REDWOODS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BUDGET PLANNING COMMITTEE (BPC) February 11, 2010 10:00 a.m. Eureka Main Campus (L107) PRESENT Notes Vinci Adams, Ruth Bettenhausen, Michael Dennis, Beth Hinrichs, Susan Mindus, Steve Stratton, Cheryl Tucker and Lorie Walsh FIRST DRAFT There was discussion regarding Unrestricted General Fund 10 and Fund 15. PRELIMINARY It was noted that Fund 15 is designated for special projects and reserves BUDGET over percent. The Garberville School project is currently the only project in Fund 15. The first draft of the preliminary budget assumes no discretionary funds, only mandatory. The Forest Reserve (federal funds) and California Lottery fund (state funds) are expected to be less this year than last year. There currently are no growth funds projected in the state budget and there are no provisions for a COLA at this time. Funding for categorical funded programs such as EOPS has been reduced. In March each department will begin building their discretionary budgets to be reviewed by cabinet. Ruth will continue to bring budget updates to the committee. The following issues were discussed: Can the 5 percent budget reserve be reduced to 3 percent Grant funded positions only for life of the grant, not to be institutionalized Is there staff to support the projected number of FTES Salaries New positions Golden handshake ADJOURN The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.