Lubbock City Council members want just one person handling your money at City Hall. So, on Thursday, they decided to reinstate a city treasurer position. Councilman Gary Boren brought the idea to the table saying a treasurer would be in the best interest of the city. Boren says this provides the council with a direct line to city finances.
Right now, the Director of Finance reports to City Manager, Bob Cass, who then reports to the council. "The important thing, in any level of government, is checks and balances. The city attorney and the city manager work well together, but we need to be independent of one another, to give the council other points of view. Council and I agree we need a county treasurer who can give the council independent advice on the finances," said Cass.
Boren says the new position will not cost the city additional money.