From: “Constance Carroll” <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: August 24, 2007 4:25:46 PM PDTSubject: STATE BUDGET SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; VETOED ITEMS NOTED IN LEAGUE UPDATE #12
STATE BUDGET SIGNED BY GOVERNORAugust 24, 2007
TO: Chancellor’s Cabinet, DGC, and Others
FROM: Constance M. Carroll, Chancellor
The Governor has just signed the state budget. The final budget has both good and disappointing features.
The best news is that the COLA of 4.53% was approved in the budget, as recommended by the legislature.
The Governor blue-lined the enhanced funding for “Career Development and College Preparation” noncredit FTES, stating that more information and accountability measures are needed.
The Governor also blue-lined the additional funding for basic skills, presenting a similar concern about lack of accountability.
These decisions mean that the system has much work to do in the area of developing acceptable accountability measures. The Noncredit Districts’ Caucus will also focus on this need during the coming year.
For the SDCCD, it means that we will have a well-planned but very tight budget, without additional flexibility that might have come to us with new appropriations. It was prudent that we did not include any projections of increased revenue in our planned budget, with the result that we do not have any adjustments that need to be made as a result of the Governor’s line-item eliminations.
The League’s budget summary is attached. Click on the web link to the twelfth League Budget Update focused on the Governor’s veto action related to community colleges.