What is the Office of the CAO?
The City Administrative Officer (CAO) is the chief financial advisor to the Mayor and the Council and reports directly to both. The CAO conducts studies and investigations, carries out research and makes recommendations on a wide variety of City management matters for the Mayor and Council. The CAO assists the Mayor and Council in the preparation of the City budget, plans and directs the administration of the budget and directs the development of work programs and standards. The CAO represents the management of the City in negotiating all labor contracts. In addition, the CAO chairs and participates in many coordinating committees and performs other duties required by the Mayor and Council.