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File #: 18-0738    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/30/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Title: Treasurer-Tax Collector, Revenue Recovery Division, recommending the Board discharge the relevant departments and department heads from further accountability to collect the debts listed on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report in the amount of $63,220.38, pursuant to Government Code Sections 25257 through 25259. Some of these debts date back to January 24, 1994, and are uncollectible due to expiration of statute of limitations, death or bankruptcy, and consequently are unlikely to be collected. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Discharge Report Summary, 2. B - Discharge Report Detail, 3. C - Government Code Section 25257-25259
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Treasurer-Tax Collector, Revenue Recovery Division, recommending the Board discharge the relevant departments and department heads from further accountability to collect the debts listed on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report in the amount of $63,220.38, pursuant to Government Code Sections 25257 through 25259. Some of these debts date back to January 24, 1994, and are uncollectible due to expiration of statute of limitations, death or bankruptcy, and consequently are unlikely to be collected.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Treasurer-Tax Collector, Revenue Recovery Division, requesting authorization to approve immediate discharge of the accounts listed on the attachments. The debts listed total $63,220.38 and include monies owed to a number of County departments.

Pursuant to Board Policy B-4, dated May 23, 2017, the Revenue Recovery Division is the agency responsible for collecting most of the delinquent debt owed to County departments. Government Code Sections 25257 through 25259 governs the discharge of accountability of debts due and payable to the County. The law allows the Board of Supervisors to make an order discharging the department, officer, or employee from further accountability and if appropriate may direct the County Auditor-Controller to adjust any charge against the department, officer or employee in the like amount.

When County debts are determined to be uncollectible because the amount owed is too small to justify the cost of collection, the debtor is deceased, the statute of limitations to collect the debt has expired, or the debt was discharged in bankruptcy proceedings, the debt is included on the annual application for discharge.

The last countywide discharge of accountability was approved by the Board of Supervisors on May 23, 2017. This proposed discharge represents countywide accounts that have been referred to the Revenue Recovery Division for collection and have subsequently been deemed uncollecti...

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