Finance Department


The Finance Department’s responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring premiere customer service to residents, visitors and departments
  • Supporting sound fiscal decision making
  • Facilitating the preparation of the annual budget
  • Financial planning, Strategy, analysis and transparency
  • Oversight of the City’s investment portfolio
  • Issuing business licenses
  • Procuring goods, services and contract review
  • Processing of payroll, cash collections, accounts payable payments and receipts
  • Billing and collecting for water, sewer and solid waste services
  • Management of debt, annual assessments and supporting capital planning

Finance Administration provides the overall management, organization, planning and administration of the Finance Department. Budgeting facilitates the development of the annual, and long term, citywide fiscal plan. The Operations Division provides vital internal and external financial reporting, serves as the primary external audit liaison and maintains the financial systems. Purchasing facilitates the centralized procurement of goods/services and manages the open-bid process. All divisions collectively support the City’s Mission of nurturing a fiscally sound operational model with superior services delivery.

Consecutive Years Attaining Budget & Audit Awards
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Average days to Turnaround Invoice Payments
Percent of Accurate Water Meter Reads
Number of Monthly Utility Billings - Collections
Number of vendor and Payroll checks per month

Contact Us

For all utility billing and business licensing inquiries please call (408) 586-3100.

Director of Financial Services:
Lauren Lai

Phone: (408) 586-3111