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2.52.110 Initiative-Election

A. If the petition is found to be sufficient pursuant to Section 2.52.090, the City Clerk shall present the petition to the City Council at its next regular meeting. At that time, the City Clerk shall also determine whether the petition qualifies for a ballot issue election or a ballot question election and shall advise the City Council of such determination. Within thirty days after the petition is presented by the City Clerk, the City Council shall either adopt without alteration the initiated ordinance by a majority vote of all members of City Council, or submit the initiated ordinance to a vote of the registered electors. If the initiated ordinance is one which may be considered at a ballot question election, it shall be submitted at a special election held not less than thirty nor more than ninety days after the petition is presented to the City Council, or at a regular municipal election held within that ninety day period. If the initiated ordinance is one which may only be considered at a ballot issue election, it shall be submitted at the next ballot issue election held not less than ninety days after the petition is presented to the City Council.
B. The City Council, notwithstanding the above provisions, shall not act on any petition presented to it during the pendency of any protest or proceedings provided for in Sections 2.52.090 and 2.52.100, or any review thereof or appeal therefrom.
C. Alternative ordinances may be submitted at the same election, and if two or more conflicting ordinances are approved by the people, the one which receives the greatest number of affirmative votes shall be adopted in all particulars as to which there is a conflict.
D. If a majority of the registered electors voting vote "for" the ordinance, it shall be adopted and take effect upon certification of the election results, or at such later date as may be set forth in the initiated ordinance.
E. Notwithstanding the above provisions, the City Council shall not be deprived of the right to enact any ordinance, resolution, or other measure. (Ord. O-2004-21 § 6, 2004; Ord. O-94-3 § 1 (part), 1994).