Meetings Tagged "Employee Salaries and Benefits"

February 28, 2012 – City Council Meeting

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...

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February 14, 2012 – Special Meeting: Mid-Year Budget Update

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...

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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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July 12, 2011 – Council Meeting

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...

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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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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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Solid Waste/Recycling Assessment – March 8, 2011

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...

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Unfunded Liabilities

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...

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Media Items Tagged "Employee Salaries and Benefits"

***NEW***Berkeley Budget SOS – City Employee Costs

Benefit and Other Savings final pdf

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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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