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Section 7-101 Public Moneys and Accounting.

1. The Council shall by ordinance provide a system for the collection, custody and disbursements of all public moneys, not inconsistent with the provisions of statute and this Charter, and shall by ordinance provide a system of accounting for the City, which shall be so planned as to enable a clear and intelligent statement to be made of the financial affairs of the City from time to time as provided by this Charter.

2. The City Officer responsible for accounting shall keep an account of all moneys paid into and out of the treasury. The City Officer responsible for accounting shall keep a register of warrants, check-warrants and checks, showing the funds upon which they are drawn, the numbers, in whose favor, and the appropriations, if any, applicable to the payment thereof.

3. The chief financial officer of the City shall give information as to the exact condition of the treasury and of every appropriation and Fund thereof under control of the Council, upon demand of the Mayor, or the Council, or any Commissioner or the Auditor. The chief financial officer of the City shall keep the records and accounts of the City in a complete and intelligible manner, but may keep a summary of departmental or bureau records and accounts where he or she finds such summary to be sufficient. He or she shall make an annual statement to the Council showing the receipts and disbursements of the City and the state of each particular Fund and the City's financial condition as soon as records are complete after the close of business on the last day of each fiscal year. The annual report shall contain an accurate statement in summarized form of the financial receipts of the City from all sources and of the expenditures of the City for all purposes, together with a detailed statement of the debt of said City, of the purposes for which said debt has been incurred, and of the accounts of said City with grantees of franchises and the names of the present owners of each thereof, and a summary of the assets and liabilities of the City. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 84; rev. 1914, sec. 185; 1928 pub., sec. 185; 1942 recod., sec. 7-101; am. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 20, 1986; am. May 18, 1994.]