The adopted full-time positions for Fiscal Year 2018 total 2,096. This
represents a net increase of 58 positions over the Fiscal Year 2017 staff
complement. The budget includes the addition of 19 General Fund
positions, including 17 in Public Safety. In the Proprietary Funds, the Utility
Service Fund is adding five positions and the DSC Fund is adding nine
positions to keep up with continuing growth in the community. The New
Crime Prevention Act of 2016 fund added 26 new Police positions.
Despite the recession, Henderson's financial condition continues to remain
stable as a result of a diverse tax base and strong financial management
practices. The City of Henderson continues to maintain a low employee-toresident
ratio at 6.5 employees per 1,000 residents
The City is highly reliant on consolidated tax, which consists of liquor
taxes, cigarette taxes, the Government Services tax, the Real Property
Transfer tax, the Basic City County Relief tax (BCCRT), and the
Supplemental City County Relief tax (SCCRT). The BCCRT and SCCRT are
strictly sales tax based, and generally make up in excess of 85 percent of
consolidated tax. Compiled at the state level, these funds are then
distributed to municipalities according to a formula outlined in NRS 360.
Because consolidated tax is so closely tied to sales tax, economic
indicators which affect sales tax, such as visitor volume, can have a critical
impact on the City. After experiencing a period of stagnation, visitor
volume in the Las Vegas valley reached the highest level it has ever been,
a record high of 42.97 million visitors for the year ending January 2017.
Visitor spending also reached the highest level it has ever been with
spending exceeding $35.5 billion in 2016. Convention growth has
exceeded expectations and hotel room occupancy rates are reaching
capacity on both midweek and weekend levels.
The City has continued to see growth in both assessed valuation and
population and anticipates moderate revenue growth in the coming year.
Demand for City services continues to increase as construction continues
throughout the City. While the impacts are unknown, we anticipate further
growth in Henderson as a result of the stadium construction on the Las
Vegas Strip that will house the NFL Raiders Team for the 2020 season.
As municipal stewards, it is essential that the City adhere to policies
proven to protect its financial integrity regardless of the effects of outside
forces and economic conditions.
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