Budget Update 6/20/2021

MOBN! has been carefully following the development of the City of Oakland 2021-23 biennial budget. Here is our current update. The City Council is well into the budget process. The…

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CITY OF OAKLAND BUDGET UPDATE

As of April 15, 2021 It’s now time to update you on developments on the 2020-21 (current year) budget, what we can look forward to in the development of the…

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What Does the OPD Budget Really Mean?

July 16, 2021 There has been a lot of discussion the last few days about the recently adopted budget for the Oakland Police Department. But a discussion of budgeted amounts…

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Oakland Budget Deficit and Proposed Solutions

The City Administration recently submitted a revised budget estimate which   projects a 2020-21 fiscal year-end negative balance of -$62.29 million. This is the result of a myriad of factors caused…

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The State of Oakland’s Finances

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating financial challenges for all levels of government, and the City of Oakland is no exception. Numerous revenues will decrease, if they haven’t already, as the need for municipal services continues. This downturn occurs at a time when the city was facing very significant financial challenges due to underfunded long-term obligations and the emergence of new challenges such as homelessness.

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Oakland City Council’s Parcel Tax to Improve Funding for City Parks, Litter Reduction, and Homelessness Support

Oakland’s City Council passed a resolution to submit a parcel tax to voters on the March primary ballot in 2020. The tax is expected to generate more than $20 million dollars per year. No less than 60% of the net proceeds for parks, landscape maintenance and recreational services, and 30% percent for services to address homelessness.

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