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                                                       Calendar No. 709
108th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session                                                     108-354

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             DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2005

                                _______
                                

               September 21, 2004.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

           Mr. DeWine, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                    [To accompany S. 2826]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 0000) making appropriations for the government of 
the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in 
whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes, 
reports the same to the Senate with amendments and recommends 
that the bill as amended do pass. deg.
    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2826) 
making appropriations for the government of the District of 
Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part 
against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.


                            C O N T E N T S

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Summary of Bill..................................................     3
General Statement................................................     4
Federal Funds....................................................     5
Federal Grants...................................................    23
Summary of Estimates and Recommendations for District of Columbia 

  Funds..........................................................    24
District of Columbia Funds:
    Operating Expenses:
        Governmental Direction and Support.......................    24
        Economic Development and Regulation......................    30
        Public Safety and Justice................................    34
        Public Education System..................................    38
        Human Support Services...................................    41
        Public Works.............................................    45
        Financing and Other Uses:
            Workforce Investments................................    50
            Cash Reserve.........................................    50
            Repayment of Loans and Interest......................    50
            Payment of Interest on Short-Term Borrowing..........    50
            Wilson Building......................................    50
            Certificates of Participation........................    50
            Settlements and Judgements...........................    50
            Emergency Planning and Security Cost.................    50
            Emergency and Contingency Reserve Funds..............    51
            Non-Departmental.....................................    51
            Pay-As-You-Go-Capital................................    51
        Enterprise funds:
            Water and Sewer Authority............................    54
            Washington Aqueduct..................................    54
            Stormwater Permit Compliance.........................    54
            District of Columbia Lottery and Charitable Games 
              Control Board......................................    54
            Sports and Entertainment Commission..................    54
            District of Columbia Retirement Board................    55
            Washington Convention Center Authority...............    55
            National Capital Revitalization Corporation..........    55
Capital Outlay...................................................    56
General Provisions...............................................    61
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    63
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    63
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    64
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    64

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    The following discussion of the bill includes general 
information on initiatives and concerns of the Committee and an 
analysis of the total resources estimated to be available to 
the District of Columbia in the coming fiscal year.

                             Federal Funds

    The Committee considered requests from the President for 
Federal funds totaling $560,000,000 in budget authority for the 
District of Columbia appropriation. The Committee 
recommendation is appropriated as follows: (1) $21,200,000 for 
D.C. resident tuition support; (2) $195,010,000 for the 
District of Columbia Courts; (3) $34,500,000 for Defender 
Services in the District of Columbia Courts; (4) $182,490,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia; (5) $15,000,000 for security costs 
related to the presence of the Federal Government in the 
District of Columbia; (6) $5,000,000 for transportation 
assistance; (7) $10,000,000 for the combined sewer overflow; 
(8) $32,500,000 for security, economic development, education 
and health projects; (9) $3,000,000 for support of the 
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative; (10) $7,000,000 for a Unified 
Communications Center; (11) $40,000,000 for D.C. school 
improvement; (12) $5,000,000 for foster care improvements; and 
(13) $8,000,000 for a new bioterrorism and forensics 
laboratory. The Senate bill includes a recommendation of 
$8,243,789,000 for the local budget.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends a total of $8,243,789,000 in 
Distrct of Columbia funds for fiscal year 2005, consisting of 
$7,146,863,000 in operating expenses and $1,096,926,000 in 
capital outlay funds. This is the same level of funding 
requested by the District of Columbia.

                       Total Resources Available

    Based on recommendations in the bill, a total of 
$8,362,689,000 and 33,869 full-time equivalent positions will 
be available to the District government during the fiscal year 
2005. Included in this figure are appropriations from local 
funds, Federal grants, Federal payments, and private and other 
funds. The financing of the appropriations from District funds 
are generated from revenues from various local taxes, fees, 
charges, and other collections received by the District 
government.

                           GENERAL STATEMENT

    The Committee funding in this bill focuses on three key 
priorities for the District of Columbia. These include: (1) 
enhancing educational opportunities for inner-city students; 
(2) reducing and preventing crime in the District; and (3) 
increasing security in the Nation's Capital.
Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Low-income Children
    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 to promote inner-city 
educational opportunities for primary and secondary school 
students. The Committee's plan is comprised of three 
interrelated components: investing in excellence in traditional 
public schools; expanding choice through high quality charter 
schools; and offering opportunity scholarships for low-income 
students to attend private schools.
Reducing and Preventing Crime in the District
    The Committee has provided an increase of $18,049,000 over 
the President's budget request for the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency [CSOSA]. This Agency, funded 
entirely through a Federal appropriation, provides pretrial 
services, adult probation, parole services, and adult offender 
supervision. These additional resources will allow CSOSA to 
continue to enhance its supervision of high-risk sex offenders, 
offenders with mental health problems, and domestic violence 
offenders. The caseload ratio for sex offenders has been 
reduced from 36:1 to 25:1; offenders with mental health 
problems from 47:1 to 25:1; and for domestic violence offenders 
from 42:1 to 25:1. The additional resources will also expand 
the Agency's use of GPS-based electronic monitoring equipment 
to ensure that offenders are not near locations such as schools 
or specific residences.
Increasing Safety and Security in the Nation's Capital
    The Committee recognizes that because the District of 
Columbia is the seat of the Federal Government and a symbol of 
our democracy, it faces increased risks of terrorist attacks. 
Therefore, the Committee has included $7,000,000 to support the 
completion of a Unified Communications Center [UCC] which will 
be the center for coordinated multi-agency responses in the 
event of regional and national emergencies. The UCC will house 
``command and control'' functions in a facility designed to 
withstand natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The 
Committee is also continuing to provide $15,000,000 to 
reimburse the District for increased police, fire, and 
emergency personnel costs associated with the presence of the 
Federal Government.
Financial Condition of the District of Columbia
    The Committee commends the Mayor, the City Council, and the 
Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia in 
improving its bond rating from the junk bond status of the mid-
1990's to investment grade status since February 2001. The 
Committee notes that in recent months, Wall Street bond rating 
agencies upgraded the city's rating to A. This is particularly 
noteworthy, given that many other cities are now experiencing 
downgrading of their bond ratings. This accomplishment is due 
in large part to three factors: (1) consistent trends of 
increased financial reserves, (2) stringent budget monitoring 
and controls in the 2 fiscal years following elimination of the 
control board, and (3) growth in taxable assessed values.
    Despite the city's improved fiscal discipline, the 
Committee recognizes that the District is facing a fundamental 
fiscal imbalance between its revenues and its expenditures. 
This imbalance is estimated to be between $470,000,000 to 
$1,100,000,000 annually and, according to the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO], some reasons for this imbalance 
are the high cost of providing services in the city, as well as 
the city's inability to tax significant amounts of real estate 
which is Federal property. GAO notes that the city also faces 
financial management challenges, poor training and inadequate 
internal control systems that exacerbate the structural 
imbalance. According to GAO, the imbalance is ``largely beyond 
District officials' direct control.'' As the city uses its 
limited resources to provide basic services for its residents, 
it continues to defer investments in its infrastructure: roads, 
bridges, school buildings, etc.
Local Budget Autonomy
    The Committee notes that the Senate has passed a bill 
providing local budget autonomy to the District of Columbia. 
This legislation, if enacted, would decouple the local budget 
process from the Federal appropriations process. The city's 
approximately $5,000,000,000 local budget would no longer be 
delayed if and when the District of Columbia's appropriation 
bill is not signed into law before the end of the fiscal year. 
The Committee notes that although the Senate has passed this 
measure, no companion legislation has passed the House of 
Representatives.

                             FEDERAL FUNDS

    A total of $560,000,000 in Federal funds are estimated to 
be available to the District government, the District of 
Columbia Courts, the District of Columbia Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency, and other D.C. entities. A total 
of $560,000 in Federal funds will be received by the District 
government from the various Federal grant programs. In 
addition, the District of Columbia receives Federal 
reimbursements from such programs as Medicaid and Medicare.
    The following table summarizes the various Federal funds 
estimated to be available to the District government during 
fiscal year 2005:

                              FEDERAL FUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Item                             2005 estimate
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal payment for resident tuition support..........       $21,200,000
Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security           15,000,000
 Costs in the District of Columbia....................
Federal Payment to the Chief Financial Officer of the         32,500,000
 District of Columbia.................................
Federal payment to the District of Columbia Courts....       195,010,000
Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts..        34,500,000
Federal payment to the Court Services and Offender           182,490,000
 Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia......
Federal Payment to the Department of Transportation...         5,000,000
Federal Payment for Anacostia Waterfront Initiative...         3,000,000
Federal Payment to D.C. for the Unified Communications         7,000,000
 Center...............................................
Federal Payment for the Combined Sewer Overflow.......        10,000,000
Federal Payment for D.C. School Improvement...........        40,000,000
Federal Payment for D.C. Foster Care Improvement......         5,000,000
Federal Payment for Bioterrorism and Forensics Lab....         8,000,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Federal funds in bill....................       560,000,000
                                                       =================
Federal Grants........................................     1,859,763,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Federal funds............................     2,419,763,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

   Federal Payment for District of Columbia Resident Tuition Support

    The Committee recommends $21,200,000 in Federal funds for 
the District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Program, an 
increase of $4,500,000 over the fiscal year 2004 enacted level 
and the President's budget request. On November 12, 1999, 
Public Law 106-98, the District of Columbia College Access Act 
of 1999, was signed into law. The Act established the Tuition 
Assistance Program, a grant program under the direction of the 
Mayor of the District of Columbia, in consultation with the 
Secretary of Education.
    The Committee provides the authorized level of $17,000,000 
for a Federal payment for the Tuition Assistance Grant program 
[TAG]. In addition, $4,200,000 is provided specifically for 
school year 2005-2006 enrollment. The Committee understands 
that the District has more than $9,000,000 in previously 
appropriated funds that remain unobligated and are available 
for use. A program level of at least $30,200,000 is available 
to support this program next year. The Committee directs the 
District to use reserve funds to fully fund TAG in fiscal year 
2005. The Committee further directs the District to work with 
its Senate and House authorizing and appropriations Committees 
to develop a plan involving Federal/non-Federal cost sharing 
for TAG for future fiscal years.
    Under the Act, grants are awarded to District residents for 
undergraduate education within 3 years of graduation or getting 
a graduate equivalent degree. The applicant must be a District 
resident for 12 consecutive months before the academic year of 
the award. Grants pay the difference between in-State and out-
of-State tuition at public universities, with a cap of $10,000 
per student per school year, and a total cap of $50,000. Grants 
may also be used for tuition at private colleges in the 
metropolitan area and at any private historically black college 
or university, with a cap of $2,500 per student per year, and a 
total cap of $12,500. In addition, the District of Columbia 
College Access Improvement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-157) 
expanded the Tuition Assistance Program to individuals who 
enroll in an institution of higher education more than 3 years 
after graduating from a secondary school and to individuals who 
attend private, historically black colleges and universities 
nationwide.
    The Committee is providing an additional $4,500,000 above 
the President's budget request in order to meet the increased 
demand for tuition assistance. Every year since the inception 
of the tuition assistance grant program, the Federal Government 
has provided sufficient funds to allow all eligible 
participants to attend out-of-State colleges and universities 
at the in-State tuition rate. The Committee is pleased to note 
that 55 percent of all participants are the first members of 
their families to attend college and that 75 percent of 
students surveyed at one of the largest schools in the city 
said that the program influenced their decision to pursue post-
secondary education. Clearly, the program is working well and 
more and more District students are gaining the opportunity to 
attend colleges and universities of their choice.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts

    The Committee recommends $195,010,000 for the D.C. Courts. 
This is $28,835,000 more than the fiscal year 2004 enacted 
level and $33,059,000 below the President's budget request. As 
part of the District of Columbia Revitalization Act of 1997, 
the Federal Government began to finance the D.C. Courts. This 
includes funding for the operations of the D.C. Court of 
Appeals, Superior Court, and the Court System. By law, the 
annual budget includes estimates of the expenditures for the 
operations of the Courts prepared by the Joint Committee on 
Judicial Administration and the President's recommendation for 
funding the Courts' operations.

Court Operations

    The Committee recommends $134,599,000 for the Courts' 
operations, an increase of $2,431,000 over the fiscal year 2004 
enacted level and the same as the President's request.

Court Capital Expenditures

    The Committee recommends $60,211,000 for capital 
improvements, a total of $33,259,000 below the President's 
budget request.
    The increased funds for capital expenditures will allow the 
Courts to continue to renovate, improve, and expand court 
facilities. The Committee recognizes that the relocation of the 
Court of Appeals from its existing location in the Moultrie 
Courthouse to the Old Courthouse at 451 Indiana Avenue is a 
critical step towards meeting the space needs of the D.C. Court 
of Appeals and providing critical additional space for Superior 
Court operations, including the newly formed Family Court in 
the Moultrie Building. The Committee understands that the 
readaptation of the Old Courthouse for modern day use as a 
functional courthouse includes the restoration of this national 
historic landmark, expansion of the courthouse, and 
construction of an underground parking garage west of the 
historic building. The President requested funds necessary to 
complete the renovation of the Old Courthouse, but the 
Committee is only providing sufficient funds to meet the 
expenditure requirements for fiscal year 2005.
    This increase will also enable the Courts to continue 
implementation of the Integrated Justice Information System 
[IJIS] and allow the Courts to upgrade fire and security alarm 
systems.

Transfer Authority

    The Committee authorizes the Courts to transfer up to 
$1,000,000 of the operations funds provided in the Federal 
Payment to the D.C. Courts among the accounts within the 
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts 
appropriation. This flexibility will be especially important in 
implementing Family Court reforms. The Committee authorizes the 
Courts to transfer up to 4 percent of the capital funds 
provided. This flexibility will enable the Courts to prioritize 
renovations and construction projects.

Reporting Requirements

    The Courts are directed to submit monthly reports, through 
the General Services Administration, to the Senate and House 
Committees on Appropriations, within 15 calendar days after the 
end of each month, on the status of obligations by object class 
and a monthly personnel summary by position, full-time 
equivalent positions, and program/function. The obligation 
report should show, at a minimum, the original operating plan, 
current operating plan, obligations year to date, percent 
obligated, planned obligations year to date, percentage 
deviation from plan year to date, projected total obligations 
end of year, and projected surplus/deficit.
    In addition, the obligation report shall: (1) under the 
Defender Services Spending Plan, include a breakdown of 
expenditures for the Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect 
Program and the program of representation of indigents in 
criminal cases under the Criminal Justice Act; (2) include a 
monthly breakdown of expenditures for the D.C. Courts' capital 
improvements; and (3) where year-to-date obligations exceed or 
fall below the plan estimates by 1 percent or more, include an 
explanation of why a category is over- or under-budgeted.
    Financial Plan.--The Executive Officer of the District of 
Columbia Courts shall provide a financial plan of the fiscal 
year 2005 enacted level for operations and capital improvements 
of the D.C. Courts to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and Senate no later than March 31, 
2005. The financial plan shall detail by object class the 
planned expenditure of the Courts' appropriation, describing 
any new initiatives or deviation from the conference report. 
The Committee shall provide a joint House-Senate letter of 
approval to the Courts after review of the financial plan. The 
Courts must provide 30 days notice to the Committee in order to 
deviate from the financial plan after approval of such plan by 
Congress.

            Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts

    The Committee recommends $34,500,000 for attorney programs 
for indigent defendants, child abuse and guardianship cases 
administered by the D.C. Courts, $7,000,000 below the 
President's request and $2,000,000 above the fiscal year 2004 
enacted level. This amount continues the phase-in of the rate 
increase for attorneys and investigators initiated in fiscal 
year 2002.

 Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
                      for the District of Columbia

    The Committee recommends $182,490,000 for the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency [CSOSA]. This 
recommendation is $5,000,000 below the President's budget 
request and $18,049,000 more than the fiscal year 2004 enacted 
level.
    The District of Columbia Revitalization Act of 1997 
established CSOSA, assuming the functions of the District's 
pretrial services, adult probation, parole, and adult offender 
supervision functions. The mission of CSOSA for the District of 
Columbia is to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce 
recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in 
close collaboration with the community.
    The Revitalization Act relieved the District of Columbia of 
``state-level'' financial responsibilities and restructured a 
number of criminal justice functions, including pretrial 
services, parole, and adult probation. Following passage of the 
Revitalization Act, under the direction of a Trustee appointed 
by the U.S. Attorney General, three separate and disparately 
functioning entities of the District of Columbia government 
were reorganized into one Federal agency. CSOSA assumed its 
probation function from the D.C. Superior Court and its parole 
function from the D.C. Board of Parole. The Revitalization Act 
transferred the parole supervision functions to CSOSA and the 
parole decision-making functions to the U.S. Parole Commission 
[USPC]. On August 5, 1998, the parole determination function 
was transferred to the USPC, and on August 4, 2000, the USPC 
assumed responsibility for parole revocation and modification 
with respect to felons. The CSOSA appropriation is comprised of 
three components: The Community Supervision Program [CSP], the 
District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency [PSA], and the 
Public Defender Service [PDS] for the District of Columbia. PDS 
is a federally funded independent D.C. agency responsible for 
the defense of indigent individuals and receives funding by 
transfer from the CSOSA appropriation. The CSP is responsible 
for supervision of offenders (either on probation or parole), 
and the PSA is responsible for supervising pretrial defendants.
    The Committee understands that the majority of the 
additional funds it is providing will be used to increase the 
capacity of residential substance abuse treatment for offenders 
at Karrick Hall from 21 to 100 participants. These resources 
will fund the level of treatment slots at the fully authorized 
level. The Committee recognizes that most offenders have 
serious drug addiction problems and must receive treatment in 
order to lead productive, crime-free lives. The Committee is 
pleased that CSOSA has made such steady progress in increasing 
the drug treatment capacity for offenders.
    The funding provided will also enable CSOSA to enhance its 
community-based and sanctions-based supervision strategy and 
support the fair administration of justice by providing the 
courts and the U.S. Parole Commission with timely, accurate and 
complete information required in their decision-making process. 
The Committee recommendation also includes transfers to the 
D.C. Pretrial Services Agency for the D.C. Public Defender 
Service.
    The Committee has set aside $1,100,000 of the funds 
provided to continue the initiative begun in fiscal year 2004 
to lower caseload ratios for special population offenders. The 
fiscal year 2004 initiative intended to lower caseload ratios 
to 25:1 for the Sex Offenders, Mental Health and Domestic 
Violence offenders within the special supervision category. The 
funds which the Committee is setting aside will allow CSOSA to 
continue these efforts which will enhance community safety. The 
Committee is also setting aside $200,000 of the funding for 
CSOSA to expand offender monitoring through the use of global 
positioning system [GPS] monitoring. These funds will allow 
CSOSA to supervise 200 offenders through GPS monitoring.

Federal Payment to the District of Columbia for Security Costs Related 
               to the Presence of the Federal Government

    The Committee is aware that the District police, fire, and 
emergency personnel have had to provide security for a number 
of events due to the fact that the District of Columbia is the 
seat of the Federal Government and headquarters of many 
international organizations. Recently, the need for the 
District of Columbia to provide security has increased, thereby 
increasing over-time costs for personnel and diverting police 
from neighborhood patrols. The President has supported 
reimbursing the District for these costs. The Committee 
recommends $15,000,000 for this purpose which is the same as 
the President's request and $4,065,000 above the fiscal year 
2004 level.
    The Committee is disappointed that the President's budget 
request did not include funds for security costs associated 
with the January 2005 Presidential Inauguration. In fiscal year 
2001, the President requested $6,000,000 to pay for police 
overtime and other security measures associated with the 
inaugural events. The Committee notes that because this is the 
first inauguration since September 11, 2001, even tighter 
security measures and increased police staff will be necessary. 
Unfortunately, because of budget constraints, the Committee is 
only providing $15,000,000 for all events in the District that 
require increased security. The Committee recommends that the 
Department of Homeland Security reimburse the District for 
security costs associated with the inauguration.

   Federal Payment to the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
                                Columbia

    For a Federal payment to the Chief Financial Officer of the 
District of Columbia, $32,500,000 for education, security, 
economic development, and health initiatives in the District of 
Columbia. The Committee intends to continue to provide a 
portion of these funds to Children's National Medical Center 
for a new pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive 
care unit.

Federal Payment for the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative in the District 
                              of Columbia

    The Committee recommends $3,000,000 to continue to 
implement the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, which is 
$1,971,000 below the fiscal year 2004 enacted level and the 
same as the President's budget request. These funds will 
support the construction of a multi-use hiker and biker trail 
system along both sides of the Anacostia River in the District 
of Columbia. This recreational amenity and transportation 
alternative will help connect neighborhoods and transform the 
Anacostia River into a great civic center for the city. The 
Committee understands that the 20-mile interconnected trail 
network will provide pedestrian and bicycle-friendly access to 
the shores of the Anacostia River and will serve to connect the 
regional trail system in Maryland to the National Mall. With 
alternative corridors and loops to choose from, users of the 
trail will find a variety of experiences and connections to 
other regional and national trails, including Fort Circle 
Trail, Bladensburg Trail, the East Coast Greenway and the 
Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail.
    Washington Marina.--The Committee is concerned with 
progress of improvements at the Washington Marina on the south 
west waterfront. The Committee understands that approximately 
$2,400,000 of the $5,800,000 appropriated in the fiscal year 
2000 (Public Law 106-113) and the fiscal year 2003 District of 
Columbia Appropriation Acts, remains unobligated for the 
designated purposes.
    The remaining improvements mutually agreed by the tenant 
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have lagged. Improvements 
include completion of new parking and paving for the East and 
West side of the property, roofing, fencing, gating, 
installation of lighting, installation of railings, removal of 
existing paved areas, trees and stumps, improvements of storm 
water management, removal of underground storage tanks, 
repairing of marine railway, interior facilities upgrades, 
interior painting and lighting. The Committee directs the 
District to expedite the renovation process and to complete all 
improvements funded by the Federal appropriations no later than 
March, 31, 2005. The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia shall submit a report within 30 days of the completion 
of work to the Committees on Appropriations detailing the 
expenditure of the entire appropriation of $5,800,000 and 
certification that no unobligated balances remain.

                    COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000, to be matched 100 
percent with local funds, for the Water and Sewer Authority to 
implement the Combined Sewer Overflow Program. This is the same 
as the President's request and $19,823,000 less than fiscal 
year 2004. The Authority will continue system upgrades and 
design work on a new system to address combined sewer 
overflows. The combined sewer system, serving 33 percent of the 
District, was constructed in 1890 by the Federal Government. 
The District has developed a Long Term Control Plan to deal 
with overflows of sanitary waste and storm-water into the 
surrounding rivers which approximately 60-75 times per year, 
during heavy rains.

         Federal Payment for the Unified Communications Center

    The Committee is providing $7,000,000 to continue the 
construction of an interoperable Unified Communications Center 
[UCC] to serve as the central communications and command center 
for all D.C. first responders. This is $1,000,000 less than the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2004 and the same as the 
President's request.
    The Committee recognizes that the UCC is the District's 
public safety and homeland defense centerpiece project. It is a 
state-of-the-art center now under construction on the East 
Campus of St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The UCC is dedicated to 
local, regional and national public safety response and 
emergency management. It will house critical ``command and 
control'' functions in a highly secure facility, built to GSA 
building security standards and designed to withstand natural 
disasters and terrorist attacks. The UCC facility will also 
support these vital functions with state-of-the-art technical 
systems: consolidated police and fire/emergency medical 
services 9-1-1/3-1-1 call taking and dispatch; the District's 
Emergency Management Agency; the District's Citizen Service 
Call Center; the District's traffic management back-up 
facility; and a multi-jurisdictional Emergency Operations 
Center/Mayor's Command Center.
    The Committee is informed that, during local emergencies, 
the UCC will also be the center for local coordinated multi-
agency response. In major regional and national emergencies, 
including terrorist strikes, severe storms and bio-hazard 
threats, the UCC will be the Regional Incident Communication 
and Coordination System for multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional 
response involving local and regional first-response agencies, 
the Department of Homeland Security, Capitol Police, Secret 
Service, Park Police, and FBI.
    The Committee understands that this funding will allow the 
District to complete construction of the UCC and that no 
additional Federal funding will be necessary for this project.

     Federal Payment to the District of Columbia for Transportation

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for transportation 
assistance in the District of Columbia which is $1,521,000 
above the fiscal year 2004 enacted level.

Metro Payment

    Of the funds provided, $4,000,000 will be to assist the 
District with its annual operating payment to the Washington 
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority [WMATA], or Metro. The 
District's share of the regional WMATA subsidy is approximately 
$208,000,000 annually. The Committee recognizes that the State 
of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia contribute State 
resources to help offset their cities' share of the Metro 
subsidy. The Committee understands the important role that the 
Metro plays in transporting Federal workers and tourists from 
around the Nation. The Committee also acknowledges the 
structural imbalance between the District's general fund 
revenues and expenditures, and intends that this payment be 
used to begin to address that deficit.
    The Committee recognizes that for nearly 40 years, the 
Department of Defense has made nerve agent antidotes such as 
atropine--and pralidoxime-filled auto-injectors available for 
personnel poisoned by nerve agents. Due to the immediate need 
for a response to potential terrorist threats, the Committee 
urges WMATA to review the feasibility of placing FDA-approved 
self-administered nerve agent countermeasures at strategic 
locations in key rail stations and train cars. The Committee 
believes that WMATA could work with the Department of Homeland 
Security and the Food and Drug Administration to secure grant 
funding to answer this need.

Downtown Circulator

    Of the total provided, the Committee intends that 
$1,000,000 be for expenses related to fiscal year 2005 phase I 
implementation of the District's downtown circulator transit 
system. This new surface transportation service will provide 
high-frequency, high-quality, and low-cost service to connect 
the east and west sides of downtown, the White House, the 
National Mall and monuments area, the Capitol Complex, Union 
Station, and Georgetown. The Committee understands that these 
funds will be matched 100 percent by the District of Columbia 
and by the private sector (led by the Downtown Business 
Improvement District group). The Committee understands that 
Phase I of the Circulator will be operational in Spring 2005 
and will include the following routes: (1) north-south along 
7th Street, NW, between the Convention Center and the SW 
Waterfront; and (2) east-west between Georgetown and Union 
Station.
    The Committee requires that the vehicles used for the 
Circulator be fueled only by clean-burning fuels, such as 
natural gas. The National Capital Region has been sanctioned by 
the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] because at times the 
ground level ozone in the region's air during a given hour is 
greater than allowable levels. In January 2003, the EPA 
increased the capital region's non-attainment of the 1-hour 
ozone standard to ``severe'' from ``serious.'' Use of clean-
burning fuels will enable the city to meet pollution reduction 
goals.

              Federal Payment for Foster Care Improvement

    The Committee understands that in the District of Columbia, 
the Child and Family Services Agency [CFSA] is responsible for 
protecting approximately 3,000 children in ``out-of-home'' 
placements, and another 5,000 children in ``in-home'' 
placements. During its history, many children in CFSA's care 
have languished for extended periods of time due to managerial 
shortcomings and long-standing organizational divisiveness in 
the city. As a result, the agency was placed in receivership in 
1995. In June 2001, the court removed CFSA from receivership 
and put the agency under probation. That probationary period 
ended in January 2003.
    The Committee recognizes that CFSA has made some 
operational improvements over the past 2 years. However, the 
Committee is concerned at the slow pace of this progress and is 
also troubled that the agency has still not met certain key 
requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act. This Act is 
designed to ensure safety and expedite permanency for children 
in foster care.
    The Committee understands that there are several critical 
areas that, if addressed, can go a long way toward improving 
the lives of thousands of children in the DC foster care system 
and help expedite their placements in stable, loving homes. The 
critical needs identified by the Committee include: (1) 
intensive, early intervention when children enter care; (2) 
early mental health assessments and mental health services for 
all children in foster care; (3) recruitment and retention of 
qualified social workers; (4) recruitment and retention of 
foster parents; and (5) improved computer tracking of all 
children in foster care. The Committee recommendation provides 
$5,000,000 to continue to address these issues. The funds would 
be used as follows:

Intensive Early Intervention

    A total of $2,000,000 is provided for an intensive, early 
intervention program. The Committee believes that when a child 
comes into care, it is an emergency situation. Just as 
hospitals triage medical trauma, so should CFSA triage the 
emotional trauma facing children who are brought into its care. 
The earlier a child is ``stabilized,'' the better his or her 
chances of avoiding long-term damage. If a child can remain 
with an appropriate and qualified family member, he or she will 
face much less emotional trauma. These funds will increase 
agency staff to create an ``early intervention program'' within 
the Agency. The Committee requires that the following actions 
are included in CFSA protocol, in addition to other duties as 
deemed necessary: (1) convene a meeting of the child's family 
within 24 to 48 hours after removal to see what steps can be 
taken to allow the child to remain within the family structure; 
(2) gather medical records from the child's pediatrician and 
area hospitals to ensure that medical treatment and medication 
is not disrupted; (3) provide transportation so that the foster 
child can continue attending his/her school without disruption; 
and (4) provide social workers access to a flexible emergency 
support fund of approximately $1,000,000 to purchase beds, 
clothing, and other items to ensure that a relative can bring a 
child into his or her home immediately, without forcing the 
child to stay in a group home or foster home.

Mental Health Assessments and Services

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,500,000 for the 
District's Department of Mental Health to ensure that: (1) all 
children receive mental health assessments within 15 days of 
coming into foster care; (2) all mental health assessment 
reports are provided to the Court within 5 days of assessment; 
and (3) all children receive mental health services immediately 
after the Court orders those services.
    The Committee understands that in most child abuse and 
neglect cases where mental health services have been ordered 
there are long delays in providing those services to the child 
and/or the family. According to the Court, it can take 6 weeks 
to 8 weeks (but often longer) to complete an evaluation, and up 
to 60 days after the evaluation before the mental health 
services are provided, even in serious cases.
    Many of the judges believe that the delay not only 
undermines the benefit of the mental health services, but also 
that it delays permanency for the child. These delays cause the 
cases to move more slowly, and the child and family remain in 
limbo until an evaluation and/or therapy can be provided. 
Judges believe that the long and unnecessary delays are 
problematic in child abuse and neglect cases; moreover, in 
extremely serious mental health cases and sexual/physical abuse 
cases, these delays can escalate the problems.
    Clearly, every child who has been the victim of neglect 
and/or abuse and who has been removed from his or her home has 
suffered mental trauma. Determining the extent of that trauma 
and providing timely mental health services is crucial to the 
well-being of the child and will expedite his or her placement 
in a permanent, loving home with adults who can provide 
appropriate care.
    With the funding that the Committee is providing, all 
children will receive timely mental health assessments and all 
children who need mental health services will start receiving 
them immediately after the Court order.

Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents

    The Committee is providing $500,000 to recruit and retain 
foster parents. The Committee recognizes that CFSA has 
experienced difficulties recruiting and retaining an adequate 
number of appropriate, qualified foster parents. This lack of 
sufficient numbers of foster homes has given rise to so-called 
group homes in the District.
    One reason for the shortage of foster parents is the lack 
of availability of respite care in the District. The Committee 
has been informed that foster parents do not have the same 
opportunities for respite as biological parents. Foster parents 
cannot merely send their children to spend the weekend with a 
relative or family friend, or to visit with a classmate at his 
or her home. Foster parents must seek out persons who have met 
many agency-established criteria. Therefore, foster parents 
often care for their children--many of whom have special 
needs--without significant breaks.
    Of the funds provided, the Committee intends that the 
Washington Council of Governments, which has years of 
experience with the D.C. foster care system, provide the direct 
service implementation of this respite proposal and that the 
Foster and Adoptive Parents Advocacy Center provide the 
oversight, quality control, and evaluation of the program. The 
Committee intends that resources shall provide: (1) emergency 
respite, which would be provided with less than 1 month's 
notice; (2) planned respite, which would be planned at least 1 
month in advance; and (3) ongoing respite, which would be at 
pre-established meeting times and places, e.g., Saturday 
programs, enrichment programs, and field trips.

