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File #: 2015-0476    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2015 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/23/2015
Enactment date: 12/4/2015 Enactment #: 18176
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to expenditure of moneys in excess of appropriations; amending Ordinance 17929, Section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.070; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18176.pdf, 2. 2015-0476 SR CIP amendment km plus lk.docx
Staff: Kaye, Lise
Drafter
Clerk 11/04/2015
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to expenditure of moneys in excess of appropriations; amending Ordinance 17929, Section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.070; and declaring an emergency.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. K.C.C. 4A.100.070.D.2.c. conveys contracting authority to the executive to expend funds beyond the adopted budget biennium if the contract is for a capital improvement project as authorized in a capital improvement program adopted by ordinance.
B. Proposed Ordinance 2015-0422 would adopt a six-year transportation capital improvement program as a planning document for 2016 through 2021.
C. K.C.C. 4A.100.070.D.2.c. could have the unintended consequence of authorizing an executive agency to contract for the full amount of a six-year capital project in the absence of an appropriation for that full amount.
D. If executive agencies contracted for the full amount of six-year capital projects in the absence of appropriations for the full amount for those projects, insufficient fiscal support of the county government could result. In the event of a shortfall in appropriation, the county could be facing an imbalanced capital budget. To correct for the imbalance, support of existing public institutions could be jeopardized since monies already appropriated to those institutions could be disappropriated to then be redirected to those capital projects with executed contracts that exceed their appropriation.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 17929, Section 20, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.070 are hereby amended to read as follows:
A.1. Any departments or agencies, except the council, with unanticipated expenditures shall submit to the executive a statement of unanticipated expenditures. The statement shall specify any request for supplemental appropriation by program, project, object of expenditure or any combination thereof. The executive shall review the requests in accordanc...

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