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District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                 County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                   FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
1-250



                       District Attorney / Public Administrator



                                       FY 2010-11 Recommended Sources

                                 Miscellaneous   Charges for Services
                                                                           Fines, Forfeitures and
                                   Revenue             0.6%
                                                                                  Penalties
                                     0.2%                                                      Fund Balance
                                                                                   1.5%
                                                                                                  6.1%




             Intergovernmental
                  Revenue                                                            Net County Cost
                   36.7%                                                                  54.9%




                                     FY 2010-11 Recommended Requirements


                                     Services and Supplies                     Other Charges
                                              4%                                    7%




                                                   Salaries and Benefits
                                                           89%




County of San Mateo                                                                      District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                       Healthy Community
                                                                                                                                 1-251

Department Locator                                               Department Mission Statement
County                                                           San Mateo County District Attorney / Public Administrator’s Office
   Healthy Community                                             serves the people of the State of California by prosecuting adult and
       Health System                                             juvenile offenders, enforcing consumer and environmental laws,
       Contributions to the Medical Center                       administering decedent estates, providing legal and investigative
       First 5 San Mateo County                                  support to other law enforcement agencies and disseminating public
                                                                 information about law enforcement while ensuring public safety and
       Sheriff’s Office
                                                                 accountability for criminal conduct.
       Message Switch
       Probation Department
                                                                 Contributions to Shared Vision 2025
       District Attorney / Public Administrator
                                                                 (FY 2005 – 2009)
       Private Defender Program
       County Support of the Courts                              HEALTHY COMMUNITY: Our neighborhoods are safe and provide
       Coroner’s Office                                          residents with access to quality health care and seamless services.
       Public Safety Communications
                                                                 •   Victim Center
       Fire Services
                                                                     Reduce the trauma of a violent crime, by establishing contact
                                                                     with a victim and / or the victim’s family as soon as the Office
Department Measures
                                                                     learns about the crime. Specific services offered include crisis
                                                                     intervention, emergency assistance, resource and referral
                   Quality and Outcomes Measures                     assistance, claims assistance and other related services, which
                    Meeting Performance Targets                      support and encourage victims of crime to engage in the healing
            100%                   100%                              process and regain a measure of control in their lives. The
   100%
                                                                     number of victims that received these services decreased by
                                              75%        75%         12% from FY 2007-08 to FY 2008-09. However, the program
    80%
                         67%                                         projects a 48% increase in FY 2009-10. The projected increase
    60%                                                              in services is attributed to an improved case tracking
    40%                                                              mechanism in the Office’s statistical database.

    20%                                                          •   Gang Prosecution
                                                                     Continue to provide specialized training for two Deputy District
     0%                                                              Attorneys who are successfully prosecuting gang cases and
             07-08      08-09      09-10      10-11     11-12        added one inspector specialized in gang cases to vertically
            Actual      Actual    Estimate    Target    Target       investigate and prosecute gang-related crimes. The addition of
                                                                     staff has resulted in an 95% conviction rate for all vertical gang
                                                                     cases.

                        Cost per Case Filed                      •   Elder Abuse Prosecution
                                                                     Assigned one dedicated Deputy District Attorney to prosecute
   $1,500                                                            elder abuse crimes. Presentations were conducted by the
                         $1,227    $1,253     $1,143    $1,143       Deputy District Attorney to senior groups in order to raise
   $1,200                                                            awareness of the many scams that are used to lure retiree and
               $925
     $900
                                                                     senior citizen victims and to open lines of communication in high
                                                                     risk communities.
     $600
                                                                 •   Identity Theft
     $300                                                            Provided specialized training in identity theft prosecution to one
       $0
                                                                     Deputy District Attorney that resulted in the successful
                                                                     prosecution of large scale identity theft and high tech cases. The
               07-08      08-09     09-10      10-11     11-12
                                                                     same deputy also acts as the office’s liaison to the Rapid
              Actual     Actual    Estimate    Target   Target       Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) and has
                                                                     contributed to a decreased response time for the issuance of
                                                                     search warrants and the review and filing of cases in this field.
                                                                     This has resulted in swifter and more effective prosecution of
                                                                     these cases.




