Shock Doctrine California, Part II


“In a digital age, data about money is worth more than money.”
~ Nicholas Negroponte

LINKS TO FINANCIAL DATA IN CALIFORNIA

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Grants and Contracts
http://www.eagleeyeinc.com/USMapData.fpc?State=ca

IRS State Data
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99948,00.html
Also: Tax Collections by State http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/article/0,,id=206488,00.html

Agricultural Subsidies
http://farm.ewg.org/farm/index.php?key=nosign

US Census Data
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

California Budget 101: Making sense of the state’s financial meltdown
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12579720

California Nears Financial “Meltdown” as Revs Tumble; Reuters (10 June 09)
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE55974820090610

California’s bond ratings don’t reflect reality (LA Times, 3/26/09)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap26-2009mar26,0,7033993.column

Governor’s proposed budget 2009-10
http://www.ebudget.ca.gov/BudgetSummary/BSS/BSS.html

California Recovery Act spending
http://www.recovery.ca.gov/

Official state website
http://www.ca.gov/

Grants
http://www.ca.gov/Grants.html

State agency contracts database search tool
http://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=agencycontlist&foroid=307818

State parks
http://www.parks.ca.gov/

Regional maps
http://www.visitcalifornia.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Maps&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=11&ContentID=4740&cttcTemplate=traveltools/Maps/

School data finder tool
http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/

School finder tool
http://www.schoolfinder.ca.gov/

State agencies directory
http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/agencyindex.html

Department of Health Care Services (includes links to # Department of Health Care Services Budget Balancing Reductions – Local Assistance; Department of Health Care Services Budget Balancing Reductions – State Operations; 2009-10 Governor’s Budget Highlights DHCS and ARRA summary)
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx

MediCal website
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/default.aspx

Disaster preparedness
http://bepreparedcalifornia.ca.gov/epo/

Department of Health Care Services – Decisions Pending and Opportunities for public participation
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/DecisionsPending.aspx

State Treasurer’s website
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/

Bonds and public financing
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/

Bond sale database
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cdiac/database.asp

Buy California bonds (current offerings)
http://www.buycaliforniabonds.com/bcb.asp

Pooled Money Investment Account and Local Agency Investment Fund
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/pmia-laif/

Affordable housing (includes links to California Debt Limit Allocation Committee and Tax Credit Allocation Committee)
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/housing.asp

Treasurer’s environmental page (includes links to California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority and California Pollution Control Financing Authority)
http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/environment.asp

On-line campaign finance and lobbying disclosure reports
http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/

Fair Political Practices Commission
http://www.fppc.ca.gov/

Tribal government website directory
http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/Local/Tribes.html

Directory of city websites
http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/Local/cities.html

CALIFORNIA PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS Investment Reports
http://www.calpers.ca.gov/index.jsp?bc=/investments/reports/home.xml

CalPERS CAFR
https://www.calpers.ca.gov/mss-pub/SearchController?viewpackage=action&PageId=SearchCatalog&package_code=1402

California State Teachers Retirement System
http://www.calstrs.com/

California Retired Teachers Association
http://www.calrta.org/NewsEvents.php?id=32&cat_id=7

California Association of Public Retirement Systems (includes list of members)
http://www.calaprs.org/sections/members

CalPERS
http://www.calpers.ca.gov/

CalPERS CAFR
https://www.calpers.ca.gov/mss-pub/SearchController?viewpackage=action&PageId=SearchCatalog&package_code=1402

CalPERS Corporate Governance Issues
http://www.calpers-governance.org/

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS – SELECTED CITIES

City of Berkeley CAFR
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=7760
The CAFR includes the City’s financial position and results of operations. It also contains demographic and statistical information to help the reader understand the financial condition of the City for each fiscal year. The current CAFR is for the City’s 2008 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2008.

City and County of San Francisco CAFR
http://www.sfgov.org/site/controller_index.asp?id=98971

Los Angeles County CAFR
http://auditor.lacounty.gov/cafr.htm

CITY OF OAKLAND

Budget woes have Oakland mulling bankruptcy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/09/BARI183DJB.DTL&type=newsbayarea

City of Oakland official website (includes proposed city budgets, Opportunities for Public Input to FY 2009-11 Budget and information on City of Oakland Special Municipal Vote by Mail Election – July 21)
http://www.oaklandnet.com/

Online Portal to City Council and Council Committees Legislative Activity.
http://clerkwebsvr1.oaklandnet.com/mattersearch/home.aspx

Oakland Code of Ordinances and Planning Code
http://www.municode.com/resources/ClientCode_List.asp?cn=Oakland&sid=5&cid=3637

