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Letters of Recommendation
We think the best source of information about the quality of our work is from our clients. We invite you to review some of the many letters of recommendation that we've received. Better yet, please call our clients.

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Mother Lode Union School District   |   December 14, 2016
Kernville Union Elementary School District   |   April 8, 2015
Charles Lomeli, Solano County Treasurer-Tax Collector-County Clerk   |   March 23, 2015
Bear Valley Unified School District   |   January 17, 2014
Marysville Joint Unified School District   |   July 30, 2013
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District   |   July 30, 2013
Santa Clara County Office of Education   |   March 20, 2013
Lucerne Valley Unified School District   |   June 29, 2010

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In The News
We understand that our clients receive a great deal of public scrutiny. Through clear public communication about complex financial topics we help our clients to receive accurate, timely and positive press coverage.

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School District to Get $5.8 Million from Bond Sale for Renovations
The Bond Buyer | Wed., June 3, 2015
A combination of quality planning and good luck will benefit the students and taxpayers of Colusa Unified School District. Bonds authorized by an overwhelming majority of the voters back in November went to market on April 16. The sale resulted in higher-than-expected funding for the district, lower-than-expected costs and significant savings for the district's taxpayers, Colusa officials said. Lorie Raineri, president of Government Financial Strategies, presented the final numbers...

School Districts, Including Many In Valley, On Thin Ice In Refinancing Bond Debt
By Sharon Noguchi | Mercury News | Sat., January 17, 2009
Taking advantage of escalating property values and falling interest rates, hundreds of California school districts refinanced their construction bonds and reaped a windfall to remodel and upgrade their campuses. Now the California attorney general has issued an opinion that the practice, popularized in the mid- 90s... ..

California's Cash - Out Deals Stir Debate
By Andrew Ward | The Bond Buyer | Friday, January 16, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO - When California Attorney General Jerry Brown said "cash-out refunding bonds" violated the state's constitution, he gave bond lawyers and school officials a degree of clarity on a controversial aspect of the law. He also gave them something new to debate: What should schools do... ..

National Perspectives: Creating Housing For Teachers
By Lisa Chamberlain | New York Times | Sun., December 18, 2005
Santa Clara, Calif. — Aimee Brinks, a teacher in her late 20's lives by herself in a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a private garage and a patio in the heart if Silicon Valley, on of the nation's most expensive housing markets. She is the beneficiary of an innovative solution...

Tam bond sales ease tax burden: $50 million to update facilities
By Nancy Isles Nation | Marin Independent Journal | Mon., August 12, 2002
Taxpayers in the Tamalpais Union School District got a break with the sale of nearly $50 million in bonds to finance modernization of school facilities. The bonds were sold for an interest rate of 4.68 percent, which means property owners will pay less in taxes...

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