(a) There is hereby created and established within the Treasury of the City of Los Angeles a special revenue fund to be known as the “Bureau of Engineering Equipment and Training Trust Fund,” hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the “Fund.”
(b) Except as provided in Chapter 16 herein, all monies received from special purpose surcharges by the Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 61.03 shall be placed in this Fund. Any appropriation by the Council or the Mayor for the purpose of providing equipment or training as set forth under (c) may also be deposited in this Fund.
(c) This Fund may be used by the Bureau of Engineering for the purchase of equipment to support Council designated work programs of this Bureau. These shall include, but not be limited to, office equipment, laboratory equipment, computer items, technical services, employee training, consulting services, specialized testing, construction of a testing laboratory or additional facilities as required, or other equipment as necessary. These additional facilities may include, but not be limited to, equipment lease payments, purchase payments, design, maintenance, and upgrading of existing programs in the Bureau of Engineering. This Fund may also be used by the Bureau of Engineering to repay cash advances received from any other fund established by the City. Unencumbered funds remaining in this Fund at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the Reserve Fund.
(d) The Department of Public Works Bureaus of Engineering and Accounting shall be responsible for maintaining the records relating to the Fund.
(e) All interest or other credits received into the Fund shall remain in the Fund.
(f) No expenditure may be made from this Fund without the prior approval of the City Engineer or a duly authorized representative.
(g) If any provision of this ordinance is found to be unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions of this ordinance which can be implemented without this invalid provision, and, to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared severable.
Added by Ord. No. 168,761, Eff. 6-25-93