Finance & Technology


The Finance & Technology Department is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient management of citywide resources and is comprised of the following divisions:  Administration, Financial Planning & Analysis, Information Technology, Purchasing & Contracts, and Treasury Divisions.

Finance & Technology Director, Gilbert Garcia

How to Contact Finance & Technology


Contact Us by Phone: (805) 654-7812
Fax: (805) 648-2961
Mail or Walk In: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. Closed alternate Fridays.
Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St. Room 101, Ventura CA 93001


Debt Management

Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Certificate

August 1, 2016

The City of San Buenaventura has retained an independent registered municipal advisor.   The City of San Buenaventura is represented by and will rely on its municipal advisor Hilltop Securities, Inc., to provide advice on proposals from financial services firms concerning the issuance of municipal securities and municipal financial products (including investments of bond proceeds and escrow investments). The individual with primary responsibility for advising The City of San Buenaventura on such matters is Terry Maas, Managing Director. This certificate may be relied upon until April 1, 2017 or otherwise withdrawn by us.

By publicly posting the following written disclosure, City of San Buena Ventura intends that market participants receive and use it for purposes of the independent registered municipal advisor exemption to the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule.

Any advice or information that you wish us to consider regarding municipal financial products or the issuance of municipal securities, in either hard copy or electronic form (if not otherwise hand-delivered in the context of a meeting), should be addressed to Mr. Mass, at the following address:

Terry Maas
Managing Director
Hilltop Securities, Inc.
1620 26th Street, Suite 230 South
Santa Monica, CA  90404

Phone:  (310) 780-6970

Financial Planning & Analysis

The Financial Planning & Analysis Division is responsible for the City budget, accounting, and policy analysis functions. Its purpose is to effectively manage resources through the budgetary and accounting systems in order to ensure cost effectiveness and efficiency and to assist departments in the attainment of their service objectives.
View City Budget and Finance documents:

City of Ventura Budget Documents


Master Fee Schedules

City of Ventura Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports


Single Audit Report

Annual Maintenance Assessment District Reports

How does Ventura pay its bills?
To find out, read "A Primer on California City Finance"
(provided by Western Cities Magazine)

Read how Ventura is Living Within Our Means

Purchasing & Contracts

Jennifer Yates, Purchasing Supervisor  (805) 658-4710  or

(View Purchasing pages here)
Procurement services for all City departments are centralized in the Purchasing & Contracts Division under the direction of the Purchasing & Contracts Manager. The Purchasing & Contracts Division is organized by major commodity groups that are assigned to individual buyers who specialize in the commodities they purchase. A listing of buyers assigned to each commodity group is available upon request.


Noelle Sorensen, Treasury Supervisor and Senior Accountant:  (805) 658-4773   or

The Treasury Division is responsible for the preservation, enhancement, and accountability for cash assets and long-term debt management for the City, Redevelopment Agency, and Public Facilities Financing Authority. Treasury is also responsible for local tax ordinance administration and compliance and revenue development and collection.

Information Technology

Tim Cool, IT Manager:  (805) 654-7843  or

The Information Technology (IT) Division partners with all City departments and divisions to support the City's business operations and strategic plans through the application of effective and efficient technology. IT is responsible for data center operations; network infrastructure; email; city web site maintenance; city phone system and mobile carrier contract administration; computer hardware/software upgrades; data storage requirements; server administration; network data security; IT Help Desk/customer support; business process analysis & solution design, configuration/programming; and business software implementations, integrations, maintenance, and enhancements. Enterprise & Departmental business systems supported include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Public Safety systems, and e-Government land management & business licensing.

Senate Bill 272

Approved on October 11, 2015, adds a section to the California Public Records Act requiring local agencies to create a catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1, 2016 with annual updates.

Latest Public Meetings

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Meeting Date Time Type
Thursday, February 16, 2017 03:00 pm Mobile Home Rent Review Board
Monday, February 06, 2017 04:00 pm Finance, Audit & Budget Committee
Thursday, December 15, 2016 02:00 pm Finance, Audit & Budget Committee