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""" (a) estimates of the expenditures and appropriations
(b) detailed estimates of the receipts of the City during the ensuing fiscal year,
(c) the expenditures and receipts of the City government during the last completed fiscal year;
(d) estimates of the expenditures and receipts of the City government during the fiscal year in progress;
(e) the amount of annual, permanent or other appropriations, including balances of appropriations for prior fiscal years, available for expenditure during the fiscal year in progress, as of June 30;
(f) balanced statements of:
(1) the condition of the Treasury at the end of the last completed fiscal year;
(2) the estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the fiscal year in progress; and
(3) the estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the ensuing fiscal year in case the financial proposals contained in the budget are adopted.
(g) all essential facts regarding the bonds, notes and other lawful obligations of the City;
(h) other financial statements and data necessary or desirable in order to make known in all practical detail the financial condition of the City government;
(i) an Unappropriated Balance, which shall be available for appropriations later in the ensuing fiscal year to meet contingencies as they arise; and
(j) a statement of resources of the Reserve Fund which shall be carried over to the next ensuing fiscal year to meet the cash requirements of the City for the portion of the next ensuing fiscal year prior to the receipt of taxes, or for appropriations to the Unappropriated Balance as provided in the Charter."""
"""(e) Exceptions. The restrictions of this section shall not apply to:

(1) Contracts involving consideration reasonably valued at less than an amount specified by ordinance.
(2) Contracts, as determined by the contracting authority, for the performance of professional, scientific, expert, technical, or other special services of a temporary and occasional character for which the contracting authority finds that competitive bidding is not practicable or advantageous.
(3) Contracts for the furnishing of articles covered by letters patent granted by the government of the United States.
(4) Contracts for leasing as lessee or purchasing real property when approved by majority vote of the Council.
(5) Contracts for repairs, alterations, work or improvements declared in writing by the contracting officer or board, or its designee, to be of urgent necessity for the preservation of life, health or property. The declaration shall give the reasons for the urgent necessity and must be approved by the Council or its designee. Approval may be conditioned upon compliance with one or more of the requirements of this section.
(6) Contracts entered into during time of war or national, state or local emergency declared in accordance with federal, state or local law, where the Council, by resolution adopted by two-thirds vote and approved by the Mayor, suspends any or all of the restrictions of this section or their applicability to specific boards, officers or employees.
(7) Contracts for equipment repairs or parts obtained from the manufacturer of the equipment or its exclusive agent.
(8) Contracts for cooperative arrangement with other governmental agencies for the utilization of the purchasing contracts and professional, scientific, expert or technical services contracts of those agencies and any implementing agreements, even though the contracts and implementing agreements were not entered into through a competitive bid process.
(9) New, long-term concession agreements with the existing merchants as of the Adoption Date of the Charter on Olvera Street negotiated by the City department responsible for administering the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.
(10) Subject to the requirements of Section 1022, contracts (including without limitation those, as determined by the contracting authority, for the performance of professional, scientific, expert, technical or other special services), where the contracting authority finds that the use of competitive bidding would be undesirable, impractical or impossible or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements."""
"""Members of the Board of Public Works shall devote their entire time to the duties of office. Subject to the Charter and applicable ordinances and law, the board shall have the power and duty to:

(a) set policy for and manage the Department of Public Works;
(b) establish procedures for the examination, consideration and preparation of requests for proposals or bids, and for the advertisement and establishment of the amount of the required bond, all as provided by Sections 370 through 378 and related ordinances, for any work or improvements;
(c) approve the award of contracts;
(d) fix the time when work shall be commenced and completed in accordance with applicable law;
(e) exercise the power of eminent domain, subject to Council authorization, and lease or purchase property on behalf of the City for the construction and maintenance of public works projects;
(f) exercise the powers and duties imposed by law or delegated by the Council relating to the award of contracts for work specified in Section 580 and the determination of benefits, damages and costs incident to a proposed change or improvement of any public place, right-of-way or property belonging to the City and the making and levying of assessments upon property to cover the damages and costs;
(g) conduct hearings and hear appeals as authorized by ordinance relating to the work of the department, including hearings pertaining to special assessments;
(h) on its own initiative or upon complaint, investigate departmental operations and acts of employees and report findings to the Director of Public Works, the Mayor and the Council;
(i) approve specifications for public works construction projects;
(j) accept completed public works projects, provided that the board may delegate to the Director of Public Works the authority to accept projects involving less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or such other amount prescribed by the board;
(k) make recommendations about short- and long-range public works plans and programs to the Mayor and Council; and
(l) annually present to the Council at its meeting in the second week of July, a report for the previous fiscal year stating the amount of proceeds from the sale of bonds, the purposes for which those proceeds have been expended, the amount expended, the balance in each bond fund and other information and suggestions as it deems appropriate.

