November 1, 2012 
Contact: Controller Bob Adler 
(650) 363-4777
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Bob Adler today released for public review 
the San Mateo County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal 
year ended June 30, 2012. 
The CAFR contains the County’s complete financial statements and other financial 
information. All of the statements are audited by an independent certified public 
accountant and provide the public with the confidence that all financial reporting is 
accurate, open and transparent. 
The CAFR also contains information about the local economy, the structure of the 
County government, the County’s future financial plans, the County’s financial policies, 
and significant County projects. This high-level information can be found in the Letter 
of Transmittal (Introductory Section), Management’s Discussion and Analysis 
(Financial Section) and the Statistical Section. 
The GFOA, Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, 
awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to San 
Mateo County for its CAFR for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. This was the 12th 
consecutive year that the County has received this prestigious award. Once again the 
County has received an unqualified, “clean” opinion from the independent auditors 
selected by the Grand Jury. 
To view the CAFR, visit the County Controller’s web page located at