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(a) As a public institution, the City is held to a high degree of public scrutiny and accountability for its purchasing practices. Issuance of a credit card for the use of City business is a privilege and every reasonable effort must be made to ensure that funds are used responsibly and in a manner consistent with the City's policies and procedures, applicable laws, and ethical practices.
(b) The City recognizes that the credit card provides convenience to employees in acquiring goods and services for the City. The City also recognizes the additional risk inherent with credit card usage. Therefore, whenever a vendor will accept a City purchase order, a purchase order should be used in lieu of a City credit card.
(Res. 19-55. Passed 5-7-19; Res. 21-37. Passed 3-16-21.)