The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and the Mayor's Office of Budget and Finance (MOBF) held two pre-FY 2014 budget briefings. Deputy Mayor Otero and Director Goulet presented the parameters by which the FY 2014 budget is being developed and the policy drivers of the budget. Attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and offer recommendations for inclusions in the budget.
Deputy Mayor Otero highlighted the HHS policy and practice drivers of the FY 2014 budget:
- Family-centered, individual-centered where appropriate
Integrating policies, programs and practices
- Integrated case management
- Systems of Care
Implementing quality practice
- Youth development
- Replicating quality practice, eliminating unnecessary duplication
- Trauma-informed care
Supporting citywide initiatives
- One City Action Plan
- Raise DC
- Age-friendly City initiative
MOBF director Goulet walked attendees through a presentation (see below) of the city’s FY 2012 audit, the CAFR, short for Combined Annual Financial Report.
The essential take-aways from the briefings are:
- Deputy Mayor Otero is responsible for prioritizing agency enhancement requests and recommendations from the community and presenting these for Mayor Gray’s consideration.
- Community recommendations should be emailed to Susie Cambria in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommendations are due by March 11. Recommendations should include your agency name and contact information, contact person name and contact information, specific details about the recommendation including funding, agency and program recommendation is about, and background/supporting information.
- Mayor Gray will submit the proposed FY 2014 budget on March 28.