January 31, 2015
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Final Report: 1998 Response Summaries:
|1998 Recommendation||Response by Agency||Action by 1999 Grand Jury|
Palo Alto Strategic Planning
The East Palo Alto Redevelopment Agency should solicit pro bono assistance from agencies to develop multi-year alternative financial projections and associated strategic plans.
|Recommendation is being followed.||Followed up by 1999 Grand Jury. See report on page 53.|
Department Head Meetings
County Manager should continue holding quarterly meetings of the Fiscal Department Heads, and members of the San Mateo County Grand Jury Fiscal/Budget Committee should participate in these meetings.
|Meetings have continued to be held during the year.||Followed up by 1999 Grand Jury. See report on page 55.|
of Secured Property Taxes by Credit Card
The County Treasurer-Tax Collector should continue using the credit card system for payment of secured property taxes.
|Agreed with recommendation.||Treasurer is following the recommendation. No further action by the 1999 Grand Jury.|
Internal Service Funds
Agencies should agree to a common calculation of the adequacy and balances of Internal Service funds.
|Procedure established.||No further action by the 1999 Grand Jury.|
Instruct the independent actuary to determine that its annually selected interest rate for all Internal Service funds is consistent with the interest earnings expectations of the San Mateo County Treasurer.
|Procedure established in agreement with recommendation.||No further action by the 1999 Grand Jury.|