A fund for capital outlays generally is hereby created to be known as the “Capital Outlays Fund”. The City Council may create, by ordinance, a special fund or funds for a special capital outlay purpose. The City Council may levy and collect taxes for capital outlays and may include in the annual tax levy a levy for such purposes, in which event it must apportion and appropriate to any such fund or funds the monies derived from such levy. It may not, in making such levy, exceed the maximum tax rate provided for in this Charter, unless authorized by the affirmative votes of a majority of the electors voting on the proposition at any election at which such question is submitted. The City Council may transfer to any such fund any unencumbered surplus funds remaining on hand in the City at any time.
Once created, such fund shall remain inviolate for the purpose for which it was created; if for capital outlays generally, then for any such purposes, and if for a special capital outlay, then for such purpose only, unless the use of such fund for some other purpose is authorized by the affirmative votes of a majority of the electors voting on such proposition at a general or special election at which such proposition is submitted.
If the purpose for which any special capital outlay fund has been created has been accomplished, the City Council may transfer any unexpended or unencumbered surplus remaining in such fund to the fund for capital outlays generally, established by this Charter.