DC Council Draft Committee of the Whole Report on Bill 19-203, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011 (BSA)

From: Budoff, Jennifer (Council)
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:32 PM
To: Members and Staff (COUNCIL)
Subject: Draft Committee of the Whole Report on Bill 19-203, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011 (BSA)

Council of the District of Columbia

Committee of the Whole

1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 508, Washington, D.C. 20004

Memorandum

To: All Councilmembers

From: Chairman Kwame R. Brown

Date: May 24, 2011

Subject: Draft Committee Report on the BSA

Please find attached the draft Committee of the Whole Report on Bill 19-203, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011 (BSA), and the draft committee print.

This is a transformational budget. I am confident that history will record this budget as a defining moment where the legislature has done the right thing. It was crafted with the understanding that we cannot fix or fund every program needed.

There were many tough choices made to address the District’s difficult. After many discussions with the Executive, my colleagues, and the Chief Financial Officer, we have constructed a balanced and responsible Fiscal Year 2012 budget request.

Through hard work and cooperation, we have found ways in this year’s draft BRA and BSA to restore many painful cuts. This budget restores funding to the critical social safety net services, such as shelters for families and homeless services. It also fully funds the WMATA subsidy.

In summary, this budget protects our residents’ priorities: education, economic opportunity, and safety. However, now is the time to move forward to reduce the size of government while continuing to provide more quality services for our residents.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and the entire staff of the Council for all of their dedication and hard work to get us to this point. I look forward to the Additional Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers tomorrow. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

BSA 1 – FY12_BSA Draft Committee Report 052511.pdf

BSA 3 – B19-203 FY12 BSA – draft committee print.doc

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