SECTION 9.17.  DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.
   Unless the city council has required the county to assess and collect city taxes pursuant to Section 6.22 of the Tax Code, as now or hereafter amended, the city manager shall appoint a qualified person to be city tax assessor-collector. Such person shall give a surety bond for the faithful performance of the duties of such office, including by way of illustration and not limitation, compliance with the controlling provisions of the state law bearing upon the functions of such office, in a sum which shall be fixed by the city council at not less than ten thousand dollars. If the city council has required the county to assess and collect city taxes, the applicable duties of the city tax assessor-collector contained in this article shall be performed by the county tax assessor-collector or, if not, then by the city manager.
(Amendment adopted by electorate 5-7-94)