The Finance Department administers the financial affairs of the City of Riverside. The department manages the City’s revenues, expenditures, investments, purchasing, accounting, budgeting, and debt. As such, the department provides the City’s departments and residents with dependable and efficient quality services in billing and collection of City services, cash management, and other fiscal functions in accordance with legal and professional standards.
Strategic planning is a vital process that allows cities to take control of and shape their futures. Effective strategic planning involves an understanding of what business we are in, who our customers are, and how well we are meeting their expectations and needs.
These issues are explained in detail in the City's budget reports, and we urge you to take a few minutes to review these important documents.