Boards and Agencies

Department



Boards and Agencies

GENERAL FUND

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Percent Change
FY19-FY20

Positions FY19
Budget

Positions FY20
Budget

Medical Examiner and Trauma Services

$7,085,843

$7,386,460

$7,481,220

1%

45

48

Planning Council

$977,879

$1,124,980

$1,174,190

4%

11

11

Office of Inspector General

$2,592,595

$2,943,520

$3,025,820

3%

20

20

Subtotal

$10,656,317

$11,454,960

$11,681,230

2%

76

79

OTHER FUNDS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Percent Change
FY19-FY20

Positions FY19
Budget

Positions FY20
Budget

Board of Rules-Appeals

$1,971,586

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

18%

11

12

Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

$25,898,739

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

3%

51

53

Convention Center

$12,975,950

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

(3)%

1

0

Subtotal

$40,846,275

$62,782,270

$65,022,170

4%

63

65

Grand Total

$51,502,592

$74,237,230

$76,703,400

3%

139

144



Division




Medical Examiner and Trauma Services

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Operations

$2,096,446

$2,165,350

$2,278,270

Pathology

$3,088,059

$3,208,920

$3,173,860

Toxicology

$1,582,905

$1,719,650

$1,730,140

Trauma Management

$318,433

$292,540

$298,950

Total

$7,085,843

$7,386,460

$7,481,220

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$765,197

$570,000

$739,500

Miscellaneous Revenue

$70

$0

$0

Total

$765,267

$570,000

$739,500

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$5,809,756

$5,801,370

$5,889,790

Operating Expenses

$1,253,369

$1,543,700

$1,555,440

Capital Outlay

$22,718

$41,390

$35,990

Total

$7,085,843

$7,386,460

$7,481,220

Total Positions

46

45

48

BUDGET VARIANCES

($59,430) Decrease in workers’ compensation based on experience ratings and increased costs.
$106,120 Normal Increases and Decreases
99,780 Personnel Services
11,740 Operating Expense
(5,400) Capital Outlay Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$48,070 Increase in personnel services due to three position conversions from PT19 to PT20 to support the growing indigent cremation caseload and the increase in invoice transactions.
$94,760 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Operations

GOAL STATEMENT

To support all sections of the office by providing administrative services, collect and analyze information pertaining to deaths which fall within the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner, provide funding for indigent burial, and provide funding for cremation services when no private or charitable funds are available.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of cases investigated and accepted

2,257

2,150

2,150

Number of cases investigated but declined jurisdiction

1,670

1,800

1,800

Number of cases per investigator

598

650

650

Total number of scenes visited

557

675

675

Total number of indigent cases investigated

337

400

400

Number of indigent cases investigated and approved for cremation at public expense

291

350

350

Number of indigent cases cremated with private funding

46

40

40

Percent of indigent cases disposed of at public expense

86

85

85

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Operations section provides fiscal oversight for OMETS and ensuring fiscal responsibility for technical, laboratory and investigative work in the Office of the Medical Examiner. Operations includes Investigations who are the gateway for the agency. These staff use established criteria to determine if cases fall under the statutory jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner's Office. Medical-Legal Investigators provide for scene response and assist in collection of evidence and information pertinent to the death at the scene, (e.g. suspicious versus non-suspicious deaths). The Investigators photograph the death scene/body to provide detailed corroborating evidence should questions arise concerning the report, witness statements or position of evidence at the scene. Medical-Legal Investigators perform interviews, research in both field and the office settings to assist in the collection of information of the cause and manner of death. Medical-Legal Investigators follow-up on cases until a conclusion is reached and death certificates are prepared. One Medical-Legal Investigator also continues to manage the Unidentified/Missing Persons Program, for which extensive time is needed for interaction with the general public and external agencies required to manage and oversee Broward County cold cases, and perform casework on all unidentified persons currently falling under the jurisdiction of the Broward Medical Examiner's Office. The Medical-Legal Investigator Supervisor expends large amounts of time to oversee and process the demands of the Indigent Cremation Program for Broward County.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■    Three positions are converted from PT19 to PT20, to support an increase in caseload and invoice transactions.

