Office of the City Controller
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Houston City Controller Ronald C. Green is the second highest elected official in Houston city government and its chief financial officer. The Office of the Houston City Controller superintends the fiscal affairs of the City. This includes conducting audits, managing investments and debt, preparing financial statements and providing leadership on policy issues pertaining to the City’s financial health. The Controller thus serves as an independently elected “financial watchdog” over City government’s fiscal affairs.
Ronald Green was elected City Controller in December 2009 after serving three terms as a Member-At-Large on Houston City Council where he also chaired the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee. He has been re-elected twice and will begin serving his third and final term as Controller in January 2014. Green holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law; he is also a licensed real estate broker. As Controller, Green has emphasized aggressive and focused audits of City departments and enterprises, refinancing of existing debt with more favorable interest rates and working with City departments to identify new and more efficient ways of running City government.
Houston is one of the few large cities where the chief financial officer is elected; New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh also elect controllers.
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