Julian E. Metcalf is a Principal Analyst with several years of experience in local and state government, financial analysis, and the municipal bond market. Mr. Metcalf specializes in understanding large and complex datasets and transforming them into clear and meaningful information. His work at Harvey Rose includes conducting management audits, budget analysis, and policy analysis. Some highlights from past projects include identifying $20 million in revenue due to the City of Los Angeles that was not collected and remitted and using data collected from Airbnb.com to estimate the impact of short-term rentals on local jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Harvey M. Rose Associates, Mr. Metcalf was the IT Business Operations Manager at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. In this role he managed the Business Operations Team, planned and monitored a $55 million annual budget, and developed and enforced technology policies and procedures. Previously he worked as a Public Finance Analyst on the California Local Government team at Moody’s Investors Service. In this role he evaluated a wide range of local governments including cities, counties, school districts, water and sewer enterprises, transit systems, and Redevelopment Agencies. During his tenure he was the lead analyst of California school districts, a $43 billion portfolio of rated debt, and published extensive research on this and other topics. Mr. Metcalf earned a Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.


  • Management Audit of the Sheriff’s Office Correctional Operations, County of Santa Clara
  • Assessment of the Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Housing Supply, City and County of San Francisco
  • Performance Audit of Uncollected General Fund Tax Revenues, City of Los Angeles
  • Performance Audit of Waste Water Fee Collection, Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District
  • Evaluation of the Cost Incurred by Enforcing Quality of Life Law Violations, City and County of San Francisco
  • Assessment of the Cost of Vehicle Fleet Management Technologies, City and County of San Francisco