Except in cases of emergency or in cases where specific authority has been first obtained from the City Council, no purchase order for supplies or equipment and no contract for public works or consulting services shall be issued, unless the City Manager and the Director of Finance, or their designees, have certified that there exists an unencumbered appropriation in the fund account against which the purchase is to be charged.
(‘86 Code, § 3.36.100) (Ord. 3507, passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 3723, passed  - - ; Am. Ord. 4517, passed 2-25-08; Am. Ord. 4745, passed 10-22-18)