ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders

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Alison Alter
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ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders

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Dear Colleagues,

I look forward to continuing our budget deliberations next week. Below please find my proposed budget amendments and budget riders.

Amendments:

ALTER 1: Austin Civilian Conservation Corps (ACCC) & PARD
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 132431.pdf
Memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130817.pdf

ALTER 2: Sexual Assault Response
Amendment: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 111722.pdf
Memo: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 112418.pdf

ALTER 3: Improving the City’s Response to HATE
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 123434.pdf

ALTER 4: Implement PARD Signage & Wayfinding Program
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 105230.pdf

ALTER 5: Grants for Innovation Program Manager
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 131018.pdf


Budget Riders:

ALTER Rider 1: EMS Billing System
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130949.pdf

ALTER Rider 2: OCMO Billing System
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 130922.pdf

I am still reviewing and awaiting responses in the Budget Q & A generally. At this time, I will likely propose a workforce general fund amendment and an amendment related to Austin Public Health and its ability to respond to Monkey Pox and other needs. I will post these and any other amendments as soon as possible.

Thank you to my co-sponsors on these various items.

Regards,

MPT Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10
Alison Alter
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Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:52 pm

Re: ALTER Budget Amendments and Riders

Post by Alison Alter »

Colleagues,

In response to various budget questions, I've crafted an amendment with significant input from Austin Public Health staff to ensure we are better prepared to monitor and respond to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including Monkey Pox.

Staff stated in the Q:A that the proposed FY 2022-23 base budget does not include funding for continued emergency response for COVID or any other outbreaks, including Monkeypox. Additionally, staff have indicated that APH lacks the necessary general fund investment for critical staffing capacity to fully support the community response to disease outbreaks, mitigation, and prevention strategies and that APH currently does not meet the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists optimal level of epidemiologists which directly impacts APH’s ability to respond to COVID and other disease outbreaks which creates critical ongoing gaps.

In the face of new needs, including Monkey Pox, it is vital that we ensure APH is better staffed and equipped to respond. I hope my colleagues will join me in working to advance this amendment.

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 181226.pdf

Let me know if you would like to co-sponsor these important public health investments.

Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10
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