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File #: 2017-2116    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/9/2017 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/13/2017 Final action: 11/28/2017
Enactment date: 11/28/2017 Enactment #: 738
Effective date: 12/1/2017    
Title: Resolution authorizing City Council to approve intra-departmental transfers throughout the 2018 Fiscal Year
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak

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Resolution authorizing City Council to approve intra-departmental transfers throughout the 2018 Fiscal Year

 

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WHEREAS, The City of Pittsburgh has been transitioning to a new budgeting and financial system, which changed the process for purchasing and expenditure entries, and

WHEREAS, the Office of Management and Budget is continuing to work on clarifying and streamlining the purchasing process, which may lead to item numbers hitting different accounts than in prior years, and

WHEREAS, the Home Rule Charter Article 5, Section 507 states that “Council at all times may by resolution transfer funds from one code account to another if the total budget amount is not exceeded”, and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council legislative process has been updated to reflect the transition to the new financial system, and

 

WHEREAS, Council fulfills important fiscal oversight responsibilities.

 

 

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

 

 

Section 1.  City Council is hereby authorized to approve intra-departmental transfers between line items throughout the 2018 fiscal year. Such transfers shall be placed on the City Council Standing Committee agenda.

 

Section 2.  City Council will consider and vote on intra-departmental transfers.

 

Section 3.  City Council’s vote on intra-departmental shall be immediately effective.

 

Section 4.  This resolution shall expire December 31st, 2018.

 

Section 5.  “Intra-departmental transfer” is defined as a transfer within the same City administrative unit, as designated by the same organizational number within the JD Edwards financial system.  This resolution shall not authorize transfers between bureaus and/or offices within a department.