Tag Archives: Reserves

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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A layperson’s guide to budgetspeak

For anyone planning to attend Tuesday’s Council meeting at which City Manager John Russo will accept congratulations on the FY 2013-14 and FY 2014-15 budget, here’s a short lexicon that might prevent confusion:

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