December 19, 2013 
Contact: Bob Adler, Controller 
(650) 363-4777 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Controller Bob Adler provides details of the financial health 
of San Mateo County in a report released today. 
The Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) summarizes the essential information 
contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which was released in 
October. The PAFR examines the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, and provides a look 
to future challenges and opportunities. 
The PAFR provides the following key information: 
  • Letter to the Citizens of San Mateo County 
  • Government-Wide Financial Position 
  • Capital Assets and Unfunded Liabilities 
  • Government-Wide Results of Operations 
  • Tax Revenues 
  • General Fund: Financial Position, Results of Operations, and Working Capital 
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) 
has given, for the eleventh consecutive year, an Award for Outstanding Achievement in 
Popular Annual Financial Reporting to San Mateo County for its PAFR for the fiscal year 
ended June 30, 2012. 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 financial reports. 
The PAFR can be accessed online at the County Controller’s web page located at