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Chapter 3.08 Treasurer

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(Chapter replaced by Ordinance No. 151419; Amended by Ordinance No. 184539, effective  May 20, 2011.)


3.08.010 Office.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 158556, effective June 4, 1986.)  Public Finance and Treasury is a division within the Bureau of Financial Services reporting to the Office of Management and Finance and shall consist of the City Treasurer, Debt Manager and such employees as the Council may provide.


3.08.020 Salary Bond.

The salary of the City Treasurer shall be fixed by ordinance.  A surety bond, payable to the City of Portland, in the sum of not less than $200,000 shall secure the faithful performance and fidelity of City Treasurer duties.  Any conflict between this Section and any other Sections in the City Code shall be interpreted to require the greater of any bond amounts or assurances in favor of the City.


3.08.030 Duties of City Treasurer.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 158556 and 177246, effective March 7, 2003.)  Except as provided in this Chapter, the duties of the City Treasurer shall include the investment of all City funds in accordance with all statutes relating to investment of public funds, and in accordance with the City’s current investment policy.  The Treasurer may delegate to other City officials any duties or responsibilities assigned to the Treasurer by Charter, Code or statute relating to the foreclosure of delinquent liens.


3.08.040 Treasurer Authorized to Deposit in Banks.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 158556, effective June 4, 1986.)  The Treasurer shall have the authority to open or close bank accounts in the name of the City.  The Treasurer shall make disposition of City deposits in such a manner as found by the Treasurer to be in the City’s best financial interests.  City funds in any bank are in the custody of the City Treasurer as required by law.  The Treasurer shall be authorized to enter into deposit agreements as may be agreed upon with the bank.  Each bank shall be authorized to accept City funds for deposit to any such accounts when tendered by any person without obligation to ascertain that the funds are being deposited in the proper account.  The City Treasurer shall furnish each bank at which an account is maintained, a written statement naming the person or persons authorized to withdraw funds from such account, declaring the persons named therein are authorized assistants in the Treasury Division and certifying the signatures of the persons so named.  Each bank should be authorized to honor withdrawals by the City Treasurer or by the person or persons named in such statement until written notice of cancellation or change is delivered to and received by the bank at which the account affected is maintained.  In the event of the termination of services or death of the City Treasurer, the Chief Financial Officer shall make a record showing the time of termination and give notice to the banks maintaining a City account.  The new City Treasurer shall be responsible for all monies received and disbursed after such time except that outstanding checks may be paid in due course and charged against the proper bank account.  Each new City Treasurer shall promptly make a check with each bank in which City funds are deposited and ascertain the exact balance and make sure rectification as may be needed because of outstanding checks.  Each new City Treasurer shall have and exercise all of the authority of his/her predecessor and may execute any new banking agreements.


3.08.050 Liability of Treasurer for Deposit of Funds.

In the event of bank failure or bankruptcy and when deposits have been made as provided herein or authorized by law of the Charter, the Treasurer shall be exempt from all liability for loss of deposits, or bankruptcy or other acts of the bank or bankers to the extent and amount of such deposits.


3.08.060 Council May Require Additional Security from Banks.

If the Council deems the securities pledged by any bank insufficient and inadequate security for the City deposits with such bank, other or additional securities to be given by such bank shall be requested and require approval by the Council.  If such bank fails to furnish such securities promptly, the Treasurer at once shall withdraw all deposits from such bank and such bank shall cease to be a depository of the City funds.  To be reinstated as a depository of City funds requires that the bank deposit securities deemed satisfactory by a vote of the Council.


3.08.070 City Officers or Agents to Pay Money to the City Treasurer.

Any officer or agent of this City or other person who shall receive or have possession of any money belonging to the City shall immediately pay the same to the Treasurer who shall receipt the money.  Failure to pay to the Treasurer any money received within 48 hours shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal in the absence of excusable failure.


Title 3
Chapter 3.02 Council Organization and Procedure
Chapter 3.04 Subpoena Powers
Chapter 3.05 City Auditor's Audit Services Division
Chapter 3.06 Departments, Bureaus and Divisions Generally
Chapter 3.08 Treasurer
Chapter 3.10 Office of City Attorney
Chapter 3.12 Bureau of Transportation
Chapter 3.13 Bureau of Environmental Services
Chapter 3.15 Office of Management and Finance
Chapter 3.16 City Budget Office
Chapter 3.18 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.20 Bureau of Police
Chapter 3.21 City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division
Chapter 3.22 Portland Fire & Rescue
Chapter 3.24 Portland Water Bureau
Chapter 3.26 Bureau of Parks
Chapter 3.27 Portland Parks and Recreation Board
Chapter 3.28 Bureau of Health
Chapter 3.30 Bureau of Development Services
Chapter 3.32 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.33 Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Chapter 3.34 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.36 Portland Housing Bureau
Chapter 3.38 Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)
Chapter 3.40 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.44 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.46 Bureau of Insect Control
Chapter 3.52 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.53 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.54 Loss Control and Prevention
Chapter 3.57 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.58 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.60 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.62 Boxing Commission
Chapter 3.64 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.66 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.67 Performing Arts Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.68 Formal Japanese Garden Commission
Chapter 3.70 Pittock Mansion Advisory Commission
Chapter 3.71 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.72 Committee on Claims
Chapter 3.74 Oaths of Office
Chapter 3.76 Public Records
Chapter 3.77 Office of the Ombudsman
Chapter 3.78 Acquisition of County Property for Park Purposes
Chapter 3.80 Special Permits
Chapter 3.82 Officer and Employee Bonds
Chapter 3.84 City Owned Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Chapter 3.86 Golf Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.88 Investment Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.90 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.92 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.94 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.95 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.96 Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Chapter 3.98 Towing Board of Review
Chapter 3.99 Fair Wage Policies
Chapter 3.100 Equal Opportunity
Chapter 3.101 Property Tax Exemption for Low Income Housing Held by Charitable Non-Profit Organizations
Chapter 3.102 Property Tax Exemption for New Construction of Single-Unit Housing in Homebuyer Opportunity Areas
Chapter 3.103 Property Tax Exemption for Multiple-Unit Housing Development
Chapter 3.104 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.105 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.106 Exposition-Recreation Commission
Chapter 3.107 Water Quality Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.110 Bureau of Hydroelectric Power
Chapter 3.111 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.112 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.114 Office for Community Technology
Chapter 3.115 Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Chapter 3.116 Waterways Advisory Committee
Chapter 3.120 (Repealed)
Chapter 3.122 Economic Improvement Districts
Chapter 3.123 Portland Utility Review Board
Chapter 3.124 Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Chapter 3.125 Disaster Policy Council
Chapter 3.126 Emergency Management Steering Committee
Chapter 3.127 Bureau of Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement
Chapter 3.128 Office of Equity and Human Rights
Chapter 3.129 Human Rights Commission