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What’s in the New “Oakland Together” Budget?

(This is a post in our Budget Bits series, following Oakland’s mid-cycle budget policy and process. Read our previous updates: post one, two, three, and four.) On June 24th, the City Council unanimously adopted its two-year, $3.29 billion budget. (The … Continue reading

Council President Kaplan’s Budget: Our Response

Tonight, at a special meeting of the City Council, the Council will receive the recommended amendments to the Mayor’s proposed budget from City Council President Rebecca Kaplan. Continue reading

Oakland’s Proposed Budget: Our Recommendations

(This is a post in our Budget Bits series, following Oakland’s mid-cycle budget policy and process. Read our previous updates here and here.) The Oakland City Budget is now in the process of being reviewed by the Council. At a … Continue reading

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

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