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Category: Finance

New California State Mandate – AB 783

Starting January 1st, 2024, the State of California requires businesses with a single-user toilet facility to identify such facility as all-gender toilet facilities per legislation AB 783. AB 783 is related to AB 1732 (Ting) from 2016, which enacted a restroom policy requiring all single-occupancy restrooms in business, government buildings, and places of public accommodation … Continued

2024 Business License Renewal

Business license renewal notices will soon be distributed to all businesses with active licenses expiring December 31, 2023.  Each license renewal is due by February 15, 2024.  The City accepts cash, checks, money orders, and most major credit cards.  Licenses may be renewed online via credit card or eCheck at If you have closed … Continued

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Investment Management and Advisory Services – Due 08/31/2022 (CLOSED)

Please note that this RFP is now closed. The City of San Rafael is seeking proposals from qualified investment management firms to provide comprehensive investment services, including handling day-to-day portfolio administration and providing discretionary investment advisory services to help govern the City’s investment portfolio.   2022 Request for Proposals – Investment Services   Respondents to … 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.

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