Concerns About the District's Juvenile Justice System

    The Committee received a report and heard testimony from 
the District of Columbia's Inspector General which detailed the 
deplorable conditions and wasteful management at the Oak Hill 
Youth Facility, the city's juvenile detention facility. 
Afterwards, Committee members visited the campus to see the 
situation first-hand. The Committee found that not only are the 
buildings aged and decrepit, but as the Inspector General's 
report stated, important services such as substance abuse 
treatment programs are unavailable for drug-addicted youths. 
Children who are detained and awaiting trial are commingled 
with those who are committed offenders. One girl who is 
committed at Oak Hill merely because she is a truant is housed 
with committed delinquents, a clear violation of the DC Code.
    The Committee agrees with the November 6, 2001 
recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Safety 
and Juvenile Justice Reform that Oak Hill be ``closed and 
demolished.'' It is an old, decrepit, institution that is 
undoubtedly very expensive to operate and maintain. The 
Committee urges District officials to follow the 
recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission and shut down Oak 
Hill.
    The Committee is also concerned with the poor delivery of 
services to youth in the District's court services and juvenile 
justice services agencies. The Committee strongly urges the 
District of Columbia government and all relevant agencies who 
participate in the welfare and oversight of troubled youth in 
the juvenile justice, education, mental health, and social 
services systems in the District to work together more closely 
and to diligently carry out the their responsibilities to 
better pursue and produce acceptable outcomes that demonstrate 
success in resolving all the district's juvenile justice 
problems.
    The Committee believes that the District should make every 
effort to return all out-of-district youth back to his or her 
community. This would significantly reduce costs and increase a 
child's access to his or her family and neighborhood. To the 
extent possible, youths should be placed immediately in 
residential treatment centers [RTCs] that have available beds 
and treatment programs. The Committee recognizes the quality of 
services of one such RTC--the Joz-Arz Center. The Committee is 
concerned that facilities like this are operating below 
capacity, while Oak Hill Detention Center is at capacity.
    In addition, the Committee strongly believes that the DC 
Department of Mental Health, the Youth Services Administration, 
the DC Public Schools, and the Child and Family Services Agency 
should provide a more streamlined process of evaluating 
detained and committed youth in order to expedite the referral 
and delivery of youth to RTC's in the District of Columbia.

   Federal Payment for School Improvement in the District of Columbia

    The Committee has included $40,000,000 to augment and 
improve educational opportunities for all students in the 
District of Columbia. This initiative is comprised of three 
interrelated components: investing in excellence in traditional 
public schools; expanding choice through high quality charter 
schools; and offering opportunity scholarships for low-income 
students in under-performing schools. Therefore, of the funds 
provided, $13,000,000 is to provide a scholarship program for 
low-income children in under-performing schools; $13,000,000 is 
for development of quality public charter schools; $13,000,000 
is to strengthen leadership and instructional excellence and 
increase student achievement at District of Columbia Public 
Schools in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act; and 
$1,000,000 is for administrative expenses.

Improving Public Education

    The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for the District of 
Columbia Public Schools directed to two initiatives to 
recognize and reward excellence and acknowledge and eliminate 
failure in public schools.
    Public School Improvement.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $13,000,000 for the District of Columbia Public 
Schools to invest in reform of public education in the 
District. The funds are directed to be used for two initiatives 
to invest in the most improved public schools and the schools 
designated as most in need of improvement by the Federal 
mandate in the No Child Left Behind Act. The recommendation 
requires that $5,000,000 shall be for a new incentive fund for 
public schools to reward high performing or significantly 
improved schools and $5,000,000 shall be to support the 
Transformation School Initiative to reform the lowest 
performing public schools. These funds shall be provided 
directly to the principal of each school designated and used to 
increase improvements already underway in the school. This can 
include, among other things, literacy coaches, professional 
development for teachers, books or specialized materials for 
students, or supplemental services for students.
    Public Education Improvement Incentive Grants.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 for District of 
Columbia Public Schools, from the Federal Payment for School 
Improvement, to be used for an incentive grant program for 
public education improvement.
    Within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, the Mayor, in 
coordination with District of Columbia Public Schools, the 
Council of the District of Columbia, shall submit to Congress a 
plan for the establishment and administration of an incentive 
fund for public education improvement. Such plan shall 
demonstrate that the District has developed and is prepared to 
implement an incentive program that is based on the results of 
a single quality assessment system designed to monitor overall 
school performance and reward both significant improvement and 
overall excellence in student achievement. Schools that receive 
the highest scores under said assessment system would be 
eligible to receive grants in the amounts deemed appropriate 
under the plan. The grants shall be a minimum of $250,000 each 
and shall be used at the sole discretion of the principal of 
each school.
    Such a system shall measure the progress of public 
elementary and secondary schools and charter schools in raising 
student achievement; consider separate measurable annual 
objectives for the continuous and substantial improvement; be 
based on challenging academic standards and annual assessments 
as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act, Title I, Sec. 
1111(b)(1); incorporate other academic measures such as such as 
achievement on additional State or locally administered 
assessments, decreases in grade-to-grade retention rates, 
attendance rates, drop out rates and changes in the percentages 
of students completing gifted and talented, advanced placement, 
and college preparatory courses.
    GAO Audit.--The Committee has included bill language 
requiring the Comptroller General to conduct a financial audit 
of the District of Columbia Public Schools [DCPS]. The 
Committee continues to be concerned about budgetary shortfalls, 
the lack of a proper accounting of DCPS employees, and unused 
or underutilized buildings and facilities. The Committee 
believes that a complete review of DCPS' finances, financial 
accounting procedures, and financial management practices will 
allow the school system to begin to implement cost-saving 
reforms.
    Reporting Requirement.--The Superintendent of the District 
of Columbia Public Schools shall submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate no later than March 1, 2005, detailing the process 
developed to distribute these grants and the expenditure of 
these funds by school, including the number of students 
affected.
    Public School Facilities.--The cost of constructing or 
renovating D.C. Public School [DCPS] facilities is far greater 
than the cost for constructing public charter schools, or even 
public schools in a special public-private partnership. The 
Committee understands that DCPS spent approximately $280 per 
square foot to renovate or construct public schools. The cost 
of renovating the Oyster School, a charter school, through a 
public-private partnership, was only $160 per square foot. 
Charter schools are spending an average of $114 per square foot 
for construction or renovation of school facilities. The 
Committee is concerned that the cost increase in DCPS 
construction may be attributed to the use of the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers. The Committee directs DCPS to use other 
cost effective options for construction or renovation of public 
school facilities.

Independent Facilities Authority

    The Committee is aware that the Council of the District of 
Columbia is considering legislation to create an independent 
authority to oversee all public school facilities. The District 
needs a comprehensive, long-term program for the repair, 
improvement and maintenance and management of public school 
facilities and property. The city must provide for the 
facilities needs off all public school students and all public 
charter school students. The Committee endorses this concept 
and strongly encourages the District to take action on this 
critical issue this year.
    The Committee recommends that the Mayor and the Council of 
the District of Columbia examine the authority necessary and 
mechanism to provide equitable facilities to all public school 
students. This review could include a program which would 
provide an additional grant to each charter school student 
which is not currently housed in a permanent facility, termed 
as a long-term lease or a facility owned by the charter school.
    An independent facilities authority would need to have the 
ability to own property, issue debt and collect private grants. 
Such an authority would be required to provide space for all 
public education entities, District of Columbia Public Schools 
and public charter schools, at market rates for which the 
funding formula for public education would need to be aligned 
accordingly.

Public School Incentive Program

    The Committee is aware of local legislation introduced to 
create additional levels of autonomy for public schools which 
have reach high performing standards or shown significant 
improvement. The proposed local legislation would allow for 
increased independence by individual school principals to 
operate the school without undue bureaucratic hoops before 
simple decisions, such as ordering supplies, can be made. The 
Committee strongly supports the creation of an incentive 
program such as this and encourages the Council of the District 
of Columbia to take action. The Committee encourages that such 
incentives are tied to management improvements and specific 
performance standards.

School Governance

    The District has undertaken an extensive process by the 
Mayor and Council of the District of Columbia to either 
reauthorize the current School Board structure or modify the 
school governance structure. The Committee acknowledges that 
the city has agreed to retain the current structure and the 
promise of reform of public education by city leaders. However, 
the Committee remains concerned that the necessary structure 
and authorities are not present to bring true reform, and 
therefore requires that the Mayor and Chairman of the Council 
of the District of Columbia conduct an evaluation of progress 
of reform in public education over the next 24 months and 
submit such report to the Congress.

Expanding Charter Schools

    The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for public charter 
schools in the District of Columbia, directed to specific 
initiatives which will strengthen schools and their ability to 
obtain facilities.
    The Committee would like to take this opportunity to 
express its unwavering support for the charter school movement 
in the District of Columbia. With 41 charters granted to date, 
the District has achieved the distinction of having the highest 
number of charter schools per capita. As such, the District is 
in a position to serve as leader in the effort to use charter 
schools to spur system-wide improvement from within our system 
of public education. This Committee reaffirms its commitment to 
serve as a full and equal partner in this endeavor.
    It is important to note that while the primary reason for 
the rapid growth in the number of charter schools was the unmet 
desire of education reformers to find a way to ``step out of 
the box'' that had become our public school system, charter 
schools are by definition independent public schools. With 
their relative autonomy, charter schools are a way to provide 
greater educational choice and innovation while not abandoning 
the public school system. Recent studies show that the 
existence of a charter school in a district not only increases 
the quality of education available to the students served 
directly by the charter school but in all surrounding public 
schools. In addition, charter schools provide a healthy dose of 
competition into the public school system and have the effect 
of accelerating reforms and improvements in traditional public 
schools.
    Despite the increased challenge of educating students with 
the greatest need, objective surveys and reports show that the 
academic progress among charter schools students outpacing that 
of their cohorts in traditional public schools. Those successes 
included gains in reading and math performances; test scores 
higher than district, State, and neighborhood schools; 
increased parental involvement; and higher attendance and fewer 
disciplinary problems.
    City Build Initiative.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $4,000,000 for the City Build Initiative to create new 
charter schools specifically in neighborhoods that have the 
near term potential to attract or retain new residents in D.C. 
Existing and new charter schools may apply to be designated a 
City Build charter school. Existing public schools are eligible 
to apply if they convert to a public charter school and are 
able to provide at least a 50 percent increase in population.
    These new or converted public charter schools should be 
located in neighborhoods or census tracts that have near-term 
opportunities to greatly expand the population in that 
neighborhood.
    The Committee directs the District to establish a process 
to identify specific neighborhoods or census tracts in D.C. 
that could host a City Build charter school. The criteria 
developed by the city should include, but not be limited to, 
the neighborhoods that have the most people leaving due to the 
lack of educational choice. The Committee requests that the 
Mayor and Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia 
identify suitable public buildings which would be available to 
City Build public charter schools. This city's planning should 
also encompass the legal and financial requirements for an 
applicant to petition for a specific building as part of the 
application to establish a public charter school under Sec. 38-
1802.03(d)(2) of the D.C. Code.
    The Committee recognizes that the existence of high quality 
public and private schools has a direct, positive impact on the 
value of surrounding residential and commercial property 
values. With this in mind, the Committee urges the Mayor and 
his Office of Economic Development to incorporate efforts to 
increase and expand educational options in areas of the city in 
need of this type of development and to include such efforts in 
their long-term economic development plans.
    Financing Facilities.--The Committee recommends $2,750,000 
for the Direct Loan Fund for Charter Schools to continue 
assisting schools in obtaining or upgrading facilities. 
$250,000 is recommended for the Office of Charter School 
Financing and Support to expand outreach and support of charter 
schools, including necessary expenses for a national conference 
on charter school financing and innovation, to be held no later 
than December, 2006.
    In addition, the Committee recommendation includes 
$4,000,000 for the Office of Charter School Financing and 
Support to develop an incubator facility for public charter 
schools. Such a facility will enable new charter schools to 
rotate into the incubator for no more than 3 years and receive 
technical support on acquiring facilities as well as academic 
achievement. The Office shall use these funds to leverage 
additional public and private support for acquiring a facility 
large enough to house at least three new charter schools. The 
Committee recommends that the Mayor use all available financing 
resources, such as bonding authority and private partnerships. 
Establishment of an incubator facility contributes to the 
city's vision for School Choice and a robust Three Sector 
approach to education.
    The Office of Charter School Financing and Support, in 
consultation with the Mayor and Council of the District of 
Columbia shall develop a process for operation of the 
incubator, selection and rotation on a 3 year basis of schools, 
and the provision of technical assistance to schools during 
this time. The city shall develop a fair and transparent 
process to ensure that the incubator facility is accessible to 
any start-up charter school. The facility shall be managed by 
an independent entity with expertise in real estate 
development, school management and development of public 
charter schools. The Mayor shall submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate no later than March 1, 2005 on the process and plan 
for the creation of the incubator. In addition, the Committee 
recommendation includes language which would require any 
previously appropriated administrative expenses to be 
transferred to the Office. The Committee intended for the 
Office to have access to the allowed administrative funds to 
expand outreach and support of charter schools.
    Finally, the Mayor and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for 
Planning and Economic Development shall give priority to 
projects which include charter schools or other educational 
space in future development in the District. The Committee 
strongly encourages the District to provide incentives to 
private developers to build schools for lease specifically to 
charter schools.
    Office of Charter School Financing and Support.--The 
Committee recommendation includes language to strengthen the 
Office of Charter School Financing and Support and clarify the 
use of funds appropriated to such office and to allow for lease 
guarantees. The Federal funds appropriated to the District for 
Credit Enhancement and the Direct Loan Fund are available 
without fiscal year limitation and may accrue interest. The 
Committee's intent is for the Office to grow the funds under 
their management to the greatest extent possible. The Office is 
commended for using creative financing techniques and 
maximizing additional grant opportunities from the Department 
of Education.
    The Office of Charter School Financing and Support (the 
Office) was created in the fiscal year 2003 District of 
Columbia Appropriations Act in an effort to provide centralized 
technical assistance to charter schools to learn about and 
acquire financing for facilities. The Committee intended for 
this to be an independent office which liaises to the Mayor and 
Council as well as relevant agencies in the District to 
maximize support for charter schools and ensure appropriate use 
of Federal and local funds. The Office, originally located in 
the Department of Banking and Financial Institutions, hereafter 
shall be an independent office within in State Education 
Office, reporting directly to the Mayor.
    Public Education Improvement Incentive Grants.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $2,000,000 for District of 
Columbia Public Charter Schools, from the Federal Payment for 
School Improvement, to be used for an incentive grant program 
for public education improvement.
    Within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, the Mayor, in 
coordination with the Council of the District of Columbia, the 
charter school authorizing boards and charter school leaders, 
shall submit to Congress a plan for the establishment and 
administration of an incentive fund for public education 
improvement. Such plan shall demonstrate that the District has 
developed and is prepared to implement an incentive program 
that is based on the results of a single quality assessment 
system designed to monitor overall school performance and 
reward both significant improvement and overall excellence in 
student achievement. Schools that receive the highest scores 
under said assessment system would be eligible to receive 
grants in the amounts deemed appropriate under the plan. The 
grants shall be a minimum of $250,000 each and shall be used at 
the sole discretion of the principal of each school.
    Such a system shall measure the progress of public 
elementary and secondary schools and charter schools in raising 
student achievement; consider separate measurable annual 
objectives for the continuous and substantial improvement; be 
based on challenging academic standards and annual assessments 
as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act, Title I, Sec. 
1111(b)(1); incorporate other academic measures such as such as 
achievement on additional State or locally administered 
assessments, decreases in grade-to-grade retention rates, 
attendance rates, drop out rates and changes in the percentages 
of students completing gifted and talented, advanced placement, 
and college preparatory courses.
    Replicating Innovative Charter Schools.--The Committee 
believes that The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, 
D.C. public boarding school model provides an essential 
educational option for families in the District of Columbia. 
Recognizing the extraordinary facility and space needs of an 
urban boarding school, the Committee strongly encourages the 
D.C. government and the SEED Foundation identify and acquire an 
appropriate site for a second campus. The Committee is 
committed to replicating successful models in the District and 
looks forward to SEED's continued success preparing urban 
students for college.

