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Welcome to the County of Alameda’s budget website. The budget website is part of our larger goal to bring you information about our services in a user-friendly and informative format. It is designed to give you a better understanding of how your tax dollars are invested with highlights on funding for mandated and essential services. The County’s annual budget is the window to the investments that the Board of Supervisors makes in the community on your behalf.

I invite you to read my budget message that highlights the financial and policy issues contained in the FY 2020-21 Final Budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 26, 2020. In addition, in “Budget Documents” you will find details of the FY 2020-21 Final Budget.

The County of Alameda is on solid financial footing as a result of the Board of Supervisors’ prudent fiscal policies and decisions. In February 2018, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings announced it had upgraded Alameda County’s credit to the highest possible AAA rating, as Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed their AAA ratings for the County. The AAA ratings enable the County to borrow funds at lower interest rates to fund critical infrastructure needs, saving substantial taxpayer resources over time.

Alameda County offers a free Citizens Academy (formerly known as the Adult Leadership Academy) and a free Youth Leadership Academy to introduce the public to our services and operations. To learn more about these, please click here for more information: Citizens Academy or Youth Leadership.

It is a pleasure to share this important information with you as we strive to continue to enrich Alameda County residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsible and effective services.

Final Budget
All Funds
Budget
2019-20 Final$3,543,516,165
2020-21 Final$3,513,383,398
Change($30,132,767)
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2019-20 Final9,887.00
2020-21 Final9,963.09
Change76.09
General Fund
Budget
2019-20 Final$3,032,211,100
2020-21 Final$3,145,141,105
Change$112,930,005
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2019-20 Final7,931.10
2020-21 Final8,080.70
Change149.60
* General Fund includes Grants and Measure A
General Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$3,066.45
Contingency$43.61
Designation$35.08
Total $3,145.14
AFB*$0.51
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,584.71
Designation
Cancellation
$75.79
Property
Taxes
$484.13
Capital Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$74.58
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total $74.58
AFB*$47.97
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$26.60
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Fish and Game
Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$0.06
Contingency $0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$0.06
AFB*$0.00
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.06
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Road Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$127.76
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$127.76
AFB*$49.91
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$77.85
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Library Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$39.96
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$39.96
AFB*$7.47
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$7.75
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$24.74
Library Special Tax
Expenditure
Requirements
$0.58
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$0.58
AFB*$0.08
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.01
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.49
Property Development Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$28.64
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$28.64
AFB*$0.00
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$28.64
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Measure A1 Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$96.68
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$96.68
AFB*$96.68
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.00
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Total All Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$3,434.70
Contingency$43.61
Designation$35.08
Total$3,513.38
AFB*$202.61
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,725.62
Designation
Cancellation
$75.79
Property
Taxes
$509.36
* Available Fund Balance
Appropriation by Program
Capital Projects
General Fund$7,508,603
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$28,636,706
Capital Funds$74,575,422
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$110,720,731
Percent of Total3.2%
Cultural, Recreation & Education
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$39,955,207
Library Special Tax Zone$$575,929
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$40,531,136
Percent of Total1.2%
General Government
General Fund$273,600,725
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$273,600,725
Percent of Total7.8%
Measure A1
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$96,678,128
Total Appropriations$96,678,128
Percent of Total2.8%
Public Assistance
General Fund$882,745,941
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$882,745,941
Percent of Total25.1%
Public Protection
General Fund$828,196,104
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$828,256,104
Percent of Total23.6%
Public Ways & Facilities
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund $127,760,90
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations $127,760,901
Percent of Total3.6%
Health Care Services
General Fund$945,905,615
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$945,905,615
Percent of Total26.9%
Non Program Activities
General Fund$147,598,006
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$147,598,006
Percent of Total4.2%
Contingency & Reserves
General Fund$59,586,111
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$59,586,111
Percent of Total1.7%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,145,141,105
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$127,760,90
Library Fund$39,955,207
Library Special Tax Zone$575,929
Property Development Fund$28,636,706
Capital Funds$74,575,422
Measure A1 Fund$96,678,128
Total Appropriations$3,513,383,398
Percent of Total100.0%
Appropriation by Major Object
Salaries & Employee Benefits
General Fund$1,288,628,001
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$16,116,365
Library Fund$25,007,161
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$540,100
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$1,330,291,627
