Activities of the Finance Department include planning, administration, and supervision of the financial operations of the City. The City Secretary, Christi Shivers, as the chief financial officer of the City, holds these responsibilities. Also funded in this department are the Deputy City Secretary/Accounts Payable Clerk, and the Payroll Clerk.

Specific financial operations include payroll, general ledger maintenance, financial reports, data processing services, revenue collection, investments, and debt management.

The City Secretary/Finance Officer is appointed by the City Council. This sets up a clear division of responsibilities related to municipal finances in the City of Mexia, providing a superior set of checks and balances for the expenditure of public funds.

Adopted Budget and Tax Rate Notices for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

"THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE REVENUE FROM PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET BY AN AMOUNT OF $106,779 WHICH IS A 4.36 PERCENT INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR'S BUDGET.  THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR IS $6,878."

"THE CITY OF MEXIA ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS AND DEBT SERVICE THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 5.13 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS AND DEBT SERVICE ON AN AVERAGE HOMESTEAD BY $31.00."