The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of Keith DeMartini as the City’s Finance Director. As the Finance Director, Mr. DeMartini will manage the City’s financial operations and provide guidance to the City Council to oversee a total budget of $345 million, including a General Fund budget of $140 million. He will directly oversee the divisions of Treasury, Accounting, Risk Management, and General Services/Purchasing.
Mr. DeMartini currently serves as the Finance Director for the City of San Bruno where he manages a total City budget of $188 million, including a General Fund budget of $50 million. At San Bruno, he implemented a Comprehensive Fiscal Sustainability Project with initiatives to grow revenues and develop long-range financial plans. He also implemented long-term fiscally conservative policies and procedures and streamlined procurement processes. Previously, he held senior management positions at the City and County of San Francisco for ten years, including Financial Systems Director, Public Works Budget Manager, and Planning Finance Manager.
According to City Administrator Paul Casey, “I look forward to Keith joining the City. I am confident he will bring a wealth of experience to lead the Finance Department and help guide us during fiscal challenges.”
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.
“I am thrilled to be joining the City of Santa Barbara’s leadership team and am looking forward to supporting the great work of the City,” said Keith DeMartini.