The 84th Texas Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt, effective for the fiscal year ended after January 1, 2017. The following information is presented in compliance with Local Government Code § 140.008 for fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. This information must be updated annually within 180 days of the most recent fiscal year.
Please note that the information presented in this report follows the format prescribed by the comptroller’s office and does not take into account debt that is supported by other sources, such as bonds supported by the Tourism Fund or transfers from the Water Utility Fund to support water & wastewater debt assumed by the City through annexation and dissolution of municipal utility districts.
- Texas Comptroller’s Annual Local Debt Report (March 2020 filing- as of September 30, 2019)
Interim Financial Report Overview
Each month, the City issues financial statements for the major operating funds, with analysis explaining the City’s monthly financial position. On a quarterly basis, expanded statements and analysis are prepared. These interim financial reports are unaudited, and are designed to provide the reader with a picture of the City’s current operating results with explanation of major variances, comparison of current results to prior year actual and the current year budget. These reports are prepared on a cash basis, with analysis designed to identify trends and keep the City’s management team and elected officials informed about financial activities.
These reports provide a narrative about current economic conditions, financial trends and the City’s monthly investment reports in compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act. A detailed analysis of sales tax revenue, one of the City’s largest revenue streams, is included as an appendix to the report.
Each report is normally available just after the end of the following month.
Financial Management Policy Statements
The City’s financial policy guidance is set by Resolution. On June 2, 2020, City Council approved Resolution 20-16 adopting the revised Financial Management Policy Statements after several months of discussion with the City Council.