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Measure D - Five-Year Financial & Compliance and Programmatic Assessment: Fiscal Years 2016/17 to 2020/21

Crowe LLP (Crowe) conducted this Five Year Financial and Compliance Assessment and Five-Year Programmatic Assessment of funds raised through the Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative Charter Amendment (“Measure D”). This work was conducted in two (2) phases for the financial and compliance assessment. The Phase I portion covered the three (3) fiscal years of 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19. The Phase II portion covered the two (2) fiscal years of 2019/20 and 2020/21. The programmatic assessment was conducted in a single phase that covered all five (5) fiscal years of 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2020/19, and 2020/21.

During our assessment, we found no significant Measure D compliance issues after examining the finances of the Recycling Board, member agencies, and grant recipients. Our work included assessments of the Recycling Board, each of the sixteen (16) member agencies, and a total of fifty-two (52) grants. We conducted our Phase I work between March 2020 and October 2020. We conducted our Phase II financial and compliance assessment and the five-year programmatic assessment work between December 2021 and August 2022.