Meetings Tagged "Budget FY 2012-2013"

December 13, 2011 – Special Meeting, Federal/State Budget Cuts, Public Facility Capital Needs

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Federal and State cuts continue to decrease beyond that which was anticipated in the current budget cycle.  Revenues continue to decline- specifically in property transfer tax, interest income and moving violations.  Anticipated deficit:  $1.8 Million Public Facility Capital needs:  $127.8 Million unfunded.  Due primarily to deferred maintenance, seismic upgrade and...

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December 6, 2011 – Special Meeting, Unfunded Pension Liabilities

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Unfunded liabilities to CALPERs for employee pensions total $429,800,000 market value.  This does not include the contribution made by the city on behalf of the employees.  Actuary recommends a plan to get to 100% funded. Meeting Notes ACTUARY...

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June 28, 2011 – Council Meeting

June 28, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY FY 2012 – 2013 BUDGET:  Two addendums were presented to deal with cuts in agency allocations, one by Max Anderson and one by Maio/Bates.  The Maio/Bates addendum passed but there is a small amount of money ($16,000) that has yet to be allocated.  These funds will be allocated following management review at the July 19th...

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June 14, 2011 – Regular Council Meeting

June 14, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY JULY 4TH CELEBRATION, SB375 SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL DISTRICT ZONING CHANGES were taken off the Consent Calendar and discussed at length (see notes below) HOUSING MITIGATION FEE:  Previous concerns (e.g. 10% units-in-lieu, 50% AMB, comparable unit requirements and density bonus rates) were addressed in...

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June 7, 2011 Council Meeting

June 7, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY SIDEWALK REPAIR AND OWNER LIABILITY:  The city approved raising the property owners share for sidewalk replacement from 20% to 50% and also requiring the property owners to share 50% in the liability in the case of any lawsuit resulting from sidewalk defects.  Efforts will be made to inform the public prior to the date that the...

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May 17, 2011 Berkeley Council Meeting

May 17, 2011 - Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY WEST AND SOUTH BERKELEY BRANCH LIBRARIES:  Council certified both Environmental Impact Reports and approved the use permits and demolition for both library projects.  A law suit regarding demolition vs. renovation remains.  Council urged the projects move forward. FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 PROPOSED BUDGET:  Members of the...

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May 3, 2011 – Regular Meeting

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY HOUSING AND CHILD CARE MITIGATION FEES:  There has not been an updated report since 1993 and pursuant to California government code requirements this needs to be done every 5 years.  These fees are one-time events that are a component of new development fees and there are unexpended fees currently held in suspense.  Council was split on the benefit of these fees vs....

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May 3, 2011 – Special Meeting Proposed FY 2012 and 2013 Biennial Budget

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY General Fund deficit for FY 2012 – 2013 is projected at $9.2 Million.  These are due primarily to cuts in Federal and State funds, declining revenues and an increase in employee health and retirement costs.  City staff is balancing the budget by cutting expenses which will impact the delivery of city services.  Fees to property owners will also increase or there...

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Refuse/Capital Improvement Plan – March 29, 2011 Special Meeting

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY PARKS, RECREATION AND WATERFRONT –Completed projects:  Shorebird Nature Center, Gilman Street Sports Fields (new soccer field).  Unfunded capital improvements total $78 Million not including pools which is an additional $30 Million. PUBLIC WORKS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – Street rehab:  funding comes from general fund and grants with an emphasis on arterials...

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FY 2012-13 Biennial Budget Balancing Options – March 22, 2011

SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Balancing options were presented from the following three cost centers:  Police, Health Services, and Housing & Community Services.  The total deficit projected for 2012 is $12.5 Million.  This deficit is made of $3 Million from the General Fund and $9.5 Million from Special Funds.  There will be a total of 96 positions eliminated over the next two years.  There...

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Media Items Tagged "Budget FY 2012-2013"

Berkeley Budget SOS – City of Berkeley Overtime Study

Overtime Comparison – Berkeley to Other Regional Municipalities

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Berkeley’s Budget Media

Fire and police officials earn more than Berkeley managers April 27, 2011 Berkeleyside Public Employee Pensions Much Higher than Advertised Daniel Borenstein Contra Costa Times, February 5, 2011 Berkeley Benefit Debt Daniel Borenstein Contra Costa Times, January 9, 2011 The Public Eye:  Understanding Berkeley’s Budget Woes Zelda Bronstein Berkeley Daily Planet, March 24, 2011 Berkeley...

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