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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 2019-20 Final Budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 28, 2019. In addition, in “Budget Documents” you will find details of the FY 2019-20 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
2018-19 Final$3,415,539,736
2019-20 Final$3,543,516,165
Change$127,976,429
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2018-19 Final9,7651.45
2019-20 Final9,887.00
Change125.55
General Fund
Budget
2018-19 Final$2,889,682,765
2019-20 Final$3,032,211,100
Change$142,528,335
Full Time Equivalent Positions
2018-19 Final7,801.46
2019-20 Final7,931.10
Change129.64
* General Fund includes Grants and Measure A
General Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$2,954.12
Contingency$43.61
Designation$34.48
Total $3,032.21
AFB*$1.09
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,499.68
Designation
Cancellation
$47.31
Property
Taxes
$484.13
Capital Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$182.34
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total $182.34
AFB*$51.64
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$82.68
Designation
Cancellation
$48.02
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
$121.18
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$121.18
AFB*$26.78
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$94.40
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Library Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$36.00
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$36.00
AFB*$3.54
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$7.72
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$24.74
Library Special Tax
Expenditure
Requirements
$0.60
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$0.60
AFB*$0.08
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.03
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.49
Property Development Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$14.99
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$14.99
AFB*$0.00
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$14.99
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Measure A1 Fund
Expenditure
Requirements
$156.14
Contingency$0.00
Designation$0.00
Total$156.14
AFB*$156.14
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$0.00
Designation
Cancellation
$0.00
Property
Taxes
$0.00
Total All Funds
Expenditure
Requirements
$3,465.43
Contingency$43.61
Designation$34.48
Total$3,543.52
AFB*$239.27
Miscellaneous
Revenue
$2,699.56
Designation
Cancellation
$95.33
Property
Taxes
$509.36
* Available Fund Balance
Appropriation by Program
Capital Projects
General Fund$8,093,145
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$14,986,706
Capital Funds$182,341,703
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$205,421,554
Percent of Total5.8%
Cultural, Recreation & Education
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$36,002,653
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$36,600,582
Percent of Total1.0%
General Government
General Fund$258,494,745
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$258,494,745
Percent of Total7.3%
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$156,135,608
Total Appropriations$156,135,608
Percent of Total4.4%
Public Assistance
General Fund$863,906,394
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$863,906,394
Percent of Total24.4%
Public Protection
General Fund$767,449,670
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$767,509,670
Percent of Total21.7%
Public Ways & Facilities
General Fund$0
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund $121,180,466
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations $121,180,466
Percent of Total3.4%
Health Care Services
General Fund$927,468,774
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$927,468,774
Percent of Total26.2%
Non Program Activities
General Fund$147,812,261
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$147,812,261
Percent of Total4.2%
Contingency & Reserves
General Fund$58,986,111
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$58,986,111
Percent of Total1.7%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,032,211,100
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$121,180,466
Library Fund$36,002,653
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$14,986,706
Capital Funds$182,341,703
Measure A1 Fund$156,135,608
Total Appropriations$3,543,516,165
Percent of Total100.0%
Appropriation by Major Object
Salaries & Employee Benefits
General Fund$1,215,330,878
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$15,740,000
Library Fund$23,945,120
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$524,891
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$1,171,662,221
Percent of Total36.9%
Services & Supplies
General Fund$1,198,863,657
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$101,752,306
Library Fund$10,889,762
Library Special Tax Zone$591,960
Property Development Fund$1,346,041
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$156,135,608
Total Appropriations$1,469,639,334
Percent of Total41.5%
Other Charges
General Fund$518,857,377
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,015,160
Library Fund$979,771
Library Special Tax Zone$5,969
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$520,858,277
Percent of Total14.7%
Fixed Assets
General Fund$14,479,193
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,673,000
Library Fund$188,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$125,000
Capital Funds$181,923,124
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$198,388,317
Percent of Total5.6%
Intra-Fund Transfer
General Fund($89,757,539)
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$(1,300,000)
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations($91,057,539)
Percent of Total-2.6%
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$96,351,423
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$2,300,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$12,990,774
Capital Funds$418,579
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Appropriations$112,060,776
Percent of Total3.2%
Reserve/Designation
General Fund$34,480,000
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Total Appropriations$34,480,000
Percent of Total1.0%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,032,211,100
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$121,180,466
Library Fund$36,002,653
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$14,986,706
Capital Funds$182,341,703
Measure A1 Fund$156,135,608
Total Appropriations$3,543,516,165
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 Total14.4%
Other Taxes
General Fund$119,667,709
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$13,169,934
Library Fund$3,216,083
Library Special Tax Zone$350
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$136,054,076
Percent of Total3.8%
Licenses, Permits & Franchises
General Fund$9,364,877
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$1,151,660
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$10,516,537
Percent of Total0.3%
Fines, Forfeits & Penalties
General Fund$12,450,701
Fish & Game Fund$59,900
Road Fund$25,000
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$13,403,690
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$25,939,291
Percent of Total0.7%
Use of Money & Property
General Fund$19,297,297
Fish & Game Fund$100
Road Fund$3,060,000
Library Fund$100,000
Library Special Tax Zone$5,000
Property Development Fund$236,706
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$22,699,103
Percent of Total0.6%
State Aid
General Fund$1,221,073,651
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$47,955,770
Library Fund$240,000
Library Special Tax Zone$25,000
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$215,765
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$1,269,510,186
Percent of Total35.8%
Aid from Federal Government
General Fund$509,731,50
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$5,155,745
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$514,887,252
Percent of Total14.5%
Aid from Local Government Agencies
General Fund$34,015,216
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$23,060,000
Library Fund$975,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$58,050,216
Percent of Total1.6%
Charges for Services
General Fund$370,734,483
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$808,700
Library Fund$2,980,291
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$374,523,474
Percent of Total10.6%
Other Revenues
General Fund$197,126,105
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$14,200
Library Fund$210,000
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$14,750,000
Capital Funds$0
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$212,100,305
Percent of Total6.0%
Other Financing Sources
General Fund$53,527,490
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$0
Library Fund$0
Library Special Tax Zone$0
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$117,083,382
Measure A1 Fund$0
Total Financing$170,610,872
Percent of Total4.8%
Available Fund Balance
General Fund$1,093,145
Fish & Game Fund$0
Road Fund$26,779,457
Library Fund$3,543,987
Library Special Tax Zone$75,321
Property Development Fund$0
Capital Funds$51,638,866
Measure A1 Fund$156,135,608
Total Financing$239,266,384
Percent of Total6.8%
Budget Total
General Fund$3,032,211,100
Fish & Game Fund$60,000
Road Fund$121,180,466
Library Fund$36,002,653
Library Special Tax Zone$597,929
Property Development Fund$14,986,706
Capital Funds$182,341,703
Measure A1 Fund$156,135,608
Total Appropriations$3,543,516,165
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$19.0
Health Care$12.0
Public Assistance$12.3
Public Protection$13.2
Non-Program Revenue$3.9
Total$60.4
Proposed Budget Balancing Strategies Net County Cost Reductions (in millions)
Ongoing Strategies
Program appropriation reductions$16.3
Program revenue increases$5.0
Non-Program revenue increases$3.9
Subtotal Ongoing Strategies$25.2
One-Time Strategies
Fiscal Management Reward Savings$28.8
One-time revenues$6.4
Subtotal One-Time Strategies$35.2
Grand Total Balancing Strategies$60.4
Program Area Use of FMR (in millions)
General Government$17.8
Health Care$7.0
Public Assistance$0.0
Public Protection$4.0
Total$28.8
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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