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Public Works
Recommended Expenditures
By Program 2017-18 Recommended Change from 2016-17 Adopted
Administration & Support
 
$4,491,007
4%
$296,871
7.1%
Transportation
 
$47,279,394
45%
$9,199,773
24.2%
Surveyor
 
$944,061
1%
$35,098
3.9%
Water Resources/Flood Control
 
$19,313,055
18%
$1,215,523
5.9%
Resource Recovery & Waste Management
 
$34,138,447
32%
$3,967,668
10.4%
Total Department
 
$106,165,964
100%
$4,348,551
4.3%
Mission Statement

To efficiently provide, operate and maintain Public Works infrastructure, facilities, and services to make everyday life as safe and convenient as possible for the public we serve. 

About the Department

The Public Works Department enhances the health and safety of residents through a variety of critical activities and oversees 42 special purpose funds. The Public Works Department consists of five Budget Programs: Administration & Support, Transportation, Surveyor, Water Resources, and Resource Recovery & Waste Management - with approximately 281 full-time equivalent (FTE) staffing at sixteen locations throughout the County. Public Works is responsible for: County-maintained roads, traffic engineering, review and permitting of private land development, design engineering and construction management, land surveying and map processing, water supply planning, storm water permitting activities and flood protection, solid waste planning, engineering and management, inactive landfill management, wastewater systems management,  and special districts.

Recommended Changes and Operational Impact

 

Staffing

No change in total number of FTEs:

o+1.0 position in Administration & Support: Manage the public information requirements of the department. 

o-1.0 position in Resource Recovery & Waste Management: Cost Analyst I due to change in staffing needs. 

Expenditures

Net operating expenditure increase of $4,348,000 due to:

o+$1,442,000 increase in Salaries and Employee Benefits consisting of: 

+$1,446,000 increase in salary, retirement and health costs.

-$4,000 decrease due to changes in staffing.

o+$4,148,000 increase in Services and Supplies due to:

+$6,700,000 increase in Transportation for storm damage repairs and maintenance supplies.

+$2,933,000 increase in Transportation repairs and maintenance supplies SB1 funding.

+$150,000 increase in Project Clean Water to prepare Prop 1 stormwater plan.

-$222,000 decrease in Contractual Services for Water Agency.

-$245,000 decrease in Flood Zones for ongoing maintenance.

-$254,000 decrease in other funds for additional maintenance costs.

-$547,000 decrease in Water Agency for water conservation and drought related expenses.

-$4,367,000 decrease in Resource Recovery for Tajiguas Landfill phased post closure project.

o-$1,242,000 decrease in Other Charges due to:

-$1,300,000 decrease in Contributions to Other Gov Water Agency.

-$155,000 decrease in Internal Service Charges.

+$92,000 increase for depreciation costs.

+$121,000 increase in depreciation costs for Resource Recovery.

 

Net non-operating expenditure increase of $2,553,000 due to:

o+6,783,000 increase in Capital Assets consisting of:

+$7,624,000 increase in Flood Zone projects due to completion of Orcutt Airport Ditch, channel improvements, and Mission Creek Project.

+$1,305,000 increase for the implementation of the Laguna County Sanitation District’s plant expansion.

-$18,000 decrease in equipment replacement.

-$632,000 decrease in equipment purchases for Resource Recovery.

-$1,496,000 decrease in Road Fund for right-of-way purchases.

o+$832,000 increase in Other Financing Uses due to:

+$1,315,000 increase in transfers between Flood Zone funds.

+$40,000 increase in transfers in Resource Recovery for debt payment.

-$523,000 increase in transfers between Transportation funds.

o-$24,000 decrease in Intrafund Expenditure Transfers (+) for transfers between divisions within Public Works offset with corresponding Intrafund Expenditure Transfers (-).

o-$5,039,000 decrease in contribution  to Fund Balances, from $21,187,000 in FY 2016-17 to $16,148,000 in FY 2017-18, consisting of:

-$2,175,000 decrease to Transportation funds for capital projects.

-$1,671,000 decrease in Laguna Sanitation for capital projects.

-$1,543,000 decrease in Flood Zone funds for capital projects.

-$630,000 decrease in Water Funds due to increased salaries and benefits.

-$394,000 decrease in CSA 12 Mission Canyon Sewer for JPA with the City of Santa Barbara.

+$1,374,000 increase to Resource Recovery for TRRP operational changes.

These decreases are partially offset with decreases in fund balances as project funds are required.

