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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 2018-19 Final Budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 29, 2018. In addition, in “Budget Documents” you will find details of the FY 2018-19 Final Budget.

The County of Alameda is on solid finacial 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. Alameda County is now one of only two California counties – along with San Diego County – to attain this rare "triple-triple" designation. The AAA ratings will 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
2017-18 Final$3,172,777,920
2018-19 Final$3,415,539,736
Change$242,761,816
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2017-18 Final9,708.22
2018-19 Final9,761.45
Change53.24
General Fund
Budget
2017-18 Final$2,750,203,955
2018-19 Final$2,889,682,765
Change$139,478,810
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2017-18 Final7,752.57
2018-19 Final7,801.46
Change48.89
* General Fund includes Grants and Measure A
General Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$2,824.95
Contingency$31.63
Designation$33.10
Total $2,889.68
AFB*$1.09
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,412.66
Designation
Cancellation
$33.12
Property
Taxes
$442.80
Capital Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$112.49
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total $112.49
AFB*$78.76
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$33.73
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
$127.14
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$127.14
AFB*$38.73
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$88.41
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Library Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$35.95
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$35.95
AFB*$11.22
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$7.68
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$17.06
Library Special Tax
Expenditure
Requirements
$0.60
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$0.60
AFB*$0.25
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.01
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.34
Property Development Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$13.24
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$13.24
AFB*$0.00
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$13.24
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Measure A1 Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$236.38
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$236.38
AFB*$235.00
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$1.38
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Total All Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$3,350.81
Contingency$31.63
Designation$33.10
Total$3,415.54
AFB*$365.05
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,557.17
Designation
Cancellation
$33.12
Property
Taxes
$460.20
* Available Fund Balance
Appropriation by Program
Capital Projects
General Fund$5,993,145
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$13,236,706
Capital Funds$112,493,753
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$131,723,604
Percent of Total3.9%
Cultural, Recreation & Education
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$35,949,834
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$36,547,763
Percent of Total1.1%
General Government
General Fund$253,636,027
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$253,636,027
Percent of Total7.4%
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$236,380,274
Total Appropriations$236,380,274
Percent of Total6.9%
Public Assistance
General Fund$861,286,784
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$861,286,784
Percent of Total25.2%
Public Protection
General Fund$761,219,333
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$761,279,333
Percent of Total22.3%
Public Ways & Facilities
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$127,138,475
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$127,138,475
Percent of Total3.7%
Health Care Services
General Fund$855,768,783
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$855,768,783
Percent of Total25.1%
Non Program Activities
General Fund$106,148,799
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$106,148,799
Percent of Total3.1%
Contingency & Reserves
General Fund$45,629,894
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$45,629,894
Percent of Total1.3%
Budget Total
General Fund$2,889,682,765
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$127,138,475
Library Fund$35,949,834
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$13,236,706
Capital Funds$112,493,753
Measure A1 Fund$236,380,274
Total Appropriations$3,415,539,736
Percent of Total100.0%
Appropriation by Major Object
Salaries & Employee Benefits
General Fund$1,199,431,045
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$15,100,000
Library Fund$24,002,224
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$518,003
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$1,171,662,221
Percent of Total36.9%
Services & Supplies
General Fund$1,127,768,508
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$107,459,478
Library Fund$10,775,865
Library Special Tax Zone$588,231
Property Development Fund$1,341,810
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$236,380,274
Total Appropriations$1,484,374,166
Percent of Total43.5%
Other Charges
General Fund$511,295,555
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$642,997
Library Fund$983,745
Library Special Tax Zone$9,698
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$475,000
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$513,406,995
Percent of Total15.0%
Fixed Assets
General Fund$4,103,873
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$2,911,000
