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File #: 16-825    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 12/5/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/14/2016 Final action:
Title: SEVENTH SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT ON POST-ISSUANCE COMPLIANCE FOR TAX ADVANTAGED BONDS
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CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 14, 2016

PREPARED BY: Harjot Sangha, Accounting Manager/Administrative Services
APPROVED BY: City Manager

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SEVENTH SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT ON POST-ISSUANCE COMPLIANCE FOR TAX ADVANTAGED BONDS
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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Maintaining fiscal responsibility
Preserving and cultivating public trust

2016 Focus Areas
Improving Our Communication

REPORT NARRATIVE:
At its regular meeting on April 17, 2013, the City Council adopted procedures for Finance staff to follow in administering tax-exempt bonds in accordance with the internal revenue code. This report, Post-Issuance Compliance Report, is called for by Section 2C of those procedures. Post-Issuance compliance procedures include monitoring of tax-exempt bonds to ensure:
* Proceeds are used for qualified purposes
* Proceeds are spent in a timely manner, as allowed by the IRS
* Proceeds are investment within the allowable yield restrictions
* There is appropriate record keeping of the expenditures and;
* All required disclosures and qualified significant events are reported on the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website, ultimately available to the investors.


During the past six months, City staff has executed the post-issuance compliance procedures, notably as such:
* Continued to emphasize, throughout the City organization, the importance of having a plan based on reasonable expectations at the time of issuance (and then actually following through post issuance) to spend tax-advantaged bond proceeds in the time frame as required by the internal revenue code.
* Engaged consultant to complete the final arbitrage rebate calculations for the refunded Lease Revenue Bonds (Public Library, series 2006, and Police Facility, series 2004) and the assessment district bonds (1998 Morgan Hill Ranch and 2005 Madrone Business Park). The results of the rebate c...

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