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The Council may not make any operating appropriations in addition to those included in the annual operating budget ordinance except:
(a) To meet emergencies which could not be anticipated when the operating budget ordinance was passed;
(b) To pay the expenses of holding recall and special elections and elections on proposals to amend this charter;
(c) To pay such salary as the Civil Service Commission, pursuant to the provisions of this charter, may have awarded to a Managing Director whose dismissal by the Mayor the Commission found to be unwarranted;
(d) To pay the costs of council investigations and inquiries and the compensation of attorneys retained by the Council as authorized by this charter. 13
Unless paid for out of current revenues, all amounts appropriated under this section must be included as liabilities of the City in the next succeeding annual operating budget ordinance and except to meet emergencies, operating expenses shall neither be appropriated nor paid out of loan funds.
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Purposes: 1. Limitations are placed upon appropriations in addition to those contained in the annual operating budget in order to prevent the incurring of deficits. The exceptions listed are emergencies and other situations which may not have been foreseen at the time of the enactment of the annual operating budget. It is required that such appropriations be made up out of current revenues or taken care of by the next operating budget.
2. The limitation that operating expenses shall not be appropriated nor paid for out of loan funds ties in with the scheme of treating certain recurring capital expenditures as operating expenditures and preventing the use of capital funds for such purposes. Section 2-300(4).