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Asked whether the request for the budget maneuver was appropriate, Mr. Umansky wrote, “This is a policy decision for the mayor and council,” adding that the funds either will be returned to the workers’ compensation fund or deposited as unrestricted funds into the city’s cash flow and reserve fund.

As for other restricted funds that were moved at the request of the mayor’s budget director, Mr. Umansky wrote, “The mayor is now proposing to put some of the dollars back into their previous agency funds. Council will agree or disagree.”