Item 29: Budget Adoption

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COSM_Admin

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Receive a Staff presentation and hold a Public Hearing to receive comments for or against Ordinance 2021-66, adopting a budget in the amount of $260,468,834 for the fiscal year
beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2022; authorizing certain adjustments to the budget with the approval of the City Manager; approving fiscal year
2021-2022 Capital Improvements Program Projects; adopting a fee schedule; including procedural provisions; and declaring an effective date; consider approval of Ordinance
2021-66, on second of two readings.
 

MDerrick

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Three Traffic Officers (Salaries/Benefits) Will these officers’ sole job to be traffic and if so could they also enforce parking once we get metered parking at our river parks and eventually our downtown area? Our downtown needs enforcement NOW, too many students parking there to walk up the hill for classes – commuter students or those who live far from campus.

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COSM_Admin

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Response provided by Director of Public Safety, Chase Stapp:
The primary responsibilities of these officers will be to enhance traffic safety in San Marcos through dedicated enforcement efforts of traffic law and also through the investigation of traffic collisions. While they can enforce parking violations just as all of our police officers can, that will not be their primary responsibility. The Police Department’s parking enforcement unit continues to conduct parking enforcement efforts in the downtown area and also throughout the city.

The PD has 5 positions allocated to the parking enforcement unit. One of those is a full-time supervisor and the remaining 4 are part-time positions. The unit is responsible for both timed parking enforcement in our downtown and also parking enforcement efforts city-wide including enforcement of disabled parking spaces, neighborhood parking concerns, and abandoned vehicle complaints in our roadways. The unit also manages our rotation towing system which involves inspections and compliance checks on the participating towing companies.
 
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