■    One administrative position transferred from the Toxicology Section to improve span of management control.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$2,096,446

$2,165,350

$2,278,270

Total Positions

14

14

18

Broward County, Florida - Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Operating Budget

13-3

Section

Pathology

GOAL STATEMENT

To integrate the clinical information of past medical history and circumstances of death with evidentiary findings at the scene of death, document gross and microscopic autopsy findings, document toxicological findings, reliably determine the cause and manner of death in medical examiner cases, and subsequently use the information obtained from investigations to develop and implement programs designed to protect public health and reduce mortality.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of autopsies and examinations per pathologist

203

250

250

Percentage of autopsies completed within 24 hours of arrival of body to morgue

96

90

90

Percentage of cases with final cause of death determination of 90 days or less

98

95

95

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program is responsible for the death investigation of deceased persons whose circumstances of death are violent, suspicious, unexpected, or unattended as enumerated in Florida State Statute §406.11. Activities include death scene investigation, medical examination including external and autopsy examination. Ancillary laboratory tests and histologic examination together assist the forensic pathologist to determination of cause and manner of death resulting in preparation of autopsy reports, and other documentation related to the death and testimony in subsequent judicial proceedings. Training is provided to area law enforcement and medical institutions. The pathology section is responsible for proper disposition of decedents coming within the Medical Examiner's jurisdiction, including transportation from the death scene to the Medical Examiner facility, receipt and storage of the bodies, preparation and assistance at autopsy, and release of the remains to funeral homes. Staff also provides expert witness testimony for civil and criminal trials.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$3,088,059

$3,208,920

$3,173,860

Total Positions

16

16

16

Section

Toxicology

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide Countywide toxicology testing services for the Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services and other requesting law enforcement agencies.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of Medical Examiner cases tested

1,358

1,300

1,300

Average turnaround time of medical examiner cases (days)

10

10

10

Number of cases submitted by law enforcement agencies

271

320

320

Average turnaround time of law enforcement cases submitted (days)

23

30

30

Total number of cases submitted for toxicological analysis

1,312

1,620

1,620

Cumulative number of Medical Examiner cases per toxicologist

200

190

190

Average turnaround time of all cases submitted for toxicological analysis (days)

12

15

15

Cumulative number of law enforcement cases per toxicologist

40

45

45

Total number of cases per toxicologist

241

235

235

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program provides toxicologic analytical testing as required by the Medical Examiner Division and for law enforcement agencies. Activities include performing alcohol and drug testing necessary for law enforcement and the determination of the cause and manner of death, preparation of toxicology reports, preparation of other documentation related to the laboratory findings, and testimony in subsequent judicial proceedings. Training is provided for agency fellow, area law enforcement and educational institutions. Staff also provides expert testimony at criminal and civil trials

BUDGET COMMENTS ■ One administrative position is transferred to the Operations section to improve span of management control.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$1,582,905

$1,719,650

$1,730,140

Total Positions

12

12

11

Section

Trauma Management

GOAL STATEMENT

To ensure the planning and regulatory oversight of the Trauma Network for the provision of high quality, comprehensive trauma medical care; provide regulatory oversight for emergency and non-emergency medical transportation; and coordinate the expeditious processing of the State of Florida Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grant funds to improve and expand pre-hospital EMS in Broward County.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of trauma cases reviewed

176

215

215

Number of over-triage patients (trauma alerts patients who are discharged from a trauma hospital within 24 hours of arrival)

469

170

170

Number of under-triage patients (trauma alert patients who are not taken to a trauma center)

119

50

75

Total number of trauma patients (Levels 1, 2, and 3)

6,678

7,750

7,810

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The section provides regulatory oversight, system plan revision, continual data collection analysis, emergency services back-up contract management, community education and quality assurance for the County-wide trauma network to ensure effective, coordinated trauma and emergency medical care and transportation. The section determines need for Certificates of Public Convenience (COPCN and licenses for emergency and nonemergency transport providers in accordance with state and local regulations. Additionally, the section is responsible for the dissemination of County EMS Grant Funds to providers/entities that will use the funds to improve and expand pre-hospital medical care in Broward County. The section also acts as the Board Coordinator for the Broward Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, a thirty-seven (37) member advisory board to the County Commission.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$318,433

$292,540

$298,950

Total Positions

4

3

3



Division



Planning Council

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Planning Council

$977,879

$1,124,980

$1,174,190

Total

$977,879

$1,124,980

$1,174,190

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$183,213

$202,900

$188,400

Total

$183,213

$202,900

$188,400

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$883,057

$1,004,250

$1,053,460

Operating Expenses

$90,979

$115,730

$115,730

Capital Outlay

$3,843

$5,000

$5,000

Total

$977,879

$1,124,980

$1,174,190

Total Positions

11

11

11

BUDGET VARIANCES

$49,210 Normal Increases and Decreases
49,210 Personnel Services
$49,210 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Planning Council

