Matter of: National Park Service Cable Television Subscription File: B-254295 Date: November 24, 1993
B-254295, Nov 24, 1993
The subscription is a permissible necessary expense because it would reduce employee time away from the office needed to attend local government proceedings and would assist in dealings with the other governmental entities which also operate the Park. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Park) is operated by the cooperative efforts of over 27 governmental and public entities. Since many of the cooperators are governed by boards. This service is available only through subscription to the local cable company. (Similar language is included in prior years' appropriation acts.). States one of the basic tenets on the use of appropriated funds: appropriated funds may be used only for purposes for which they were appropriated.