Got Some Questions About Next Fiscal Year's Budget? Well, Mary Suhm's Got Some Answers.
The whole memo, contained in a stack of others sent by City Hall this morning, follows. But since there was that story this morning, let's look at how Suhm answers council's questions about funding the DPD:
How will not hiring for full attrition in police department affect the 3 per 1000 goal?That attachment also follows, as does a seven-page list of every single fee charged by the Park and Recreation Department for those keeping score at home. June 3, 2011 Memos
Currently the department is at approximately the 3 per thousand goal. Effective FY2011‐12 and beyond, it is anticipated that the ratio will trend from 3 per thousand to approximately 2.8 per thousand using the hiring schedule currently proposed, but through reassignments, the number of officers assigned to patrol will not decrease during FY2011‐12.
Please chart out for 5 years the number of officers that we will have in‐service.
The attached chart (Attachment B) anticipates hiring 50 new officers in FY2011‐12, and hiring for anticipated attrition (200) in FY2012‐13 and beyond in order to maintain adequate call answering staff in Field Patrol.