The Finance Department is responsible for safeguarding the financial resources of the city by maintaining central accounting records and city bank accounts, disbursing all city obligations, general financial forecasting and annual budget and audit preparation. The Director of Finance also functions as the City Secretary, responsible for maintaining the official city records and conducting city elections.

The City Secretary

  • Accepts lawsuits and claims filed against the City
  • Accepts petitions and appeals filed by citizens
  • Administers oaths of office
  • Attends every meeting of the City Council and keeps accurate minutes of the proceedings of the City Council
  • Authorizes government access channel use
  • Coordinate ethics financial report filing and complaints
  • Coordinates all amendments to the City Charter
  • Coordinates and updates City's municipal code of ordinances
  • Coordinates the appointment process to the City's boards and commissions
  • Coordinates televising of City Council meetings
  • Keeps the official seal of the City
  • Maintains, safeguards, and records all documents approved by the City Council
  • Oversees records management program for the City
  • Performs other duties as may be required by the City Council, City Charter, or State Law
  • Performs research on records for public, City staff, and Council as requested
  •  Assists the City Manager's Department with the City Council agenda and support material
  • Provides staff support to the City Council
  • Serves as the elections administrator for all City elections
  • Serves as liaison between the public and the Council
  • Validates and certifies petitions