Other than for public projects, if the city council is not in session, or if there exists in the view of the purchasing agent an immediate need to do so, a purchase order, contract (including, but not limited to, a lease or license), change order or task order that otherwise would be submitted to the city council may be approved jointly by the city manager and the most senior available member of the city council, as executed by the purchasing agent. The city manager shall place the jointly executed document on the agenda for ratification at one of the next three regular city council meetings. Any document that is jointly approved in this way shall contain a provision that the authority to perform work under that document will automatically terminate on the date that ratification is denied, if it is.
(Ord. No. 2943, 3016)