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Glendora’s Financial Reporting Gets Praise

The city is again recognized for its transparency in financial records.

For 12 years in a row, Glendora received recognition for its financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United Stated and Canada awarded the city the Certificate of Achievement, the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting, according to a press release.

GFOA gave the city the award based on its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Cities were judged by an “impartial” panel, basing its criteria on cities’  “spirit of full disclosure” and efforts to communicate financial records to motivate the public to read its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

City-hired auditors have consistently presented

Financial Director and Treasurer Josh Betta also received the award for Financial Reporting Achievement.

“Excellence in financial reporting has never been more important than now,” said Betta in a news release. “We’re proud of this recognition and its significance to the City of Glendora.”

SHARON GREEN June 08, 2012 at 12:48 PM
My name is Sharon Green and my story about my eviction and the city of Glendora being involved was in the tribune June 4th and also in the Glendora Patch. It is about my rental subsidy from the city of Glendora under the affordable housing program. I have the court transcripts of my jury trial and I can prove what I am about to write. The city of Glendora overcharged me $126.00 per month for nine months on my rental subsidy. When my attorney asked Donna Beesmer employee in the affordable program why I wasn't reimbursed she said the city doesn't have to. When she was asked where that money went she said Anchor Pacifica Management Co gets the money! Other tenants receiving city rental subsidies at Heritage Oaks Senior Apts were overcharged but they kept quiet as they were told they could not be reimbursed and they should be grateful they have a subsidy at all. The $800,000.00 grant the city received from the federal government is called Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) HUD would have to audit the affordable housing monies and I am very sure the federal government would not say it is OK to overcharge tenants receiving rental subsidies and to give that money to Anchor Pacifica Management Co. Donna Beesmer swore this while under oath.
Ian June 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM
It's been almost a week, Sharon, since your last posting here on Patch about your eviction. You were asked to clarify why you were evicted, and you said that you would tell us. The only thing you said was that you were hit by a car as you pulled out into traffic from Heritage Oaks. I would like to be on your side on this, but your silence on why you were evicted is deafening.
Denise B. June 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
I can tell you that with our disabled clients, monies are offset by SSI or disability payments the clients receive from state or Feds. When SSI increased, the amount on the subsidy side was reduced by the same amount requiring the client to pay more from their side. I don't know if this applies to seniors, but I suspect it would. It is based on income. Our disabled clients are allowed 125 a month from SSI for personal needs and everything else must be used toward board and caregivers where the majority of costs are paid by the state. I know this does not explain the eviction, but thought it may explain the added charge by Heritage Oaks to their clients.

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