2.36.060 – Financing

  1. It is the intent of the municipal council and declared to be the policy of the city that every effort shall be made to provide funds for disaster emergencies.
  2. It is the municipal council's intent that the first recourse shall be to funds regularly appropriated to the agency.  If the Mayor finds that the demands placed upon these funds in coping with a particular disaster are unreasonably great, and the governor has proclaimed a disaster affecting the city, he may make application for funds from the state disaster relief fund.  If monies available from the fund are insufficient, and if the Mayor finds that other sources of money to cope with the disaster are not available or are insufficient, he shall issue a call for an immediate session of the municipal council for the purpose of enacting Chapters as the council may deem necessary to transfer and expend monies appropriated for other purposes, or borrow monies from the United States government or other public or private sources.  If less than a quorum of the members of the council is capable of convening in session to enact such Chapters for the transfer, expenditure, or loan of such monies, the Mayor is authorized to carry out those decisions until such time as a quorum of the council can convene.
  3. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to limit the Mayor's authority to apply for, administer, and expend grants, gifts, or payments in aid of disaster prevention, preparedness, response, or recover.
(1994-M-26: § 1)