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Treasury

The Treasury consists of four programs:

Revenue & Cash Management

  • Manage an investment portfolio of approximately $145 million.
  • Prepare and present monthly investment reports to Finance Committee and City Council.
  • Manage the City’s banking relationships.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation of all cash transactions.
  • Assist departments in establishing appropriate controls and procedures for the receipt of cash and for petty cash disbursements.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of City revenues.
  • Forecast and manage cash to ensure adequate liquidity for expenditure requirements.

For more information, contact:

Julie Nemes
Treasury Manager
(805) 564-5340
(805) 897-1978 Fax
jnemes@santabarbaraca.gov

Cashiering & Collections

  • Operate a City Hall cashiering function.
  • Process payments received from the public and City departments and process bank wires and transfers.
  • Prepare daily deposits and related accounting documents.
  • Verify payment data from the utility billing lock-box operation.
  • Record and reconcile major sources of revenue.
  • Audit petty cash claims and assist departments in petty cash procedures.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Craig
Finance Supervisor
(805) 564-5339
(805) 897-1978 Fax
bcraig@santabarbaraca.gov

City Billing & Customer Service

  • Prepare and mail approximately 385,000 utility bills annually, including bills for water, wastewater and refuse collection services.
  • Prepare and mail approximately 23,000 additional bills for a variety of City fees, services and reimbursements annually, working closely with other City departments.
  • Provide customer service by handling approximately 25,000 customer inquiries annually via telephone and walk-in counter support.
  • Maintain and manage an automatic payment option for customers to have their bills paid automatically from their checking account.
  • Process approximately 18,000 service orders annually to utility customer accounts, including customer updates, water meter reading verification, bill collection efforts, and water service changes.

For more information, contact:

City billing and customer service at (805) 564-5343.

Ursula Bosson
Billing Supervisor
(805) 897-2517
(805) 897-1978 Fax
ubosson@santabarbaraca.gov

Licenses & Permits

  • Manage the Business Tax and Permit Program.
  • Administer the billing and collection of Transient Occupancy Tax, Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA) assessments, and Old Town and Downtown Business Improvement District assessments.
  • Process delinquency notices and initiate collection efforts for past due accounts.
  • Process and issue over 13,000 City licenses and permits.
  • Process applications for exemption from Utility Users’ Tax on water billings and coordinate with other utilities for this exemption.
  • Review outside sources and publications to identify unlicensed businesses.
  • View general information on Licenses & Permits.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Craig
Finance Supervisor
(805) 564-5339
(805) 897-1978 Fax
bcraig@santabarbaraca.gov

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2016