ARTICLE IX. ELECTIONS.

Sec. 900. General Municipal Elections; Terms.

General municipal elections for the election of Mayor and Councilmembers and for such purposes as the City Council may describe shall be held in the City of Chula Vista on the same date in each election year as the California State primary elections.

Sec. 901. Special Municipal Elections.

All other municipal elections that may be held by authority of this Charter, or of any law, shall be known as special municipal elections.

Sec. 902. Procedure for Holding Elections.

Unless otherwise provided by ordinance hereafter enacted, all elections shall be held in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Code of the State of California, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended, for the holding of elections in general law cities so far as the same are not in conflict with this Charter. Said elections except for Councilmembers and Mayor may, at the discretion of the City Council, be conducted by means of a mailed ballot eliminating customary polling place operations.

Sec. 903. Initiative, Referendum and Recall.

There are hereby reserved to the electors of the City the powers of the initiative and referendum and of the recall of municipal elective officers. The provisions of the Elections Code of the State of California, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended governing the initiative and referendum and of the recall of municipal officers, shall apply to the use thereof in the City so far as such provisions of the Elections Code are not in conflict with this Charter.

Sec. 904. Regulations of Campaign Contributions.

It is the policy of the City to avoid the potential for undue or improper influence over elected officials resulting from excessive campaign contributions. In furtherance of that purpose, the City Council shall adopt reasonable regulations related to campaign contributions which shall be contained in the City Code.