From President Brian Murphy: Budget Reduction Scenarios 6/23/09

To: All Administrators
From: Brian Murphy


I am writing to confirm our next steps in budget planning for the 2009-2010 year, in light of decisions made last week by the Budget Conference Committee of the California State Legislature, and after conversation with college senior staff. All administrative units will provide a scenario reducing their A and B budgets (in any combination, including 1320 funds) by 5% for the 2009-2010 year. In the case of those programs supported by categorical funding, EOPS and DSPS will provide budget reduction plans of 16%, and all other categorical programs will identify reductions of 32%. We want these plans available by July 22 for review by senior staff.
Our goal is to identify A and B reductions which could, in principle, be covered with one-time funds for the 2009-2010 year; 1320 funds, on the other hand, would come out of the budget beginning in fall 2009.
These budget reduction plans will become the basis of dialogue between and among all administrative staff, as we will seek efficiencies and reorganization proposals to compensate for the loss of funds in the 2010-2011 year.
We do not know if the final budget adjustments signed by the Governor will adhere to the proposals of the legislative conference committee, but their agreements are the only basis on which we can proceed for the moment. In the event the final budget adjustments come out differently, we will adjust our planning parameters.
Thank you

Brian Murphy

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