City of Oakland Bonds (includes links to summary of debt outstanding and official statements)
http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/fwawebsite/treasury/treasury_home.htm

City of Oakland, Alameda County Transportation Improvement
Authority Measure B Funds; audited financial statements 6/30/08
http://www.acta2002.com/financials/audits08/Oakland_Final%20FS-Measure%20B.pdf

City and Agency Resolutions Authorizing the City Administrator to Execute a
Two (2) Year Professional Services Contract Between the City of Oakland and
Macias, Gini & O’Connell, LLP to Provide Audit Services for the Fiscal Year
Ending June 30, 2008 in the Amount Not To Exceed $694,275, and Fiscal Year
Ending June 30, 2009 in the Amount Not To Exceed $728,989.
clerkwebsvr1.oaklandnet.com/attachments/18716.pdf

Oakland Airport development (includes master plan)
http://www.flyoakland.com/airport_development.shtml

Police, Fire and Municipal Employee pension systems
http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/opd-frs/default.html

Planning and Zoning – major development projects
http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/ceda/revised/planningzoning/MajorProjectsSection/default.html

Alameda County official website (includes link to proposed FY 2009-01 budget)
http://www.acgov.org/

Alameda County Board of Supervisors
http://www.acgov.org/board/index.htm

Alameda County Ordinances and Administrative Code
http://www.acgov.org/admincode.htm

Alameda County Departments and Agencies
http://www.acgov.org/departments.htm

Alameda County Comprehensive Annual Report
http://www.acgov.org/auditor/cafr.htm

Alameda County contracting opportunities database
http://www.acgov.org/gsa_app/gsa/purchasing/bid_content/contractopportunities.jsp

Alameda County public works (includes development stage projects and various annual reports)
http://www.acgov.org/pwa/

Casto Valley strategic plan and general plan
http://www.acgov.org/cda/redevelop/projects/index.htm

Alameda County Small Business Development Center
http://acsbdc.org/

Alameda County Water District – water quality
http://www.acwd.org/faq.php5?category_id=59

Alameda County Dedicates the Largest Solar Electric System in the Nation. (2002)
http://www.allbusiness.com/government/government-bodies-offices-regional/5933469-1.html

East Bay Metropolitan Utility District
http://www.ebmud.com/

EBMUD financial information
http://www.ebmud.com/about_ebmud/financial_information/

EBMUD – water supply
http://www.ebmud.com/water_&_environment/water_supply/

Alameda County Employee Retirement System
http://www.acera.org/index.php

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Oakland Consolidated Plan submitted to HUD
http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/hcd/policy/policy.html

Included are:

Official Plans
* Consolidated Plans
o Current Plans
o Citizen Participation Plan
o Fair Housing Plans
o Older Consolidated Plans (2000-2005)
* Housing Element
* AIDS Housing Plan
Policies & Strategies
Municipal Codes & Ordinances
Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plans

The City of Oakland is required to submit a 5-Year Consolidated Plan, as well as annual Action Plans and Performance Reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive funds from the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grants.

The 5-year plan includes information on housing needs, resources, and strategies.

The annual action plans include information on specific activities funded with CDBG and other federal funds, as well as housing activities carried out with other funds.

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View Shock Doctrine California, Parts I & III

2 Comments

  1. The Missing Money makes the FT… hooda thought?

    Discrepancies in America’s accounts hide a black hole

    By Daniel Gros

    Published: June 15 2006 03:00 | Last updated: June 15 2006 03:00

    The global financial system seems to have a black hole at its centre. Over the last two decades, US residents have sold a total of about $5,500bn worth of IOUs to foreigners, yet the officially recorded net investment position of the US has deteriorated only by a little more than half of this amount ($2,800bn). The US capital market seems to have acted like a black hole for investors from the rest of world in which $2,700bn vanished from sight – or at least from the official statistics.

    How can $2,700bn disappear?…

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f0eff690-fc0a-11da-b1a1-0000779e2340.html?nclick_check=1

  2. Are You Disaster Ready?

    What do you expect in case of loss? Who cares? Who has disaster preparedness/recovery money for that?

    I don’t have all the answers, but I do have this one on disaster preparedness/recovery:

    A letter pertaining to disaster (hurricane, earthquake, tornado, flood, fire, etc.) has been sent to President Obama on behalf of all insurance policyholders. As a matter of transparency on the record of insurance consumer protection, any response by President Obama will be posted on the following Website for review: http://www.disasterprepared.net/president.html

    Qui potest et debet vetare, jubet: (Law Maxim)
    HE WHO CAN AND OUGHT TO FORBID A THING [IF HE DO NOT FORBID IT] DIRECTS IT

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