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City of Alameda Releases Budget Spreadsheet

Just after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, Alameda City Manager John Russo called Action Alameda News to say that the City of Alameda would be releasing its annual budget spreadsheet in native Microsoft Excel form, a request that City Attorney Janet Kern had previously denied.


Alameda City Treasurer & Auditor Call for 10% Salary Cuts to Public Safety

By Erica Madison

“We don’t have a unilateral right to cut salaries. It’s a negotiation,” said Mayor Marie Gilmore at the June 26, 2012 City Council meeting.


Alameda City Council Passes Budget for 2012 to 2013 Fiscal Year

On Tuesday evening, Alameda City Council passed a budget for the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year, which begins this Sunday, July 1st.


Alameda Budget Vote Tonight

Alameda City Council will vote on a budget tonight that will see a seven percent reduction in Administrative Services expenses, a six percent reduction in General Government expenses, a five percent reduction in the police department budget, and two percent reduction in the fire department budget.


Alameda: More Taxes, Higher Fees and Less Services to Bridge $4.4 million Deficit in 2012-2013

By Erica Madison

“We’re cutting out the bone marrow now. I don’t think we can absorb more cuts, City Councilmember Lena Tam said, at the second special City Council five year budget forecast meeting.


Difficult Budget Times Ahead for Alameda in 2012

By Erica Madison

“Think about what you’re doing before you pass out those red pens,” a representative from the Alameda Library told Alameda City Council at last Tuesday’s budget session.


Upcoming Special City Council Meetings Including the Raymond Zack Report

By Erica Madison

On September 6th, 2011 Alameda City Manager John Russo announced a few upcoming special city council meetings including the long awaited Ruben Grijalva report on the Raymond Zack drowning.


Alameda Residents May Face Higher Local Taxes to Fill Future Budget Deficits

Opening last night’s Alameda City Council discussion on the 2011-2012 budget, Assistant City Manager Lisa Goldman told Council, “We are facing $7 million to $9 million deficits for the next 5 years, absent corrective actions…These cuts [in the 2011-12 budget] will not be enough to sustain us indefinitely…Our updated forecast which you’ll see this evening [...]

Alameda City Council to Vote on Budget Tomorrow Night

At a City Council meeting tomorrow night at City Hall, Alameda City Council members will vote on a resolution adopting a capital and operating budget for the City of Alameda for the fiscal year (FY) 2011 to 2012, which begins July 1st, 2011. Documents supporting the resolution project annual budget deficits as high as $5.3 [...]

Alameda City Council Considers Outsourcing Animal Shelter

By Erica Madison and Staff Reports

Eliminating nine police officer positions or outsourcing the animal shelter.

This is just one of the many choices and alternatives acting City Manager Lisa Goldman provided the City Council with at last week’s special joint meeting of the Alameda City Council, Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority and Community Improvement [...]

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