§ 3.16.060  CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY.
   (A)   Claims against the city for money, damages or refunds of money erroneously or illegally collected or paid which do not fall under Division 3.4 of Title 1 of the Government Code of the State of California or are exempted by Section 905 of said Government Code from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of Part 3 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code of the  State of California and which are not governed by  other  statutes  or  requisitions,  including  other  provisions set forth in the Alhambra City Charter, the Alhambra Municipal Code or by ordinances or resolutions of the Alhambra City Council, expressly related thereto, shall be governed by this section.
   (B)   A written claim, verified by the person who claims to be entitled to be paid the money or damages or who has paid the money sought to be refunded or by his or her guardian or conservator or the executor or administrator of his or her will or estate, shall be presented to the Director of Finance within one year after the accrual of the cause of action underlying the claim for money or damages or after the payment of the amount sought to be refunded. Such claims shall be presented and processed as provided by Chapters 1 and 2 of Part 3 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code of the State of California insofar as said provisions are not in conflict with this section. Any such claim so submitted pursuant to this section shall be acted upon by the city by the City Manager, or his or her designee, the Director of Finance and, if applicable, the City Attorney.
   (C)   No order or a refund may be made until a written claim therefor has been presented to the city in accordance with the applicable section of this code. No suit for money, damages or a refund may be brought against the city until a written claim therefor has been submitted to the City Clerk and has been acted upon or has been deemed to be rejected by the city in accordance with applicable law. Any suit brought against the city for money, damages or a refund must be commenced not later than six months after the date notice of rejection of claim is personally delivered or deposited in the mail. Only the person who filed the claim may bring such a suit and if another person should do so, judgment shall not be rendered for the plaintiff.
(Ord. 4320, passed 3-24-97)