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Finance Department Mission Statement: "To manage and safeguard City resources in a responsible manner; to provide timely and accurate financial information; to implement financial and budgetary policies set by the City Council; and to perform all duties in an efficient and effective manner while maintaining adequate internal controls"

Carol E. Giovanatto, City Manager/City Treasurer

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FINANCE DEPARTMENT - The Finance Department is responsible for the following functions:

The Finance Department assists the City Manager in developing, monitoring and administering the City's operating and capital budget and coordinating long-range financial planning.  The Department handles the financial duties of the Sonoma Community Community Development Agency as well as the Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District under a contractual agreement.

The Finance office is located in the Carnegie Building, adjacent to City Hall, in the Sonoma Plaza.

PERSONNEL & HUMAN RESOURCES - Under general direction of the Assistant City Manager, the City's personnel functions include:

  • Job classification & compensation
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Benefits' management
  • Maintaining employee personnel files
  • Workers' compensation
  • Labor relations
  • Risk Management
  • Retirement

The Personnel Department is located on the second floor of City Hall.

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