Meetings Tagged "Employee Salaries and Benefits"
February 28, 2012 - Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY PLASTIC RECYCLING: City staff was directed to research the possibility of expanding recycling to include plastics. This would not affect the work around the ban on plastic bags and would include a public education component BOND MEASURE: Approval was granted to conduct a survey for a $100Million infrastructure...Read More
February 14, 2012 Special Meeting Mid-Year Budget Update SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY MID-YEAR FY 2012 BUDGET UPDATE. Revenues are down by $1.86 Million, expenses are up $40K. Total underfunding is $1.9 Million. Balancing will come from 1) deferring Council Chamber relocation project = $400K, 2) Refuse budget capital needs are being funded through revenues – therefore, there is a capital...Read More
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...Read More
July 12, 2011 Berkeley City Council Meeting SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY COMMUNITY CONSERVATION CENTER RECYCLABLES PROCESSING SERVICES CONTRACT: New 4 year contract approved with lower operating costs and profit sharing with the city. WEST BEREKELEY PROJECT – Threshold for approvals with only a zoning certificate were lowered to 10,000 square feet in all districts other than in Mixed Use...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY An outside consultant was engaged to identify efficiencies/savings in Berkeley’s various refuse departments. The report indicated a potential savings of approximately $5million if functions were streamlined/outsourced. The SEIU (union currently responsible for collecting garbage and green recycling) provided a similar report that identified significant flaws in...Read More
SUMMARY FROM THE GALLERY Presentations from staff, the Auditor, and questions and policy options revolved around bridging the $330M unfunded employee benefit liability gap. Council recommended addressing the issues with a long term 5 – 10 year plan, increasing employee contributions, reducing the work week, cutting some city services and doing so by engaging all stakeholders in the...Read More
Media Items Tagged "Employee Salaries and Benefits"
Benefit and Other Savings final pdfRead More
Overtime Comparison – Berkeley to Other Regional MunicipalitiesRead More
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...Read More