County Commission


Department


County Commission

GENERAL FUND

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Percent Change
FY19-FY20

Positions FY19
Budget

Positions FY20
Budget

County Commission

$3,609,070

$3,994,090

$4,064,400

2%

37

37

County Auditor

$2,530,663

$3,094,080

$3,498,990

13%

23

25

County Attorney

$9,502,561

$11,087,110

$12,406,390

12%

77

79

Subtotal

$15,642,294

$18,175,280

$19,969,780

10%

137

141

Division


County Commission

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

County Commission

$3,429,893

$3,801,530

$3,868,040

County Commission Public Information

$179,177

$192,560

$196,360

Total

$3,609,070

$3,994,090

$4,064,400

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Miscellaneous Revenue

$105

$0

$0

Total

$105

$0

$0

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$3,540,013

$3,853,050

$3,923,340

Operating Expenses

$69,057

$141,040

$141,060

Total

$3,609,070

$3,994,090

$4,064,400

Total Positions

37

37

37

BUDGET VARIANCES

$70,310 Normal Increases and Decreases
70,290 Personnel Services
20 Operating Expense
$70,310 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

County Commission

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The nine-member Broward County Commission, pursuant to the County Charter, acts as the legislative branch of Broward County Government. Each member is elected by district in partisan elections. The Commission is responsible for enacting and enforcing local ordinances, establishing the County’s goals and objectives, approving the County’s Operating and Capital budgets, and appointing the County Administrator, County Attorney, County Auditor and numerous advisory and regulatory boards.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$3,429,893

$3,801,530

$3,868,040

Total Positions

36

36

36

Section

County Commission Public Information

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Commission’s Public Information Office provides transparency in government by promoting decisions of the Commission and educating residents and media about Broward County policies, responding to requests from the news media and public and serves to highlight the Broward County Board of County Commission goals, accomplishments, and to increase public awareness about the roles, functions, services and accessibility of the County Commission. The Commission’s Public Information Office is responsible for the preparation and distribution of Commission press releases; use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook to develop content promoting the County Commission; arranging and publicizing news conferences; interaction with members of the news media to inform, educate, guide, and answer questions; interaction with editors and editorial board members; scheduling of media appearances on television and radio community affairs programs; web page advancement and marketing programs for Commission initiatives; arranging for commission public appearances; speechwriting, proclamation preparation, and providing and maintaining promotional outreach material and production of video programs highlighting Broward services and issues facing Broward County.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$179,177

$192,560

$196,360

Total Positions

1

1

1

County Auditor

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

County Auditor

$2,530,663

$3,094,080

$3,498,990

Total

$2,530,663

$3,094,080

$3,498,990

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$286,765

$417,210

$280,000

Transfer From Transportation Surtax Fund (11600)

$0

$0

$116,280

Transfer from Port Everglades Operating (42100)

$0

$0

$116,280

Total

$286,765

$417,210

$512,560

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$2,423,189

$2,925,180

$3,324,410

Operating Expenses

$107,474

$168,900

$174,580

Total

$2,530,663

$3,094,080

$3,498,990

Total Positions

23

23

25

BUDGET VARIANCES

BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS

116,280 Increase in personnel services for one new position for auditing at Port Everglades, funded by Port revenue.
116,280 Increase in personnel services for one new position added for auditing related to the transportation surtax, funded by transportation surtax revenue.
166,670 Increase in personnel services for County Auditor requested funds for salary adjustments.
5,680 Increase in operating expenses for travel costs and software licenses for two new auditing positions.
$404,910 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

County Auditor

GOAL STATEMENT

To help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of Broward County government for the citizens of Broward County. Our mission is to provide objective oversight through reviews of County departments and/or agencies, programs, and contracts. The activities of the Office of the County Auditor add value, enhance performance, provide accountability and improve the County's financial/operational effectiveness and efficiency for the citizens of Broward County.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Number of reports issued to the Board of County Commissioners

30

30

30

Number of recommendations issued to the Board of County Commissioners

249

75

200

Prepared memoranda and additional material issued to the Board of County Commissioners

15

20

20

Agendas, contracts and amendments reviewed

361

300

500

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Office of the County Auditor is responsible for conducting audits of County operations, including the County's contractors. The Office’s main objectives are to improve government through comprehensive audits relating to efficiency and effectiveness of programs and activities, compliance with laws, regulations, and policies, and the adequacy of internal controls within the County. The Office conducts audits of Broward County's entities, programs, activities, and contractors to provide the Board of County Commissioners, Broward County's residents, County management, and other stakeholders unbiased, timely, and relevant information for use in promoting government accountability and stewardship and improving government operations.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, two full-time audit positions are added to support auditing services for the Port and transportation surtax projects. The positions are funded from Port and transportation surtax revenues.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$2,530,663

$3,094,080

$3,498,990

Total Positions

23

23

25

Division


County Attorney

SECTION SUMMARY

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

County Attorney

$9,502,561

$11,087,110

$12,406,390

Total

$9,502,561

$11,087,110

$12,406,390

REVENUES

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Charges for Services

$3,900,282

$4,297,390

$4,421,260

Miscellaneous Revenue

$2,658

$11,690

$0

Transfer From Transportation Surtax Fund (11600)

$0

$0

$375,710

Total

$3,902,940

$4,309,080

$4,796,970

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actuals

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Personnel Services

$9,179,691

$10,704,900

$11,928,370

Operating Expenses

$322,870

$274,710

$370,520

Capital Outlay

$0

$107,500

$107,500

Total

$9,502,561

$11,087,110

$12,406,390

Total Positions

71

77

79

BUDGET VARIANCES

$810 Normal Increases and Decreases
810 Operating Expense
BUDGET SUPPLEMENTS
892,150 Increase in personnel services for general compensation adjustments and additional targeted compensation adjustments required to retain high-performing attorneys.
245,820 Increase in personnel services for a new Deputy County Attorney position to replace the attorney working on transportation surtax activities, funded by transportation surtax revenue.
85,500 Increase in personnel services for a new Paralegal position to work on transportation surtax activities, funded by transportation surtax revenue.
95,000 Increase in operating expenses to support an increase to outside legal counsel.
$1,319,280 TOTAL INCREASE

Section

County Attorney

GOAL STATEMENT

To protect the legal interests of Broward County by providing legal advice and opinions when requested by the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration, and County agencies, and by ensuring that all litigation brought by or against Broward County is conducted in a professional and effective manner.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

FY18 Actual FY19 Budget

FY20 Projected

Billable hours per lawyer

No Data    1,900

1,900

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Office of the County Attorney, pursuant to the County Charter, provides legal advice to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Office of the County Administrator, and all agencies under their oversight. These agencies include such diverse operations as a regional transit system, a major international airport, a busy seaport, a drug rehabilitation center, a convention center, sports and cultural venues, social services, water and sewer systems, a regional solid-waste disposal system, and extensive networks of parks and libraries. Our attorneys practice in fields including constitutional law, commercial and construction transactions and litigation, government finance and real property, employment and labor, personal injury defense, civil rights, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law, and appeals. The Office also advocates the County’s interests in state and federal courts and before the Legislature, the Florida Cabinet, and other state and federal authorities.

BUDGET COMMENTS

■ In FY20, two full-time positions are added to support transportation surtax litigation. The positions are funded from transportation surtax revenues.

APPROPRIATIONS

FY18 Actual

FY19 Budget

FY20 Budget

Total Dollars

$9,502,561

$11,087,110

$12,406,390

Total Positions

71

77

79

1-8 Broward County, Florida - Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Operating


FY20 Recommended Broward County Annual Budget, July 15, 2019