Budget and Finances

Finance Department Overview

   

The Finance Department’s role is to provide sound fiscal management and stewardship of the District’s financial assets, ensuring stability and solvency for the achievement of District goals, while demonstrating accountability, transparency and trustworthiness in the management of the District’s financial resources.

 Finance services include:  
• Budget preparation
• Accounts payable
• Internal audits
• Revenue analysis
• Special revenues
• Internal service funds
• Financial statement preparation
• Financial reporting
• Cash management
• Payroll
• Accounts receivable
• Budget monitoring
• District wide training
• Performance management leadership
• Debt administration
• General ledger
• Treasury management
• Finance software management
• Project accounting
• Financial projections
• Internal control development and monitoring

2014 Priorities and Issues

  • Successful completion of contract negotiations with the Police Association
  • Implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act
  • Finalization of major infrastructure renovation and replacement details, including projects, costs and timing
  • Funding and opening of pipeline projects
  • Continued funding of long-term liabilities

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About the 2014 Budget

The East Bay Regional Park District’s 2014 budget is balanced, including the use of fund balance; appropriations for all funds total $191.8 million.

 2014 Type Appropriations
2014 Revenue Type
2014 Fund Appropriation

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Budget Documents

2014 Budget

2013 Budget

2012 Budget

2011 Budget

2005 - 2010 Budgets

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Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

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Park User Fees

Park user fees and leases fund 11 percent of EBRPD's budget. Fees are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors annually. Typical fees charged include, but are not limited to, parking, swimming, camping, fishing, boat launching, reservable picnic areas, and recreational programs.

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Bond Rating: AAA

• Standard & Poor’s ratings service assigned AAA long-term rating to the East Bay Regional Park District, series 2013 general obligation bonds, election 2008.  The ratings are based on the District’s continued strong financial performance and expanded tax base, which has strengthen Districts revenue.
• Moody’s affirmed the Aaa rating on the District’s general obligation bonds. The rating reflects the District’s exceptionally large tax base, above average wealth levels, prudent fiscal management, and exceedingly low direct debt burden

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Awards

 Distinguish Budget Presentation Award Winner 2005-2013 GFOA Distinguish Budget Presentation Award Winner
The Government Finance Officers Associates (GFOA) has continued to confer the District’s annual budget with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. In order to receive this award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device.   
Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting  2000-2013 GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Associates (GFOA) established the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to encourage and assist state and local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. 

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