FAIRFIELD — Solano County has an award-winning financial story for the 11th consecutive year.
The county each year releases a comprehensive financial report. The report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, has won a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association.
The annual report is intended for anyone interested in the county’s finances, Auditor-Controller Simona Padilla-Scholtens said. The primary goal is accountability.
Among the criteria the report is judged on is full disclosure to communicate the county’s financial story, she said. The report must meet generally accepted accounting principles and legal requirements.
Supervisor John Vasquez at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting noted Padilla-Scholtens has been at the helm for all 11 consecutive awards.
“You’re that safeguard to the community,” Vasquez said. “It’s important for taxpayers to know their money is not only being well-spent, it’s being well-reviewed.”
The comprehensive financial report is 145 pages. It includes narrative and statistical sections and a report from an independent auditor.
Among the facts listed in the report:
Go to www.co.solano.ca.us/depts/auditor/default.asp to see the comprehensive financial report.
Padilla-Scholtens said she wanted to recognize county employees Sheila Turgo, Magen Yambao, Renee Phillips and Tony Manliclic for their contributions to the financial report.
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