City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 03
Chapter 03.01A
Section 03.01A.260

Title 03 Administration and Personnel

Chapter 03.01A Executive and Administrative Organization

Article II. Departments

Section 03.01A.260 Finance, Treasury and Administration
  1. The chief financial officer shall coordinate all debt issuances and supervise all other finance and treasury functions of the City. The chief financial officer shall regularly communicate to the city council on matters material to the City’s financial condition, including quarterly financial and budget updates. The chief financial officer shall attend all meetings of the city council finance and administration committee, apprise the committee of the activities that he/she is responsible for and provide the committee any information related to these activities that is requested. The chief financial officer shall oversee all finance and treasury related departments and functions including the finance, treasury and administration department and the management and budget department. Department heads and managers of the finance and budget departments shall report to the chief financial officer
  1. The finance and administration department manages the accounting, budgeting, grants and contracts management, asset management and risk management functions of the City, and is responsible for maintaining sound fiscal management practices throughout the City. The director of finance and administration shall present to city council committees regarding changes in past practices or procedures or recommended ordinance amendments deemed necessary to maintain or increase the efficiency or effectiveness of the financial services division or the financial operations of the City.
  1. The City treasurer is responsible for receiving, investing, safekeeping and accounting for cash of the City; issuing, paying and redeeming City bonds; collecting local improvement district and parking and business improvement district assessments, utility bill payments, and accounts receivable payments and tax payments; accepting and paying City warrants; providing federal tax reporting on arbitrage; and billing, managing taxes and licenses. The city treasurer is a member of the fire pension board and the police relief and pension board. The city treasurer also serves on the City investment board.


Date Passed: Monday, February 24, 2020

Effective Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

ORD C35889 Section 4