(a)   No account or other demand against the City shall be allowed until the same has been considered and reported upon by the Council sitting as the Committee of the Whole.
   (b)   No action shall be maintained against the City for damages for a personal injury alleged to have been sustained by reason of the negligence of the City or of any officer, agent or employee thereof, unless a written verified statement of the nature of the claim and of the time and place at which such injury is alleged to have been received shall have been filed with the City Clerk within thirty days after the cause  of action shall have accrued.  The cause of action shall be deemed to have accrued at the date of the sustaining of the injury; except, that where death results therefrom the time for the personal representatives to give notice shall run from the date of death.  An action for damages for personal injuries or death shall not be commenced until the expiration of thirty days after filing of the notice provided in this section.
(1978 Code Sec. 2-19.)