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Cari James - Finance Director

390 Towne Centre Drive                   

Lathrop, CA 95330

(209) 941-7320 Customer Service

(209) 992-0028 Public Works After Hours On Call

(209) 941-7339 Finance Fax

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon - Thur

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday


The Finance Department oversees the fiscal affairs of the City and provides financial services to include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable/Collections
  • Purchasing
  • Payroll
  • Business Licensing
  • Debt Service Administration
  • Investments
  • Cash Management
  • Utility Billing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Project Accounting

The Department Head serves as Finance Director.  She provides leadership and policy guidelines on a wide variety of fiscal issues in addition to general administration of the Department. The Director is responsible for specific activities including coordinating the budget process and preparation of the budget document, coordinating the annual independent audit and preparation of the City's Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR), filing state mandated cost claims and preparing annual fee adjustments. 

The Finance Department is also responsible for providing support services to all departments in the City including Lathrop Police Services and Lathrop Fire District.  Department staff is dedicated to providing excellent customer service in an efficient and courteous manner.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department is responsible for ensuring the City's information technology resources are effectively managed and used as key organizational tools in improving organizational productivity, customer service, and public access to City information.  Department staff provides excellent customer service to all departments in the City including Lathrop Police Services and Lathrop Fire District.

This includes:

  • Policies and Standards
  • New systems and applications installation support
  • Network and office automation support
  • Telecommunications management



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