(Amended by Ordinance No. 179258, effective June 17, 2005.)
A. The provisions of this title and the City Charter shall
prevail over any conflicting provisions of state law relating to the exercise of
initiative and referendum powers and matters subject to legislation by the
B. The procedures for nominating and electing city officers
shall be as provided by state law, the City Charter, and this title.
C. The campaign finance system and reporting requirements
for city candidates, political committee, and chief petitioners shall be as
provided by state law, the City Charter, and this title.
D. All elections for city officers shall be held at the same
time and place as elections for state and county officers in accordance with
state law, except in the case of a special election to fill a vacancy in office
or providing a runoff for two candidates nominated at a general election or
special nominating election.
E. Except as otherwise provided in the Charter or this
title, the Auditor shall maintain and preserve all documents related to an
election matter for the retention period prescribed by state law. The Auditor
shall retain nominating petitions and declarations of candidacy for six years
after the election.
F. An emergency ordinance shall not be subject to the
referendum process; however, the City Attorney shall be consulted by the Auditor
prior to refusal to accept a referendum petition.