Each member of a commission shall be entitled to such compensation as may be set by the City Council.  The commission members shall be entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties, if the same is approved, in advance, by the City Council.  No commission shall have any authority to expend, or authorize the expenditure of any public funds, except with the prior express approval of the City Council.
('83 Code, § 2.28.100)