Did you know that municipal debt in California comes with annual State reporting requirements? The California Senate Bill 1029 requires every California public agency that has issued debt since January 2017 to file Annual Debt Transparency Reports.
The reports must cover your outstanding bonds, loans, lines of credit, leases, etc., as well as all authorized but not issued debt.
The report has to be submitted to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission ("CDIAC") by January 31 of each year and cover the most recent fiscal year. In other words, the reports that are due by January 31, 2022 pertain to the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021.
The report needs to contain the following information:
Conduit issuers are ultimately responsible for the report filing, even if the requirement has been passed on to the borrower.
The reporting requirement was designed to help increase transparency of the financing activities of California’s 4,200 local government agencies and improve public knowledge.
Ridgeline Municipal Strategies, a registered municipal advisory and financial consulting firm, can collect necessary information from your staff and trustees to timely compile and file the transparency reports with the CDIAC. We can also assist you with the development and adoption of the debt policy that you need to have in place prior to issuing any new debt.
Contact Ridgeline to find out how we can help you stay in compliance with your annual transparency reporting requirements.
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