City Code Section 2.04.090 states that Initiative petition signatures are due no later than four months before intended election date. In 2016, petitions will be due on these dates:
Intended for May 17, 2016 Primary Election
1st day to file prospective petition - January 21, 2014
Last day to file signatures - January 19, 2016
Intended for November 8, 2016 General Election
1st day to file prospective petition - July 7, 2014
Last day to file signatures - July 8, 2016
If petitioners fail to submit the required number of valid signatures by the signature deadline, their initiative petition will not be placed on the ballot.