Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The Finance Division consists of the Administrative Service Director, Accounting Supervisor, Budget Supervisor and three Accounting Technicians.
The Financial Services Department is responsible for the overall financial management and operational support to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager and City departments. This includes accounting, budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, business licensing, fixed asset management, cash management/investments, debt management, and long-range financial planning.