The Administrative Services Department is responsible for finance and risk management services of the City. The Administrative Services Director oversees a staff of six employees. Together, the department coordinates the development of the annual budget and financial statements, oversees purchasing, processes Accounts Payable and Payroll, performs General Ledger fund accounting and reporting, manages risk, and fulfills grant requirements and reporting.
Two Year Operating & Capital Budget
The City of Atascadero operates on a two-year budget. The budget is based on a cooperative effort between the Council, Community and staff, and is focused on the priorities established by the Council with significant public engagement. The budget process begins every other January, and goes through a series of public Finance Committee meetings before being presented for adoption by the City Council in June. The budget includes a budget message with an overview of the financial plan, any major operating program changes, and policy issues requiring Council determination. The budget also includes summarized and detailed revenue and expenditure information by operating fund.
You can view the current adopted budget and access previously adopted budgets via the links below:
Excellence in Budgeting Award
The City of Atascadero has submitted the 2023-2025 biennel budget to the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) for the Excellence in Budgeting Award. The City was honored with the Excellence in Budgeting Award for the budget for the fiscal years 2021-2023.
The CSMFO budget Awards Program is designed to recognize those agencies whose budget documents meet certain state-wide standards and requirements considered to be of the highest quality. The award represents significant accomplishment by a government and its leadership in meeting high standards and setting an example by encouraging others in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence. The City is eligible to submit this award biennially, and has received the Excellence in Budgeting award each time since the first submittal for the 2003-2005 budget.
Founded in 1957, the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers is a statewide organization serving all California municipal finance professionals. CSMFO promotes excellence in financial management through innovation, continuing education, and the professional development of its members.