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Oscar Santiago selected as new Finance Department director

Oct 26, 2023 12:48 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2023) — City Supervisor David White introduced the appointment of Oscar Santiago as director of the Finance Division.

Raised in Santa Monica, Santiago has worked for the metropolis for a lot more than 32 many years in many departments, most recently serving as funds supervisor overseeing the operations, coverage development and implementation of the spending budget and procurement divisions. 

Santiago’s appointment follows the retirement announcement earlier this calendar year of Gigi Decavalles-Hughes.

As finance director, Santiago will lead a staff of 67 staff in six divisions, like Budget, Economic Operations, Procurement, Income and Danger Administration. He will oversee the enhancement of an yearly citywide price range of $745 million, guaranteeing the continuation of public services to residents, visitors and organizations by way of the protection of fiscal methods.

“Oscar brings a prosperity of institutional awareness and talent to the finance director position,” White claimed. “His distinctive perspective and insights will be a remarkable profit to Santa Monica as we proceed to push whole steam in advance in our economic restoration.”

Through his tenure at the city, Santiago has also served as a senior administrative analyst for the former Community & Cultural Expert services Department, a principal funds analyst in the Finance Section and principal administrative analyst and administrative products and services officer for the Information Solutions Department, primary administrative and fiscal functions for those departments.

Santiago’s substantial expertise contains funds administration, strategic economic preparing, collaborative and inclusive crew leadership, innovation and major applications and initiatives that deal with council and town priorities with a neighborhood-targeted technique.

“I grew up in Santa Monica, and was a immediate recipient of city providers, so I know initial-hand the sort of influence the companies we supply has on an individual’s high quality of existence,” Santiago said. “The stewardship of general public funds is a critical part to the wellbeing of our neighborhood, a duty that I just take very seriously. I look forward to continuing to serve the group and the town business in this new part.” 

Santiago retains a bachelor’s degree in economics from California Condition College, Dominguez Hills, and a master’s in general public administration from California Point out University, Northridge.

He will start off as director on Dec. 27, with an yearly wage of $223,836.

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