Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is prepared in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States of America established by the Government Accounting Standards Board.

The CAFR is presented in three sections:

  • Introductory Section - includes the city’s organizational chart, a list of principal officials, and the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the prior fiscal year if applicable.
  • Financial Section - includes the management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A), the government-wide and fund financial statements, notes to basic financial statements, required supplemental information, other supplemental information, as well as the independent auditors’ report on the basic financial statements.
  • Statistical - includes selected financial and demographic information, which is presented on a multi-year basis

Funds Included

The CAFR includes all funds of the city. This report includes all government activities, organizations, and functions for which the City is financially accountable.

Criteria Standards

The criteria used in determining activities to be reported within the city's basic financial statements are based upon and consistent with those set forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Based upon these criteria, the Community Development Corporation Economic Development Corporation is included as discretely presented component units.