District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                               County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                 FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
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COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY: Our leaders forge partnerships,                  Headline Measures
promote regional solutions, with informed and engaged residents,
and approach issues with fiscal accountability and concern for future
                                                                                      Number of Victims that Received Services as a
impacts.
                                                                                     Result of Being Contacted by Letter or Telephone
•   Victim Center
                                                                              10,000
    Maintain collaborative relationships with various county
    departments including but not limited to Child Protective                  8,000
    Services, Adult Protective Services, San Mateo Medical Center
                                                                               6,000
    – Keller Center, the Sheriff’s Office, Probation and with
    numerous non-profit organizations such as Community                        4,000                           3,506
                                                                                          2,143     2,290                 2,646     2,646
    Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), Rape Trauma
                                                                               2,000
    Services, Pyramid Alternatives, Healthy Homes, Fair Oaks
    Community Center, in order to better serve and meet the needs                  0
    of the community.                                                                     07-08     08-09      09-10      10-11      11-12
•   Countywide Gang Suppression Task Force                                                Actual    Actual    Estimate   Target     Target
    Continue collaborative efforts with law enforcement partners to
    successfully investigate and prosecute gang related cases.
•   Multi-Agency Collaboration in Identity Theft Prosecution                             Percent of Total Filings With Conviction
    Continue to collaborate with local, state, and federal authorities,                           (excludes dismissals)
    in partnership with the REACT to aggressively pursue and
    prosecute identity theft and high tech crime cases. This                              91%       92%        91%
                                                                              100%
    partnership resulted in over 300 prosecutions for identity theft
    and high tech related crimes in FY2008-09.                                 80%
                                                                               60%
•   Consumer and Environmental Unit
    Working with County Weights and Measures officials,                        40%
    Environmental Health Division, the Attorney General’s Office               20%
    and prosecutors in various other counties to successfully
                                                                                0%
    investigate and prosecute civil cases that often result in civil
    penalties, restitution to consumers, protection of the                               07-08      08-09     09-10      10-11      11-12
    environment and help maintain a level playing field for law-                         Actual     Actual   Estimate    Target     Target
    abiding businesses.
•   Public Administrator
    Working with funeral homes, cemeteries, elder care facilities,        Services and Accomplishments
    County Coroner and other County agencies to find solutions in         The District Attorney’s Office primarily contributes to the Shared
    cases where decedents’ remains have been abandoned by                 Vision of a Healthy Community by 2025 by prosecuting felony and
    family members.                                                       misdemeanor crimes committed in San Mateo County as well as
                                                                          County ordinance violations and juvenile cases. The Office advises
                                                                          and conducts investigations for the Criminal Grand Jury and
                                                                          conducts investigations of welfare fraud, theft, embezzlement and
                                                                          other cases pending trial. The Office initiates legal actions to prohibit
                                                                          unfair business practices and handles water pollution, hazardous
                                                                          waste and similar cases. The Office also provides assistance to
                                                                          crime victims and / or victim’s family members through the Victim
                                                                          Center. Finally, the Office serves as the Public Administrator in the
                                                                          probate of estates.
                                                                          The following are major accomplishments in the current year:

                                                                          COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY
                                                                          •   Collaborated with the Keller Center, Child Protective Services,
                                                                              Rape Trauma Services, Behavioral Health Services and Law
                                                                              Enforcement, to update the County Child Sexual Assault
                                                                              Protocol as well as the Adult Sexual Assault Protocol.


County of San Mateo                                                                                District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                                 Healthy Community
                                                                                                                                          1-253

