Finance Department

The Finance Department is responsible for managing the City’s finances in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Department is comprised of the following functional areas:

  • Finance reporting
  • Budget preparation
  • Treasury/Investment
  • Cash Management
  • Accounts payable and receivable
  • Business License

Managed by the Director of Administrative Services, the Finance Department has the ultimate responsibility for the financial record keeping and for safeguarding the financial assets of the City.

Measure LP

During the November 2018 general election, residents of the City of La Puente were asked to vote on an initiative measure placed on the ballot. This ballot measure, titled Measure LP, was a half-cent sales tax approved by 75% of voters. Measure LP has provided funding for public safety services, street and sidewalk repairs, after-school programs, senior services, graffiti removal, and many other municipal services.  The following chart provides a graphic depiction of how these funds have been utilized to provide critical resources throughout the community.

American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also known as ARPA, was a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed to speed up the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing recession. In July 2021 and July 2022, the City received its allocations of ARPA funds totaling just over $9.4 million. The City utilizes this funding to support areas such as business grants, local sports league subsidies, City beautification programs, community outreach, public safety, and other related COVID-19 pandemic items.  The following chart indicates the manner in which ARPA funds have been allocated.

The City of La Puente operates on a fiscal year cycle from July 1 to June 30. The City Council is required by City policy to adopt a balanced annual budget on or before June 30 of each year. This means that operating expenditures must be equal to or less than revenues.

The annual budget process begins each winter, with individual departments proposing a draft budget for the programs within their direction.  The Finance Department coordinates the preparation of the budget document and brings it to the City Council for approval in conjunction with the City Manager.

The adopted budget is a policy document, an operations guide and a financial plan and reflects the values and priorities of the local community. 

City Budgets:

On October 13, 2013, the Governor approved Senate Bill 341 (SB 341) which amended provisions of the CRL relating to the functions to be performed by the housing successor and required new annual reporting. SB 341 went into effect on January 1, 2014. In September 2014, AB 1793 was approved by the Governor, amending SB 341 to add additional annually reporting requirements for homeownership units.

SB 341 and AB 1793 changed the former annual reporting requirements of redevelopment agencies previously provided to both the State Controller’s Office (SCO) and the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The requirement to report annually to the SCO has been eliminated. By December 31st each year, housing successors are now required to provide an independent financial audit to its governing body within six months after the end of each fiscal year; report specified housing financial and activity information as an addendum to the Annual Housing Element Progress Report submitted to HCD; and post specific information on the housing successor’s website. The report contains all of the information required by SB 341.

This report offers a summary of the City’s financial information for the period, presented in a manner that is easily understandable. The purpose of the PAFR is to provide citizens with a simple way to connect with local government and learn how public resources are being used to improve the community. The PAFR is informational in nature and does not constitute a financial statement as defined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Administrative Budgets approved by the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved La Puente Community Development Commission, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34177(j).

Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules (ROPS) approved by the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved La Puente Community Development Commission, pursuant to health and Safety Code Sections 34177(1) and 34177(m).

Transient Occupancy Tax returns for hotels and motels can be submitted in person or by mail as follows:

City of La Puente
Finance Department
15900 Main Street
La Puente CA 91744

Please be aware that penalties and interest will be apply per La Puente Municipal Code section 5.06.080 “Each operator shall, on or before the last day of the month following the close of each calendar quarter or of such different reporting period as may be established by the tax administrator, make a return to the tax administrator, on forms provided by the tax administrator, of the total rents charged and received, the amount of tax collected for transient occupancies, and such other information as may be reasonably required. At the same time as the return is filed, the full amount of the tax collected shall be remitted to the tax administrator”.

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City Hall:

15900 E. Main Street

La Puente, CA 91744


Community Center:

501 N. Glendora Avenue

La Puente, CA 91744


Senior Center:

16001 Main Street

La Puente, CA 91744


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