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Tracy Vesely - Director of Finance
Tracy Vesely
Director of Finance

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The Finance Department is responsible for safeguarding the City’s financial assets and for administering the financial activities of the City and its corporate bodies. The Department’s primary objectives are to uphold the highest accounting and ethical standards and to ensure that the City’s financial activities are conducted in accordance and compliance with recommended industry standards. The Department is also committed to quality customer service and providing accurate, timely and complete financial information.
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Administration & Budget Division

The Finance Administration & Budget Division provides department leadership, direction and administrative support to all other department divisions. This division develops and manages the city-wide Operating Budget, the City’s investment portfolio, and also provides staff support to the City Council Budget and Finance Committee, as well as the City’s Deferred Compensation and Investment Advisory Committees.

Accounting Division

The Accounting Division is responsible for the City’s general accounting, management of the City’s general ledger, and preparation of internal and external financial reports and statements. The division also manages city-wide payroll and benefits, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, accountability of fixed assets, and special assessment administration.

Accounting staff record all City financial transactions in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are in charge of preparing the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). In addition, Accounting staff assist with component unit financial statements, provide interim financial and management reports, and assist other City departments and agencies in preparing and interpreting financial data.

Revenue Division

The Revenue Division is responsible for the City cashiering services, billing & collections, various permit issuances, administration of parking citations, as well as the Municipal Code revenue and taxation sections.
• The division provides collection of debt for City accounts receivable, utility payments, miscellaneous taxes, returned checks, and liens.
• Revenue staff administer, bill, and collect payments for various City tax programs, which include Business Tax, Excise Tax, Transient Occupancy Tax, Utility Users Tax and Transfer Tax

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division is responsible for supporting the procurement of all City materials, supplies, equipment, and maintenance services. The purchasing process involves the administration and preparation of contracts, purchase orders, and related documents pertaining to insurance requirements, bonding, and maintenance of all files related to purchases.


Budget Calendar and Budget Documents
On June 24, 2014, the City Manager will present to the Mayor and Council the Proposed FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget. The budget will be considered by the Mayor and Council at several work sessions. The public is invited to all meetings and there is a public comment period at every budget meeting.

Budget Calendar and Budget Documents – Below is a list of all City Council meetings with a tentative budget work session or agenda item, and will be updated with a link to the Council report or presentation as they become available.
  • Items with a "work session” agenda are discussed during the regular 7 p.m. City Council meeting. The Council does not vote in a work session.
  • Items on an "action" or "consent" agenda are part of the regular (7 p.m.) meeting.
Please visit the City Council Meeting’s web page for more information about the Council’s meeting schedule and to read the Council agenda’s.

Date Council Agenda Proposed FY 2015 Annual Budget
Tuesday, May 13 Legislative Session Presentation to City Council of the Proposed FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget - [PowerPoint]
Tuesday, May 20 Work session #1 FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget - [PowerPoint]
Tuesday, May 27 Work session #2 FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget - [PowerPoint]
Tuesday, June 10 Work session #3 FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget - [PowerPoint]
Tuesday, June 17 Action: Public Hearing Public Hearing on FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget - [POWERPOINT]
Tuesday, June 25 Legislative Session Adoption of the FY 2015 Annual Operating Budget; FY 2015 Gann Appropriation Limit; the FY 2015 Capital Improvement Budget

For more information please contact:
Director of Finance at 510 583-4010 or City Clerk Office at 583-4400

Current Operating Budget | Master Fee Schedule
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) | Capital Improvement Program
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CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET
MASTER FEE SCHEDULE
Raise the subject of “OPEB” with anyone except public agency administrators and you’ll likely be met with a blank stare. The acronym refers to “Other Post Employment Benefits,” a class of liabilities that continues to expand in municipalities throughout California and beyond. Recently, participants in the Alameda County Leadership Academy delivered a presentation on the subject. Staff from the cities of Albany, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, and Tracy worked together to research Other Post Employment Benefits and present their findings to the Alameda County City/County Management Association. The presentation summarizes the unfunded liability for each city in Alameda County and the City of Tracy while identifying messaging (outreach and education) as a key component of any attempt to address the looming OPEB problem.

[Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Document]

Revenue
Property Tax

Alameda County Assessor
http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/treasurer/faqtaxes.htm

Sales Tax

California State Board of Equalization
http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/pam71.htm

Economy
Association of Bay Area Governments
http://www.abag.ca.gov/

Bay Area Economic Forum
http://www.bayeconfor.org/baefresources.html

California Department of Finance
http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/FS_DATA/Fs_home.htm

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
http://www.bea.gov/

U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, Beige Book
http://www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2004/

Governmental Reporting
California State Controller’s Office, Local Governmental Reporting
http://www.sco.ca.gov/pubs/index.shtml

Public Finance Trade Organizations
Government Finance Officer Association
http://www.gfoa.org/

CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers
http://csmfo.org/

Municipal Management Assoc of N CA
http://www.mmanc.org/

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