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2.52.170 Referendum-Election

A. After final determination of petition sufficiency, to be made not less than thirty days after the petition is filed, the City Clerk shall present the petition to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled 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. Upon presentation to the City Council of such petition by the City Clerk, the ordinances shall be suspended from operation. The City Council shall upon presentation of the referendum petition immediately reconsider the ordinance. If upon reconsideration the ordinance is not repealed in its entirety by a majority of all members of the City Council, the City Council shall submit the same, without amendments or alteration, to a vote of the registered electors if the referred 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 initial 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. If a majority of the registered electors voting vote "FOR THE ORDINANCE", the ordinance shall be effective upon certification of the election results. If a majority of the registered electors voting vote "AGAINST THE ORDINANCE", the ordinance shall be repealed upon certification of the election results. (Ord. O-94-3 § 1 (part), 1994).