Improving Opportunities for School Choice

    The Committee recommendation includes $14,000,000 to 
provide opportunity scholarships to low-income students.
    These funds will continue a scholarship program to allow 
low-income students attending consistently under-performing 
public schools to choose to attend private schools within the 
District. The Committee believes that this program is improving 
the academic prospects of students receiving scholarships and 
is stimulating improvement within the public school system.
    The Committee is providing funds for scholarships that will 
be available to low-income District students in grades K 
through 12 who are attending consistently low performing public 
schools. The scholarships are for the tuition, transportation, 
and fees at participating private schools within the District 
and cannot exceed $7,500 per student. If the funds provided are 
not sufficient to serve all the eligible applicants, 
scholarships will be awarded through random selection.

       Federal Payment for Forensics and Bioterrorism Laboratory

    The Committee recommends $8,000,000 for architectural 
design and planning costs associated with the construction of a 
new bioterrorism and forensics laboratory in the District of 
Columbia. The District's current laboratory services capacity 
have not kept pace with the innovations in the field and are 
therefore unable to meet the demands of the current workload. 
Because of this lack of capacity, the District is forced to 
seek help from the FBI crime laboratory. The FBI has its own 
workload capacity and therefore limits the evidence it will 
process for the District. The FBI also plans to charge the 
District for laboratory services that it heretofore provided at 
no cost. The lack of capacity and the limitations of old 
technology have led to many so-called ``cold'' or unsolved 
crime cases in the District. A new laboratory will not only 
allow the District to more effectively and efficiently process 
crime cases, but it will be an essential element in processing 
evidence associated with potential bioterrorism attacks. The 
Committee expects the District to provide at least an 
additional $2,300,000 for the costs associated with the design 
of this new laboratory.

                             FEDERAL GRANTS

    The District of Columbia participates as a State, county, 
and city in the various Federal grant programs. At the time the 
fiscal year 2005 budget was submitted, the District estimated 
that it would receive a total of $1,859,763,000 in Federal 
grants during the coming fiscal year.
    The following table shows the amount of Federal grants the 
District expects to receive and the office or agency that 
expects to receive them:

    SUMMARY OF FEDERAL GRANTS ASSISTANCE TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Agency                            2005 estimate
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Governmental Direction and Support:
    Office of the Mayor...............................        $3,913,000
    Office of the City Administrator..................        77,935,000
    Office of the Corporation Counsel.................        16,233,000
    Office of the Inspector General...................         1,243,000
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer.............           932,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Governmental Direction and Support.......       100,256,000
                                                       =================
Economic Development and Regulation:
    Office of Planning................................           450,000
    Department of Housing and Community Development...        47,986,000
    Department of Employment Services.................        44,490,000
    Public Service Commission.........................           125,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Economic Development and Regulation......        95,050,000
                                                       =================
Public Safety and Justice:
    Metropolitan Police Department....................         3,670,000
    National Guard....................................         1,152,000
    Emergency Management Agency.......................         1,777,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Public Safety and Justice................         6,599,000
                                                       =================
Public Education System:
    Public Schools....................................       117,450,000
    State Education Office............................        32,914,000
    Public Library....................................         1,093,000
    Commission on the Arts and Humanities.............           523,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Public Education System..................       151,979,000
                                                       =================
Human Support Services:
    Department of Human Services......................       180,358,000
    Child and Family Services.........................        34,655,000
    Department of Mental Health.......................         3,819,000
    Department of Health..............................     1,097,637,000
    Office on Aging...................................         6,151,000
    Office of Human Rights............................           233,000
    D.C. Energy Office................................         8,808,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Human Support Services...................     1,331,670,000
                                                       =================
Public Works: Department of Transportation............         4,000,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Federal grants, operating expenses.......     1,687,554,000
                                                       -----------------
Capital Outlay, grants................................       172,209,000
                                                       -----------------
      Grand Total, federal grants.....................     1,859,763,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS


                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee is providing a total of $8,333,089,000 for 
the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2005, as the city 
requested. This includes $7,206,164,000 in operating expenses 
and $1,126,925,000 in capital outlay funds.

                      BALANCED BUDGET RECOMMENDED

    The Committee is recommending a balanced budget in 
accordance with the District government's request. It is 
estimated that sufficient resources will be available from 
current revenue authority to finance operating expenses.

                               PERSONNEL

    The Committee recommends a total of 32,153 continuing full-
time equivalent positions to be financed from D.C. funds, 
Federal grants, private and other, and intra-District funds 
during fiscal year 2005 consisting of 31,095 positions under 
the general operating expenses and 1,058 from the enterprise 
funds.
    A summary of the total resources by appropriation title 
follows:

                       DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS


                           OPERATING EXPENSES


                   Governmental Direction and Support

    The Committee recommends a total of $416,069,000 and 2,588 
full-time equivalent positions for the various department, 
agencies and activities funded through this appropriation. A 
comparative summary by agency follows:

                                                           GOVERNMENTAL DIRECTION AND SUPPORT
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                                                                                                                              Bill compared with--
                                                           Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   ---------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                       fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                           2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved     2005 request
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Council of the District of Columbia...................     $12,161,000     $12,809,000  ..............     $12,809,000        +$648,000  ...............
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor............       1,541,000       1,784,000  ..............       1,784,000         +243,000  ...............
Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.....................         880,000         976,000  ..............         976,000          +96,000  ...............
Office of the Mayor...................................       8,410,000      10,439,000        $718,000      10,439,000       +2,029,000  ...............
Office of the Secretary...............................       2,769,000       3,679,000  ..............       3,679,000         +910,000  ...............
Customer Service Operations...........................       2,406,000       1,052,000         695,000       1,052,000       -1,354,000  ...............
Office of the City Administrator......................      38,339,000     111,424,000         503,000     111,424,000      +73,085,000  ...............
Office of Risk Management.............................       1,565,000       2,023,000         700,000       2,023,000         +458,000  ...............
Office of Personnel...................................      11,473,000      13,800,000       1,904,000      13,800,000       +2,327,000  ...............
Human Resources Development Fund......................       1,024,000       1,978,000  ..............       1,978,000         +954,000  ...............
Office of Finance and Resource Management.............       3,703,000     188,016,000     180,329,000     188,016,000     +184,313,000  ...............
Office of Contracting and Procurement.................      12,205,000      12,334,000       1,136,000      12,334,000         +129,000  ...............
Office of the Chief Technology Officer................      27,438,000      44,685,000       4,360,000      44,685,000      +17,246,000  ...............
Office of Property Management.........................      56,913,000      59,625,000      41,571,000      59,625,000       +2,712,000  ...............
Contract Appeals Board................................         756,000         764,000  ..............         764,000           +8,000  ...............
Board of Elections and Ethics.........................       4,816,000       4,805,000  ..............       4,805,000          -11,000  ...............
Office of Campaign Finance............................       1,338,000       1,324,000  ..............       1,324,000          -14,000  ...............
Public Employee Relations Board.......................         686,000         776,000  ..............         776,000          +90,000  ...............
Office of Employee Appeals............................       1,501,000       1,536,000  ..............       1,536,000          +35,000  ...............
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments........       1,913,000         430,000  ..............         430,000       -1,483,000  ...............
Office of the Corporation Counsel.....................      51,766,000      62,381,000       2,262,000      62,381,000      +10,616,000  ...............
Office of the Inspector General.......................      11,294,000      10,284,000  ..............      10,284,000       -1,010,000  ...............
Office of the Chief Financial Officer.................      88,815,000     106,954,000       3,631,000     106,954,000      +18,139,000  ...............
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      Total, Governmental Direction and Support.......     343,712,000     653,878,000     237,809,000     653,878,000     +310,166,000  ...............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                  COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The Committee recommends $12,809,000 and 164 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the elected 
legislative branch of the District government.
    The Council of the District of Columbia is the elected 
legislative branch of the District government. Its mission is 
to enact laws, approve the operating budget and financial plan, 
establish and oversee the programs and operations of government 
agencies, and set policy for the government.

               OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AUDITOR

    The Committee recommends $1,784,000 and 18 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the operation of the 
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor.
    The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor conducts 
thorough audits of the accounts and operations of the District 
government, with the goal of promoting economy, efficiency, and 
accountability.

                   ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS

    A total of $976,000 and 2 full-time equivalent position 
from local funds are included for the Advisory Neighborhood 
Commissions.
    The mission of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions is to 
serve as a liaison between the District government and the 
community.

                          OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

    The Committee recommends $9,721,000 and 80 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $5,808,000 and 72 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $3,913,000 and 8 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the 
Office of the Mayor for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of the Mayor serves the needs of the public 
setting priorities, providing management direction and support 
to agencies, and restoring one government, good government, and 
self-government to the District of Columbia.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

    A total of $3,679,000 and 27 full-time equivalent positions 
(including $3,264,000 and 25 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds and $415,000 and 2 full-time equivalent 
positions from other funds) are included in the bill for the 
operation of the Office of the Secretary.
    The mission of the Office of the Secretary of the District 
of Columbia is to serve as the sole custodian of the Seal of 
the District of Columbia and to authenticate its proper use in 
accordance with the law.

                      CUSTOMER SERVICE OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $357,000 and 5 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Customer Service 
Operations.
    The Customer Service Operations serves as the District 
government's primary point of entry for citizens and customers 
attempting to access non-emergency services and information. It 
connects callers to agencies and individuals, and enters and 
tracks service requests.

                    OFFICE OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

    The bill includes, $111,676,000 and 102 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $8,226,000 and 85 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $24,760,000 and 1 full-
time equivalent position from other funds, and $77,935,000 and 
25 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the 
Office of the City Administrator for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of the City Administrator provides District 
agencies with direction and support to improve government 
operations and enhance service delivery.

                       OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT

    The Committee recommends $1,323,000 and 23 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of Risk 
Management. The Office of Risk Management provides risk 
identification, analyses, control and financing directions, 
guidance and support to District agencies so they can minimize 
the total cost of risk. This is accomplished by systematically 
identifying and analyzing exposure to risk, selecting and 
implementing appropriate risk control strategies and prudently 
financing anticipated and incurred losses into a District-wide 
risk management program.

                          OFFICE OF PERSONNEL

    The Committee recommends $11,896,000 and 123 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $11,393,000 and 117 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $503,000 and 6 full-
time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office of 
Personnel for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Personnel provides comprehensive human 
resource management services that strengthen individual and 
organizational performance and enables the government to 
attract, develop and retain a highly qualified, diverse 
workforce.

                    HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT FUND

    A total of $1,978,000 and 11 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds are recommended for the Human Resources 
Development fund for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Human Resources Development Fund is to 
improve the performance of the employees of the District of 
Columbia by creating learning and development programs that 
enhance productivity and improve the quality and delivery of 
services for our citizens.

               OFFICE OF FINANCE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    The bill includes $7,687,000 and 32 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds for the Office of Finance and 
Resource Management for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Finance and Resource Management provides 
financial services and management for client agencies, collect 
intra-District funds from District agencies to provide a 
central payments system District-Wide for all fixed costs, and 
provides all financial management services to agencies 
receiving capital funding.

                 OFFICE OF CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT

    The Committee recommends $11,198,000 and 143 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of 
Contracting and Procurement for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Contracting and Procurement provides every 
city agency with procurement service to effectively perform the 
functions of government in a customer-focused, timely, and 
cost-effective manner.

                 OFFICE OF THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    A total of $40,324,000 and 182 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommend for the Office of the Chief Technology 
Officer for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer 
is to articulate the manner in which the government leverages 
its investments in information technology to attain the 
government's goal of being an efficient and effective service 
provider.

                     OFFICE OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    The Committee recommends $18,054,000 and 66 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $14,429,000 and 49 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $3,625,000 and 18 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of Property Management for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Office of Property Management is to meet 
the needs of our clients by providing a building and work 
environment of the highest quality and services that meet 
industry best standards of excellence.

                         CONTRACT APPEALS BOARD

    The total budget request of $764,000 and 6 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds is included in the bill 
for the Contract Appeals Board for fiscal year 2005.
    The Contract Appeals Board provides an impartial 
expeditious, inexpensive, and knowledgeable forum for 
redressing and resolving contractual disputes between the 
District and the contracting communities.

                     BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS

    The Committee recommends $4,805,000 and 50 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Board of 
Elections and Ethics for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Board of Elections and Ethics is to 
administer and enforce the election law of the District of 
Columbia by providing voter registration, qualifying candidates 
and measures for ballot access, and conducting elections in the 
District of Columbia.

                       OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE

    The total budget request of $1,324,000 and 15 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds is included in the bill 
for the Office of Campaign Finance for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Campaign Finance ensures public trust in the 
integrity of the election process and government services by 
regulating the financial disclosure process and conduct of 
political campaigns and candidates, lobbyists, public 
officials, and political committees, pursuant to the D.C. 
Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act, the D.C. 
Merit Personnel, and the Federal Ethics Reform Act.

                    PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARD

    The Committee recommends $776,000 and 5 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Public Employee 
Relations Board for fiscal year 2005.
    The Public Employee Relations Board provides for the 
impartial resolution of labor-management disputes in the 
District government pursuant to the District of Columbia 
Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978.

                       OFFICE OF EMPLOYEE APPEALS

    The bill includes $1,536,000 and 15 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds for the Office of Employee Appeals 
for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Employee Appeals renders legally sufficient, 
impartial, timely decisions on appeals in which District 
government employees have challenged decisions regarding 
adverse actions, reductions in force, performance evaluations, 
and classifications of positions.

             METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

    The bill includes $430,000 from local funds for the 
District's share of the Council of Government's budget for 
fiscal year 2005.
    The Committee has also included $500,000 from Federal funds 
for a Foster Care respite and recruitment program.
    The mission of the Metropolitan Washington Council of 
Governments is to enhance quality of life in the Washington 
metropolitan region and to strengthen the region's competitive 
advantage in the global economy by providing a forum for 
consensus building and policy making; implementing 
intergovernmental policies, plans, and programs; and supporting 
the region as an expert information resource.

      OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The Committee recommends $60,120,000 and 486 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $28,979,000 and 332 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $16,233,000 and 121 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds and 
$14,908,000 and 34 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the Office of the Corporation Counsel for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The Office of the Corporation Counsel achieves the best 
outcome for its clients by (1) prosecuting crimes fairly and 
aggressively, (2) defending or initiating actions, (3) 
providing expert advice and counsel, and (4) executing 
commercial-style transactions on behalf of the government of 
the District of Columbia.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $10,284,000 and 108 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $9,041,000 and 96 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $1,243,000 and 12 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the 
Office of the Inspector General for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Office of the Inspector General is to 
independently conduct and supervise audits, investigations, and 
inspections relating to the programs and operations of District 
government departments and agencies.

                 OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    The Committee recommends $103,323,000 and 916 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $93,211,000 and 885 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $932,000 and 3 full-time 
equivalent positions from Federal funds, and $9,180,000 and 28 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of the Chief Financial Officer for fiscal year 2005. The 
Committee recommends $32,500,000 for the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer to make payments for various economic 
development, health, security and education projects in the 
District.
    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer administers the 
financial management operations of the District of Columbia to 
assure fiscal stability and integrity, supports public 
services, and provides financial information to policy makers 
necessary for making informed decisions while minimizing the 
cost to the government.

