The Finance Department provides financial support services for the City. This includes such things as administering employee payroll and benefit expenses, paying City bills, revenue collection, budget development, grant management, financial reporting, bond (debt) administration, and investment and treasury management.
Finance is also responsible for overseeing the fiscal health of the City. The Department accomplishes this by providing financial information, policy analysis and recommendations that help the City Council and all City departments make decisions about how best to allocate and manage the City’s financial resources. Finance Department staff evaluate the effects of budget changes on service levels, assist departments with business planning, support citywide economic development projects, and provide recommendations on proposals with a financial impact.