Chapter 3.56

3.56.000    Chapter Contents


3.56.010    Definition.

3.56.020    City Manager authority.

3.56.030    Disposition of property.

3.56.040    Acknowledgement of donations.

3.56.050    Policies and procedure.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020).

3.56.010 Definition

As used in this chapter, the term “donation” refers to any money or property, real or personal, donated, devised or bequeathed, with or without restriction, to the City.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020; Ord. 5136 §1, 1990).

3.56.020 City Manager authority

With the exception of real property, the City Manager is authorized to accept donations up to $10,000 in value and to carry out any conditions thereof, if same is within the powers granted by law to the City. The City Manager may decline to accept a donation if such donation is not consistent with the policies, plans, goals or ordinances of the City or if acceptance of same is contrary to law. All donations of real property and donations in value of $10,000 or more shall be brought to City Council for authorization and approval by ordinance.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020; Ord. 5136 §2, 1990).

3.56.030 Disposition of property

The City Manager shall hold, use or dispose of any property donated in accordance with any terms and conditions of said donation. If the donation is without conditions, the City shall hold, use or dispose of the property in the manner deemed most appropriate under the laws, policies, goals and plans of the City; provided, that the City Manager shall refer to the City Council the matter of use or disposition of real property. Monetary donations shall be deposited in the appropriate fund to carry out the conditions thereof; and if said donations are given without conditions said funds shall be deposited in the General Fund to be appropriated pursuant to the budget process.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020; Ord. 5136 §3, 1990).

3.56.040 Acknowledgement of donations

The City Manager or their designee shall, for each donation, communicate an acknowledgement of acceptance on behalf of the City and express appropriate appreciation therefor.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020; Ord. 5136 §4, 1990).

3.56.050 Policies and procedure

The City Manager shall promulgate appropriate policies and procedures, with the recommendation of the various City departments, to encourage and facilitate the making of donations to the City.

(Ord. 7250 §3, 2020; Ord. 5136 §5, 1990).