                  Economic Development and Regulation

    The Committee recommends a total of $334,745,000 and 1,433 
full-time equivalent positions for fiscal year 2005 for the 
department and agencies funded through this appropriation.

                                                           ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
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                                                                                                                              Bill compared with--
                                                           Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   ---------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                       fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                           2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved     2005 request
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Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic       $28,124,000     $22,309,000  ..............     $22,309,000      -$5,815,000  ...............
 Development..........................................
Office of Planning....................................       6,646,000       6,512,000  ..............       6,512,000         -134,000  ...............
Office of Local Business Development..................       1,129,000       1,040,000  ..............       1,040,000          -89,000  ...............
Office of Motion Pictures and Television..............         569,000         564,000  ..............         564,000           -5,000  ...............
Office of Zoning......................................       2,553,000       2,581,000  ..............       2,581,000          +28,000  ...............
Department of Housing and Community Development.......      93,532,000     145,265,000  ..............     145,265,000      +51,733,000  ...............
Department of Employment Services.....................      88,566,000      88,345,000      $3,460,000      88,345,000         -221,000  ...............
Board of Appeals and Review...........................          69,000  ..............  ..............  ..............          -69,000  ...............
Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals........         346,000         342,000  ..............         342,000           -4,000  ...............
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.........      30,941,000      37,247,000          93,000      37,247,000       +6,306,000  ...............
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration..........       3,526,000       4,877,000  ..............       4,877,000       +1,351,000  ...............
Office of Banking and Financial Institutions..........       2,646,000  ..............  ..............  ..............       -2,646,000  ...............
Public Service Commission.............................       6,970,000       7,656,000  ..............       7,656,000         +686,000  ...............
Office of the People's Counsel........................       4,178,000       3,885,000  ..............       3,885,000         -293,000  ...............
Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation.....      10,244,000      13,675,000  ..............      13,675,000       +3,431,000  ...............
Office of Cable Television & Telecommunications.......       4,701,000       4,000,000  ..............       4,000,000         -701,000  ...............
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      Total, Economic Development and Regulation......     284,743,000     338,298,000       3,553,000     338,298,000      +53,560,000  ...............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                 OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF PLANNING

    The Committee recommends $22,309,000 and 36 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $4,634,000 and 24 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, and $17,675,000 and 12 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of the Deputy Mayor of Planning for fiscal year 2005.

                           OFFICE OF PLANNING

    The Committee recommends $6,512,000 and 58 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $6,062,000 and 55 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, and $450,000 and 3 full-
time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the Office of 
Planning for fiscal year 2005.

                  OFFICE OF LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee recommends $1,040,000 and 10 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of Local 
Business Development for fiscal year 2005.

                OFFICE OF MOTION PICTURES AND TELEVISION

    The Committee recommends $564,000 and 5 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of Motion 
Pictures and Television for fiscal year 2005.

                            OFFICE OF ZONING

    The Committee recommends $2,581,000 and 17 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of Zoning 
for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Zoning provides administrative, professional, 
and technical assistance to the Zoning Commission and the Board 
of Zoning Adjustment in the maintenance and regulation of 
zoning in the District of Columbia.

            DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    The bill includes $145,265,000 and 135 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $2,340,000 and 5 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds, $47,986,000 and 126 full-time 
equivalent positions from Federal funds, and $94,940,000 and 4 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Department of Housing and Community Development for fiscal year 
2005.
    The Department of Housing and Community Development 
facilitates the production and preservation of housing, and 
community and economic development opportunities in partnership 
with for-profit and nonprofit organizations by leveraging 
Department dollars with other financing resources in order to 
create and maintain stable neighborhoods and retain and expand 
the District's tax base.

                   DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $84,885,000 and 483 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $13,960,000 and 19 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $44,490,000 and 315 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$26,436,000 and 148 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the Department of Employment Services for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The Department of Employment Services serves as the primary 
vehicle for the District of Columbia to develop a world-class 
work force and work environment that supports a sound, stable 
economic foundation for families, individuals, and the general 
community.

             BOARD OF REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS AND APPEALS

    The Committee recommends $342,000 and 3 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Board of Real 
Property Assessments and Appeals for fiscal year 2005.
    The Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals ensures 
that properties in the District of Columbia are assessed at 100 
percent of their estimated market value and equal to properties 
similar in size and utility that share the same tax burden.

             DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

    The Committee recommends $37,154,000 and 372 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $24,042,000 and 277 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $13,112,000 and 95 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for fiscal year 
2005.
    The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs protects 
the health, safety, and welfare of District residents through 
the regulatory and compliance process of business activities, 
occupational and professional services, land and building use, 
and rental housing condominium conversion.

              ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINISTRATION

    The bill includes $4,877,000 and 47 full-time equivalent 
positions for the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration 
from other funds for fiscal year 2005.
    The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration issues 
beverage alcohol licenses to qualified applicants; educates 
beverage alcohol establishments to prevent the sale of beverage 
alcohol to minors; and investigates license violations, 
adjudicates contested cases, and enforces compliance with the 
District's beverage alcohol laws.

                       PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $7,656,000 and 70 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $125,000 and 2 full-time 
equivalent position from Federal funds and $7,406,000 and 67 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds and $125,000 
and 2 full-time equivalent positions from private funds) for 
the Public Service Commission for fiscal year 2005.
    The Public Service Commission serves the public and the 
District's interest by ensuring that natural gas, electricity, 
and telecommunications services are safe, reliable, and 
affordable for residential, business, and government customers 
of the District of Columbia.

                       OFFICE OF PEOPLE'S COUNSEL

    The Committee recommends $3,885,000 and 33 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the Office of 
People's Counsel for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of the People's Counsel seeks to advocate for 
utility consumers of natural gas, electricity, and telephone 
services in the District of Columbia before District and 
Federal decision-making bodies.

            DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE, SECURITIES, AND BANKING

    The bill includes $13,675,000 and 132 full-time equivalent 
positions from other funds for the Department of Insurance and 
Securities Regulation for fiscal year 2005.
    The Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation 
provides regulatory supervision of the insurance and securities 
businesses for the protection of the people of the District of 
Columbia.

           OFFICE OF CABLE TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 and 32 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the Office of Cable 
Television and Telecommunications for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications 
regulates cable television services to District citizens, 
provides citizen access to government hearings and programming 
that addresses community issues, and coordinates the city's 
telecommunications policy.

                       Public Safety and Justice

    The Committee recommends a total of $798,723,000 and 8,008 
full-time equivalent positions for fiscal year 2005 for the 
public safety activities funded through this appropriation.

                                                                PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE
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                                                                                                                               Bill compared with--
                                                             Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   -------------------------------
                     Agency/activity                        fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  Recommendation    Fiscal year     Fiscal year
                                                             2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved   2005 request
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Metropolitan Police Department..........................    $377,967,000    $372,429,000      $6,753,000    $372,429,000     -$5,538,000  ..............
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department..........     153,097,000     145,364,000         368,000     145,364,000      -7,734,000  ..............
Police Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System...      96,200,000     112,100,000  ..............     112,100,000     +15,900,000  ..............
Department of Corrections...............................     101,012,000     121,447,000       1,423,000     121,447,000     +20,435,000  ..............
National Guard..........................................       3,414,000       3,253,000  ..............       3,253,000        -161,000  ..............
Emergency Management Agency.............................       5,412,000       5,030,000  ..............       5,030,000        -382,000  ..............
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure..........         193,000         213,000  ..............         213,000         +20,000  ..............
Judicial Nomination Commission..........................         110,000         118,000  ..............         118,000          +8,000  ..............
Office of Citizen Complaint Review......................       1,481,000       1,756,000  ..............       1,756,000        +275,000  ..............
Advisory Commission on Sentencing.......................         634,000         581,000  ..............         581,000         -53,000  ..............
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner....................       6,539,000       6,762,000  ..............       6,762,000        +223,000  ..............
Office of Administrative Hearings.......................       4,389,000       6,647,000       1,164,000       6,647,000      +2,258,000  ..............
Corrections Information Council.........................         170,000         155,000  ..............         155,000         -15,000  ..............
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council...................       1,563,000       1,560,000  ..............       1,560,000          -3,000  ..............
Forensic Health and Science Laboratory..................         800,000         800,000  ..............         800,000  ..............  ..............
Office of Unified Communications........................  ..............      30,217,000  ..............      30,217,000     +30,217,000  ..............
                                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Public Safety and Justice..................     752,979,000     808,431,000       9,707,000     808,431,000     +55,450,000  ..............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                     METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

    The Committee recommends $365,676,000 and 4,468 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $352,576,000 and 4,466 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $3,670,000 and 2 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$9,430,000) for the Metropolitan Police Department for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The Metropolitan Police Department seeks to prevent crime 
and the fear of crime, and to work with others to build safe 
and healthy neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia.

                  FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $144,995,000 and 2,036 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $144,926,000 and 2,036 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $9,000 from private 
funds and $60,000 from other funds) for the Fire and Emergency 
Medical Services for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services 
Department is to improve the quality of life for those who 
live, work, visit, and conduct business in the District of 
Columbia by preventing and extinguishing fires and providing 
emergency medical, ambulance, and technical rescue.

                   POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

    The bill includes $112,100,000 from local funds for the 
Police and Fire Retirement System for fiscal year 2005.
    The Police and Fire Retirement System provides annuity 
payments and other retirement and disability benefits for the 
District Metropolitan Police and Fire Department retirees and 
survivors.

                       DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    The Committee recommends $120,024,000 and 884 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $120,024,000 and 884 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Department of 
Corrections for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Department of Corrections is to ensure 
public safety and uphold the public's trust by providing for 
the safe and secure confinement of pretrial detainees and 
sentenced inmates. The agency is completing the transition from 
a State/county prison system to primarily a city/county jail 
system in accordance with the National Capital Revitalization 
Act.

                  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD

    The Committee recommends $3,253,000 and 53 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $2,101,000 and 30 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $1,152,000 and 23 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the 
National Guard for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the D.C. National Guard is to protect life, 
property, and the interests of the District of Columbia during 
civil emergencies and to serve as an integral component of the 
Nation's military forces, when activated.

           DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $5,030,000 and 39 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $3,253,000 and 26 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $1,777,000 and 13 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds for the 
Emergency Management Services for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the D.C. Emergency Management Services 
Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect 
citizens and institutions from all hazards by administering a 
comprehensive community-based emergency management program.

             COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES AND TENURE

    The Committee recommends $213,000 and 2 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Commission on 
Judicial Disabilities and Tenure for fiscal year 2005.
    The Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure provides 
for the preservation of an independent and fair judiciary by 
making determinations concerning the discipline, involuntary 
retirement, and reappointment of judges for the D.C. Superior 
Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals.

                     JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $118,000 and 1 full-time 
equivalent position from local funds for the Judicial 
Nomination Commission for fiscal year 2005.
    The Judicial Nomination Commission screens, selects, and 
recommends nominees to the President of the United States to 
fill judicial vacancies in the D.C. Superior Court and the 
Court of Appeals.

                  OFFICE OF CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW

    The Committee recommends $1,756,000 and 22 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office of 
Citizens Complaint Review for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Citizens Complaint Review provides the public 
with an independent and impartial forum for the review and 
resolution of complaints against officers of the Metropolitan 
Police Department and Special Police officers employed by the 
D.C. government.

               DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SENTENCING COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $581,000 and 5 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Advisory 
Commission on Sentencing for fiscal year 2005.
    The Advisory Commission on Sentencing advises the D.C. 
Council on issues relating to sentences imposed for felonies 
committed within the District.

                  OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER

    The Committee recommends $6,762,000 and 76 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $6,650,000 and 74 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $112,000 and 2 full-
time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office of 
the Chief Medical Examiner for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is 
to investigate and certify all deaths in the District of 
Columbia that occur by any means of violence (injury), and 
those that occur unexpectedly, without medical attention, in 
custody, or which pose a threat to the public health.

                   OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

    The Committee recommends $5,483,000 and 47 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $5,300,000 and 44 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $183,000 and 3 full-
time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office of 
Administrative Hearings for fiscal year 2005.

                    CORRECTIONS INFORMATION COUNCIL

    The Committee recommends $155,000 and 2 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Corrections 
Information Council for fiscal year 2005.

                 CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

    The Committee recommends $1,560,000 and 9 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Criminal Justice 
Coordinating Council for fiscal year 2005.

                 Forensic Health and Science Laboratory

    The Committee recommends $800,000 and 10 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Forensic Health 
and Science Laboratory for fiscal year 2005.

                    Office of Unified Communications

    The Committee recommends $30,217,000 and 353 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $10,036,000 and 106 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $20,181,000 and 247 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the Office 
of Unified Communications for fiscal year 2005.

                        Public Education System

    A total of $1,266,424,000 and 10,506 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommended for the operation of the activities 
included within this appropriation title.

                                                                 PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM
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                                                                                                                               Bill compared with--
                                                            Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   --------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                        fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                            2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved    2005 request
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D.C. Public Schools....................................    $934,194,000    $956,350,000     $54,406,000    $956,350,000     +$22,156,000  ..............
Teachers' Retirement Fund..............................  ..............       9,200,000  ..............       9,200,000       +9,200,000  ..............
State Education Office.................................      70,814,000      73,104,000  ..............      73,104,000       +2,290,000  ..............
D.C. Public Charter Schools............................     137,531,000     196,802,000  ..............     196,802,000      +59,271,000  ..............
University of the District of Columbia.................      87,846,000  ..............  ..............  ..............      -87,846,000  ..............
University of the District of Columbia Subsidy.........  ..............      49,602,000  ..............      49,602,000      +49,602,000  ..............
D.C. Public Library....................................      28,816,000      31,202,000         370,000      31,202,000       +2,385,000  ..............
Commission on the Arts and Humanities..................       2,513,000       4,961,000          20,000       4,961,000       +2,448,000  ..............
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      Total, Public Education System...................   1,261,714,000   1,321,220,000      54,796,000   1,321,220,000      +59,508,000  ..............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    The Committee recommends $901,944,000 and 10,003 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $760,494,000 and 8,739 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $130,450,000 and 
1,144 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds and 
$7,328,000 and 25 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds, and $3,670,000 and 94 full-time equivalent positions 
from private funds) for the public school system for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The D.C. Public Schools seeks to make dramatic improvements 
in the achievement of all students today in preparation for 
their world tomorrow.

                      TEACHER'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM

    The Committee recommends $9,200,000 from local funds for 
the Teacher's Retirement System for fiscal year 2005.

                         STATE EDUCATION OFFICE

    The Committee recommends $73,104,000 and 67 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $10,015,000 and 30 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $62,914,000 and 37 full-
time equivalent positions from Federal funds and $176,000 and 0 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the State 
Education Office for fiscal year 2005.
    The D.C. State Education Office seeks to enhance the 
administrative efficiency of State-level education functions 
and ensure the equitable distribution of educational resources.

                  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CHARTER SCHOOLS

    The bill includes $196,802,000 from local funds for the 
D.C. Charter Schools for fiscal year 2005.
    The District of Columbia Charter Schools provide an 
alternative free education for students who reside in the 
District of Columbia.

             UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUBSIDY

    The Committee recommends $49,602,000 from local funds for 
the University of the District of Columbia for fiscal year 
2005.
    The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land 
grant institution of higher education with an open admissions 
policy.

                 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

    The Committee recommends $30,831,000 and 427 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $28,978,000 and 414 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $1,093,000 and 12 full-
time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and $651,000 and 
1 full-time equivalent positions from other funds and $110,000 
from private funds) for the Public Library for fiscal year 
2005.
    The D.C. Public Library provides environments that invite 
reading, learning, and community discussion; trained staff and 
technology to help in finding, evaluating, and using 
information; and opportunities for children, teenagers, adults, 
and senior citizens to learn to read and use information 
resources for personal growth and development.

