Monthly Archives: February 2023

Council’s slush fund

Our topic today is the residual fund balance in excess of policy or fund balance deficits in the General Fund. Sound boring? We thought so.  What if we called it, “Alameda City Council’s slush fund”? Ah, now we’ve got your … Continue reading

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The RHNA and the real world

Everyone knows (as the saying goes) that the City of Alameda was the first Bay Area city (and, out of 109 cities, one of only two so far) to get its 2023-31 Housing Element certified by the State Department of … Continue reading

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Sounds like a plan

The City of Alameda loves its strategic plans. At least the staff who propose them and the Council members who vote for them do. And the consultants who get paid to prepare them can’t be too unhappy, either.

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