The Board of Public Works shall have power to proceed with all such construction and maintenance, and to carry out any of the purposes herein mentioned from any funds under its control and available for such purposes; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge the power of the Council to order any work or improvements and to provide the manner of paying therefor, such work or improvement, however, to be done under the superintendence and control of the Board of Public Works."""
"""There shall be a chief administrative officer of the Department of Public Works, known as the Director of Public Works, who shall be appointed and removed as provided in Section 508. Instead of those powers and duties set forth in Section 509, the director shall have the power and duty to:
(a) enforce all orders, rules and regulations adopted by the board;
(b) administer contracts;
(c) supervise and manage construction and maintenance work authorized by the board;
(d) approve those public works contracts within the authority delegated to the Director by the board or by ordinance;
(e) grant street encroachment and other permits necessary for the temporary use of City rights-of-way;
(f) make recommendations to the board about short- and long-range public works plans and programs;
(g) oversee the functions of departmental accounting and management-employee services including any bureaus charged with performing those functions, and issue instructions to, appoint, discharge, suspend and transfer the employees that perform those functions, all subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter;
(h) recommend to the board prior to the beginning of each fiscal year an annual departmental budget covering the anticipated revenues and expenditures of the department, conforming so far as practicable to the forms and dates provided in Article III in relation to the general City budget; and
(i) file with the board and the Mayor a written report on the work of the department on a regular basis as requested by the Mayor or board."""
"""(b) Management, Professional, Scientific or Expert Services. In addition to those positions described in subsections (a), (c) and (d) of this section, up to 150 persons to provide management services or to render professional, scientific or expert services of an exceptional character to offices or departments including the Proprietary Departments. Appointments under this subsection shall be subject to the following:
(1) As to each position to be exempted under this subsection, and prior to the initiation of the selection process to fill the position, the Mayor shall forward to the Council a recommendation for an exempt position which sets forth the educational, experience and other professional requirements of the position and describes the circumstances presented by the department seeking the appointment that preclude filling the position through the civil service system. Within ten Council meeting days from receipt of the recommendation, the Council may by two-thirds vote disapprove the Mayor's recommendation for the exemption. If the Council does not act on the recommendation within the specified time period, the recommendation shall be deemed approved. When the position is vacated, the exemption shall terminate unless re-authorized in accordance with this subsection.
(2) No person may be employed under this subsection if he or she has served in an exempt position in the office of an elected City official in the prior two years unless he or she meets the professional experience requirements established for the position.
(3) Persons who have been exempted or who have been appointed to an exempt position prior to the effective date of this Charter, will retain their exemption. Exemptions under this subsection shall be prospective and shall be made only at the time of filling a vacant position.
(4) Council may, by ordinance adopted by two-thirds vote, increase the maximum number of exempt positions as provided in subsection (b) to no more than one percent (1%) of the regular authorized positions in the City workforce, provided that if the maximum number of exempt positions is increased pursuant to this subsection, the number of positions created by subsections (a) (4), (5) and (c) of this section shall be counted toward the maximum allowable exemptions. If Council provides for a maximum number of exemptions based on a percentage of the workforce, and a reduction in the workforce results in more filled exempt positions than permissible, each incumbent shall retain the exemption, but when vacated, such excess exemptions shall terminate."""