                 COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

    The bill includes $4,941,000 and 9 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $3,618,000 and 2 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds, $523,000 and 7 full-time equivalent 
positions from Federal funds and $800,000 from other funds) for 
the Commission on the Arts and Humanities for fiscal year 2005.
    The Commission on the Arts and Humanities was created to 
enrich the quality of life for the residents of the District of 
Columbia through the arts and humanities.

                         Human Support Services

    A total of $2,533,825,000 and 6,810 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommended for the departments and agencies 
funded through this appropriation title.

                                                                 HUMAN SUPPORT SERVICES
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                                                                                                                               Bill compared with--
                                                            Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   --------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                        fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                            2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved    2005 request
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Department of Human Services...........................    $399,703,000    $442,380,000      $2,759,000    $442,380,000     +$42,678,000  ..............
Child and Family Services Agency.......................     208,303,000     217,578,000      39,614,000     217,578,000       +9,275,000  ..............
Department of Mental Health............................     198,669,000     207,266,000      45,411,000     207,266,000       +8,597,000  ..............
Department of Health...................................   1,500,159,000   1,637,183,000       7,568,000   1,637,183,000     +137,024,000  ..............
Department of Parks and Recreation.....................      41,015,000      43,971,000       7,230,000      43,971,000       +2,956,000  ..............
Office on Aging........................................      20,702,000      21,133,000         250,000      21,133,000         +431,000  ..............
Unemployment Compensation Fund.........................       8,124,000       8,124,000  ..............       8,124,000  ...............  ..............
Disability Compensation Fund...........................      27,959,000      29,600,000  ..............      29,600,000       +1,641,000  ..............
Office of Human Rights.................................       1,891,000       2,514,000  ..............       2,514,000         +623,000  ..............
Office on Latino Affairs...............................       4,001,000       4,462,000         808,000       4,462,000         +462,000  ..............
D.C. Energy Office.....................................      20,256,000      17,839,000         246,000      17,839,000       -2,418,000  ..............
Children and Youth Investment Fund.....................       2,768,000       5,068,000  ..............       5,068,000       +2,300,000  ..............
Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs...........         345,000         353,000  ..............         353,000           +8,000  ..............
Office of Veterans Affairs.............................         235,000         239,000  ..............         239,000           +4,000  ..............
Medicaid and Special Education Reform Fund.............      55,054,000  ..............  ..............  ..............      -55,054,000  ..............
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      Total, Human Support Services....................   2,489,185,000   2,637,710,000     103,885,000   2,637,710,000     +148,529,000  ..............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                      DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $439,622,000 and 2,215 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $257,132,000 and 1,128 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, $180,358,000 and 
1,087 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds and 
$2,132,000 from other funds) for the Department of Human 
Services for fiscal year 2005.
    The Department of Human Services provides comprehensive 
quality human services and develops social service policies and 
programs to foster the rehabilitation and self-sufficiency of 
District residents.

                          DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    An appropriation of $1,629,615,000 and 1,449 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $513,938,000 and 393 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $1,097,637,000 and 923 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$17,891,000 and 130 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds and $150,000 and 4 full-time equivalents from private 
funds) are recommended for the Department of Health for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The mission of the Department of Health is to assure 
equitable access to comprehensive high quality public health 
services to all D.C. residents and visitors and undertake 
activities that will support the highest quality of life 
achievable for District residents and visitors.

                    CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AGENCY

    The Committee recommends $177,964,000 and 765 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $142,235,000 and 612 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, and $34,665,000 and 154 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds and $650,000 
and 0 full-time equivalents from other funds) for the Child and 
Family Services Agency for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Child and Family Services Agency is to 
protect and promote the health and well-being of the children 
of the District of Columbia through public and private 
partnerships focused on strengthening and preserving families 
with services that ensure cultural competence, accountability 
and professional integrity.

                      DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

    The Committee recommends $161,855,000 and 1,505 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $153,228,000 and 1,458 full-
time equivalent positions from local funds, and $3,819,000 and 
11 full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and 
$4,808,000 and 36 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the Department of Mental Health for fiscal year 
2005.
    The Department of Mental Health seeks to provide mental 
health services to children, youth, adults and their families 
and develop and retain a highly qualified workforce and to 
facilitate organizational effectiveness.

                   DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

    The Committee recommends $36,741,000 and 754 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $34,303,000 and 673 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $839,000 from private 
funds, and $1,600,000 and 60 full-time equivalent positions 
from other funds) for the Department of Parks and Recreation 
for fiscal year 2005.
    The Department of Parks and Recreation seeks to enhance the 
physical, mental, and social well-being of our children, youth, 
families, and individuals by providing quality, customer-
focused leisure and recreation services in environmentally 
protected parks and safe, attractive facilities.

                            OFFICE ON AGING

    The Committee recommends $20,883,000 and 23 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $14,732,000 and 14 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $6,151,000 and 9 full-
time equivalent positions from Federal funds) for the Office on 
Aging for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office on Aging advocates, plans, implements, and 
monitors programs in health, education, employment, and social 
services to promote longevity, independence, dignity, and 
choice for the District's senior citizens.

                     UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND

    A total of $8,124,000 from local funds is recommended for 
the Unemployment Compensation Fund for fiscal year 2005.
    The Unemployment Compensation Fund seeks to provide 
unemployment compensation benefits to former District 
government employees during periods of unemployment that are a 
result of separation through no fault of their own.

                      DISABILITY COMPENSATION FUND

    A total of $29,600,000 from local funds is recommended for 
the Disability Compensation Fund for fiscal year 2005.
    The Disability Compensation Fund aims to proactively 
integrate managed care principles with rehabilitation expertise 
in order to safely return employees to work, as soon as 
possible, reduce costs, and manage issues created by employees' 
work related injuries and/or illnesses.

                         OFFICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

    The Committee recommends $2,514,000 and 27 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $2,281,000 and 26 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $233,000 and 1 full-
time equivalent position from Federal funds) for the Office of 
Human Rights for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Office of Human Rights is to mediate, 
investigate, conciliate, prosecute, and address illegal 
discriminatory practices in employment, housing and commercial 
space, public accommodations, and educational institutions.

                        OFFICE ON LATINO AFFAIRS

    The Committee recommends $3,655,000 and 12 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office on Latino 
Affairs for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office on Latino Affairs ensures that a full range of 
health, education, employment, and social services are 
available to the Latino community in the District of Columbia.

                             ENERGY OFFICE

    The bill includes $17,592,000 and 53 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $427,000 and 3 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds, $8,808,000 and 35 full-time 
equivalent positions from Federal funds and $360,000 and 4 
full-time equivalent positions from other funds and $7,997,000 
and 11 full-time equivalent positions from private funds) for 
the Energy Office for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the Energy Office is to help improve the 
District's quality of life and economic competitiveness by 
making the District of Columbia energy efficient. The Energy 
Office also helps low-income residents by providing energy 
assistance and conservation services.

              OFFICE ON ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AFFAIRS

    The Committee recommends $353,000 and 5 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds for the Office on Asian 
and Pacific Islander Affairs for fiscal year 2005. The Office 
of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs seeks to ensure that a 
full range of health, education, employment and social services 
are available to the Asian and Pacific Island community in the 
District of Columbia.

                      OFFICE OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

    A total of $239,000 and 3 full-time equivalent positions 
from local funds is recommended for the Office of Veterans' 
Affairs for fiscal year 2005.
    The Office of Veterans' Affairs seeks to advocate for 
veterans and their dependents in obtaining their rights, 
privileges and benefits; provides mandatory counsel and 
assistance to veterans and their dependents in acquiring 
Veterans Administration benefits and privileges.

                   CHILDREN AND YOUTH INVESTMENT FUND

    The Committee recommends $5,068,000 from local funds for 
the Children Youth Investment Fund for fiscal year 2005.

                              Public Works

    A total of $331,936,000 and 1,751 full-time equivalent 
positions is recommended for fiscal year 2005 for activities 
funded through this appropriation.

                                                                      PUBLIC WORKS
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                                                                                                                               Bill compared with--
                                                            Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   --------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                        fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                            2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved    2005 request
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Department of Public Works.............................    $107,106,000    $105,220,000     $15,446,000    $105,220,000      -$1,886,000  ..............
Department of Transportation...........................      26,553,000      31,579,000         226,000      31,579,000       +5,026,000  ..............
Department of Motor Vehicles...........................      39,675,000      40,790,000         157,000      40,790,000       +1,114,000  ..............
D.C. Taxicab Commission................................       1,388,000       1,258,000  ..............       1,258,000         -130,000  ..............
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission........          92,000          95,000  ..............          95,000           +3,000  ..............
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.........     166,129,000     164,153,000  ..............     164,153,000       -1,976,000  ..............
School Transit Subsidy.................................       3,650,000       4,670,000  ..............       4,670,000       +1,020,000  ..............
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      Total, Public Works..............................     344,594,000     347,765,000      15,829,000     347,765,000       +3,172,000  ..............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                       DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $89,774,000 
and 1,276 full-time equivalent positions (including $86,981,000 
and 1,268 full-time equivalent positions from local funds, and 
$2,793,000 and 8 full-time equivalent positions from other 
funds) for the Department of Public Works for fiscal year 2005.
    The Department of Public Works seeks to help improve the 
quality of life in the District of Columbia and enhance the 
District's ability to compete for residents, business, tourism 
and trade.

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    The Committee recommends $31,353,000 and 98 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $26,815,000 and 88 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, and $4,000,000 and 0 
full-time equivalent positions from Federal funds, and $538,000 
and 10 full-time equivalent positions from other funds) for the 
Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2005.

                      DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

    The bill includes $40,632,000 and 360 full-time equivalent 
positions (including $28,526,000 and 246 full-time equivalent 
positions from local funds and $12,107,000 and 113 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds) for the Department of 
Motor Vehicles for fiscal year 2005.
    The Department of Motor Vehicles develops, administers, and 
enforces the vehicular laws of the District of Columbia and 
promotes a safe, environmentally clean, and economically 
vibrant community.

                        D.C. TAXICAB COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $1,258,000 and 17 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $795,000 and 14 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds and $463,000 and 3 full-
time equivalent positions from other funds) for the D.C. 
Taxicab Commission for fiscal year 2005. The D.C. Taxicab 
Commission ensures that the public receives safe and reliable 
taxicab and other transportation services.

            WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $95,000 from local funds for the 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission for fiscal year 
2005.
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission helps 
to assure that the public is provided passenger transportation 
services by licensing fit and financially responsible, 
privately owned, for-hire carriers to serve the region.

             WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY

    The Committee recommends $164,153,000 from local funds for 
the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for fiscal 
year 2005.
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ensures 
safe, convenient, and cost-effective transit service within the 
District of Columbia and throughout the Washington metropolitan 
region.

                         SCHOOL TRANSIT SUBSIDY

    The Committee recommends $4,670,000 from local funds for 
the School Transit Subsidy for fiscal year 2005.
    The School Transit Subsidy ensures the safe passage of 
school children by subsidizing Metrobus and Metrorail ridership 
for eligible D.C. students.

                        Financing and Other Uses

    The Committee recommends a total of $576,692,000 from local 
funds for the following appropriation titles.

                                                                FINANCING AND OTHER USES
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                                                                                                                              Bill compared with--
                                                           Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   ---------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                       fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
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Reserve...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
Cash Reserve..........................................     $50,000,000     $50,000,000  ..............     $50,000,000  ...............  ...............
Repayment of Loans and Interest.......................     311,504,000     347,700,000  ..............     347,700,000     +$36,196,000  ...............
Repayment of General Fund Recovery Debt...............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
Payment of Interest on Short-Term Borrowing...........       3,000,000       4,000,000  ..............       4,000,000       +1,000,000  ...............
Certificates of Participation.........................       4,911,000      15,252,000      $4,000,000      15,252,000      +10,341,000  ...............
Settlements and Judgments.............................      22,522,000      20,270,000  ..............      20,270,000       -2,252,000  ...............
Wilson Building.......................................       3,704,000       3,633,000  ..............       3,633,000          -71,000  ...............
Workforce Investments.................................      22,308,000      38,114,000  ..............      38,114,000      +15,806,000  ...............
Non-Departmental Agency...............................      19,639,000      13,946,000  ..............      13,946,000       -5,693,000  ...............
Pay-As-You-Go Capital.................................               0       6,531,000  ..............       6,531,000       -4,736,000  ...............
Tax Increment Financing Program.......................       1,940,000  ..............  ..............  ..............       -1,940,000  ...............
Medicaid Grant Disallowance...........................      57,000,000  ..............  ..............  ..............      -57,000,000  ...............
Emergency Planning and Security Costs.................      10,935,000      15,000,000  ..............      15,000,000       +4,065,000  ...............
Family Literacy Program...............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
District of Columbia Scholarship Program..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
One-Time Expenditures.................................      11,267,000  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
Equipment Lease Operating.............................  ..............      23,109,000  ..............      23,109,000      +23,109,000  ...............
Emergency and Contingency Reserve Funds...............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ...............  ...............
Pay-Go Capital........................................  ..............      43,137,000  ..............      43,137,000      +43,137,000  ...............
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      Total, Financing and Other......................     518,731,000     580,692,000       4,000,000     580,692,000      +61,962,000  ...............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                         WORKFORCE INVESTMENTS

    The Committee recommends $38,114,000 from local funds for 
fiscal year 2005. The workforce investments include the 
estimated fiscal impact of compensation increases for fiscal 
year 2002 and fiscal year 2003 for all District employees, 
union and nonunion.

                              CASH RESERVE

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 from local funds for 
the Cash Reserve established by section 202(j) of the District 
of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance 
Act of 1995, Public Law 104-8.

                    REPAYMENT OF LOANS AND INTEREST

    The bill includes $347,700,000 from local funds for debt 
service costs on long-term general obligation bonds, which are 
associated with the District's borrowings to finance capital 
project expenditures of general fund agencies.

              PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON SHORT-TERM BORROWING

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 from local funds for 
the payment of interest and costs associated with borrowings to 
meet short-term seasonal cash needs.

                            WILSON BUILDING

    The bill includes $3,633,000 from local funds for rent and 
security at the John A. Wilson Building.

                     CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION

    The Committee recommends $11,252,000 from local funds to be 
used for principal and interest payments on the District's 
Certificates of Participation, issued to finance the ground 
lease underlying the building located at One Judiciary Square.

                       SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGMENTS

    The Committee recommends $20,270,000 from local funds to be 
used for making refunds and for the payment of legal 
settlements or judgments that have been entered against the 
District of Columbia government.

                 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 from Federal funds 
appropriated earlier in this Act under the heading ``Federal 
Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the 
District of Columbia,'' to reimburse the District of Columbia 
for the costs of public safety expenses related to security 
events in the District of Columbia. The further Committee 
recommends that the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia shall provide a report, within 15 days of expenditure, 
to the President and to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
Senate and the House of Representatives, detailing any 
expenditure of these funds for public safety purposes.

                EMERGENCY AND CONTINGENCY RESERVE FUNDS

    The Committee recommends that the Mayor deposit from local 
funds the proceeds required pursuant to Section 159(a) of 
Public Law 106-522 and Section 404(c) of Public Law 106-554 in 
the Emergency and Contingency Reserve Funds in fiscal year 2003 
consistent with the requirements established in Section 450A(b) 
of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (Public Law 93-198; 
D.C. Official Code. sec. 1-204.50a(b)).

                            NON-DEPARTMENTAL

    The Committee recommends $13,946,000 (including $4,000,000 
from local funds and $9,946,000 from other funds) from local 
funds for the non-departmental agency for fiscal year 2005. The 
non-departmental agency is a financial entity designed to 
account for costs that cannot be allocated to specific agencies 
during the development of the proposed budget.

