THE HOME RULE CITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 279 of 1909
117.4s Population more than 600,000; chief financial officer.Sec. 4s.
(1) Notwithstanding a charter provision or ordinance to the contrary, a city with a population of more than 600,000 shall establish the position of chief financial officer. The mayor of the city shall appoint the chief financial officer subject to the approval of the governing body of the city, and, if applicable, the financial review commission created in the Michigan financial review commission act. The chief financial officer shall have substantial experience with sophisticated municipal financial transactions, complex multidimensional governmental restructurings, governmental labor relations, health care benefits or pension matters, and local government management with governmental units having aggregate revenues of $250,000,000.00 or more. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent a city with a population of more than 600,000 from adopting a charter provision or ordinance providing the responsibilities for a chief financial officer that are not inconsistent with this section.
(2) The chief financial officer appointed under subsection (1) shall report to the mayor and do all of the following:
(a) Supervise all financial and budget activities of the city.
(b) Coordinate the city's activities relating to budgets, financial plans, financial management, financial reporting, financial analysis, and compliance with the budget and financial plan of the city. If applicable, the functions and responsibilities of the chief financial officer shall be subject to approval by the financial review commission created in the Michigan financial review commission act.
(c) Certify that the city's annual budget complies with the uniform budgeting and accounting act, 1968 PA 2, MCL 141.421 to 141.440a, and, if applicable, submit that certification to the financial review commission created in the Michigan financial review commission act.
(d) Submit in writing to the mayor and the governing body of the city his or her opinion on the effect that policy or budgetary decisions made by the mayor or the governing body of the city will have on the city's annual budget and its 4-year financial plan described in section 4t.
(3) The local elected and appointed officials and employees of the city shall promptly and fully provide financial information requested by the chief financial officer.
History: Add. 2014, Act 182, Imd. Eff. June 20, 2014
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