       $35,000              $0       $35,000
   Other Financing                   $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Equity Transfers                  $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Intrafund                         $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Contracts                         $0               $0            $0              $0            $0
   Contingencies                     $0               $0            $0              $0            $0


   Gross Costs                       $0              $0        $38,600              $0       $38,600
   Less Revenue                      $0         $33,942        $16,971              $0       $16,971
   Plus Fund Balance                 $0        -$33,942        $21,629              $0       $21,629


   Net County Cost                   $0               $0              $0            $0             $0




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DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Modesto Irrigation District, the City of Modesto, and Stanislaus County have developed a plan
  to make Modesto Reservoir an MTBE-FREE Zone. This plan keeps the reservoir waters safe and
  healthy and still provides for recreational boating opportunities.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Legal Budget Unit 0025100


MISSION STATEMENT
    The Planning and Community Development Department is committed to protect the health, safety
    and welfare of the people of Stanislaus County, promote economic development, diversify the
    county’s agriculture and economic base, provide high quality streamlined permit processing
    services to all our internal and external customers, and always maintain compliance with state
    planning laws.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Respond to and provide correction and resolutions for zoning violations. Comply with all planning
   laws and ordinances while fulfilling our daily departmental assignments. Continue support for the
   acquisition of Community Development Block Grant funds to assist with housing rehabilitation, first
   time home buyers programs and construction and improvements to infrastructure.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Continue the support and advancement of the Westley – Highway 5 Interchange development,
   provide assistance in the acquisition of the Crows Landing Naval Air Landing Field, provide
   professional support and monitoring to the Diablo Grande development, and prepare well-focused
   General Plan amendments, rezones and environmental documents that enhance the economic
   strengths of the county.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Complete the Community Plan update for the town of Salida and begin the process to update
    community plans for Del Rio, Crows Landing, Westley/Grayson and other areas the Board may
    select. Begin a review of the antiquated subdivisions within the unincorporated areas of the
    County. Continue to update the County’s CEQA process to implement new laws and changes as
    they are passed and educate staff with the changes. Revisions to the Mobile Home Ordinance will
    be completed and a study of the development and growth within the East Oakdale area will begin.
    Provide current information on the Internet for Planning Commission agendas and zoning laws and
    ordinances.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Provide administrative support to LAFCO, Redevelopment Agency and state/federal grants;
   continue to update and improve information on the Geographic Information System; and participate
   in Baldrige, TQM, 4MAT and other customer service related training classes to improve the delivery
   of service to the community. Maintain the department’s portion of the Tidemark land use
   processing system.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Participate in the Countywide Visioning process and provide assistance to the City of Hughson with
   their General Plan update. Provide support to the Planning Commission and other political and
   advisory commissions and committees; collaborate with non profit agencies, STANCO, Habitat for
   Humanity, Self-Help Enterprise and Housing Authority to provide housing opportunities for low
   income families and participate with County agencies and cities to develop revenue sharing
   agreements. Maintain the “one-stop” permit center at Tenth Street Place with the City of Modesto,

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    County Public Works and Development Services; and cooperate with the City of Turlock to
    dispense funds available through the HOME program.

Model Community Leadership
   Take proactive steps to keep the public informed of state mandated requirements that pertain to
   land use changes and provide educational opportunities for the Planning Commissioners and
   departmental staff.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of quality service for all state mandated
   planning programs. Professional adminstrative services will be provided to the Local Agency
   Formation Commission (LAFCO), the Redevelopment Agency and state/federal grant programs.
   The department will continue to provide assistance with the acquisition of the Crows Landing Naval
   Air Landing Field, development of the I-5 corridor, environmental/CEQA review for the Fink Road
   Landfill expansion and continuation of the community plan update process in the unincorporated
   areas.

    It is anticipated that revenues for fiscal year 2000-2001 will be approximately 12.5% less than
    fiscal year 1999-2000. The decrease is directly related to the loss of revenues for planning
    services from outside sources. The Salida Planned Development project will have minimal activity
    and be near completion this fiscal year providing very little revenue to the department. The Diablo
    Grande development will reimburse the Planning Department for services provided as Mitigation
    Monitor (Senior Planner) on an as-needed basis, estimated at 50% of position cost. The remaining
    50% of salary cost will be funded from the departmental base budget.

    In fiscal year 1999-2000, the Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 of funding for Community
    Plan updates in the Del Rio, Crows Landing and Westley/Grayson areas. This project was put on
    hold pending the outcome of the November 2000 election relative to the “FOOD Initiative”. Funding
    for this activity has been included in this budget.

Unmet Needs
   The department is requesting additional funding of $41,536 as an unmet need to provide for an
   Assistant/Associate Planner. This position has been vacant for more than a year and was only
   partially funded in the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 budgets. This partial funding has been used instead
   to fund a portion of the salary of the planner brought on board for mitigation monitoring at Diablo
   Grande. As the Diablo Grande project has slowed, due to lawsuits and various hurdles, this
   planner has been working on environmental review and west-side economic development projects,
   including the Westley interchange project and acquisition and clean-up of the Crows Landing Naval
   Air Station. Recently an experienced and knowledgeable planner retired. With this “knowledge
   base” and historical perspective gone the department must now spend more time researching
   issues creating a greater demand to fill the vacant Assistant/Associate Planner position.

    $30,200 is requested for continuation of a Personal Services Contract for extra help to the Zoning
    Enforcement Division.

    The department requests $5,000 of funding for office computer equipment. $3,000 of this will be
    used to upgrade computers that use G.I.S. and Tidemark. The remaining $2,000 will be used to
    purchase software licenses.

    A request is also submitted for $15,000 to purchase a durable, economical truck for the Zoning
    Enforcement Division. In the past they have been able to acquire retired Sheriff’s vehicles for use
    but are now told they would need to purchase these vehicles. The department does not feel it
    would be prudent to purchase vehicles that are nearing the end of their useful economic life.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   department will be able to continue quality service for all state mandated planning programs.

    It is also recommended that the Planning Department conduct a fee structure study to determine if
    existing fees are appropriate.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the Chief Executive Office monitors potential salary shortfalls and returns to
   the Board with a recommendation at mid-year.

    It is recommended that the request for $30,200 be approved for a Personal Services Contract for
    zoning enforcement.

    It is further recommended that the computer and truck unmet needs requests be considered as part
    of the Final Budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    The department will continue a Personal Services Contract for zoning enforcement. The Chief
    Executive Office will also monitor potential salary shortfalls and return to the Board with a
    recommendation at mid-year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process the Planning Department requested a number of unmet
    needs, including funding for an Assistant/Associate Planner, computer equipment, a vehicle for the
    Zoning Enforcement division and increased funding for public notifications. These unmet needs
    have now been considered during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following funding is
    included in the Final Budget Addendum.

    Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $41,536 to provide for an
                                 Assistant/Associate Planner.

    Funding Source(s):           The recommended expenditure appropriations will result in an increase
                                 in Net County Cost to the General Fund of $41,536.

    This increased funding will allow the department to fill a much-needed Assistant/Associate Planner
    position and is consistent with the Board’s priority of providing “excellent customer service”. This
    position was partially funded in previous budgets, but the department found it necessary to leave
    the position vacant and use the partial funding for a portion of the salary of the planner brought on
    board for mitigation monitoring at Diablo Grande. With the retirement of an experienced and
    knowledgeable planner, the department must now spend more time researching issues creating a
    greater demand to now fill this position.

    The remaining unmet needs are not recommended at this time.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.

                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
  Salaries/Benefits       $769,560        $908,127        $927,403           $41,536       $968,939
  Services/Supplies       $196,015        $125,901        $285,450                 $0      $285,450
  Other Charges             $79,807         $77,720        $83,660                 $0       $83,660
  Fixed Assets                    $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
  Other Financing           $68,737         $65,388               $0               $0             $0
  Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
  Intrafund                -$11,731        -$27,293        -$15,000                $0       -$15,000
  Contracts                       $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
  Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


  Gross Costs            $1,102,387      $1,149,844      $1,281,513          $41,536      $1,323,049
  Less Revenue            $341,306        $233,538        $204,000                 $0      $204,000
  Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


  Net County Cost         $761,081        $916,305       $1,077,513          $41,536      $1,119,049



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Planning department does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Planning and Community Development, Zoning Enforcement Division investigates an average
  of 700 land use/zoning complaints per year, with an average of 400 open and active cases. Two
  full time and one part time Zoning Enforcement Officers cover an estimated 1447 square miles
  which is 95% of the entire County.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Capital Projects Fund

PLANNING - REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Legal Budget Unit 0025700


STRATEGIC PLAN
    This program promotes and supports the Board of Supervisor’s goals of providing safe, healthy
    communities, economic development, multi-jurisdictional cooperation and community service
    delivery by continuing infrastructure construction and housing acquisition and rehabilitation in the
    sub-areas represented as the Redevelopment Project in fiscal year 2000-2001.                       The
    implementation of the following actions will, over time, eliminate the blighted conditions that require
    the efforts of redevelopment and respond to the previously mentioned goals of the Board of
    Supervisors and Redevelopment Agency. These activities include: sanitary sewer service
    connections; debt service payments made to the State Water Board and Industrial Fire District;
    and, the multiyear program to construct improvements for Broadway Avenue and Salida Boulevard
    in the Salida sub-area. The Redevelopment Agency, at its May 2, 2000, meeting unanimously
    adopted the submitted 2000-2001 budget.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base funding level provides for the continuation of staff support and service to the
   Redevelopment Agency including infrastructure construction, rehabilitation projects and housing
   acquisition.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
    In addition to the activities listed in the Strategic Plan above, the Redevelopment Agency
    anticipates the installation of storm drainage in the Salida sub-area. Additionally, a preliminary
    sewer design for the Shackleford sub-area will be completed and funds are proposed to participate
    in the purchase of property for park purposes in the Empire sub-area.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This funding level will
   provide for continued support in rehabilitation, infrastructure construction and housing acquisition in
   the Redevelopment Project areas.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                         ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
    CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits          $121,716        $144,527        $160,200                 $0      $160,200
 Services/Supplies          $472,541        $214,440       $1,060,800                $0     $1,060,800
 Other Charges               $47,011         $28,415         $29,652                 $0       $29,652
 Fixed Assets                       $0         $3,342               $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing            $274,122         $38,291        $375,000                 $0      $375,000
 Equity Transfers                   $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                          $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                          $0              $0              $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0              $0              $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs                $915,390        $429,015       $1,625,652                $0     $1,625,652
 Less Revenue              $1,058,517      $1,572,817      $1,258,000                $0     $1,258,000
 Plus Fund Balance          -$143,127     -$1,143,802       $367,652                 $0      $367,652


 Net County Cost                    $0              $0              $0               $0             $0




DID YOU KNOW ...

   During the last five years, the Agency assisted almost 1,000 families connect to sanitary sewer
   using Agency funds and State grants and loans.




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 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001

PUBLIC RESOURCES
Capital Projects Fund

PLANNING - RDA HOUSING SET-ASIDE
Legal Budget Unit 0025780



STRATEGIC PLAN
    This program promotes and supports the Board of Supervisor’s goals of providing safe, healthy
    communities, economic development, multi-jurisdictional cooperation and community service
    delivery by continuing infrastructure construction and housing acquisition and rehabilitation in the
    sub-areas represented as the Redevelopment Project in fiscal year 2000-2001.                       The
    implementation of the following actions will, over time, eliminate the blighted conditions that require
    the efforts of redevelopment and respond to the previously mentioned goals of the Board of
    Supervisors and Redevelopment Agency. These activities include: down payment assistance for
    the first time home buyer (ten units), rehabilitation programs (twenty-five units), and individual
    residential sanitary sewer service connections (twenty units) for project area housing; debt service
    payments made to the State Water Board and Industrial Fire District; and, neighborhood cleanup
    campaigns.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   Home ownership continues to be a desirable achievement. Accordingly, this budget provides for
   funds to assist the lower income household population in the acquisition of homes.

    If awarded a Community Development Block Grant, redevelopment funds will be used to facilitate a
    housing rehabilitation program.

    As sub-area leadership is developed, a street lighting plan in the Bret Harte sub-area will be
    developed and proposed.

    A consortium has been established between Stanislaus County and the City of Turlock to receive
    annual grants directly from the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department. This
    consortium will leverage redevelopment funds in activities such as housing rehabilitation,
    reconstruction and acquisition.

    Debt service on the Bret Harte sewer loan will continue to be a responsibility of this fund.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   Agency will continue to assist the lower income population in home ownership.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies         $180,433        $232,019         $325,000                 $0      $325,000
Other Charges                     $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Fixed Assets                      $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing             $51,920        $50,000          $60,000                 $0       $60,000
Equity Transfers                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                         $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                         $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                     $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs               $232,353        $282,019         $385,000                 $0      $385,000
Less Revenue              $261,000         $41,992         $385,000                 $0      $385,000
Plus Fund Balance          -$28,647       $240,027                 $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



DID YOU KNOW ...
    The Agency consistently assists 10 to 15 households annually in acquiring the “American Dream” –
    home ownership. The first-time homebuyer program enables lower income households to achieve
    home ownership that otherwise would not be possible.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PLANNING
LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION - LAFCO
Legal Budget Unit 0025200



STRATEGIC PLAN
Promote efficient government operations
   To process all applications in a timely manner and provide educational opportunities to the
   Commissioners which serve the citizens, cities, special districts and County of Stanislaus in the
   most efficient manner.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) staff
   and service costs for processing all applications and administrative tasks to operate as prescribed
   by State law. The Commission holds ten monthly meetings per fiscal year. Recognizing the
   importance of education as it relates to LAFCO, funding has been included for educational
   opportunities including attendance at the annual CALAFCO Conference. An update of the “Sphere
   of Influence” policies, as requested by the Commission, will be completed this fiscal year.

    The Commission, at its June 21, 2000 meeting will consider the submitted 2000-2001 budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level LAFCO
   staff will be able to process all applications and administrative tasks to operate as prescribed by
   State law.

STAFFING
    There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, LAFCO noted that it would be considering its 2000-01 fiscal
    year budget. At LAFCO's June 28, 2000 meeting, the Commission adopted a budget of $57,240.
    This new budget has been considered during this Final Budget process, and as a result, the
    following funding is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

    Services and Supplies:         Decrease appropriations for expenditures in the amount of $630.

    Other Charges:                 Increase appropriations for expenditures by $1,450, representing an
                                   increase in mail room, data processing and Public Works Engineering
                                   services.

    Intrafund:                     Increase appropriations for expenditures by $15,000 representing an
                                   increase in costs for administrative services (staff) and utilities.

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   Funding Source:              The total net increase to this budget unit from 1999-2000 fiscal year is
                                $15,820. This increase will be funded by the General Fund.

   This increase in LAFCO's base budget will enable the Commission to continue to process all
   applications in a timely manner, fulfilling the Board of Supervisor's priority of promoting efficient
   government operations.

   There are no remaining unmet needs requested by LAFCO at this time.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                             ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Services/Supplies             $3,497           $3,018            $5,330            -$630         $4,700
 Other Charges                 $6,045           $5,539            $5,490           $1,450         $6,940
 Fixed Assets                 $30,680          $35,262                 $0               $0             $0
 Other Financing                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                   $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                          $0               $0          $30,600          $15,000        $45,600
 Contracts                          $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                      $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs                  $40,223          $43,819           $41,420          $15,820        $57,240
 Less Revenue                 $30,869          $22,301           $28,000                $0       $28,000
 Plus Fund Balance                  $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost               $9,354          $21,518           $13,420          $15,820        $29,240



DID YOU KNOW ...
   Since LAFCO was created in 1963, there have been two city incorporations (Waterford in 1969 and
   Hughson in 1972) and a total of 902 city annexations, totaling approximately 31,114 acres. The
   total area within city limits is 45,816 acres. 68% of this growth has occurred since LAFCO came
   into existence.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PLANNING - SPECIAL REVENUE GRANTS
Legal Budget Unit 0025300


MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Federal Housing and Urban Development Program and the State Community
   Development Block Grant Program is to implement eligible activities identified in the Stanislaus
   County General Plan and respond to the priorities established by the Board of Supervisors that
   benefit the Target Income Group.

STRATEGIC PLAN
   This program promotes and supports the Board of Supervisor's goals of ensuring a safe, healthy
   community, facilitating economic development, achieving multi-jurisdictional cooperation, and
   delivering excellent community service by participating in projects that include infrastructure
   construction, housing acquisition and rehabilitation, and the promotion of economic development in
   the unincorporated territory of Stanislaus County. The implementation of the following actions will
   facilitate a benefit to the Target Income Group. These activities include: down payment assistance
   for the first-time homebuyer (twenty units), and rehabilitation programs (twenty-five units), the
   Neighbors United program, and facilitation of minor home repairs for handicapped and senior
   citizens.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   During the 2000-2001 program year, the grant program will continue administering open grants.
   These grants fund housing rehabilitation, acquisition, and community facilities repair.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level the
   grant program will continue administering open grants.

STAFFING
   There are no staffing impacts at this funding level.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL         ACTUAL            PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                $0              $0                $0               $0             $0
Services/Supplies        $1,349,229       $740,808         $830,625                 $0      $830,625
Other Charges              $58,893         $69,539          $52,580                 $0       $52,580
Fixed Assets              $230,454               $1                $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                  $0              $0                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $1                $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0              $0                $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0              $0                $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0                $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs              $1,638,575       $810,349         $883,205                 $0      $883,205
Less Revenue              $922,369        $988,019         $698,250                 $0      $698,250
Plus Fund Balance         $716,206       -$177,669         $184,955                 $0      $184,955


Net County Cost                  $0              $0                $0               $0             $0



DID YOU KNOW ...
    The housing rehabilitation program helped support a group of 150 students representing the World
    Changers organization from all over the United States in painting and repairing eight houses in the
    Bret Harte neighborhood.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PUBLIC WORKS – ADMINISTRATION
Legal Budget Unit 0040001


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide a safe and healthy community
    while focusing on economic development. We pledge to provide competitive products and
    services to the citizens of Stanislaus County and each of our customers by:

    Ø   Maintaining a commitment to quality through innovation and continuous improvement;
    Ø   Providing leadership through team-based empowerment at every point of service;
    Ø   Fostering a friendly climate based upon respect between all employees and customers; and,
    Ø   Organizing around teams committed to an entrepreneurial spirit towards change.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Improve storm drainage and mitigate flooding problems by continuing the Westside Storm
   Drainage, Salado Creek, and Orestimba Creek projects; and identify and develop programs for
   funding safety projects and pavement and storm drainage management.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Design and implement programs to fully integrate our customers into Public Works operations and
    decision-making processes.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Implement self-directed work teams; fully implement departmental benchmarking; develop a long-
   range plan to improve the County road system by correcting problems as opposed to symptoms;
   and implement an automated system for inspection permits and adopt a new fee schedule for
   Development Services to continue self-sufficiency.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Commence and complete studies for flood control projects with the City of Newman, City of
   Patterson, MID, TID, City of Modesto, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and coordinate with local
   jurisdictions within the County to develop uniform permitting processes.

Model Community Leadership
   Become a driving force in solving storm drainage problems in this community.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide the resources requested to sustain leadership,
   coordination, and management of the eight major Public Works operating divisions which include:
   Engineering, Facility Services (General Fund Operations); Development Services; Transit; Landfills;
   Roads and Bridges; Road Construction Projects; and Administration. This budget also provides for
   the continued implementation and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) and
   the comprehensive Cost Accounting Management System (CAMS).




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    An additional responsibility is the operation of the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Program.
    This program enables the department to respond to abandoned vehicle complaints on public and
    private property, and to remove as many abandoned vehicles as possible.

    The department is requesting the addition of an Accountant III position at an annual cost of
    $57,016, to fulfill the accounting requirements related to the CAMS system now that it is fully
    operational. Reporting to the department business manager, the Accountant III will supervise the
    accounting staff which includes one Accountant II, two Account Clerk III, two Account Clerk II, two
    data entry operators and one Accounting Technician and insure the complex cost accounting tasks
    associated with the road fund, landfills and building maintenance are completed. Funding of
    $57,016 has been incorporated into the requested base budget to fund the position this fiscal year,
    funded by Public Works special revenue funds.

Unmet Needs
  There are no unmet needs associated with this budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended the base funding level be approved. At this funding level coordination and
   management of all divisions of the Public Works Department will continue. It is recommended that
   the new position of Accountant III be added and funded by Public Works special revenue funds.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Add one Accountant III position at an annual cost of $57,016 funded by Public Works special
    revenue funds.

TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Public Works Department does not have an automated telephone system.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                         ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $676,697        $823,080        $1,247,564                  $0     $1,247,564
Services/Supplies          $305,180        $284,266         $267,340                   $0      $267,340
Other Charges              $153,467          $93,559        $141,208                   $0      $141,208
Fixed Assets                $29,017          $29,204                $0                 $0             $0
Other Financing             $45,488          $46,366                $0                 $0             $0
Equity Transfers                  $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Intrafund                         $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contracts                         $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0
Contingencies                     $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0


Gross Costs              $1,209,849       $1,276,475       $1,656,112                  $0     $1,656,112
Less Revenue             $1,217,808       $1,230,640       $1,656,112                  $0     $1,656,112
Plus Fund Balance           -$7,959          $45,835               $0                  $0             $0


Net County Cost                   $0               $0               $0                 $0             $0

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DID YOU KNOW ...

  In computer terms:
      BLOB stands for “binary large object”, not couch potato.
      A TIFF is not a dispute between people, rather a Tagged Interchange (image) file format.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PUBLIC WORKS – GENERAL FUND OPERATIONS
Legal Budget Unit 0043100


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget is estimated to provide resources to clean, maintain, and provide
   utilities for County facilities. The base budget allocation includes an increase for utilities to reflect
   the Departments best estimate based on the building acquisitions and deletions that are known at
   this time. The base budget includes utilities cost for the County’s portion of Tenth Street Place and
   the City Hall block. Recent staff realignment resulting from maintenance needs of Tenth Street
   Place and Capital Improvements Projects responsibilities has resulted in additional resources
   requested as part of Unmet Needs.

Unmet Needs
   The Department has identified the need for six new positions. Three of the positions are the result
   of the changes in how the Capital Improvement Program will be administered. The Department of
   Public Works will now be responsible for the Construction of all Capital Improvement Projects with
   an estimated value of less than $50,000. These projects will be constructed by use of staff and
   private contractors, whichever is most appropriate. The Departments requested new construction
   team would consist of one Senior Engineering Technician and two Maintenance Engineers II.

    Two of the positions requested are the result of the passage of Assembly Bill 1127, which became
    effective January 1, 2000. It removed government’s exemption from being assessed civil penalties
    for safety violations and increases the dollar amount of civil penalties for these violations. The
    Department is requesting two Maintenance Engineer II positions to be dedicated to full-time safety
    issues and would be responsible for conducting building safety surveys, identifying potential safety
    problems and correcting this in a timely and cost effective manner. This would ensure that the
    financial liability exposure is limited and our employees are given a safe workplace in which to
    accomplish their tasks.

