She works hard for the money

Publicist Karen Stevenson left her job as Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums’s press secretary last month to devote more time to her business, Oakland-based KYS Communications, aka Core Communications.

She’s not wasting time.

On Tuesday, .Alameda County supervisors are scheduled to increase her company’s consulting contract with the county library. Stevenson’s firm provides public relations services for the library, says county Librarian Jean Hofacket, by creating branch library calendars and annual reports. The agreed-upon contract was $29,500 from Sept. 1, 2006- June 30, 2007.

It turns out that it took more time for Stevenson’s company to prepare the annual reports, due to a design change. So supervisors will vote to add another $4,695 to the contract, for a total of $34,195.