The City recognizes that effective cash management is an integral part of good financial management. The City seeks out investments that achieve the highest rates within allowable securities that preserve the safety, liquidity, return on investment and diversification of funds. The chart to the right describes the invested value of City investments compared to the guidelines of the investment policy. It also shows the total cash balance of the City as of the month end in the total portfolio balance as well as the average duration of investments. For more information please visit the Kansas State Legislative statutes governing the investment of public monies.
Finance staff oversee all debt issued by the City, which includes General Obligation (GO), revenue backed, revolving loan funds, temporary notes and special assessment debt. The current debt as of December 31, 2018 the City had $444,921,327 in permanent and temporary debt, compared to $408,816,608 in 2017 or a 8.9% increase.
For more information please visit the City's fiscal sustainability performance page by clicking the image below.
City of Topeka Checkbook
This data allows citizens to view who received payments from the City for goods or services and how much they received. The application allows the user to drill down from aggregated spending accounts all the way down to each individual payment to a payee. Please visit City of Topeka Checkbook open data site to review how we allocate public funds.