    The Building Services Supervisor to Center VI staff has been temporarily re-assigned to the CEO’s
    office to assist with capital projects. The Department is requesting the replacement of this position
    due to the size, growth, and level of responsibilities of this position at County Center VI. The CEO’s
    office has requested a Manager I/II position as part of their unmet needs that will be considered as
    part of the Final Budget. Upon Board approval of this position, the temporary reassignment of the
    Building Services Supervisor position in the capital project unit will end.

Capital Improvement Projects
   The department has identified $2,601,600 in deferred maintenance. The majority of the repairs are
   needed on behalf of the General Fund Departments. They range from replacement of the roof, air-
   condition and heating units at Juvenile Hall to replacing cell doors at the downtown Men’s’ Jail.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. At this funding level, the
   Department will provide the resources necessary to clean maintain and provide utilities for County
   facilities. As a result of the addition of new facilities along with the County contracting out for
   janitorial services for some facilities the Department will prepare an analysis of the number of

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   square feet of maintained facilities along with the number of staff and costs associated to maintain
   each facility.

Unmet Needs
   The requested unmet needs are not recommended at this time. The Departments requested
   unmet needs would be considered as part of the Final Budget process and based upon the results
   of the facilities and staffing analysis.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   During the Proposed Budget process, Public Works General Fund Operations requested funding
   for personnel and deferred maintenance costs. These unmet needs have now been considered
   during this Final Budget process and as a result, the following funding is included in the Final
   Budget Addendum:

   Salaries & Benefits:           Increase appropriations in the amount of $88,151 for two Maintenance
                                  Engineer II positions.

   County Facilities:             Increase appropriations for expenditures in the total amount of
                                  $400,000 for anticipated deferred maintenance costs.

   Funding Source(s):             The increase in Public Works General Fund Operations budget will be
                                  funded by the General Fund.

   The remaining unmet needs of $55,740 for one Building Services Supervisor, and $54,915 for a
   Senior Engineering Technician are not recommended at this time.

   The Public Works Department has identified over $2 million in deferred maintenance costs, some of
   which have been deferred for several years due to overwhelming demands of higher priority
   maintenance projects and lack of sufficient funding. After considerable review and discussions, it
   is the County's desire to begin to address these outstanding maintenance issues on the over 2.2
   million square feet of County facilities. Funds in the amount of $400,000 have been set aside in
   County Facilities to begin deferred maintenance.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   Add the following positions:

   2 - Maintenance Engineer II

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $2,419,541      $2,509,242       $2,875,939          $88,151      $2,964,090
Services/Supplies      $3,455,711      $3,984,317       $3,901,277                $0     $3,901,277
Other Charges            $258,256       $215,142          $277,586                $0      $277,586
Fixed Assets               $5,466               $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing          $175,069       $126,245                 $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund              -$1,962,183    -$1,432,952       -$1,540,040               $0    -$1,540,040
Contracts                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $4,351,860      $5,401,994       $5,514,762          $88,151      $5,602,913
Less Revenue           $1,700,581      $2,888,598       $2,758,030                $0     $2,758,030
Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost        $2,651,279      $2,513,396       $2,756,732          $88,151      $2,844,883




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The General Fund Operation Division does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW…
  There is a 70-year span between the oldest building we presently maintain, known as Health
  Services Agency’s Building (Center II), located at 830 Scenic Drive in Modesto, constructed in
  1929, and the newest building, Tenth Street Place, located at 1010 10th Street in Modesto,
  constructed in 1999. Tenth Street Place is maintained via a City/County partnership.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING
Legal Budget Unit 0040249


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide for the continuation of the current level of engineering
   services. The current services include design, traffic, construction management, survey, right-of-
   way and development services related to land development. Resources will be available to make
   limited improvements in the Survey Monument Preservation program in response to loss or
   destruction of older survey monuments.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level the Public Works
   Engineering Division will continue to provide design, traffic, construction management, survey,
   right-of-way and development services related to land development.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                          ADOPTED          RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $1,422,548       $1,526,018         $1,738,433               $0     $1,738,433
Services/Supplies           $168,097         $113,195          $193,000                $0      $193,000
Other Charges               $460,421         $446,869          $617,364                $0      $617,364
Fixed Assets                        $0              $0               $0                $0             $0
Other Financing             $116,549          $88,385                $0                $0             $0
Equity Transfers                    $0              $0               $0                $0             $0
Intrafund                           $0              $0               $0                $0             $0
Contracts                           $0              $0               $0                $0             $0
Contingencies                       $0              $0               $0                $0             $0


Gross Costs               $2,167,615       $2,174,467         $2,548,797               $0     $2,548,797
Less Revenue              $2,179,311       $2,246,527         $2,429,445               $0     $2,429,445
Plus Fund Balance          -$127,647        -$189,876                $0                $0             $0


Net County Cost             $115,951         $117,816          $119,352                $0      $119,352



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TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Engineering Division does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
  The Roberts Ferry Bridge is supported in the Tuolumne River flood plain by four (4)84” diameter
  pier shafts that extend to about 165 feet below the surface of the bridge deck. The bottom of the
  pier shafts are about 25 feet below sea level which places them in the geological Mehrten
  formation, an uppermost subdivision of the long Tertiary period that’s been about 64 million years
  ago. Therefore, the material at the bottom of the pier shaft is between 2 to 5 million years old.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
General Fund

PUBLIC WORKS – DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0043200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide adequate support to meet the public's needs, including plan
   checking, building permit issuance and construction inspection services. Emphasis on customer
   service and improvements in processing time will continue. The continuing robust statewide
   economy is reflected in increased activity in Development Services. In addition, this budget reflects
   the continuation of providing contract plan checking, building permit issuance and construction
   inspection services to the City of Ceres. The contract with the City of Ceres has a value of
   $75,000. Although this budget is a part of he General Fund, it is completely supported by permit
   and inspection fee revenue.

    The Department is requesting authorization to purchase two replacement pickup trucks this year.
    This will complete the goal of replacing six pickup trucks over a three-year period, one of which will
    be covered in the base budget at a cost of $19,000.

Unmet Needs
   The cost of one of the new pickups will exceed the issued base budget. It is requested that this
   pickup, at a cost of $19,000 be funded by Development Services specific fund balance.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level plan checking,
   building permit issuance and construction inspection services will continue including the purchase
   of one pickup.

Unmet Needs
   It is recommended that the second pickup truck at a cost of $19,000 be approved and funded from
   the division’s fund balance.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                         ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits        $1,003,730        $773,149       $1,221,389                $0     $1,221,389
 Services/Supplies          $186,185        $127,167         $190,510                $0       $190,510
 Other Charges              $500,776        $479,557         $101,123                $0       $101,123
 Fixed Assets               $117,898         $30,511          $38,000                $0        $38,000
 Other Financing             $67,354         $41,136                $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                   $35,162         $50,128          $62,978                $0        $62,978
 Contracts                         $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                     $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs              $1,911,105       $1,501,648      $1,614,000                $0     $1,614,000
 Less Revenue             $1,896,120       $1,356,618      $1,576,000                $0     $1,576,000
 Plus Fund Balance           $14,985        $145,030          $38,000                $0        $38,000


 Net County Cost                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Development Services Division has, for the past several years, used a telephone answering
   machine for after hours requests for inspection. The answering machine is available after normal
   business hours and on weekends for customers to request an inspection of their project. During
   normal working hours, the public receives personal attention. This simple system assures our
   customers of the ability to request an inspection 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Since the
   answering machine is not used to replace office staff, there are no monetary savings resulting from
   its use.

DID YOU KNOW ...

        “Old Style Construction New to Stanislaus County”

   Straw houses constructed in Stanislaus County? No way! This straw house wasn’t built by the
   Three Little Pigs Construction Company either. The straw house constructed thus far in Stanislaus
   County consists of rice straw bales using a combination of engineered post and beam construction
   methods. The structure is limited to a single story in height and the straw bales used on the
   exterior walls are no less than 13” thick. The exterior walls are then covered with stucco or plaster
   on both sides. The interest in rice straw bale house construction was caused by the availability of a
   renewable source of cellulose being used as an energy efficient substitute for wood framed walls,
   and new regulations that the burning of rice straw be prohibited by the year 2000. Straw house
   construction, including wiring and plumbing methods, must comply with guidelines provided in the
   California Health and Safety Code.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Enterprise Fund

PUBLIC WORKS – LOCAL TRANSIT SYSTEM
Legal Budget Unit 0041500


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget would provide transportation services to the greater population of
   Stanislaus County utilizing eight routes and $20,000 in funding for the Stanislaus County
   Employees' Ride Program. Primary funding of $4.14 million is made available through a
   combination of Transportation Development Act funds, farebox revenue, advertising revenue,
   Federal Transit Administration grants and a Reduce Motor Vehicle Emissions grant. Staff will
   pursue Federal and State clean air grants for the $2.34 million purchase of compressed natural gas
   buses. The projected budget appropriations anticipate the acquisition of five, forty-foot buses (40-
   45 passenger plus two wheelchair spaces) and five, twenty-four foot buses (16 passenger plus two
   wheelchair spaces). The appropriation is included in this budget to initiate the procurement
   process upon approval of grant funding.

    Requested is the addition of one position, an Associate Planner at an annual cost of $55,982, and
    reclassification of the Staff Services Analyst position to Staff Services Coordinator. Funding is
    included in the budget for the new position and the reclassification, from State Transportation
    Development Act funds and Federal formula funds.

    The Transit Division is requesting that a position be added to meet current and future demands on
    staff's time. The division is responsible for administration of the County's inter-city bus system,
    Stanislaus Regional Transit ("StaRT").          Transit Division responsibilities include: budget
    organization; grant funding; vehicle procurement; contract management; and compliance with
    federal, state and local regulations. The division interacts with many federal, state and local
    organizations including the Federal Transit Administration, California Department of Transportation,
    San Joaquin Air Quality Control Board, Stanislaus Council of Governments and all the cities and
    communities within Stanislaus County.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. The base funding level will provide
   transportation services within Stanislaus County utilizing eight routes and funding for the Stanislaus
   Employees' Ride Program. It is recommended that if grant funding is awarded, approval be granted
   for the purchase of ten buses. It is also recommended that a new position of Associate Planner be
   added to the division and that a classification study of the Staff Services Analyst position be
   conducted.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Add one Associate Planner position at an annual cost of $55,982 funded from State Transportation
    Development Act funds and Federal formula funds.

    Complete a classification study of the Staff Services Analyst position.

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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                        ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits         $101,779        $108,076        $201,982                 $0      $201,982
 Services/Supplies       $1,059,412      $1,285,972       $1,482,654                $0     $1,482,654
 Other Charges              $62,318         $73,583        $139,569                 $0      $139,569
 Fixed Assets               $35,840               $0      $2,340,000                $0     $2,340,000
 Other Financing             $6,721        $506,027                $0               $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Intrafund                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contracts                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
 Contingencies                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


 Gross Costs             $1,266,070      $1,973,658       $4,164,205                $0     $4,164,205
 Less Revenue            $1,493,878      $1,447,173       $4,164,205                $0     $4,164,205
 Plus Fund Balance        -$227,808        $526,485                $0               $0             $0


 Net County Cost                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Local Transit Division does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   Public Transportation reduces auto fuel consumption by approximately 1.5 billion gallons annually,
   lowering the nation’s trade deficit and reducing dependence on foreign oil. Every commuter who
   switches from driving alone to public transportation saves an average of 200 gallons of gas per
   year.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Special Revenue Fund

PUBLIC WORKS – ROAD AND BRIDGE
Legal Budget Unit 0040399



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide sufficient funding to operate and maintain the County's
   roadway system in a reasonably safe and efficient manner. This includes repairs, improvements
   and preventative maintenance done on an annual basis. This budget unit is a combination of four
   former budgets, including Road and Bridge Maintenance, Morgan Shop, Special Non-motorized
   System Projects and Road Construction Projects.

   The requested level of funding provides for Morgan Shop to maintain the existing level of fleet
   equipment in a safe and efficient manner. The objective is to purchase, maintain, repair, provide
   lubrication services to and disposal of heavy equipment, trucks and vehicles.

   Special Non-motorized System Projects is a restricted State funding source by which the County
   receives a small annual allocation that is allowed to accumulate to be used to design and widen
   roads for safe bicycle usage.

   The remaining balance as of year-end for road construction projects that have been previously
   approved are included in this budget. This represents an overlay project that will cover 30.5 miles of
   various county roads; a project to install signals and widen intersections at Claribel at Claus Road
   and Claribel at Oakdale Road; turn pocket and widen Geer Road from Grayson Road to Santa Fe
   Avenue; and safety rail replacements on the Shiloh Road bridge crossing the Tuolumne River and
   the Las Palmas Avenue Bridge crossing the San Joaquin River. Additional projects that are
   determined to be high priority will be pursued and submitted to the Board of Supervisors for
   approval and budgets will be established at that time.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level Public Works will
   be able to operate and maintain the County's roadway system in a reasonably safe and efficient
   manner. Some of the major Road Projects anticipated for fiscal year 2000-2001 includes bridge
   rail replacement, intersection improvements and road overlay.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget.

STAFFING IMPACTS

   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  During the review process for the Final Budget Addendum, the Public Works Department, Road
  and Bridge Division, requests that the Morgan Shop budget unit (No. 42100) be reclassified to an
  Internal Service Fund budget from a Special Revenue budget. This action is necessitated by State
  of California Road Fund Accounting Guidelines so that the costs of depreciation can be captured
  when computing equipment rental rates.

  Under the current configuration the full cost of equipment ownership and usage is not calculated
  because of the inability to include the cost of depreciation in rental rates. It is important to the
  Public Works Department to be able to include all costs associated with equipment ownership and
  usage. The full cost, including depreciation cost, is necessary to determine whether equipment
  ownership or rental is the most cost effective on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the
  depreciation portion of the equipment rental rate can become the revenue source to finance an
  equipment replacement fund. This change to an Internal Service Fund has been reviewed by the
  County Auditor-Controller Staff and the State Road Fund Audit Staff both of whom have raised no
  objections.

  It is recommended that the Morgan Shop legal budget unit be established and classified as an
  Internal Service Fund. The gross appropriations for expenditures and estimated revenue are
  $1,185,730 for fiscal year 2000-2001. Also, it is recommended that the Road & Bridge Division
  legal budget unit be reduced to reflect the transfer of funds to the Morgan Shop budget in the
  Internal Service Fund. The reason for the difference between the requested Morgan Shop budget
  ($1,185,730) and the reduction to the Road and Bridge budget ($284,420) is the resulting change in
  accounting for Intrafund transfers of $901,310, from the Proposed budget.

  This change will allow the Morgan Shop Division to fully capture the cost of owning and operating
  individual pieces of equipment, and provide data for management to compare the cost
  effectiveness of equipment ownership to equipment rental. This change will support the Board of
  Supervisors' priority of promoting efficient government operations.

  As a result of budget discussions with the Board members, the issue of a pedestrian overcrossing
  or some type of signalization on Crow's Landing Road at Shackleford School was raised. Staff will
  be evaluating both options along with funding sources and potential partnerships and return to the
  Board with recommendations.

  As part of this Final Budget Addendum process, the following changes are recommended to Road
  & Bridge Division budget:

  Salaries & Benefits:        Decrease appropriations by $492,279 to reflect the transfer of this
                              amount to the Morgan Shop budget unit.

  Services & Supplies:        Decrease appropriations by $555,450 to reflect the transfer of this
                              amount to the Morgan Shop budget unit.

  Other Charges:              Increase appropriations by $763,309.

  Revenue:                    Decrease revenue by $284,420.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  The Salary and Position Allocation Resolution will be amended to transfer the following nine
  positions from the Road and Bride Division budget unit to the new Morgan Shop budget unit:

  1-   Staff Services Analyst, #2293
  6-   Heavy Equipment Mechanic, #s 3961, 3976, 3950, 3896, 3841, and 3798
  1-   Heavy Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, #3947
  1-   Maintenance Mechanic, #3916

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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $3,090,557      $3,265,670       $3,670,590         -$492,279     $3,178,311
Services/Supplies       $6,907,260     $11,523,725       $4,732,244         -$555,450     $4,176,794
Other Charges           $2,910,694      $3,093,775       $3,484,368         $763,309      $4,247,677
Fixed Assets              $123,601       $315,955                 $0               $0             $0
Other Financing           $292,423       $170,646          $42,000                 $0       $42,000
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs            $13,324,535     $18,369,771      $11,929,202         -$284,420    $11,644,782
Less Revenue           $11,781,876     $14,596,541      $10,865,191         -$284,420    $10,580,771
Plus Fund Balance       $1,542,659      $3,773,230       $1,064,011                $0     $1,064,011


Net County Cost                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Road and Bridge does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
    An 8’ wide road shoulder that is 1 mile in length is equal to one acre. During the weed control
    season, the Operations Division sprays an average of 70 acres each day, which equals 35 road
    miles or 70 lane miles. Over the course of an average year, this equates to 3,000 acres.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Uses Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Enterprise Fund

PUBLIC WORKS - LANDFILL
Legal Budget Unit 0041000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget will provide for funding to meet all state, federal and local landfill
   requirements. The programs included in the base budget request are as follows:

    Ø   Class III Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Program
    Ø   Class II Combustion Ash Waste Disposal Program
    Ø   Roadside Cleanup Program
    Ø   Waste Tire Disposal Program
    Ø   Groundwater Protection Programs
    Ø   Waste Management Unit Closure Program

    Funding to design a new ash disposal cell and to design and begin construction of a general waste
    disposal cell has been included in the Fink Road Landfill portion of the budget. Also, funding for the
    temporary agricultural operations associated with the most recent land acquisition that is ongoing
    during the landfill expansion permitting process is included. Estimated revenue received from the
    temporary agricultural operation is estimated to offset this particular cost.

    Another component of this budget provides funds to meet the annual state closure/post closure
    requirements for the Fink and Geer Road Landfills. The non-operational Geer Road Landfill portion
    of this budget this year includes an increase from the past years due to the need to repair a
    depression that has occurred at this landfill.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs associated with this budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved. At this funding level all state, federal
   and local landfill requirements will be met.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs at this level of funding.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



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                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits         $759,520        $777,474        $982,017                 $0      $982,017
Services/Supplies       $3,874,439      $4,376,802       $5,767,300                $0     $5,767,300
Other Charges             $728,498        $428,256       $1,534,961                $0     $1,534,961
Fixed Assets                $6,736        $491,651                $0               $0             $0
Other Financing         $1,130,380               $0               $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0     $3,375,000                $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs             $6,499,573      $9,449,183       $8,284,278                $0     $8,284,278
Less Revenue            $5,677,036      $9,144,485       $6,380,913                $0     $6,380,913
Plus Fund Balance         $822,537        $304,698       $1,903,365                $0     $1,903,365


Net County Cost                  $0              $0               $0               $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
  The Landfill Division does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW …
  Each ton of ash placed in the landfill from the Waste-to-Energy plant represents ten tons of solid
  waste that wasn’t placed in the landfill.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
PUBLIC RESOURCES
Internal Services Fund
PUBLIC WORKS – MORGAN SHOP
Legal Budget Unit 0042100



SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   During the review process for the Final Budget Addendum, the Public Works Department, Road
   and Bridge Division (see pages 297-299) requests that the Morgan Shop budget unit (No. 0042100)
   be reclassified to an Internal Service Fund budget from a Special Revenue budget. This action is
   necessitated by State of California Road Fund Accounting Guidelines so that the costs of
   depreciation can be captured when computing equipment rental rates.

   Under the current configuration the full cost of equipment ownership and usage is not calculated
   because of the inability to include the cost of depreciation in rental rates. It is important to the
   Public Works Department to be able to include all costs associated with equipment ownership and
   usage. The full cost, including depreciation cost, is necessary to determine whether equipment
   ownership or rental is the most cost effective on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the
   depreciation portion of the equipment rental rate can become the revenue source to finance an
   equipment replacement fund. This change to an Internal Service Fund has been reviewed by the
   County Auditor-Controller Staff and the State Road Fund Audit Staff both of whom have raised no
   objections.

   It is recommended that the Morgan Shop legal budget unit be established and classified as an
   Internal Service Fund. The gross appropriations for expenditures and estimated revenue are
   $1,185,730 for fiscal year 2000-2001. Also, it is recommended that the Road & Bridge Division
   legal budget unit be reduced to reflect the transfer of funds to the Morgan Shop budget in the
   Internal Service Fund. The reason for the difference between the requested Morgan Shop budget
   ($1,185,730) and the reduction to the Road and Bridge budget ($284,420) is the resulting change in
   accounting for Intrafund transfers of $901,310, from the Proposed budget.

   This change will allow the Morgan Shop Division to fully capture the cost of owning and operating
   individual pieces of equipment, and provide data for management to compare the cost
   effectiveness of equipment ownership to equipment rental. This change will support the Board of
   Supervisors' priority of promoting efficient government operations.


STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The Salary and Position Allocation Resolution will be amended to transfer the following nine
   positions from the Road and Bride Division budget unit to the new Morgan Shop budget unit:

   1-   Staff Services Analyst, #2293
   6-   Heavy Equipment Mechanic, #s 3961, 3976, 3950, 3896, 3841, and 3798
   1-   Heavy Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, #3947
   1-   Maintenance Mechanic, #3916




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits               $0              $0               $0        $492,279       $492,279
Services/Supplies               $0              $0               $0        $555,450       $555,450
Other Charges                   $0              $0               $0        $138,001       $138,001
Fixed Assets                    $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Other Financing                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contracts                       $0              $0               $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs                     $0              $0               $0       $1,185,730     $1,185,730
Less Revenue                    $0              $0               $0       $1,185,730     $1,185,730
Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0               $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Human Resources
                                                           Final Budget
                                                            2000-2001
AGING AND VETERANS' SERVICES                                  $2,228,314
  FUND    ORG
   1050   0031000   Area Agency on Aging                      $1,966,252
   0100   0032000   Veterans' Services                          $262,062

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES                        $65,492,010
  FUND    ORG
   1500   6000000   Mental Health                            $35,968,039
   1505   6700100   Stanislaus Recovery Center                  $152,928
   1512   6500001   Drug & Alcohol Program                    $5,050,065
   1513   6030000   Public Guardian                             $941,076
   1514   6400001   BH & RS Managed Care Service             $10,363,683
   4040   6600001   Stanislaus Behavioral Center             $13,016,219

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY                                   $178,000,572
  FUND    ORG
   1631   0045050   Services & Support                      $107,376,112
   1632   0045800   Public Economic Assistance               $68,669,032
   1634   0045850   Aid to Children - SED                       $900,000
   1633   0045900   General Assistance                          $979,304
   1635   0045050   Foster Care Incentive                        $76,124

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING                                      $19,351,066
  FUND    ORG
   1300   0033100   DET- Administration                       $5,991,807
   1300   0033200   DET - Marketing                             $210,000
   1300   0033300   DET - Contracts                           $4,350,000
   1300   0033400   DET - Client Pool                           $226,500
   1300   0033700   DET - OJT/IR/WXP                          $3,685,265
   1300   0033800   DET -Welfare to Work                      $2,426,289
   1300   0033900   DET - STAN Works                          $2,461,205

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY                                       $67,231,956
  FUND    ORG
   1401   1301000   Health Services Agency                            $0
   1403   1401000   Managed Care                                $861,695
   1404   1501000   Indigent Health Care                     $10,323,085
   1406   1501000   IHCP - County Hospital                      $835,000
   1407   1501000   IHCP - Non County Hospital                  $161,000
   1408   1501000   IHCP - Emergency Services                    $42,000
   1409   1501000   IHCP - New Physicians                        $41,500
   1416   1501000   IHCP - Other                                      $0
   1442   1201000   Public Health                            $16,210,437
   1405   1200001   Public Health Tobacco Tax Education               $0
   4050   1011000   HSA - Clinics and Ancillary Services     $38,757,239

                                            TOTAL           $332,303,918
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Legal Budget Unit 0031000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Department of Aging and Veterans Services, Area Agency on Aging Division, is
    to maintain, enhance and improve the quality of life for seniors in Stanislaus County by developing
    systems of home and community based services which promote independence and self-sufficiency.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Provide information on health issues and safety/crime prevention concerns in collaboration with
   Health Services Agency, the Sheriff’s STARS program, and other community agencies and
   organizations; focus efforts on targeting services to frail older individuals who are considered “at-
   risk”; provide free “Young At Heart” fitness classes at several locations throughout the County;
   continue to work collaboratively with the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA),
   which helps identify and fight elder abuse in Stanislaus County; begin a medical transportation
   program with the assistance of Stanislaus County Transit and Catholic Charities, which will give
   priority to seniors in the outlying areas of the County; and work with the new community-based
   services program subcontractors to develop mechanisms to ensure effective targeting of services
   to seniors and functionally impaired adults.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Promote the value of older workers to Stanislaus County employers, and increase the
   understanding and awareness of seniors about entitlements, services and benefits, thus reducing
   the dependency on County-funded assistance services.

