December 20, 2012 
Contact: Deputy Controller Juan Raigoza 
(650) 363-4853
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Bob Adler provides details of the financial health 
of San Mateo County in a report released today. 
The 10-page Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) summarizes the essential 
information contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was 
released in November. The PAFR examines the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012, and 
provides a look to future challenges and opportunities. 
The PAFR, titled Financial Highlights, provides the following key information for San 
Mateo County’s government: 
• Financial Summary 
• Economic Indicators 
• Financial Policies and Planning 
• Economic Outlook 
• Major Initiatives 
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) 
has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to 
San Mateo County for its Popular Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 
30, 2011. The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting 
is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for 
preparation of state and local government popular reports. 
The PAFR can be accessed online at the County Controller’s web page located at