Administrative Services

About Us

Administrative Services coordinates all financial functions for the City. The department also handles all information technology functions and risk management. We provide timely and accurate services to the public and other departments within the City in a courteous and fiscally responsible manner.

Mission Statement

Provide clear, accurate and timely financial information to City officials and financial management services which enhance the financial health of the City and improve the economic well-being of the community now and in the future.

Activities and Functions

Accounting and Financial Reporting 

Performing the accounting for all of the City's financial transactions and coordinating the assisting in the preparation of the annual Audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The department also prepares the State of California and County of San Luis Obispo required annual reports.


Coordinating the annual operating and capital budget process, including the development of the fee schedule, assisting departments with reports and analysis to ensure expenditures are maintained within
budgeted appropriations.

Treasury and Revenue Management

Managing the City's cash and investment to ensure requirements are met and return on invested funds is aligned with the City's investment policy. Administering the Business Tax Certificate and Cannabis Tax programs and monitoring and enforcing collections of other revenue sources.

Accounts Payable

Administering the Accounts Payable process and ensuring vendors are paid timely and accurately. Filing all required regulatory and tax-related documentation in a timely manner.


Process bi-weekly payroll for all City employees, reporting and paying tax obligations, and completing all regulatory reporting requirements.

Information Technology

Work collaboratively with all City departments to deliver the highest  IT services, infrastructure, and technology consulting possible. Manage the operation, maintenance, and quality support of City technology infrastructure and technology assets.

Utility Billing

Provides customer account services to over 4,800 accounts for water, wastewater, and stormwater services provided by the City. Utility bills are mailed every two months to all customers of the city, with one half of the city billed each month.

Debt Service

Manage the City's debt portfolio to ensure adequate funds are available to make principal, interest and other debt-related payments in a timely manner, as well as ensuring all continuing disclosure requirements.

Risk Management

Identify, evaluate, control and reduce risks inherent to City operations and services.