Article VI: Department of Finance

Section 6.00 Administration of City Financial Affairs: The city council shall by ordinance provide for the administration of the financial affairs of the city, said ordinance to be consistent with state law and with other provisions of this charter. (As added by vote of the people on November 6, 1984, at which election the people repealed former Sections 6.01, 6.02, 6.03, 6.04, 6.05, 6.06, 6.07, 6.08, 6.11, and 6.12.)

Section 6.09 Competitive Bidding: All expenditures for supplies, materials, and equipment involving more than an amount to be set by ordinance shall be made on written contract and the purchasing agent, in purchasing or in making any contract therefor, shall afford ample opportunity for competitive bidding under such rules and regulations and with such general exceptions as the city council may prescribe by ordinance; all such contracts shall be awarded to the lowest most responsible bidder, after such public advertisement as shall be prescribed by ordinance. The city council shall determine which bids, if any, shall be accepted, and shall have the power to reject all bids and advertise again. (As amended by vote of the people on November 6, 1979.)

Section 6.10 Contracts for Improvements: Any city improvement costing more than an amount to be set by ordinance shall be executed by contract except where such improvement is authorized by the city council to be executed directly by a city department in conformance with detailed plans, specifications and estimates. All such improvement contracts shall be awarded to the lowest most responsible bidder after such public notice and competitive bidding as shall be prescribed by ordinance. Alterations in any specifications may be made when authorized by the city council upon the written recommendations of the city manager. All bids shall be opened publicly, and the city manager shall furnish the city council a recapitulation of such bids and recommendation with respect to the action to be taken thereon. The city council shall determine which bids, if any, shall be accepted, and shall have the power to reject all bids and advertise again. (As amended by vote of the people on November 7, 1978, and November 8, 1994.)