Deliver Excellent Community Services
    Raise awareness of services available to seniors through the Area Agency on Aging Senior
    Information and Assistance program, community information “fairs,” and the annual Senior
    Awareness Day and Senior Diamond Day; and raise levels of support for caretakers of frail elderly
    individuals and functionally impaired adults.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Support and encourage coordination/integration of health and social service programs for elderly
   individuals and functionally impaired adults.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Continue partnerships with local cities and community organizations to sponsor the annual Senior
   Awareness Day and Senior Diamond Day; pursue partnerships with local cities and community
   organizations to increase services in city operated senior centers.

Model Community Leadership
   Continue to provide leadership in developing a home and community based system of care for frail
   elderly individuals and functionally impaired adults.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of services associated with Area Agency
   on Aging, Mancini Hall and AAA-Senior Awareness. This funding level will provide for planning,
   advocacy, and program development on behalf of Stanislaus County’s senior population. The Area
   Agency on Aging will meet the legal mandate of administrative oversight, including contracting,
   technical assistance and monitoring of the Countywide Older Americans Act and Older Californians
   Act aging programs. Direct services will continue to include senior information and assistance and
   case management to link older persons and their caregivers to services/programs they need, Older
   Americans Act Title III-F disease prevention and health promotion and respite registry. Senior
   Awareness Day, Diamond Day, and the operation of a daily (weekdays) senior nutrition site at
   Mancini Hall Senior Center will continue.

    The office of the Area Agency on Aging may be impacted by the redevelopment of the properties
    surrounding the City Hall and Courthouse blocks. The Aging and Veteran's facility needs are being
    reviewed and options are being considered to move the Agency to another location.

    The Agency is requesting a new Accountant II position to be dedicated entirely to performing all the
    fiscal duties of the Department. This position would allow the Department to be more responsive to
    the fiscal requests of external customers and to provide technical assistance to its contracting
    service providers. In addition, the department will be able to fully comply with federal/state
    guidelines regarding the administration of the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act
    programs.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will continue the
   current level of services for planning, advocacy, and program development on behalf of Stanislaus
   County’s senior population, which includes the additional position of Accountant II at an annual cost
   of $53,181, which is entirely funded by state and federal funds for administration of these programs.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    Add one Accountant II to perform the fiscal duties of the department.


SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                         ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL          PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL        FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99         FY 99-00         BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $180,258         $235,334         $289,995            $0         $289,995
Services/Supplies           $53,410          $74,325          $49,900            $0          $49,900
Other Charges            $1,338,593       $1,413,437       $1,621,857            $0       $1,621,857
Fixed Assets                $10,460           $8,501               $0            $0               $0
Other Financing             $11,853           $9,710               $0            $0               $0
Equity Transfers                 $0               $0               $0            $0               $0
Intrafund                        $0               $0           $4,500            $0           $4,500
Contracts                        $0               $0               $0            $0               $0
Contingencies                    $0               $0               $0            $0               $0

Gross Costs              $1,594,574       $1,741,307       $1,966,252             $0       $1,966,252
Less Revenue             $1,781,758       $1,942,965       $1,878,303             $0       $1,878,303
Plus Fund Balance         -$264,132        -$289,294               $0             $0               $0

Net County Cost             $76,948         $87,636          $87,949              $0          $87,949



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Area Agency on Aging telephone system is generally a non-automated system. The
    Information and Assistance Program receives a large number of calls during the day and because
    the Department has only one and one-half full-time equivalents dedicated to answering the two
    information and assistance lines. The phone automatically goes to voice mail after the fourth ring.

DID YOU KNOW ...
    Area Agency on Aging contracting service providers has an average of 498 people volunteering
    during a one-year period. The estimated value of donated time would be $1,632,379.26 annually,
    if each volunteer worked five hours per week (260 hours per year) and was compensated as an
    administrative clerk I at step one of the County’s pay scale:

    Administrative Clerk I, step 1 = $9.27/hr x 260 hrs per year = $2,410.20 + 36% {of salary for
    benefits = $867.67} = $3,277.87 x 498 volunteers = $1,632,379.26




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
General Fund

AAA - VETERANS' SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 0032000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Department of Aging and Veterans' Services, Veterans' Services Division, is to
    provide assistance and advocacy to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of
    America, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits and
    entitlements from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), Department of Defense,
    and State and local agencies.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Cosponsor annual “Stand Down” to provide on-site health, social, and safety services to homeless
   veterans; provide transportation services through the MediVan to people in need of specialized
   medical attention at Bay Area hospitals and Veterans administration (VA) long term care facilities;
   and work with Community Housing and Shelter Service (CHSS), Central Valley Homeless Veterans
   and Stanislaus Housing Authority to find permanent housing for homeless veterans.

Facilitate Economic Development
   Promote the value and benefits of hiring veterans to the local business community; increase the
   understanding and awareness of veterans about entitlements, services and benefits, thus reducing
   the dependency on County-funded assistance services; and promote educational opportunities of
   the current and future workforce by operating the college fee waiver program for dependents of
   qualifying veterans.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Set up an outreach office on the West Side and East Side cities of Stanislaus County, which would
    allow a veteran service representative to assist veterans two to four times a month and to provide
    outreach by visiting veterans and widows in nursing homes in the County.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
   Minimize duplication of effort and maximize County resources through coordination and
   collaboration with other County departments and community organizations that are serving
   veterans.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Work cooperatively on an ongoing basis with federal and state legislative representatives, United
   States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense and other County veterans’
   service offices to obtain maximum benefits for veterans.

Model Community Leadership
   Plan, coordinate, develop, monitor and advocate for programs and services to meet the needs of
   veterans and their qualified dependents.




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SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for outreach and case management to veterans and their
   families including comprehensive counseling on federal, state and local veterans benefits; claim
   preparation and submission; claim follow-up; and initiation and development of appeals when
   appropriate. Additionally, information and referral services to link veterans to other County and
   community services that they need are also provided.

   Service activities that draw down federal/state reimbursement are maximized, as the Veteran's
   Service Representatives devote one hundred percent of their time to these activities. The part-time
   Veterans Service Representative does outreach to promote the sale of veteran's license plates,
   which is a revenue source for the Department.

   A college fee waiver program is also provided for qualifying Veterans whose dependents are
   attending colleges/universities in the California State University system. In addition, the department
   will continue to operate the Medivan program, which transports customers to Bay Area medical
   centers. This program is fully funded by the Stanislaus County Department of Public Works/Transit
   Division.

   The Department is requesting the conversion of the part-time Veterans Services Representative to
   a new full-time allocated position. The part-time individual has been working approximately forty
   hours per week over the last two years providing additional staff time to perform the outreach
   responsibilities as well as the sale and promotion of Veteran’s license plates. The Department is
   also requesting a classification study be conducted of the Veterans Services Representative
   Supervisor position.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base budget be approved, which provides for outreach and
   case management to veterans and their families.

   The conversion of the part-time Veterans Services Representative to a full-time allocated position is
   recommended, as is the classification study of the Veterans Services Representative Supervisor
   position.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   Convert one part-time Veterans Services Representative to a full-time allocated position. Perform a
   classification study of the Veterans Services Representative Supervisor position.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                        ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL          PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL        FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00         BUDGET         FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits          $181,103        $182,374        $230,549            $0         $230,549
Services/Supplies            $9,746         $13,559         $13,700            $0          $13,700
Other Charges               $22,787         $18,678         $16,313            $0          $16,313
Fixed Assets                     $0          $6,898              $0             $0              $0
Other Financing              $8,993              $0              $0             $0              $0
Equity Transfers                 $0              $0              $0             $0              $0
Intrafund                    $2,931          $2,038          $1,500             $0          $1,500
Contracts                        $0              $0              $0             $0              $0
Contingencies                    $0              $0              $0             $0              $0

Gross Costs               $225,560        $223,546         $262,062             $0        $262,062
Less Revenue              $105,722        $112,964         $139,500             $0        $139,500
Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0               $0             $0              $0

Net County Cost           $119,838        $110,582         $122,562             $0        $122,562




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Department does not have an automated telephone system. Voice mail is activated during off-
    hours and a receptionist answers the telephone during normal working hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

DID YOU KNOW ...
    Last year the Stanislaus County Veterans Service Office was able to attain $2,448,573.00 in
    retroactive and lump sum payments to veterans and/or their dependents. According to State
    Department of Finance estimating techniques, this will lead to $391,772 in new local tax revenue
    for Stanislaus County.




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310
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
ADMINISTRATION
Legal Budget Unit 0033100



MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Department and Employment and Training is to positively impact the success of
   our community through our collective, passionate, and unique contribution by preparing area
   residents to obtain, maintain employment and/or increase employment through a business and
   community partnership.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Safe and Healthy Community
   Maintain zero lost work-hours due to injuries.
   Expand the department’s Safety Incentive Program.
   Promote and advocate for community services needed by special target populations we serve.
   Facilitate substance abuse treatment and counseling, and provide job placement assistance for
   Welfare to Work participants who have substance abuse issues.

Economic Development
   Provide a menu of effective services and information to the employer community through our staff,
   technology, and Employer Resource Center.
   Provide in-depth case management to ensure retention and decrease expensive employee
   turnover.
   Offer On-the-Job Training subsides to local employers to offset the cost of training new employees
   referred by the Department.

Community Service Delivery
   Provide training and staff resources to the Workforce Investment Board that represents the private
   sector, government entities and community based organizations.
   Hold focus groups of customers (employers/clients/staff) in order to determine customer needs and
   measure customers’ satisfaction.
   Provide universal access to employment services that result in increased job opportunities for all
   Stanislaus residents.
   Expand the Department’s One-stop Community Resource Centers to better target and serve
   community needs.

Efficient Government Operations
    Continue to integrate the Welfare to Work Plan, which compliments and enhances the Stanworks
    Plan in 99-00.
    Implement the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in partnership with other stakeholders, including
    customers, building upon our success and continuous improvement.
    Monitor all contracts and vendors for performance and cost per customer served.
    Develop a Customer Report Card to assist County residents in making career and training
    decisions

Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
   Provide equipment and internet access to community groups throughout Stanislaus County in order
   to facilitate One-stop partnerships.

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Community Leadership
   Facilitate meetings of the Workforce Investment Board, and assist them in developing a
   Coordinated Community Plan.

    Provide resources and leadership to the Future Factory Academy with the goal being that every
    staff person attending the Academy, understand and agree what quality service is and all agree to
    do the best to deliver that service.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Department to continue to provide employment and
   training services formerly funded under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) now funded under
   the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). With the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act
   (WIA) beginning July 1, 2000, the department will expand its services and provide universal access
   to all County residents. In addition, the department will provide direct services through the
   StanWorks contract with the Community Services Agency and Welfare to Work activities. The
   budget is completely funded by the Federal and State governments and requires no County
   General Funds. Base funding will provide quality services to an anticipated 14,000 WIA customers,
   5,000 StanWorks referrals, and 323 Welfare to Work enrollees. Services will continue to be
   expanded to the public in a three tiered approach for services as proscribed under WIA.
   Customers will help and work with the Department to design and implement appropriate program
   changes as it progresses and improve under the new law.

    Two new positions are requested at a cost of $87,231. The Department requests one Office
    Systems Specialist ($46,625) and one Supervising Account/Administrative Clerk III ($40,606).
    Additionally, the Department requests four reclassifications: they are, Account Clerk III to
    Accounting Technician, System Programmer to Senior System Programmer, Accountant II to
    Accountant III and Confidential Designation for Administrative Clerk III.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which allows the
   Department to continue to provide employment and training services funded under the Workforce
   Investment Act (WIA), and provide direct services through the StanWorks contract with the
   Community Services Agency including Welfare to Work activities. It is also recommended that the
   two new positions be authorized. Further a study of the four-reclassification requests submitted will
   be conducted this fiscal year.

POLICY ISSUES
    With the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) the Department has transitioned
    the matrix of services to meet the requirements of the new law. The Act has four key principles;
    input into the decision making process by the private sector, universal access to employment and
    training services, a partnership and collaboration of community organization and One-Stop service
    delivery. Of these key principles, the most exciting universal access to employment and training
    services. Universal access will allow any member of the community to access the vast amount of
    employment related information that until recently was restricted to individuals who participated in
    the JTPA program. Universal access is provided through the Future Factory, a full services One-
    Stop center. Currently three fully operational Future Factories provide employment and training
    services to the community. A fourth Future Factory to be opened later this year, it will specialize in
    employer issues.



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STAFFING IMPACTS
   A classification study of four positions is recommended: Account Clerk III to, System Programmer,
   Accountant II and Confidential Designation.

   Add two positions, one Office Systems Specialist and one Supervising Account / Admin Clerk III.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                       ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL         FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $3,187,769      $3,385,998      $4,407,255            $0        $4,407,255
 Services/Supplies         $382,703        $879,512        $891,868            $0          $891,868
 Other Charges             $419,293        $556,357        $609,684            $0          $609,684
 Fixed Assets               $84,994          $5,817         $83,000            $0           $83,000
 Other Financing           $363,130        $296,192              $0            $0                $0
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0            $0                $0
 Intrafund                       $0              $0              $0            $0                $0
 Contracts                       $0              $0              $0            $0                $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0            $0                $0

 Gross Costs             $4,437,890      $5,123,877       $5,991,807             $0       $5,991,807
 Less Revenue            $4,437,890      $5,123,877       $5,991,807             $0       $5,991,807
 Plus Fund Balance               $0              $0               $0             $0               $0

 Net County Cost                 $0              $0              $0              $0              $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Department of Employment and Training does not have an automated telephone system.

DID YOU KNOW ...
   The Department has been involved in JTPA Alumni celebrations for over ten years. Each year,
   staff and partner agencies nominate persons for specific recognition. People who have overcome
   hardships and barriers. People who have taken risks and moved into new employment. Alumni
   Day is a time when we all directly see and share the positive impact and success our work has for
   this community through our collective, passionate, and unique contribution. We expect to continue
   this celebration and honor the customers we will serve under the new WIA law as well.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
MARKETING
Legal Budget Unit 0033200


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the Department of Employment and Training
   (DET) Marketing activities. The Marketing budget unit is the outreach component of DET. The
   division develops advertisements designed to attract new customers (clients and employers) and
   inform the general public of services provided by DET.

    There are no unmet needs requested

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for
   advertisements and other outreach activities for the Department.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                            ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL            ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99          FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits                 $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Services/Supplies           $171,074          $171,499        $210,000                $0      $210,000
Other Charges                     $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Fixed Assets                      $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Other Financing                   $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Equity Transfers                  $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Intrafund                         $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Contracts                         $0                $0              $0                $0            $0
Contingencies                     $0                $0              $0                $0            $0

Gross Costs                 $171,075          $171,499        $210,000                $0      $210,000
Less Revenue                $171,075          $171,499        $210,000                $0      $210,000
Plus Fund Balance                 $0                $0              $0                $0            $0

Net County Cost                    $0                $0               $0              $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
CONTRACTS
Legal Budget Unit 0033300


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the Department of Employment and Training
   (DET) contracting activities. This budget unit provides for the payment of contractors who provide
   services for DET customers. DET contracts with agencies for specialized training and/or services
   to targeted populations identified by the annual Labor Market Survey as being demand
   occupations. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) establishes three tiers of service. The third tier
   of service provides customers with the opportunity to use Individual Training Accounts to invest in
   the training program that best meets the objectives of their individual employment plan.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for the
   payment of contractors who provide services for DET customers.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits     $2,654,909     $2,376,578      $2,899,300            $0     $2,899,300
Services/Supplies     $2,285,710     $1,622,866      $1,450,700            $0     $1,450,700
Other Charges               $462             $0              $0            $0             $0
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Other Financing               $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                    $30             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs           $4,941,111     $3,999,444      $4,350,000            $0     $4,350,000
Less Revenue          $4,941,111     $3,999,444      $4,350,000            $0     $4,350,000
Plus Fund Balance             $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost              $0             $0              $0             $0            $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
CLIENT POOL
Legal Budget Unit 0033400


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the Department of Employment and Training
   (DET) direct and supportive services activities. The Client Pool budget unit is designed to facilitate
   payment of vendors who provide services to DET customers; items such as childcare, tools and
   uniforms which are necessary for the employment of DET customers.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       -$10,321         $3,270            $0                $0            $0
Services/Supplies        $42,312        $52,518       $59,000                $0       $59,000
Other Charges           $234,217       $107,106      $167,500                $0      $167,500
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0            $0                $0            $0
Other Financing               $0             $0            $0                $0            $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0            $0                $0            $0
Intrafund                   $100             $0            $0                $0            $0
Contracts                     $0             $0            $0                $0            $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0            $0                $0            $0

Gross Costs            $266,309       $162,895       $226,500                $0      $226,500
Less Revenue           $266,309       $162,895       $226,500                $0      $226,500
Plus Fund Balance            $0             $0             $0                $0            $0

Net County Cost              $0             $0               $0              $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
ON-THE-JOB TRAINING/INDIVIDUAL
REFERRAL/WORK EXPERIENCE
Legal Budget Unit 0033700


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the Department of Employment and Training
   (DET) On-the-Job Training/Individual Referral/Work Experience activities (OJT/IR/WXP). The
   OJT/IR/WXP is designed to support direct training activities. Monies are used to pay On-The-Job
   Training incentives to employers, individual referral contacts, tuition payments, and wages while
   customers are gaining work experience.

   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides training,
   referrals, tuition payments, and wages for clients while they are gaining work experience.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $191,655       $401,019        $400,000            $0        $400,000
Services/Supplies     $2,989,706     $2,646,025      $3,285,265            $0      $3,285,265
Other Charges                 $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Other Financing               $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs           $3,181,361     $3,047,044      $3,685,265             $0     $3,685,265
Less Revenue          $3,181,361     $3,047,044      $3,685,265             $0     $3,685,265
Plus Fund Balance             $0             $0              $0             $0             $0

Net County Cost              $0             $0              $0              $0            $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
WELFARE TO WORK
Legal Budget Unit 0033800


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Department of Employment and Training (DET)
   Welfare to Work activities. The Welfare to Work budget unit is designed to assist long term
   Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients in finding employment. Welfare to
   Work serves those who are within twelve months of discontinuance of assistance payments and
   who need additional educational services.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides quality
   service to an anticipated 323 Welfare to Work clients. The goal of the Department of Employment
   and Training's Welfare to Work program is to assist Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
   (TANF) recipients with multiple barriers to employment and other characteristics of long-term
   welfare dependency in finding and maintaining unsubsidized employment which will lead them to
   self-sufficiency.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $217,609       $490,111      $1,390,537            $0     $1,390,537
Services/Supplies        $49,591        $48,703        $934,875            $0       $934,875
Other Charges             $9,012        $20,700         $66,877            $0        $66,877
Fixed Assets              $1,859             $0         $34,000            $0        $34,000
Other Financing               $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0            $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0            $0             $0

Gross Costs            $278,071       $559,513       $2,426,289            $0     $2,426,289
Less Revenue           $278,071       $559,513       $2,426,289            $0     $2,426,289
Plus Fund Balance            $0             $0               $0            $0             $0

Net County Cost              $0             $0              $0             $0            $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING -
STANWORKS
Legal Budget Unit 0033900


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides funding for the Department of Employment and Training
   (DET) StanWorks activities. The StanWorks budget unit is the former DET-Greater Avenues for
   Independence (GAIN) budget. StanWorks is a contract between the Community Services Agency
   and the Department of Employment & Training (DET) designed to improve services to aid
   recipients. StanWorks functions as an enhancement for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
   (TANF) services and provides supervised job search and community placements (work experience)
   to TANF recipients resulting in work skills and employment.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides supervised
   job search and community placements (work experience) to approximately five thousand TANF
   recipients resulting in work skills and employment.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts associated with this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                   ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits     $1,396,721     $1,592,342      $1,656,300             $0     $1,656,300
Services/Supplies       $191,840       $326,533        $515,124             $0       $515,124
Other Charges           $159,270       $232,353        $255,809             $0       $255,809
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0         $33,972             $0        $33,972
Other Financing               $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                   $430         $6,775              $0             $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs           $1,748,261     $2,158,002      $2,461,205             $0     $2,461,205
Less Revenue          $1,745,946     $2,359,501      $2,461,205             $0     $2,461,205
Plus Fund Balance         $2,316      -$201,498              $0             $0             $0

Net County Cost              $0             $0              $0              $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - ADMINISTRATION
Legal Budget Unit 1301000


MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is to lead the development,
    implementation and promotion of public policy and health care services to achieve excellent
    physical, psychological and social well being.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Improve the health status of the community through focused efforts with measurable outcomes.

Model Community Leadership
   Become the community health leader through socially responsible program and policy
   development, outstanding service, and excellence in education.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Create value for the community by continually improving clinical quality, customer satisfaction, and
    operational performance.

    Ensure the long-term economic integrity of the organization while maximizing value to the
    community.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the development and promotion of public policies for
   accessible quality health care within Stanislaus County. The Health Services Agency provides
   oversight for Stanislaus Medical Center Ambulatory Clinics and Ancillary Services, Public Health,
   Indigent Health Care Program and the Managed Care Local Initiative.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. The primary goals of the
   Health Services Agency are to provide quality health care services to the community and improve
   community access to these services in a compassionate, efficient and cost-effective manner.
   During this fiscal year, the Health Services Agency will continue to evaluate its services to
   determine feasibility of more integration, increased access and cost savings. This Agency is in the
   third year of its transition from a hospital based health care delivery system to an ambulatory based
   delivery system. For information of the progress that has been made and the challenges that
   remain, please refer to Budget Unit 1011000-Stanislaus Medical Center.




