The General and Administrative budget includes funding for City Council, City Manager’s Office, Finance Department, and City Hall maintenance and operation.
The City Manager’s Office is committed to planning and delivering efficient, economical and effective services to the citizens of Murfreesboro. The FY 2012 budget includes the deletion of an Administrative Assistant position vacated by retirement. It also recommended the relocation of the Public Information Officer/Grant Writer to the Cable Television Department. This move combined and consolidated the City’s personnel who are involved in public information and media relations.
The FY 2012 budget recommended the establishment of a Service Excellence Coordinator position. This position has since be hired and is responsible for a streamlined review and permitting process for non-routine development projects, coordinating the Service Excellence customer service training and will have a significant role in providing information via the City’s social media avenues. This position focuses on public information, assisting developers and builders who are not accustomed to the City’s organization and reviews and ensuring deep penetration of our customer service training. The City Manager filled this position in-house with the vacated position filled in-house with no new hires.
With these changes, the City Manager’s Office was reduced from 5 positions to 4, but will be better suited to meet the goals and objectives established by Council.
The Finance Department, while accounted for within the General Administration function, has significant duties and responsibilities. Follow the link provided for information about that department.
Effective July 1, 2011, the GIS and MIS personnel was consolidated across the City departments into one Information Technology Department. This relocation results in a reduction of salaries and related benefits as well as technology and supply expenditures for the General and Administrative budget.
The City makes financial transparency a priority, making many records freely accessible online. Visit this page to access the current budget, financial reports and more.