The 2016-17 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury recently released a report titled ‘Can We See You Now? San Mateo County’s Independent Special Districts Website Transparency Update’ discussing San Mateo County special districts’ progress toward achieving the transparency standards set forth by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
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
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District Recognized as “District of Distinction”
Burlingame, CA – 21 April 2017
San Mateo County Mosquito & Vector Control District received the “District of Distinction” accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations. The District is the first mosquito and vector control district in California to be designated a District of Distinction.
San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District Awarded District Transparency Certificate of Excellence
Burlingame, CA – 9 January 2017
In recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has been awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF).
California Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies to create a publicly available catalog of enterprise systems. The catalog must specify the current system vendor and product, a statement of the system’s purpose, the type of data collected, and how frequently the system is updated.
Enterprise Systems are software applications or computer systems that collect, store, exchange and analyze information that the agency uses that is both of the following:
The California Special Districts Association maintains a GIS site containing location points and, in many cases, boundaries for the independent special districts in California. This map will help raise awareness of special districts.