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Program A: Administration

Program Authorization: R.S. 25; R.S. 36:201; R.S. 38:2351; R.S. 56:1801

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Administration Program is to establish department policies and to provide general administration of operations. To accomplish this, the program oversees activities of the various offices in the department, monitors and guides the department's strategic planning, leads legislative initiatives, and promotes the cultural, historical, recreational and tourist resources of the state. The goal of the program is to provide leadership to ensure a more effective and coordinated departmental effort to make known the historical, cultural and recreational resources of Louisiana. The only activity in this program is administration.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The Administration Program provides leadership to the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the Department. Performance infromation consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Administrative Program is funded with General Fund, Interagency Transfers and Statutory Dedications. The Interagency Transfers are from the Lieutenant Governor's Office for administrative costs to assist in processing federal grant applications and funding. Statutory Dedications are derived from the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund created by Act 1423 of the 1997 Regular Session for tourism and economic development in New Orleans. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$678,177

$679,177

4

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$800,000

0

 

Implementation of Act 1423 of the 1997 Regular Session and language in Act 18 of 1997 which provides statutory dedications out of the New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund for tourism and economic development in New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

$678,177

$1,479,177

4

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$5,246

$5,246

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$1,964

$1,964

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($3,938)

($3,938)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($1,062)

($1,062)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($2,585)

($2,585)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$300,000

$300,000

0

 

Provide operating expenses for the Sci-Port Discovery Center, Inc., located in Shreveport, LA. This $300,000 is one-third (1/3) of the total operating costs of the center. The City of Shreveport is donating one-third (1/3) of the cost and corporate contributions will make up the remaining one-third (1/3). The Sci-Port Discovery Center, Inc. will provide educational and entertaining programs, exhibits, films, events and learning activities for families and school children to actively explore the world of science and technology.

 

 

 

 

 

$977,802

$1,778,802

4

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$299,625

$299,625

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 120.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 74.3% of the total request ($2,393,083) for this program. The 20.3% increase above existing operating budget is due to providing funding for one-third (1/3) of the operating expenses of the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport. The City of Shreveport is donating one-third (1/3) of the cost and corporate contributions will make up the remaining one-third (1/3). The Sci-Port Discover Center, Inc. will provide educational and entertaining programs, exhibits, films, events and learning activities for families and school children to actively explore the world of science and technology. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$350,000

 

Franco Fete Initiative - Louisiana is providing funding to assist in the yearlong statewide celebration to commemorate the tricentennial of the establishment of the first permanent colony by the French in the Louisiana territory. It begins January 1, 1999 and will run through December 31, 1999. Franco Fete will celebrate the founding of Louisiana, attracting international attention and thousands of Francophone visitors by spotlighting the celebrated french culture and heritage of this state; promoting Louisiana's French heritage to a national and international audience; encouraging travel to Louisiana; and enhancing the image of Louisiana as a unique vacation destination

$100,000

 

Congres Mondial Acadien-Louisiane 1999 - The second Congres Mondial Acadien will take place August 1 - 15, 1999. The first Congres Mondial Acadien was held in 1994 in southwestern New Burnwsick, Canada and over 225,000 Acadians from around the world were reunited. The emphasis will be on family reunions (approximately 70 to 75 are planned) and there will be festivals of film, theater, historical tours, Louisiana Day and numerous concerts. Emphasis will also be placed on twinning as many cities and towns in South Louisiana with towns and cities in the Acadian regions of Canada. Special attention will be given to establishing opportunities for families to forge personal links with other Acadian families from around the world. Activities are planned across the Acadian region of the state with the first week of events taking place east of the Atchafalaya Basin and the second week in the Lafayette-Lake Charles area.

$800,000

 

New Orleans Area Tourism and Economic Development Fund for support and improvement of tourism and economic development in New Orleans

$300,000

 

Sci-Port Discovery Center, Inc. provides 1/3 of the operating cost of the Sci-Port Discovery Center located in Shreveport. The City of Shreveport is donating 1/3 of the cost and corporate contributions will make up the remaining 1/3 of the operational costs. The Sci-Port Discovery Center will provide educational and entertaining programs, exhibits, films, events and learning activities for families and school childlren to actively explore the world of science and technology.

 

 

 

$1,550,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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