GOAL STATEMENT

To ensure Broward County residents a quality of life which offers a complete and sufficient range of residential and non-residential land uses, economic opportunities, environmental integrity and recreational spaces, while providing adequate public facilities and services, and preserving and enhancing South Florida's unique and fragile ecosystem.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of recommendations on land use amendments

17

30

30

Number of recommendations to trafficways plan

3

3

3

Number of recertifications of municipal land use plans

18

30

30

Number of reviews of proposed countywide land development regulations

1

5

3

Number of studies/special projects requested

10

10

10

Number of reviews of site-specific land development proposals

173

150

150

Number of administrative and/or court challenges of decisions/implementation of the Broward County Land Use Plan

1

1

1

External customer satisfaction rating

4.50

4.50

4.50

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Planning Council prepares, implements, reviews and interprets the Broward County Land Use Plan and Broward County Trafficways Plan, and proposed amendments thereto. The Council also certifies municipal land use plans for conformity with the Broward County Land Use Plan. The Council also reviews plats, proposed countywide land development regulations, monitors development activities and may prepare special studies within its scope of authority as initiated by the Council or at the request of the County Commission, municipalities or the general public. The Council conducts its activities pursuant to, and consistent with, the Broward County Charter and Florida law.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$977,879

$1,124,980

$1,174,190

Total Positions

11

11

11



Division



Office of Inspector General

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Office of Inspector General

$2,592,595

$2,943,520

$3,025,820

Total

$2,592,595

$2,943,520

$3,025,820

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$370

$0

$0

Total

$370

$0

$0

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$2,538,215

$2,808,050

$2,892,960

Operating Expenses

$54,380

$132,470

$129,860

Capital Outlay

$0

$3,000

$3,000

Total

$2,592,595

$2,943,520

$3,025,820

Total Positions

20

20

20

BUDGET VARIANCES

$82,300 Normal Increases and Decreases
84,910 Personnel Services
(2,610) Operating Expense
$82,300 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Office of Inspector General

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The mission of the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to act as an independent watchdog for the residents of Broward County. We promote integrity and accountability by investigating allegations of misconduct including fraud, corruption, and abuse and gross mismanagement, by officials and employees of the charter government of Broward County, its thirty-one municipalities, and all entities and persons who provide goods and services to the County and the municipalities. The OIG publicly reports its findings to keep residents informed. Whenever appropriate, the OIG seeks criminal prosecution, civil recoveries, administrative and monetary sanctions, and ethics sanctions of those responsible for fraud, waste and abuse in government.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■    In November of 2010, voters approved a change in the County Charter to establish the County Office of Inspector General to investigate misconduct and gross mismanagement.

■    The Office is headed by an Inspector General. The organization and administration of the Office is independent to assure that no interference or influence external to the Office affects the objectivity of the Office.

■    The Inspector General commences an investigation if good cause exists that any Official, Employee, or Provider has engaged in misconduct or gross mismanagement.

■ The authority of the Inspector General extends only over the following:

1) All elected and appointed officials and employees of the Charter Government of Broward County and of all municipalities, including any city, town, or village duly incorporated under the laws of the state within Broward County; and 2) All entities and persons (other than employees of the County or any municipality) that provide goods or services to the County or any municipality under contract for compensation, but solely with respect to the provision of such goods or services.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$2,592,595

$2,943,520

$3,025,820

Total Positions

20

20

20


Division



Board of Rules-Appeals

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Board of Rules and Appeals

$1,971,586

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

Total

$1,971,586

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Permits Fees Special Assessment

$3,495,382

$2,900,000

$2,500,000

Licenses

$50

$80

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$87,221

$70,000

$70,000

Fund Balance

$5,218,000

$6,090,000

$8,060,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($148,500)

($128,500)

Total

$8,800,653

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$1,259,219

$1,309,570

$1,457,200

Operating Expenses

$616,375

$646,690

$617,200

Capital Outlay

$95,992

$49,680

$140,850

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$6,905,640

$8,286,250

Total

$1,971,586

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

Total Positions

11

11

12

BUDGET VARIANCES

$78,750 Increase in capital outlay associated with costs of the loaner book program.
$1,380,610 Increase in reserves due to an increase in fund balance.
-$3,250 Normal Increases and Decreases
46,610 Personnel Services
(33,780) Operating Expense
(16,080) Capital Outlay Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$133,810 Increase in personnel services ($101,020), operating expenses ($4,290), and capital outlay ($28,500) associated with the addition of one Chief Code Compliance Officer to enforce the energy code.
$1,589,920 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

