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LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FIRST – PROPOSITION 10 COMMISSION NOTES TO BASIC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED) FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (Continued)

Government-wide Financial Statements (Continued)

The government-wide financial statements are reported using the economic resources measurement focus and the accrual basis of accounting. With this measurement focus, all assets and liabilities associated with operation of the Commission’s fund are included on the statement of net assets. The statement of activities presents a comparison of the direct expenses and program revenues for the Commission's governmental activities. Program revenues include grants and contributions restricted for the operational requirements of a particular program. Grants and similar items are recognized as revenue as soon as all eligibility requirements have been met. Program revenues include tobacco taxes, state school readiness and state school matching funds. General revenues are all revenues that do not qualify as program revenues and include investment income and other income. Net assets represent the resources that the Commission has available for use in providing services. Net assets are composed of invested in capital assets and restricted net assets. At June 30, 2009, the Commission reported restricted net assets of $881,019,859. California Proposition 10 restricts the Commission to expend tobacco tax revenues on programs focused exclusively on early childhood development for children prenatal up to five years of age.

Fund Financial Statements

The fund financial statements consist of the balance sheet and the statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balance of the Commission’s general fund. These statements are presented on a current- financial resources measurement focus. Generally, only current assets and current liabilities are included on the balance sheet. The statement of revenues, expenditures and changes in fund balance for the governmental fund generally presents increases (revenues) and decreases (expenditures) in net current assets. All operations of the Commission are accounted for in the general fund.

The fund financial statements have been prepared on the modified accrual basis of accounting. Revenues are recognized in the accounting period in which they become both measurable and available to finance expenditures of the current period. Revenues are considered available if they are received within 60 days after year-end. Revenues susceptible to accrual include tax revenues and investment income. Expenditures are recognized in the accounting period in which the fund liability is incurred except for compensated absences which are recorded only when payment is due.

Adjustments Between Fund Financial Statements and Government-Wide Financial Statements

Capital Assets

Capital assets are not considered to be financial resources and therefore, are not reported as an asset in the fund financial statements. Capital assets in the amount of $13,873,311 are capitalized and reported at cost, net of accumulated depreciation, in the government-wide financial statements. Capital assets purchased during the year in the amount of $602,278 are reported as expenditures on the fund financial statements and capitalized on the government-wide financial statements. Depreciation expense for the year ended June 30, 2009 amounted to $576,664 and is included in the government-wide financial statements.

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