•   Currently working with members of the Domestic Violence Death             excess of those allowed under law, and made misleading
    Review Team to compile the Annual Report                                  statements to consumers. The judgment obtained requires the
•   Worked cooperatively with the Gang Task Force, the Gang                   payment of $450,000 in civil penalties and costs and $500,000
    Intelligence Unit and all of the street crime suppression teams           restitution to consumers
    throughout the county in ongoing efforts to aggressively and
    successfully prosecute gang members                                   Story Behind Performance
•   Collaborated with the Gang Task Force and the Gang                    The Victim Center has been a division of the District Attorney's
    Intelligence Unit, which resulted in a 95% conviction rate for all    Office since it was transferred from the Probation Department in
    vertical gang cases                                                   February 2002. The Program provides various mandatory services,
•   Worked with the California Department of Toxic Substances             including crisis Intervention, resource and referral assistance, claims
    Control, the County Environmental Health Division, the East           assistance, emergency assistance, orientation to the Criminal
    Palo Alto Police Department and the Menlo Park Fire Protection        Justice System and court escort. Initial contact with a victim is
    District to obtain a permanent injunction against a company that      usually done by mail upon receipt of a crime report from one of the
    had operated a hazardous waste treatment facility in East Palo        local 23 Law Enforcement agencies throughout the County of San
    Alto in repeated violation of environmental laws. The Judgment        Mateo. The primary goal of the program is to expeditiously contact
    requires the payment of $350,000 in civil penalties and costs         victims and / or victim’s families to notify them of available program
    and prohibits the defendant from conducting any business              services. Once contact is established, an Advocate will assess the
    involving the storage, treatment, handling or transportation of       victim’s immediate needs and then provide the appropriate services.
    hazardous waste in California                                         Often, victims may need assistance in filing an application for
•   Collaborated with Aging and Adult Services, local law                 compensation of medical and other related bills, or a referral to a
    enforcement agencies, the District Attorney’s Investigations          therapist or another resource agency. A collaborative relationship
    Bureau and the San Mateo County Ombudsman’s Office to                 has been established with several key agencies in the county, such
    refine the recently-created system of direct reporting of             as The Keller Center, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
    suspected physical, sexual and financial abuse of the elderly         (CORA), Rape Trauma Services, Child Protective Services, the
    and / or developmentally disabled adults who reside in long-term      Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul. The Victim Center works
    care facilities                                                       cooperatively with these agencies to provide valuable and effective
                                                                          services to victims of crime.
HEALTHY COMMUNITY
•   Continue to work collaboratively with local police departments in     All felony gang cases are vertically prosecuted by the gang unit with
    completing investigations and the successful prosecution of           the exception of homicides, which remain with the Homicide Team.
    cases                                                                 Currently there are two full time gang deputies and an assigned
                                                                          gang inspector who equally contribute to the high conviction rate on
•   Established a close working relationship with federal agencies in
                                                                          gang cases. The Gang Deputies’ caseload includes a wide range of
    investigation of drug trafficking and organized crime that
                                                                          crimes including attempted murder with the discharge of a firearm,
    included the utilization of California wiretap legislation
                                                                          assault with a deadly weapon, witness intimidation and gang-related
•   Provide ongoing investigative resources and legal advice in all
                                                                          graffiti. There continues to be an increasing number of younger gang
    homicides that occur in San Mateo County
                                                                          members committing more serious crimes and receiving substantial
•   In 2009, the District Attorney’s Office filed 23 felony elder abuse
                                                                          sentences. A new trend is developing in the rise of new and violent
    cases. Many of those cases received substantial press coverage
                                                                          gangs within the county. Another new and equally disturbing trend is
    that focused the public’s attention on these types of crimes. A
                                                                          the number of out-of-county gang members from Santa Clara and
    strong focus on elder abuse will help protect seniors, dependent
                                                                          San Francisco entering San Mateo County to commit violent crimes.
    adults, and educate the community to become more aware of
    the dangers. The Office strives to keep neighborhoods safe by         This year, the focus of elder abuse prosecution continues to be on
    spreading the word that targeting San Mateo County’s                  detecting and prosecuting crimes committed against elder and
    vulnerable citizens will not be tolerated and that substantial        dependent adults in long-term care facilities. In FY 2008-09, a
    resources and services are available to help people protect           system of direct reporting between the Ombudsman’s Office and the
    themselves and family members                                         District Attorney’s Office was being created. At present, the
•   Worked with the California Department of Public Health to obtain      Ombudsman’s Office reports all suspected, rather than known,
    a permanent injunction and $90,000 in civil penalties and costs       abuse directly to the Office instead of just to local law enforcement
    against a tofu manufacturer that was operating in violation of        agencies. This permits the dedicated elder abuse deputy to be
    health laws                                                           involved in cases at a much earlier stage and can result in
•   Worked with the California Department of Corporations (DOC) to        corrective-intervention rather than resource-heavy prosecutions.
    obtain a judgment against a debt settlement company that              The new system also allows the dedicated elder abuse deputy to be
    solicited consumers who had significant debt. The company             involved earlier in the investigation of elder and dependent adult
    acted without being licensed by the DOC, charged fees in              crimes that will be prosecuted, thereby increasing the potential for
                                                                          more efficient and successful trial outcomes. In FY 2009-10, the