                         PAY-AS-YOU-GO CAPITAL

    The Committee recommends $6,31,000 from local funds for 
Pay-As-You-Go Capital for fiscal year 2005.
    The Pay-As-You-Go Capital fund allows the District to spend 
money on items to improve service delivery for residents, while 
not expanding the base budget.

                    TAX INCREMENT FINANCING PROGRAM

    The Committee provides such funds as are necessary to meet 
the tax increment financing requirements, but not to exceed 
$9,710,000 from local funds in the District's general fund 
balance. The funds are used to support payment of debt service.

                       EQUIPMENT LEASE OPERATING

    The Committee recommends $23,109,000 from local funds to 
Equipment Lease Operating for fiscal year 2005.

                       PAY-AS-YOU-GO CONTINGENCY

    The Committee recommends $43,137,000 from local funds for 
Pay-As-You-Go Contingency for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of Pay-As-You-Go Contingency is to establish a 
contingency reserve in order to provide critical unanticipated 
agency requirements. Expenditures from the fund are subject to 
approval by Council resolution.

             REVISED REVENUE ESTIMATE CONTINGENCY PRIORITY

    The Committee recommends such amounts as may be necessary 
from the District's local funds as provided in the Contingency 
for Recordation and Transfer Tax Reduction and the office of 
Property Management and Library Expenditures Act of 2004, 
approved by the Council of the District of Columbia on 1st 
reading, May 14, 2004 (Bill 15-768).

                OLD CONVENTION CENTER DEMOLITION RESERVE

    The Committee recommends such amount as may be necessary, 
not to exceed $11,000,000, from the District's general fund 
balance to meet the requirements for the Old Convention Center 
Demolition Reserve.

                            ENTERPRISE FUNDS

    The Committee recommends a total of $947,749,000 and 1,058 
full-time equivalent positions from enterprise and other funds 
for the activities funded through these appropriation titles.

                                                                    ENTERPRISE FUNDS
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                                                                                                                              Bill compared with--
                                                           Approved       Fiscal year                      Committee   ---------------------------------
                    Agency/activity                       fiscal year    2005 request   Intra-District  recommendation    Fiscal year      Fiscal year
                                                           2004 \1\                                                      2004 approved     2005 request
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Water and Sewer Authority.............................    $259,095,000    $297,206,000  ..............    $297,206,000     +$38,111,000  ...............
Washington Aqueduct...................................      55,553,000      47,972,000  ..............      47,972,000       -7,581,000  ...............
Stormwater Permit Compliance..........................       3,501,000       3,792,000  ..............       3,792,000         +291,000  ...............
Lottery and Charitable Games Board....................     242,755,000     247,000,000  ..............     247,000,000       +4,245,000  ...............
Sports and Entertainment Commission...................      13,979,000       7,322,000  ..............       7,322,000       -6,657,000  ...............
Retirement Board......................................      13,895,000      15,277,000  ..............      15,277,000       +1,382,000  ...............
Washington Convention Center..........................      69,742,000      77,176,000  ..............      77,176,000       +7,434,000  ...............
National Capital Revitalization Corporation...........       7,850,000       7,850,000  ..............       7,850,000  ...............  ...............
University Of The District Of Columbia................  ..............      90,575,000      $5,473,000      90,575,000      +90,575,000  ...............
D.C. Personal Trust Funds.............................  ..............         953,000  ..............         953,000         +953,000  ...............
D.C. Public Library Trust Funds.......................  ..............          17,000  ..............          17,000          +17,000  ...............
Unemployment Compensation Fund........................  ..............     180,000,000  ..............     180,000,000     +180,000,000  ...............
                                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Enterprise and Other Funds...............     666,370,000     975,139,000       5,473,000     975,139,000     +308,770,000  ...............
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\1\ Includes Intra-District funds.

                       WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

    The Committee recommends $287,206,000 from other funds for 
fiscal year 2005 for the Water and Sewer Authority.
    The Water and Sewer Authority delivers reliable potable 
water and wastewater collection services to the residents of 
the District of Columbia, and wastewater treatment services 
that are essential for public health and safety for the 
District.
    The Committee recommends $381,040,000 for the Water and 
Sewer Authority's capital program (including $371,040,000 from 
local and $10,000,000 from a Federal payment.)

                          WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT

    The bill includes $47,972,000 from other funds for the 
Washington Aqueduct for fiscal year 2005.
    The Washington Aqueduct collects, purifies, and pumps an 
adequate supply of potable water to the District of Columbia, 
Arlington County, and the City of Falls Church, Virginia.

                      STORMWATER PERMIT COMPLIANCE

    The Committee recommends $3,792,000 from other funds for 
Stormwater Permit Compliance for fiscal year 2005.
    The Stormwater Permit Compliance is responsible for 
ensuring compliance with EPA requirements under the District's 
storm water permit issued in April 2000.

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LOTTERY AND CHARITABLE GAMES CONTROL BOARD

    The Committee recommends $247,000,000 and 792 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the Lottery and 
Charitable Games Board for fiscal year 2005.
    The Lottery and Charitable Games Board generates revenues 
for the general fund and regulates charitable games in order to 
support programs and services for the residents of the District 
of Columbia.

                  SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $7,322,000 from other funds for 
the Sports and Entertainment Commission for fiscal year 2005.
    The Sports and Entertainment Commission improves the 
quality of life and enhances economic development in the 
District by operating RFK Stadium, managing the non-military 
functions of the D.C. National Guard Armory, promoting the 
District as venue for sports and entertainment activities, and 
supporting youth recreational activities. The Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 from Federal funds, appropriated earlier 
in this Act as under the heading ``Federal Payment for 
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative in the District of Columbia'', 
to be used for environmental and infrastructure costs related 
to the ongoing development of parks and recreation on the 
Anacostia River.

                 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RETIREMENT BOARD

    The Committee recommends $15,277,000 and 14 full-time 
equivalent positions from other funds for the D.C. Retirement 
Board for fiscal year 2005.
    The mission of the D.C. Retirement Board is to invest, 
control, and manage the assets of the D.C. Teachers' Retirement 
System and the D.C. Police Officers' and Fire Fighters' 
Retirement System.

                 WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

    The Committee recommends $77,176,000 from other funds for 
the Washington Convention Center for fiscal year 2005.
    The Washington Convention Center plans to expand the 
revenue base of the District by promoting and hosting large 
national and international conventions and trade shows that 
bring hundreds of thousands of out-of-town delegates, 
exhibitors, and businesses to Washington, D.C.; and to provide 
expanded employment and business opportunities for residents of 
the District.

              NATIONAL CAPITAL REVITALIZATION CORPORATION

    The Committee recommends $7,850,000 from other funds for 
the National Capital Revitalization Corporation for fiscal year 
2005.
    The mission of the National Capital Revitalization 
Corporation is to spur economic development throughout the 
District of Columbia primarily in neighborhoods of need.

                 UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The Committee recommends $85,102,000 and 953 full-time 
equivalent positions (including $49,602,000 and 554 full-time 
equivalent positions from local funds, $15,192,000 and 152 
full-time equivalents positions from Federal funds, $19,434,000 
and 232 full-time equivalent positions from other funds, and 
$873,000 and 15 full-time equivalent positions from private 
funds) for the University of the District of Columbia for 
fiscal year 2005. The University of the District of Columbia is 
an urban land grant institution of higher education with an 
open admissions policy.

                DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PERSONAL TRUST FUND

    The Committee recommends $953,000 from other funds for the 
District of Columbia Personal Trust Funds for fiscal year 2005.

             DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUST FUND

    The Committee recommends $17,000 from other funds for the 
District of Columbia Public Library Trust Fund for fiscal year 
2005.

                     UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND

    The Committee recommends $180,000,000 from other funds of 
the Unemployment Compensation Fund of the fiscal year 2005.
    The Unemployment Compensation Fund seeks to provide 
employment compensation benefits to former District government 
employees during periods of unemployment that are a result of 
separation through no fault of their own.

                             CAPITAL OUTLAY

    The committee recommends a net increase of $745,885,000 for 
fiscal years 2005-2009 (consisting of $839,897,000 from local 
funds, $172,209,000 in Federal grants, $38,542,000 from the 
highway trust fund, $37,000,000 from the Right-of-way fund, and 
$20,000,000 from Federal payments). Included under the 
appropriation heading Water and Sewer is $381,040,000 
(including $371,040,000 from local funds and $10,000,000 from 
Federal payments) for fiscal year 2005 capital outlay.
    The following is a list of projects recommended by the 
Committee:

