Message from the County Administrator - Susan S. Muranishi


County Supervisor

Welcome to the County of Alameda’s budget website. The budget website is part of our larger goal to bring you information about our services in a user-friendly and informative format. It is designed to give you a better understanding of how your tax dollars are invested with highlights on funding for mandated and essential services. The County’s annual budget is the window to the investments that the Board of Supervisors makes in the community on your behalf.

I invite you to read my budget message that highlights the financial and policy issues contained in the FY 2021-22 Final Budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 25, 2021. In addition, in “Budget Documents” you will find details of the FY 2021-22 Final Budget.

The County of Alameda is on solid financial footing as a result of the Board of Supervisors’ prudent fiscal policies and decisions. In February 2018, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings announced it had upgraded Alameda County’s credit to the highest possible AAA rating, as Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed their AAA ratings for the County. The AAA ratings enable the County to borrow funds at lower interest rates to fund critical infrastructure needs, saving substantial taxpayer resources over time.

Alameda County offers a free Citizens Academy (formerly known as the Adult Leadership Academy) and a free Youth Leadership Academy to introduce the public to our services and operations. To learn more about these, please click here for more information: Citizens Academy or Youth Leadership.

It is a pleasure to share this important information with you as we strive to continue to enrich Alameda County residents through visionary policies and accessible, responsible and effective services.