Big drop in city transportation expenditures over the past five years

Included with Olson’s letter is a spreadsheet that shows how the old allocation formula was calculated in 2006. The city expenditures were much higher from 2001-2005 than they have been the past five years.

The discussion today at the BCC should provide an explanation. I suspect either port or airport expenditures were included in the 2001-2005 calculations – which aren’t part of the Florida statute regarding gas tax expenditures.

Florida Statute 336.025:

(7) For the purposes of this section, “transportation expenditures” means expenditures by the local government from local or state shared revenue sources, excluding expenditures of bond proceeds, for the following programs:

(a) Public transportation operations and maintenance.
(b) Roadway and right-of-way maintenance and equipment and structures used primarily for the storage and maintenance of such equipment.
(c) Roadway and right-of-way drainage.
(d) Street lighting installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.
(e) Traffic signs, traffic engineering, signalization, and pavement markings, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair.
(f) Bridge maintenance and operation.
(g) Debt service and current expenditures for transportation capital projects in the foregoing program areas, including construction or reconstruction of roads and sidewalks.


City of Pensacola Transportation Expenditures

2001 6,565,516
2002 8,348,858
2003 9,548,435
2004 10,281,521
2005 9,533,688
2010 2,751,634
2011 2,665,702
2012 2,992,464
2013 2,679,732
2014 2,942,516

See City-figures.