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If during the fiscal year the Municipal Administrator certifies that there are available for appropriation revenues in excess of those estimated in the budget, Council, by ordinance, may make supplemental appropriations for the year up to the amount of such excess.
To meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property, the public peace, or current operating expenses Council may make emergency appropriations. Such appropriations may be made by emergency ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.11 of this Charter.
If at any time during the fiscal year it appears probable to the Municipal Administrator that the revenues available will be insufficient to meet the amount appropriated, he shall report to Council without delay, indicating the estimated amount of the deficit, any remedial action taken by him, and his recommendations as to any other steps to be taken. Council 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 (1) or more appropriations.
At any time during the fiscal year the Municipal Administrator may transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation balance among programs within a department, office or agency and, upon written request by the Municipal Administrator, Council may, by ordinance, transfer all or part of any unencumbered appropriation balance from one (1) department, office or agency to another.
No appropriation for debt service may be reduced or transferred, and no appropriation may be reduced below any amount required by law to be appropriated or by more than the amount of the unencumbered balance thereof. The supplemental and emergency appropriations and reduction or transfer of appropriations authorized by this section may be made effective immediately upon adoption.