"""(a) Subject to the conditions set forth in this section, in all original examinations, the Board of Civil Service Commissioners shall, in addition to all other credits, give a credit of five percent of the total credits specified for an examination to all persons who receive a passing score on the examination and who have served in the armed forces of the United States during time of war or armed insurrection, or during any time when the United States is engaged in active military operations against any foreign power, whether or not war has been formally declared, or when the United States is assisting the United Nations in actions involving the use of armed forces to restore international peace and security (Military Service), if such persons are honorably discharged from active service even if they remain in the military reserve.
(b) The five percent (5%) credit shall be granted for a period of five years from the date of release from active Military Service of an eligible person or five years from the date the person becomes available for employment. A person shall be deemed unavailable for employment if the person is a student engaged in a training or educational process approved by the board or is hospitalized as a result of a service-connected injury or illness.
(c) A five percent (5%) credit for a period not to exceed five years shall be given to widows or widowers of persons killed while in Military Service. Such five-year period shall commence to run from the date the spouse is deceased.
(d) A five percent (5%) credit for a period not to exceed five years shall be given to spouses of persons who are unable to work because of disabilities resulting from Military Service. Such five-year period shall commence to run from the date the board determines that the person became unable to work.
(e) Notwithstanding any time limitations set forth in other parts of this section, the five percent (5%) credit shall be provided to all persons with disabilities resulting from Military Service without regard to the date of discharge. For purposes of this subsection, a person shall be deemed disabled if the disability is certified by the Veterans Administration or its successor agency."""
"""(a) Three Highest Whole Scores. The appointing authority of a department shall notify the board when one or more classified positions are to be filled. The general manager of the Personnel Department shall certify to the appointing authority the names and addresses of those eligibles having the three highest whole scores on the register for the class to which the positions belong. The appointing authority shall fill the positions from the names certified by the general manager within 60 days from the date of certification. Certified test scores shall be made public.
(b) Selective Certification. Upon request of the appointing authority and approval by the board, the general manager of the Personnel Department may establish a separate register of eligibles from among those eligibles having the three highest whole scores based on factors such as special skills, licenses, language proficiency and specialized training.
(c) Extra Certifications. If there are sufficient eligibles available, the general manager of the Personnel Department shall certify at least five names and addresses more than the number of positions to be filled. If there are less than five available eligibles more than the number of positions to be filled within a range of three whole scores, the general manager of the Personnel Department shall certify the names and addresses of all available eligibles within such additional number of whole scores as necessary to provide a minimum of five available eligibles more than the number of positions to be filled.
Where there are remaining on the eligible list less than five available eligibles more than the number of positions to be filled and the general manager of the Personnel Department finds that it is for the good of the civil service, the names of all available eligibles may be certified and appointments may be made from among those available eligibles.
(d) Certification Within Range of One or More Whole Scores. In consideration of the number of vacancies to be filled and the likely number of available eligibles within a range of three whole scores, the general manager of the Personnel Department may certify the names and addresses of all available eligibles within a range of one or more whole scores whenever a certification is requested by an appointing authority and there are at least five eligibles available within such range over and above the number of positions to be filled.
(e) Order of List. Whenever the general manager of the Personnel Department certifies the names and addresses of eligible candidates, the names shall be listed in the order of the whole scores achieved, except that within the range of each single whole score the names of eligibles shall be listed in random order.
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"""(a) Discharge or Suspension for Cause. Any board or officer having the power of appointment shall have the power to suspend or discharge any officer, member or employee of the office or department. No person in the classified civil service shall be discharged or suspended except for cause, which shall be stated in writing by the board or officer having the power to make such discharge or suspension.
(b) Statement of Cause. The written statement of cause shall be filed with the Board of Civil Service Commissioners, with certification that a copy has been served upon the person so discharged or suspended, in accordance with Section 1018. Upon filing with the board, the discharge or suspension shall take effect.
(c) Application for Hearing. Within five days of service of the written statement upon any person so discharged or suspended, the person shall file a written application with the board in order to require the board to hold a hearing to investigate the grounds for the discharge or suspension. In the event that the person does not file an application, the board may, but is not required to, within 15 days after the filing of the written statement with the board, determine to hold a hearing to investigate the grounds for the discharge or suspension.
