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File #: 20-1654    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Auditor-Controller recommending the Board authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute contracts with firms and take all other necessary and reasonable steps to refund (refinance) Community 2005-2 (Laurel Oaks) Mello Roos Bonds.
Attachments: 1. A - BOS Refund 2005-2 Laurel Oaks JHarn Ltr 12-4-20
Title
Auditor-Controller recommending the Board authorize the Auditor-Controller to execute contracts with firms and take all other necessary and reasonable steps to refund (refinance) Community 2005-2 (Laurel Oaks) Mello Roos Bonds.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Auditor-Controller recommends that the Board of Supervisors authorize the Auditor-Controller to negotiate and execute all necessary contracts related to the refunding of the Community Facilities District (CFD) 2005-2 outstanding Mello Roos Bonds after each agreement has been approved by County Counsel and Risk Management and authorize the Auditor-Controller to take all necessary steps to prepare all documents required for refunding of the aforementioned bonds.

Because of the current extremely low interest rate environment, it appears the County may be able to refund (refinance) the aforementioned bonds and secure a significant benefit to the property owners in the CFD. Approximately $2.8 million in bonds remain outstanding at an average interest rate of about 5.1%. It appears that these bonds could be refunded at a significantly lower interest rate.

In order to refund these bonds a number of legal documents and an offering statement will have to be prepared. In order to proceed with these tasks, the County must contract with a bond counsel, a bond underwriter, a special tax consultant, and potentially other consultants.

These consulting firms will provide "special services" as described in section 3.12.230 of the County's Purchasing Ordinance and section 31000 of the Government Code, and accordingly, are exempt from any formal competitive procurement requirements.

The final decision on refunding these bonds will be made by your Board at a Board meeting in the future.

ALTERNATIVES
N/A

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
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OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
N/A

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
This item will have no impact on the County General Fun...

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