Provision shall be made in the annual budget and in the appropriation ordinance for a contingency fund, to be used in the case of unforeseen items of expenditures. Such contingent appropriation shall be under the control of the City Manager and distributed by him after approval by the City Council. Expenditures from this appropriation shall be made only in case of established emergencies and a detailed account of such expenditures shall be recorded and reported. The proceeds of the contingent appropriation shall be disbursed only by transfer to other departmental appropriations, the spending of which shall be charged to the departments or activities for which the appropriations are made.
(Adopted by electorate, May 11, 2013)