Van De Kamp, 061584 CAAGO, AGO 84-302
|Docket Nº:||AGO 84-302|
|Case Date:||June 15, 1984|
"The commission shall have the following particular duties and responsibilities: "...................... "(d) Review and comment annually to the director on the proposed budget of expenditures from the fund. "(e) Review and approve all capital outlay expenditures from the fund proposed for inclusion in the budget. "......................"(Emphases added.) A portion of the monies in the continuously appropriated fund (§ 5090.61, subd. (a)) are allocated for grants to cities, counties, and districts (§ 5090.50) and for expenditure pursuant to cooperative agreements with federal agencies for joint undertakings (§ 5090.55). The inquiry presented is whether the commission is required to review and comment, or to review and approve, proposed expenditures for grants to cities, counties, and special districts and for cooperative agreements with federal agencies. Specifically, is a proposed expenditure from the fund subject to approval by the commission? We begin with the interpretive precept that the various parts of a statute must be harmonized and construed in the context of the statutory framework as a whole. (Evans v. City of Anaheim (1982) 133 Cal.App.3d 853, 856; 66 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 17, 23-24 (1983).) Section 5090.24, subdivision (d), supra, is unambiguous. The commission is required to comment to the director on the proposed budget of expenditures from the fund, in its entirety. This is an annual duty of the commission conjoining the...
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