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  Agenda Item   20.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 05/04/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Subject:
Monthly Report of Cash Investments for the City of Brea for Period Ending March 31, 2021
RECOMMENDATION
Receive and file.
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
The Monthly Report of Cash and Investments is in accordance with Government Code Sections (GCS) 41004 and 53607 and contains information on the cash and investment activities for the month of March 2021. Cash for day-to-day activities is deposited in the demand and interest-bearing checking accounts. The Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) is used for short term investment and functions like a savings account. The City’s managed investment portfolio is for longer-term investments which are managed through Chandler Asset Management. Together, the short and long-term investment accounts represent the City’s investment portfolio.

Attachment A includes a Cash and Investment Information Summary and Monthly Account Statement prepared by Chandler Asset Management for invested funds. The book value is the cost plus or minus amortization/accretion. As of March 31, 2021, the total market value of the managed investment portfolio, including accrued interest, was $93,653,873.61 as compared to $93,764,698.44 at February 28, 2021. The weighted average investment yield for March 31, 2021 was 1.59%, which was slightly less than the prior month. The City’s Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) had a total market value, including accrued interest of $13,582,813.23 at March 31, 2021. This brings the total value of the City’s investment portfolio as of March 31, 2021 to $107,236,686.84 as compared to $107,343,377.47 at February 28, 2021.

Restricted cash and investments are held in the post-employment benefits trust account administered by PARS (PARS account) and managed by HighMark Capital and the City’s various bond reserve accounts which are managed by Chandler Asset Management. Attachment A includes a monthly statement from US Bank for the PARS account as well as a portfolio report from Chandler Asset Management for each bond reserve account that is invested. As of March 31, 2021, the market value of the PARS account, including short-term cash and accrued interest was $10,477,600.20 compared to $10,338,987.96 from the prior month. All other restricted cash investments (bond reserve accounts), including short-term cash and accrued interest, was $1,225,823.61 in comparison to $1,351,223.46 from the prior month.

All City investments are GASB rated No. 1, where the custodian (The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.) acts as an agent of the City, and is not a counter party to the investment transaction, and all securities are held in the name of the City of Brea. The custodial account at Bank of New York and account records with Chandler Asset Management have been reconciled to par value for the month. The City of Brea has sufficient cash flow to meet its expected expenditures for the next six months.
COMMISSION/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
On April 26, 2021, the Investment Advisory Committee reviewed the Monthly Report of Investments and recommended that the City Council receive and file.
FISCAL IMPACT/SUMMARY
During the month of March, the total value of the City's investment portfolio decreased by $106,690.63. The decrease was primarily due to operating expenditures that were made during the month.  The City's PARS account increased by $138,612.24 due to market rate adjustments. The City's bond reserve accounts decreased by $125,399.85 primarily due to debt service payments for the 2017 Brea Plaza Improvements CFD and the 2019 Olinda Ranch Public Improvements CFD that were due to the bond holders on March 1, 2021.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Alicia Brenner, Senior Fiscal Analyst
Concurrence: Cindy Russell, Administrative Services Director
Attachments
Attachment A

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