2016 PAFR Press Release

Redwood City — San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza today released the County’s Financial Highlights report, also known as the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. This report summarizes the details of the County’s financial picture documented in the much longer Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) released in November.

2016 CAFR Press Release

San Mateo County Controller Releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Redwood City, Calif. - Controller Juan Raigoza today released for public review the San Mateo County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.

FY 2016-17 Property Tax Rates and Levies Press Release

County Controller Finalizes Property Tax Rates and Levies for FY 2016-17 Redwood City – The tax rates and levies are set for fiscal year (FY) 2016-17, totaling $2.412 billion countywide, up from the $2.259 billion levied in FY 2015-16. The one-percent General Tax on secured properties accounts for $1.81 billion.

Controller wins GFOA award for FY 14/15 PAFR

County of San Mateo Earns 14th Consecutive Financial Excellence Award Controller’s Popular Report Provides Public Transparent Look at County Finances REDWOOD CITY – For the 14th consecutive year, the County of San Mateo has earned a prestigious national award for excellence in financial reporting for the Popular version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15 report detailing for the public in an understandable way how it receives and spends its funds.

Coastal Commission fires executive director over objection of hundreds of supporters

The California Coastal Commission fired its executive director Wednesday -- a decision made despite an overwhelming show of public support for the land use agency’s top official. The panel disclosed that it voted 7 to 5 in a private session to dismiss Charles Lester, touching off an emotional scene unique in the agency's 44-year history.