Can We See You Now? San Mateo County’s Independent Special Districts Website Transparency Update
San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury

In 2014, the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report concerning the lack of transparency in the websites of the 23 independent special districts operating within San Mateo County (County).1 The jury at that time offered seven recommendations designed to improve transparency and achieve adherence to standards set forth by the California Special Districts
Association (CSDA) and the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). This report will discuss the progress made since 2014 by the County’s independent special districts and serve as an update to the initial report.