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Administration

The Administration Division consists of two programs:

Administration

  • Manage the operations of the department.
  • Ensure management and the City Council are informed of all matters materially affecting the financial health of the City.
  • Provide staff support to the City Council and Finance Committee.
  • Assist the City Administrator with policy formulation and implementation of Council direction.
  • Provide financial and budgetary support and guidance to all City departments.
  • Provide oversight of the City's investment portfolio.
  • Manage the City's long-term debt, including new-money and refunding debt.
  • Manage the City's Employee Mortgage Loan Assistance Program.
  • Administer the City's cable television franchise.

For more information, contact:

Robert Samario
Finance Director
(805) 564-5336
(805) 897-1978 Fax
bsamario@santabarbaraca.gov

Budget Management

  • Manage the City's annual budget process, including training and support for departments, analysis of department budget requests, and public presentation of the recommended budget.
  • Develop non-departmental tax revenue estimates and provide guidance to departments on departmental revenue estimates.
  • Provide expertise to City Council and departments on economic and financial conditions and policy issues affecting the budget.
  • Provide ongoing budgetary guidance and support to all City departments in implementing the annual budget.
  • Publish the City's Two-Year Financial Plan and Annual Budget and the popular Budget-at-a-Glance, including CD-ROM and posting on the City's web site.

For more information, contact:

Robert Samario
Finance Director
(805) 564-5336
(805) 897-1978 Fax
bsamario@santabarbaraca.gov

View more budget and financial information, such as the City's Adopted Budget Document, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Six Year CIP and Investment Program.

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016