Department of Finance
The Department of Finance (DoF) provides services to the Mayor and serves as an internal fiscal consultant to the City. The DoF is made up of three divisions, Financial Planning, Internal Financial Reporting, and External Financial Reporting and Disbursements.
The vision is: To set the national standard for municipal financial management
The mission is: To provide the highest quality financial services with integrity, transparency, and accountability
Goal 1: Safeguard public assets through strong financial management
Maintain strong internal controls over financial reporting
Establish fiscally sound financial policies
Produce transparent financial reporting
Prepare fiscally sound balanced budgets and capital plans
Goal 2: Optimize financial resources through long-term fiscal planning
Identify and implement continuous business process improvements
Seek strategic opportunities to reduce costs and enhance revenues
Promote sound long-term financial and infrastructure planning
Goal 3: Provide excellent customer service
Reach out to customers and collaborate to meet their goals
Provide accurate and timely financial information
Goal 4: Strengthen the City’s financial knowledge, skills, and abilities
Maximize use of the City’s financial data
Provide robust training programs for Finance Department staff
Establish training programs for citywide staff
All financial policies have been adopted by the City Council as a resolution. A resolution is a formal expression of opinion or intention of the City Council.
An ordinance is a law adopted by the City Council and usually amend, repeal, or supplement the Municipal Code; provide zoning specifications; or appropriate money for specific purposes.