The comptroller is the city's chief financial officer. The comptroller's responsibilities include: keeping the mayor and the city council informed about the city's financial condition; making recommendations about the operations, fiscal policies and financial transactions of the city; auditing City agencies and investigating all matters concerning the city's finances; registering and auditing contracts; issuing and selling city bonds; managing the city-held sinking funds and other trust and pension funds; and performing analyses to eliminate waste and fraud in City operations. The comptroller earns an annual salary of $185,000.
Here are the candidates for comptroller:
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