There’s been a lot of public consternation lately about the notion of an independent Scottsdale City Treasurer (i.e., not subservient to the City Manager). However, this is not a new idea that originated with Mayor Jim Lane.
The position and responsibilities were described in the very first Scottsdale City Charter ratified in 1961:
Article 4, Section 3: The council shall appoint an officer of the City, who shall have the title of City Treasurer, and who shall receive and have custody of all the money of the City and shall keep and save said money and dispense the same only as provided by law, and who shall always be bound by the constitution, laws, and ordinances and upon whom legal garnishments and demands may be served. He will serve at the pleasure of the council.