District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                         County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                           FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
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Office is working cooperatively to refine the system to create a more       a result, there were several instances when uncooperative family
consistent referral process and provide earlier notice of problematic       members refused to provide the necessary paperwork, called a
situations in long-term care facilities. Local law enforcement              Declinations to act, which is needed for the Office to acquire
agencies are now working with the Office in the investigation of the        jurisdiction over the decedents’ remains and the administration of
cases that are brought directly to the Office by the local                  the decedents’ estate. This often resulted in a bottleneck between
Ombudsmen. The Office continues to work collaboratively with the            the agency making the referral and the Office. This year, the Office
Ombudsmen’s Office, local law enforcement agencies and other                intensified its efforts in establishing cooperative relationships with
senior service providers to both improve the quality of life for senior     stakeholders, the funeral homes, cemeteries, elder care facilities,
citizens that are living in long-term care facilities and to successfully   and the Coroner’s Office, to find mutually beneficial solutions to this
prosecute those who seek to exploit them.                                   problem. As a result of several meetings with the San Mateo Medical
                                                                            Center, Burlingame Long Term Care, and the Coroner’s Office; the
The District Attorney’s Office continues to see an increase in identity
                                                                            referral process for indigent cases was streamlined. Since the
theft and high-tech crime referrals because local law enforcement
                                                                            inception of these meetings there has been a significant reduction in
agencies have become more proficient at investigating such cases
                                                                            the instances where decedent remains are abandoned. In addition,
and citizens are becoming more aware of the various types of fraud
                                                                            the Office is utilizing new locate tools, such as Skip Tracing
that can be perpetrated. As a consequence of this, and in
                                                                            databases; to identify, locate, and notify the next-of-kin of the death
conjunction with the advance of technology, criminals are becoming
                                                                            of loved ones; and to identify and locate heirs to the estates.
more sophisticated in the use of technology to perpetrate identity
                                                                            Locating family members early in the process, provides the Office
theft and fraud. Increased inter-jurisdictional cooperation in identity
                                                                            the opportunity to thoroughly educate family members on the various
theft investigations is netting good results in detecting and stopping
                                                                            options available and will reduce the number of instances where a
these types of crimes more comprehensively than in the past. The
                                                                            decedent’s remains are abandoned due to the family’s inability to
Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) and local police
                                                                            meet the costs of internment and / or cremation.
agencies are working with state and federal authorities to help
investigate identity theft groups that work on a statewide or
                                                                            Major Issues to be Addressed
nationwide basis. As a result of these partnerships, the Office was
able to successfully prosecute an entire credit card fraud “ring”           •   Increase in Gang Prosecution Cases—Gang violence
involving approximately 10 individuals. Further, the advance of                 continues to increase in severity and sophistication within the
technology in increasing the speed and transmission of data has                 county. A formalized gang prosecution unit is in place to
widened the field of identity theft-based fraud to encompass                    adequately respond to the increase in number of cases.
numerous cases of intellectual property theft and internal fraud            •   Increase in weapon seizure—The number of weapons seized
within several well known high-tech companies. Working with                     continues to increase. The gang prosecution unit has a zero
corporate security for these entities, in collaboration with REACT,             tolerance for the possession or use of weapons involved in gang
has led to numerous successful prosecutions for fraud, theft, and               cases.
piracy. The successes of these prosecutions have bolstered the              •   Refining the Uniform System of Review for Elder Abuse
reputation of the District Attorney’s Office and REACT and created              Cases—Assembly Bill 2100 requires the Ombudsman’s Office to
an atmosphere of openness and trust within the high-tech                        report suspected elder abuse directly to the District Attorney’s
investigation community, allowing for more efficient investigation of           Office. In order to streamline the referral process, current forms
cases and use of resources. Continued collaboration with these                  need to be revised for the reporting, transmitting and reviewing
entities will work to ensure future successes in the fields of identity         of abuse complaints and all Ombudsman staff and long-term
theft and high-tech prosecution. The District Attorney’s Office has             care facility employees must be trained in the standards for
used provisions of the Penal Code to successfully implement a                   reporting and the use of the revised forms. The District
program to forfeit computers and high-tech equipment used in these              Attorney’s Office also intends to devise a record keeping system
crimes to use as a means of restitution for the victims or to be                that will permit the tracking of multiple complaints against
forfeited to the various law enforcement agencies for use as training           individual care-givers and specific facilities and will work toward
materials and equipment. Numerous forfeitures have already                      making this database accessible to other agencies serving the
occurred in a number of cases that resulted in a revenue allocation             needs of seniors.
to cash-strapped law enforcement agencies.
                                                                            •   Amending the Criminal Elder Abuse Statute—For last two
The Public Administrator is a division of the District Attorney’s Office        years the Office has worked diligently to amend Penal Code 368,
and administers the estates of deceased persons with no will or                 to make it illegal to commit theft from a senior by means of
without an appropriate person that is willing, or able to act as an             “undue influence” and have yet to win this battle. The Office will
estate administrator. Over the last two years, the Public                       continue to work with the California District Attorneys
Administrator noticed an increase in the number of decedent                     Association to amend the criminal statute to include this
remains that are abandoned by family members. This could be                     pervasive and complicated theory of theft in order to help restore
attributed to the current economic conditions where families cannot             assets to victimized seniors.
afford to pay for the proper handling and interment of loved ones. As



