October 15, 2021 Treasury Oversight Committee meeting

Friday, October 15, 2021

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    1. Call to Order and Roll Call

      The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Todd Rydstrom, Deputy Controller. Other participants included Aimee Brown, Kevin Kone, Meghan Wallace, Brenda Kwee McNulty and Eric Sandler.

    2. Discussion and Action to Approve Minutes

      The minutes of the June 4, 2021 meeting were unanimously approved. There was no public comment throughout the meeting because no members of the public were present or called in.

    3. Review of the Treasurer’s Recent Investment Performance (White)

      Hubert White, of the Treasurer/Tax Collector’s Office, provided a review of the Treasurer’s recent investment performance from the report dated October 15th, 2021. As expected, the COVID pandemic continues to have a strong impact on the economy and markets. The COVID variants are also presenting a greater concern for economic growth.

      Employment rates in the United States (as of August 10, 2021) among workers in the bottom wage quartile decreased by 25.6% (as compared to January 2020 (not seasonally adjusted). High wage earners are the only segment to show a recovery relative to the beginning of 2020. Collegeage people, parents and older people are not present in the work force.

      This was reflected throughout the review and discussion that included: strategic considerations, an economic outlook, pooled fund review, portfolio considerations and investment pool participation trends and results.

      Other information included future rate changes, yield curve inversions and recessions, year-over-year portfolio comparisons, county pooled fund statistics, a pool participants breakdown as of September 2021 and pooled participant trends.

    4. Public Comment


    5. Adjournment

      The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 a.m

    Date & Time

    Friday, October 15, 2021
    9:00 am to 10:00 am



    For public comment:

    Event number: 2483 344 9343

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    Ancestral homeland acknowledgment

    Ancestral homeland acknowledgment

    We acknowledge that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula are. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders, and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.

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