Library Fund$188,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$125,000
Capital Funds$111,473,753
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$118,801,626
Percent of Total3.5%
Intra-Fund Transfer
General Fund$(82,293,173)
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$(1,275,000)
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$(83,568,173)
Percent of Total-2.4%
Contingency
General Fund$31,629,894
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$31,629,894
Percent of Total0.9%
Other Financing Uses
General Fund$64,647,063
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$2,300,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$11,251,893
Capital Funds$545,500
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$78,743,956
Percent of Total2.3%
Reserve/Designation
General Fund$33,100,000
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Total Appropriations$33,100,000
Percent of Total1.0%
Budget Total
General Fund$2,889,682,765
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$127,138,475
Library Fund$35,949,834
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$13,236,706
Capital Funds$112,493,753
Measure A1 Fund$236,380,274
Total Appropriations$3,415,539,736
Percent of Total100%
Total Available Financing by Source
Property Tax Revenues
General Fund$442,803,938
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$17,058,176
Library Special Tax Zone$336,502
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$460,198,616
Percent of Total13.5%
Other Taxes
General Fund$112,046,193
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$5,118,871
Library Fund$2,905,735
Library Special Tax Zone$377
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$120,071,176
Percent of Total3.5%
Licenses, Permits & Franchises
General Fund$9,270,966
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,073,374
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$10,344,340
Percent of Total0.3%
Fines, Forfeits & Penalties
General Fund$14,305,698
Fish & Game Fund$59,900
Road Fund$25,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$2,928,228
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$17,318,826
Percent of Total0.9%
Use of Money & Property
General Fund$8,579,377
Fish & Game Fund$100
Road Fund$2,920,000
Library Fund$10,000
Library Special Tax Zone$10,000
Property Development Fund$236,706
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$11,756,183
Percent of Total0.3%
State Aid
General Fund$1,145,950,888
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$48,290,899
Library Fund$240,000
Library Special Tax Zone$2000
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$3,246,700
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$1,197,730,487
Percent of Total35.1%
Aid from Federal Government
General Fund$507,225,175
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$3,575,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$400,000
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$511,200,175
Percent of Total15.0%
Aid from Local Government Agencies
General Fund$29,194,251
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$25,505,000
Library Fund$975,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$55,674,251
Percent of Total1.6%
Charges for Services
General Fund$354,312,827
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,583,700
Library Fund$3,334,966
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$359,231,493
Percent of Total10.5%
Other Revenues
General Fund$177,824,364
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$314,200
Library Fund$210,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$13,000,000
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$191,348,564
Percent of Total5.6%
Other Financing Sources
General Fund$87,075,943
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$27,156,925
Measure A1 Fund$1,380,274
Total Financing$115,613,142
Percent of Total3.4%
Available Fund Balance
General Fund$1,093,145
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$38,732,431
Library Fund$11,215,957
Library Special Tax Zone$249,050
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$78,761,900
Measure A1 Fund$235,000,000
Total Financing$365,052,483
Percent of Total10.7%
Budget Total
General Fund$2,889,682,765
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$127,138,475
Library Fund$35,949,834
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$13,236,706
Capital Funds$112,493,753
Measure A1 Fund$236,380,274
Total Financing$3,415,539,736
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$14.4
Health Care$13.8
Public Assistance$16.2
Public Protection$21.5
Total$65.9
Proposed Budget Balancing Strategies Net County Cost Reductions (in millions)
Ongoing Strategies
Program appropriation reductions$8.0
Program revenue increases$23.4
Subtotal Ongoing Strategies$31.4
One-Time Strategies
Fiscal Management Reward Savings$25.6
One-time revenues$8.9
Subtotal One-Time Strategies$34.5
Grand Total Balancing Strategies$65.9
Program Area Use of FMR (in millions)
General Government$14.0
Health Care$7.0
Public Assistance$0.0
Public Protection$4.6
Total$25.6
General Government
Appropriation Decrease$0.0
Revenue Increase$0.4
Use of FMR$14.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$14.4
FTE Reduction0.00
Health Care
Appropriation Decrease$4.4
Revenue Increase$2.4
Use of FMR$7.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$13.8
FTE Reduction2.92
Public Assistance
Appropriation Decrease$0.0
Revenue Increase$16.2
Use of FMR$0.0
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$16.2
FTE Reduction0.00
Public Protection
Appropriation Decrease$4.7
Revenue Increase$12.2
Use of FMR$4.6
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$21.5
FTE Reduction0.00
Grand Total
Appropriation Decrease$9.1
Revenue Increase$31.2
Use of FMR$25.6
Total Reduction
Including FMR
$65.9
FTE Reduction2.92
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