Finance Department

General Description:

The Finance Department is responsible for providing the financial management of all City funds and maintaining the fiscal integrity of the City. Major activities include: Managing the City's investment portfolio; obtaining financing for capital requirements; financial analysis and reporting; budget management; revenue management, including billing and collection for utilities, licenses and other revenues; information services; purchasing; transit operations; and central duplicating and printing.

Operations and Accounting:

The Finance program provides leadership for and plans, coordinates and monitors the activities of the Finance Department in accordance with established fiscal policies. Program goals are to develop and maintain effective and efficient financial planning, reporting, and accounting systems in order to support the operating departments in achieving their program objectives; provide quality service to the City's citizens; and safeguard the City's assets from unauthorized use. The program is responsible for managing the City's investment portfolio, payroll, accounts payable, debt financing and servicing. It also administers revenue billing and collections, including utilities, business and other licenses, transient occupancy tax, utility user's tax, and other miscellaneous receivables. Finance also includes accounting, reporting and purchasing.

Transit System:

Eureka Transit Service (ETS) is a fixed route bus system which operates Monday through Saturday, serving the City of Eureka and surrounding unincorporated areas. Goals are: 1) Provide safe, reliable, high quality and economical public transportation; 2) Coordinate transit system development with community planning, development efforts, land use policy, and other transportation services; and 3) Demonstrate the importance of ETS to the vitality of the community. The City of Eureka also contributes funding, through a joint powers agreement, for operations of the regional Redwood Transit System, which services a sixty-five mile corridor on Highway 101.

Paratransit System:

Dial-a-Ride/Dial-a-Lift is a specialized door-to-door transit system which operates on demand. The service is provided to those individuals who are physically unable to use the regular bus system. Certification with the assistance of physician is required. Service operates Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Click on the button to the left to download the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader™