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1. Supplemental Appropriations. If during the fiscal year the City Manager certifies that there are available for appropriation sources of funds in excess of budgeted uses of funds, the Commission by resolution may make supplemental appropriations for the year up to the amount of such excess.
2. Emergency Appropriations. To meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace, the Commission may make emergency appropriations. To the extent that there are not available unappropriated revenues to meet such appropriations, the Commission may by such emergency ordinance authorize the issuance of emergency notes, and renewals of any fiscal year shall be paid not later than the last day of the fiscal year succeeding that in which the emergency appropriation was made. This provision supersedes any limitations on the issuance of debt that may be provided for elsewhere in this Charter.
3. Reduction of Appropriations. If at any time during the fiscal year it appears probable to the City Manager that the sources of funds available will be insufficient to meet the uses of funds appropriated, the City Manager shall report to the Commission without delay, indicating the estimated amount of the deficit, any remedial action taken and a recommendation as to any other steps to be taken. The Commission shall then take such further action as it deems necessary to prevent or minimize any deficit, and for that purpose it may by ordinance reduce one or more appropriations.
4. Transfer of Appropriations. At any time during the fiscal year the City Manager may transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation balance among programs within the same fund.
(Amendment approved by voters 9-1-87; amendment approved by voters 11-4-92; amendment approved by voters 1-31-12)