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STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    During the Proposed Budget process, the Health Services Agency stated they would return to the
    Board with an update of the on-going recovery process from an inpatient to clinic based operation.
    While much of the information reported in May remains accurate, the Agency continues to improve
    their performance in the areas in which they can control and continues to pursue those funding
    sources lost with the inpatient closure. This budget update reflects the fact that if the Agency were
    able to capture the $6.8 million lost as a result of the inpatient closure, the Agency would be
    reporting a positive fund balance today.

    One of the major successes that is within the Agency’s control, is the improvement in billing
    services experienced during the last six months and which will continue to show significant
    improvement during this fiscal year. The staff has focused on the flow of billing information into the
    central business office with positive outcomes. These efforts have resulted in a reduction of bills in
    Accounts Receivable in July from 83.3 to 62 days, resulting in a decrease of accounts from
    approximately 127,128 to 108,818. It is anticipated that the continued improvement in this area
    throughout the course of this fiscal year will result in an increase in net revenues of approximately
    $2 million.

    Agency staff conducted an extensive effort to identify options for reducing and/or eliminating the
    shortfall linked directly to reimbursement from the State. Many opportunities were developed and
    evaluated to determine the impact on the quality of life issues for county residents, the financial
    impact on the Agency’s net income and the political impact to the community. While the Agency
    will continue to pursue reinstatement of the lost funding with the State, the following additional
    strategies will be implemented this year, which along with continued improvements in the billing
    office, will continue to move the Agency to a more positive financial future.

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
  All contracts for clinical services will be evaluated for cost savings and will be subject to re-
  negotiation. This includes contracts with physicians (specialist and Scenic Faculty Medical Group),
  ancillary services, support services, and the residency program. New contracts will hold all
  providers of service to productivity standards and Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud and abuse
  compliance guidelines. In addition, contracts and grants between the County and the State will be
  evaluated in terms of reimbursement versus cost of providing the service.

INDIRECT AND DIRECT COSTS REDUCTION
   Efforts will continue to reduce indirect and direct costs with the Agency. These efforts will focus on
   more efficient utilization of staff and supplies. Significant efforts are being directed toward
   increasing revenues and reducing the cost per unit of service this fiscal year. The Agency will
   aggressively pursue uninsured clients to enroll in Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Medical Indigent
   Adult programs. This is a collaborative effort with the Community Services Agency, community
   hospitals and community based organizations.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM
   Efforts will continue to recover the lost revenue from the Health Care Financing Authority for the
   residency program, which results in a shortfall of $700,000 this fiscal year. The Agency will
   continue to work to develop a long-term strategy for this program to ensure its continuation in
   partnership with Doctors Medical Center.




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MEDICALLY INDIGENT ADULT (MIA) PROGRAM
  The MIA Program will be reconfigured to reflect today’s health care environment. Some elements
  of the eligibility criteria are outdated and will be revised this fiscal year. The interview process will
  be modified to become more diligent in the screening of ineligible clients (both out of County and
  out of country) prior to entering the system of care. New policies will be developed in these areas
  and brought back for Board approval. In addition, a partnership has been established with the
  District Attorney and the Community Services Agency to perform fraud investigation to reduce the
  number of applicants falsifying information when receiving medical care.

CONTINUED PURSUIT OF STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING
  The Department will continue to pursue funding lost with the inpatient closure. In addition to the
  ongoing efforts with the Legislature to recover the Medi-Cal room charge ($2 million this fiscal
  year), additional efforts to obtain an 1115 waiver or legislative pilot project to receive supplemental
  funds to offset the loss of disproportionate share funding ($4.8 million) will be undertaken.

    Additionally, the Agency is pursuing a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) certification for all
    of the Agency’s clinics. This certification provides reimbursement based upon reasonable costs as
    opposed to fee for service rates and would supplement reimbursement for Medi-Cal, Medicare and
    uninsured patients who do not qualify for the medically indigent adult program. FQHC requires
    approval from both the State and Federal government and is based upon strict population based
    criteria. Los Angeles County’s 1115 waiver was recently revised to include FQHC status for their
    clinics, which supports the Agency’s pursuit of this designation.

    In order to pursue other available funding through grants, foundations and other resources, the
    Agency is requesting a new position of Staff Services Coordinator, at a cost of $60,849.36 per year.
    One of the major goals this new position will pursue this year is to create an endowment fund to
    support the regional clinic system.

    Finally, the Agency is requesting authorization to refine the indirect allocation methodology across
    Agency indexes. While this recommendation impacts each individual budget index within the
    Agency, the net effect on the Agency’s budget is zero. This change will create a uniform and
    equitable indirect expense allocation methodology that can be used Agency wide and will mirror
    actual operating costs.

    In summary, the Health Services Agency is beginning to see a turnaround in their pursuit of
    financial stability. The current projected deficit of $6,451,986, has the real potential to be less at
    year end, with the continued improvement in the billing and accounts receivable functions, and the
    success of the other operational modifications and potential revenue sources identified.

    As a part of this final Budget Addendum, the following is recommended to the HSA Administration
    budget:

    Salary & Benefits:                    Increase appropriations by $2,213,653. This change is the
                                          result of the new indirect expense allocation methodology and
                                          the same is true of all the requested adjustments below.

    Services & Supplies                   Increase appropriations by $1,451,142.

    Other Charges:                        Increase appropriations by $600,000.

    Residual Equity Transfers:            Decrease appropriations by $5,403,003.

    Funding Source(s):                    Decrease estimated revenue by $1,138,208.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    Add one Staff Services Coordinator.


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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                        ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED         ADOPTED
                        ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL          FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION       FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET         FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits          $550,203        $632,099       $671,410       $2,213,653       $2,885,063
 Services/Supplies          $297,308        $169,240       $450,028       $1,451,142       $1,901,170
 Other Charges               $32,712         $41,457        $16,770         $600,000         $616,770
 Fixed Assets                     $0         $21,915             $0               $0               $0
 Other Financing             $29,631              $0             $0               $0               $0
 Equity Transfers                 $0              $0             $0      -$5,403,003      -$5,403,003
 Intrafund                        $0              $0             $0               $0               $0
 Contracts                        $0              $0             $0               $0               $0
 Contingencies                    $0              $0             $0               $0               $0

 Gross Costs               $909,854         $864,711      $1,138,208      -$1,138,208             $0
 Less Revenue              $795,206         $868,112      $1,138,208      -$1,138,208             $0
 Plus Fund Balance         $114,648          -$3,401              $0               $0             $0

 Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0              $0              $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   The Health Services Agency utilizes a StarTel in-house switch and a Trilog voicemail. This system
   processes calls and allows calls to be queued when there are no agents available to take the call.
   The call center serves 11 clinics, receives 35,000 telephone calls a month with a staff of 13. It
   would require at least four to five individuals per clinic to provide one-on-one communications. The
   Trilog voicemail tree routes after-hours messages to an answering service for physicians.




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 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 HUMAN SERVICES
 Special Revenue Fund

 HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - PUBLIC HEALTH
 Legal Budget Unit 1201000


MISSION STATEMENT
   The mission of the Public Health Division of the Health Services Agency is to provide prevention
   services to promote, attain and maintain optimal health for the residents of Stanislaus County.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Ensure a Safe, Healthy Community
   Improve the health status of the community through focused efforts with measurable outcomes.

Deliver Excellent Community Service
    Ensure the long-term economic integrity of the organization while maximizing value to the
    community.

   Create value for the community by continually improving clinical quality, customer satisfaction, and
   operational performance.

Model Community Leadership
   Become the community health leader through socially responsible program and policy
   development, outstanding service, and excellence in education.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of services at the current level. This
   budget provides funding for community health services, children’s medical services, communicable
   diseases, and health education services. The majority of these services are categorical programs
   funded by State and Federal dollars. A portion of the Maternal Child Adolescent Health Program
   requires a County match, which is included in this base budget.

   Emphasis will continue to be placed on customer needs and will include assessing and improving
   the health of the community, providing access of services through decentralization and
   partnerships, building a workforce which will meet the needs of customers, and seeking funding to
   support these activities.

   During the next year, Public Health will publish the third Community Health Report, which identifies
   critical health issues and will continue to participate in health fairs and outreach events for health
   promotion purposes. The Women, Infant and Children Programs will continue to decentralize and
   integrate with primary care clinics to provide easy access to customers. The Modesto site will
   move to a new location in West Modesto and is in the planning stages.

   Public Health will continue to seek funding through the Public Health Institute, Private Foundations
   and other grant opportunities. The division is currently in the process of submitting a grant proposal
   for $600,000 to help fund the West Modesto project.

   Nine new positions are requested. Three new positions of Public Health Nurse, at a cost of
   $207,930 are requested to assist the Community Services Agency in their outreach efforts. These

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   positions will be funded by CSA. One Social Worker IV, at a cost of $67,616 is requested to
   perform as part of the AIDS case management team. This level of staff is required by the state
   grant and is currently being performed by a contract employee. One new position of Community
   Health Worker III, at a cost of $37,236 is requested to work in new grant funded programs this year
   including: HIV Early Intervention, and Chlamydia programs. Three Administrative Clerk II’s are
   requested at a cost of $92,484, one for immunization registry, one for the lead program and one for
   the California Children’s Services, all of which will be funded through grants. One Staff Services
   Analyst, at a cost of $44,921, is requested to assist with the growing needs of the Women, Infant
   and Children’s Program and is also grant funded

   Two classification studies are also requested. The Assistant Director of Public Health (Band D)
   currently oversees the Public Health Services, which includes community health services, children’s
   medical services, and communicable diseases and over sees an operating budget of $13 million
   and over 150 allocated positions in 70 different programs. Also, a request to reclassify the HIV
   Coordinator is included, due to the fact that this position now oversees an annual budget of
   $800,000, a staff of 10 and over 10 different programs.

Unmet Needs
   Unmet needs in the amount of $15,000 are requested to fund the Countywide Cardiovascular
   Disease Prevention Coalition. This coalition was established to address one of the critical health
   issues identified in the Community Health Report. The $15,000 General Fund contribution would
   assist in funding the coalition activities.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This level of funding will
   allow Public Health to continue services, with an emphasis on the core functions of health
   promotion, disease prevention, and maintaining community wellness.

   It is further recommended that the following grant funded positions be approved: three Public
   Health Nurse positions at a cost of $207,930; one position of Community Health Worker III, at a
   cost of $37,236; three Administrative Clerk II’s at a cost of $92,484; and one Staff Services Analyst
   at a cost of $44,921.

   It is recommended that the position of Social Worker IV be further reviewed, and returned with the
   Final Budget. If a Social Worker IV position is found to be appropriate, the position should be
   allocated to the Community Services Agency with Public Health contracting back for this service.

   The reclassification of the Assistant Director will be considered with the Final Budget. The request
   to conduct a classification study of the HIV Coordinator is recommended.

Unmet Needs
   The $15,000 to fund the County Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Coalition with General Fund
   dollars is not recommended at this time. It is recommended that the department pursue community
   funding support for this community based project, with consideration of matching General Funds
   once the level is identified.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   Add the following new positions: three Public Health Nurse positions; one Community Health
   Worker III; three Administrative Clerk II’s; and one Staff Services Analyst.

   Review the level of classification for Social Worker IV and assignment to the Community Services
   Agency.

   Review compensation level of Assistant Director Band E and return with recommendation as part of
   the Final Budget process.


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  Conduct a classification study on the HIV Coordinator.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  To better reflect true costs to each budget unit, the Health Services Agency is recommending
  refining the indirect allocation methodology across Agency lines. As a result, technical adjustments
  are requested for this budget unit. Additionally, as part of the Proposed Budget process, we agreed
  to review the classification level of the Assistant Director of Public Health (Band E) currently
  responsible for Public Health Services including community health services, children’s medical
  services, and communicable diseases and oversees an operating budget of over $13 million
  dollars. We are recommending that this position be reclassified to Associate Director and assigned
  to Band F at an increased cost of approximately $4,053 the first year. It is also recommended that
  the one Social Worker IV requested to meet grant requirements to perform as part of the AIDs
  Case Management team be approved, at a cost of $67,616 (grant funded). Finally, it is
  recommended that one Social Worker III position currently assigned to fund 4051 be transferred to
  fund 1402, both within the Health Services Agency. This position will be utilized in the California
  Children’s Services Program. These changes have been considered during the Final Budget
  process and the following is included in the Final Budget Addendum:

  Salaries & Benefits:        Increase appropriations by $151,896. The original Proposed Budget
                              amount was based upon estimated grant amounts. Since adoption of
                              the Proposed Budget, the actual grant amount has been received.
                              Therefore, a technical adjustment is requested to reflect the correct
                              grant amounts. The same is true for all of the adjustments below.

  Services & Supplies:        Increase appropriations by $284,685.

  Other Charges:              Decrease appropriations by $104,723.

  Other Financing Uses:       Increase appropriations by $30,044

  Funding Source(s):          Increase estimated revenue by $361,902

  No other actions are necessary.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR FINAL BUDGET
  Add one position of Social Worker IV

  Reclassify one Assistant Director Of Public Health (Band E) to Associate Director (Band F)

  Transfer one Social Worker III from fund 4051 to fund 1402.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                       ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL          ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL         FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $8,931,279      $9,064,569     $11,534,091        $151,896     $11,685,987
 Services/Supplies       $2,282,377      $1,885,566      $3,144,997        $284,685      $3,429,682
 Other Charges             $541,401        $652,211        $717,623       -$104,723        $612,900
 Fixed Assets               $24,291         $18,900              $0              $0              $0
 Other Financing           $876,962      $2,281,617        $451,824         $30,044        $481,868
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0              $0              $0              $0
 Intrafund                       $0              $0              $0              $0              $0
 Contracts                       $0              $0              $0              $0              $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0              $0              $0              $0

 Gross Costs            $12,656,310     $13,902,863     $15,848,535         $361,902    $16,210,437
 Less Revenue           $13,992,784     $14,001,546     $14,939,680         $361,902    $15,301,582
 Plus Fund Balance      -$2,227,889       -$997,395              $0               $0             $0

 Net County Cost           $891,415        $898,712        $908,855              $0          $908,855



DID YOU KNOW ...
   HSA participated in 32 health fairs and reached 18,600 people in 1999.

   Redeemed WIC food vouchers contributed $ 5.4 million of income to local grocery stores.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - INDIGENT HEALTH
CARE PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 1501000


MISSION STATEMENT
    To commit to excellence in providing quality, compassionate health care, promoting wellness and
    prevention, to build a stronger, healthier community for tomorrow.

STRATEGIC PLAN
    To support the Board of Supervisors’ Goals and Priorities for safe, healthy communities (along with
    efficient government operations and multi-jurisdictional cooperation), the Indigent Health Care
    Program has set goals with supporting objectives for fiscal year 2000-2001.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the Indigent Health Care Program (IHCP) to continue as
   the fiscal intermediary for Stanislaus County in providing health care to indigent residents of the
   County. Except for administrative costs, IHCP funding will be directed for the provision of medical
   and dental services for medically indigent adults (MIA) and Section 17000 residents of Stanislaus
   County. In addition, Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 16900 mandates that counties provide a
   full scope of Medi-Cal benefits for eligible children through 18 years of age under the Child Health
   and Disability Treatment Program, and this mandate will be met.

    The Indigent Health Care Program receives funding from the following sources: State realignment
    (Vehicle License Fees and Sales Tax), required matching funds from the General Fund, and
    Tobacco Tax. It is projected that the Vehicle License Fees and the Sales Tax for this fiscal year will
    increase by 5%, for a total IHCP General Realignment amount of $7,208,000. It is also estimated
    that approximately $491,500, in prior year realignment equity growth monies, will also be allocated
    by the State this fiscal year. Other revenue from claims processing, realignment interest and other
    reimbursement totals $149,730. County matching funds are anticipated to be 2,427,900 for a total
    core budget amount of $10,277,130.

    Tobacco tax funds have dramatically declined over the last ten years and have failed to support the
    expanded access program required by AB 75 and subsequent legislation. The State allocation is
    expected to decline an additional 43% this year, for a total reduced amount of $466,000. These
    figures are estimated at this time and will be revised during the Final Budget process.

    The Health Services Agency is in the second year of a repayment plan to the Jail Medical budget
    for prior year realignment underpayments. Repayments are made from both the Public Health and
    IHCP budgets, $42,245 and $187,755 respectively for a total HSA payment of $230,000 per year.
    Because of continued decline in Tobacco Tax dollars and the need to maintain Realignment
    funding levels to assure adequate funding for MIA and Section 17000 indigent medical care, it is
    requested that the balance of the $684,544 be forgiven.

    Although the number of eligibles for dental care is expected to remain flat this fiscal year, the new
    fee schedule will increase expenditures for dental services approximately 30%.


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Unmet Needs
   While the program’s primary source of revenue (Realignment Funding) has increased over the last
   four fiscal years, Tobacco Tax funding has dramatically declined over the same period.

   The AB 75 New Physicians Services Account (PSA) monies are dedicated exclusively to CHDP
   Treatment program patients. The allocation to this account has been reduced by the State from
   $262,890 in FY 89/90 to $46,477 or 82% this fiscal year. This allocation will be depleted in the first
   month of the fiscal year. Because the coverage for this patient population is mandated, the
   inevitable overrun will increase the costs shifted to the IHCP core budget. In addition, the Other
   Health Services Account, which began at $1.2 million in FY 89/90 is expected to be zero funded
   this fiscal year. This account previously absorbed PSA overflows in addition to the funding of other
   Section 17000 services. This further pushes these mandated services into this core account. The
   inevitable result will be an increase in uncompensated care for the Health Services Agency Clinics,
   which could be as much as $1.5 million in write-offs this fiscal year.

   While there is no request for an additional General Fund contribution at this time, it is important that
   the reduction in Tobacco Tax funding be emphasized and recognized as an unmet need. This
   reduction ultimately has serious impact on the Health Services Agency and it’s ability to fund the
   mandated services to the indigent population of this County.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved which will allow for the Indigent Health
   Care Program to continue as the fiduciary intermediary for Stanislaus County in providing health
   care to indigent resident of the County. It is not recommended that the repayment of the Jail
   Medical underpayments of $687,544 be forgiven. This deficit is maintained within the Jail Medical
   budget and any forgiveness would have to be funded through the General Fund, which is not
   recommended at this time.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   To better reflect true costs to each budget unit, the Health Services Agency is recommending
   refining the indirect allocation methodology across Agency lines. As a result, the following technical
   adjustment is recommended as part of this Final Budget Addendum:

   Other Financing Uses:        Increase appropriations in the amount of $45,955. The recommended
                                increase is a result of the new indirect expense allocation
                                methodology.

   No other actions are necessary.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.

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                                                   ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $550,299       $624,102        $829,900             $0       $829,900
Services/Supplies       $218,065       $184,666        $309,410             $0       $309,410
Other Charges         $7,936,763     $7,962,689      $9,102,820             $0     $9,102,820
Fixed Assets                  $0        $20,309         $20,000             $0        $20,000
Other Financing          $52,560        $48,193         $15,000        $45,955        $60,955
Equity Transfers              $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contracts                     $0             $0              $0             $0             $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0              $0             $0             $0

Gross Costs           $8,757,687     $8,839,959     $10,277,130        $45,955    $10,323,085
Less Revenue          $8,748,272     $9,624,552      $7,849,230             $0     $7,849,230
Plus Fund Balance    -$2,413,375    -$3,209,378              $0        $45,955        $45,955

Net County Cost       $2,422,790     $2,424,785      $2,427,900            $0      $2,427,900




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338
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - COUNTY HOSPITAL
SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 1501000



MISSION STATEMENT

   Our mission is to assure appropriate application and reporting of Tobacco Tax funds allocated by
   the State to the Health Services Agency Clinics through the California Health Care for Indigents
   Program (CHIP) Hospital Services Account (HSA) County Hospital Services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for Tobacco Tax funds to be allocated to the Health Services
   Agency. This fiscal year, the department is budgeting $835,000 in this budget unit.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Services/Supplies             $0        -$7,200           $7,200                 $0        $7,200
Other Charges         $1,093,477       $756,532         $827,800                 $0      $827,800
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Other Financing               $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contracts                     $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0

Gross Costs           $1,093,477       $749,332         $835,000                 $0      $835,000
Less Revenue          $1,098,786       $831,217         $835,000                 $0      $835,000
Plus Fund Balance        -$5,309       -$81,885               $0                 $0            $0

Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY – NON-COUNTY
HOSPITALS
Legal Budget Unit 1501000



MISSION STATEMENT

    Our mission is to assure appropriate application and reporting of Tobacco Tax funds allocated by
    the State to the non-County hospitals through the California Health Care for Indigents Program
    (CHIP) Hospital Services Account (HSA) County Hospital Services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget of $161,000 provides for the appropriate application and reporting of
   Tobacco Tax funds allocated by the State to non-County hospitals through the Health Trust Fund
   Hospital Services Account County Hospital Services.

    Eligibility for non-County hospital formula and discretionary funds are based on each facility’s
    charity standards as dictated by AB816. Non-County standards vary from facility to facility and may
    cover any patient of any age for whom no other coverage is available and for whose services no
    amount has been paid in whole or part by any program using Federal funds.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides Tobacco Tax
   funds in Stanislaus County under the terms of an annual Standard Agreement between the Board
   of Supervisors and the State Department of Health Services. Under the provisions of AB816, the
   County must agree to the same requirements outlined in the County Hospital narrative. In addition,
   the County must require that notices of the availability of this funding be posted in all facilities
   receiving Tobacco Tax funds and the submission of claims to support the funds distributed to each
   facility. The participating hospitals are Doctor’s Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center,
   Memorial Hospital, and Oak Valley District Hospital.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Services/Supplies      $226,271        $150,212         $161,000                $0       $161,000
Other Charges                $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Fixed Assets                 $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Other Financing              $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Equity Transfers             $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Intrafund                    $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contracts                    $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contingencies                $0              $0               $0                 $0            $0

Gross Costs            $226,271        $150,212         $161,000                 $0      $161,000
Less Revenue           $227,631        $184,180         $161,000                 $0      $161,000
Plus Fund Balance       -$1,360        -$33,968               $0                 $0            $0

Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY – EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 1501000


MISSION STATEMENT

   Our mission is to coordinate Indigent Health Care and Foundation for Medical Care Tobacco Tax
   claims adjudication activity to assure appropriate application of statutory requirements and accurate
   reporting for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) funds portion of the Physician Services
   Account.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget of $42,000 provides for coordination of Indigent Health Care and
   Foundation for Medical Care Tobacco Tax claims adjudication activity to assure appropriate
   application of statutory requirements and accurate State reporting for the Emergency Medical
   Services (EMS) funds portion of the Physician Services Account.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. This level of funding will
   provides for limited emergency services performed by any physician in any acute care facility in
   Stanislaus County, provided that the eligibility criteria have been met. The EMS portion of the
   Physician Services sub-account covers emergency, obstetric and pediatric services.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITONAL       FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Services/Supplies        $71,199        $33,692          $42,000                 $0       $42,000
Other Charges                 $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Other Financing               $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contracts                     $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0               $0                 $0            $0

Gross Costs              $71,199        $33,692          $42,000                 $0       $42,000
Less Revenue             $69,173        $41,572          $42,000                 $0       $42,000
Plus Fund Balance         $2,026        -$7,880               $0                 $0            $0

Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY – NEW PHYSICIANS
CONTRACT
Legal Budget Unit 1501000


MISSION STATEMENT

    Our mission is to assure New Physician Contract funds provide adequate access to treatment for
    qualified Child Health and Disability Prevention Treatment (CHDPT) minors having conditions
    detected in a State-sponsored CHDPT screening exam and to open access to emergency and OB
    services to other indigent patients up to the limits of Physician Services Account (PSA) funds
    allocated to New Physician Contracts.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget of $41,500 provides for limited access to treatment for qualified
   CHDPT minors having conditions detected in a State-Sponsored CHDPT screening exam.

