For Immediate Release Redwood City — San Mateo County Controller Juan Raigoza today released for public review the County’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) which includes the County’s audited financial statements, management’s analysis, statistics, and other financial information.
For Immediate Release Redwood City — Continuing its winning streak, the San Mateo County Controller’s Office was honored for the 18th straight year with the highest recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.
One of the aspects I enjoy the most as District 4 Supervisor is engaging with the community and listening to the voices of all residents. A few months ago, I had the idea of creating a series of several different informal “Community Conversations” on hot topics that impact District 4 residents.
Drilling for oil off the coast of California has been something most people thought had been forbidden for decades. When the issue was recently revived as a possibility by the current federal government administration, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors decided to join almost every other California jurisdiction in fighting back against the idea. A resolution was approved unanimously at the Jan. 23 board meeting supporting a continuing ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking and other well stimulation in federal and state waters.
For Immediate Release Redwood City — The Property Tax Highlights publication for fiscal year 2016-17 released today shows that the total annual countywide tax levy was $2.4 billion — $163.2 million more than the prior year. Although the increase in revenues is part of a multi-year positive trend, County Controller Juan Raigoza explained that local government agencies’ operating costs, which are largely impacted by the cost of doing business in the San Francisco Bay Area, have also increased in recent years.