The Economic Development and Technology Committee of the Pasadena City Council will hear the budget presentations of the Department of Housing and Department of Information Technology for fiscal year 2023, as well as budget enhancement requests, on Tuesday, May 17 as various committees in the City Council continue budget workshops as part of the budgeting process.
According to a city staff report, the Housing Department is seeking a budget of $39.3 million.
Some of the significant changes from the 2022 budget as shown in the report include an expected increase in personnel by 5.7 percent.
The Department of Information Technology budget recommendation for 2023 is a total of $21.6 million, a 1.2-percent increase from this year’s budget. The preliminary report shows a 7.4-percent increase in services and supplies, a 3.9-percent increase in internal service charges, a 16-percent increase in operating transfer out which involves primarily interfund transfers for the City’s fiber program, and a 12-percent decrease in operating expense for the Department.
The EDTech Committee meeting will also tackle up to $13.3 million in total budget enhancement requests for the various departments in the City.
Budget enhancement requests include maintenance expenditures associated with new programs that City departments and agencies are pursuing.
During this series of budget workshops, each department or office explains in detail their budget recommendation for the upcoming fiscal year in order to encourage comment and input from the members of the hosting committee as well as the general public.
To access the virtual meeting, members of the public are advised to watch through http://pasadena.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=9 and www.pasadenamedia.org.
Public comment can be accepted through this webpage, www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/public-comment, for consideration during the upcoming meeting.
Comments may also be submitted in advance by email to email@example.com.
The EDTech Committee meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.