CHAPTER XXII. AMENDMENTS

1 Authority.

This charter, or any part or subdivision thereof, may be amended in the manner provided in the state constitution and this Charter:

1.    By initiative petition of the people as herein provided;

2.    By referral by affirmative vote of a majority of the Members of the City Council as herein provided;

3.    By referral by affirmative vote of all Members of the City Council as provided in Section 3 hereof.

(Election of 11-9-1971)

2 Limitations.

No amendment shall be effective until approved by a majority vote of the qualified electors voting thereon at a regular or special election.

(Election of 11-9-1971)

3 Ballot form; vote by descriptive title and condensed statement.

If approved by a unanimous vote of all Members of the City Council, the form of ballot for such charter amendment election may state the various propositions and questions thereof by descriptive title expressing the purpose of the amendment by a true and impartial statement that fairly represents the content of such amendment. No descriptive title shall contain more than one subject matter and each individual proposition or question shall be so separately stated that a vote for or against each may be expressed. Immediately following the descriptive title and statement shall be printed the words "Shall the amendment (stating the descriptive title) be adopted?" and immediately thereafter the words "Yes" and "No" shall be printed on separate lines with voting squares.

(Election of 11-9-1971)