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Budget Bits 2: Oakland’s Economic Reality

As the city of Oakland prepares its 2019 – 2021 budget, Make Oakland Better Now! has reviewed the city’s five-year economic forecast and budget briefing, two reports that will shape actions in the months ahead. Clearly, the city is facing significant budget challenges. Continue reading

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Budget Bits: Oakland’s Budget Process Is Underway

For many years and several budget cycles, Make Oakland Better Now! has provided Oakland residents with tools to help understand the city budget. We’re proud to continue our analysis, as Oakland’s Mayor, City Administrator, and City Council move toward adoption of the midcycle, 2019-2021, budget. Continue reading

Oakland’s Mid-Cycle Budget: Gun Tracing, Illegal Dumping and More

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Make Oakland Better Now’s Budget Positions: Oakland Police Department

As we analyze Mayor Libby Schaaf’s proposed 2017-2019 budget, we see there are many important issues, some long-term and some short-term. Make Oakland Better Now! briefly looks at long-term budget issues involving the Oakland Police Department. Continue reading

Follow the Money: The Impact of Oakland’s 2017-2019 Budget

Join Make Oakland Better Now! and SPUR for a discussion on Oakland’s budget – the process, the costs, and the economic priorities shaping our city. Our panel will include Budget Director Sara Schlenk, Budget Advisory Chair (and MOBN board member) … Continue reading

Budget Bits Returns: Shaping Oakland’s 2017-2019 Budget

Make Oakland Better’s first Budget Bits report looks at the beginning of the budget process, the challenges, priorities, and decisions being made as Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Administrator, and City Council draft Oakland’s 2017-2019 budget. Continue reading

City Council Meeting Tonight: Five Budget Proposals and Lots More — It’s Going to Be A Long Night

City Council holds a special meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m., and it’s going to be very long one. Council will be deliberating over the Mayor’s Budget Proposal and the additional proposals of Council President Gibson Mcelhaney’s proposals and additional proposals … Continue reading

Budget Bits No. 6: Budget Advisory Committee Has Suggestions for a Better City Budget

This is the sixth installment in our series on the 2015-17 budget process. Council will be considering the Mayor’s budget, the Council President’s proposed changes, and other changes offered by Council members on Monday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. and … Continue reading

Budget Bits No. 6 – Our First Take on The Mayor’s Proposed Budget

Yesterday, Mayor Schaaf released her proposed budget with a televised press conference and a “Budget Beer Bash” at Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery. The budget will be presented to City Council on Tuesday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.  It must ultimately … Continue reading

Budget Bits No. 5: Unfunded Pension and Healthcare Liabilities

This is the fifth installment in our series on the 2015-17 budget process, and the last one before the mayor’s budget is released today. Once the proposed budget is released, we will start discussing that document, first with a general … Continue reading