Board of Rules and Appeals

GOAL STATEMENT

To establish and enforce Florida Building Code regulations on a uniform basis to protect the health, safety and welfare of persons and property in Broward County.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of appeals heard and resolved

5

5

5

Number of code changes approved by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals

30

50

50

Number of code interpretations approved by the Broward County

Board of Rules and Appeals and staff

9,200

9,360

10,350

Number of training seminars and training sessions presented

95

80

100

Number of Inspectors certified

1,041

1,020

1,045

Number of technical advisory committee and subcommittee/workgroup sessions of the Florida Building

Commission attended as a voting member

30

30

30

Number of regularly scheduled certification visits by full Broward

County Board of Rules and Appeals staff to building departments

21

21

21

Number of call outs for building code compliance review requested by either building officials or chiefs for Broward County Board of

Rules and Appeals code compliance staff

324

440

364

Number of training sessions attended by Board of Rules and

Appeals staff

288

280

324

Number of complaints received leading to investigations

11

4

9

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The responsibilities of the agency include reviewing inspections and plan reviews conducted by jurisdictional employees for compliance with both the County and State Building and Fire Codes as well as conducting random, requested, and investigative inspections to provide uniformity to the interpretation of the codes throughout Broward County. The agency conducts educational seminars to aid in the uniform enforcement of the building codes, fire codes, national electrical code, floodplain codes and many other referenced standards. Staff makes recommendations to the Board of Rules and Appeals on interpretations, appeals and also on amendments pertaining to the Florida Building Code and Fire Code and maintains certifications for approximately 900 building and fire inspectors, plans examiners and building officials.

BUDGET COMMENTS ■ In FY20, a Chief Code Compliance Officer position is added to enforce the energy code.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$1,971,586

$8,911,580

$10,501,500

Total Positions

11

11

12

Convention Center and Visitors Bureau

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

$25,898,739

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

Total

$25,898,739

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Miscellaneous Revenue

$31,521

$0

$0

Interest and Other Earnings

$75,762

$0

$100,000

Fund Balance

$10,725,000

$8,000,000

$8,400,000

Less Five Percent

$0

$0

($5,000)

Transfer From Four Cent Tourist Tax Revenue Fund (11420)

$8,565,330

$7,757,840

$2,678,560

Transfer From Civic Arena Debt Service Fund (22010)

$16,626,890

$19,500,210

$25,302,380

Total

$36,024,503

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$4,539,107

$5,530,360

$5,968,130

Operating Expenses

$20,759,632

$21,127,690

$22,007,810

Other Budgetary Reserves

$0

$8,000,000

$7,900,000

Transfers Out

$600,000

$600,000

$600,000

Total

$25,898,739

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

Total Positions

47

51

53

BUDGET VARIANCES

$142,910 Increase in personnel services due to the transfer of one position from the Convention Center.
-$48,950 Normal Increases and Decreases
220,930 Personnel Services
(169,880) Operating Expense
(100,000) Reserves
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
$73,930 Increase in personnel services due to the addition of one Marketing Manager to oversee the public relations and social media efforts of the Bureau.
$300,000 Increase in operating expenses to conduct visitor profile and return on investment studies on the marketing, advertising, and promotion efforts managed by the Bureau.
$750,000 Increase in marketing, advertising and promotional budgets to enhance Broward County as a tourist destination in domestic and foreign markets (one-time $500,000 and recurring $250,000) in the Administration and LGBTQ sections of the Bureau.
$1,217,890 TOTAL INCREASE

Division



Section

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)

GOAL STATEMENT

To provide industry leadership in the marketing of Broward County as a premier year round destination for leisure and convention visitors in order to generate growth in the volume of occupied room nights and their corresponding economic impact.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Average number of room nights produced in Broward County per sales staff member

105,979

85,000

79,550

Number of room nights produced in Broward County by sales staff

847,831

850,000

795,500

Average daily rates of a hotel room (dollars)

148

140

145

Average hotel occupancy rate (percent)

79

74

75

Average revenue generated by each hotel room in Broward County (dollars)

116

103

109

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), the official tourism marketing agency for Broward County, creates and implements a variety of sales and marketing initiatives including advertising, public relations, direct sales for domestic and international leisure and meetings, promotions and visitor informational services for this casually chic, year-round vacation and meeting destination. The Bureau also provides for the long-term marketing of a convention complex capable of hosting major conventions and trade shows.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■    The Tourist Development Council, the advisory board to the Broward Board of County Commissioners, approves the GFLCVB budget to promote travel and drive visitation to Broward County through domestic and international leisure and meeting sales, advertising and public relations.