County of San Mateo                                                                                District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                                 Healthy Community
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•   Increase in Identity Theft Referrals—Identity theft cases tend            Goals:
    to involve multiple victims in multiple jurisdictions. New laws           •   Acquire funding for acquisition of a suitable case
    allow victims to seek prosecution for all identify theft crimes in            management system to benefit the criminal justice
    the victims county of residence, placing the burden on local law              community
    enforcement and district attorney offices to conduct                      •   Implement a case scanning interface to reduce the County’s
    investigations far outside their usual jurisdiction. This often               carbon footprint and reduce paper and archiving
    requires interviews of witnesses, search warrants, and                        expenditures
    subpoenas to be issued across county and state lines, which
    raises the cost of prosecuting these crimes.                              Objectives:
•   Increase in Identity Theft Knowledge—With the continued                   •   Increase collaborative relationships with police departments
    advance of technology it becomes more and more essential to                   that are technologically more advanced
    stay “one step ahead” of identity thieves. It is essential to create      •   Increase the Office’s contribution to reducing the County’s
    and maintain contacts within the high-tech community, such as                 carbon footprint
    individual companies and the investigative community, in order            •   Decrease the Office’s expenditures in paper supplies,
    to discover new schemes or instruments of fraud and to                        archiving of cases, and increase case processing
    formulate ways to combat them. As the advancement of                          efficiencies
    technology continues to outpace the reach of judicial precedent           Major Milestones
    it is also necessary to continue to push the bounds of the law
                                                                              •   Locate and acquire funding source: ongoing for FY 2010-11
    with respect to the classification and acceptance of technology,
                                                                                  and FY 2011-12
    within the current legal system. Additional research is needed to
    determine how law enforcement should deal with new technical              •   Initiate the Request for Proposal process: March 2011
    achievements to continue to successfully prosecute these types            •   First evaluation of Applicants: June 2011
    of cases.                                                                 •   Develop recommendations: July – October 2011
                                                                              •   Acquire database: FY 2011-12
Key Department Initiatives                                                    •   Implementation of new system: FY 2011-12
1. Develop and Implement Strategic Partnerships to Enhance                    Partners:
    Organizational Effectiveness                                              •   Community Partners
•   Alignment to Shared Vision:                                               •   Criminal Justice Departments
    • Collaborative Community                                                 •   Police Departments within San Mateo County
•   Major Issues to be Addressed:                                             FY 2010-11 Budget Impact:
    • Evolution of Domestic Violence Law—In FY 2008-09, the                   The cost of hiring a consultant to develop the request for
        Office prosecuted over 1,000 domestic violence cases. A               proposal process for the acquisition and implementation of a
        2009 change in the law providing that a domestic violence             case management system that meets the needs of the
        victim can refuse to testify without fear of incarceration and,       department and is able to effectively integrate with the Sheriff’s
        as a result, there has been a noted decline in the number of          Jail Management System (JMS) and the Court’s Case
        domestic violence convictions that result in mandated                 Management System (CCMS).
        domestic violence counseling. Batterer intervention
        programs saw a dramatic decline in the number of domestic          Other Significant Department Objectives
        violence abusers who were sent for mandated counseling.
        Domestic violence counseling is aimed at reduction of              The District Attorney’s Office will meet performance targets by doing
        recidivism. In the absence of counseling it is likely that many    the following:
        of these perpetrators will re-offend. This is likely to increase   Provide Victim Center Services to at Least 98% of Victims in All
        the number of incidents and severity of the attacks. It will       Cases
        also negatively impact the family structure when children          • Continue collaborative relationships with other county
        witness the domestic violence.                                        departments and agencies
    • Funding Challenges in Acquisition of a Case                          • Contact all victims referred by written correspondence or
        Management System—The Office’s goal for the next two                  telephone to offer program services
        years is to acquire a case management system to improve            • Follow-up with a second letter or telephone call to victim / legal
        overall program performance and the ability to virtually              guardian / family member when there is no response from a
        interact with other law enforcement agencies. This will               victim within 30 days
        require the Office to leverage technology needs against the        • Continue to provide Program presentations and / or participate in
        current economic downturn and locate additional funding               community events in order to educate other county agencies and
        sources.                                                              / or the public about services provided by the Program


