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Finance

The Business Services Department has 16.44 authorized merit system positions. Services are grouped into three programs:

Accounting Services
The objectives are: To maintain a governmental accounting system that presents accurately, and with full disclosure, the financial operations of the funds and account groups of the City in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. To process payroll and accounts payable on a biweekly basis. To administer bonded debt of the City and the Redevelopment Agency.

Treasury/Cash Management/Budget
The objectives are: To receive and safely keep all revenues coming in to the Treasury. To comply with all laws governing the depositing and securing of public funds. To pay money only on requests signed by legally designated persons. To collect all money due to the City and manage it prudently so as to ensure at all times liquidity, safety and optimum yield. To pursue effective revenue enhancement programs. To plan, coordinate and prepare the City Budget for submission to City Council.

Central Services
The objectives are: To ensure a high level of administrative support services in the areas of Purchasing, Central Stores, Courier Service and City Hall Operations, that are reliable and responsive to the needs of all City departments.


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