Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County officials are moving quickly toward a potential sale of its portion of the Coliseum complex to the City of Oakland.Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will recommend at next Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting that the county move to "expand discussions and negotiations" with Oakland city officials over not just the Coliseum … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors begin talks Tuesday to sell its half of Coliseum to Oakland

Alameda County’s budget deficit is two numbers and neither are particularly rosy

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County's budget shortfall is either $68 million, a figure slightly lower than last year's $72 million deficit, or a significantly more worrisome $108 million, the county administration announced Wednesday.The latter funding gap is a result of Alameda County potentially absorbing $40 million to its next fiscal year budget in order to pay for … Continue reading Alameda County’s budget deficit is two numbers and neither are particularly rosy

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

City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

ALAMEDA COUNTY/June 9, 9:30 a.m.County eyes $65m deficit; Santa Rita fills its cellsBALANCING THE BUDGET Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi will present the board with a budget proposing to balance a $65 million budget shortfall reported last April. While daunting, the gap is the lowest in Alameda County since before the onset of the Great … Continue reading City Hall Insider: City Council agenda notes from around the East Bay, June 8-11

Despite positive indicators, Alameda County’s deficit is same as lastyear

CHART/Alameda CountyBUDGET | Alameda County’s budget funding gap for the 2015-16 fiscal year is $65 million. The shortfall was announced Wednesday in Oakland at a county budget work group meeting and is roughly the same as the $67.1 million deficit the county closed last year.The budget estimated released to department heads and community-based organizations, though, … Continue reading Despite positive indicators, Alameda County’s deficit is same as lastyear

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

Attack On Public Employees Embedded Into Administrator’s Pension Story

SUNDAY COLUMN | On the same day this week reporters from the San Francisco Chronicle took to social media in protest of a proposed hike in health care premiums laid out by their management, the paper’s two star reporters wrote Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi essentially pulls down $800,000-a-year—not news--but that her pension will pay her over $400,000 … Continue reading Attack On Public Employees Embedded Into Administrator’s Pension Story

May Revise Will Impact Alameda County’s $88 Million Budget Shortfall

ALAMEDA COUNTY//BOS ROUNDUPMay 15, 2012 | These were already tough times even before more sobering news came Monday that Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revise will raise the state’s budget deficit to nearly $16 billion. Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson says there will likely be “additional impacts to the county budget,” as well. The county is … Continue reading May Revise Will Impact Alameda County’s $88 Million Budget Shortfall

Alameda County’s $88 Million Funding Gap Is Lowest In Four Years

ALAMEDA COUNTYApril 19, 2012 | Alameda County officials are preparing for another round of excruciating cuts to programs and services after the announcement Wednesday its $2.5 billion budget has a funding gap of $88.1 million for the next fiscal year--the lowest in four years.Although the hefty figure and the cuts potentially necessitated by the shortfall spell increased … Continue reading Alameda County’s $88 Million Funding Gap Is Lowest In Four Years

Alameda County’s Economy Showing Glimmer Of Hope, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Dec. 22, 2011 | Is the sluggish economy in Alameda County finally on the rebound? Over the past few years, county officials have detailed bedeviling fits and starts (mostly fits) for the local economy only to see the bottom drop further.As the county gears up for another year of locating budget cuts to reconcile another … Continue reading Alameda County’s Economy Showing Glimmer Of Hope, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Poor, Young, Elderly to Feel the Brunt of Alameda County Budget Cuts

CUTS DEEPEST TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, HEALTH SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY; BUDGET LIKELY APPROVED FRIDAYBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.comFollow @eastbaycitizen on twitterThe disconnect between what Alameda County desires to protect from budget cuts necessitated by a $137 million funding shortfall and what it will slash is nowhere more evident than when you place its list of values next to a … Continue reading Poor, Young, Elderly to Feel the Brunt of Alameda County Budget Cuts

Alameda County Swimming In The Red To Tune of $138 million

COUNTY TO BEGIN THIS WEEK IDENTIFYING AREAS OF THE BUDGET FOR DOWNSIZINGBy Steven TavaresThe slow pace of economic recovery in Alameda County and a steep uptick in demand for social services has the county administrator forecasting a budget deficit of nearly $138 million for the next fiscal year.Despite another round of potentially brutal cuts to … Continue reading Alameda County Swimming In The Red To Tune of $138 million

Alameda County Administrator Expects Triple Digit Deficit

BAD BUDGET NEWS FLOWS DOWNHILL FROM WASHINGTON TO STATE TO COUNTY TO CITIESBy Steven Tavares OAKLAND - County department heads spent hours Tuesday explaining the sorry shape of their respective budget forecasts while a dazed Alameda County Board of Supervisors guzzled coffee to stay alert. When it is all added up, the county’s deficit will … Continue reading Alameda County Administrator Expects Triple Digit Deficit