District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                         County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                           FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
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Prosecute 100% of Gang-Related Cases Referred to the District
Attorney’s Office that Meet the Standard for Filing
• Continue to work cooperatively with other law enforcement
    agencies and task forces to identify and prosecute gangs,
    including acquisition and identification of information on gang
    members
• Continue to seize and abate weapons unlawfully possessed by
    gang members
Prosecute 100% of the Elder Abuse Cases Referred to the District
Attorney’s Office that Meet the Standard for Filing
• Continue to work with the Ombudsman’s Office to streamline the
    referral process to increase the reporting of abuse in long-term
    care facilities and provide early-participation in those cases
• Design and implement an accessible database system to
    document the new procedures to insure efficiency and
    accountability
Begin Investigation of Allegations of Theft of Public Monies Within 3
Days of Notification
• Spot-check Statements of Economic Interest for officials who file
   in San Mateo County
Prosecute 100% of the Identity Theft Cases Referred to the District
Attorney’s Office that Meet the Standard for Filing
• Participate in outreach efforts to educate the community on
    identity theft
• Provide investigative assistance to law enforcement, financial
    institutions and community organizations
• Coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to create
    training programs that build-up institutional knowledge and
    expertise in these type of specialized investigations
• Continue forfeiting equipment used in high tech and identity theft
    operations
Close 69% of Public Administrator Estates Within 12 Months
• Streamline the auctioning of estate assets by closer monitoring
   of warehouse inventory and consigning of estate assets on a
   case by case and as need basis
• Monitor the timely submission and filing of Estate Taxes




County of San Mateo                                                     District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                      Healthy Community
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Performance Measures Summary Table

                                                       FY 2007-08         FY 2008-09         FY 2009-10         FY 2010-11          FY 2011-12
  Performance Measures                                   Actual             Actual            Estimate            Target              Target

  What / How Much We Do (Effort)

  Total cases reviewed                                   23,232             21,862              22,580             22,580             22,580

  Total filings                                          20,048              17,067             17,644             17,088             17,088

  Number of victims contacted, including                  3,840              3,999              4,550               4,275              4,275
  unsolved cases

  Number of Public Administrator cases                      66                 67                 63                 63                 63
  opened

  Number of Public Administrator cases                      55                 45                 56                 55                 55
  closed

  How Well We Do It (Quality / Efficiency)

  Average number of cases reviewed by                      464                437                450                 451                451
  attorney

  Number of victims that received services as
  a result of being contacted by letter or                2,143              2,290              3,506               2,646              2,646
  telephone

  Percent of Public Administrator cases                    70%                65%                69%                68%                69%
  closed within 12 months

  Is Anyone Better Off? (Outcome / Effect)

  Percent of total filings with conviction                 91%                92%                91%                 ---                 ---
  (excludes dismissals) (1)

  Number of victim compensation claims                     512                540                582                 554                566
  approved

  Number of victims referred to a therapist or             419                390                410                 411                414
  other resource agency

  Number of victims provided court services
  such as orientation, support, escort, or case            289                225                250                 251                255
  status

  Average amount distributed to heirs through           $142,604           $100,489            $75,200            $83,500            $86,600
  Estate Probate (2)

(1) The annual budget submission includes a graph showing the total number of cases in which a conviction was obtained, either by a plea or
verdict as well as a measure of the total number of cases filed. It must be understood that there will not be an exact correlation between cases
filed and cases in which a conviction was obtained because of the time it takes to process cases, especially serious or violent cases. For
example, some cases have been filed as long as three years prior to resolution of the case.
(2)
      The data represents the dollar amount distributed on exceptionally large estates with few heirs after intensive litigation for FY 2007-08.