■    In FY20, one Marketing Manager is added to support the marketing, public relations, and social media efforts of GFLCVB.

■    In FY20, one position is transferred from the Convention Center to support the marketing, public relations, and social media efforts of GFLCVB.

■ The reserve budgeted in the Convention and Visitors Bureau is for revenue stabilization and contingencies.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$25,898,739

$35,258,050

$36,475,940

Total Positions

47

51

53


Division



Convention Center


SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Convention Center Operations

$12,975,950

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

Total

$12,975,950

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$8,922,786

$9,200,000

$3,190,000

Interest and Other Earnings

$73,709

$60,000

$75,000

Fund Balance

$5,032,000

$4,900,000

$9,200,000

Less Five Percent

$0

($463,000)

($163,250)

Transfer From Four Cent Tourist Tax Revenue Fund (11420)

$5,199,990

$4,915,640

$5,742,980

Total

$19,228,485

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services - County

$269,397

$207,050

$0

Operating Expenses - County

$2,976,368

$1,512,900

$1,624,250

Operating Expenses - Convention Center Contractor

$9,430,305

$11,992,690

$7,120,480

Capital Outlay - Convention Center Contractor

$299,880

$300,000

$100,000

Reserves for Revenue Stabilization and Contingencies

$0

$4,600,000

$4,600,000

Transfer To Tourist Development Capital Fund (35020)

$0

$0

$4,600,000

Total

$12,975,950

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

Total Positions

2

1

0

BUDGET VARIANCES

(207,050) Decrease in personnel services due to transferring one position to the Convention Center & Visitors Bureau.
(4,760,860) Decrease in operating expenses due to the planned closure of the Convention Center for the last seven months of FY20 related to the Convention Center expansion project.
(200,000) Decrease in capital outlay due to the planned closure of the Convention Center for the last seven months of FY20 related to the Convention Center expansion project.
4,600,000 Increase in transfers due to utilizing one-time fund balance towards the pay go portion of the Convention Center expansion project.
($567,910) TOTAL DECREASE

Section

Convention Center Operations

GOAL STATEMENT

To maximize the benefit to the tourism industry through the successful operation of the Broward County Convention Center and to ensure a positive reputation for Broward County by providing facility users with a well maintained, professionally managed Convention Center.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Non-contractor County expenses to operate the Convention Center

1,617,065

1,719,950

1,624,250

External customer satisfaction rating

5.00

5.00

5.00

Event Days

347

296

138

Attendance

459,696

352,687

176,397

Convention/trade shows (Event Days)

104

113

43

Annual economic impact (in dollars)

684,442,926

583,847,568

243,269,820

Cumulative operating cost per sq. ft ($)

11.38

10.95

6.14

Cumulative operating cost per occupied sq. ft ($)

17.04

16.43

9.21

Convention Center contractor gross operating profit/loss

2,391,547

-3,092,690

-4,030,480

Gross revenue generated by Convention Center contractor from Convention Center operations

9,210,014

9,200,000

3,190,000

Convention Center contractor gross expenditures to operate the Convention Center

6,819,467

12,292,690

7,220,480

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This program is responsible for the cooperative marketing, maintenance and operation of the Convention Center for maximum economic impact for Broward County. The Convention Center section oversees and administers the management contract of a private sector vendor, which includes the marketing and sales plan for the local shortterm event market, a cooperative development of similar marketing/sales strategy for the national long-term market with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a reservation and control system for all categories of events.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■    In FY20, one position is transferred to the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

■    The Convention Center will close for a majority of FY20 to accommodate the start the planned Convention Center Expansion project.

■    The Convention Center's performance measure targets for FY20 are adjusted to reflect the closure of the Convention Center for the last seven months of the fiscal year.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Expenses

$12,975,950

$18,612,640

$18,044,730

Total Positions

2

1

0

13-16    Broward County, Florida - Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Operating Budget


FY20 Recommended Broward County Annual Budget, July 15, 2019