If you've been down at the Finance Counter at City Hall recently, most notably to pay your PG&E bill, you would have noticed that your check was returned back to you after it was endorsed on our end. That's because we have a new system in place that electronically sends the check information over to the bank and we hold onto less paper. It's a swift process, and - who knows - checkbooks may soon be a thing of the past. Additionally, the Finance Dept. is no longer receiving paper statements from Bank of America, nor copies of checks. We like this new system, and you can be assured it's not only smart, convenient online bill storage, but it's secure as well.