City of Austin Performance Report 2015-16

Percent of CIP Spending Achieved

Measure Description
This measure tracks the progress of acquiring, constructing, and enhancing parkland through Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects by comparing the spending plan estimate to actual expenditures. The achievement of the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) spending plan is directly correlated to the completion and current status of CIP projects.
Calculation Method
This measure is calculated by dividing the actual amount of CIP expenditures in a fiscal year by the CIP spending plan estimate approved at the beginning of the fiscal year.
FY 2015-16 Results
For FY 2015-16, PARD spent roughly $15.5 million of the $32.1 million outlined in the spending plan, resulting in 48% of spending plan achieved.
Assessment of Results
PARD’s Capital Budget for FY 2015‐16 included a spending plan of $32.1 million. The final reporting of expenditures for FY 2015-16 showed $15,500,300 which is approximately 48% of the spending plan achieved.  The primary cause of delayed spending was the result of projects anticipated for the final design and construction phase at the beginning of the year taking additional time in the planning, design and permitting phase. Key projects that required additional time include: the Veloway Trail Repair, Colony District Park, Montopolis Recreation and Community Center, the suite of projects under the Waller Creek District, Shipe and Govalle Pools, and the Zilker Park Barton Springs Bathhouse Zone. The CIP team continues to work toward a major increase in spending during FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 as projects are bid and move forward with construction.
Next Steps
To prepare for the increased expenditures and construction management anticipated for FY 2016-17 and 2017-18, PARD is making key adjustments to project assignments and focusing on completion of design phases.  Additionally, PARD is working closely with the Capital Contracting Office to expedite procurement processes where possible. PARD CIP continues to utilize the Public Works Department’s Project Management Division for large-scale building projects which enables PARD CIP to focus internal project management resources on small-scale projects.
Contact Information
For more information contact Liana Kallivoka, Interim Assistant Director, (512) 974-9460.