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Oakland, CA 94612
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What We Do

The County Administrator is responsible for the implementation of policies and decisions of the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator's Office is composed of seven units that provide and oversee programs serving the entire County. These units include Intergovernmental Affairs and Civic Engagement; Budget, Performance and Policy; Revenue and Finance; Clerk of the Board of Supervisors; Innovation; East Bay Economic Development Alliance; and Risk Management.

Intergovernmental Affairs & Civic Engagement (IACE)

Website: www.acgov.org/cao/admin.htm

This unit is responsible for ensuring the County's legislative interests are represented at the State, federal and local levels; development of the annual legislative platform and analysis of legislation for impact to County programs. The unit coordinates the County's public information activities, manages grant activities and countywide projects, and develops and implements educational programs to raise awareness of County programs and services. The unit provides support to the Local Agency Formation Commission.

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)

Website: www.acgov.org/lafco

LAFCo is a state mandated local agency that oversees boundary changes to cities and special districts, the formation of new agencies including incorporation of new cities, and the consolidation of existing agencies. The broad goals of the agency are to ensure the orderly formation of local government agencies, to preserve agricultural and open space lands, and to discourage urban sprawl.

This unit also provides other administrative services, including but not limited to approval of requests for public use of the County Administration Building and/or plaza and facilitates the approval of film permits.

Budget, Performance & Policy (BPP)

Website: www.acgov.org/cao/budget.htm

This unit is responsible for assisting the County Administrator with preparation and management of the county budget, review and analysis of organizational performance and the assessment and development of policy recommendations. The unit provide budgetary, performance and policy recommendations across countywide programs including health, safety, economic assistance and government operations.

Revenue and Finance (RAFT)

This unit is responsible for exploring and analyzing revenue enhancement opportunities, and the development of financial forecast models. The unit is responsible for management of Public Financing for the County; monitors, analyzes and makes recommendations regarding financing options for County capital and program needs; manages all debt transactions; monitors all current debt; prepares and submits all required disclosures information; prepares the County's five-year Capital plan.

Innovation

This unit works collaboratively with County departments and other stakeholders to identify, evaluate and implement new or improved services though a culture of continuous innovation at all levels of the organization. The unit supports the ongoing success of innovation and improvement initiatives through written documentation of business requirements and processes, integration of technology, ongoing performance monitoring and alignment with organizational goals, objectives and desired outcomes. Develops and manages relationships with strategic public and private partners.

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

Website: www.acgov.org/clerk/

The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors (CBS) is the official record keeper of the actions taken by the Board of Supervisors. The CBS provides mandated services as required by State and local statutes and the Board of Supervisors, which include, but are not limited to: clerking all meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals Board, Assessment Hearing Officer; codifying the Ordinance Code, County Charter and Administrative Code; receiving and processing claims and lawsuits; and maintaining records related to the Board's appointments to Boards/Commissions.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA)

Website: http://www.eastbayeda.org/

East Bay EDA is a public-private partnership that originated as an advisory committee to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to address regional economic development concerns. Today, East Bay EDA is a nonprofit leadership organization governed by local leaders from business, government and nonprofit sectors. East Bay EDA provides direct services for businesses, cities/towns and unincorporated areas of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in regional marketing and analysis, region-specific research and forecasts, advocacy that benefits business growth and workforce development, and employer-led engagement in
career-focused education. East Bay EDA also administers Industrial Development Bonds, and promotes free and low-cost business resources for local companies.

Risk Management

Website: www.acgov.org/cao/rmu/

Risk Management provides integrated loss prevention and control services for the County's operational risks. This mission is carried out through employee training and programs in the areas of Workers' Compensation, employee wellness and occupational health services, safety and loss control, property and liability claims administration, the purchase of insurance and the management of self insurance programs, and risk assessment and consulting services to County departments. Risk Management also reviews disability retirement applications of County employees and sponsors the County's Contractor Bonding Assistance Program, designed to reduce barriers to small businesses to participating in County contracts.

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