Proposal 63 question: Should division (a) of Section 108 be amended to raise the small purchase exception to $50,000?

Proposal 64 question: Should division (a) of Section 108 be amended to allow the Council to increase the small purchase exception in the future by a two-thirds affirmative vote?

Proposed Language:

§ 108     Authorization of Contracts

(a) All contracts involving any expenditure in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) shall first be authorized and directed by ordinance of Council, provided that the Council may increase the expenditure limit contained in this section above fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) by passage of an ordinance receiving a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Council. Except as provided in divisions (b) and (c) of this section, when so authorized and directed, the director of the department involved shall make a written contract with the lowest and best bidder after advertisement once a week for two consecutive weeks in the City Record.