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(a) PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION.
The City Manager shall prepare and submit to Council an operating budget ordinance in accordance with the annual budget calendar.
(b) PROVISIONS AND FORM.
The operating budget shall provide a complete financial plan of all City funds and activities for the ensuing fiscal period, and except to the extent required by law or this Revised Charter, shall be in a form acceptable to Council.
(c) COUNCIL ACTION.
Council shall adopt the budget on or before December 31 of every year. To implement the adopted budget, Council shall adopt, prior to the beginning of the ensuing fiscal year, an appropriation ordinance authorizing an appropriation for each program or activity by department or major organizational unit.