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Sec. 301. Treasury; Treasurer.
   The official depository of the City shall be known as the City Treasury, which shall be under the direction and control of the Treasurer who shall be appointed and removed by the Mayor, subject in both appointment and removal to confirmation by the Council.
   The Treasurer shall have the following powers and duties:
   (a)   The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all money deposited in the City Treasury. Money in the Treasury shall only be paid out upon the presentation of warrants or other forms of communication prescribed by the Controller, after demands for payment have been approved by the Controller in the manner provided elsewhere in the Charter or by ordinance, except that no warrants shall be required for payment of the principal and interest of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness payable by the City when due.
   (b)   When warrants presented to the Treasurer have all the signatures required by law, and are countersigned by the Controller, those signatures shall be prima facie evidence of the legality of the warrants. The Treasurer may, in the event of the authenticity of any warrant being questioned, fully investigate and satisfy himself or herself regarding the authenticity before paying.
   (c)   The Treasurer shall transmit to the Controller, at the end of each business day, a detailed statement showing the receipts and disbursements credited or debited to each fund or account.
   (d)   The Treasurer shall, at the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Mayor and Council a detailed statement of the receipts, disbursements and balances of the Treasury.
   (e)   The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all securities bought by the City. Upon sale of any bonds by the City, the Treasurer shall deliver the bonds, receive and credit the proceeds to the proper fund or accounts, and report the action to the Council.
   (f)   The Treasurer shall assist any officer of the City who is authorized by the Charter or ordinance to inspect the records and deposits in the Office of the Treasurer to make an inspection.
   (g)   The Treasurer shall perform those duties imposed upon City treasurers by any law of the state applicable to the City, and shall furnish a bond for the faithful performance of duties.
   (h)   The Treasurer shall assist the Controller and outside auditors as requested in the audits of the City’s finances.