WHEREAS, in the past, revenues to the Department of Public Health have been volatile due to uncertainties of the State and Federal government programs and their rules for claiming and eligibility; and,
WHEREAS, the Department's reliance on City General Funds has been declining over time; and,
WHEREAS, the Department of Public Health is projecting a revenue surplus in the current fiscal year; and,
WHEREAS, the Department has recommended that a prudent Department of Public Health reserve be created to guard against uncertainties in revenues in subsequent years; and,
WHEREAS, surplus revenues could be used to establish a reserve fund; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED that the Health Commission supports the use of current year surplus funds to protect the Department from funding uncertainties in future years; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the Health Commission supports the creation of a prudent revenue reserve for the Department of Public Health.
I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, February 17, 1998.
Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission