The Story Behind the Superstar page3
It was illegal for Jim
Smith to spend John Doe’s funeral deposit on gambling - or for that matter, on
anything else that is not connected to John Doe’s funeral.
John Doe’s deposit must be available when he dies. This is very
similar to Vallejo’s “restricted funds”.
The restricted funds were paid to the City for specific purposes and
can’t be spent on Fire Fighter raises, or anything else that does not meet the
requirement of the restricted purpose.
So when the fire
fighters are asking the City to spend reserves on their raises, they are asking
the City Manager and the City Council to break the law – it’s as simple as