Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Department is led by Administrative Services Director Ryan Cornell and three division heads who oversee Finance and Utility Billing, Human Resources/Risk Management, and Information Technology. The department provides a broad range of services that support all City departments and the public. 

Activities & Functions


The Finance Division develops, oversees, and implements fiscal policies and procedures to ensure a financially strong and effective City government. To that end, the Division is responsible for leading the development of the City’s biennial budget process and budget monitoring throughout the fiscal year. The division also coordinates the annual municipal audit and compiles year-end financial records into the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Lastly, the Finance division is also responsible for providing services such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, business license, transient occupancy tax and cannabis business tax collection, utility billing, compliance with various State and Federal reporting requirements, and a variety of other items. 

Human Resources

The Human Resources Division works as a strategic partner with all City departments to hire, compensate, support, and create a highly qualified, streamlined workforce dedicated to delivering high-quality services. The role and functions of human resources include benefit administration, employee and labor relations, employee development and training, recruitment and selection, and classification and compensation. The second function of the division, Risk Management, focuses on minimizing risk exposure in the areas of both general liability and workers’ compensation. The risk management function manages tort and other claims filed against the City and files claims against third parties responsible for damage to City property. This division also administers, and monitors workers’ compensation claims, with the goal of providing cost-effective quality medical care to injured employees to facilitate their recovery to pre-injury status and return to work as soon as reasonably possible.

Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology Division provides support and expertise for Paso Robles City staff and elected officials. I.T. securely manages and coordinates the development and operation of the City of Paso Robles’s technology services with the goal of helping City staff utilize technology for efficiency and productivity as in-house, dedicated professionals.