Percent of Total37.9%
Services & Supplies
General Fund$$1,238,963,093
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$107,925,855
Library Fund$$13,848,017
Library Special Tax Zone$566,392
Property Development Fund$1,351,599
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$96,678,128
Total Appropriations$1,459,393,084
Percent of Total41.5%
Other Charges
General Fund$501,904,633
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,552,681
Library Fund$912,029
Library Special Tax Zone$9,537
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$504,378,880
Percent of Total14.4%
Fixed Assets
General Fund$12,940,843
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,501,000
Library Fund$188,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$125,000
Capital Funds$73,631,761
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations $88,386,604
Percent of Total2.50%
Intra-Fund Transfer
General Fund($86,044,722)
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund($1,935,000)
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations($87,979,722
Percent of Total-2.5%
Contingency
General Fund$43,606,111
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$43,606,111
Percent of Total1.2%
Other Financing Uses
General Fund$110,063,146
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$2,600,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund $26,620,007
Capital Funds$943,661
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$140,226,814
Percent of Total4.0%
Reserve/Designation
General Fund$35,080,000
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Total Appropriations$35,080,000
Percent of Total1.0%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,145,141,105
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$127,760,901
Library Fund$39,955,207
Library Special Tax Zone$575,929
Property Development Fund$28,636,706
Capital Funds$74,575,422
Measure A1 Fund$96,678,128
Total Appropriations$3,513,383,398
Percent of Total100%
Total Available Financing by Source
Property Tax Revenues
General Fund$484,128,919
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$24,737,292
Library Special Tax Zone$492,258
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$509,358,469
Percent of Total14.5%
Other Taxes
General Fund$119,667,709
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$16,381,626
Library Fund$3,216,083
Library Special Tax Zone$350
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$138,865,768
Percent of Total4.0%
Licenses, Permits & Franchises
General Fund$10,176,636
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,246,653
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$11,423,289
Percent of Total0.3%
Fines, Forfeits & Penalties
General Fund$13,321,714
Fish & Game Fund$59,900
Road Fund$25,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$10,200,000
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$23,606,614
Percent of Total0.7%
Use of Money & Property
General Fund$18,029,029
Fish & Game Fund$100
Road Fund$3,725,000
Library Fund$100,000
Library Special Tax Zone$5,000
Property Development Fund$236,706
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$22,095,835
Percent of Total0.6%
State Aid
General Fund$1,255,986,490
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$50,047,661
Library Fund$240,000
Library Special Tax Zone$3,000
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$215,765
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing
Percent of Total37.2%
Aid from Federal Government
General Fund$515,582,572
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$3,422,005
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$519,004,577
Percent of Total14.8%
Aid from Local Government Agencies
General Fund$69,077,733
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,964,000
Library Fund$975,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$72,016,733
Percent of Total2.0%
Charges for Services
General Fund$397,055,633
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$996,700
Library Fund$3,009,338
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$401,061,671
Percent of Total11.4%
Other Revenues
General Fund$153,187,710
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$39,200
Library Fund$210,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$28,400,000
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$181,836,910
Percent of Total5.2%
Other Financing Sources
General Fund$108,818,357
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$125,222,127
Percent of Total3.7%
Available Fund Balance
General Fund$508,603
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$49,913,056
Library Fund$7,467,494
Library Special Tax Zone$75,321
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$47,971,652
Measure A1 Fund$96,678,128
Total Financing$202,614,254
Percent of Total5.8%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,145,141,105
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund $127,760,901
Library Fund$39,955,207
Library Special Tax Zone$575,929
Property Development Fund$28,636,706
Capital Funds $74,575,422
Measure A1 Fund $96,678,128
Total Appropriations $3,513,383,398
Percent of Total100%
Impact of State Education Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) Property Tax Shift
Funding Gap and Balancing Strategies
Program Area Net County Cost Reductions
(in millions)
General Government$17.7
Health Care$20.5
Public Assistance$2.9
Public Protection$31.0
Total$72.1
Program Area Use of FMR (in millions)
General Government$17.7
Health Care$11.4
Public Assistance$0.0
Public Protection$10.0
Total$39.1
General Government
Appropriation Decrease$0.2
Revenue Increase$1.0
Use of FMR$17.9
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$19.0
FTE Reduction0.00
Health Care
Appropriation Decrease$0.3
Revenue Increase$4.7
Use of FMR$7.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$12.0
FTE Reduction0.0
Public Assistance
Appropriation Decrease$10.9
Revenue Increase$1.4
Use of FMR$0.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$12.3
FTE Reduction0.00
Public Protection
Appropriation Decrease$4.8
Revenue Increase$4.3
Use of FMR$4.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$13.2
FTE Reduction0.00
Program Total
Appropriation Decrease$16.2
Revenue Increase$11.4
Use of FMR$28.8
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$56.5
FTE Reduction7.0
Countywide Strategies
Appropriation Decrease$0.0
Revenue Increase$3.9
Use of FMR$0.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$3.9
FTE Reduction0.00
Grand Total
Appropriation Decrease$16.2
Revenue Increase$15.3
Use of FMR$28.8
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$60.4
FTE Reduction7.0
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