    The California Health Care for Indigents Program (CHIP) provides Tobacco Tax funds to Stanislaus
    County under the terms of an annual Standard Agreement between the Board of Supervisors and
    the State Department of Health Services. Under the provisions of AB816, the County must agree
    to use Tobacco Tax funds to supplement existing services, to establish and maintain the mandated
    Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDPT) Treatment Program, and to meet specific statutory
    reporting requirements defined in Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 16900 et. Seq.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved. The impact of the continued
   reduction to the CHDPT program from this funding shortfall is significant. The allocation designated
   by the State for fiscal year 1999-2000 was not enough to pay a single month of services related to
   CHDPT, which will occur again this year. As funding has steadily declined in the Physicians
   Service Account, the Indigent Health Care Program (IHCP) has been able to use Other Health
   Services (OHS) funds to cover mandated CHDPT expenditures. The elimination of OHS funds last
   year and the further reduction in this account forces cost to be absorbed by the IHCP core budget
   which, historically has been used only to support services to the Medically Indigent Adult Program.
   This funding shortfall will have a direct impact on payment made to the Health Services Agency.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.



                                                       ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits             $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Services/Supplies        $67,485         -$2,400          $4,000                 $0        $4,000
 Other Charges                 $0         $31,028         $37,500                 $0       $37,500
 Fixed Assets                  $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Other Financing               $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Equity Transfers              $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Intrafund                     $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contracts                     $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contingencies                 $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0

 Gross Costs              $67,485         $28,628         $41,500                 $0       $41,500
 Less Revenue             $67,846         $41,123         $41,500                 $0       $41,500
 Plus Fund Balance          -$361        -$12,495              $0                 $0            $0

 Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - OTHER HEALTH
SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 1501000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   There is no requested base budget due to the fact that there is no funding allocated by the State for
   this account. Fiscal Year 1999/2000 was the first year no funding was available for this account.
   Previously, the funding for this budget unit was $355,000. This results in a total loss of this amount
   to the Health Services Agency. This money was used to fund some Child Health and Disability
   Prevention Treatment Program (CHDPT) services. With the loss of this funding, this responsibility
   falls on the Health Services Agency’s bottom line, due to the fact that CHDPT is a mandated
   service.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   There is no base budget recommendation at this time, due to the lack of funding at the State level.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                    ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits            $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Services/Supplies            $0          -$5,500                $0              $0             $0
Other Charges          $363,000           $9,624                $0              $0             $0
Fixed Assets                 $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Other Financing              $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Equity Transfers             $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Intrafund                    $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Contracts                    $0               $0                $0              $0             $0
Contingencies                $0               $0                $0              $0             $0

Gross Costs            $363,000           $4,124                $0              $0             $0
Less Revenue           $363,120          $61,425                $0              $0             $0
Plus Fund Balance         -$120         -$57,301                $0              $0             $0

Net County Cost                $0              $0               $0              $0             $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Enterprise Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - MANAGED CARE
Legal Budget Unit 1401000


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continued level of service and is funded by negotiated
   fees paid by Blue Cross of California. This funding is reimbursed by Blue Cross for services
   provided by various Health Services Agency departments and is used for the following major areas:
   Managed Care Contracting and Administration; Credentialing of providers for all payors and
   programs; Internal Training and Support; Risk Management and Organizational Compliance
   program; Medi-Cal and Healthy Families outreach and Marketing Health Services Agency/Scenic
   Faculty Medical Group services in partnership with Blue Cross.

   Internal training and support and risk management and organizational compliance are two areas
   that will see significant change this year. They will require additional resources in order to increase
   collections, improve payor relationships and patient satisfaction, achieve compliance with Federal
   rules and regulations, and to avoid significant financial penalties.

   Blue Cross shares any profits from operation as the Stanislaus County Local Initiative with the
   Health Services Agency. Last year, the Agency received $300,000 from this source. It is
   anticipated that the Agency will again receive at least that amount, but the projected number has
   not been included in this budget at this time.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which is funded by
   negotiated fees paid by Blue Cross of California. During the coming year managed care will work
   on the following:

   Increase enrollment volume in the Local Initiative (Blue Cross) Plan through joint marketing effort
   with Blue Cross and through outreach effort. Work closely with the Department of Health Services
   to ensure an acceptable approach to selecting and implementing a replacement Mainstream Plan.

   Provide improved and repetitive communication to other Health Services Agency departments
   regarding managed care requirements by payor source, to improve ability to provide quality care
   and appropriately improve ability to collect revenue from such payor sources.

   Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with commercial managed care payors.

   Support the Indigent Health Care Program staff to develop and implement a managed care model,
   while ensuring the delivery of effective and quality health care services.

   Maintain effective risk management programs and ensure adherence to regulatory guidelines
   through formalized Compliance Program.


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STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   To better reflect true costs to each budget unit, the Health Services Agency is recommending
   refining the indirect allocation methodology across Agency lines. As a result, the following technical
   adjustment is recommended as part of this Final Budget Addendum:

   Other Financing Uses:        Increase appropriations in the amount of $17,273.

   No other actions are necessary.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                          ADOPTED     RECOMMENDED         ADOPTED
                         ACTUAL           ACTUAL         PROPOSED      ADDITIONAL          FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00        BUDGET         FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $216,103         $363,207       $448,710             $0          $448,710
 Services/Supplies            $88,140         $104,010       $377,875             $0          $377,875
 Other Charges                 $3,609           $3,075         $6,912             $0            $6,912
 Fixed Assets                      $0               $0             $0             $0                $0
 Other Financing              $47,933          $19,073        $10,925        $17,273           $28,198
 Equity Transfers                  $0               $0             $0             $0                $0
 Intrafund                         $0               $0             $0             $0                $0
 Contracts                         $0               $0             $0             $0                $0
 Contingencies                     $0               $0             $0             $0                $0

 Gross Costs                 $355,785        $489,365        $844,422          $17,273        $861,695
 Less Revenue                $778,323       $1,785,205       $900,826               $0        $900,826
 Plus Fund Balance          -$422,538      -$1,295,840       -$56,404          $17,273        -$39,131

 Net County Cost                  $0                $0             $0               $0              $0




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Enterprise Fund

HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY - CLINIC AND
ANCILLARY SERVICES
Legal Budget Unit 1011000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of the Stanislaus County Health Services
   Agency Clinics and Ancillary Services including the County’s nine family practice outpatient clinics,
   specialty clinics (13 medical and surgical sub specialties) and ancillary services. In addition to the
   outpatient services provided, HSA Clinics and Ancillary Services operates a postgraduate medical
   education program in Family Practice Medicine involving 29 medical residents. Outpatient
   teaching/education is provided in the Clinics, while inpatient teaching is provided at Doctors
   Medical Center of Modesto.

    The medical services of the teaching program are supported through the Scenic Faculty Medical
    Group, a “core” medical staff representing specialties ranging from Family Practice to Cardiology.
    In addition, approximately 80 community physicians provide teaching and specialty services to
    Agency clients. Modifications to operations will continue to occur this fiscal year as the Agency
    continues to improve processes and restructure to improve efficiency and enhance revenue.

    The first year of the projected three-year recovery process has been successful. Improvements
    have been made in financial management, the recruitment of new managerial leadership and
    projected improvement in increased revenues, improved collection rate and a tightening of
    expenses. The success of these efforts has been accomplished in spite of having to absorb over
    $1.875 million dollars in additional expenses outside of the Agency’s direct control (salaries,
    benefits, and workers compensation insurance). The contribution margin of the clinics and ancillary
    services has changed from a negative $1,066,800 to a projected positive of $2,467,402. Additional
    focus will be directed toward reducing the Agency’s indirect costs to improve net income in this
    fiscal year.

    Major accomplishments achieved during fiscal year 99/00 include:

        In partnership with Oak Valley Hospital District, relocation of Oakdale Prenatal Clinic to improve
        operating efficiency and customer service. As part of this relocation the Agency’s contract with
        Oak Valley was renegotiated to increase reimbursement to offset increased operating costs
        due to cost of living increases for staff.
        Implementation of Telemedicine Services at Hughson Medical Office through a grant from Blue
        Cross of California, State Sponsored Programs. Telemedicine has improved access to some
        specialty services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Stanislaus County.
        Moved forward with the planning and implementation for the West Modesto Community Facility.
        Completed in-depth assessment, and initiated the reorganization and revision of billing
        processes, policies, and procedures. This assessment included the replacement of billing
        department management (which will reduce consulting cost this fiscal year by $232,000),
        complete redesign of workflow and accountability, revision of business office hours to improve
        customer service and ongoing training to ensure more efficient and effective collection efforts.
        Changes year to date have reduced days in Accounts Receivable from 88.6 days to 82.4 days,
        increased revenue billed by 8% and reduced contractual allowances by 3%. The goal for FY
        2000/01 is 75 days in accounts receivable.


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         Completed decentralization of medical records to the Family Practice Clinic and other clinic
         sites, resulting in greater chart accessibility of patient medical records information and
         reduction in staffing by one temporary employee.
         Successful passage of SB429 allowing the Health Services Agency to retain $1.2 million in
         tobacco tax dollars to support programs and services.
         Agreement with Tenet and Doctors Medical Center on a 50% -50% cost split for the residency
         shortfall. Agreement has been reached on a strategy to approach the Health Care Financing
         Administration (HCFA) to appeal their decision to classify the Residency program as a new
         program (with a net impact of a reduction of $1.4 million in support for the program).
         Despite clinic volume at 10% below budget, the clinics have realized, to date an improvement
         of over $317,000 in operating margin.

    The Clinics and Ancillary Services division is entering its third year of its transition from a hospital
    based health care delivery system to an ambulatory based delivery system and continues to face
    many challenges. This base budget reflects a conservative approach to the projection of volume
    and revenue. While the Agency has successfully negotiated contracts with private insurers and
    Health Maintenance Organizations in partnership with the Scenic Faculty Medical Group,
    incremental volume from these contracts continue to be estimated at very conservative levels. Visit
    volume is anticipated to increase only slightly due to new providers.

    The Agency has resolved the issues with the State relating to AB 75 (Tobacco Tax Program).
    These monies have been diminishing over the past several years and the State appears to believe
    that these monies are no longer needed with the advent of the Tobacco Tax Settlement. The most
    significant shortfall in Medically Indigent Adult monies is in the delivery of Child Health and
    Disability Prevention Treatment (CHDPT) funding (a shortfall of $1.5 million). These are mandated
    services without allocated funding. The Agency is seeking funding to cover the costs of these
    children’s services from other sources. The following chart reflects the projected progress that will
    be made in 2000/2001, in comparison with last fiscal year.


                                1999/2000 Projected       2000/2001 Budget         Net Change
Gross Revenue
   (Clinics and Ancillary
                                $48,773,101               $ 52,509,637             $ 3,736,536
Services)
Net Revenue
(Clinics    and     Ancillary
                                $26,873,156               $ 31,688,639             $ 4,815,483
Services)
Contribution Margin
(Clinics    and     Ancillary
                                ($1,066,808)              $ 2,467,402              $ 3,534,210
Services)
Net Income
(Clinics    and     Ancillary
                                ($7,916,617)              ($ 6,451,986)            $ 1,464,631
Services)
Visits (Clinics)                237,455                   244,062                   6,609

Revenue per Visit (Clinics)     $124.91                   $132.40                  7.49

Cost per Visit (Clinic)         $72.13                    $75.22                   3.09

Net Rev. per Clinic Visit       $70.57                    $83.78                   13.21

Number of FTE’s                 399.7                      399.4                     (.3)



    There are several major changes included in this base budget. Continuation of the Therapeutic
    Exchange Program will occur this year, continuing the accrual of annual savings of approximately
    $140,000 in the cost of drugs. Automation and other tools for clinics and ancillary services
    departments to improve validation of insurance eligibility, coding and cash collections to assist

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providers in improved diagnosis coding, links to the State Medi-Cal eligibility system and the ability
to accept credit cards and debit cards for payment of deposits; and co-payments will be
implemented (currently targeted for July 1). Additionally, a coding expert in the Specialty Clinic is
being requested, to improve timely and accurate coding and chart documentation by specialists.
The net effect will be a reduction in billing errors, improved compliance and improved
reimbursement. Finally, participation in the Pharmaceutical and Indigent Care Drug Program (a
result of a federal law suit) will provide over $190,000 in free medications for medically indigent
patients and reduce pharmacy cost of drugs by a corresponding amount.

In November 1997, the inpatient unit of the Health Services Agency, known as Stanislaus Medical
Center closed. As a result of the closure, 226 full-time positions were eliminated. A total of 211 full
time positions were retained at that time at a cost of $12,398,243 annually, to staff all remaining
clinic and ancillary services. It is requested that this budget unit receive approval to change its
name, from Stanislaus Medical Center to Health Services Agency Clinic and Ancillary Services.

As part of the base budget, it is requested that the following classification issues be considered:

    Conversion of four part-time positions. Three positions are requested for the ambulatory clinics
    and one for medical records. This is a request to convert current part time hours to full time
    positions, to provide consistency, avoid retraining and turn over.
    Conversion of two part time Medical Assistants. The addition of these full time positions will
    result in reduced turnover, consistency in care for patients, savings in recruitment and training
    cost and improved provider relations.
    Two new Staff Nurse II positions are requested for the Pediatrics Clinic and the PMP Clinic in
    the Medical Arts Building, which will increase licensed staff necessary to perform patient triage,
    pediatric subspecialty clinic assistance, clinic procedures and provide assistance in supervision
    of back office staff.
    One new Medical Records Clerk is requested to work on improvements in billing, coding and
    collections in the Specialty Clinics. With the addition of this position, it is anticipated that
    improvements will include timely and accurate coding and chart documentation by community
    specialists. The net effect will be a reduction in billing errors, improved compliance for
    Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud and abuse and improved reimbursement. One position of Patient
    Financial Counselor is requested to be utilized and positioned within the Doctors Medical
    Center Emergency Room. This position is requested as an on-going part of the partnership
    with Doctors Medical Center.
    There are currently two vacant finance management positions in the Agency. In order to
    achieve cost savings and streamline financial operations, the Health Services Agency is
    proposing to consolidate the two functions into one position. As a result, the Controller position
    Band D will be downgraded. The Accountant III position will also be downgraded. This will
    eliminate one reporting level and have a positive financial impact. .
    One classification study is requested: One Administrative Clerk II to III currently located at the
    Oakdale Medical office. This request is based on the fact that the incumbent performs lead
    clerk responsibilities for the clinic.
    One downgrade of a Medical Assistant is requested as well. The current level of duties
    assigned is more accurately reflected at the Administrative Clerk II level. It is requested that the
    following vacant positions be deleted: four Licensed Vocational Nurse II, one Food Service
    Worker and two Resident Physician III positions.

The Agency has made progress, but certain assumptions and projections to support the transition
from an inpatient to an outpatient setting have not developed. The result is a projected operational
shortfall of $ 6,451,986 in FY 2000/2001, down from $7,860,763 budgets in FY 1999/2000. The
summary in the unmet needs section of this budget outlines the problems which have continued,
creating this deficit including the reductions in funding streams, and provides an analysis of
operational issues. Also included in the recommendations is an update of the action plan, which
was designed to partially mitigate the shortfall. Unless additional funding sources are identified the
services may need to be modified, severely reduced, or eliminated. The agency will bring its
recommendation of additional actions to the Board of Supervisors for a decision with the final
budget process.


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Unmet Needs
   The unmet needs associated with this budget unit have a projected shortfall of $ 6,451,986, despite
   improved productivity, improvements in billing and collection procedures, cost reductions and active
   solicitation of grant funding.

    The following are the major areas of unmet needs identified for this fiscal year:

        Medi-Cal Room Charge: $2,000,000. The Health Services Agency has kept active all claims
        currently on appeal with Medi-Cal for reimbursement of the Medi-Cal room charge. The
        Agency recently received word from the Department of Health Services that they have denied
        this appeal. The Agency will continue to pursue legal and legislative avenues to capture this
        revenue. Due to this on-going discussion, the Agency has not included this amount in their
        revenue stream.
        Residency Program Shortfall: $700,000. The County and Tenet have reached an agreement
        to jointly fund the additional costs and the loss of funding for the residency program. The fact
        remains that an additional $700,000 in funding will be required to pay for the County’s share of
        this additional program cost. It is anticipated that current contract negotiations with the labor
        union representing the residents will add an additional cost of approximately $75,000 to the
        program this fiscal year.
        Continue Improvement in Collections: Significant progress has been made in improving
        collections and reimbursement, but additional work will continue this year. This includes
        additional staffing to ensure claims are worked in a timely manner, repricing software to assist
        in identifying inappropriate denials of claims by payors, coding audits of all providers to improve
        coding and chart documentation and revamping of the Agency charge description master to
        maximize revenue to the legally allowed limit.
        Compliance Program Implementation. HSA is implementing a compliance program as
        recommended by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to identify and correct problems that
        may be considered Medicare and/or Medi-Cal fraud and abuse. As part of the program,
        assessments of all clinical practices within the Agency will be performed to identify potential
        areas of concern for focused review and areas that need immediate correction. Both staff and
        contractors will be used to perform these assessments at a cost to the Agency of $100,000.
        HSA has included compliance with workplace safety (AB 1127) in the program.
        Facility Master Plan and Facility Improvements. The Board of Supervisors has approved the
        development of a facility master plan for the Agency. A portion of the cost of this assessment
        was budgeted last fiscal year with the remaining funding of this assessment ($100,000)
        included in this budget, as approved by the Board with the original Board request. Plans for
        facility improvements for two locations (McHenry Medical Office and Specialty Clinics) are
        underway.
        Cost of Specialty Services. The Agency continues to subsidize the cost of Specialty Services
        provided to residents of Stanislaus County. As the primary site for access to specialty
        physicians for Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal managed care, and MIA patients the agency not only
        supports patients in the HSA system of care, but also cares for patients of many private primary
        care physicians throughout the County. In order to ensure access to services, HSA has been
        forced to contract with specialists at rates higher then Medi-cal reimburses. Without changes in
        reimbursement for the State, HSA will continue to see losses in this area. The State May
        Budget Revise does include a proposed 10% increase in reimbursement for Medi-Cal services
        which would help to reduce a portion of the current unreimbursed cost of providing services. If
        approved by the Governor, the budget will be adjusted to reflect the increase.
        Restructuring of Clinic and Ancillary Division Departments. The clinics are in the process of
        review of their organization structure to maximize revenue, improve internal and external
        customer service, reduce cost and enhance clinical quality. It is anticipated that the
        restructuring recommendations will require an adjustment to labor and operating budgets.
        Additionally, with new leadership in the billing area, additional changes are anticipated in the
        structure and staffing in the Central Billing Office. These restructuring recommendations, along
        with budget impact with be completed by August and will be included with the Final Budget in
        September.

    The County received a variety of State and Federal funds while operating the inpatient unit. The
    County was led to believe that many of these funding streams would continue, after the closure of
    the inpatient unit. Disproportionate Share funding was expected to be eliminated. Efforts were
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    made to obtain an 1115 waiver for Stanislaus County to retain this funding stream, but like many
    other counties in the State, we were unsuccessful in getting State support to apply for a Federal
    waiver. Waivers require State support or the Federal government will not accept the proposals.
    The probability of such support from the State is remote. The lack of this funding has resulted in an
    annual loss of approximately $4,800,000 to the Health Services Agency.

    In summary, the current projected deficit of $ 6,451,986 is attributable to the loss of the
    Disproportionate Share money of $4,800,000, the Medi-Cal room rate loss of $ 2 million in FY
    2000/2001, the Agency’s share of the additional cost of the residency program shortfall of
    $700,000, and the loss of $1.5 million in funding for Children's Health Disability Prevention
    Treatment (CHDPT). As noted above, the Agency has made considerable headway in the areas
    under their control, which should be more evident as this year progresses. An update to the
    Agency’s action plan to improve financial performance is outlined in the Summary of
    Recommendations below.

Capital Improvement Projects
   $2,694,803 is the amount identified by the Health Services Agency for capital improvements during
   this fiscal year. The requests include medical equipment, computers and related software,
   remodels, roof repairs and other renovations of clinics, to name a few. The Health Services
   Agency will return to the Board for approval of those items not included in this base budget during
   the fiscal year.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will provide for the
   continuation of services at the current level and allow for implementation of plans to address the
   identified deficit.

    The transition from a hospital system to an ambulatory system has become more visible with the
    new senior management organizational structure implemented effective June 2000. The new
    structure reassigns management responsibilities in nearly every division of the Agency. Additional
    restructuring recommendations are being developed within the regional clinic system, patient
    financial areas and the public health division.

    The Agency and the Scenic Faculty Medical Group are developing a shared revenue model
    program that aligns incentives for the physicians and Agency in the regional clinic system. Staff will
    bring the details of the pilot program to the Board of Supervisors in the next few months.

It is recommended that the following staffing changes be approved:
          Convert four part time positions to new positions of Administrative Clerk II (cost of $29,061 or
          $7,265 each).
          Convert two part-time Medical Assistants to new full time positions of Medical Assistant (cost
          of $14,036 or $7,018 each, for benefits only).
           Add two new Staff Nurse II positions (cost of $121,660)
          Add one new Medical Records Clerk (cost of$50,204)
          Add one new position of Patient Financial Counselor (cost of $27,827).
          Downgrade the Controller position Band D to Accounting Manager, Band B and the Accountant
          III position to Accountant II (cost savings of $11,398 for the Controller and $3,910 for the
          Accountant III) Conduct a classification study of one Administrative Clerk II.
          Downgrade one Medical Assistant to Administrative Clerk II resulting in a savings of $166.
          Delete four Licensed Vocational Nurse II, one Food Service Worker and two Resident
          Physician III positions.

Unmet Needs
   The identified deficit for fiscal year 2000-2001 is estimated to be $ 6,451,986. The transition from a
   hospital based health care delivery system to an ambulatory based delivery system has been
   complicated by the loss of State and Federal revenue streams. The situation was exacerbated by
   the poor performance of the Accounts Receivable function, which affected the losses within this

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budget unit. Although some of the funding issues identified are not likely to be restored, through
good fiscal and administrative management, the pursuit of partnerships and grants, and through the
recruitment of dedicated mid-level and professional level personnel, the Health Services Agency
will be able to address much of this deficit.

