Finance Department

Finance Department

David Baum,
Finance Director
(510) 577-3376
Department Hours:
M-F - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Cashier Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Friday - Closed

Department Mission

The Finance Department is committed to upholding the highest accounting and ethical standards to safeguard the City's financial assets and administer all financial operations of the City.

Department Services

The Finance Department provides quantitative fiscal analyses that assist the City Council and City departments with decisions about allocating City resources. The department accounts for these resources and discloses the financial condition of the City in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). We also prepare the Biennial Budget document - a blueprint of the City's priorities and spending plan.  The City Council's Adopted Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 can also be read by clicking this link: Adopted Biennial Budget FY 2020 and 2021

Accounts Payable: We pay all of the City's bills.

City Treasury: We manage cash flow, investments and debt issuances

Payroll: We provide payroll services for the entire City workforce.

Purchasing: We provide procurement services for the City, including managing the competitive bidding process.

Customer Service: We issue business and animal licenses at our Cashier's Window.

Risk Management: We manage the City's liability and property insurance programs, as well as portions of the Worker's Compensation program.