(Added by Ordinance No. 177200, effective February 21, 2003.)
A. Preparation of Ballot Title and Resolution; Effective Date.
1. Prior to final Council action on an advisory question 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. An advisory question shall be placed on the ballot if the Council
enacts a resolution directing that a measure be placed on the ballot.
4. An advisory question shall be considered referred under this
Section as of the date the Council adopts the resolution directing placement
of the question on the ballot.
B. Publication. Upon referral of the measure as outlined in Section
2.04.125 A, the Auditor shall publish in the next available edition of a
newspaper of general circulation in the City, a notice of receipt of 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.