District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                             County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                               FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
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District Attorney / Public Administrator (2510B)
General Fund

FY 2010-11 and 2011-12 Budget Unit Summary
                                    Actual        Actual      Revised       Recommended        Change          Recommended
                                   2007-08       2008-09      2009-10          2010-11         2010-11            2011-12
SOURCES
Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties      729,697       429,294      400,000          400,000                            400,000
Use of Money and Property              94,703        19,118
Intergovernmental Revenues         12,047,815    10,932,092    11,728,747       9,500,291       (2,228,456)        9,512,187
Charges for Services                  233,151       190,202      140,500          162,500           22,000           150,500
Miscellaneous Revenue                  46,388       162,323       41,500           53,500           12,000            53,500
Total Revenue                      13,151,754    11,733,030   12,310,747       10,116,291       (2,194,456)       10,116,187
Fund Balance                        3,984,132     3,675,088    2,812,801        1,571,952       (1,240,849)          481,927
TOTAL SOURCES                      17,135,886    15,408,118   15,123,548       11,688,243       (3,435,305)       10,598,114


REQUIREMENTS
Salaries and Benefits              18,766,192    20,213,463   21,428,975       23,008,530        1,579,555        23,568,384
Services and Supplies               1,040,362     1,096,358    1,212,993        1,084,245         (128,748)        1,083,027
Other Charges                       1,670,646     1,733,968    1,843,836        1,805,436          (38,400)        1,786,284
Fixed Assets                           (1,332)                                                                        90,000
Net Appropriations                 21,475,868    23,043,790   24,485,804       25,898,211        1,412,407        26,527,695
Contingencies / Dept Reserves       2,147,122     2,018,029      551,045                          (551,045)
TOTAL REQUIREMENTS                 23,622,990    25,061,819   25,036,849       25,898,211          861,362        26,527,695


NET COUNTY COST                     6,487,104     9,653,701    9,913,301       14,209,968        4,296,667        15,929,581


AUTHORIZED POSITIONS
Salary Resolution                       129.0         129.0        129.0            125.0              (4.0)           125.0
Funded FTE                              124.9         125.2        125.2            122.7              (2.5)           122.7




County of San Mateo                                                           District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                            Healthy Community
                                                                                                                                         1-259

FY 2010-11 Budget Overview

TOTAL SOURCES
Total Sources decreased by $3,435,305 or 22.7% from the FY 2009-10 Revised to the FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget due to the following
changes:
Intergovernmental Revenues
There is a net decrease of $2,228,456 in this funding source due to a reduction in Public Safety Sales Tax (Proposition 172) funding in the
amount of $1,906,915, the elimination of the Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution grant in the amount of $127,473 and a reduction in grant
funding from the Department of Insurance, Worker’s Compensation Insurance Fraud, and Auto Insurance Fraud in the amount of $194,068.
Charges for Services
There is an increase of $22,000 in this funding source due to an increase in cases being administered by the Public Administrator’s Office.
Miscellaneous Revenue
There is an increase of $12,000 in this funding source due to an increase in the number of victims covered by the Witness Relocation
Assistance Program.
Fund Balance
There is a decrease of $1,240,849 in this funding source due to updated year-end Fund Balance estimate.

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS
Total Requirements increased by $861,362 or 3.4% from the FY 2009-10 Revised to the FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget due to the
following changes:
Salaries and Benefits
There is a net increase of $1,579,555 in this expenditure category due to an increase in county retirement costs; merit increases; and terminal
pay increases for two long term employees; partially offset by the elimination of four vacant positions.
Services and Supplies
There is a decrease of $128,748 in this expenditure category due to the Department’s commitment to reduce expenditures in order to offset a
portion of the projected increase in Salary and Benefits.
Other Charges
There is a decrease of $38,400 in this expenditure category due to cost reductions of $31,699 in radio, telephone and automation service
charges.
Contingencies / Departmental Reserves
There is a decrease of $551,045 in this expenditure category due to a projected decreased in Fund Balance. The balance in General Fund
Reserves represents 0% of Net Appropriations, which is under the County 2% Reserves policy by $517,904.

NET COUNTY COST
There is a net increase of $4,296,667 or 43.4% in this Departments General Fund allocation primarily due to increases in retirement
contributions and merit and health benefit increases and a decrease in Public Safety Sales Tax (Prop 172) revenues backfilled by the General
Fund.

FY 2011-12 Budget Overview

TOTAL SOURCES
Total Sources decreased by $1,090,129 or 9.3% from the FY 2010-11 to the FY 2011-12 Recommended Budget due to the following changes:
Fund Balance
There is a decrease of $1,090,025 in this funding source due to costs outpacing revenues and Net County Cost (General Fund allocation).

