City purchasing is decentralized; each department is responsible for requesting approval and making purchases according to the approved budget. Once the service or good is received and processed, the Accounts Payable Clerk issues a request for payment. Payments to vendors are made weekly and Council ratifies the month's expenditures at the second meeting of the following month. For example, a payment paid in March will be ratified at the second meeting in April. Expense approval reports can be viewed on the Expense Reports section of the financial documents page.