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  • 1. City of Lawrence 2011 Budget and City Hall Update
    “We are committed to providing excellent city services that enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community.”
  • 2. Our Priorities
    Budgets reflect priorities.
    Enhancement and maintenance of infrastructure
    Expand and strengthen the economic development base of the community
    Public Safety responsibilities
    Continued improvements to the quality of life in Lawrence
  • 3. Budget Basics
    City of Lawrence 2011 budget is $167 million
    The 2011 city mill levy will remain flat (26.7 mills)
    Assessed valuation dropped by .08% from 2010-2011
  • 4. Assessed Valuation Trends
  • 5. Distribution of Property Taxes
    Source: Douglas County Estimated Mill Levy for Taxing Unit 041 for 2011
  • 6. Sales Tax Collections
    *Sales tax collections increased in 2009 due to the Infrastructure & Transit Sales Tax
  • 7. City/County/School District Levies
  • 8. Workforce Statistics
    • Since 2008, the city has reduced its non-public safety workforce by 16% or a total of 24 positions.
    • 9. In the 2011 budget, 10 currently vacant positions were eliminated
    • 10. 1 – Information Systems
    • 11. 2 – Parks and Recreation
    • 12. 2 – Public Works
    • 13. 5 – Solid Waste
    • Headlines:
    • 14. “Lenexa Council approves 2011 budget with no mill levy increase”
    • 15. “Wyandotte County raises property tax rate, cuts programs”
    • 16. “Overland Park approves 7.4 percent slimmer budget”
    • 17. “JoCo Commission approves 2011 budget with no tax increase”
    • Headlines:
    • 18. “Wichita budget includes staffing cuts”
    • 19. “City budget OK’d; workers won’t get raise”
  • The Economy’s Effect on Local Governments (2011 budget cycle)
  • 20. Mill Levies in Kansas’ Major Cities
    * Certified Mill Levies not available yet
  • 21. Mill Levies in Douglas County
  • 22. Enterprise Funds
    The City Commission did not approve any increases for the 2011 budget for water and sewer.
    A small, 70-cent per month increase for sanitation service is included in the budget for standard residential customers. This increase will be used to help off-set rising landfill costs.
  • 23. How are we meeting priorities?
    Street maintenance
    In 2010, the city is spending $5.1 million on street maintenance. In 2011, the city has allocated over $5 million in property-tax supported funding for several projects.
  • 24. Street Maintenance
    Kasold – 23rd to 31st Street
  • 25. Street Maintenance
    Bob Billings Parkway – Reconstruction from Crestline to Kasold(westbound lanes only)
  • 26. Street Maintenance
    6th Street – Mill and overlay from Massachusetts to Iowa and rebuilding of roadway from Monterey to Folks
  • 27. Street Maintenance
    The City has allocated $5.6 million from the Infrastructure Sales Tax fund for street maintenance in 2011.
    The city continues to look for ways to fund maintenance and enhancement of our street maintenance projects.
  • 28. Street Maintenance
    Iowa Street – Reconstruction from Harvard to Irving Hill overpass and addition of a 5thlane (2012)
  • 29. Economic Development
    Investments from the City and multiple partners to increase bioscience and technology industry in Lawrence.
    Investment in existing industrial sites to promote growth.
    Investment in historic resources to increase tourism in Lawrence.
  • 30. Economic Development
    Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC) at The University of Kansas
  • 31. Economic Development
    BTBC Expansion Facility
  • 32. Economic Development
    Farmland Industrial Site redevelopment
  • 33. Economic Development
    Carnegie Building Restoration
  • 34. Public Safety
    Public safety remains a top priority in 2011. The budget again includes resources to support fully staffed Police and Fire Departments.
    The 2011 Infrastructure Sales Tax provides partial funding for a new Quint apparatus for the Fire-Medical Department.
  • 35. Quality of Life
    Burroughs Creek Trail
  • 36. Quality of Life
    Public Library proposed expansion
  • 37. Questions?
    All of our budget documentation and information is available online at
    David L. Corliss, City Manager