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Category: Finance

City of San Rafael Request for Proposals for Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP)

Proposal Deadline Extended to April 29, 2022 The City of San Rafael  seeks to implement a commercially available, native cloud-based (SaaS) ERP solution that provides broad administrative functionality, long term sustainability and adaptability, and a modern user experience. The City has undertaken extensive user research to determine the needs across the City and how they … Continued

2022 Business License Renewal

Business license renewal notices will soon be distributed to all businesses with active licenses expiring December 31, 2021.  Each license renewal is due by February 15, 2022.  The City accepts cash, checks, money orders, and most major credit cards.  Licenses may be renewed online via credit card or eCheck at https://elicense.cityofsanrafael.org/renew/Renew1/BusinessLicense. If you have closed … Continued

RFP For Professional Auditing Services – Due 12/31/21 (CLOSED)

The City of San Rafael is seeking proposals for the preparation of both financial and compliance audit reports covering the City and its related operations from qualified firms of certified public accountants. 2021 Request for Proposals – Audit Services   Respondents to this RFP shall submit completed proposals electronically by 5:00 p.m. on December 31, … Continued

Fiscal Impact of COVID-19 on the City’s budget

COVID-19 is an emergency on so many levels – physically, emotionally, and financially just to name a few. The staff report being presented to City Council on Monday evening provides a brief summary of COVID-19’s impact on San Rafael as context to a larger financial response discussion. While there are many financial unknowns (e.g. will … Continued

City Receives Recognition for Financial Reporting

We were recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for our 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The GFOA established this award program in 1945 to encourage and assist governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally … Continued

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of San Rafael by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, … Continued

Lease Revenue Bonds

$46,300,000* San Rafael Joint Powers Financing Authority Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Public Safety Facilities Project) (Green Bonds) Anticipated date of offering on or about March 14, 2018 The offering of Bonds will be made only by the Preliminary Official Statement, which describes the security for such issue and which may be obtained in any … Continued

Online Hotel Tax Collection

We’ve begun collecting Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) online.  TOT, also known as “hotel tax,” is a City tax of 12% on the rate paid by guests at local hotels for stays of 30 days or less. If you’re a hotel/motel operator, you’ll receive detailed instructions via email. https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/transient-occupancy-tax/

National recognition for City’s annual financial reporting

For the fifth consecutive year, the City has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The most recent award was bestowed on the City for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the year ended June 30, 2017. The City’s financial statements were judged by an impartial panel to meet the … Continued

Business License Renewal Information

Renewal Notices Renewal notices have been sent to all businesses with active San Rafael business licenses expiring December 31, 2017.  The City accepts cash, checks, money orders, and most major credit cards.  Payments may be made via credit card or eCheck if renewing online. Closed or Relocated Businesses Closed or sold your business?  You can close your … Continued

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