City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 07
Chapter 07.09
Section 07.09.010

Title 07 Finance

Chapter 07.09 Intrafund Budget Transfers

Section 07.09.010 Permitted When
  1. Intrafund budget transfers may be made during the current fiscal year by order of the mayor, or in the library fund by the library director, or in the park fund by the director of parks and recreation; provided, however, that the following transfers shall not occur unless approved by an ordinance passed by the vote of one more than the majority of all members of the city council:
    1. The creation or abolishment of employee positions, except for:
      1. classified employee positions which are created or abolished solely for the purpose of downgrading a specific position in order to hire at a lower level of the classification; or
      1. progressive promotions, certification advancements or position reclassifications of classified employees governed by civil service rules or bargaining unit contracts.
    1. The decrease, revocation or recall of all or any portion of the total appropriations provided for any one fund.
    1. All transfers from a budgeted line-item to a defunded line item as adopted by the City Council.
    1. Transfers of budgeted personnel expenses to non-personnel expenses.  This does not apply to Library, Parks, Civil Service or other departments governed by a separately appointed Board or Commission.
    1. Transfers of budgeted personnel expenses from one department to another department within the same fund.
    1. Emergencies as specified in state law or City charter.
  1. Provided, further, that the following transfers shall be approved by ordinance passed by a majority of all members of the city council:
    1. Changes to the wages, hours and conditions of employment of appointive employees.
    1. Adjustments to the salary or compensation of City officers, assistants and employees.

Date Passed: Monday, January 25, 2021

Effective Date: Friday, March 12, 2021

ORD C35998 Section 1