Chapter 3.14
PROCEDURES FOR RATIFICATION AND APPROVAL OF WARRANTS

Sections:

3.14.010    Certain warrants need not be audited prior to payment – Presentation to City Council for ratification.

3.14.020    Depositories – Requirements.

3.14.030    Designation by resolution of signatures permitted.

    Prior legislation: Ord. 535.

3.14.010 Certain warrants need not be audited prior to payment – Presentation to City Council for ratification.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 37208, payroll warrants or checks, and warrants or checks drawn in payment of demands for City or library purposes, need not be audited by the City Council prior to payment; provided, however, that such warrants or checks shall be certified or approved as conforming to the budget adopted by ordinance or resolution of the City Council by the City Manager, or by the Director of Finance, or by the Assistant Director of Finance. Budgeted payrolls and demands paid by warrants or checks prior to audit by the City Council shall be presented to the City Council for ratification and approval in the form of an audited comprehensive annual financial report, pursuant to California Government Code Section 37208(c). (Ord. 1493 § 1, 2017; Ord. 824 § 2, 1989)

3.14.020 Depositories – Requirements.

Any financial institution or other depository with which the City or the Board of Library Trustees now or hereafter transacts business for the credit and on the account of the City or the Board of Library Trustees is requested, authorized and directed to honor all checks, drafts, warrants, or other orders for the payment of money drawn in the name of the City or the Board of Library Trustees when bearing the authorized signatures of the following designated officials:

(A) For the City: the manual or facsimile signature of the Mayor or the Mayor pro tem, and the manual signature of one of the following: the City Manager, the Director of Finance, the assistant Director of Finance, the City Treasurer, or the deputy City Treasurer;

(B) For the Board of Library Trustees: the manual or facsimile signature of the president or the president pro tem, and the manual signature of one of the following: the City Manager, the Director of Finance, the assistant Director of Finance, the City Treasurer, or the deputy City Treasurer. (Ord. 824 § 3, 1989)

3.14.030 Designation by resolution of signatures permitted.

The City Council shall, from time to time, designate by resolution the names of those individuals holding the offices identified in PMC 3.14.020. Any authorized officer whose facsimile signature is required or permitted may make the necessary filing with the Secretary of State pursuant to Government Code Section 5501. (Ord. 824 § 4, 1989)