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The Finance Department’s mission is to assist the Mayor, Council, City staff and citizens in the areas of financial planning, budgeting, reporting and overall stewardship of the City’s resources.

Department Description

The Finance Department is charged with the responsibility of the administration, coordination, supervision and control of all financial activities of the City. These functions are performed through a combination of interrelated activities including financial management, general accounting and customer services.

  • Financial management responsibilities include activities such as budget development and monitoring, treasury control and management of the City’s cash and investment portfolio, debt financing and management including periodic updates of bond ratings, and working with Public Works staff on periodic utility rate studies. Additionally, with the Human Resources Department, the Finance Department collectively administers the City’s risk management and self-insurance programs.

  • General accounting responsibilities include activities such as internal and external financial reporting, general ledger accounting, audit coordination, cash receipting, payroll processing, accounts payable and accounts receivable and purchasing.

  • Customer service staff is often the first contact the public has with City government. They answer questions regarding City operations and direct customers to other City departments when necessary. Customer service activities include:

    • Utility billing and collection of the City’s water, sewer, garbage and storm drain utilities
    • Local improvement district billings

For more information, we invite you to view the following documents:

Annual Financial Reports: 

2018 Annual Financial Report
2017 Annual Financial Report
2016 Annual Financial Report
2015 Annual Financial Report
2014 Annual Financial Report
Prior Years Financial Reports (link to Document Center)

Annual Budget Documents:

2020 Budget Document
    2020 Capital Project Budgets
2019 Budget Document
2018 Budget Document
2017 Budget Document
2016 Budget Document
2015 Budget Document
Prior Years Budget Documents (link to Document Center)

Financial Management Policies (as of 8-23-12)

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