 

These changes result in Recommended operating expenditures of $106,166,000, non-operating expenditures of $53,526,000, and total expenditures of $159,692,000.  Non-operating expenditures primarily include capital assets, transfers, and increases to fund balances. 

 

 

Revenues

Net operating revenue increase of $13,449,000 primarily due to:

o+$45,000 increase in Taxes due to:

+$133,000 increase of Measure “A” Sales Tax for Transportation.

-$65,000 decrease of Transportation Development Act (TDA) Tax for Alternative Transportation.

-$23,000 increase in property taxes.

o+$617,000 increase in Licenses, Permits, and Franchises due to increased franchise fee and roll-off revenue from haulers.

o+$119,000 increase in Use of Money and Property across all funds due to increased interest rates.

o+$5,513,000 increase in Intergovernmental Revenues consisting of:

+$6,356,000 increase in Transportation related revenues.

+$505,000 increase in reimbursements from flood zones.

-$1,348,000 decrease in Water Resources Prop 84 pass-through grants associated with the recently completed Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.

o+$7,583,000 increase in Charges for Services due to:

+$7,425,000 increase to Resource Recovery for TRRP Project.

+$301,000 increase in Sandyland Seawall Maintenance District.

+$225,000 increase in Admin charges.

+$125,000 increase to rates at Laguna Sanitation consistent with the Master Plan.

+$56,000 increase in various funds for services provided.

-$549,000 decrease in Transportation service charges for capital projects.

o-$428,000 decrease in Miscellaneous Revenue in Resource Recovery for recyclable sales.

 

Net non-operating revenue decrease of $6,548,000:

o-$601,000 decrease in Other Financing Sources due to:

-$3,603,000 decrease in transfers between Transportation funds.

-$35,000 decrease in other financing sources.

+$1,402,000 increase in operating transfer in for Orcutt Airport Ditch.

+$1,635,000 increase in General Fund Transportation funding.  

These sources are offset by Other Financing Uses.

o-$24,000 decrease in Intrafund Expenditures Transfers (-) for transfers between divisions within Public Works offset with corresponding expenditures.

o-$5,818,000 decrease in Decreases to Fund Balances consisting of:

-$10,998,000 decrease to Resource Recovery Fund.

-$420,000 decrease in Mission Canyon Sewer for maintenance projects.

-$401,000 decrease in Laguna Sanitation for capital projects.

+$734,000 increase in Transportation funds for repairs and maintenance.

+$5,267,000 increase in Flood Zone funds.

o-$105,000 decrease in General Fund Contribution Measure “A” road improvement efforts.

 

These changes result in Recommended operating revenues of $114,737,000, non-operating revenues of $44,955,000, and total revenues of $159,692,000. Non-operating revenues primarily include General Fund Contribution, transfers, and decreases to fund balances.

Proposed Changes and Operational Impact

 

Operating expenditures are decreasing $548,000 and total net expenditures are projected to decrease $4,264,000.  These decreases are comprised of:

o+$1,743,000 increase in Salaries and Employee Benefits, which includes increases in health and retirement contributions.

o-$8,438,000 decrease in Services and Supplies due to:

-$4,785,000 decrease in Transportation for capital infrastructure and operations. 

-$1,586,000 decrease in Resource Recovery for post closure costs.

-$976,000 decrease in South Coast Flood Zone.

-$909,000 decrease in Water Agency special projects.

-$182,000 decrease in Laguna Sanitation District for maintenance projects.

o+$6,148,000 increase in Other Charges primarily due to the completion of Proposition 1 DRW pass-through grants.

o-$1,069,000 decrease in Capital Assets due to: 

-$11,580,000 decrease for Flood Projects. 

-$974,000 decrease in Transportation capital projects.

+$695,000 increase in Resource Recovery for equipment and structure improvements. 

+$10,790,000 increase in Laguna Sanitation District plant expansion project.

o-$5,317,000 decrease in Other Financing Uses due to:

-$3,462,000 decrease in Transportation capital projects.

-$1,855,000 decrease in flood capital projects including completion of airport ditch. 

o+$2,000 increase in Intrafund Expenditures Transfers (-) for transfers between divisions within Public Works 

o+$2,668,000 increase in Fund Balances due to:

+$4,757,000 increase in Resource Recovery capital projects. 

+$226,000 increase in flood zones capital projects.

-$2,315,000 decrease in Transportation capital projects and operations.

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