Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Important information about the FY 2013 budget

Council Chair Kwame Brown introduced "Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Submission Requirements Resolution of 2011" (Word, .doc) at the November 1 legislative meeting.   The resolution requires the mayor to "submit to the Council, and make available to the public, not later than March 23, 2012, the proposed budget for the District government and related budget documents."   Furthermore, the DC Council has required the executive to present the following information:
  • Summary statement or tables (all funding sources, FYs 2010 and 2011) at the Organizational Level I (DC Council)/Agency (exec branch) levels
  • Funding sources for FY 2012 approved and FY 2013 proposed at the Organizational Level I (DC Council)/Agency (exec branch) levels
  • Summary statement or tables for expenditures for FYs 2009 and 2010, FY 2012 approved and FY 2013 proposed by Comptroller Source Group at the Organizational Level I (DC Council)/Agency (exec branch) levels, by Program or Organizational Level II (DC Council)/Division (exec branch), and Activity or Organizational Level III (DC Council)/Sub-division or activity (exec branch)
  • Details by Comptroller Source Group for each Organizational Level I (DC Council)/Agency (exec branch) level
  • A narrative for each program and activity that explains the purpose and services to be provided
  • FTEs by Comptroller Source Group and by Program Organizational Level II (DC Council)/Division (exec branch), and Activity or Organizational Level III (DC Council)/Sub-division or activity (exec branch)

See the resolution for more requirements.

Need to brush up on the rest of the budget process?   Take a look at the The DC Budget Process Explained (PDF).   You might also find What the DC Budget Is and Isn't (PDF) of interest.   Both are free.