                         CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Fiscal year
                                     -----------------------------------
                                                            2005-2010
                                          2005-2010         Committee
                                           request       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the City Administrator:               3,200             3,200
 Child Advocacy Center..............
                                     ===================================
Office of Property Management:
    Facility Condition Assessments..            7,500             7,500
    National Archives...............           52,000            52,000
    Replace South, East & West                  2,500             2,500
     Elevators at 300 Indiana Ave.,
     N.W............................
    Asbestos Abatement at Various                 250               250
     District Building..............
    Old Navy Hospital...............            3,000             3,000
    Renovation of Existing Restrooms            1,068             1,068
     for 300 Indiana Avenue.........
    Government Centers..............           12,330            12,330
    Complete Renovation &                        (750)             (750)
     Modernization..................
    Eastern Market..................            1,000             1,000
    Electrical Upgrade..............             (270)             (270)
    Roof Replacements at Juvenile                 (82)              (82)
     Court Bldg.....................
    Reeves Municipal Center.........           (1,002)           (1,002)
    Fire Suppression................             (460)             (460)
    Handicap Barrier Removal........           (1,102)           (1,102)
    Asbestos Abatement..............             (657)             (657)
    General Improvements............           (1,091)           (1,091)
    Energy Conservation.............             (786)             (786)
    CCNV............................            2,341             2,341
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of Property                92,889            92,889
       Management...................
                                     ===================================
Office of the Chief Financial
 Officer:
    Union Square....................           (6,660)           (6,660)
    Financial Conversion Systems                  388               388
     Improvement....................
    Data Warehouse/Clean Hands......           (1,900)           (1,900)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Chief               -8,172            -8,172
       Financial Officer............
                                     ===================================
Office of Planning: Public Planning             6,500             6,500
 Funds..............................
Commission on the Arts and                      1,101             1,101
 Humanities: Public Arts............
Office of the Corporation Counsel:               (232)             (232)
 Case Management--Corporation
 Counsel............................
                                     ===================================
DC Public Libraries:
    Anacostia Library...............           (1,000)           (1,000)
    Southeast Library Substantial                (182)             (182)
     Renovation.....................
    Asbestos Abatement at Various              (3,430)           (3,430)
     Branch Library.................
    Roof Replacement, Various Branch             (653)             (653)
     Library........................
    General Improvements to Various             6,729             6,729
     Branch.........................
    New Tenley Branch Library.......              830               830
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, DC Public Libraries....            2,294             2,294
                                     ===================================
Department of Housing and Community            (5,469)           (5,469)
 Development: Affordable Housing....
                                     ===================================
Office of Planning and Economic
 Development:
    Neighborhood Revitalization                 8,000             8,000
     (Vacant Property
     Revitalization)................
    Eastgate........................            5,000             5,000
    Neigh. Revitalization--Columbia            (2,700)           (2,700)
     Heights........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of Planning and            10,300            10,300
       Economic Development.........
                                     ===================================
Metropolitan Police Department:
    New SOD Facility................           18,000            18,000
    Police HQ Renovations...........            2,500             2,500
    Purchase of Mobile Crime                    2,300             2,300
     Facility.......................
    Bicycle Acquisition.............                0                 0
    Synchronized Mapping Analysis              16,660            16,660
     (ESMP OCTO)....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Metropolitan Police               39,460            39,460
       Department...................
                                     ===================================
Fire and Emergency Medical Services
 Department:
    Engine 20 Replacement...........            2,400             2,400
    Engine 5........................            2,419             2,419
    Engine 14.......................            2,973             2,973
    Engine 27.......................            2,133             2,133
    Class A Burn Building...........            1,371             1,371
    Scheduled Capital Maintenance...            1,750             1,750
    Fleet Maintenance...............            3,545             3,545
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Fire and Emergency                16,591            16,591
       Medical Services Department..
                                     ===================================
Department of Corrections: General              6,800             6,800
 Improvements.......................
Office of Administrative Hearings:                124               124
 Outfitting of the Courtroom
 Facility...........................
                                     ===================================
Office of the Chief Medical
 Examiner:
    Renovation of Medical Examiners             1,000             1,000
     Office.........................
    Forensic Lab Study..............            3,800             3,800
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Chief                4,800             4,800
       Medical Examiner.............
                                     ===================================
University of the District of
 Columbia:
    Renovate Academic Laboratory....           (5,820)           (5,820)
    Student Center..................              500               500
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, University of the                 -5,320            -5,320
       District of Columbia.........
                                     ===================================
District of Columbia Public Schools:
    DCPS Facility Maintenance/                371,798           371,798
     Modernization Program..........
    Savoy Elementary School.........            1,500             1,500
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, District of Columbia             373,298           373,298
       Public Schools...............
                                     ===================================
Department of Parks and Recreation:
    Riggs Lasalle...................            3,479             3,479
    Camp Riverview Renovations......            1,930             1,930
    Woodrow Wilson Recreation Center            8,000             8,000
    Lafayette Rec Cntr..............             (500)             (500)
    General Improvements............           41,943            41,943
    New Recreation Facilities.......           (2,931)           (2,931)
    Renovation and Repairs..........           10,914            10,914
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Parks and           62,835            62,835
       Recreation...................
                                     ===================================
Department of Health:
    Medical Facilities..............           17,000            17,000
    DC Animal Shelter...............              (45)              (45)
    Gen Renov Public Health Lab.....             (332)             (332)
    Detox Renovations...............           (4,000)           (4,000)
    Health Alliance Database                   (5,000)           (5,000)
     Integration....................
    HIPPA And Security IT...........             (110)             (110)
    Asbestos Abatement..............           (3,000)           (3,000)
    Lighting........................           (1,200)           (1,200)
    Laboratory Re-Engineering IT....           (3,000)           (3,000)
    Elevator Renovations............             (400)             (400)
    Occupational & Professional                (1,200)           (1,200)
     License System.................
    APRA Patient Records System.....             (100)             (100)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Health...           (1,387)           (1,387)
                                     ===================================
Department of Human Services:
    General Renovations.............           (1,500)           (1,500)
    Youth Services Administration...             (334)             (334)
    Children's Tracking System......             (360)             (360)
    Life Safety Code................             (500)             (500)
    2146 Georgia Avenue.............             (650)             (650)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Human               (3,344)           (3,344)
       Services.....................
                                     ===================================
Department of Transportation:
    Fiscal Year 1998 St Light Series             (375)             (375)
     Circuit Conversion.............
    Union Station Park Garage.......             (228)             (228)
    Local Street Improvement........           (2,761)           (2,761)
    Roadway Resurfacing.............            8,155             8,155
    Roadway Upgrading...............             (654)             (654)
    Roadway Reconstruction..........           (1,578)           (1,578)
    Fiscal Year 2002 Economic                     (89)              (89)
     Development Initiatives........
    Economic Development--Hot Spots.           14,000            14,000
    Fiscal Year 2003 Transportation             5,450             5,450
     Electrical Improvements........
    Local Street Improvements.......            3,670             3,670
    Roadway Improvements............            8,500             8,500
    Local Roadside Improvements.....            7,000             7,000
    Fiscal Year 2003 Roadway                      500               500
     Reconstruction.................
    Local Economic Development......            1,880             1,880
    Local Street Rehabilitation                10,000            10,000
     Program........................
    Transportation Electrical                  17,126            17,126
     Systems Improvements...........
    Highway Aid match...............           11,258            11,258
    Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.            2,980             2,980
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....            5,147             5,147
    Bridge Rehabilitation...........           30,747            30,747
    Roadway Resurfacing.............              935               935
    Roadside Improvements...........              429               429
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....            2,322             2,322
    Traffic Operation Improvements..           16,022            16,022
    Roadway Reconstruction..........           33,860            33,860
    Congestion Mitigation and Air              11,090            11,090
     Quality........................
    Economic Development............            8,082             8,082
    Federal Demonstration...........            4,766             4,766
    BESTA/ISTEA Reauthorization.....            7,971             7,971
    Federal Plan and Management                 6,379             6,379
     System.........................
    Fed Plan and Mgmt System........              416               416
    Street Rehabilitation Program...           18,115            18,115
    Bicycle Network.................            2,083             2,083
    Minnesota Avenue Extension......               39                39
    Transportation Electrical                   5,028             5,028
     Systems Improvements...........
    Highway Aid match...............            2,435             2,435
    Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.              796               796
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....            1,852             1,852
    Bridge Rehabilitation...........            8,114             8,114
    Roadway Resurfacing.............              356               356
    Roadside Improvements...........               91                91
    Traffic Safety Improvements.....              507               507
    Traffic Operations Improvements.              186               186
    Roadway Reconstruction..........            8,018             8,018
    Congestion Mitigation and Air               2,613             2,613
     Quality........................
    Economic Development............            1,832             1,832
    Federal Demonstration...........            1,192             1,192
    BESTA/ISTEA Reauthorization.....            2,049             2,049
    Federal Demonstration...........            1,873             1,873
    Street Rehabilitation Program...            4,421             4,421
    Bicycle Program.................              122               122
    Minnesota Avenue Extension......               10                10
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of                    274,732           274,732
       Transportation...............
                                     ===================================
Washington Metropolitan Transit
 Authority:
    Metrobus Rehab..................           54,982            54,982
    New Metrorail Cars..............         (147,082)         (147,082)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Washington Metropolitan          (92,100)          (92,100)
       Transit Authority............
                                     ===================================
Department of Public Works:
    General Improvements............           (4,410)           (4,410)
    USGT Removal....................             (401)             (401)
    Support Facilities..............           (1,432)           (1,432)
    SWMA Roof Rehabilitation at 900              (217)             (217)
     NJ Ave SE......................
    Salth Dome Renovations..........             (486)             (486)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Public              (6,946)           (6,946)
       Works........................
                                     ===================================
Department of Motor Vehicles: Ticket            7,200             7,200
 Information Processing System (TIP)
 and Enforcement Hardware...........
                                     ===================================
Department of Mental Health:
    Housing Initiatives.............            5,500             5,500
    Purchase and Renovate Space for             4,000             4,000
     Reg. III.......................
    Construct New Hosp--Design......          (54,932)          (54,932)
    Demolition Of Dix And Jhp.......          (11,112)          (11,112)
    Seh General Improvements........          (10,859)          (10,859)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Department of Mental             (67,403)          (67,403)
       Health.......................
                                     ===================================
Office of the Chief Technology
 Officer:
    District Reporting System.......            8,301             8,301
    Tech City.......................           19,673            19,673
    SHARE Facility Upgrade..........             (460)             (460)
    Motor Services Modernization                2,000             2,000
     Program........................
    Document Management                        12,230            12,230
     Infrastructure.................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Office of the Chief               41,744            41,744
       Technology Officer...........
                                     ===================================
Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund:
    Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment          181,656           181,656
    Sewer Collection System.........           43,800            43,800
    Stormwater......................            9,118             9,118
    Water System....................          122,627           122,627
    Capital Equipment...............          138,839           138,839
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Water and Sewer                  371,040           371,040
       Enterprise Fund..............
                                     ===================================
      Grand Total...................        1,096,873         1,096,873
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                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee has modified section 306 and section 319 to 
allow the District to use locally-generated funds for lobbying 
purposes. The Committee has included language to maintain a 
complete prohibition on the use of Federal funds for this 
purpose.
    The Committee has modified section 320 to allow the 
District to use locally-generated revenues to support programs 
that provide individuals with sterile needles and syringes. 
This is consistent with a provision approved by the Senate and 
included in the fiscal year 2004 Senate bill. The Committee has 
included language that maintains a complete prohibition on the 
use of Federal funds for this purpose.
    The Committee has included language (sec. 334) to modify 
the District's Emergency and Contingency Cash Reserve 
requirements. The change would require a 2 percent emergency 
reserve and a 4 percent contingency reserve, thereby reducing 
the total reserve requirement from 7 percent to 6 percent and 
extending the replenishment requirement from 1 year to 2 years. 
In addition, language changes the emergency and contingency 
cash reserve requirement to be based upon prior year actual 
expenditures, rather than the proposed expenditures of the 
current budget year. The calculation of actual expenditures 
shall be without regard to debt service expenditures. The 
Committee has also included a provision (sec. 335) to authorize 
the shifting of funds between the emergency and contingency 
funds and to allow the District to transfer surplus funds to 
the general fund.
    The Committee recommendation includes language (sec. 339) 
to allow the Office of Charter School Financing and Support to 
use Federal credit enhancement or direct loan funds to provide 
lease guarantees for charter schools.
    The Committee recommendation includes language (sec. 340) 
which amends the District of Columbia School Reform Act of 1995 
to further support and expand charter schools in the District. 
The amendment modifies the process for filing charter school 
petitions to encourage public schools to convert to charter 
schools, while ensuring teachers a 1 year transition process. 
In addition, the language requires that a public school which 
converts to public charter school may retain the facility which 
they occupied as a public school. To date, the law allowing 
public school conversion has only been utilized once, in the 3 
year battle to convert Paul Junior High School to a public 
charter school.
    The Committee recommendation includes language in sections 
341 and 342 to clarify the auditing procedures of the District 
of Columbia Public Charter School Board and increase oversight 
and accountability. The District of Columbia Chartering 
Authorities for the District of Columbia Public Charter Schools 
shall incorporate best practice standards set forth by the 
National Association of Charter School Authorizers and include 
in their annual report adherence to these recommendations. Best 
practices include: organizational infrastructure to meet the 
needs of schools and the community; evaluates performance, 
monitors compliance, and informs intervention of schools; 
conducts a transparent process which uses comprehensive data to 
make merit-based renewal decisions.
    The Committee recommendation includes in (sec. 344) to 
establish a biennial evaluation of the District of Columbia 
Chartering Authorities for the District of Columbia Public 
Charter Schools. The authority to charter public charter 
schools was created in the 1995 D.C. School Reform Act, in 
which Congress laid out the requirements to become a charter 
school and an oversight structure for evaluating the 
performance of schools. Congress retained the ability to 
oversee the authorizing boards, and the Committee 
recommendation reflects a need for more accurate and complete 
information. Public charter schools have been a robust and 
successful experiment in the District of Columbia; however very 
little national data exists on the success of charter schools, 
mainly due to a lack of baseline data which shows the gain of 
students from the previous year.
    The GAO biennial evaluation shall establish standards for 
successful or unsuccessful charter school authorizing boards 
and the oversight necessary for them to conduct. The study 
should include an evaluation of the following: application 
review; ongoing monitoring; technical assistance; compliance 
with annual reporting requirements; decision-making in follow 
up to annual and 5-year reviews; school closures (justification 
and process); actual budget expenditures for the preceding 2 
fiscal years; comparison of budget expenditures with mandated 
responsibilities; and alignment with best practices. The 
Committee also recommends that the GAO recommend whether a 
board's authority to authorize public charter schools should be 
repealed if a certain percentage of such board's authorized 
schools fail to meet charter requirements or the standards set 
in the No Child Left Behind Act.
    The General Accounting Office baseline report on the 
performance of each charter school authorizer will enable the 
Congress to evaluate the performance of the authorizing boards 
and the legislative mandate established in the District of 
Columbia School Reform Act of 1995. This management audit shall 
include a summary of technical assistance provided to charter 
schools and the correction action taken. In addition, the audit 
shall include the actual level of funding appropriated, 
budgeted, and expended for oversight of public charter schools 
authorized by each board.
    The Committee recommendation includes language (sec. 345) 
which requires the National Park Service to enter into an 
agreement to lease Kenilworth Park to the District of Columbia 
for the purposes of creating a multi-sport recreational 
facility, in order to create more recreation opportunities for 
youth in the District.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    Items providing funding for fiscal year 2005 which lack 
authorization are as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs    $15,000,000
 in the District of Columbia...............................
Federal Payment for Transportation Assistance..............    5,000,000
Federal Payment to the Chief Financial Officer of the         32,500,000
 District of Columbia......................................
Federal Payment for Anacostia Waterfront Initiative........    3,000,000
Federal Payment for D.C. School Improvement................   40,000,000
Federal Payment to D.C. for Unified Communications Center..    7,000,000
Federal Payment for D.C. Foster Care Improvement...........    5,000,000
                                                            ------------
      Total, Federal funds which lack authorization........  107,500,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on September 21, 
2004, the Committee ordered favorably reported S. 2826, an 
original bill making appropriations for the District of 
Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part 
against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2005, subject to amendment and subject to 
the budget allocation, by a recorded vote of 28-1, a quorum 
being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Stevens                    Mr. Specter
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    With respect to this bill, it is the opinion of the 
Committee that it is necessary to dispense with these 
requirements in order to expedite the business of the Senate.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2005: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia:
    Discretionary...........................................          560          560          554      \1\ 540
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2005....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........       \2\ 48
    2006....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           56
    2007....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           16
    2008....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........            9
    2009 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA          378           NA          349
 2005.......................................................
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2005
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                           Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+
                                                                                                                                 or -)
               Item                       2004             Budget       House allowance     Committee    ----------------------------------------------------
                                     appropriation   estimate        deg.        recommendation        2004             Budget            House
                                                                                                           appropriation   estimate  allowance
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              TITLE I

           FEDERAL FUNDS

Federal payment for Resident                16,900            17,000            21,200           +4,300           +4,200
 Tuition Support..................
Federal payment for Emergency               10,935            15,000            15,000           +4,065   ...............
 Planning and Security Costs in
 the District of Columbia.........
Federal payment to the District of         166,775           228,069           195,010          +28,235          -33,059
 Columbia Courts..................
Defender Services in District of            31,811            41,500            34,500           +2,689           -7,000
 Columbia Courts..................
Federal payment to the Court               167,441           187,490           182,490          +15,049           -5,000
 Services and Offender Supervision
 Agency for the District of
 Columbia.........................
Federal payment to the District of          29,823            10,000            10,000          -19,823   ...............
 Columbia Water and Sewer
 Authority........................
Federal payment for Hospital                 7,456   .................  ...............          -7,456   ...............
 Bioterrorism Preparedness in the
 District of Columbia.............
Federal payment for the Anacostia            4,971             3,000             3,000           -1,971   ...............
 Waterfront Initiative \1\........
Federal payment to the Criminal              1,292             1,300             1,300               +8   ...............
 Justice Coordinating Council.....
Federal payment for the Unified              8,102             7,000             7,000           -1,102   ...............
 Communications Center............
Federal payment for the D.C. Fire   ...............           10,000    ...............  ...............         -10,000
 and Emergency Medical Services
 Department.......................
Federal payment for Public School            4,473   .................  ...............          -4,473   ...............
 Facilities.......................
Federal payment for the Family               1,988   .................  ...............          -1,988   ...............
 Literacy Program.................
Federal payment for Transportation           3,479   .................           5,000           +1,521           +5,000
 Assistance.......................
Federal payment for Foster Care             13,917   .................           5,000           -8,917           +5,000
 Improvements in the District of
 Columbia.........................
Federal Payment to the Office of            32,159   .................          32,500             +341          +32,500
 the Chief Financial Officer of
 the District of Columbia.........
Federal Payment for emergency                  497   .................  ...............            -497   ...............
 personnel cross training.........
Federal payment for School                  39,764            40,000            40,000             +236   ...............
 Improvement......................
Bioterrorism and Forensics Lab....  ...............  .................           8,000           +8,000           +8,000
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      Total, Federal funds to the          541,783           560,359           560,000          +18,217             -359
       District of Columbia.......

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS

        Operating Expenses

Governmental direction and support        (284,415)         (417,301)         (417,301)       (+132,886)  ...............
Economic development and                  (276,647)         (334,745)         (334,745)        (+58,098)  ...............
 regulation.......................
Public safety and justice.........        (745,958)         (798,723)         (798,723)        (+52,765)  ...............
Public education system...........      (1,157,841)       (1,240,423)       (1,240,423)        (+82,582)  ...............
Human support services............      (2,360,067)       (2,533,825)       (2,533,825)       (+173,758)  ...............
Public Works......................        (327,046)         (331,936)         (331,936)         (+4,890)  ...............
Cash Reserve......................         (50,000)          (50,000)          (50,000)  ...............  ...............
Repayment of Loans and Interest...        (311,504)         (347,700)         (347,700)        (+36,196)  ...............
Payment of Interest on Short-Term           (3,000)           (4,000)           (4,000)         (+1,000)  ...............
 Borrowing........................
Certificates of Participation.....          (4,911)          (11,252)          (11,252)         (+6,341)  ...............
Settlements and Judgments.........         (22,522)          (20,270)          (20,270)         (-2,252)  ...............
Wilson Building...................          (3,704)           (3,633)           (3,633)            (-71)  ...............
Workforce Investments.............         (22,308)          (38,114)          (38,114)        (+15,806)  ...............
Non-Departmental Agency...........         (19,639)          (12,590)          (12,590)         (-7,049)  ...............
Pay-As-You-Go Capital.............         (11,267)          (16,928)          (16,928)         (+5,661)  ...............
Tax Increment Financing Program...          (1,940)           (9,710)           (9,710)         (+7,770)  ...............
Medicaid Disallowance.............         (57,000)  .................  ...............        (-57,000)  ...............
Emergency Planning and Security     ...............          (15,000)          (15,000)        (+15,000)  ...............
 Costs............................
                                   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, operating expenses,        (5,659,769)       (6,186,150)       (6,186,150)       (+526,381)  ...............
       general fund...............

    Enterprise and Other Funds

Water and Sewer Authority.........        (259,095)         (275,289)         (275,289)        (+16,194)  ...............
Washington Aqueduct...............         (55,553)          (47,972)          (47,972)         (-7,581)  ...............
Stormwater Permit Compliance                (3,501)           (3,792)           (3,792)           (+291)  ...............
 enterprise fund..................
Lottery and Charitable Games              (242,755)         (247,000)         (247,000)         (+4,245)  ...............
 enterprise fund..................
Sports and Entertainment                   (13,979)           (7,322)           (7,322)         (-6,657)  ...............
 Commission.......................
District of Columbia Retirement            (13,895)          (15,277)          (15,277)         (+1,382)  ...............
 Board............................
Washington Convention Center               (69,742)          (77,176)          (77,176)         (+7,434)  ...............
 enterprise fund..................
National Capital Revitalization             (7,849)           (7,850)           (7,850)             (+1)  ...............
 Corporation......................
                                   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Enterprise Funds.....        (666,369)         (681,678)         (681,678)        (+15,309)  ...............
                                   =====================================================================================================================
      Total, operating expenses...      (6,326,138)       (6,867,828)       (6,867,828)       (+541,690)  ...............

          Capital Outlay

General fund......................        (904,913)         (553,676)         (553,676)       (-351,237)  ...............
Water and Sewer Fund..............        (229,807)         (275,289)         (275,289)        (+45,482)  ...............
                                   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capital Outlay.......      (1,134,720)         (828,965)         (828,965)       (-305,755)  ...............
                                   =====================================================================================================================
      Total, District of Columbia       (7,460,858)       (7,696,793)       (7,696,793)       (+235,935)  ...............
       funds......................
                                   =====================================================================================================================
      Grand total:
          Federal Funds to the             541,783           560,359           560,000          +18,217             -359
           District of Columbia...
          District of Columbia          (7,460,858)       (7,696,793)       (7,696,793)       (+235,935)  ...............
           funds..................
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\1\ Funds are for the Anacostia Riverwalk and Trail construction.