You know that the FAAS issue wasn’t even on the City Council’s agenda last night right even though public speakers were urged to come out to the meeting.
Anyway, according to folks who were present there were no handouts at the meeting on Monday night about the ask from FAAS. The only print out that night was a certain blog post that is popular with the the FAAS set.
There was a powerpoint and I have the slides.
Quick note about this slide. “City’s share has shrunk” really should read “City’s share has stayed the same but our costs have grown” but, framing and all.
“Breach of contract” is strong language for an organization looking to collaborative with the City government, oh, and ask for money from.
Just a note these numbers in this slide do not include in-kind services being offered by the City of Alameda which would take over things like payroll that FAAS is currently paying ADP $25,000.
As the City is offering $1.7 million in direct and in kind contributions, this is more than the $908K needed in City Funding to “survive.”
Here’s the problem about this presentation: it does nothing to justify the increased costs and therefore increased request for money. It appears, if the “We need least $908,581 from the City to survive” slide desk means a direct cash contribution that FAAS is stepping back from their original direct cash request of $1.4 million. The question then becomes, if FAAS could make it work at a $908K direct cash request to the City why ask for $1.4 million to begin with?