(d) Reinstatement; Restoration. If, after investigation and hearing as required by law is held, the board finds, in writing, that the grounds stated for the discharge or suspension were insufficient or were not sustained, the board shall order the person to be reinstated or restored to duty. With the consent of the appointing authority, the board may also reduce the length of the suspension, or may substitute suspension for discharge, if the board makes a written finding that such action is warranted. The order of the board with respect to the discharge or suspension shall be promptly certified to the appointing board or officer, and shall be final and conclusive.
(e) Compensation. If the board orders reinstatement or restoration to duty of a person who has been discharged or suspended, the person shall be entitled to receive compensation from the City the same as if he or she had not been discharged or suspended by the appointing board or officer.
(f) Change of Disciplinary Review. The Council may, by ordinance, provide for an alternative system for impartial review of employee discipline as set forth in subsections (b) through (e) of this section, provided that such a system conforms with due process standards for a fair hearing, and provided there remains a process for review of employee discipline in which costs are borne by the City.
(g) Finality of Order of Suspension for Lack of Funds. The order of any appointing board or officer suspending any person because of lack of funds or lack of work in the department shall be final, and shall not be subject to review by the Board of Civil Service Commissioners.
(h) Applicability. The procedure for review of discipline set forth in this section shall not apply to:
(1) those members of the Police Department appointed under civil service rules and regulations and sworn in, as provided by law, to perform the duties of regular police officers who are subject to the provisions of Section 1070 of the Charter.
(2) those members of the Fire Department appointed under civil service rules and regulations to perform the duties of regular firefighters who are subject to the provisions of Section 1060 of the Charter.
(3) any suspension of five working days or less in any 12 month period for personal delinquency. The reasons stated in writing for any suspension shall be furnished to the suspended employee and promptly filed with the board. Any suspension which results in an employee having a total suspended time by reason of the exercise of authority under this subsection in excess of five working days in any 12 month period shall be subject to all of the provisions of this section.
Whenever it is claimed by any person that he or she has been unlawfully demoted, suspended, laid off or discharged, and that person has filed an application for a hearing as provided in Section 1016(c) and reinstatement or restoration to duty has been denied, the person may file a written claim for compensation and a demand for reinstatement. The claim and demand must be filed within 90 days from the date of the decision of the board following a hearing, or if no hearing is applied for, from the date on which it is claimed that the person was first illegally, wrongfully or invalidly demoted, laid off, suspended or discharged. The demand for reinstatement must be filed with the board and the claim for compensation must be filed with the City Clerk. Failure to file a demand for reinstatement with proof of filing with the board, within the time specified in this section, shall be a bar to any action to compel reinstatement. Proof of filing with the City Clerk of the claim for compensation within the time and in the manner specified shall be a condition precedent to any recovery of wages or salary claimed to be due on account of demotion, layoff, suspension or discharge. Except as provided in this section, claims for compensation shall conform to the requirements of Section 350.
Service of notice in accordance with this Article may be made by handing a copy to the person or by sending a copy by certified mail to the person's last known residence if, after due diligence, the person cannot be found."""
"""(a) Investigation. The board shall investigate the enforcement of the civil service provisions of this Article and the civil service rules. All officers of the City shall aid the board in all proper ways in carrying out the civil service provisions of this Article.
(b) Reprimand; Recommendation of Discharge or Suspension. Any person holding a position in the classified civil service who willfully violates any of the civil service provisions of this Article shall, after hearing by the board, be subject to reprimand by the board. The board shall have the right to recommend suspension, discharge, or in lieu of discharge, demotion of the person to the appointing power.
(c) Misdemeanors. The following conduct is a violation of this Article and shall be punishable as a misdemeanor:
(1) any oral or written false statement willfully made under oath in any application or document filed with the board, in any proceeding before the board, in any investigation conducted by or under the jurisdiction of the board, or in any proceeding arising under this Article.
(2) any conduct, whether done alone or in cooperation with others to defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in respect to his or her right of examination; to corruptly or falsely mark, grade, estimate, or report upon the examination of proper standing of any person examined under the civil service provisions, or aid in so doing; or to willfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects of any person for employment or promotion.
(3) direct or indirect payment or promise of payment of money or other valuable consideration to any person for appointment, proposed appointment, or promotion to a position in the classified civil service."""