The Finance Department supports the other departments of the City and the City's residents by providing critical financial information regarding the City's operations and programs. Key functions of the Finance Department that are encompassed within that objective are maintaining the financial records of the City, coordinating the budget process, monitoring budgetary compliance, processing all purchase and payment transactions, and the receipting, depositing and investing of all City funds. In addition, the Finance Department is the point of contact for the customer service needs of the public that pertain to business licenses, parking permits, film and photography permits, and utility service billing and payment inquiries.