State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County's likely fiscal year budget shortfall will be additionally impacted by the state's decision to begin asking municipalities to shoulder more of the costs for in-home health services.Last week, Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi told the Board of Supervisors its early budget estimate to be released on Wednesday will reflect $40 million in … Continue reading State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall, right,wants Alameda County or Hayward to raisethe local minimum wage to $12 or $15. PHOTO/Steven TavaresHAYWARD | MINIMUM WAGE | There is a growing push in the East Bay calling for a steep bump in the minimum wage. Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall added his name to the list while admonishing the paltry … Continue reading Hayward Councilmember Mendall Advocates for Raising Minimum Wage

Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

SAN LEANDRO | HOMELESSNESS | Rose Padilla Johnson, the executive director of San Leandro’s Davis Street Family Resource Center, says there may be over 500 people in the city lacking suitable shelter. The typical profile of the homeless is San Leandro also reveals a dirty little secret. The homeless are not young, nor are they … Continue reading Middle-Aged White Males: Homeless and Nowhere to Go

Alameda County Closes $80 Million Deficit With Extra Leftover For Employees

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BUDGET | A proposal to close an $80 million budget shortfall in Alameda County includes cuts to the safety net and one-time only savings from previous budget years. County employee will also receive a cost-of-living increase for the first time in five years.The budget forecast was bolstered by increased sales tax revenues and a … Continue reading Alameda County Closes $80 Million Deficit With Extra Leftover For Employees

ALAMEDA COUNTY SEES BUDGET FUNDING GAP FALL TO $80 MILLION

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BUDGET | The East Bay’s local economy is moving further from the worst of the Great Recession and closer to better times—except, only slightly. Last week, the Alameda County administrator’s office announced a $80.2 million funding gap that follows four years of overwhelming budget shortfalls highlighted by steep cuts to staff and crucial safety net … Continue reading ALAMEDA COUNTY SEES BUDGET FUNDING GAP FALL TO $80 MILLION

Alameda County To Face Another Year Of Budget Cuts

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County has been forced to grapple with large budget funding gaps for the past four years. A fifth appears to be on the horizon.“There will be a gap, but we’re still determining what that is,” says Kai Mander, an analyst for the county administrator’s office.Although the worst, in terms, of triple-digits shortfalls beginning in … Continue reading Alameda County To Face Another Year Of Budget Cuts