Chapter 2.12


2.12.010    Office created.

2.12.020    Appointment by City Manager.

2.12.030    Qualifications.

2.12.040    Corporate surety bond required.

2.12.050    Powers and duties.

2.12.060    Compensation.

2.12.070    Absence or vacation from office.

2.12.010 Office created.

The Office of Director of Finance is created and established. The Director of Finance shall be the chief accounting officer of the City and shall consolidate all accounting matters of the City in this office, as an entirely separate and distinct entity from all other departments. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.020 Appointment by City Manager.

The Office of Finance Director shall be appointive. The Director of Finance shall be appointed by the City Manager. (Ord. 1001 § 1, 1988: Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.030 Qualifications.

The Director of Finance shall be qualified by sufficient technical accounting training, skill and experience to be proficient in the office. The Director of Finance shall also show evidence of his executive ability. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.040 Corporate surety bond required.

The Director of Finance shall furnish to the City a corporate surety bond to be approved and paid for by the City Council, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars and shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties imposed on the Director of Finance as prescribed by this chapter. The bond fee shall be a proper charge against such funds as the City Council shall designate. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.050 Powers and duties.

The Director of Finance shall be the head of the finance department of the City and shall have the power and is required to do the following:

A. Have charge of the administration of the financial affairs of the City under the direction of the City Council.

B. Budget. Compile the budget expense and income estimates for the City Council, and submit them to the City Manager.

C. Accounting System. Maintain a general accounting system for the City Government and of each of the offices, departments and agencies.

D. Disbursements. Supervise and be responsible for the disbursement of all moneys and have control of all expenditures; audit all purchase orders before issuance; audit and approve before payment by the City Council and Treasurer all bills, invoices, payrolls, demands or other charges against the City Government and with the advice of the City Attorneys, when necessary, determine the regularity, legality and correctness of such claims, demands or charges to insure that budget appropriations are not exceeded.

E. Financial Reports. Submit to the City Council a monthly statement of all receipts and disbursements in sufficient detail to show the exact financial condition of the City; and, as of the end of each fiscal year, submit a complete financial statement and report.

F. Property Inventory. Supervise the keeping of current inventories of all property of the City by all City departments, offices and agencies.

G. Other Delegated Duties. Assume all functions of the City Clerk as to the sales tax as provided for in Chapter 3.16 of this code, regarding the sales and use tax.

H. Other Delegated Duties. Perform all the financial and accounting duties heretofore imposed upon the City Clerk, and the City Clerk shall be, and he is relieved of all such duties including all such duties imposed upon the City Clerk by Article I of Chapter 4, Part 2, Division 3, Title 4, and by Sections 40802 through 40805 inclusive of the Government Code of the State.

I. Other Functions. Perform such other functions as the City may from time to time specify. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.060 Compensation.

The Director of Finance shall receive as compensation as the City Council shall from time to time determine and fix by budget or resolution, and such compensation shall be a proper charge against such funds of the City as the City Council shall designate. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)

2.12.070 Absence or vacation from office.

Should the Director of Finance be absent or disabled, or should the office be vacant, the City Council shall designate a temporary acting Director of Finance. (Ord. 442 § 2 (part), 1957)