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FIN-2.12 - Debt Management


Binding City Policy


Policy Introduction

The City's Debt Management Policy sets forth the responsibilities and authorities of the City Council, the Debt Manager, the City Treasurer, and the Director of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS Director), who serves as the City’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in managing the City's debt program.  See full text of the Debt Management Policy.


The Debt Manager shall be responsible for the implementation of this policy. Any amendments to this policy must be approved by the City Council after seeking the advice of the Director of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services, City Treasurer, and the Debt Manager. 


Resolution No. 35451, adopted by City Council October 4, 1995.

Replaced by Ordinance No. 181829, passed by City Council May 14, 2008 and effective July 1, 2008.

Amended by Resolution No. 37086, adopted by City Council August 6, 2014.

Amended by Resolution No. 37475, adopted by City Council January 15, 2020.