Message from the County Administrator - Susan S. Muranishi

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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 2023-24 Final Budget that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 29, 2023. In addition, in “Budget Documents” you will find details of the FY 2023-24 Final Budget.

The County of Alameda continues to be on solid financial footing as a result of the Board of Supervisors’ leadership and fiscal stewardship. In July 2022, the three national rating agencies (Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch) all reaffirmed the County’s current AAA credit rating, citing the County’s prudent financial management policies and practices, consistent positive budgetary performance, and a strong stable management team. The County obtaining the highest possible rating from the 3 major agencies allows the County to finance major projects with lower interest costs, saving substantial tax payer resources over time.

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.