The following is an update of the Action Plan that was implemented last budget year:

    Jail Medical -- $660,000 - The Health Services Agency has historically been contributing
    approximately $2.6 million through the Indigent Health Care Program and Public Health for the
    medical services of incarcerated individuals in both the County jails and juvenile facilities. This
    is the first year of four this obligation from the Health Services Agency will be reduced. A
    reduction of 25% or $660,000 is occurring with this base budget and will increase through the
    next three years to 100% elimination of this obligation. As these funds are returned, they will
    help offset the existing deficit. This action will result in a General Fund increase.
    Contract for Dietary Services - $250,000 – The contract will be changed in July and will result in
    the elimination of $250,000 deficit for this service.
    Utilize Interest Earnings- $209,988 – When Stanislaus County closed its inpatient unit, Doctors
    Medical Center provided the County with $12,000,000 to assist in the development of
    outpatient clinics and services. Since the Agency borrowed $8.2 million this fiscal year to off-
    set the projected deficit, interest earned totaling $209,988 and will be transferred during the
    next fiscal year.
    Medi-Cal Room Charge $2,000,000 - The Health Services Agency efforts with Foley, Lardner,
    Attorneys at Law to seek approval for receiving room rate funding has received a negative
    response from the Department of Health Services. The next efforts will be aimed at legislative
    and gubernatorial solutions.
    Increase Productivity with the Scenic Faculty Medical Group $1.73 million– The Scenic Faculty
    Medical Group has worked closely with the Health Services Agency to develop productivity
    guidelines that will contribute to an improvement in contribution margin of $1.73 million by year-
    end.
    Improved Collections/Accounts Receivable $1,800,000 - Implementation of the Camden
    recommendations and new management in the billing area should improve overall cash
    collections and net income by $1,800,000.
    Contract for Evidentiary Exams $23,400 - By contracting for these services, the Agency will
    earn approximately $23,400.
    Reduce the Number of Contracts for Housekeeping $6,839 - This will result in a savings of
    $6,839 for the fiscal year.
    Pharmaceutical and Indigent Care Drug $ 190,000 - Participation in the Pharmaceutical and
    Indigent Care Drug Program (a result of a federal law suit) will provide over $190,000 in free
    medications for medically indigent patients and reduce pharmacy cost of drugs by a
    corresponding amount. Continuation of the Pharmacy Therapeutic Exchange Program will also
    occur this year, continuing the accrual of an annual savings of approximately $140,000.
    Medical Records Decentralization $104,000 - This decentralization has been in the process
    and will continue to result in savings during this fiscal year.




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A summary of the progress of this Action Plan is presented below:


Item                     Baseline                  FY 1999/2000              FY 2000/2001
                                                   projected                 Budget
Changes in Funding Streams
Disproportionate
Share Funding                       ($4,800,000)             ($4,800,000)              ($4,800,000)
Medi-Cal Room
Charge                              ($1,700,000)             ($2,000,000)              ($2,000,000)
Residency Short Fall
(HSA portion)                        ($ 800,000)               ($800,000)                ($700,000)
CHDPT Funding                                N/A                      N/A              ($1,500,000)
Tobacco Tax                                  N/A                      N/A                ($624,000)
Jail Medical (IHCP)                          N/A                      N/A                  $660,000
Interest – Trust Fund
                                             N/A                 $633,150                  $209,988

Operation Improvements
Collections/ Accounts
Receivable
                                    ($1,750,000)               $1,000,000                $1,800,000
Enhanced Productivity
                                             N/A                $317,000*               $ 1,734,210
Pharmacy Cost of
Drugs                                        N/A                 $140,000                  $190,000
Evidentiary Exams                            N/A                 $17,600*                   $23,400
Dietary Contract                             N/A                       $0                  $250,000
Housekeeping
Contract reductions                          N/A               ($13,400)*                    $6,839
Medical Records
Decentralization                             N/A                  $71,007                  $104,115

NET LOSS of Funding                 ($7,300,000)             ($6,966,850)              ($8,754,120)
Net Operations                      ($1,750,000)               $1,586,207                $4,108,564
Improvement
* 9 months actual

Significant progress has been made during the last year, but the results of the effort will become much
more visible this fiscal year. The last fiscal year activities focused on all resources (management
staffing, new procedures, etc.) being put into place to allow the Health Services Agency to take control
of this deficit situation. The Agency will return to the Board in September with additional
recommendations and alternatives to address the reduction of this deficit or augmentation of financial
support of the Agency’s health programs.

POLICY ISSUES
    The Health Services Agency has made significant progress in addressing its financial recovery in
    the areas over which it has control. The deficit relating to funds originating with the State's
    Department of Health Services will require legislative action or intervention by the Governor to
    correct. The loss of this $6.8 million funding stream will require the Board to evaluate its options in
    reducing this deficit or augmenting the financial support of its health programs. Staff is preparing
    alternative strategies for inclusion in the final budget to be presented in September.




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STAFFING IMPACTS
  Convert four part time positions to new positions of Administrative Clerk II.
  Convert two part time Medical Assistants to new full time positions of Medical Assistant
  Add two new Staff Nurse II positions.
  Add one new Medical Records (coding) position
  Add one new position of Patient Financial Counselor.
  Downgrade the Controller position Band D to Accounting Manager in Band B and the Accountant III
  position to Accountant II.
  Conduct a classification study of one Administrative Clerk II to III.
  Downgrade one Medical Assistant to Administrative Clerk II.
  Delete four Licensed Vocational Nurse II, one Food Service Worker and two Resident Physician III
  positions.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  To better reflect true costs to each budget unit, the Health Services Agency is recommending
  refining the indirect allocation methodology across Agency lines. As a result, technical adjustments
  are requested for this budget unit. Additionally, the division is requesting two new positions of
  Administrative Clerk II, at an additional cost of $14,530 (previously filled with part-time staff) and a
  reclassification study of one Accounting Technician. These requests have been considered during
  the Final Budget Addendum process and the following is included in the final budget addendum:

  Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations by $335,481. The increased appropriations
                               will cover two new positions and include Urgent Care admitting staff
                               salaries that were erroneously omitted from the Proposed Budget.

  Services & Supplies:         Decrease appropriations by $231,077. This reduction is requested as
                               a result of the new indirect expense allocation methodology.

  Other Charges:               Increase appropriations by $104,723. This increase is requested as a
                               result of the new indirect expense allocation methodology.

  Funding Source(s):           Increase estimated revenue by $512,995. The recommended increase
                               is comprised of $204,000 in grant funding from the Community
                               Services Agency and other miscellaneous revenue adjustments.

  No other actions are necessary.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Add two Administrative Clerk II positions.

  Conduct reclassification study on one Accounting Technician.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                    ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL        FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits     $16,551,502    $16,560,580     $18,414,333        $335,481    $18,749,814
Services/Supplies     $16,412,897    $15,852,952     $14,614,974       -$231,077    $14,383,897
Other Charges          $4,061,691     $3,242,037      $4,861,556        $104,723     $4,966,279
Fixed Assets             $669,883       $722,676              $0              $0             $0
Other Financing        $1,286,049     $1,157,491        $657,249              $0       $657,249
Equity Transfers               $0             $0              $0              $0             $0
Intrafund                      $0            -$8              $0              $0             $0
Contracts                      $0             $0              $0              $0             $0
Contingencies                  $0             $0              $0              $0             $0

Gross Costs           $38,982,022    $37,535,728     $38,548,112        $209,127    $38,757,239
Less Revenue          $31,431,312    $31,439,131     $31,893,349        $512,995    $32,406,344
Plus Dept. Deficit     $7,387,060     $5,932,947      $6,491,113       -$303,868     $6,187,245

Net County Cost         $163,650       $163,650         $163,650             $0        $163,650




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360
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
Special Revenue Fund
HEALTH SERVICES AGENCY
PUBLIC HEALTH - TOBACCO EDUCATION
Legal Budget Unit 1200001


SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    This is a new budget unit. To better reflect true costs to each budget unit, the Health Services
    Agency is recommending refining the indirect allocation methodology across Agency lines. As a
    result, a new budget unit for Tobacco Education is being established and will reflect only the
    revenue, which will be utilized in other budget units within the Agency. The following technical
    adjustment is recommended as part of this Final Budget Addendum:

    Funding Sources:               Establish a revenue budget in the amount of             $162,000 plus a
                                   departmental fund balance amount of $141,437.


STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.


SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                               ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                          ACTUAL           ACTUAL             PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION         FY 98-99         FY 99-00            BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
  Salaries/Benefits                  $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Services/Supplies                  $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Other Charges                      $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Fixed Assets                       $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Other Financing                    $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Equity Transfers                   $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Intrafund                          $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Contracts                          $0                $0                $0              $0              $0
  Contingencies                      $0                $0                $0              $0              $0


  Gross Costs                        $0              $0                  $0              $0             $0
  Less Revenue                       $0        $196,958                  $0        $162,000       $162,000
  Plus Fund Balance                  $0        $125,324                  $0        $141,437       $141,437


  Net County Cost                    $0        -$322,282                 $0        -$303,437      -$303,437




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362
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES
(Formerly Mental Health)
Legal Budget Unit 6000000


MISSION STATEMENT
    By the year 2002, Stanislaus County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will provide high
    quality, clinically and fiscally effective, behavioral health services through highly integrated systems
    of care, which are nationally accredited. Services to our community’s richly diverse populations will
    be comprehensive, culturally proficient and age appropriate. Our services will be delivered in
    partnership with consumers, families, providers, other community agencies and private industry.
    We continuously improve ourselves and actively seek input to stay in the forefront of the behavioral
    healthcare field.

STRATEGIC PLAN
A. Strategic Plan Critical Success Factor: Ease of Access, Seamless System of Care

    Objective: Increase the number of linguistically and culturally qualified staff to meet the needs of
    targeted community.

    Indicator: Bilingual staff fluent in English and Spanish will increase from the current level.

    Objective: Integration of Alcohol and other Drug and Mental Health Services at the service level.

    Indicator: Outpatient drug free services will increase between February, 2000 and June 30, 2001.

    Objective: Improve ease of access to behavioral health services for residents of Stanislaus County.

    Indicator:  Penetration rates, cycle time and customer satisfaction with access will improve
    between May, 2000 and June 30, 2001.

B. Strategic Plan Critical Success Factor: Fiscal Management

    Objective: Inpatient revenues from private health insurance sources at Stanislaus Behavioral
    Health Center will help support the overall facility.

    Indicator: The percentage of inpatient business from private health insurance beneficiaries will be
    maintained or increased, and revenues from these sources will be equal to or greater than the cost
    of providing those services.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of the majority of services at the current
   level. This level does not include potential increases in funding for Mental Health and Alcohol and
   Drug Services provided through the State Budget. Service increases in both areas are being
   contemplated by the Legislature. Any changes will be submitted with the Final Budget.


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     At this level, the County General Fund match or maintenance of effort that has existed since State
    realignment occurred in 1991 is maintained. The Department will continue to assist persons of all
    ages experiencing serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances to access services and
    resources. Services provided assist clients in achieving their own personal goals and develop skills
    and supports needed to live constructive and satisfying lives in the least restrictive environment.

    The base budget includes the continuation of the pilot program dedicated to assist individuals who
    are homeless and have a mental illness. This program provides for specialized programming for
    individuals to prevent recycling in the criminal justice system.

    On May 1, 2000, the Department of Mental Health changed their name to the Stanislaus Behavioral
    Health and Recovery Services to better reflect their mission of providing the full realm of behavioral
    health services through a highly integrated system to the diverse population they serve.

    Realignment revenue will increase slightly in this fiscal year. For the last two years, the growth in
    realignment revenue has decreased for mental health services even though the State’s economy
    continues to grow. Realignment revenue is split into three components: Sales Tax, Vehicle License
    Fee tax, and Vehicle License Collection account. Mental Health’s portion of sales tax growth
    dollars ended in fiscal year 1998/1999 due to the realignment formula that directs growth dollars to
    cover (Statewide) costs for out–of-home placement children in the Social Service Child Welfare
    System and for In-Home Supportive Services. No growth dollars were left after covering these
    costs statewide last fiscal year. This has resulted in no growth and no increase in the base
    amount, with the exception of Vehicle License Fee, which is projected to grow by $500,000 this
    fiscal year.

    The Department is requesting one new position of Confidential Assistant III to perform critical tasks
    within the administrative area of the Department. The addition of this position would decrease the
    use of overtime and compensatory time and would provide for the timely update of policies,
    procedures and other important documents.

    It is requested that one Staff Services Analyst assigned to the Contracts Division of the office and
    one Accountant III be reclassified. These requests are based on the fact that the incumbents
    prepare confidential employment papers and have direct access to the PeopleSoft
    Personnel/Payroll System.

    Additionally, a classification study of one position of Account Clerk II is requested, to allow more
    flexibility within the Business Office where all other classifications are allocated at the higher level.

Unmet Needs
   No unmet needs are requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved, which will provide for the majority of
   services at the current level with additional services provided for the Adult System of Care due to
   new funding made available.

    It is recommended that a classification study be conducted on the following positions during this
    fiscal year: Staff Services Analyst; Accountant III; Account Clerk II. Additionally, it is recommended
    that one new position of Confidential Assistant III be approved, which will perform critical tasks
    within the administrative area of the Department. The addition of this position would decrease the
    use of overtime and compensatory time and would provide for the timely update of policies,
    procedures and other important documents. The addition of this new position is estimated to cost
    $43,789 this fiscal year.




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STAFFING IMPACTS
  Add one new Confidential Assistant III at a cost of $43,789 this fiscal year.

  Conduct a classification study on the following positions: Staff Services Analyst, Accountant III,
  Account Clerk II.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET

  Changes associated with the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services budget are the result of
  Federal and State budget modifications that occurred after the submission of the Proposed Budget.
  Expenditures increased from $30,977,730 to $35,968,039 which is an increase of $4,990,309.

  It is recommended that the Salary and Position Allocation be amended to add seven new positions:
  two Accounting Technician ($38,641 per year or $77,282 for both), one Administrative Clerk III
  ($33,748 per year), one Staff Services Analyst ($55,000 per year), one Behavioral Health Specialist
  II ($52,106 per year), one Mental Health Clinician II ($62,913 per year), and one Psychiatric Nurse
  II ($68,485 per year). It is recommended that the request for one new Manager I position to perform
  safety functions be referred to the Risk Management Division as part of their study.

  Eight reclassification studies are recommended: one Accountant III, one Staff Services Analyst,
  one Account Clerk II, and the following which are referred to the technology study: one Systems
  Programmer, one Department Systems Coordinator, one Office Systems Specialist and two
  Systems Analyst. One position of Patient Finance Technician II is recommended for a downward
  reclassification to Administrative Clerk II.

  Newly negotiated contracts amount to $4.28 million of the recommended increases in this budget.
  The majority of these contracts are in the Children’s System of Care, which will provide for
  expanded services. In the Adult System of Care, the majority of contracts are in response to
  providing services to the homeless using the new AB34 funding. It should be noted that both
  expenditures and revenues are still understated awaiting formal allocation letters from the State.
  Once the department has received allocation letters and additional services are identified, they will
  return to the Board for approval of program and budget modifications. Fixed assets expenditures
  relate to the costs associated with the Centromine MIS system and department fund balance will be
  used to cover the expenses.

  Salaries & Benefits:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $363,370 to accommodate
                               the addition of new positions and to compensate for technical
                               adjustments. Three of these positions relate to the Children’s System
                               of Care and are fully funded by State and Federal funding. Remaining
                               positions are needed to support the increase in administrative and
                               billing duties.

  Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $3,980,114 to adjust for
                               the contractual commitments, relocation costs associated with Adult
                               System of Care counseling centers and to purchase the services
                               related to the Centromine MIS System.

  Other Charges:               Increase appropriations for expenditures by $61,280 to account for the
                               increase related to memorandum of understanding between inter-
                               County departments.

  Fixed Assets:                Increase appropriations for expenditures by $403,333 to account for
                               the technical adjustment associated with the purchase of computer
                               related equipment required for the Centromine MIS system.



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    Other Financing Uses:        Increase appropriations for expenditures by $9,420 to account for
                                 internal overhead costs from the Enterprise Fund.

    Interfund Transfers:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $172,792 by reducing the
                                 distribution amount related to the Department overhead.

    Funding Source(s):           Increase appropriations for estimated revenues by $4,361,091 for the
                                 anticipated increase in EPSDT, Medi-cal, SB90 corresponding to the
                                 additional services in Children’s System of Care. Realignment monies
                                 are projected to increase as a result of economic prosperity.

    Appropriations for expenditures are estimated to exceed revenues by $629,219. Department fund
    balance will be used to cover the shortfall.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
Add the following positions:
        1-      Administrative Clerk III
        1-      Staff Services Analyst
        1-      Behavioral Health Specialist II
        1-      Mental Health Clinician II
        2 -     Accounting Technicians
        1-      Psychiatric Nurse II

Reclassify downward 1 Patient Finance Technician II to Administrative Clerk II

Conduct a reclassification study on the following positions:
       1-      Accountant III
       1-      Staff Services Analyst
       1-      Account Clerk II

Refer the following reclassification requests to the technology study:
        1-       Systems Programmer
        1-       Department Systems Coordinator
        1-       Office Systems Specialist
        2-       Systems Analyst

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                      ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL         ACTUAL         PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99       FY 99-00        BUDGET          FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits       $9,932,016    $11,769,859     $12,495,237        $363,370    $12,858,607
 Services/Supplies      $12,985,915    $17,088,669     $16,933,479      $3,980,114    $20,913,593
 Other Charges           $1,721,500     $2,145,888      $2,341,646         $61,280     $2,402,926
 Fixed Assets              $108,776       $423,794         $26,180       $403,333        $429,513
 Other Financing         $6,947,062       $949,536        $180,093          $9,420       $189,513
 Equity Transfers          $334,815             $0              $0              $0             $0
 Intrafund                -$814,384      -$947,317       -$998,905       $172,792       -$826,113
 Contracts                       $0             $0              $0              $0             $0
 Contingencies                   $0             $0              $0              $0             $0

 Gross Costs            $31,215,700    $31,430,429     $30,977,730      $4,990,309    $35,968,039
 Less Revenue           $26,090,391    $30,514,706     $29,959,858      $4,361,090    $34,320,948
 Plus Fund Balance       $4,115,836       -$99,675              $0        $629,219       $629,219

 Net County Cost         $1,009,473     $1,015,398      $1,017,872              $0     $1,017,872



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   Behavioral Health and Recover Services does not have an automated phone system.

DID YOU KNOW...

   The Department of Mental Health is now the Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery
   Services effective May 1, 2000.

   The number of Elder Abuse referrals is projected to increase from 593 in FY 1998/99 to 1240 in
   1999/2000. This is attributed to increased public awareness and response resulting from the
   Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance. This does not necessarily indicate increased Elder
   Abuse but rather increased detection and response.

   The Departments new Information System will be Internet Based.




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368
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES -
PUBLIC GUARDIAN
Legal Budget Unit 6030000



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of the current level of services. As the
   court appointed substitute decision-maker, the Public Guardian provides assistance to individuals
   who are gravely disabled as a result of mental disorder and are unable to properly provide for
   themselves or individuals who are substantially unable to manage their own financial resources.

    At this level of funding, the Public Guardian Division will continue to play an important role in the
    Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (SEAPA), which is a collaborative of over 95 agencies
    within Stanislaus County. During the last fiscal year, there has been a significant increase in the
    referral of elder abuse cases due to better education, detection and response. In May, the Public
    Guardian along with the Community Services Agency, each contributed $15,000 to contract with
    Catholic Charities to expand on this concept and develop a Senior Advocacy and Networking
    Program which will assist in marketing, coordinating and educating our seniors on all senior issues
    and services.

    Pursuant to an agreement with the Stanislaus County Employees Association, AFSCME Local 10
    negotiations, an equity study of the Deputy Public Conservator classification was conducted. It is
    requested that the study be implemented at this time.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which provides for all current
   services including basic conservatorships and the Guardian Ad Litem function.

    It is further recommended, as a result of the equity study findings, that the Deputy Public
    Conservator I/II classification be re-titled to Deputy Public Guardian I/II to better reflect the duties
    currently assigned. It is recommended that the Deputy Public Guardian I classification be assigned
    to salary range $13.64 to $16.58, an approximate 9% increase which is 5% below the survey
    average. The Deputy Public Guardian II classification is recommended to be assigned to salary
    range $16.09 to $19.55, an approximate 13% increase which is also 5% below the survey average.
    The cost of this recommendation for the three incumbents is approximately $4,618 annually.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Delete the classifications of Deputy Public Conservator I and II

    Add the new classifications of Deputy Public Guardian I and II. Establish the new I level at salary
    range $13.64 to $16.58 and the II level at $16.09 to $19.55 and assigned to the Technical
    Bargaining Unit represented by the Stanislaus County Employees Association, AFSCME Local 10.


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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET

   The net change to the Proposed Budget is zero as the increase in the expenditures is offset by the
   decrease. No change to the revenue is recommended.

   Salaries & Benefits:          Increase appropriations for expenditures by $81,414 for technical
                                 adjustments.

   Services & Supplies:          Increase appropriations for expenditures by $8,100 to adjust for a
                                 software maintenance agreement.

   Intrafund Transfers:          Decrease appropriations for expenditures by $89,514 for distribution
                                 amount related to the Department overhead.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                             ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                          ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED          ADDITONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION          FY 98-99        FY 99-00           BUDGET           FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits           $511,337         $608,171          $655,592          $81,414        $737,006
 Services/Supplies           $132,935         $146,327           $93,601           $8,100        $101,701
 Other Charges               $113,965         $118,325          $114,086                 $0      $114,086
 Fixed Assets                        $0        $16,742                 $0                $0             $0
 Other Financing               $32,693         $29,161                 $0                $0             $0
 Equity Transfers                    $0              $0                $0                $0             $0
 Intrafund                   $162,591         $104,636           $77,797         -$89,514        -$11,717
 Contracts                           $0              $0                $0                $0             $0
 Contingencies                       $0              $0                $0                $0             $0


 Gross Costs                 $953,521       $1,023,362          $941,076                 $0      $941,076
 Less Revenue                $979,380         $953,192          $422,731                 $0      $422,731
 Plus Fund Balance           -$553,711       -$447,609                 $0                $0             $0


 Net County Cost             $527,852         $517,779          $518,345                 $0      $518,345



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

   Behavioral Health and Recover Services – Public Guardian does not have an automated phone
   system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES -
ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAM
Legal Budget Unit 6500001

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the continuation of services at the current level. Drug and
   Alcohol has been working to integrate services into counseling centers throughout the County and
   will continue to do so.

    During the course of this fiscal year, the division will continue to improve access to drug and alcohol
    services by consolidating access with Mental Health Services, completing a strategic plan for
    increasing services to children and youth, maintaining and improving levels of adult outpatient drug
    free services in regional teams and by improving customer satisfaction in those teams.

