Any expenditures of the commission (exclusive of gifts) shall be within the amounts appropriated and set aside by the city council for the commission. Each member of the commission shall receive payment for their actual and necessary expenses and per diem in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each regular commission meeting attended and twenty dollars ($20.00) for each special meeting attended. No commission member may receive in excess of one thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300.00) during any fiscal year. The city council reserves the right to refuse to appropriate such expenditures or reduce them in any budget year. Whereby this expense payment schedule may be amended by resolution of the city council at any time. (Ord. 396, 7-24-2001)