D.C. Code § 1-204.48 Financial Duties of the Mayor

LibraryDistrict of Columbia
Edition2023 Edition
CurrencyCurrent through codified legislation effective October 11, 2023
CitationD.C. Code § 1-204.48

(a) Subject to the limitations in § 1-206.03 and except to the extent provided under § 1-204.24 d, the Mayor shall have charge of the administration of the financial affairs of the District and to that end he shall:

(1) Supervise and be responsible for all financial transactions to insure adequate control of revenues and resources and to insure that appropriations are not exceeded;

(2) Maintain systems of accounting and internal control designed to provide:

(A) Full disclosure of the financial results of the District government's activities;

(B) Adequate financial information needed by the District government for management purposes;

(C) Effective control over and accountability for all funds, property, and other assets;

(D) Reliable accounting results to serve as the basis for preparing and supporting agency budget requests and controlling the execution of the budget;

(3) Submit to the Council a financial statement in any detail and at such times as the Council may specify;

(4) Submit to the Council, by February 1st of each fiscal year, a complete financial statement and report for the preceding fiscal year, as audited by the Inspector General of the District of Columbia in accordance with subsection (c) of this section in the case of fiscal years 2006 through 2008;

(5) Supervise and be responsible for the assessment of all property subject to assessment and special assessments within the corporate limits of the District for taxation, prepare tax maps, and give such notice of taxes and special assessments, as may be required by law;

(6) Supervise and be responsible for the levying and collection of all taxes, special assessments, license fees, and other revenues of the District, as required by law, and receive all moneys receivable by the District from the Federal Government or from any agency or instrumentality of the District, except that this paragraph shall not apply to moneys from the District of Columbia Courts.

(7) Have custody of all public funds belonging to or under the control of the District, or any agency of the District government, and deposit all funds coming into his hands, in such depositories as may be designated and under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by act of the Council;

(8) Have custody of all investments and invested funds of the District government, or in possession of such government in a fiduciary capacity, and have the safekeeping of all bonds and notes of the District and the receipt and delivery of District bonds and notes for transfer, registration, or exchange; and

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