General Fund Budget Task Force Members

Members
  • Loretta Arbuckle - Operating Engineers, Local Number 3
  • Richard Bergstressor - Arcata Police Association
  • Kash Boodjeh - Arcata resident
  • Saskia Burnett, Alternate
  • Hollie Hall - Arcata resident
  • Robin Hashem - Arcata resident

  • Dan Hauser - Arcata resident
  • Phyllis Helligas - Arcata resident
  • David Loya - Management/Mid-Management/Confidential Employees Team
  • Janet Luzzi - Finance Department Director Staff Liaison
  • Michael Machi - Arcata resident
The 2014/15 General Fund Budget Task Force consists of 9 members:
  • 1 City employee appointed by Operating Engineers Local Number 3
  • 1 City employee appointed by the Arcata Police Association
  • 1 City employee appointed by the City's Management Employee team
  • 6 members appointed by the City Council from qualified applicants
Member Requirements
All Council appointed members must be residents of the City of Arcata. The City employees should be willing to participate on their own time. Five members will be required for a quorum.

Unless extended by the City Council, the Task Force and its members' terms will sunset on the day after delivering the Task Force's written report to the City Council.

2014/15 General Fund Budget Task Force Scope of Work
The 2014/15 General Fund Budget Task Force's scope of work is as follows:
  • Obtain sufficient understanding of the City's operating and capital budgets
  • Review documents, reports, studies and other documentation to assist in learning City finances
  • Meet with staff from each Department to gain understanding about the amount of general funds appropriated annually and the programs and services provided using general funds
  • Request staff to bring back information regarding potential revenue enhancements and/or budgetary reductions that may be considered
  • Prepare a written report to the City Council which summarizes recommendations for various courses of action, as appropriate