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San Mateo City Charter.

5.15 Receipts and Expenditures.

All money received by the city shall be deposited in the city treasury and in institutions and investments authorized for cities by law, and no money shall be disbursed without the approval of the city manager or of another officer duly authorized by him/her. No expenditure of city funds shall be made except for the purposes and in the manner specified by an appropriation of the council; nor shall any disbursement be made unless obligations are properly supported by accounting evidence and sufficient funds are available. The city manager or other officer authorized by him/her to make disbursements shall be represented by the city attorney in all legal matters in connection therewith. (Res. No. 66 § 3, eff. 11-7-17)