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS
Total Requirements increased by $629,484 or 2.4% from the FY 2010-11 to the FY 2011-12 Recommended Budget due to the following
changes:




District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                        County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                          FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget
1-260

Salaries and Benefits
There is an increase of $559,854 in this expenditure category due to salary and benefit increases resulting from merit increases and an
increase in Health Insurance costs.
Services and Supplies
There is a decrease of $1,218 in this expenditure category due to the Department’s commitment to reduce expenditures in order to offset a
portion of the projected increase in Salary and Benefits.
Other Charges
There is a decrease of $19,152 in this expenditure category due to cost reductions in telephone and automation service charges.
Fixed Assets
There is an increase of $90,000 in this expenditure category due to a scheduled network equipment upgrade that is planned by the Information
Systems Department (ISD).
Contingencies / Departmental Reserves
There is no change in Reserves. The balance in General Fund Reserves represents 0% of Net Appropriations, which is under the County 2%
Reserves policy by $530,428.

NET COUNTY COST
There is a net increase of $1,719,613 or 12.1% in this Department’s General Fund allocation primarily due to an increase in Salary and Benefit
costs as a result of merit and health benefit increases, and decreases in Fund Balance; partially offset by various reductions in operating costs.

District Attorney / Public Administrator (2510B)
Resource Allocation Summary
                                              Actual            Actual           Revised        Recommended          Change         Recommended
                                             2007-08           2008-09           2009-10           2010-11           2010-11           2011-12
Salary Resolution                                   129.0             129.0             129.0             125.0             (4.0)            125.0
Funded FTE                                          124.9             125.2             125.2             122.7             (2.5)            122.7


Total Requirements                            23,622,990        25,061,819        25,036,849        25,898,211           861,362       26,527,695
Total Sources                                 17,135,886        15,408,118        15,123,548        11,688,243       (3,435,305)       10,598,114
Net County Cost                                6,487,104         9,653,701         9,913,301        14,209,968         4,296,667       15,929,581


NCC Breakdown
Federal Grants Match                                                                 110,000           110,000                             110,000
Realignment MOE                                                                      158,857           158,857                             158,857
Proposition 172 MOE                                                                9,644,444        12,842,751         3,198,307       12,842,751
Other Non-Mandated Services                                                                          1,098,360         1,098,360         2,817,973




Discretionary Net County Cost
The portion of this program’s FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget which is funded by the General Fund or Net County Cost (NCC) is
$14,209,968 or 55%, of which $14,135,904 or 99.5% is discretionary. This discretionary amount includes Mandated Services currently
provided with no maintenance-of-effort or local match requirements, and Discretionary Services that include Civil / Environmental prosecution.




County of San Mateo                                                                                District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)
FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget                                                                                                 Healthy Community
                                                                                                                                         1-261

FY 2010-11 Program Funding Adjustments
The following are significant changes from the FY 2009-10 Revised to the FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget:

1. Adjustments to Provide Current Level of Services
Budget adjustments have been made to reflect current costs for existing levels of service and performance: inclusion of merit increases, and
increases in retirement contributions and health benefit costs; reduction in Fund Balance; and a decrease in Reserves to offset Fund Balance
reduction.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers          Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

      (3,435,305)               1,756,921                    0                   (551,045)               4,641,181                  0

2. Adjustments to Meet Budget Target
In order to achieve the Department’s 5% Net County Cost reduction target, four vacant positions in the Department have been eliminated.
Three of these positions were assigned to support the core functions of criminal prosecution and one position was supporting the efforts of the
Public Administrator’s Office. The loss of these positions will result in a delay in both the criminal case processing and timely conclusion of
cases as well as in the administration and closing of Public Administrator estates.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers          Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

           0                    (344,514)                    0                       0                    (344,514)                (4)

                                         TOTAL FY 2010-11 PROGRAM FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers          Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

      (3,435,305)               1,412,407                    0                   (551,045)               4,296,667                 (4)

FY 2011–12 Program Funding Adjustments
The following are significant changes from the FY 2010-11 to the FY 2011-12 Recommended Budget:
3. Adjustments to Provide Current Level of Services
Budget adjustments have been made to reflect current costs for existing levels of service and performance: inclusion of merit and health
benefit cost increases and a reduction of Fund Balance.

   Revenue/Sources           Appropriations         Intrafund Transfers          Reserves             Net County Cost           Positions

      (1,090,129)                629,484                     0                       0                   1,719,613                  0




District Attorney/Public Administrator (2510B)                                                                        County of San Mateo
Healthy Community                                                                                          FY 2010-12 Recommended Budget

								
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