    On January 26, 1999, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the vacant Memorial
    Hospital –Ceres facility, now referred to as the Stanislaus County Recovery Center. The majority
    of the property will be utilized to substantially increase residential and outpatient treatment services
    for clinically dependent individuals in Stanislaus County, in a collaborative environment that
    includes the City of Ceres, community based organizations, Stanislaus County Office of Education,
    Ceres Unified School District, and other County departments. This facility is currently under
    renovation with an expected completion date of late March 2001.

    In 1997, the Board of Supervisors created the Alcohol and Drug-Related Coordinating Council,
    under the auspices of the Chief Executive Office. The purpose of this Council is to: 1) provide
    leadership, communication and coordination between and among departments, agencies, providers
    and systems; 2) identify the public policy issues to be addressed by the Board; 3) identify outcomes
    associated with specific policy recommendations; and 4) identify sources of funding that could be
    used to develop alcohol and drug related prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery
    services. The Council is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer and is comprised of the following:
    the Sheriff, Behavioral Health and Recovery Resources Director, District Attorney, Health Services
    Agency Managing Director, Drug Court Judge, Community Services Agency Director, Public
    Defender, Director of Employment and Training, Chief Probation Officer and a member of the
    Board of Supervisors.

Unmet Needs
   Significant unmet needs exist in community access to a wide range of services. The meeting of
   those needs will be achieved through funding located outside of the County General Fund.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved, which provides for the current level of
   services with a focus on continuing the integration of Alcohol and Drug and Mental Health Services.
   The goal of integration is to make alcohol and drug treatment services more broadly accessible to
   pregnant women, adolescents, StanWorks recipients, Drug Court participants, individuals
   transitioning from in-custody treatment and those with health insurance that covers alcohol and
   other drug treatment. To provide these services will insure a safer and healthier community and
   facilitate economic growth by aiding more citizens in becoming gainfully employed and refraining


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   from criminal behavior because of their problems with use, abuse, and addiction to alcohol and/or
   other drugs.

Unmet Needs
   The Department will pursue funding to assist in meeting service needs.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   Changes associated with the Alcohol and Drug budget unit are the result of Federal and State
   budget modifications that occurred after the submission of the Proposed Budget. Expenditures
   decreased from $5,236,557 to $5,050, 065. Revenues are reduced by $217,067 and the net
   County cost is increased by $29,183 for a total of $5,050,065. There is a General Fund match
   increase of $11,000 to receive the allocated amount of State funds and an $18,183 local match for
   the Juvenile Drug Court Program, for a total General Fund increase to this budget unit of $29,183.

   In June, the State clarified that the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT)
   block grant funding was overstated by $604,000 in the County’s allocation letter. Since that time,
   the Governor included some additional State general funds for alcohol and drug programs. The
   exact amount of this revenue has not been allocated down to the County level; however, the budget
   language states that it will be allocated using standard methodology. Therefore, the Department
   has estimated the required match to be $11,000 to receive this grant funding.

   The Department was selected to receive a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
   Administration (SAMSHA) grant for the Juvenile Drug Court program. While the Department has
   not officially been notified of the amount, it is estimated that the County match will be $18,183,
   which is recommended.

   There is a small fund balance that will be used to cover the small deficit remaining in this budget
   unit of $1,392. The Final Budget reflects the reduction in expenditures of $186,492 from the
   Proposed Budget and a decrease in revenues of $217,067. An increase of $29,183 in County
   General Funds is being requested to match State General Funds and Juvenile Drug Court grant.

   Salaries & Benefits:         Decrease appropriations for expenditures by $272,619 for anticipated
                                salary savings.

   Services & Supplies:         Increase appropriations for expenditures by $185,483 to adjust for the
                                contractual commitments related to prevention services.

   Other Financing Users:       Increase appropriations for expenditures by $6,381 to account for
                                internal cost-applied charges from the Enterprise Fund.

   Intrafund Transfers:         Decrease appropriations for expenditures by $105,737 for distribution
                                amount related to the Department overhead.

   Funding Source(s):           Decrease estimated revenues by $217,067 for a technical adjustment
                                to reduce overstated Block Grant funding and to recognize anticipated
                                increase in State Allocation and Juvenile Drug Court monies.
                                Departmental fund balance will be used to cover the $1,392 deficit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                       ADOPTED         RECOM M ENDED     ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDTIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING         BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits      $2,267,859      $2,387,398       $2,865,151         -$272,619      $2,592,532
 Services/Supplies        $999,365      $1,222,499       $1,288,865          $185,483      $1,474,348
 Other Charges            $202,459       $294,487         $222,297                  $0      $222,297
 Fixed Assets                    $0         $8,540                $0                $0             $0
 Other Financing          $198,771       $248,760         $153,861             $6,381       $160,242
 Equity Transfers         $384,238               $0               $0                $0             $0
 Intrafund                       $0      $590,299         $706,383          -$105,737       $600,646
 Contracts                       $0              $0               $0                $0             $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0                $0             $0


 Gross Costs            $4,052,692      $4,751,983       $5,236,557         -$186,492      $5,050,065
 Less Revenue           $3,687,549      $4,804,335       $5,163,272         -$217,067      $4,946,205
 Plus Fund Balance        $302,824       -$125,588                $0           $1,392         $1,392


 Net County Cost           $62,319         $73,236         $73,285            $29,183       $102,468




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Alcohol and Drug Program does not have an automated phone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Enterprise Fund

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES –
STANISLAUS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER
Legal Budget Unit 6600001



SUMMARY OF REQUESTS

Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for all current services based upon an increased average
   daily census of 52.48. Stanislaus Behavior Health Center (SBHC) is a psychiatric inpatient facility
   that provides treatment in a safe and structured environment for those individuals who, as a result
   of mental illness, are experiencing behavior which could result in danger to themselves or others.
   Treatment components include medication management, individualized therapy, activity therapy,
   education programs, group therapy, family therapy, couple counseling and chemical dependency
   counseling. SBHC also provides supportive services in the form of day programs, groups, and
   individual counseling in transitioning patients into the County Behavioral Health and Recovery
   Services (formerly Mental Health).

    New regulations of the Federal Government require restructuring of the level of psychiatric on-call
    coverage for the Center. $125,000 in additional costs in included in the budget to accommodate
    these new requirements.

    Three new positions are requested: one new Clinical Services Technician II and two new
    Psychiatric Technicians. These positions are requested to improve patient care by utilizing full time
    staff instead of relying upon registry and extra help. These positions will provide continuity of care
    and assist in providing better coverage, especially during periods of high census.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

Capital Improvement Projects
   $132,500 is requested for a chiller, an additional bathroom in the Warehouse, repavement of the
   parking lot and other improvements/remodelings. This request is funded in the base budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested funding level be approved, which maintains the current level
   of service. It is further recommended that one Clinical Services Technician II at a cost of $38,472
   and two Psychiatric Technicians at a cost of $91,088 be approved. Funding for these positions is
   included in this base budget request.

STAFFING IMPACTS

    Add two positions of Psychiatric Technician and one Clinical Services Technician II.




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SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Changes in this budget unit are associated with the increased daily census the Recovery Center
  has been experiencing during the last year. Expenditures are recommended to be increased by
  $839,079. Of this amount, $440,000 is requested to fund twelve new positions. Additionally, an
  increase in fixed assets of $129,000 is requested, with the remaining increase attributed to
  increases in contracts.

  It is recommended that the Salary and Position Allocation be amended to reflect the following new
  positions: two Administrative Clerk III at a cost of $43,236 per year, one Behavioral Health
  Specialist II at a cost of $36,201 per year, four Clinical Services Technician II at a cost of $112,140
  per year, two Psychiatric Nurse II at a cost of $92,050 per year and three Psychiatric Technicians at
  a cost of $96,847 per year. The positions are requested to support the daily census and to lessen
  the dependence on expensive overtime and registry.

  In order to maintain the facility, approval of the fixed asset increase of $129,000 will provide for a
  replacement chiller, the addition of a bathroom and additional parking, which is recommended.

  Recent changes in Federal regulations may significantly impact revenues and the financial stability
  of Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center. The amount and impact of the changes will depend on
  how successful negotiations are with Tenet and the Federal government. The Department will
  continue to keep the Board informed of the status of this situation and will report back with
  recommendations in the near future.

  Expenditures increased by $839,079 from the Proposed Budget. Technical adjustments to payroll,
  contractual and fixed assets expenditures along with costs associated with new positions comprise
  the net change in expenditures. The recommended increase in services and supplies is necessary
  as the contractual agreements were finalized subsequent to the Proposed Budget. An increase in
  estimated revenue is projected to compensate the additional appropriations for expenditures.

  During the Final Budget Addendum process, the following is recommended:

  Salaries & Benefits:           Increase appropriations by $489,921 to accommodate increases in
                                 personnel and technical adjustments to payroll.

  Services & Supplies:           Increase appropriations by $272,467 to accommodate contractual
                                 agreements finalized subsequent to the proposed Budget process.

  Other Financing:               Decrease appropriations in the amount of $52,309

  Fixed Assets:                  Increase appropriations in the amount of $129,000.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Add the following positions:

  2-   Administrative Clerk III
  1-   Behavioral Health Specialist II
  4-   Clinical Services Technician II
  2-   Psychiatric Nurse II
  3-   Psychiatric Technician




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                       ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED        ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL         FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING          BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits      $6,457,857      $6,812,909       $7,171,653         $489,921        $7,661,574
 Services/Supplies      $2,854,173      $3,313,245       $3,410,079         $272,467        $3,682,546
 Other Charges            $318,956       $431,261         $477,623                   $0      $477,623
 Fixed Assets              $24,998          $9,046        $141,100          $129,000         $270,100
 Other Financing          $902,328      $1,057,930        $976,685           -$52,309        $924,376
 Equity Transfers                $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Intrafund                       $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Contracts                       $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0
 Contingencies                   $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0


 Gross Costs           $10,558,312     $11,624,391      $12,177,140         $839,079       $13,016,219
 Less Revenue          $10,736,678     $12,536,579      $12,177,140         $839,079       $13,016,219
 Plus Fund Balance       -$178,366       -$912,188                $0                 $0             $0


 Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0                 $0             $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
   The Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center does not have an automated telephone system.




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378
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 HUMAN SERVICES
 Special Revenue Fund

 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES –
 MANAGED CARE
 Legal Budget Unit 6400001

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the current level of oversight and management services to
   meet regulatory accreditation and contract requirements. The Behavioral Health and Recovery
   Resources Managed Care Unit manages the behavioral health care benefits of nearly 190,000
   public and privately insured lives in Stanislaus County and the surrounding area.

    Four new positions of Clinical Services Technician II are requested as part of this base budget.
    These positions are requested to help staff the new Crisis Intervention Program, which was
    previously operated out of the inpatient psychiatric facility, Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center.
    The program was discontinued at that site due to concerns regarding the location of the program.
    A new site has been found and these new positions will provide for additional staffing and allow
    some individuals the ability to avoid hospitalization through extended crisis intervention.

    One classification study is requested of an Account Clerk III to determine if the duties being
    performed which include claims processing functions, compiling statistics and preparing reports is
    at a higher level.

Unmet Needs
   No unmet needs are requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved, which will provide for the
   continuation of services to meet regulatory, accreditation and contract requirements. It is also
   recommended that the four new Clinical Services Technician II positions be approved, at a cost of
   $112,141, which is available in this base budget. The addition of these positions will provide
   additional crisis intervention services, which will assist in keeping County residents in the County
   and in some case, prevent more costly hospitalization.

    A classification study of one Account Clerk III is recommended.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    Add four new Clinical Services Technician positions at a cost of approximately $112,141, which is
    available in this base budget.

    Conduct a classification study of one Account Clerk III.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    Changes associated with the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Managed Care budget unit
    are the result of Federal and State budget modifications that occurred after the submission of the
    Proposed Budget.       Revenues (including $11,459 from Departmental fund balance) and


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  expenditures increased by $178,928, from $10,184,755 to $10,363,683. Contracts increased by
  $217,000 and two new positions and one reclassification are requested.

  The increase will allow the Managed Care Unit to continue to perform services in an efficient and
  competent manner. It is recommended that the two new positions; one Administrative Clerk II at a
  cost of $22,618 and one Account Clerk II at a cost of $23,365 be approved to process billing and
  paperwork.

  Payroll expenses are increased due to the addition of new positions and supplies and services
  have been adjusted to account for the contractual costs, which were finalized subsequent to the
  Proposed Budget. The projected increase in expenditures is higher than the estimated revenue by
  $11,459, eliminating the positive contribution to the fund balance reported in the Proposed Budget.

  Salaries & Benefits:          Increase appropriations for expenditures by $61,309 to accommodate
                                the addition of new positions and to compensate for technical
                                adjustments. The new positions are being requested to replace the
                                extra-help/temporary staff and to support the increased administrative
                                duties resulting from the high volume of patient days.

  Services & Supplies:          Increase appropriations for expenditures by $157,025 to adjust for the
                                contractual commitments.

  Other Financing Users:        Increase appropriations for expenditures by $6,381 to account for
                                internal overhead costs associated with the Enterprise Fund.

  Intrafund Transfers:          Decrease appropriations for expenditures by $45,787 by reducing the
                                distribution amount related to the Department overhead within the
                                Fund.

  Funding Source(s):            Increase appropriations for estimated revenues by $167,469 for the
                                anticipated increase in private insurance revenue.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  Add two new positions as follows:

  1 - Administrative Clerk II
  1 - Account Clerk II.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
  The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
  September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
  the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
  Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
  Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.




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                                                      ADOPTED         RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITONAL         FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION      FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING         BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits      $1,917,660      $2,127,385       $2,518,720          $61,309       $2,580,029
Services/Supplies      $5,703,572      $6,555,383       $7,247,175         $157,025       $7,404,200
Other Charges             $81,447       $109,648         $105,144                  $0      $105,144
Fixed Assets               $4,117                $0        $4,576                  $0        $4,576
Other Financing         $216,635        $178,291          $28,861            $6,381         $35,242
Equity Transfers                $0               $0              $0                $0             $0
Intrafund               $263,865        $252,382         $280,279          -$45,787        $234,492
Contracts                       $0               $0              $0                $0             $0
Contingencies                   $0               $0              $0                $0             $0


Gross Costs            $8,187,296      $9,223,089      $10,184,755         $178,928      $10,363,683
Less Revenue           $8,173,672     $10,108,252      $10,196,214         $167,469      $10,363,683
Plus Fund Balance         $13,624       -$885,163         -$11,459          $11,459               $0


Net County Cost                 $0               $0              $0                $0             $0



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

  Managed Care does not have an automated telephone system.




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382
 Stanislaus County
 State of California
 Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
 Fiscal Year 2000-2001
 HUMAN SERVICES
 Special Revenue Fund

 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES –
 STANISLAUS RECOVERY CENTER
 Legal Budget Unit 6700100

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for revenue from Public Facility Fees and rental income from
   storage space and doctors offices. The only expenditures in the budget at this time are utility and
   security costs.

    On January 26, 1999, the Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the vacant Memorial
    Hospital –Ceres facility, now referred to as the Stanislaus County Recover Center. The majority of
    the property will be used to substantially increase residential and outpatient treatment services for
    clinically dependent individuals in Stanislaus County, in a collaborative environment that includes
    the City of Ceres, community based organizations, Stanislaus County of Office of Education, Ceres
    Unified School District, and other County departments. This facility is currently under renovation
    with an expected completion date of late March 2001.

    The Department has been working hard to identify revenue sources to operate the facility when it
    opens. Currently, budgetary expenses exceed estimated revenues. Renovation is currently in
    process and an operating budget in its final stages. Once completed, it will be brought back to the
    Board of Supervisors for approval. A General Fund investment may be required and a
    recommendation will be presented, if necessary, at that time.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved, which will provide for utility costs and
   security services during the renovation of the facility.

    The Ceres site provides the County and its partners an opportunity to work together to develop
    alcohol and drug related prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services. The challenge
    continues to be the identification of funding sources that could be used to develop these programs,
    on an on-going basis. As State and Federal funding continues to decrease, we will need to
    increase local dollars to establish and maintain this facility.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET

    An increase in estimated revenue of $30,805 is recommended which eliminates the use of any fund
    balance.

    Services & Supplies:            Increase appropriations for expenditures by $928 to adjust for a
                                    technical adjustment in security and utilities expense.
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    Funding Source(s):                  Increase appropriations for estimated revenues by $30,805 for a
                                        technical adjustment in rental income.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                                    AD O P TE D           RECOM M ENDED             AD O P TE D
                               AC TU AL       AC TU AL             PROPOSED                A D D IT IO N A L         F IN A L
  C L A S S IF IC A T IO N     F Y 9 8 -9 9   F Y 9 9 -0 0              BUDGET               F U N D IN G           BUDGET
S a la rie s /B e n e fits               $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
S e rv ic e s /S u p p lie s             $0                $0            $ 1 5 2 ,0 0 0                  $928          $ 1 5 2 ,9 2 8
O th e r C h a rg e s                    $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
F ix e d A s s e ts                      $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
O th e r F in a n c in g                 $0   $ 3 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0                    $0                          $0                 $0
E q u ity T ra n s fe rs                 $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
In tra fu n d                            $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
C o n tra c ts                           $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0
C o n tin g e n c ie s                   $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0


G ro s s C o s ts                        $0   $ 3 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0          $ 1 5 2 ,0 0 0                  $928          $ 1 5 2 ,9 2 8
Less R evenue                            $0       $ 1 3 ,7 8 7           $ 1 2 2 ,1 2 3              $ 3 0 ,8 0 5      $ 1 5 2 ,9 2 8
P lu s F u n d B a la n c e              $0   $ 2 ,9 8 6 ,2 1 3           $ 2 9 ,8 7 7              -$ 2 9 ,8 7 7                 $0


N e t C o u n ty C o s t                 $0                $0                      $0                          $0                 $0




TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    The Recovery Center does not have an automated telephone system.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY - SERVICES AND
SUPPORT
Legal Budget Unit 0045050


MISSION STATEMENT
    Our mission, in service to the community, is to protect children and adults who are at risk, provide
    temporary economic assistance, preserve families, promote personal responsibility, job readiness
    and self sufficiency, and practice program and system integrity through innovative, effective
    business strategies.

STRATEGIC PLAN
Insure a Safe, Healthy Community
Critical Success Factor: Safety and well-being of children
         Strategy:       Children remain safely in their homes.
         Action Plan:    Reduce recurrence of child abuse and neglect.

        Strategy:       Preserve emotional well-being of children in out of home placement.
        Action Plan:    Increase placement stability.

Critical Success Factor: Safety of Elders and Dependent Adults
         Strategy:       Elders and dependent adults remain in a safe and healthy environment.
         Action Plan:    Community outreach to increase awareness of the law, reporting
                         requirements and services by public and mandated reporters of elder and
                         dependent abuse and neglect.

        Strategy:       Reduce incidents of elder/dependant adult abuse and neglect.
        Action Plan:    In-person response to all reports of abuse.

Critical Success Factor: Family Health
         Strategy:       All eligible individuals have health coverage.
         Action Plan:    Increase Medi-Cal enrollment through greater outreach efforts.

        Strategy:       Children entering foster care will receive a face to face health
                        assessment.
        Action Plan:    Public Health Nurse to assess children in receiving homes and kin
                        placements within 30 days of entry to foster care.

Facilitate Economic Development
Critical Success Factor: Self-sufficiency
         Strategy:       Increase participation in work activities, by building on family strengths.
         Action Plan:    Facilitate Family Resource Conferences to address issues resulting in
                         TANF sanctions, and facilitate Child Welfare Family Decision Meetings to
                         address family needs and develop a plan of action.

        Strategy:       Increase employment of TANF recipients.
        Action Plan:    WTW issues addressed in CWS case plan, and provide supportive services.




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Deliver Excellent Community Services
Critical Success Factor: Customer Satisfaction
          Strategy:      Provide excellent service.
          Action Plan: Solicit and respond to customer feedback, and enhance CSA accessibility
                         through neighborhood networks.

         Strategy:      Create a culturally competent service environment.
         Action Plan:   Promote leadership development to meet Equal Employment goals.

Promote Efficient Government Operations
Critical Success Factor: Employee Satisfaction
          Strategy:      Recognize and honor employees for their contributions.
          Action Plan: Meeting minutes include recognition, events are held regularly, and the Social
                         Issue includes coverage, ovation stations.

         Strategy:      Promote lifelong learning.
         Action Plan:   Provide training opportunities for staff.

         Strategy:      Safe operations are ensured.
         Action Plan:   Safety incentive programs are fully implemented, provide safety training, and
                        complete workplace security assessment.

Critical Success Factor: Financial Health
          Strategy:      Maximize utilization of financial resources.
          Action Plan: Plan, budget and spend financial resources to meet community needs and our
                         vision, mission and values, and increase incentive earnings.

Critical Success Factor: Quality Service
          Strategy:      Deliver services and benefits: efficiently, accurately, humanely, and in a
                         culturally competent manner.
          Action Plan: Ensure staff have training on program regulations, cultural competency and
                         customer service.

         Strategy:      Continuous organizational improvement.
         Action Plan:   CSA Steering Committee Annual Plan.

Achieve Multi-Jurisdictional Cooperation
Critical Success Factor: Community Partnership
          Strategy:      Create new partnerships, and enhance the old.
          Action Plan: Increase involvement in neighborhood, business, and community projects,
                         develop a relationship survey of community partners, and host "Collaborative
                         Fair".

Model Community Leadership
Critical Success Factor: Leader in social policy development and the best agency of its kind
          Strategy:      Improved image of agency - to take pride in the agency.
          Action Plan: Increased number of volunteers in the agency, highlight new model programs,
                         and employ best practices and model employer policies.

SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the operation of approximately 40 programs providing
   essential services within our community. All programs in this budget are direct client services.
   Program support functions for these programs are administratively accounted for in the Budget
   Unit, within the following five categories of assistance: Social Services (Child Welfare/Child
   Protective Services, Adult/In Home Supportive Services); Cal WORKS (Temporary Assistance for
   Needy Families-TANF and Welfare Fraud); Other Public Home Assistance (Non-Assisted Food

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   Stamps-NAFS, MEDI-CAL, Foster Care and General Assistance); Child Care (Subsidized Child
   Care Stages 1,2,3); Non-Welfare (Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program-MSSP, Temporary
   Emergency Food Assistance Program-TEFAP and Miscellaneous Grant for Services).

   Community collaborations and partnerships will be supported and expanded in this base budget,
   through the provision of financial resources and continued out stationing of staff at community
   collaborative sites, which include 40 planned service sites this fiscal year.

   $3,290,740 in Cal WORKS Incentive Funds have been previously approved; only $1,623,942 are
   included in this budget for the current services: support for the Summer Youth Programs for
   $799,942; Community Based Service Contracts for $400,000; Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention
   $204,000; Job Recruitment and Retention Services Collaboration with SCEDCO for $50,000 and
   Transportation Project for $170,000. All remaining Incentive Funds will be considered as part of the
   strategic planning process currently being developed through Renaissance.

