tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
FINANCE DEPARTMENT MISSION
 

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide accurate, timely, clear and complete financial information to City Council, City departments, citizens, and the community at large while acting as the chief financial consultant to the City Manager and City Council. The Finance Department is committed to maintaining the financial stability and integrity of the City through sound fiscal policies and procedures that safeguard the City’s assets.

 

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Finance Department is responsible for providing fiscal oversight and control to all City operating departments.  As a central support function, the Finance Department administers the City’s budget and works in partnership with other City departments to develop budgets, implement control measures, and maximize the value of the City’s assets.  As such, the Department provides quality services in conformance with the highest professional standards and has received various awards for excellence in financial reporting and distinguished budget presentation by national and state organizations of municipal finance officers.

The Finance Department’s primary functions include: accounting, budgeting, business licensing, cashiering, short/long-term financial planning and reporting, technology networking services, payroll services, purchasing, risk management, vendor payments, utility billing, and providing support to internal departments.

Additional information can be accessed by navigating through the following links.

CONTACT US

CITY HALL | Finance Department
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Sonia Gomez-Garcia, Interim Finance Director
(818) 898-1212 | Finance@sfcity.org
Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday* 8 am to 5 pm
 

*Note: City Hall is closed every other Friday due to a 9/80 work schedule

The City’s accounts payable function handles the payment of invoices to all City vendors. Our goal is to ensure that all vendors are paid promptly and accurately.
 

To receive payment from the City of San Fernando for goods and services, you must:

  • Have a Business License and W-9 Form on file with the City.
  • Remit an original invoice (not a statement) to the Accounts Payable Division at the address below with the purchase order number, correct pricing, description of product or service, and period covered.

City payment terms are net 30 days provided that all required approvals are received. Checks are released and mailed USPS first class on the first and third Wednesday of each month unless other arrangements are made.

 

If for some reason a City-issued check is lost, a duplicate check may be issued by having a notarized affidavit filed with the City.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sandra Franco-Rivas, Senior Account Clerk
(818) 898-7345 | SRivas@sfcity.org

ANNUAL PERMIT FEE $25
FALSE ALARM CHARGE Free (first three)
$140 each (four to six)
$210 each (seven and each additional)
FALSE ALARM FOR ROBBERY ACTIVATION (PANIC BUTTON) $100 each
SEMI-ANNUAL BILLING (IF DIRECTLY WIRED TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT) $180 (business)
$90 (residential)
NO PERMIT ON FILE FEE $50

 

  • Do I need an Alarm Permit for my home or business security system?

Yes. Every resident and business owner must obtain an alarm permit from the City if they have active alarm system.

  • What does "False Alarm" mean?

False alarm means an activated alarm signal, which is responded to by the Police Department, for which no emergency situation exists.

  • How often do I pay for the Alarm Permit?

The Alarm Permit is renewable every year. The permits are issued based on the City's Fiscal Year (July 1 through June 30).

  • Do I receive a Permit Certificate?

Yes. An Alarm Permit Certificate will be mailed to you annually to display at your residence and/or business location.

  • How do I avoid false alarm charges?

In order to avoid charges for false alarm responses, please ensure that your alarm equipment is functioning correctly and that your family and/or employees are accurately trained and know how to operate the device effectively.

  • How do I avoid paying additional fees?

Avoid paying a $50 No Permit On File Fee by contacting the City to request an Alarm Permit Application today!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sandra Soto, Senior Account Clerk
(818) 898-1245 | SSoto@sfcity.org

Please visit our Business Services page for more information related to Business Licenses.
 

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Information Technology services are provided through a competitively procured professional services contract with Knight Communications.
 

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The Finance Department prepares the City’s award winning Budget document and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) as well as various other required financial reports, including, but not limited to, Annual Measure A Report, mid-year financial review, and grant related reports.
 

The City has also partnered with a leading citizen transparency software firm, Socrata, to deploy an easy-to-use suite of financial transparency applications to drive greater government accountability and transparency.  With these applications, the City is able to publish budget and expenditure data quickly, economically, and in a user-friendly way.  Rather than wading through hundreds of pages of scanned financial documents or confusing Excel spreadsheets, citizens, stakeholders and staff can quickly access detailed, up-to-date budget and spending data wherever they can access the internet. The charts, graphs, and images are attractive, navigable, and easy to understand.

The financial transparency applications may be accessed by clicking the links below:

BUDGET INFORMATIONEXPENDITURE DATA
CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Nick Kimball, Finance Director
(818) 898-1212 | NKimball@sfcity.org

The Finance Department oversees employee time reports, paycheck processing, tax withholding, pension reporting and assists units in adhering to policies and procedures consistent with all Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) provisions, State and Federal laws and pay practices negotiated with unions representing various bargaining units.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Monica Miramontes, Senior Account Clerk II
(818) 898-1216 | MMiramontes@sfcity.org

The City of San Fernando strives to acquire all goods and services in the right quality and quantity, on a timely basis, as efficiently as possible, and at the lowest overall cost. To achieve this objective, the City’s goal is to encourage competition amongst its vendors, fairness in providing access to city business by vendors, and integrity by City staff when dealing with the purchasing process.

  • Doing business with the City of San Fernando
  • Accounts Payable
     

The City has both formal and informal procurement procedures.

  • The formal contract procedure (sealed bid) process is to be used when the estimated value of needed equipment, materials, supplies or maintenance service contract is $25,000.00 or greater. See Municipal Section Code 21A.14
  • The informal contract procedure process is to be used when the estimated value of needed equipment, materials, supplies or maintenance service contract is less than $25,000.00. See Municipal Section code 21A.15 for details and exceptions.
  • RFP’s & Current Bid Opportunities The purchasing website lists upcoming and current bids for contracts in excess of $25,000. The city makes so many purchases less than $25,000 that the best way to find out about these purchases is to remain in contact with the various user departments.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sandra Franco-Rivas, Senior Account Clerk
(818) 898-7345 | SFranco@sfcity.org

The Finance Department provides all finance administration services for the Successor Agency to the San Fernando Redevelopment Agency as well as staff support for the Oversight Board to the San Fernando Redevelopment Agency.
 

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Successor Agency page

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nick Kimball, Finance Director
(818) 898-7307 | NKimball@sfcity.org

Water and Sewer payments may be made at the Finance Counter during regular business hours, or via the night drop box located in front of City Hall.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Sonia Gomez-Garcia Interim Finance Director (818) 898-1215 SGarcia@sfcity.org
Eulalio G. Macias Finance Office Specialist (818) 898-1212 GMacias@sfcity.org

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & PURCHASING DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Sandra Franco-Rivas Senior Account Clerk (818) 898-7345 SFranco@sfcity.org

BUSINESS LICENSE & WATER SERVICE DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Sandra Soto Senior Account Clerk (818) 898-1245 SSoto@sfcity.org

PAYROLL DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Monica Miramontes Senior Account Clerk II (818) 898-1216 MMiramontes@sfcity.org

TREASURER DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Margarita Solis City Treasurer/Treasurer Assistant (818) 898-1207 MSolis@sfcity.org
Luz Cruz Deputy Treasurer/Office Clerk (818) 898-1208 LCruz@sfcity.org

COMPUTER & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Knight Communications Consultant (818) 336-9139 Knight@sfcity.org

CITY EMPLOYEE DIRECTORY

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