September 21, 2014
Final Reports
San Mateo Courts - Civil Grand Jury

1999 Final Report: 1998 Response Summaries:
Fiscal/Budget

1998 Recommendation Response by Agency Action by 1999 Grand Jury
East Palo Alto Strategic Planning
Recommendation 24:

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.
Fiscal Department Head Meetings
Recommendation 25:

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.
Payment of Secured Property Taxes by Credit Card
Recommendation 26
:
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.
Self-Insured, Internal Service Funds
Recommendation 27:

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.
Recommendation 28:
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.
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