   The base budget includes an aggressive plan to draw down all potential child care funding and
   resources to provide community based services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
   (TANF) recipients and to families transitioning from public economic assistance to self sufficiency.
   The Family Learning Center project, collaboration between Stanislaus County, County Schools and
   Modesto City Schools will enter the second year of operations. Most school sites will be
   operational providing 1,462 high quality child care slots for the benefit of children and families in our
   community.

   The Department has transferred $205,858 in General Fund savings from Public Economic
   Assistance, Fund 1632 ($152,639) and from General Assistance, Fund 1633 ($53,219).

   Requested in this base budget are 12 unfunded positions to backfill behind staff on long term
   medical leave of absence; two reclassifications of vacant positions better to support current staffing
   needs, eight reclassification requests; and one block budgeting request.

Capital Improvement Projects
   $310,000 is requested to add a Public Address System, Automatic Doors and resurface the visitor
   parking lot. This request if funded in the base budget.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved and that the department be
   able to use $205,858 of savings from other Community Services Agency (CSA) budget units such
   as Public Economic Assistance and General Assistance to cover a General Fund shortfall in this
   budget unit.

   Realignment revenue projections equate to $4,632,279 for this fiscal year, very close to the
   projected earnings last fiscal year. The State Controllers Office and the California Welfare
   Director’s Association are projecting no growth funds for this fiscal year, with projected sales tax
   receipts barely covering all County realignment “base” levels. The General Fund requirement for
   this budget unit is $10,129,964, which is offset by the realignment revenue, creative funding
   strategies and performance incentives of $1,499,475 for a net County General Fund contribution of
   $3,998,210. This means the local cost of these services has been reduced because of their
   success in obtaining other funding sources.

   It is recommended that 12 unfunded positions to backfill behind staff on long term medical leave of
   absence and the reclassification requests for two vacant positions be reviewed and brought back
   as part of the final budget process. The one block budgeting request on a Systems and
   Procedures Analyst I to Systems and Procedures Analyst III is recommended, due to the fact that
   this was the level originally intended for this position when previously recommended. It is further
   recommended that the following classification requests be studied during this fiscal year: Two
   Accountant III’s, Supervising Account Admin Clerk I, Confidential Assistant III, Manager II,
   Supervising Account Admin Clerk I, and Employment Coordinator III.                Additionally, one

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  reclassification request for the position of Employment Coordinator II to Systems and Procedures
  Analyst III is recommended to be included in the technology study currently being conducted
  Countywide.

POLICY ISSUES
  The policy issues associated with this budget unit include the return of $200,000 to the General
  Fund that was previously provided for augmentation of the Adult Protective Services (APS)
  program. The Community Services Agency will evaluate the needs of the elderly citizens of our
  County and report back at mid-year if adult abuse prevention strategies require additional funds.

  A transfer amount of $205,858 is requested from General Fund savings in Funds 1632 and 1633.
  This transfer is consistent with the CSA Strategic Plan, which provides for a shift in focus and
  resources from traditional welfare programs to intensive service programs.

STAFFING IMPACTS
  Block Budget one Systems and Procedures Analyst I to Systems and Procedures Analyst III.

  Evaluate appropriate classification level of one vacant MSSP Nurse and one vacant Social Worker
  III as part of the Final Budget.

  Refer one Employment Coordinator III classification request to be included in the technology study
  being conducted Countywide.

  Study the following classification requests: Two Accountant III’s, Supervising Account Admin Clerk
  I, Confidential Assistant III, Manager II, Supervising Account Administrative Clerk, and Employment
  Coordinator III.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
  The Community Services Agency, Services and Support Division, is requesting various changes in
  its budget to reflect changes in Salaries and Benefits, and to adjust the Services and Supplies
  budget to be consistent with recent contract changes. Fifteen new positions are recommended at
  this time. Child Welfare Workload Relief funds will be utilized to add five Social Worker IV
  positions; two Driver Clerk (Stock Delivery Clerk I) positions; and three Administrative Clerk II
  positions. Adoptions backlog funding will provide for one Social Worker IV to assist in moving
  children from foster care to finalized adoptive placements. In-Home Supportive Services funding
  will be utilized to add one Social Worker Supervisor I to provide supervision for program
  development in response to AB 1682 and one Account Clerk II to provide support for the State
  mandated payroll process for Individual Providers. Finally, one Eligibility Supervisor position is
  recommended to provide additional staff support in the child care programs.

  It is recommended that six positions of Supervising Administrative Clerk I be reviewed to determine
  appropriate classification level. During the Proposed Budget, the Agency requested two similar
  positions be studied, and now feel that a total review at this level would be appropriate.

  Two conversions requested with the Proposed Budget are recommended.             One vacant MSSP
  Nurse position to a Social Worker Supervisor I is recommended to support the   In-Home Supportive
  Services Program and one vacant Social Worker III to Eligibility Supervisor    is recommended to
  provide daily supervision of the unit that provides SSI advocacy, special       circumstances and
  General Assistance support.

  The Agency is requesting one new position of Manager III to coordinate all outstation operations
  and to meet the increasing demand for services in outlying communities and neighborhoods. This
  new position will also be responsible for supervising approximately 80 staff.

  These actions have now been considered during the Final Budget process and as a result, the
  following is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

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Salaries & Benefits:    Decrease appropriations by $86,305 from the proposed budget level due to the
                        combined impact of 14 new positions, added to meet program mandates, less
                        the effects of reduced salary pools (e.g., Social Workers) average monthly
                        costs. The adjusted salary pools bring labor costs in line with current labor
                        agreements, and eliminate the costs associated with pending pay studies.

Services & Supplies:    Decrease appropriations by $7,140,809 from the proposed budget level in
                        order to: align program contracted and supportive services with State funding
                        allocations; correct the CalWORKs performance incentives appropriation to the
                        $1.6 million level approved in the Proposed Budget, pending the results of the
                        Renaissance 2000 Project. The reduction in CalWORKs funding is the primary
                        reason for the balance of decreased appropriations.

    Funds previously approved by the Board for prevention efforts were designated in prior years in the
    Child Welfare Services (CWS) Incentive Reinvestment Trust to provide for increased casework staff
    and incentives. Augmentations to the CWS allocation have funded the need for the additional staff.
    As a result, we recommend $349,444 be redirected to best support partnerships and collaboration
    on social services programs, to include support for Foster Youth, the multi-disciplinary interview
    center and the new Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP). An additional transfer of $92,006
    has been made from Foster Care Incentive funds to this budget unit to support KSSP, which will
    provide an array of wrap around services to kin providers, providing for child safety and preventing
    the placement of at risk children.

Other Charges:          Decrease appropriations by $2,451,073 from the proposed budget level in
                        order to bring program expenditures, primarily Child Care, in line with actual
                        funding sources and more current expenditure projections.

Funding Source(s):      Decrease estimated revenue by $8,783,284 from the proposed budget due to
                        reduced appropriations. Since CSA’s Federal and State funding drives
                        program expenditures, the reduction in State program allocations and the CEO
                        directed holdback of CalWORKs Incentives funds have necessitated the
                        corresponding decrease to appropriations and intergovernmental revenue.
                        However, although Federal and State estimated revenue is decreased in
                        proportion to the decreased appropriations, revised Realignment revenue
                        projections add over $1 million to the proposed budget level. Thus, funding
                        sources decrease at a lesser rate than appropriations, resulting in a benefit to
                        Net County Cost.

Net County Cost:        Decrease estimated revenue for County Match by $894,903 from the proposed
                        budget level due to increased Realignment revenue based on State
                        Controller’s Office projections. This is a significant reduction in County Match
                        requirement.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
    Add the following positions:
    5 - Social Worker IV
    2 - Stock Delivery Clerk I
    3 - Administrative Clerk II
    1 - Social Worker IV
    1 - Social Worker Supervisor I
    1 - Account Clerk II
    1 - Eligibility Supervisor
    1 - Manager III




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    Convert the following positions:
    1 - MSSP Nurse to Social Worker Supervisor I
    1 - Social Worker III to Eligibility Supervisor

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
    the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
    Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
    Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.



                                                          ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                       ACTUAL           ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
 CLASSIFICATION        FY 98-99         FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits       $29,616,507      $32,558,632       $41,627,083         -$86,305    $41,540,778
Services/Supplies        $5,757,222       $7,193,897       $19,362,849      -$7,140,809    $12,222,040
Other Charges           $35,218,820      $45,964,895       $55,357,867      -$2,451,073    $52,906,794
Fixed Assets               $661,810         $246,434          $706,500               $0       $706,500
Other Financing          $2,052,822       $1,729,365                $0               $0             $0
Equity Transfers                 $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Intrafund                    $3,690               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contracts                        $0               $0                $0               $0             $0
Contingencies                    $0               $0                $0               $0             $0


Gross Costs             $73,310,871      $87,693,223      $117,054,299      -$9,678,187   $107,376,112
Less Revenue            $73,185,490      $87,398,471      $113,056,090      -$8,783,284   $104,272,806
Plus Fund Balance       -$3,664,551      -$2,044,004                $0               $0             $0


Net County Cost           $3,789,932      $2,338,756        $3,998,209       -$894,903      $3,103,306



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY
    Community Services Agency (CSA) does not utilize “telephone trees” to assist customers. CSA is
    committed to providing excellent service to our customers especially in an immediate need
    situation. Additionally, CSA has recordings to respond to general information questions, Child
    Welfare Services calls, and Foster Home Licensing calls. CSA has hotline numbers for Child
    Abuse & Neglect emergencies, Adult Services calls and a benefit fraud calls. Other answering
    machine information lines include the StanWorks Program Information line and the caseworker
    Identification line.




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DID YOU KNOW …

  Stanislaus County Community Services Agency Child Welfare Services is the only nationally
  accredited public agency child welfare service program in the State and only one of two public
  agencies accredited in the 15 western United States.

  The Community Services Agency serves one out of every four citizens in this County.

  Child Welfare Services and our partner agencies have successfully maintained the lowest out of
  home placement ratio, number of children per 1000, in the valley.

  The Adult Protective Services have more than doubled in the last year. Our partnership with other
  community members in the Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance is looked upon as a Best
  Practice Model by other counties within the State.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY - PUBLIC
ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0045800


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for caseload driven programs with direct Aid and Support
   payments including CalWORKS-Family Group (FG); Cal WORKS-Unemployed Parent (U); Aid to
   Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC/FC); Aid for Adoption of Children (AAP);
   Refugee Resettlement (RRP); Emergency Assistance-Foster Care (EA-FC); Aid to Families with
   Dependent Children-Probation Foster Care; Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-Gap).

   As in FY 99/00, it is anticipated that TANF/CalWORKS cases will continue to decline this fiscal
   year. CalWorks-FG average cases through February of 2000 were 8,351; it is projected that the
   FG caseload will decrease 5.6% to 7,880. CalWORKS-U average cases through February of 2000
   were 1,262; it is projected that the U caseload will decrease 5% to 1,199. These significant
   decreases in caseload are consistent with Statewide (5.5% reduction) caseload estimates and are
   due to an improved economy and the success of the Welfare to Work program in moving clients
   into jobs and job training programs.

   The AFDC Foster Care/EA Foster Care programs anticipate a decrease in caseload from 735 to
   701. This reduction is based on the success of the new Child Welfare Services system approach,
   the Families in Partnership Program (FIP), the Total Quality Management Project and the Family
   Decision Meeting/Family Unity Model that has been developed. The Child Welfare Services
   system continues to contain the number of children in out-of-home placement, producing greatly
   improved results for children in terms of health, safety, and life quality. The proposed budget
   assumes continued success with the early intervention and prevention programs and allows for
   1.6% caseload growth.

   The State of California Adoptions Performance Initiative established an annual target rate of 66
   finalized adoptions in this County. This initiative has led to 49 children benefiting from a permanent
   adoptive placement through March of 2000 and it is anticipated that 92 will be placed by fiscal year
   –end. This success has an impact on the AAP, due to the fact that many families meet the
   eligibility requirements for this program. Consistent with current trends in the adoption program, it is
   estimated that the average caseload will increase by 7%, from 513 to 550 cases in FY 00/01. The
   average grant amount will increase approximately 3.6%, to $530.07.

   The Refugee Assistance program is projecting a caseload of 35 at a monthly grant level of $315 for
   this fiscal year.

   Pursuant to Senate Bill 1901 and Assembly Bill 1111, the Kin-Gap program was effective January
   1, 2000. This program provides new relative guardians of previous Child Welfare services cases
   an ongoing grant amount at a higher rate. Kin-Gap is intended to enhance family preservation and
   stability by recognizing the advantages associated with relative placements. Approximately 50
   cases have been identified that might benefit from this program. The average Kin-Gap grant
   amount is estimated at $467.40, the grant is based on the age of the child/youth placed. Kin-Gap,
   like foster Care, is subject to the child support recoupment requirements.

   The Department has transferred $152,639 in General Fund savings from Public Economic
   Assistance to Program Services and Support.
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Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved and the Department be able
   to transfer the $152,639 in General Fund savings to the Program Services and Support.

POLICY ISSUES
   The policy issue associated with this budget unit includes a transfer of $152,639 from savings to
   Program Services and Support.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are not staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The Community Services Agency, Public Economic Assistance Division, is requesting an
   adjustment in its budget to reflect changes in the child support recoupment process, which reverts
   to the County Department of Child Support Services. This action has now been considered during
   the Final Budget process and as a result, the following is included in the Final Budget Addendum.

   Other Charges:       It is recommended that spending levels increase by $12,325,859 from the
                        proposed budget level primarily due to the increased expenditures caused by
                        the child support recoupment process change, described as follows. Per State
                        mandate, child support recoupment will transfer from the California Department
                        of Social Services to the new Department of Child Support effective July 1,
                        2000. This means that CSA will no longer receive and account for child
                        support recovered on behalf of aided cases in CalWORKs assistance and
                        Foster Care. As a result, total appropriations will increase by approximately
                        $11 million, with a corresponding increase in estimated revenue based on
                        Federal and State sharing ratios. The County’s portion of these child support
                        collections will be remitted to CSA with no bottom line impact on County
                        General Fund. The balance of the increase is attributed to revised CalWORKs
                        and Foster Care caseload projections, which were adjusted to include the most
                        recent State and County trends and cost of living allowance information.

   Funding Source(s): Increase estimated revenue by $12,633,964 from the proposed budget level
                      due to the Federal and State share attributed to the appropriation increase
                      described above, plus increased Realignment revenue based on State
                      Controller’s Office projections.

   Net County Cost:     Decrease estimated revenue for County Match by $308,105 from the proposed
                        budget level as a result of estimated revenues increasing greater than
                        appropriations , the difference being the County Match reduction.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                       ADOPTED       RECOMMENDED       ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED        ADDITIONAL        FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99       FY 99-00          BUDGET           FUNDING        BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits              $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Services/Supplies              $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Other Charges         $60,677,067    $55,919,142      $56,343,173       $12,325,859    $68,669,032
 Fixed Assets                   $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Other Financing                $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Equity Transfers               $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Intrafund                      $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Contracts                      $0             $0               $0                $0             $0
 Contingencies                  $0             $0               $0                $0             $0

 Gross Costs           $60,677,067    $55,919,142      $56,343,173       $12,325,859    $68,669,032
 Less Revenue          $60,610,908    $55,817,777      $52,906,342       $12,633,964    $65,540,306
 Plus Fund Balance     -$3,096,707    -$2,735,947               $0                $0             $0

 Net County Cost        $3,162,866     $2,837,312       $3,436,831         -$308,105     $3,128,726




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396
Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY - SERIOUSLY
EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN
Legal Budget Unit 0045850


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for an average monthly caseload of approximately 17
   severely emotionally disturbed children and will meet the mandate of AB3632. Its purpose is to
   ensure that students with special education needs, identified as being the result of an emotional
   condition, receive mental health services at no cost to the children or family. The Departments of
   Mental Health and County Office of Education must provide residential placement, which includes
   counseling, case management and psychiatric services. If problems are less severe, day treatment
   services shall be provided. The primary focus is to work with children and families to treat mental
   health conditions that keep these children from taking full advantage of their education.

    The County’s share of cost for this entitlement program is legislated at 60%. The County share
    requirement in this fiscal year is $540,000, offset by realignment funds of $95,934. The General
    Fund contribution from CSA of $260,000 has again been reserved for this budget unit. The
    outstanding balance of $184,066 is presented as an Unfunded County share in this budget unit.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base budget be approved, with the goal of identifying other
   funding sources if a deficit materializes this fiscal year. The Community Services Agency has
   transferred the general fund contribution of $260,000 to this program, from the base CSA General
   Fund.

POLICY ISSUES
    The policy issue associated with this budget unit continues to be the need to identify a permanent
    funding source for this program. The $184,066 identified as an unfunded County share in this
    budget unit must be addressed this fiscal year. The Community Services Agency will reserve
    $260,000 of General Fund dollars for this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACTS
    There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET

    The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
    September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
    therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.




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                                                      ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
  CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99       FY 99-00          BUDGET          FUNDING      BUDGET
Salaries/Benefits             $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Services/Supplies             $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Other Charges           $686,272       $846,650         $900,000              $0      $900,000
Fixed Assets                  $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Other Financing               $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Equity Transfers              $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Intrafund                     $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Contracts                     $0             $0               $0              $0            $0
Contingencies                 $0             $0               $0              $0            $0

Gross Costs              $686,272       $846,650        $900,000              $0      $900,000
Less Revenue             $671,161       $845,815        $640,000              $0      $640,000
Plus Fund Balance       -$285,023      -$410,345              $0              $0            $0

Net County Cost         $300,134       $411,180         $260,000              $0      $260,000



TELECOMMUNICATION SURVEY

  The SED program does not utilize automated phone systems.




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY - GENERAL
ASSISTANCE
Legal Budget Unit 0045900


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides for the General Assistance (GA) Program, which is required
   by Welfare and Institutions Code 17000 and provides aid payments to the indigent. The GA
   program is a County responsibility and receives no Federal or State allocation. Services are
   provided to approximately 303 cases per month, which represents a 7% increase over the current
   fiscal year projection.

   The caseload projected for FY 2000/01 represents a 33% decrease from the previous years
   budgeted level of 454 cases. The actual GA average monthly caseload is at 270 through February
   of 2000, with a final projection of 284 for FY 99/00.

   The average monthly grant payments will increase approximately 1.7% from $243 to $247.06.
   Approximately 2.36% of this increase is due to a planned GA cost of living adjustment on individual
   grants effective July 1, 2000.

   The Department has transferred $53,219 in General Fund savings from General Assistance to
   Program Services and Support.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the requested base funding level be approved and the department be
   allowed to transfer the $53,219 in General Fund savings to Program Services and Support.

POLICY ISSUES
   The policy issues associated with this budget unit includes a transfer of $53,219 in General Fund
   savings to Program Services and Support.

   Additionally, the Department is requesting approval to grant a General Assistance (GA) Cost Of
   Living Adjustment (COLA) of 2.36% effective July 1, 2000. Welfare and Institutions Code, Section
   17000.5 authorizes counties to set GA grant levels based on the 1991 poverty levels and states
   that counties may adjust the level annually to reflect changes in the TANF program. This method
   has been used in this County since 1993 and has proved to be fair and effective. The 2.36% COLA
   for GA will adjust the GA grants consistent with the TANF COLA (effective July 1, 1999) one year in
   arrears.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.


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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The Final Addendum recommended no changes to the Proposed Budget;
   therefore, the Proposed Budget became the Final Budget on September 12, 2000.


                                                      ADOPTED      RECOMMENDED     ADOPTED
                     ACTUAL         ACTUAL           PROPOSED       ADDITIONAL      FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION    FY 98-99       FY 99-00          BUDGET         FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits             $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Services/Supplies             $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Other Charges         $1,063,912      $814,908         $979,304              $0      $979,304
 Fixed Assets                  $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Other Financing               $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Equity Transfers              $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Intrafund                     $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Contracts                     $0            $0               $0              $0            $0
 Contingencies                 $0            $0               $0              $0            $0

 Gross Costs           $1,063,912       $814,908        $979,304              $0      $979,304
 Less Revenue          $1,068,415       $818,777        $300,000              $0      $300,000
 Plus Fund Balance      -$368,554      -$458,682              $0              $0            $0

 Net County Cost        $364,051       $454,813         $679,304              $0      $679,304




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Stanislaus County
State of California
Budget Unit Financing Use Detail
Fiscal Year 2000-2001
HUMAN SERVICES
Special Revenue Fund

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY - FOSTER CARE
INCENTIVE
Legal Budget Unit 0045050


SUMMARY OF REQUESTS
Base Budget
   The requested base budget provides incentives for foster parents, children and participating
   placement agencies. The Foster Care Incentive Budget Unit was established during FY 1998/99 to
   reinvest General Fund savings from the prior year Foster Care Program. Funds are to be used for
   two purposes: to facilitate team building activities between Foster Parents and the participating
   placement agencies and to provide a fund for miscellaneous expenses and scholarships for
   children transitioning from Foster Care, approaching emancipation and for Foster “After Care”
   services for youth up the age of 21.

Unmet Needs
   There are no unmet needs requested.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PROPOSED BUDGET
Base Budget
   It is recommended that the base funding level be approved, which provides funds for team building
   activities and miscellaneous expenses for the youth served in the Foster Care Program/Foster
   “After Care” Program.

STAFFING IMPACTS
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   The following changes are recommended for the Foster Care Incentive Budget:

   Services & Supplies:            Increase appropriations by $21,124 from the proposed budget level
                                   due to a corresponding increase in fund balance. Expenditures are
                                   supported by a combination of revenues and County General Funds
                                   that have been reinvested from savings in the Foster Care program.

   Funding Source(s):              This increase is funded by the Department's fund balance.

   There are no further unmet needs associated with this budget unit.

STAFFING IMPACT FOR THE FINAL BUDGET
   There are no staffing impacts at this level of funding.




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SUMMARY OF THE ADOPTED FINAL BUDGET
   The Final Addendum to the Proposed Budget was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on
   September 12, 2000. The allocations adopted in the Proposed Budget and the Final Addendum to
   the Proposed Budget became the Department’s Adopted Final Budget shown below. The
   Department’s unmet needs were considered, the funded unmet needs are reflected below as the
   Department’s Recommended Additional Funding.


                                                        ADOPTED        RECOMMENDED      ADOPTED
                      ACTUAL          ACTUAL           PROPOSED         ADDITIONAL       FINAL
   CLASSIFICATION     FY 98-99        FY 99-00          BUDGET            FUNDING       BUDGET
 Salaries/Benefits              $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Services/Supplies         $18,184         $14,420         $55,000            $21,124       $76,124
 Other Charges                  $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Fixed Assets                   $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Other Financing                $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Equity Transfers               $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Intrafund                      $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contracts                      $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0
 Contingencies                  $0              $0              $0                 $0            $0

 Gross Costs               $18,184         $14,420         $55,000            $21,124       $76,124
 Less Revenue              $40,651        $177,006              $0                 $0            $0
 Plus Fund Balance        -$22,467       -$162,586         $55,000            $21,124       $76,124

 Net County Cost                 $0              $0               $0               $0             $0




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