Installation of Red Curbing in Residential Areas

Installation of Red Curbing in Residential Areas

Public Works staff will begin the installation of red curbing on July 1st. This project will continue for approximately eight months. Read more for all the details.

Friday Night Movies in the Park

Friday Night Movies in the Park

July is Parks and Recreation Month. Celebrate with us at Friday Night Movies in the Park. More...

Watsonville Endorses Sales Tax Measure for Transportation Improvements

Watsonville Endorses Sales Tax Measure for Transportation Improvements

The Watsonville City Council voted 7-0 to approve a resolution endorsing a proposed 30-year half cent sales tax measure that would raise an estimated $500 million to local transportation improvements. ...

New Street Lights on Freedom Boulevard

New Street Lights on Freedom Boulevard

Installation of 18 new street lights on Freedom Boulevard between High Street and Miles Lane is complete. Read more for all the details on this project.

1st Annual Report From the Revenue Measure Oversight Committee

1st Annual Report From the Revenue Measure Oversight Committee

Read the 1st Annual Report from the Revenue Measure Oversight Committee.

Water Line Replacement Scheduled to Begin in July

Water Line Replacement Scheduled to Begin in July

The next project scheduled for the Water Services Division is the replacement of water lines along the Watsonville Square Shopping Center that is set to begin in July. Read more ...

City Hoping Residents Keep Off the Grass

City Hoping Residents Keep Off the Grass

The City of Watsonville continues to create "demonstration landscaping" to hopefully inspire residents and businesses to replace their lawns. Read more to find out how!

Finance Department

Hours of operation are 8:30am until 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday. Due to ongoing budget reductions, Finance, Purchasing and Utility Billing services are closed every Friday.

Ezequiel Vega, Director
250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3450
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Purchasing Division
250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3461
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Utility Billing (Finance)
250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3455
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The Finance Department is responsible for Finance, Purchasing, Billing, Insurance, Information Services, Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The department is also responsible for the Risk Management Fund under the Internal Service Fund section.

The Finance Division provides Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Investment, Grant Management, Payroll, Debt Management, Budgeting, Risk Management and Auditing services. The division’s primary objective is to ensure that fiscal resources are properly accounted for, used and maximized by the City and made available for the public. Accordingly, links to detailed annual Budgets and Annual Audited Financial Statements for the City and Redevelopment Agency are contained below.

The Purchasing Division assists City Departments in acquiring a wide variety of equipment, supplies and services. The division is responsible for ensuring that all procurement activities are performed within legal guidelines specified in the City Municipal Code and the State of California Uniform Competitive Procurement Practices Act.

The Billing Division administers the City’s utility bills for Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste for over 15,000 accounts. It also administers the City’s Business License Ordinance as well as Accounts Receivable.

The Insurance Division, in the General Fund, accounts for the expenses associated with providing insurance coverage for Worker’s Compensation and for City property. These monies are then transferred into the Risk Management Fund.

The Information Services Division provides support for the mainframe, microcomputing, and telecommunication (networks, telephone, voice-mail) needs of the City. It assists departments in their use of these resources, as well as other aspects of computing and automation.

The GIS Center works within the Information Services Division and provides GIS database and map-making services for all City departments, as well as related programs. In addition, it has expanded its capabilities to provide contract services to outside agencies such as the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. GIS is used to enhance the availability and presentation of parcel-based information through map-based graphics.

250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3450
Contact Us 

Purchasing Division
250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3461
Contact Us

Utility Billing (Finance)
250 Main St.
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 768-3455
Contact Us

 

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