Alameda County sheriffs deputies union at the center of a consequential case for organized labor

Oral arguments in the California Supreme Court began last Tuesday in a case filed by the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Alameda County union that represents another battle in the war between public employee unions, their pensions, versus local municipalities. With a particularly harsh recession on the horizon, the case could be pivotal for cities and … Continue reading Alameda County sheriffs deputies union at the center of a consequential case for organized labor

Oakland has a $43 million two-year budget deficit

It's not a revenue problem. It's an expenditures problem that is fueling another large budget shortfall in Oakland estimated to total $43 million over the next two years, said Finance Director Katano Kasaine. Oakland's general purpose fund is expected to run a $25 million deficit during the next fiscal year beginning on July 1, in … Continue reading Oakland has a $43 million two-year budget deficit

EBC|AGENDA: June 15-21 — OAKLAND police commission; HAYWARD city manager’s moving expenses; ALAMEDA state of the city

ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Regular board meeting, Tuesday, June 19, 10:45 a.m. ENTIRE AGENDA HERE | Next meeting: June 25 --PENSION COSTS REDUCTION-- "During the 2014-15 Budget Hearings, [the] Board directed the County Administrator and Auditor-Controller to develop a multi-year plan to reduce the County's unfunded pension liability... This recommendation is for your Board to formally … Continue reading EBC|AGENDA: June 15-21 — OAKLAND police commission; HAYWARD city manager’s moving expenses; ALAMEDA state of the city

Alameda County proposes $3.1 billion budget

Alameda County Board of Supervisors' proposed budget would close a $66 million deficit.