Testimonials

It has always been our commitment to providing districts, regardless of size or location, with the services they need. And as new needs have evolved, we have been there to staff those new services that our clients demand with the best people we can get. Today, we offer a variety of services to all our clients. The results are a one-stop shop of services that no other firm is able to provide in California.

Tom Burke
Assistant Chancellor
Kern Community College District

We have used CFW to pass two separate bond measures. Their prior use of school facilities improvement districts, allowed us to tailor a bond program to meet our respective communities’ needs. In our latest $180 million bond measure, they were able to prepare us to meet with the rating agencies and insurers, anticipating their questions, and securing for us a rating and insurance program at a very low cost in spite of our current financial position. Like most California community colleges, we were facing budget shortfalls that required us to make significant one time expenditures and draw down our general fund balances.

CFW helped us be successful in the passage of our $395 million community college bond. They continued to find alternate ways to optimize our tax rate. Once our election passed, they directed the distribution of the bonds between the two underwriters our District selected in order to ensure the widest demand and lowest cost of borrowing for our District. They did a marvelous job for us.

Dr. Tom Fallo
President, Superintendent
El Camino Community College District

Dr. Roe Darnell
Chancellor,
Yosemite Community College District

CFW helped us to maintain our high bond rating for our $150 million bond sale, even in these uncertain economic times. Their expertise was crucial for us to obtain the lowest cost of borrowing. During our final pricing call on the day of sale, CFW was able to garner an additional $1.6 million in savings to taxpayers in debt service repayments. I highly recommend the firm.