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A. When the City Council adopts a program or policy, it shall indicate how it expects that program or policy will be funded; e.g., which existing taxes or fees the Council expects to increase and by how much, or which current City programs or department expenditures the Council expects to reduce to fund the new program or policy. However, if the Council cannot reasonably identify a potential funding source, it shall so indicate.

B. As used in this section the term “program or policy with significant revenue implications” includes an ordinance or a resolution in which implementation may entail expenditures in any budget year in excess of one and one-half percent (1.5%) of the City’s annual General Fund budget, and which may require an increase to existing taxes or fees or an imposition of new taxes or fees.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to extraordinary expenditures in situations of, or necessitated by, public emergencies. (Ord. 3224, replaced, 07/18/2023)