(Amended by Ordinance No. 177200, effective February 21, 2003.)
A. Preparation of Ballot Title and Resolution; Effective Date.
1. Prior to final Council action on a measure to be referred to the
electors, an elected City official shall submit a resolution and ballot title
to the Council Clerk for placement on the Council agenda. The ballot title may
be prepared by:
a. the City Attorney at the request of the Council or elected
b. the Council; or
c. an elected City official.
If the City Attorney is asked by the Council or an elected official to
prepare the ballot title and resolution, the ballot title and resolution shall
be transmitted to the Council or elected official within five business days of
the request, unless a longer time period is specified by the Council or
2. The ballot title shall comply with the requirements of Section
3. A measure shall be placed on the ballot if the Council enacts a
resolution directing that a measure be placed on the ballot.
4. A measure shall be considered referred under this section as of the
date the Council adopts the resolution directing placement of the measure on
B. Publication. Upon referral of the measure as
outlined in Section 2.04.120 A
., the Auditor shall publish in the next
available edition of a newspaper of general circulation in the City, a notice of
receipt of the ballot title, that an elector may file a petition for review of
the ballot title, and the date by which the appeal must be filed.
C. Legal Challenge to Ballot Title. A ballot title adopted by Council may
be challenged as provided by state law.