The Finance Department presents a Monthly Cash Report to the City Council on the third Thursday of the month, reporting the cash situation as of the end of prior month. Thus, during the October Council meeting the cash situation is reported as of the end of September and so on.
The cash report displays all the money that the city has. A household analogy might be a list of what you hold in all of your checking and savings accounts. There are non-cash items of importance like debt and non-financial assets that are reported in the City's annual audited financial report. Still, cash is very important, so the Council monitors it monthly. Past City cash reports are available for public review at the link below.