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State Mandate Reimbursement Opportunities [Revenue, Finances and Taxation]

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Under the direction of Governor Jerry Brown, the Department of Finance has issued a letter to the State Controller requesting the full $765 million in pre-2004 unpaid mandate reimbursements be sent out to those special districts, cities and counties that have not yet been reimbursed. The State Controller…

High Priority Oppose [Governance and Accountability]

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

SB 239 (Hertzberg) Local Service Contracts: Oppose Requires agencies providing fire protection to obtain a written agreement validated by each affected public agency and recognized employee organization representing firefighters, or to provide notice at least 30 days prior, when proposing the extension…

GASB 68 Valuation Reports Instructions

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has released Circulation Letter No. 200-018-15 in an effort to assist Public Agency Employers in complying with the newly implemented GASB 68 financial reporting requirements. These instructions provide critical information on the process…